Journal

WMS Journal Volume 1, Issue 2

Publisher's Note

In this issue of the WMS Journal, the focus is on the accomplishments in the United Kingdom. Our Editors, Harry Babad and Leif Eriksson, have gone through each UK paper presented at WM2015 and WM2014. They have selected the eleven papers in this issue.

I have selected a twelfth paper. This is an excellent analysis by Steven Maheras, et.al., on removing used nuclear fuel from the so-called stranded nuclear utility sites in the US. This paper is part of the DOE Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation (NFST) program.

We asked Fred Sheil in the UK to author the country introduction. Fred, who sits on the Board of WM Symposia, has spent his career at Sellafield.

Several of you have volunteered to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board. Thank you for this. I will be forming this Board early in the new year and ask those who are on it to undertake some specific assignments. 

If you are interested in submitting a paper for publication in the WMS Journal, please send me a note at jamesvoss@wmarizona.org.

WMS is accepting limited advertising for the WMS Journal. If you would like to advertise, please contact Jaclyn@wmarizona.org.  Please note that the Journal has a distribution of more than 10,000 throughout the world.

WMS' goal is quality. I welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback on the Journal.

Thank you,

Voss

James W. Voss, EurIng, FNucI, CEng
Publisher, WMS Journal
Managing Director, WM Symposia
jamesvoss@wmarizona.org

Introduction to WMS Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2

Introduction by Mr. Fred Sheil

Focus on DOE

Preliminary Evaluation of Removing Used Nuclear Fuel from Shutdown Sites

Decommissioning and Decontamination

A Cradle to Grave Decontamination Process

A Trial of 4D Cross-Borehole Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) for Detecting and Monitoring Subsurface Leakage and Contaminant Transport, Supporting the Decommissioning of Legacy Silos at the Sellafield Site, UK

Robotic Systems for Remote Characterization and Decommissioning

Enrichment of C-14 on Surface Deposits of Oldbury Reactor Graphite Investigated with the Use of Magnetic Sector Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

The Ground Environment Management Scheme (GEMS): Technologies for Detecting and Monitoring Subsurface Leakage and Contaminant Transport, Supporting the Decommissioning of Legacy Silos at the Sellafield Site, UK

Waste Packaging and Characterization

Design and Testing of a Combined Neutron and Gamma Assay System for Measuring Fissile Material in Fuel and Waste Items

Impact of Lump Characteristics on Self-Shielding Corrections of Active Neutron Interrogation on Fissile Material in Waste

LLW Disposal Strategy

Embedding a Strategy - Changing a Culture

HLW/UNF Disposal

Thermal Analysis to Determine Acceptable Package Loading and Spatial Configurations of High-Heat-Generating Wastes

Development Of Disposal Container Designs For Disposal Of High Level Waste And Legacy Spent Fuel In The UK

Development of Understanding of Disposability of High-Heat-Generating Wastes in the UK