Appendix A

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

First Meeting

May 31 - June 1, 1989

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, D.C.

Key Objectives: To review the task statement for the study; to hear presentations on DOE's current reactor development program and discuss relevant background material and perspectives; to identify the practical technological options and an appropriate proponent group for each; to develop evaluation criteria; and to determine future meeting dates and assignments.

Presentations:

Current DOE Reactor Development Program and Expectations for Study

Overview

Mary Ann Novak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

Advanced Light Water Reactor

David McGoff, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Deployment

Liquid Metal Reactor

Jerry Griffith, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Systems Development and Technology

High Temperature Gas Reactor

Jerry Griffith, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Systems Development and Technology

Legislative Perspective and Expectations for Study

Ben Cooper, Senior Professional Staff

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Overview of Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Study: Nuclear Power in an Age of Uncertainty

Alan Crane, Senior Associate

Congressional Office of Technology Assessment



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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Appendix A COMMITTEE MEETINGS First Meeting May 31 - June 1, 1989 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. Key Objectives: To review the task statement for the study; to hear presentations on DOE's current reactor development program and discuss relevant background material and perspectives; to identify the practical technological options and an appropriate proponent group for each; to develop evaluation criteria; and to determine future meeting dates and assignments. Presentations: Current DOE Reactor Development Program and Expectations for Study Overview Mary Ann Novak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Advanced Light Water Reactor David McGoff, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Deployment Liquid Metal Reactor Jerry Griffith, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Systems Development and Technology High Temperature Gas Reactor Jerry Griffith, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Systems Development and Technology Legislative Perspective and Expectations for Study Ben Cooper, Senior Professional Staff Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Overview of Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Study: Nuclear Power in an Age of Uncertainty Alan Crane, Senior Associate Congressional Office of Technology Assessment

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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Overview of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Study: National Strategies for Nuclear Power Development, prepared under National Science Foundation grant Richard Lester, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Overview of U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Research Advisory Board Study: Review of the Proposed Strategic National Plan for Civilian Nuclear Reactor Development John Landis, Sr. Vice President and Director Stone & Webster Dinner Speaker: Llewellyn King, Publisher The Energy Daily Second Meeting August 21-25, 1989 Beckman Center Irvine, California Key Objectives: To obtain information on the technological options from their proponents and to begin evaluating the technologies. This meeting was a Reactor Technologies Workshop at which the Committee members received presentations on various reactor technologies from U.S. and foreign speakers. Also during this meeting staff presented the results of interviews with various utility chief executive officers. Following the presentations, the Committee broke into focus groups for the evaluation. Presentations: EPRI Overview of Advanced LWRs and Comments on Other Advanced Technologies John Taylor, Vice President for Nuclear Power John DeVine, Program Manager, Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Power Research Institute Comments on Types and Status of Reviews Thomas Murley, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Combustion Engineering Advanced LWR Technology Shelby Brewer, President, Nuclear Power Businesses Combustion Engineering

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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE General Electric Advanced LWR Technology Bertram Wolfe, Vice President and General Manager General Electric Company Westinghouse Advanced LWR Technology Howard Bruschi, Director of AP600 Program Westinghouse PIUS LWR Technology Cnut Sundqvist, Reactor Division Kåre Hannerz, PIUS Project ABB Atom Heavy Water Reactor Technology D. R. Shiflett, Vice President and General Manager AECL Technologies Gas Cooled Reactor Technology Linden Blue, Vice Chairman General Atomics John Jones, Director of Engineering Technology Division Frank Homan, Director, Reactor Programs Oak Ridge National Laboratory Dan Mears, General Manager Gas-Cooled Reactor Associates Liquid Metal Reactor Technology Bertram Wolfe Vice President and General Manager Robert Berglund, Manager, Advance Nuclear Technology General Electric Charles Till, Associate Laboratory Director, Engineering Research Yoon Chang, General Manager, IFR Program Argonne National Laboratory Discussion of Other Promising Technologies Steven Hall AEA Technology, United Kingdom

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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Third Meeting October 19-20, 1989 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. Key Objectives: To achieve consensus on the evaluation of technologies; to review progress on the analysis of institutional issues and decide on next steps; to set in motion plans for Tasks 4 and 5 (Development Approaches and Facilities); to meet with Admiral Watkins; and to complete the bias discussions. Presentations: U.S. Department of Energy Contracts and Facilities Jerry Griffith, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Ray Hunter, Director, Office of Facilities, Fuel Cycle and Test Programs U.S. Department of Energy Dinner Speaker: Admiral James Watkins, Secretary of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Fourth Meeting December 7-8, 1989 Beckman Center Irvine, California Key Objectives: To receive the focus groups' reports on Tasks 4 and 5 (Development Approaches and Facilities) and establish the Committee's position on these tasks; to focus the dialogue on the institutional issues and establish the Committee 's position on them; to clarify the issue on size (600 MWe versus 1000 MWe); to review a conceptual outline of the final report; to complete the evaluation of technologies (Task 3) by determining the Committee's views regarding development of the HTGR; to make assignments for the next meeting in January (Task 7: Policy Alternatives and Recommendations); and to receive a background briefing on global CO2 emissions. Presentation: Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming George Hidy, Vice President Electric Power Research Institute

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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Fifth Meeting January 29-30, 1990 Beckman Center Irvine, California Key Objectives: To reach preliminary consensus on the answers to the main questions that must be addressed in the Committee's final report; to isolate those issues requiring more analysis; and to adopt a schedule for completion of the study. U.S. Department of Energy Presentations on Actinide Recycle and Facility Requirements Speakers: Jerry Griffith, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Sol Rosen, Director of Advanced Reactor Programs Clifford Weber, Senior Technical Assistant Department of Energy Robert Berglund, Manager, Advance Nuclear Technology General Electric William Burch, Director, Fuel Recycle Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory Yoon Chang, General Manager, IFR Program Argonne National Laboratory James Holmes, Manager, Development Department Westinghouse Hanford Co. Sixth Meeting March 14-16, 1990 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. Key Objectives: To review the first draft of the Committee's final report and arrive at consensus about what the report should say so it can be redrafted for Committee approval.

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NUCLEAR POWER: TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Presentations: Proliferation Panel: Harold A. Feiveson, School of Engineering/Applied Science, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies Robert Williams, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies Princeton University Marvin Miller, Department of Nuclear Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology John Jones, Director of Engineering Technology Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory American Nuclear Energy Council: Edward Davis, President Dinner Speaker: Kenneth Carr, Chairman U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Seventh Meeting August 8-10, 1990 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. Key Objective: To reach closure on the Committee's final report so it can be sent to peer review. Eighth Meeting March 4-6, 1991 National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C. Key Objective: To complete the final report so it can enter the Academy's peer review process.