Low Level Radioactive Waste: Regulatory Changes and Analysis
2/18/2013, 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm
Lisa Edwards, Senior Program Manager, Nuclear Chemistry, Radiation Management & Low Level Waste Group, Nuclear Sectorn, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
The Electric Power Research Institute conducts research related to the beneficial use of electricity on behalf of its members, stakeholders and the public. Lisa will present recent research conducted by the Institute related to Low Level Radioactive Waste and ongoing and upcoming regulatory changes associated with the revision of 10CFR61 and the US NRC Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation. Of special note is an analysis of the actual gamma hazard of filters produced at nuclear power plants related to carry away scenarios versus current assumptions, the technical basis for appropriate well drilling scenarios, and the technical basis related to an appropriate period for institutional controls.
Lisa Edwards is the Sr. Program Manager for the Nuclear Chemistry, Radiation Management & Low Level Waste Group in the Nuclear Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Before joining EPRI in 2006, Edwards had over 18 years of experience in commercial nuclear utilities. She received her U.S. NRC Senior Reactor Operator license for Comanche Peak Units 1 & 2 in June of 2001. She has extensive experience in both solid and liquid radioactive waste processing and management.
Edwards received her Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude.