Appendix A

Symposium Agenda

Russian-American Symposium on the Conversion of
Research Reactors to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel

6–10 June, 2011
Moscow
RAS Presidium
Presidential Hall
(Leniniskii Road, 32a, 2nd Floor)

June 8, Wednesday

SESSION 1: WELCOME, PURPOSES, AND TASKS OF SYMPOSIUM

10:00 Welcome and opening remarks Academician N. Laverov, co-chair of symposium (Russian Academy of Sciences)
 
10:10 Welcome from Rosatom S.V. Kiriyenko (Rosatom)
 
10:25 Welcome from Russian Federation Ministries of Formation and Science S.N. Mazurenko (Ministries of Formation and Science)
 
10:40 Tasks and purpose of symposium R. Meserve, co-chair of symposium (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)

COFFEE BREAK (11:00 – 11:20)



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Appendix A Symposium Agenda Russian-American Symposium on the Conversion of Research Reactors to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel 6–10 June, 2011 Moscow RAS Presidium Presidential Hall (Leniniskii Road, 32a, 2nd Floor) June 8, Wednesday SESSION 1: WELCOME, PURPOSES, AND TASKS OF SYMPOSIUM Welcome and opening remarks 10:00 Academician N. Laverov, co-chair of symposium (Russian Academy of Sciences) Welcome from Rosatom 10:10 S.V. Kiriyenko (Rosatom) Welcome from Russian Federation Ministries of Formation and 10:25 Science S.N. Mazurenko (Ministries of Formation and Science) Tasks and purpose of symposium 10:40 R. Meserve, co-chair of symposium (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA) COFFEE BREAK (11:00 – 11:20) 103

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104 APPENDIX A Keynote briefing: Non-proliferation and the reduction of 11:20 commercial traffic in HEU P. Adelfang (International Atomic Energy Agency) Types, purposes, and conversion potential of Russian origin 12:00 research reactors Yu.G. Dragunov (NIKIET) Challenges associated with converting reactors to low enriched 12:30 fuel: History and prospects N.V. Arkhangelsky (Rosatom) LUNCH (1:00 – 2:30 pm) Welcome from U.S. Department of Energy 2:30 T. D’Agostino (U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration) Types, purposes, and conversion potential of U.S. origin research 2:40 reactors J. Roglans (Argonne National Laboratory) SESSION 2: OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH CONVERSION AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS Panel 2.1: Technical challenges associated with conversion and potential solutions LEU fuel design for research reactors 3:00 D. Wachs (Idaho National Laboratory) Reduced enrichment in research reactors: Current status and 3:20 prospects Yu.S. Cherepnin (NIKIET) Core modifications (U.S. viewpoint) 3:40 J. Stevens (Argonne National Laboratory) Core modifications (Russian viewpoint) 4:00 I.T. Tetiyakov (NIKIET) COFFEE BREAK (4:20 – 4:40)

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105 APPENDIX A Maintaining performance and missions (U.S. viewpoint) 4:40 J. Roglans (Argonne National Laboratory) Maintaining performance and missions (Russian viewpoint) 5:00 A.L. Petelin (NIIAR) Discussion and question and answer period 5:20 Led by J. Snelgrove, Committee member 6:00 Closing remarks June 9, Thursday SESSION 2: OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH CONVERSION AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, CONTINUED Panel 2.2: Other technical challenges associated with conversion Ageing and obsolescence of research reactors 10:00 H.-J. Roegler (Siemens, ret.) Ageing and obsolescence of research reactors 10:15 E.P. Ryazantsev (Kurchatov Institute) Regulatory challenges (U.S. viewpoint) 10:30 A. Adams (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Regulatory challenges (Russian viewpoint) 10:45 V.S. Bezzubtsev (ROSTEXNADZOR) Challenges posed by research reactors that cannot be converted 11:00 (U.S. viewpoint) J. Chamberlin (U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration) Challenges posed by research reactors that cannot be converted 11:15 (Russian viewpoint) A.V. Zrodnikov (Institute for Physics and Power Engineering) COFFEE BREAK (11:30 – 11:50)

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106 APPENDIX A Discussion and question and answer period 11:50 Led by V. Ivanov, Committee Member Panel 2.3: How challenges associated with previously converted reactors were overcome Experience with solutions to conversion challenges (U.S. 12:20 viewpoint) J. Matos (Argonne National Laboratory) Experience with solutions to conversion challenges (Russian 12:40 viewpoint) Yu.S. Cherepnin (NIKIET) LUNCH (1:00 – 2:30) Discussion and question and answer period 2:30 Led by R. Bari, (Brookhaven National Laboratory; consultant to the committee) SESSION 3: TECHNICAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH CONVERSION OF SPECIFIC U.S. AND RUSSIAN REACTORS (CASE STUDIES) Panel 3.1: Converting two U.S. reactors Challenges associated with the conversion of American reactor 3:00 MITR T. Newton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Challenges associated with the conversion of American reactor 3:20 HFIR D. Cook (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Discussion and question and answer period 3:40 Led by R. Meserve, U.S. Chair COFFEE BREAK (4:00 – 4:20) Panel 3.2: Converting two Russian reactors of the six intended for conversion under the recent U.S.-Russian agreement

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107 APPENDIX A Concrete challenges and solutions 4:20 V.A. Starkov (NIIAR) Classification of reactors according to type of decided tasks 4:40 V.A. Pavshuk (Kurchatov Institute) Discussion and question and answer period 5:00 Led by N. Laverov, R.F. Chair Panel 3.3: Converting training research reactors Conversion of the U.S. training research reactors 5:20 P. Wilson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Problems with conversion of reactor IR-8 5:40 V.A. Nasonov (Kurchatov Institute) Challenges associated with converting training research reactor 6:00 MIFI E.F. Kruchkov (MEPhI) Challenges associated with converting training research reactor 6:20 TPU (Tomsk) Yu.A. Tzibulnikov (TPU) Discussion and question and answer period 6:40 Led by A. Zrodnikov, Committee member June 10, Friday SESSION 4: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONVERSION Estimation of the risks of the propagation of fissionable elements 10:00 with the operation of the research reactors A.N. Chebeskov (Institute for Physics and Power Engineering) Estimation of risk for research reactors 10:20 B. Bari (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Desires of reactor users and the future tasks that cannot be 10:40 solved today on the existing types of the research reactors A.V. Zrodnikov (Institute for Physics and Power Engineering)

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108 APPENDIX A Design and engineering of future LEU fuel for research reactors: 11:00 Application to Jules Horowitz Reactor project P. Lemoine (Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique, France) Types and designs of future LEU research reactors 11:20 R.P. Kuatbekov (NIKIET) COFFEE BREAK (11:40 – 12:00) Discussion and question and answer period 12:00 Led by B. Myasoedov, Committee member Discussion of the actions which Russian and U.S. organizations 12:20 could undertake for the realization of the conversion of research reactors Summary of symposium results 12:50 R. Meserve, U.S. Chair N. Laverov, R.F. Chair Adjourn symposium 1:10