LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded topical meeting on Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization (DD&R 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “DD&R 2012 is the premiere forum to discuss the social, regulatory, scientific, and technical aspects of decontamination, decommissioning, reutilization, and waste management,” said Loewen.
DD&R 2012 promotes the development and sharing of best practices associated with the optimal management of decommissioning, decontamination, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear and formerly nuclear installations, materials, facilities and sites for the betterment of society. The embedded topical features three focused meeting tracks: Project, Technology and Regulatory / Lessons Learned.
The Opening Plenary for DD&R is on Tuesday, June 26, and features five speakers:
--Bruce Watson, Branch Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
--Christine Gelles, Director, Office of Disposal Operations, Department of Energy
--John Mathews, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
--Jorg Michels, EnBW Kernkraft GmbH
--Val Christensen, President and CEO, EnergySolutions, Inc.
DD&R 2012 is sponsored by the ANS Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Professional Division. Pat Daly of Zion Solutions is the General Chair, and Sue Aggarwal of NMNT Interactional Inc. is the Technical Program Chair. James J. Byrne of Byrne & Associates, LLC, serves as Assistant Technical Program Chair.
For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.new.ans.org/meetings/c_1.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,600 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences. They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.