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Managing nuclear wastes for the millennia
Date:12/17/2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. U.S. Courts have decreed that the federal government must come up with a system for managing nuclear wastes that will ensure the safety of the public and environment for one million years, a period that is 200 times the length of recorded history.

On Jan. 7-8, a symposium titled Uncertainty in Long-Term Planning Nuclear Waste Management, a Case Study will bring experts together from government, industry, academia and the environmental community on the Vanderbilt campus in order to identify potential paths for accomplishing this unprecedented goal and to evaluate their associated risks and uncertainties.

Speakers include:

  • E. William Colglazier, executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences;

  • John Ahearne, former assistant secretary of defense, deputy assistant secretary of energy and chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); B. John Garrick, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board;

  • Roger Kasperson of the EPAs Science Advisory Board and the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change of the U.S. National Research Council;

  • Arthur C. Upton, former director of the National Cancer Institute;

  • Tom Isaacs, director of planning and special studies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;

  • Richard Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and former chairman of the NRC;

  • Adam H. Levin, director of spent fuel and decommissioning for the Exelon Generation Company;

  • Atsuyuki Suzuki, chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan;

  • Claes Thegerstrm, president of the Swedish nuclear waste management company Svensk Krnbrnslehantering AB, SKB; and

  • Tom Cochran, nuclear program director of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The symposium, which is open to the public, is being held in honor of Frank L. Parker, Distinguished Professor of Environmen
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Contact: Laurie Parker
laurie.parker@vanderbilt.edu
615-830-2871
Vanderbilt University
Source:Eurekalert

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