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35th INMM Spent Fuel Seminar - 2020
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The Spent Fuel Seminar provides a forum for the exchange of the newest technical information related to all aspects of spent fuel management. Special sessions are arranged on safeguards, international and domestic management, packaging and transportation, information surety, inspections, containment and surveillance, measurement technology, nuclear processing and physical protection. 

January 28-30, 2020
35th INMM Spent Fuel Management Seminar
Sponsored by the INMM Packaging, Transportation and Disposition Technical Division in cooperation with the United States Nuclear Industry Council

Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making the 35th Spent Fuel Managememt Seminar such a success. Please check back at a later date for information on the 2021 Spent Fuel Management Seminar!



The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management presents the
35th Spent Fuel Management Seminar
In Partnership with the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council
January 28 - 30, 2020
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

0730 - 0830 Registration

0800 - 0805 Spent Fuel XXXIV Opening
 Bradley Loftin, Co-Chair of the INMM Spent Fuel Management Seminar

0805 - 0810 Welcoming Remarks

 Jeff England, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Chair, Packaging, Transportation, and Disposition Technical Division

0810 - 0815 il – Welcoming remarks and speaking in memoriam of David Blee, 1953-2019, former President, U.S. NIC

  Bud Albright, President, U.S Nuclear Industry Council



 Laurie Swami, President and CEO, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Canada

0930 - 1000 Break

1000 - 1130 Spent Fuel Political Landscape, Chair, Eric Knox, VP, Strategic Development, AECOM

1130 - 1300 Lunch

1300 - 1330 Recycling and Spent Fuel Management

 Dr. Yoon Il Chang, Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory

1330 - 1400 SPEAKER

1400 - 1430 Overview of Spent Fuel Management Programs

 Bret Leslie, Ph.D., Senior Professional Staff, Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

1430 - 1500 Break

1500 - 1630 International Perspectives and Program Updates

 Chair, Bret Leslie, NWTRB – with a special presentation on The Critical Role of Underground Research Laboratories in Geologic Disposal Programs to follow the panel

1700 - 1900 35th Spent Fuel Management Seminar Reception

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

0730 - 0830 Registration

0800 - 0805 Opening Remarks, Melanie Snyder, Co-Chair of the INMM Spent Fuel Management Seminar

0805 - 0900 Modeling and Testing of Spent Fuel for Storage/Transportation: Chair, John Kessler, Ph.D., President, J Kessler Associates LLC

0900 - 1015 PANEL: Utility Perspectives, Chair, Mark Richter, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager Decommissioning and Used Fuel, Nuclear Energy Institute

1015 - 1045 Break

1045 - 1200 PANEL: Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: A Business Model Study, Chair, Laurie Ford, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, US NIC

1200 - 1330 Lunch

1330 - 1400 Spent Fuel Management Activities at San Onofre,

1400 - 1530 PANEL: Spent Fuel Management Activities: Operator and Manufacturer Perspectives, Chair, Bradley Loftin, Nuclear Nonproliferation Project Specialist, Oak Ridge National Lab

1530 - 1600 Break

1600 - 1700 PANEL: Update on Private Spent Fuel Storage Solutions, Chair, Michael McMahon, VP, Consulting, NAC International

1700 Daily Adjourn

Thursday, January 30, 2020

0730 - 0830 Registration

0800 - 0830 Preparing for Nuclear Waste Transportation: Technical Issues that Need to Be Addressed in Preparing for a Nationwide Effort to Transport Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste,

0830 - 0900 Atlas Rail Car Update/Testing Schedule

• Patrick Schwab, PhD, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

0900 - 0930 Safety and Security During Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel
 Gerard Jackson, Security Specialist
0930 - 1000 Break

1000 - 1130 PANEL: Transportation of Spent Fuel, Ready by 2023?, - The Commercial Spent Fuel Transportation Option, Chair, Melanie Snyder, Program Manager, Western Interstate Energy Board

1130 - 1135 Closing Remarks and Seminar Adjourn, Melanie Snyder and Bradley Loftin, Co-Chairs, INMM Spent Fuel Management Seminar