2023 Agenda

Monday, June 5th

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:00 pm

    Join Us for a Nevada National Security Site Tour!

    We have an exciting opportunity for attendees of the RadWaste Summit 2.0 to participate in a tour of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) on Monday, June 5, 2023 – a day before the start of the Summit. The NNSS conducts high-hazard operations, testing, and training in support of the NNSA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other agencies.

    Please make sure to arrive at the  JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort Hotel on Sunday, June 4, 2023 as the bus will leave the hotel at at 7:00 AM on Monday, June 5th and will return to the hotel by 5:00 PM.

    Transportation will be arranged to and from the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and the NNSS. The ticket price is $150 and is an additional fee to your registration.  The tour is limited to the first 45 registrants, so confirm your spot early! Unfortunately, no foreign nationals are eligible for this tour.  

    Points of interest during the tour include:

    • Mercury – the main base camp for the Test Site.
    • Frenchman Flat – , the location of the first atmospheric nuclear test, ABLE, on the NNSS in January 1951.
    • The Hazmat Spill Center – used by the chemical and petroleum industry, and government agencies to test spill dispersion, test sensors, mitigation and first-responder training procedures.
    • Area 5 – one of two disposal facilities in the Radioactive Waste Management Complex.
    • Control Point – the command post used for conducting nuclear tests.
    • News Nob – the viewpoint from which journalists and visiting dignitaries witnessed atmospheric tests. See photo above for the view.
    • Sedan Crater – which resulted from an experiment conducted as part of the Plowshare program that explored the peaceful uses of nuclear explosives.

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Tuesday, June 6th

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  1. 10:00 am — 1:00 pm

    Exhibitor Move In & Registration is Open

  2. 1:00 pm — 1:15 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  3. 1:15 pm — 2:00 pm

    Opening Session: Future of Waste Materials Management Collaboration

    This session will feature a roundtable discussion of the stakeholders in radioactive waste management in all of its forms and settings. This discussion features perspectives from the Department of Energy, commercial and regulatory representatives to create a collaborative approach to nuclear waste management

  4. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Federal/State/Local Regulatory Initiatives

  5. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

  6. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Nuclear Site Security

    This session will focus on the physical, cyber, policy and regulatory challenges making nuclear sites safe and secure. 

  7. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    Safety Initiatives

  8. 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception - A Taste of the Barrel Happy Hour

    We’re excited to offer a unique opportunity to explore The Honorable Distillery’s finest spirits. From smooth bourbons to flavorful gins, each spirit has its own distinct flavor profile that will leave you wanting more. Please join us in the exhibit hall for a truly unforgettable tasting experience paired with delicious foods.

Wednesday, June 7th

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Registration is Open & Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Transportation Efficiencies in a Post-COVID Environment

  3. 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    Radioactive Materials Sourcing

    Brokers work as an intermediary to generators and disposal sites. They act as a single point of contact for all waste management needs which can save the generators time, money, and the overhead processes required to independently manage disposal of their materials. Hear how brokers save time, money and overhead managing materials disposal for you.

  4. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Break

  5. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Community Relations and Tribal Perspectives

    In multiple states, partnering with local communities and tribal stakeholders has always been critical to achieving the mission.  This panel of experts will share their history, perspectives and approach to excellence in community relations.  They will discuss challenges and opportunities, such as consent based siting, that have emerged over the decades of partnership from the federal, contractor and stakeholder points of view.

  6. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    Networking Luncheon

  7. 1:00 pm — 2:15 pm

    Spent Fuel Management

  8. 2:15 pm — 2:45 pm


  9. 2:45 pm — 3:15 pm

    Networking Break

  10. 3:15 pm — 4:15 pm

    Innovations from the National Labs

  11. 4:15 pm — 5:15 pm

    Technology Showcase

    This panel will include demonstrations of how technologies and their application are changing and improving the way the nuclear industry, safely and effectively, performs high hazard work, aerial surveillance and cleanup missions.

  12. 5:15 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception - The RadWaste Fiesta

    Get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana at tonight’s networking reception hosted outside by the lodge. Enjoy listening to our mariachi band while you sip on a refreshing margarita and make new connections. Indulge in our deluxe nacho and fajita bar all while enjoying the festive atmosphere. Please join us for a fiesta like no other, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 8th

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 am — 9:30 am

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Initiatives; New Rules, New Updates

    This session will discuss the implications of new and updated rules from the NRC that govern waste classifications and management including Part 61, GTCC and TRU waste as well as updates to the decommissioning rules

  3. 9:45 am — 10:15 am

    Networking Break

  4. 10:15 am — 11:00 am

    Reopening Decommissioned Power Plants

    The key bridge to the next generation of nuclear is ensuring that operating plants continue through their full operational lives.  With a number of plants recently shuttered, the idea of bringing one of those back to life has been met with increased interest from both the Federal Government and State Leaders.  Come hear about the challenges and benefits from a regulatory, stakeholder, governmental, and logistical perspective of Holtec’s plan to repower the Palisades facility in Michigan and how that can help show the world that a plant can safely be resurrected. 

  5. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    What’s Next?

    It’s an exciting time to be active in the nuclear sector.  Hear from multiple voices driving innovation in power generation, storage and technology.

  6. 12:00 pm — 12:30 pm

    Conference Wrap Up

  7. 12:30 pm

    Conference Ends

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