NuClean Kickoff Workshop

A Center of Excellence for Nuclear Waste Safety & Remediation
November 7, 2013

Hosted by AIChE’s Center for Energy Initiatives and sponsored by CTOC, Nuclear Engineering Division, North American Mixing Forum and the Environmental Division, this workshop brought key stakeholders together to clarify and focus NuClean efforts on key information gaps and needs, and began to formulate a plan of action for NuClean implementation.

Speakers & Technical Program

Presentations from the workshop are posted below.  Background information and a summary of the discussion from the workshop can be found here.

Goals & Background

Establish NuClean as a nuclear waste management center of excellence to leverage chemical engineering expertise on nuclear waste management and engage with broader professional efforts on underlying multi-disciplinary public and technical community information, research, outreach and education needs. 

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Schedule & Featured Events

Highlights

Overview: Nuclear waste management - Technical, Political, Regulatory

Challenges regarding Commercial and Legacy Waste, including the state-of-the-art in technologies and organizations for responding to current nuclear waste processing, storage and remediation issues and the US Science Policy. David Kosson, Vanderbilt University, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of...

Assessment and Perception of Risks Associated with Nuclear Waste

Session focuses on how the public perceives these risks and need for communities to know about waste streams and their consequences Ed Jones, LLNL, Deputy Associate Program Leader for Risk Assessment, System Engineering, and Human Performance; Chris Whipple, Environ, Principal, Radioactive Waste...

Featured Speakers

David Kosson

David S. Kosson is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he has appointments as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones has been at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for 22 years, where his work has centered on the risk analysis, system engineering, and human performance of hazardous systems, including facilities, infrastructure, devices, and nuclear material management. He most recently headed the Risk and Response Management Program that focused on developing and applying capabilities to identify, analyze, and manage man-made and natural threats, hazards and risks to national security, energy systems, environment and health.

In nuclear materials management, Ed has worked with...

Marian Naranjo

Ms. Naranjo is Founder and Director of Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), a community-based organization located at Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, with attention focused on nuclear safety issues from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  She has been involved in environmental issues of concern for 20 years, as LANL is located within her pueblo’s ancestral homelands, a place that is Sacred to Pueblo People.  She is a mother of four and grandmother of seven, and life time traditional potter. She comes from the well-known Naranjo family of Santa Clara potters.

Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg studies environmental health. He is professor and director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment of Rutgers University; director of the U.S. DHS-funded Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk at Rutgers University; and associate dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.