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Keynote Addresses

Frank Parker, Distinguished Professor of Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University and Chairman of authoring committee “Rethinking High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” (National Research Council, 1990), will speak on geological repository development in the U.S. since issuance of “Rethinking.”

Charles McCombie, Former Scientific and Technical Director, the Swiss National Cooperative for Radioactive Waste Disposal, now International Consultant, will speak on international development of the geological disposition option during the past 10 years.

Paul Slovic, President, Decision Research, and Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, will speak on perceived risk, trust, and the politics of nuclear waste management.


Perspectives on Keynote Addresses

Dan Dreyfus, Former Director of the U. S. DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

Ray Kemp, Honorary Visiting Professor of Risk Management and Communication, University of Surrey, U.K.

Yves Le Bars, President of the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA), France

Peter Nygårds, President of the Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Sweden


Format and Objectives of afternoon sessions

D. Warner North, Workshop Chairman



Afternoon Discussion Sessions from 2:00–5:00

Seven concurrent sessions organized as follows. Each session will be restricted to 30 participants to encourage open discussion, which will be initiated by invited presentations.

Session 1:

Role of total system performance assessment in establishing the acceptability of geologic repositories: An interface between technology and policy.

Organizers: Jane Long and Ghislain de Marsily


  • Total system performance assessment for the U.S. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Richard Anderson

  • What went wrong at Sellafield? John Mather and John Holmes

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