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Chapter: B LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

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Suggested Citation:"B LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES." National Research Council. 1996. Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4912.
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APPENDIX B
LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

Briefings

  • Department of Energy

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • General Electric Company

  • Electric Power Research Institute

  • Argonne National Laboratory

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Westinghouse Hanford Company

  • Yucca Mountain Project Office

Site Visits by Committee Members

  • Argonne National Laboratory

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Savannah River Site

  • Westinghouse Hanford Company

  • THORP, Sellafield, United Kingdom

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Japan

Meetings

  • International Workshop January 13-14, 1992, Washington, D.C.

  • Committee Meetings

    Meeting No. 1, October 10-11, 1991, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 2, January 15, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 3, April 9-10, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 4, June 25-26, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 5, August 18-20, 1992, Woods Hole, Mass.

    Meeting No. 6, October 6-7, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 7, December 14-15, 1992, Irvine, Calif.

Suggested Citation:"B LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES." National Research Council. 1996. Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4912.
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Meeting No. 8, April 14-15, 1993, Washington, D.C.

Meeting No. 9, August 4-5, 1993, Washington, D.C.

  • Subcommittee on Separations

    Meeting No. 1, November 12, 1991, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 2, January 13, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 3, February 10, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 4, April 4, 1992, San Francisco, Calif.

    Meeting No. 5, August 17, 1992, Woods Hole, Mass.

    Meeting No. 6, May 19, 1993, Richland, Wash.

  • Subcommittee on Transmutation

    Meeting No. 1, November 16, 1991, Berkeley, Calif.

    Meeting No. 2, December 6, 1991, Cambridge, Mass.

    Meeting No. 3, March 12-13, 1992, Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Meeting No. 4, April 21-22, 1992, Los Alamos, N.M.

    Meeting No. 5, July 16-17, 1992, Norwich, Vermont

    Meeting No. 6, August 17, 1992, Woods Hole, Mass.

    Meeting No. 7, November 1992, Berkeley, Calif.

    Meeting No. 8, March 8-9, 1993, Washington, D.C.

  • Subcommittee on Integration

    Meeting No. 1, December 9, 1991, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 2, January 15-16, 1992, Washington, D.C.

    Meeting No. 3, March 19-20, 1992, Washington, D.C.

Data Collection: Data on current international activities were collected through the international workshop held in January 13-14, 1992, through representatives of the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Japan, countries of the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), and the Commission of the European Communities.

Contacts with the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD/NEA were maintained for further data collection until the end of the STATs committee's study.

For current U.S. information, contributions were received from committee and subcommittee members and a wide selection of scientists and authorities concerned with the field, especially the proponents of the different separations and transmutation concepts. A general bibliography is attached as Appendix P. Personal contacts with a large number of people involved in separations and transmutation were started quite early and maintained until the end of the STATS committee's study.

Suggested Citation:"B LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES." National Research Council. 1996. Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4912.
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Suggested Citation:"B LIST OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE ACTIVITIES." National Research Council. 1996. Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4912.
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Disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production and power generation has caused public outcry and political consternation. Nuclear Wastes presents a critical review of some waste management and disposal alternatives to the current national policy of direct disposal of light water reactor spent fuel. The book offers clearcut conclusions for what the nation should do today and what solutions should be explored for tomorrow.

The committee examines the currently used "once-through" fuel cycle versus different alternatives of separations and transmutation technology systems, by which hazardous radionuclides are converted to nuclides that are either stable or radioactive with short half-lives. The volume provides detailed findings and conclusions about the status and feasibility of plutonium extraction and more advanced separations technologies, as well as three principal transmutation concepts for commercial reactor spent fuel.

The book discusses nuclear proliferation; the U.S. nuclear regulatory structure; issues of health, safety and transportation; the proposed sale of electrical energy as a means of paying for the transmutation system; and other key issues.

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