Session No. 83
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center Room 303

T171. Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Promise, Progress, Pitfalls, and Path Forward

GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division

 

Bret W. Leslie and David Pickett, Advocates
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Start Time
 
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:15 PM
GEOLOGIC DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL: FINNISH PERSPECTIVE
AALTONEN, Ismo S., Development, Posiva Oy, Olkiluoto, Eurajoki FI-27160 Finland, ismo.aaltonen@posiva.fi
1:30 PM
NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY SITING IN THE U.S.:GEOSCIENCE, GEO-POLICY, AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS REPOSITORY SITING EXPERIENCE
SKIPPER, Kenneth J., U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area/Office of Groundwater, Denver Federal Center (USGS), 6th and Kipling Streets Building 25 MS 406, Lakewood, CO 80225, kskipper@usgs.gov
1:45 PM
EVALUATION OF GEOLOGIC OPTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE USING A GIS DATABASE
PERRY, Frank, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, EES-16, MS D452, Los Alamos, NM 87545, fperry@lanl.gov, DOBSON, Patrick F., Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, and KELLEY, Richard E., Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS D452, Los Alamos, NM 87545
2:00 PM
THE HYDROGEOLOGY OF SHALES AND THEIR EMERGING ROLE AS HOSTS FOR NUCLEAR WASTE
NEUZIL, C.E., U.S. Geological Survey, 431 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, ceneuzil@usgs.gov
2:15 PM
REFLECTIONS ON YUCCA MOUNTAIN: WHAT WERE THE KEY TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ISSUES?
EWING, R.C., Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, rodewing@umich.edu
 
2:30 PM
Discussion
 
2:45 PM
Break
3:00 PM
GEOLOGY AND SOCIETY:  THE ROLE AND LIMITATIONS OF GEOLOGY IN EPA SAFETY STANDARDS FOR DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL
FORINASH, Elizabeth1, PEAKE, R. Thomas2, and SCHULTHEISZ, Daniel1, (1) U.S. EPA, Radiation Protection Division, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Mail code 6608-J, Washington, DC 20460, forinash.betsy@epa.gov, (2) US Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 6608J, Washington, DC 22031
3:15 PM
THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT AND HUMAN INTRUSION
PEAKE, R. Thomas, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 6608J, Washington, DC 22031, peake.tom@epa.gov
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3:30 PM
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3:45 PM
HYDROUS MINERAL PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES
CAPORUSCIO, Florie A., CHESHIRE, Michael C., and BOUKHALFA, Hakim, Ees-14, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS-J966, Los Alamos, NM 87545, floriec@lanl.gov
4:00 PM
PREPARING FOR POTENTIAL CHANGES IN NATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL POLICY:  APPROACHES BY THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STAFF
GWO, Jin-Ping, MARKLEY, Christopher, FEDORS, Randall, AHN, Tae, COMPTON, Keith, RUBENSTONE, James, and GUTTMANN, Jack, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555, Jin-Ping.Gwo@nrc.gov
4:15 PM
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES SUPPORTING THE U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION'S GEOLOGIC DISPOSAL PROGRAM
PICKETT, David, MANEPALLY, Chandrika, SHUKLA, Pavan, HE, Xihua, GHOSH, Amitava, STOTHOFF, Stuart, and PENSADO, Osvaldo, Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238, dpickett@swri.org
4:30 PM
DEEP BOREHOLE DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL AND HIGH-LEVEL WASTE
LESLIE, Bret W., U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22201-3367, leslie@nwtrb.gov and ZOBACK, Mary Lou, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, 397 Panama Mall, 360 Mitchell Building, Stanford, CA 94305
 
4:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
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