E Presentations to the Committee

Washington, D.C., May 31-June 1, 2001

Overview of the Environmental Management Cleanup Mission and the Office of Science and Technology, Gerald Boyd, Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM)

Needs and Opportunities for Transuranic (TRU) and Mixed Waste Research, Mark Gilbertson, DOE-EM

The Role of the Office of Science in the Environmental Management Science Program, Roland Hirsch, DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research

TRU Waste Management, Douglas Tonkay, DOE-EM

EM’s Mixed Low-Level Waste Management Program, Helen Belencan, DOE-EM

TRU and Mixed Waste Focus Area Overview, Edward Rizkalla, DOE-EM

DOE Response to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Panel Report on Technological Alternatives to Incineration, Helen Belencan, DOE-EM

Idaho Falls, Idaho, August 6-7, 2001

Overview of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Lisa Green, DOE-Idaho



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Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy’s Transuranic and Mixed Wastes E Presentations to the Committee Washington, D.C., May 31-June 1, 2001 Overview of the Environmental Management Cleanup Mission and the Office of Science and Technology, Gerald Boyd, Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) Needs and Opportunities for Transuranic (TRU) and Mixed Waste Research, Mark Gilbertson, DOE-EM The Role of the Office of Science in the Environmental Management Science Program, Roland Hirsch, DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research TRU Waste Management, Douglas Tonkay, DOE-EM EM’s Mixed Low-Level Waste Management Program, Helen Belencan, DOE-EM TRU and Mixed Waste Focus Area Overview, Edward Rizkalla, DOE-EM DOE Response to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Panel Report on Technological Alternatives to Incineration, Helen Belencan, DOE-EM Idaho Falls, Idaho, August 6-7, 2001 Overview of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Lisa Green, DOE-Idaho

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Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy’s Transuranic and Mixed Wastes Characteristics of INEEL Stored TRU Waste, Tom Clements, Jr., INEEL TRU Waste Treatment and Disposal Plans, Tom Clements, Jr., INEEL Science and Technology for Characterizing, Treating, and Disposing of Mixed and TRU Waste, Michael Connolly, INEEL Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, Fred Hughes, BNFL, Inc. Waste Generator Services Mixed Waste Project, Jeffrey Mousseau, INEEL Oak Ridge, Tennessee, September 18-19, 2001 Oak Ridge TRU Waste Management, Gary Riner, DOE-Oak Ridge Mixed Low-Level Waste Program, Fred Heacker, Bechtel Jacobs Corp. Overview of Technology Demonstrations for Monitoring Emissions from the TSCA1 Incinerator, J. E. Dunn, Jr., IT Corp. Waste Issues from the Spallation Neutron Source, Frank Kornegay, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Aiken, South Carolina, September 20, 2001 Savannah River Site and Waste Management Operations, Jim Blankenhorn, Westinghouse Savannah River Company Development of a Microbial Process for Removal of Organic Constituents from PUREX2 Waste, Michael Heitkemp, Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) Testing Hydrogen Getters for TRUPACT-II Payload Expansion, Jon Duffey, SRTC Pu-238 Decontamination Demonstration—Silver II, Bob Pierce, SRTC 1   Toxic Substance Control Act. 2   Plutonium and Uranium Extraction.

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Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy’s Transuranic and Mixed Wastes PUREX Waste Alternative Treatment Evaluation, Marshall Looper, SRTC PUREX Waste Stabilization—Nochar and Imbiber Bead Polymers, Christine Langton, SRTC Pretreatment of Legacy PUREX Waste, Major Thompson, SRTC Carlsbad, New Mexico, December 5, 2001 National TRU Waste Program Vision for the Future, Inés Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Recent National Research Council Recommendations for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Roger Nelson, DOE-Carlsbad Optimization and TRU Technology Needs, Dave Moody, Los Alamos National Laboratory-Carlsbad Operations Treatment of TRU Waste, Robert Behrens, Los Alamos National Laboratory-Carlsbad Operations Richland, Washington, February 12, 2002 Hanford Waste Management Program, Dale McKenney, Fluor Hanford Plans for Treating Remote-Handled TRU Waste at T-Plant, Bob Barmettlor, Fluor Hanford Hanford Mixed Low-Level and TRU Waste Management Needs, Kevin Leary, DOE-Richland, and Wayne Ross, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Large Contaminated Equipment Project, Betty Carteret, PNNL Nondestructive Waste Assay, Tony Peurrung, PNNL Research and Development for a Remotely Operated, Multipurpose Robotic Vehicle, Kevin Leary, DOE-RL

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Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy’s Transuranic and Mixed Wastes In addition to the above presentations, the committee participated in informative roundtable discussions with site research scientists, as follows: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 19, 2001 Savannah River Technology Center, September 20, 2001 Los Alamos National Laboratory, December 6, 2001 Sandia National Laboratory, December 6, 2001 The committee also heard presentations by citizen groups at INEEL, the Oak Ridge Reservation, and the Savannah River Site.