Appendix C
Information-Gathering Meetings

Below is a list of presentations the committee received during information gathering meetings. These were open to the public and included opportunities for public comment.

C.1 MEETING 1: SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2003, WASHINGTON, D.C.

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM), study sponsor, Patrice Bubar, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Integration and Disposition

  • DOE-EM Corporate Project on Risk-Based End States, David Geiser, Director, Office of Long-Term Stewardship

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Risk in EPA Regulations, Betsy Forinash, Office of Radiation

  • HLW and TRU Issues at Hanford: How We Got Where We Are Today (videoconference), Roy Gephart, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory



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Risk and Decisions: About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste Appendix C Information-Gathering Meetings Below is a list of presentations the committee received during information gathering meetings. These were open to the public and included opportunities for public comment. C.1 MEETING 1: SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2003, WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM), study sponsor, Patrice Bubar, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Integration and Disposition DOE-EM Corporate Project on Risk-Based End States, David Geiser, Director, Office of Long-Term Stewardship U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Risk in EPA Regulations, Betsy Forinash, Office of Radiation HLW and TRU Issues at Hanford: How We Got Where We Are Today (videoconference), Roy Gephart, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Risk and Decisions: About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste C.2 MEETING 2: DECEMBER 2-4, 2003, IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY (INEEL), IDAHO FALLS, ID Tour of Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center and Radioactive Waste Management Complex Welcome to Idaho Falls and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Lisa Green, U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) Overview of INEEL, Discussion of Types and Locations of INEEL Waste Streams, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID INEEL Risk-Based End State Project, Bill Leake, DOE-ID High-Level Waste (HLW) and Sodium Bearing Waste (SBW) Discussion Overview of Waste Streams, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID Treatment and Disposal of SBW, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID; Arlin Olson, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (LMITC); and Baird McNaught, Bechtel B&W Idaho, LLC (BBWI) Treatment and Disposal Options for Calcine HLW, Greg Duggan, DOE-ID Discussion of Risks, Costs, and Schedules for SBW, and Calcine Treatment, and Disposal, Richard Kimmel, DOE-ID HLW Tank Closure Planning, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID Transuranic (TRU) Waste Discussion Origin of TRU Waste Located at INEEL, Jerry Wells, DOE-ID Buried Waste, Jeff Perry, DOE-ID Stored Remote Handled-TRU Waste, Tom Clements BBWI TRU Waste Management Stored Contact-Handled TRU Waste, Brian Edgerton, DOE-ID Regulatory Perspectives, Kathleen Trever, INEEL Oversight Board, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Rick Poeten, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

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Risk and Decisions: About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste Discussion of Environmental Management Corporate HLW Risk Reduction Project, Joel Case, DOE-ID, HLW Project Manager (by telephone) C.3 MEETING 3: JANUARY 27-29, 2004, SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AUGUSTA, GA Tour of LLW Disposal Area, TRU Waste Area, F Tank Farm, H Tank Farm, Defense Waste Processing Facility, Glass Waste Storage Building, and Saltstone Facility Accelerating EM Cleanup at SRS, Doug Hintze, DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) Waste Disposition Program at SRS, Doug Hintze, DOE-SR Low Level Waste, Elmer Wilhite, Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) Transuranic Waste, W.T. “Sonny” Goldston, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) High-Level Waste, Joe Carter, WSRC Progress on the risk-based end-state vision, Tony Polk, DOE-SR Incorporating Risk in DOE’s Cleanup Decisions, Chuck Powers, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP II) Regulatory Issues Panel Discussion, David Wilson, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-DHEC), Ben Rusche, South Carolina Governor Advisory Board, and Jon Richards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Considerations in Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Determinations, David Esh and Anna Bradford, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission C.4 MEETING 4: MARCH 9-11, 2004, HANFORD SITE, RICHLAND, WA Overview of Hanford, Keith Klein, Manager, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) Types of Risk at Hanford: Groundwater, Subsurface, Surface John Morse, Senior Technical Advisor for Groundwater, DOE-RL

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Risk and Decisions: About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste Impacts of Residual Radioactive Waste on Hanford Groundwater, Mike Thompson, Physical Scientist, Groundwater Project, DOE-RL How We Assess Risk System Assessment Capability, Composite Risk Modeling, Doug Hildebrand, Environmental Scientist, Waste Operations Team, DOE-RL, Charles Kincaid, Scientist Level Five, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory How We Use Risk in Decision Making (How does Hanford determine what lower hazard wastes to leave in place based on risk) John Morse, Senior Geotechnical Environmental Advisory, DOE-RL Looking at Risk to People and Natural Resources over the Long Term, Russell Jim, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Overview of Tank Waste Remediation, Steve Wiegman, Senior Technical Advisor, DOE, Office of River Protection (ORP) Discussion of Risk-Based End State (RBES) Strategies for the Hanford Tank Farms, Bob Popielarczyk, Director, and Tony Knepp, River Protection Project Integration, CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. Hanford’s RBES Vision, Shirley Olinger, Assistant Manager for Safety and Engineering, DOE-RL Remarks from Entities with Consultation or Regulatory Status, Stuart Harris, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Gabriel Bohnee, Nez Perce Tribe; John Price and Suzanne Dahl, Washington State Department of Ecology; Nick Ceto, Hanford Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10; and Dirk Dunning, Nuclear Safety Division, Oregon Department of Energy Discussion of How Risk Factors into Planning for the U Plant Waste Sites, John Price and Suzanne Dahl, Washington State Department of Ecology; Nick Ceto, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10; and Dirk Dunning, Oregon Department of Energy C.5 MEETING 5: MAY 19-21, 2004, WASHINGTON, D.C. What Would Be Useful to DOE in the Committee’s Final Report?, Gene Schmitt, Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM)

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Risk and Decisions: About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste Current Status and Understanding of Risk-Based End States Project, John Lehr, DOE-EM Risk in Decision Making for a Model Comprehensive Environmental Response Record of Decision, CERCLA ROD: MacKenzie Chemical Works Superfund Site in Central Islip, Suffolk County, New York, Charles Nace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2

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