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Civil Separated Plutonium Stocks—Planning for the Future

March 14, 2000

Conference location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

March 14-15, 2000


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Tuesday, March 14, 2000

10:15 am - 10:30 am -- Welcome, Introduction and Overview
  • David Albright, President, ISIS
10:30 - 11:30 am -- Keynote Address
  • Dr. Alexander Chebeskov, Head of the Department for Nuclear Power and Plutonium Dispostion, State Scientific Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Russia
11:30 am - 1:00 pm -- Lunch 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Guidelines for the Management of Civil Plutonium (INFCIRC/549) -- Overview, Goals and Status
  • Andreas Friedrich, Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland (speaking in the capacity as the Chairman of the Informal Consultations Group on Plutonium)
  • Jim Finucane, Physical Scientist, Energy Information Administration
  • Question and Answer Period
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Civil Plutonium Inventories--Quantities and Uncertainties
  • Jor-Shan Choi, Staff Scientist, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • David Albright, President, ISIS
  • Question and Answer Period
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm -- Break 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm -- Plutonium Utilization (I)
  • Jean Claude Guais, Vice President of Strategy and Development, Cogema, Inc.
  • Masayuki Iwanaga, Director of International Cooperation, Nuclear Material Control Division, Japanese Nuclear Cycle Development Institute
  • Kinji Koyama, Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Japanese Institute of International Affairs
  • Question and Answer Period
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm -- Address
  • Laura Holgate, Director of the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition, Department of Energy

Wednesday, March 15, 2000

9:00 am - 10:30 am -- Plutonium Utilization (II)
  • Wolfgang Kersting, Consultant, Bliekastel, Germany
  • Michael Sadnicki, Independent Operational Research Scientist, specializing in nuclear economics
  • Emile Vanden Bemden, FEX, Belgium
  • Werner Couwenbergh, Assistant to the Managing Director, Belgonucleaire
  • Andreas Friedrich, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern, Switzerland
  • Question and Answer Period
10:30 am - 10:45 am -- Break 10:45 am - 12:15 pm -- Immobilization -- Technical Options
  • William Danker, Plutonium Immobilization Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Serge Runge, Vice President of Industrial Programs, Cogema, Inc.
  • Thomas Pigford, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • Question and Answer Period
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm -- Lunch Address -- Global Plutonium Inventories: Planning for the Future
  • Leonard Spector, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm -- What Criteria Would Govern the Disposal of Immobilized Plutonium?
  • Allison Macfarlane, Science, Technology and Public Policy Fellow, Harvard University
  • Edwin Lyman, Nuclear Control Institute
  • Mycle Schneider, Director, WISE-Paris
  • Question and Answer Period
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm -- Future Directions and Strategies
  • Chair: David Albright, President, ISIS
  • Panelist:Luther Carter, Independent Journalist
  • Panelist: Harold Bengelsdorf, Principal of Bengelsdorf, McGoldrick and Associates
  • Panelist:Wolfgang Kersting, Consultant, Bliekastel, Germany
  • Commentary: Ed Helminski, President, Exchange Monitor Publications

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