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Engineered Barriers PAS Updates

05/22/13-DOE and NYSERDA provided updates on the Engineered Barriers PAS at the Quarterly Public Meeting.

02/27/13-DOE and NYSERDA provided updates on the Engineered Barriers PAS at the Quarterly Public Meeting.

11/14/12-DOE, NYSERDA, and ECS provided updates on the Engineered Barriers PAS at the Quarterly Public Meeting. The Engineered Barriers Working Group (EBWG) continues work on evaluation of study area and development of recommendations.

09/20/12-The Phase 1 Studies Engineered Barriers Working Group (EBWG) met with DOE and NYSERDA and toured the West Valley site. The EBWG updated agencies on their progress on Engineered Barriers Potential Area of Study (PAS).

07/12/12-DOE, NYSERDA, and ECS held a kick-off call to discuss the SME's scope of work (available on the website) and will aim for a mid-October delivery of recommendations, should the SME conclude they may facilitate interagency consensus.

06/13/12-DOE, NYSERDA, and ECS provided updates on the Engineered Barriers PAS at the Regulatory Roundtable Meeting.

05/23/12- DOE, NYSERDA, and ECS provided updates on the Engineered Barriers PAS at the Quarterly Public Meeting.

03/23/12– DOE and NYSERDA placed Announcement to Proceed with Five Additional PAS on DOE website.

03/12- DOE and NYSERDA discussed the prioritization and scheduling of the Phase 1 Studies PAS. DOE and NYSERDA grouped 5 separate PAS from the original list into 2 PAS:

• Exhumation

-Alternative approaches to, costs of, and risks associated with complete waste and tank exhumation

-Viability, cost, and benefit of partial exhumation of waste

-Exhumation uncertainties and benefit of pilot exhumation activities

• Engineered Barriers

-In-place closure containment technologies

-Engineered barrier performance

DOE and NYSERDA authorized ECS to start working on finding appropriate SME candidates for Exhumation and Engineered Barriers PAS.

Engineered Barriers Subject Matter Experts

Craig Benson PhD, P.E., DGE, NAE:Distinguished professor Dr. Craig Benson serves as the Director of Sustainability Research and Education and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Benson has conducted experimental and analytical research in geoenvironmental engineering for nearly three decades, with the primary focus in sustainable infrastructure, beneficial use of industrial byproducts, and environmental containment. His research includes laboratory studies, large-scale field experiments, and computer modeling. Dr. Benson has received several awards for his work.

Jay Beech, PhD, P.E.:Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering and a Registered Professional Engineer in New York and 20 other states; Over 25 years of experience in the design, permitting, and construction of liner systems, capping systems, and subsurface barriers; Principal-in-Charge for engineering services related to waste isolation and disposal systems at DOE's Fernald, Paducah, and Portsmouth Facilities; Engineer of Record for waste management projects at commercial nuclear sites in the US and internationally.

Ted Johnson:Hydraulic Engineer with over 33 years of NRC experience in regulations and policies. Provided technical support on hundreds of engineered barriers projects at NRC-licensed facilities including nuclear power plants, uranium mills, low-level waste facilities, Yucca Mountain high level waste repository, and decommissioning sites. Developed guidance for NRC facilities. Published numerous papers in nationally-recognized engineering journals.

Charles Shackelford, PhD, P.E.: Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University. Primary research emphasis on the compatibility, degradation, and performance of covers and barriers for hazardous waste management; Developed special laboratory testing methods for cover and barrier performance; Served as expert witness in these technical areas. Dr. Shackelford has published numerous papers and received several awards for his work. New York Nuclear Service Center.

David S. Kosson, PhD: Dr. Kosson has received BS, MS, and PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University. Dr. Kosson is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kosson is Director of the multi-university Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) involving research focused on management of nuclear and chemical wastes, including process development and contaminant mass transfer applied to groundwater, soil, sediment and waste systems. Dr. Kosson is currently conducting research in collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands on leaching of contaminants from wastes. Dr. Kosson has participated in many external technical reviews on nuclear waste processing for the Department of Energy, including a range of technology approaches for tank wastes at Hanford, Savannah River and Idaho sites.

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