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					                                      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
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    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