ExchangeMonitor’s First Annual Decommissioning Strategy Forum Discussed Industry Opportunities, Nuclear Decommissioning Strategies, and More

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More than 200 industry and government attendees gathered in Nashville, TN from June 7-8 for the 2018 Decommissioning Strategy Forum to explore the theme Cost Performance, Capital Investments, and Best Practices.

The 2018 Decommissioning Strategy Forum addressed the expanding nuclear decommissioning industry as hundreds of industry leaders convened in Tennessee last week for the first annual Forum. Representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, utilities, industry vendors, and more connected on pressing issues, including implementing new technologies, changing regulations and trust fund management.

Over a day and a half of sessions and networking opportunities, attendees received high-level strategic updates, key insights to government regulations, market opportunities, and more. Speaker highlights include Pamela B. Cowan, Vice President, Nuclear Generation, Nuclear Energy Institute, who discussed the policy, economic and climate implications of nuclear retirement.

In addition to Pamela B. Cowan, speakers included:

  • Frederic Bailly, Vice President, Reactor Decommissioning, Orano
  • Francis (Chip) Cameron, Public Outreach Manager, Enercon Federal Services
  • Larry Camper, USNRC Retired, Nuclear Safety Consultant, Talisman International LLC
  • David Carlson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Waste Control Specialists, LLC
  • Joseph E. Carignan, Principal, Carignan & Associates, LLC
  • James A. Hamilton, Principal, Stakeholder Capital Consulting
  • Jeff Hays, Senior Vice President, Commercial Decommissioning, EnergySolutions
  • J. Wesley Hines, PhD, Chairman, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • Patricia Holahan, Director, Division of Rulemaking, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Eric Howes, Director, Public & Government Affairs, Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company
  • James Joosten, President and Managing Director, CONNECT-USA, LLC
  • Jeff Kerridge, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Nuclear & Environment (N&E) Strategic Business Unit, AECOM
  • Tracey LeRoy, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy
  • Adam H. Levin, Principal, AHL Consulting
  • Matthew Marston, Senior Vice President, Operations, Executive Sponsor, SONGS Decommissioning Solutions, AECOM
  • John E. Matthews, Partner, Morgan & Lewis
  • Rod McCullum, Sr. Director Fuel and Decommissioning, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • J. Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Energy & Nuclear Business Sector, FLUOR
  • Mile Milisavljevic, Partner, US Deals Strategy Energy Sector Leader, PwC
  • Robert D. Quinn, P.E., Director, Global Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal, Decommissioning, Decontamination, Remediation & Waste Management, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Christopher Recchia, Principle, Energy and Environment Solutions, LLC
  • Richard Reid, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Michele Sampson, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • James Taylor, Principle Vice President and General Manager of Environmental, Bechtel Corporation

ExchangeMonitor editor-in-chief Chris Schneidmiller was front and center at the Decommissioning Strategy Forum covering sessions and interviewing speakers. Coverage included:

  • WCS-Orano Team on Verge of Refiling Spent Fuel Storage Application
  • SONGS Decommissioning Contractor Eyes 1Q 2019 State OK to Start Work
  • Nuclear Industry Mostly Satisfied by NRC Decommissioning Rulemaking Proposal
  • and more available in this week’s issue of RadWaste Monitor and Weapons Complex Monitor

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About ExchangeMonitor, a division of Access Intelligence, LLC
ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information on critical programs and policies. Areas of focus include: the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the cleanup of the nuclear legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War; the National Nuclear Security Administrative and the current U.S. nuclear weapons complex; and the commercial radioactive waste industry.

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