ATTACHMENT B
STATEMENT OF TASK

COMMITTEE ON LONG-TERM RESEARCH NEEDS FOR DEACTIVATION AND DECOMMISSIONING AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SITES

The objective of this study is to provide recommendations to DOE’s EM Science Program on the development of a long-term basic research agenda that may lead to new technologies for the deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) of complex, highly contaminated facilities formerly used for the production of nuclear materials. The report will accomplish the following:

  • Identify significant D&D problems that cannot be addressed effectively with current technologies.

  • Recommend areas of research where the EM Science Program can make significant contributions to solving these problems and adding to scientific knowledge generally.

In recommending specific areas of research, the committee should take into account, where possible, the agendas of other D&D-related research programs.

The committee may also consider and make recommendations, as appropriate, on the processes by which (1) future research needs can be identified, and (2) successful research results can be applied to DOE’s D&D problems.



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ATTACHMENT B STATEMENT OF TASK COMMITTEE ON LONG-TERM RESEARCH NEEDS FOR DEACTIVATION AND DECOMMISSIONING AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SITES The objective of this study is to provide recommendations to DOE’s EM Science Program on the development of a long-term basic research agenda that may lead to new technologies for the deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) of complex, highly contaminated facilities formerly used for the production of nuclear materials. The report will accomplish the following: Identify significant D&D problems that cannot be addressed effectively with current technologies. Recommend areas of research where the EM Science Program can make significant contributions to solving these problems and adding to scientific knowledge generally. In recommending specific areas of research, the committee should take into account, where possible, the agendas of other D&D-related research programs. The committee may also consider and make recommendations, as appropriate, on the processes by which (1) future research needs can be identified, and (2) successful research results can be applied to DOE’s D&D problems.