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Reset of U.S. Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policy

Date and Time

February 17, 2015 8:30 AM - February 18, 2015 4:45 PM



RSVP required by 5PM February 12.


CISAC Central Conference Room
Encina Hall, 2nd Floor
616 Serra St
Stanford, CA 94305

The United States’ strategy for the storage and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste is at a stalemate: spent nuclear fuel accumulates at nuclear power plants, yet there is no long-term, national strategy for spent fuel management and disposal. A federal commission emphasized the urgency of finding a geologic repository, but work on the proposed site -- Yucca Mountain – has stopped and its fate is unclear.  The political impasse has overwhelmed meaningful discussion of technical, risk management and other policy questions.  


To inform efforts to reset the U.S. nuclear waste program, CISAC, with the support of FSI and the Precourt Institute for Energy, has convened a group of international experts to examine nuclear waste management strategies with fresh eyes. 


Speakers include: 

  • Sally Benson – Precourt Institute and Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • Peter Davies – Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Programs, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Saida Laârouchi Engström – Strategy and Program, SKB, Sweden
  • Rod Ewing – CISAC and School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • Bernd Grambow – Ecole des Mines de Nantes and SUBATECH Laboratory, France
  • Daniel Metlay – U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
  • Mark Peters –Energy & Global Security Directorate, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Christophe Poinssot - French Atomic and Alternatives Energy Commission and the National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Chris Whipple – ENVIRON

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