"2009 Advanced Summer School of Radioactive Waste Disposal with"
2009 Advanced Summer School of Radioactive Waste Disposal with Social-Scientific Literacy Lectures: August 3 (Mon) – 5 (Wed), 2009 Room 250, Sutardja Dai Hall, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) ,1 University of California, Berkeley Symposium: August 6 (Thu) – 7 (Fri), 2009 Auditorium 310, Sutardja Dai Hall, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) , University of California, Berkeley Field Trips: August 8 (Sat), 2009 Geo tour in Bay Area August 10 (Mon), 2009 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico Background, Motivation and Objective In the past two years, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo and Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley have been carrying out collaboration for developing advanced educational programs for nuclear engineering. The collaboration, called GoNERI, has been funded by the Global Center of Excellence (G-COE) program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS). As one of the core parts of GoNERI program, special emphasis is placed on integrating nuclear science and engineering with social science. Among many other areas in the nuclear field, we recognize the particular relevance of social-scientific approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste disposal. It is imperative that the new generation of nuclear engineers understand societal aspects of nuclear technologies sufficiently to serve the public good. However, as faculty members and students in nuclear science and engineering, we do not yet have sufficient command of 1 See http://www.citris-uc.org/about/visitors/directions. the fundamentals of the social sciences (such as their domain, concepts, terminology, methodology, etc.), which limits us in collaborating with social scientists. This must be corrected. With such understanding, under the GoNERI program, efforts have been made to develop an innovative education program by integrating nuclear engineering and social sciences, including a series of bi-weekly seminars and field trips to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), New Mexico, Toyo-Cho and Rokkasho-Mura, Japan. The objective of such prospective educational program is to provide students with an awareness of social science perspectives and the capability to put them to work in improving society's ability to make difficult and long-term decisions. We will do this by establishing a systematically integrated program for nuclear engineering graduate students. This summer school is planned and organized as an important milestone toward the goal. Anticipated Participants Graduate students and young professionals engaged in radioactive waste disposal, nuclear fuel cycle, or nonproliferation. Application 1. Download application forms and fill all the necessary information 2. Send the application forms by e-mail. Application deadline: June 26, 2009 (Allow time for DOE clearance for WIPP site tour) Registration Fee: $0 (Expenses for lodging, meals, transportation must be paid separately.) Organizing Committee Joonhong Ahn (UCB) – Chair Satoru Tanaka (UT) – Co-chair Mick Apted (Monitor Scientific) Cathryn Carson (UCB) Gary Cerefice (UNLV) James Conca (NMSU) Tom Isaacs (Stanford University) Shinya Nagasaki (UT) Jooho Whang (Kyung Hee University) Agenda Sunday, August 2, Room 4101 Etcheverry Hall, UC Berkeley 3:00 – 5:30 Registration and reception Monday, August 3 [Lectures] Room 250, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Introduction 8:40 – 9:00 Greetings: Tomy Tomizuka, Associate Dean, College of Engineering (UCB) 9:00 – 9:15 Greetings and Introduction: Shinya Nagasaki (UT) 9:15 – 9:30 Motivation and Objective of the Summer School: Joonhong Ahn (UCB) 9:30 – 9:40 Organization of Student Sessions: Kohta Juraku (UT) Coffee Break 10:00 – 11:30 [Lecture] Concepts and technical basis of geologic disposal: Repository mechanisms and performance assessment: Mick Apted (Monitor Scientific) Lunch 13:00 – 14:30 [Lecture] Economics of Geologic Disposal: Keith Schwer (UNLV) Coffee Break 14:50 – 16:20 [Lecture] Sociology: Miwao Matsumoto (UT) 16:30 – 18:00 Student session Tuesday, August 4 [Lectures] Room 250, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley 8:30 – 9:30 [Lecture] Technical basis for fuel cycle (effects of fuel cycle on saturated-repository performance, separation processes, performance of fuel cycles): Tomio