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Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD|Cosponsored by ETWDD
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|3:50–5:30PM (4:50–6:30PM EST)
Lawrence E. Boing
James J. Byrne
Susan Gallier (American Nuclear Society)
The decommissioning workforce is changing from that which did the first decommissioning projects in the 1980s and early 1990s. Many of the current staff working decommissioning are reaching retirement age - but the need for replenishment staff on such projects is only increasing - more work is coming available in commercial NPP and FCF D&D and DOE/Government Facility D&D projects and programs. What happened is that as this transition takes place - we see more effort is now being focused on adding younger, recent new graduates and other 'career changing' staff (totally new to the D&D area) to undertake such work. Also, the number of staff needed for such work is steadily growing both for operators and regulators and subcontractors. This session will look at some of the efforts underway in the industry to supply this supply chain to 'power up' the decommissioning staffs and their credentials moving forward at all levels - university, government, operators and others.
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