2018 Insight Newsletter



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Use of Remotely Operated Vehicles Grows in the Nuclear Industry
Industrial remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are being used more and more widely in the nuclear industry as capabilities improve and uses of such equipment are expected to grow as new technologies are identified that will improve efficiency and reduce cost. . . . More

Waste Transportation Study Looks at Multiple Modes and Issues
Research is underway at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington to support planning for removing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) . . . More

10 CFR Part 61 Addressed
WM2018 panel session #77 on Wednesday addressed US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) current and emerging regulatory issues. . . . More

Leveraging Innovations in Science and Technology to Benefit Safety Performance
Matt Moury (DOE) and JD Dowell (Fluor) co-chaired this Panel that plainly laid out the problem: what can innovations in science & technology do to help reduce DOE’s current liability of $372 billion for D&D work now estimated take about 70 years to complete? . . . More

Executive Profile: Loong Yong
Dr. Loong Yong has a long history with the WMS, dating back to 1998. He founded Spectra Tech as a one-person company in 1995, and today it is a 250-person engineering and environmental services company. . . . More

Doing Business with the US DOE
This panel session provided a fast paced, high energy and thought-provoking session on how to do business with the US DOE. Charles R. Smith, the new Director of the US DOE Office . . . More

Information Sharing Highlighted
Sharing information is one of the key objectives of WM18 and Wednesday’s panel was an excellent example of the benefits of collaboration across borders. Representatives from the IAEA, Canada . . . More

WM2018 A Big Success
By all measures, WM2018 was another outstanding success.  More than 2,300 delegates from 33 countries participated this year . . . More

Insight Newsletter EDITORS

Mike Berriochoa
Professional Communications Services
Email: mberriochoa@charter.net

Joy Shoemake
Mission Support Alliance
Email:  Joy_Shoemake@rl.gov