Recorded - Tuesday August 19, 2014
Listen to the Nuclear Law Committee Conference Call for a panel discussion and teleconference on the history of nuclear waste policy in the United States. We will hear from a distinguished panel of experts on the topic, who will give us their perspectives on this topic.
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Karen Cyr was the longest-serving general counsel to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this capacity, she advised the NRC on all matters of law and legal policy and provided opinions and assistance to the agency in all activities, including adjudication, rulemaking, enforcement, legislation, contracts, and personnel matters. As general counsel, Ms. Cyr represented the NRC before other government agencies, Congress, and foreign governments, and served as a member of the Group of Experts, which developed the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.
Frank Putzu is an Associate Counsel within the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy, and currently serves as Counsel, Naval Reactors (NR). Mr. Putzu has served in that capacity since 2003 and was promoted to Senior Level (SL) in August 2012. The mission of NR is to provide militarily effective, safe and reliable naval nuclear propulsion plants. NR is an integrated organization of the Navy and the Department of Energy. As Counsel, Mr. Putzu advises the senior leadership of NR on legal and business issues associated with nuclear energy and nuclear waste, government contract law, civilian personnel law, fiscal law, international treaties and agreements, environmental law, ethics, and associated litigation. F. Putzu Bio
Eileen Supko is President at the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm of Energy Resources International, Inc. She provides technical, economic, and policy consulting regarding nuclear fuel cycle issues to U.S. and international nuclear operating companies, foreign governments, nuclear industry and international transport organizations, and private companies. Ms. Supko is the author of a 2012 study regarding the impacts of accelerated transfer of spent fuel from pool storage to dry storage that was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and she is the author of an industry-sponsored handbook on spent fuel storage. She has provided expert testimony in fifteen spent fuel damages trials at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. E. Supko Bio
Samuel Brinton is a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering as well as the Technology Policy Program. Mr. Brinton’s research interests are the regulatory and political decisions concerning nuclear waste management along with fuel cycle implications of technologies such as small modular reactors.
is a senior associate in the Morgan Lewis energy practice. Mr. Kuyler represents electric utilities and other clients in the nuclear industry on regulatory and litigation matters before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), other agencies, and the federal courts. He advises clients on NRC licensing and enforcement proceedings, nuclear safety and regulatory compliance, internal investigations, radioactive waste disposal, and is an experienced litigator before the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. R. Kuyler Bio