Preserving the past, preparing for the future: A broad perspective on long-term stewardship

Preliminary Agenda

Monday, August 20, 2018

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Optional Tour (availability is limited to 40 participants)
Participants will visit the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site, where they will have the chance to see and learn about the following: cell operations and receiving area, decontamination area, Enhanced Cover Assessment Project (ECAP), and the disposal cell itself.

Shuttles will pick up at the Two Rivers Convention Center.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

7:30 a.m. Registration opens

8:00 a.m. “Welcome to the 2018 Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Conference”
Carmelo Melendez, director of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM)

8:30 a.m. “Welcome to the City of Grand Junction”
Barbara Traylor Smith, mayor of City of Grand Junction

8:45 a.m. Keynote address: “The Wismut Story: Insights from a Long-Term Environmental Project”
Dr. Michael Paul, division head of Engineering and Radiation Protection and head of Water Management Department of Wismut GmbH

9:30 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Panel: “DOE Complex Approach to LTS”
Senior-level DOE representatives from Office of Environmental Management, Office of National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nuclear Energy, and Office of Science.

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Keynote address: Judy Pasternak, author of Yellow Dirt: A Poisoned Land and a the Betrayal of the Navajos
Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

1:30 p.m. Panel: “LTS Practices, Tribal Considerations, and Perspectives”

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Panel: “National Stakeholders Organizations”

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Environmental Justice Overview

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day according to the following conference tracks:

Track 1: Advancing current practices at mission and non-mission sites within the Department of Energy

Track 2: Advancing science and technology to reduce costs while maintaining or improving protection of human health and the environment

Track 3: Garnering international perspectives on current practices

Track 4: Maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholder and regulatory communities

Track 5: Maintaining continuity of stewardship while transitioning from cleanup to stewardship and beyond

Track 6: Preserving and making accessible critical information to future generations

Track 7: Optimizing federal land and properties for beneficial reuse

Track 8: Addressing legacy uranium mine sites

8:00 a.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

1.1: General LTS Practices
3.1: Remediation, LTS, & Stakeholder Involvement
4.1: Interpreting the Past and Informing the Future: A Fresh Look at History and the Preservation of Information Critical for LTS and Forthcoming Generations
6.1: Records and Information are Essential for LTS Success

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

1.2: Groundwater Remediation & Compliance, Part 1
3.2: Legacy Uranium Sites
6.2: Information and Knowledge Management
7.1: Revitalizing Las Colonias Park (10:15 – 11:15 a.m.)
7.2: Transition of Former Mound Plant to a Privately Owned Industrial Park (11:15 – 12:15 p.m.)

12:15 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. Keynote address
Dr. Stephanie Malin, assistant professor of sociology at Colorado State University and author of The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice
Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

1:45 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

1.3: Groundwater Remediation & Compliance, Part 2
1.4: LTS Practices & Challenges at DOE Legacy Sites, Part 2
5.1: Regulator Perspectives on Site LTS
8.1: LM Uranium Mine Programs

3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

1.5: LTS Practices & Challenges at DOE Legacy Sites, Part 2
2.1: Groundwater Compliance Challenges
4.3: The Impact of Citizens and Regulators in LTS: Engaging the Community Through Consultation, Coordination, and Communication
5.2: FUSRAP Site Transitions, Reducing Costs, Minimizing Waste, and Exit Strategies

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day according to the following conference tracks:

Track 2: Advancing science and technology to reduce costs while maintaining or improving protection of human health and the environment

Track 4: Maintaining strong partnerships with stakeholder and regulatory communities

Track 6: Preserving and making accessible critical information to future generations

Track 7: Optimizing federal land and properties for beneficial reuse

Track 8: Addressing legacy uranium mine sites

8:00 a.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

2.2: Understanding the Post-Closure Changes of Engineered Disposal Cell Covers, Part 1
2.4: Advances in Environmental Science
4.3: Emerging Issues with Vapor Intrusion
6.3: Implementing Solutions for Information Accessibility
8.2: Environmental and Human Health Risk Screening of Abandoned Mines

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
(Listed by track, breakout session, and title)

2.3: Understanding the Post-Closure Changes of Engineered Disposal Cell Covers, Part 2
2.5: Advances in Data Acquisition
7.3: An Overview of Transactional Considerations in the Revitalization of Federally Owned, Environmentally Impaired or Impacted Property
8.3: Addressing Physical Hazards and Human Health Risk at Abandoned Mines

12:15 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. Closing remarks
Carmelo Melendez, LM director

1:30 p.m. Optional Tour (availability is limited to 40 participants)
Participants will visit the Grand Junction disposal site, where they will have the chance to see and learn about the following: cell operations and receiving area, decontamination area, ECAP, and the disposal cell itself.
Shuttles will pick up at the Two Rivers Convention Center.
Box lunches will be provided to all conference attendees.

Friday, August 24, 2018

REGISTRATION FULL

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Optional Tour (availability is limited to 30 participants)
Participants will visit the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) project site in the morning, followed by lunch in the City of Moab. In the afternoon, the tour will stop at the permanent disposal cell that is being constructed near Crescent Junction, Utah.

Shuttles will pick up at the Two Rivers Convention Center.

This is a preliminary schedule and subject to change before the convention.