Appendix B
Presentations to the Committee

OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, JUNE 13-15, 2007


Welcome, Gerald Boyd, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office; Steve McCracken, Assistant Manager for Environmental Management (EM)


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Overview, Jim Roberto, ORNL, Deputy Director for Science and Technology


ORNL Nuclear Facility History, Gordon Michaels, Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Engineering Sciences


EM Status/Central Campus Proposal, Dirk Van Hoesen, Manager, Environmental Management Programs


Exploratory Visualization Environment for Research in Science and Technology (EVEREST) Demonstration


Infrastructure/Capabilities Discussions, Mark Noakes, R&D staff member in the Robotics and Energetic Systems group of the ORNL Engineering Science and Technology Division


Wrap-Up and Closing Discussions, Dana Christensen, ORNL Associate Laboratory Director of the Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement



Below are the first 10 and last 10 pages of uncorrected machine-read text (when available) of this chapter, followed by the top 30 algorithmically extracted key phrases from the chapter as a whole.
Intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text on the opening pages of each chapter. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

Do not use for reproduction, copying, pasting, or reading; exclusively for search engines.

OCR for page 159
Appendix B Presentations to the Committee OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, JUNE 13-15, 2007 Welcome, Gerald Boyd, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office; Steve McCracken, Assistant Manager for Environmental Management (EM) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Overview, Jim Roberto, ORNL, Deputy Director for Science and Technology ORNL Nuclear Facility History, Gordon Michaels, Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Engineering Sciences EM Status/Central Campus Proposal, Dirk Van Hoesen, Manager, Environmental Management Programs Exploratory Visualization Environment for Research in Science and Technology (EVEREST) Demonstration Infrastructure/Capabilities Discussions, Mark Noakes, R&D staff member in the Robotics and Energetic Systems group of the ORNL Engineering Science and Technology Division Wrap-Up and Closing Discussions, Dana Christensen, ORNL Associate Laboratory Director of the Energy and Engineering Sciences Directorate 

OCR for page 159
0 APPENDIX B Tour of Y-12 National Security Complex: — Tour 1: Y-12 D&D Plans and Challenges, David Adler, Oak Ridge Office Environmental Program — Tour 2: Y-12 Subsurface Plans and Challenges, Elizabeth Phillips, Technology Development Program Manager Oak Ridge EM Science and Technology Plans and Challenges, Steve McCracken, Assistant Manager, EM ORNL Tour and Briefing, EM Sites: — Tour 1: Central Campus D&D Plans and Challenges and TRU Processing Facility, David Adler, Oak Ridge Office Environmental Program — Tour 2: Melton Valley Caps and Long-Term Monitoring, Bethel Valley Plumes, Core Hole 8, Elizabeth Phillips, Technology Development Program Manager East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) Site Tour: — Tour 1: ETTP Plans and Challenges (K-25, K-27, balance of plant), David Adler — Tour 2: ETTP Plans and Challenges (Statewide Record of Decision, Burial Grounds), Elizabeth Phillips Questions and Answers, Elizabeth Phillips and David Adler Guest Speaker at Dinner, Gerald Boyd, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office Open Session on June  EM’s Vision for the Technology Roadmap and How the Committee Can Help, Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Engineering and Technology, DOE-EM IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO, AUGUST 27-29, 2007 Welcome, Bill Leake, Assistant Manager for Contract & Government Furnished Services and Instructions (GFSI) Delivery Attendees Introduction, Jim Cooper, Team Lead, Remediation & Facilities Disposition Project Idaho Cleanup Project Overview Presentation, Bill Leake, Assistant Manager for Contract and GFSI Delivery

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B Idaho Nuclear Technology & Engineering Center (INTEC) Tank Farm Tank Closure Presentation and Video, Keith Lockie, Tank Farm Project Manager INTEC Calcine Storage and Plans Presentation, Jan Hagers, Calcine Project Manager Ground Water Remediation Actions Presentation, Mark Shaw, Ground Water Remediation Project Manager Test Area North (TAN)-607 Hot Shop Demolition Presentation, Mark Shaw, Ground Water Remediation Project Manager Spent Nuclear Fuel/Nuclear Materials (SNF/NM) Storage and Disposition Presentation, Katie Hain, Team Lead, Materials Disposition Project Meeting Wrap-Up and Discussion Tuesday’s Events, Jim Cooper, Team Lead, Remediation & Facilities Disposition Project Bus En Route to Site Areas with Presentations, Mark Arenaz, Federal Project Director, Waste Area Group-: — Subsurface Disposal Area — Accelerated Retrieval Project — Vacuum Extraction System — Waste Area Group-7 (WAG-7) Remediation Tour Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC): — Accelerated Retrieval Project — Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Sodium-Bearing Waste Project, Bill Owca, Project Manager, Advanced Fuel Cycle R&D Support Idaho Nuclear Technology & Engineering Center (INTEC) Tour: — CPP-666 (Flourinel Dissolution Process Facility) — CPP-603 (Fuel Receiving & Storage Facility) — CPP-659 (New Waste Calcine Facility) — Tank Farm Area — Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) TRU Waste Characteristics and Processing, Alan Jines, Project Manager, Remote Handled TRU Waste Disposition Project