Kawata (NUMO) 9:30 – 10:30 [Lecture] Technical basis for fuel cycle (effects of fuel cycle on unsaturated-repository performance, separation processes, performance of fuel cycles): Peter Swift (Sandia National Laboratories) Coffee Break 10:40 – 12:00 [Lecture] Knowledge Management: Hiroyuki Umeki (JAEA) Lunch 13:00 – 14:30 [Lecture] Regulations for Geologic Repository Safety: Mike Jensen (SSI) Coffee Break 14:50 – 16:20 [Lecture] Risk, society, and the environment: Eugene A. Rosa (Washington State U.) 16:30 – 18:00 Student session Wednesday, August 5 [Lectures] Room 250, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley 8:30 – 10:00 [Lecture] Proliferation resistance and physical protection: Jorshan Choi (UT) Coffee Break 10:20 – 11:50 [Lecture] Nonproliferation Policy: Tatsujiro Suzuki (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, UT) Lunch 13:00 – 14:30 [Lecture] Decision making process: Alan Pasternak (California Radioactive Materials Management Forum) Coffee Break 14:50 – 16:20 [Lecture] Historical summaries for geologic disposal development: Cathryn Carson (UCB) 16:30 – 18:00 Student session Thursday, August 6 [Symposium] Auditorium 310, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley 8:30 – 9:15 Site Selection Process in Japan: Tomio Kawata (NUMO) 9:20 – 10:05 What was wrong about the case in Toyo-cho?: Shinya Nagasaki (UT) Coffee Break 10:25 – 11:10 History and Future of Yucca Mountain Repository Site: Gary Cerefice (UNLV) 11:15 – 12:00 The success story and experience of Swedish program: Mike Jensen (SSI) Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 Decision Making Process in Society: Korean Experience: Joo-Ho Whang (Kyung Hee University) 14:10 – 15:10 Policy for repository and fuel cycles in the US: Allison Macfarlane (George Mason University) Coffee Break 15:30 – 16:30 Role of WIPP and its possibility: James Conca (NMSU) 16:40 – 17:40 Advanced Deep burn high temperature reactor: Per Peterson (UCB) 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner at Faculty Club, UC Berkeley 19:30 – 20:30 After-dinner talk: Japanese Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor MONJU：Project and Design, Kanau Kawashima (Tokai University) Friday, August 7 [Symposium] Auditorium 310, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Panelist Remarks 8:45 – 9:15 Satoru Tanaka (UT) 9:15 – 9:45 Andrew Orrell (Sandia National Laboratories) 9:45 – 10:15 Joseph D. Ziegler (Consultant to Nye County) Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:00 Engelbrecht von Tiesenhausen (Retired, Nuc. Waste Div., Clark County, Nevada) 11:00 – 11:30 Allison Macfarlane (George Mason University) 11:30 – 12:00 Shuichi Iwata (UT) Lunch 13:00 – 14:30 Panel Discussion 1: What does society want? [Moderator] Andrew Orrell (Sandia National Laboratories) Joseph D. Ziegler (Consultant to Nye County) von Tiesenhausen (Retired, Nuc. Waste Div., Clark County, Nevada) Satoru Tanaka (UT) Mick Apted (Monitor Scientific) Joo-Ho Whang (Kyung Hee University) Coffee Break 15:00 – 16:30 Panel Discussion 2: Engineers' role in decision making process [Moderator] Mick Apted (Monitor Scientific) Cathryn Carson (UCB) Shuichi Iwata (UT) Allison Macfarlane (George Mason University) Peter Swift (Sandia National Laboratories) 16:30 – 18:00 Student session Saturday, August 8 [Optional] “Geo” Tour in Bay Area guided by Dr. Apted STOP 1. Creeping part of Hayward fault STOP 2. San Andreas fault/ Vista Point I-280 overlook stop near Stanford. STOP 3. Half Moon Bay, El Granada Beach to look at and talk about marine terraces as indicators of both sea level change and coastal uplift. STOP 4. James V. Fitzgerald Marine Preserve with interesting folds in sedimentary rock. STOP 5. Rolling stop over Devil's Slide/ Mussel Rock. STOP 6. OPTIONAL/ DEPENDING ON TIME. Head to north end of Golden Gate Bridge. Absolutely stunning views of San Francisco and Bay Area. Sunday, August 9 Move to Carlsbad Monday, August 10 WIPP Site Tour guided by Dr. Conca 8:00 am Visitors meet Dr. Conca and depart for WIPP site. 8:45 am Arrive at site; To Security Office for visitor badges. 9:00 am To Security and Guard auditorium and for WIPP briefing and overview 9:30 am Surface tour – Waste Handling Building (CH Bay, RH Bay) 10:45 am To Lamp Room for underground safety equipment and accountability tags 11:00 am Underground tour (CH-TRU waste emplacement process; RH-TRU waste canister insertion equipment) noon Surface 1:00 pm Depart site