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Geological Sciences Seminar: Peter Swift, Sandia National Lab

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 12:00 PM
GeoCorner 220 - 450 Serra Mall, Building 320
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Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Department of Geological Science

** Please join us for coffee and cookies in the GeoCorner Undergraduate lounge (bldg. 320, rm 114) before the talk, at 11:30am! - Seminar will be in room 220~

Prospects for Permanent Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United State

The presentation will include a brief overview of the past nuclear waste management program in the United States, a review of the current status of disposal programs for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the US and other nations, and a discussion of technical and policy options currently available to the US.

Peter Swift is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, and he is the National Technical Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy Spent Fuel and Waste Science and Technology R&D Campaign. Dr. Swift is a geologist by training, and has 30 years of experience in evaluating the technical basis for radioactive waste disposal, including both the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico and the proposed Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.

Dr. Swift received a Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona in 1987, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1982 and 1980, and a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1974

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