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B Nuclear Energy (NE) Facilities Transfer/Beryllium Stabilization and Disposition Presentation, Ron Gill, Project Manager, Reactor Technology Complex INL Capabilities and Personnel, Linda McCoy, Lead Physical Scientist; Mike Connolly, Manager, Energy & Environment Tour Idaho National Laboratory Facilities RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2, 2007 Welcome and Introductions, David Brockman, Manager, DOE Richland Operations Office (RL); Shirley Olinger, Acting Manager, DOE Office of River Protection (ORP); Mike Weis, Manager, DOE Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO); Mike Kluse, Director, Pacific Norwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Hanford Operations Overview, Roy Gephart, PNNL (site layout, production-era role); John Morse, DOE (cleanup activities, work remaining) PNNL Overview (traditional support of Hanford operations, expertise, facilities), Mike Davis, PNNL; Terry Walton, PNNL Hanford HLW Program—Challenges to Cleanup (tank waste retrieval, analyses, processing), Jim Honeyman, CHM HILL; Rick Brouns/Walt Tamosaitis, Bechtel, Waste Treatment Plant (WTP); Tom Brouns, PNNL Groundwater Program—Challenges to Cleanup (hydrology overview, contaminant plumes, Vadose Zone Project, modeling, remediation), Mike Thompson, DOE-RL; Bruce Ford, Fluor Hanford (FH); Terri Stewart, PNNL Facility D&D—Challenges to Cleanup (reprocessing canyons, reactors, Pu Finishing Plant, K-Basins), Andy Schmidt, PNNL What Are Hanford’s Long-term Cleanup Challenges? Invited presentations from regulators and citizens Bus En Route to Site Areas with Presentations: — PNNL campus drive-by — HLW Tank Mock-up stop and visit

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B — 300 Area drive-by; on-bus presentation on Integrated Field Research Center, D&D, future use, hot cells — 618-10, 11 burial ground drive around; on-bus presentation on problems of high-level TRU waste retrieval near operating commercial nuclear power plant Waste Treatment Plant, Rick Brouns/Walt Tamosaitis, Bechtel-WTP — Hanford Cap stop — Tank Farm overview — Waste Encapsulation Facility Sr/Cs capsules drive-by with on-bus briefing — TRU retrieval areas drive-by — Resource Conservation and Recovery Act waste disposal facility drive-by Supplemental Tank Waste Processing — Bulk Vitrification, Larry Bagaasen, PNNL — Fractional Crystallization, DOE-ORP and CH2M HILL Group : Waste Processing and Facility D&D Facility D&D — Enter 200-W canyon with viewing station — Plutonium Finishing Plant drive-around and overlook Travel to PNNL (300 Area) En-route briefing on reactor D&D and cocooning Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) — Alumina Dissolution and Filtration — Pipeline Plugging — Ion Exchange Resins Travel to Applied Process Engineering Laboratory (APEL) — Drive by 336 building, large-scale mixing testing — Pulse Jet Mixers — Antifoam Agents and Gas Retention Travel to Process Development Laboratory West (PDL-W) — Pretreatment Engineering Platform — Glass Waste Form Optimization (poster) Travel to Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B Group : Subsurface, Soil, and Groundwater Soil and Groundwater Remediation — CCl4 plume remediation (200 W) — T-Farm Pump and Treat, Surface Barrier (200 W) — Gravel Pit that shows subsurface layers, presentation on Lysimeter facility En-route briefings on Cr plume remediation and Sr plume remediation Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) — Conceptual Models: Addressing Uncertainty and Incorporating Complexity — Translating Science to Technical Solution for In Situ Treatment of U in 300 Area — Tank Farm Vadose Zone Sample Characterization and Tc-99 Roadmap Project Travel to 331 past Integrated Subsurface Field Research Challenge (IFC) Site — IFC Goals and Objectives — Life-Cycle Monitoring — Aquatics and Mesocosm Labs Two groups reunite at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) — Science to Solution, Cs Migration—John Zachara, PNNL — Science to Solution, Underpinnings of Waste Chemistry—Andy Felmy, PNNL Open Session on November  Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management’s (DOE- EM) Needs for the Committee’s Interim and Final Reports: Content, Timing, and Impacts, Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Engineering and Technology, DOE-EM Science and Technology Challenges for Deep Groundwater Monitoring: Lessons Learned from the National Academies’ Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Groundwater Committee, Chris Murray, PNNL; Tony Knepp, YAHSGS Science and technology roundtable

