NMA Uranium Recovery Workshop 2018

June 4 – 5, 2018
Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver, Colorado


Monday, June 4, 2018

Status of NRC Uranium Recovery Program
John Tappert, Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs; and, William Von Till, Branch Chief, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Uranium Mine Closures: Technical and Regulatory Challenges When Groundwater Contains an Ore Body
Cynthia Ardito, Senior Vice President, INTERA, Inc.
Jon Indall, Partner, Maldegen,Templeman and Indall

Technical and Regulatory Issues for Uranium Recovery – A Panel

Health Physics Issues Related to Uranium Recovery
Douglas Chamber, Ph.D., Vice President; Senior Scientist Risk and Radioactivity;
Director Technical Knowledge & Innovation – Radiation Services, ARCADIS Canada Inc.

Regulatory Issues In Uranium Recovery:  2017 – 2018
Anthony Thompson, Partner, Thompson & Pugsley, PLLC

An Update on National Domestic Uranium Viability Issues – A Panel
William Goranson, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Fuel Resources (USA) Inc.
Jon Indall, Partner, Maldegen, Templeman and Indall
Mark Pelizza, M.S. Pelizza & Associates LLC

Wyoming: 1) Update on Wyoming Agreement State Status; 2) Proposed Wyoming Fee Structure
Ryan Schierman, Uranium Recovery Manager, Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, State of Wyoming

NRC Inspection Program Update and Several Lessons Learned
Robert Evans, Senior Health Physicist, and Bernadette Baca, Health Physicist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

WDEQ Reporting & Compliance Update for Class I UIC Wells: Application to ISR Uranium Operators
Wes Janes, Senior Geologist, and Hal Demuth, Senior Hydrogeologist/Engineer, Petrotek Engineering Corporation

Alternate Concentration Limits for In Situ Leach Uranium Recovery Facilities: A Proposal to NRC
Christopher Pugsley, Partner, Thompson & Pugsley, PLLC

Tuesday, June 5, 2017

Voluntary Reclamation and Remediation of the Former Garfield Mine Site, Rifle, Colorado
Barbara Nielson, Manager, Remediation Projects, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
Leonard Santisteban, Research Scientist, Passive Remediation and Phytotechnology, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
Cameron Beul, Associate, Golder Associates Inc.

Geochemical Fate and Transport of Dissolved Uranium in ISR Wellfield Using Kinetic-Based Modeling Approach and PHREEQC and PHAST
Aaron Payne, Hydrologist, Petrotek Engineering Corporation
John Mahoney, Ph.D., Principal Geochemist, Mahoney Geochemical Consulting

Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Progress on Defense-Related Uranium Mines Program
Russel Edge, Uranium Mine Team Leader, Office of Legacy Management, U.S. DOE

Water Remediation Technology Process and Licensing: A Solution for Radionuclide Water Treatment
Duane Bollig, Director Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Water Remediation Treatment, LLC
Christopher Pugsley, Partner, Thompson & Pugsley, PLLC

Divestment of Environmentally-Challenged Uranium Mill/Mine Properties Requiring Long-Term Stewardship
Paul Newman, Executive Vice President, Legacy Land Stewardship PBC