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Recent Sandia International Used Nuclear Fuel Management Collaborations

On December 15, 2014, in Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy

During mid November, Evaristo (Tito) Bonano (senior manager of Sandia’s Advanced Nuclear Energy Group) and Sylvia Saltzstein (manager of Sandia’s Storage and Transportation Technologies Dept.) attended three meetings in Tokyo, Japan. The first two meetings focused on international R&D progress in storage and transportation of used nuclear fuel and were sponsored by the International Atomic […]

Sandia Manager to Take Over WIPP Repository Recovery Efforts

On December 4th, the DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office announced the appointment of Sandia’s Sean Dunagan (recently manager of Sandia’s Performance Assessment & Decision Analysis Dept.) to take on the role of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Senior Recovery Manager under an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) arrangement between the DOE and Sandia. Sean officially began his […]

China-US Technical Training and Exchange in the Field of Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste

On December 12, 2014, in Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy

The Chinese Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE) invited Patrick Brady (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research and Applications Group) to Beijing to discuss with Chinese colleagues Sandia’s deep borehole research and the DOE Deep Borehole Demonstration Project. Bill Boyle, DOE’s Used Fuel Deposition lead, gave an overview of DOE’s nuclear-waste efforts and the goals of the Deep […]

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis Support

A multi-disciplinary team provided critical analysis as part of the Technical Assessment Team supporting the investigation of a radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Subsequent to a February 5, 2014, truck fire, a radi­ation leak was detected above ground on February 15, 2014. Visual inspection underground traced the […]

Sandia Researcher Stephanie Hansen Wins DOE Early Career Research Award

A $2.5M, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the DOE Office of Science has been won by researcher Stephanie Hansen (in Sandia’s ICF Target Design Dept.) for her fundamental science proposal, “Non-equilibrium atomic physics in high energy density material,” an approach to improve simulation tools used to design high-energy experiments in dense, hot plasmas, […]

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