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, JANUARY 8-10, 2008 Savannah River Site (SRS) Overview, Jeffrey Allison, Manager, Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR); Bill Spader, Deputy Manager for Cleanup, DOE-SR Liquid Waste Disposition Overview: Challenges and Issues, Terry Spears, Assistant Manager for Waste Disposition Project, DOE-SR Nuclear Materials Stabilization Overview: Challenges and Issues, Pat McGuire, Assistant Manager for Nuclear Material Stabilization Project, DOE-SR Area Completion Project Environmental Restoration/Deactivation and Decommissioning (ER/D&D) Overview: Challenges and Issues, Wade Whitaker, Acting Assistant Manager for Closure Project, DOE-SR Comments from regulators and other stakeholders SRS Tour Preparation and Discussion, Randy Clendenning, Senior Technical Safety Analyst, DOE-SR; John Marra, Associate Laboratory Director, Environmental and Chemical Process Technology, Savannah River National Laboratory, Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC) SRNL Overview & Capabilities to Support EM, John Marra, Associate Laboratory Director, WSRC SRNL Environmental Sciences & Biotechnology, Debra Moore-Shedrow, Director, Environmental Science and Biotechnology, Savannah River National Laboratory, WSRC Tour of Aiken County Technical Laboratory Facilities General Driving Tour A-Area: Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory M-Area: Drive through M Area; Discuss D&D Progress Highlight Dynamic Underground Stripping (DUS) Technology & Impact, Wade Whitaker, Acting Assistant Manager for Closure Project F-Area: F-Canyon D&D Activities

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B F-Area: Tank Farm & Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOx) Construction Site E-Area: Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities Phytoremediation Pond, Wade Whitaker, Acting Assistant Manager for Closure Project H-Area: H-Canyon/HB-Line, Tritium Facilities/Tritium Extraction Facility H-Area: H-Tank Farm, Actinide Removal Process Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction, Pat Suggs, Technical Development Lead Technology Development in the SRS Liquid Waste Mission, Neil Davis, Project Manager, WSRC Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) Overview, Steve Wilkerson, Manager, WSRC Continue General Driving Tour J-Area: Salt Waste Processing Facility Site Z-Area: Saltstone Facility P-Area: Operable Unit Ray Hannah, Project Manager for Area Completion Project N-Area: Chemical Metal Pesticide (CMP) Pits Karen Adams, Project Manager for Area Completion Project Open session on January 0 Review of the DOE-EM Engineering & Technology Roadmap and Multi- Year Program Plan, Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Engineering and Technology, DOE-EM Leveraging Opportunities with the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), John Marra, WSRC Science and technology roundtable WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 28-30, 2008 Welcome, Mark Gilbertson, Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Tech- nology, DOE-EM Elements of Successful Partnering, Michael Dalton, Guided Innovation, LLC

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B Successful Partnering in the Federal Environment, Kenneth Freese, Technol- ogy Transfer Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Federal Partnering with the Private Sector, Manuel Gonzalez, Chevron Energy Technology Company Federal Partnerships Under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Charles Wessner, Director of the National Research Council’s program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, National Research Council of the National Academies Achievements and Lessons from EM’s Focus Areas and the Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP), Gerald Boyd, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office Programs and Resources for Leveraging EM Engineering and Technology Development, Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Engineering and Technology, DOE-EM Panel Discussion on the Attributes of Successful Leveraging, Edwin Przybylowicz, Committee Chair, Session Moderator Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Programs for Science and Technology, Randall Wentsel, EPA Office of Research and Development U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) Programs for Science and Technology, Andrea Kock, Chief, Performance Assessment Branch, USNRC Research Coordination in the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Mike Kuperberg, Biological and Environmental Research– Environmental Remediation Sciences Division (BER-ERSD) Leveraged Programs for Site Remediation, Terry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Panel Discussion: Leveraging Core Capabilities and Infrastructure in the National Laboratories, Phil McGinnis, ORNL; Terry Walton, PNNL; John Marra, SRNL; Terry Hazen, LBNL International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Programs for Cooperation in Waste Management Technology, Horst Monken-Fernandes, Waste Management Technology, IAEA; via videoconference

OCR for page 159
 APPENDIX B Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Work and Perspective of the OECD/NEA, Hans Riotte, Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, NEA; Co-operative Programme on Decommissioning Projects, Jean-Guy Nokhamzon, NEA; via videoconference The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Brad Smith, Executive Director, SERDP Opportunities for Leveraging Resources with the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Andrew Griffith, Acting Director, Recycled Fuel Development, NE Opportunities to Leverage Other R&D Activities in Support of Yucca Mountain, Jeffrey Walker, Engineer, Disposal Operations Office, DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW) Department of Homeland Security–Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS-DNDO), William Hagan, Director, Transformational and Applied Research, DHS-DNDO Elements of a Successful Roadmap, Charles G. Scouten, Senior Associate, The Fusfeld Group