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Approved August 9, 2008 Meeting Minutes
The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) held its monthly meeting on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at the Whitestone Country Inn, 1200 Paint Rock Road, Kingston, Tenn. beginning at 4 p.m.
Steve Dixon Vice-chair
Ted Lundy Secretary
Lance Mezga - Chair
Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Liaisons, and Federal Coordinator Present
Dave Adler, Liaison, Department of Energy-Oak Ridge Office (DOE-ORO)
Pat Halsey, Federal Coordinator, DOE-ORO
Connie Jones, Liaison, Environmental Protection Agency
John Owsley, Liaison, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Becky Brunton, Spectrum
Spencer Gross, Spectrum
Pete Osborne, Spectrum
Deputy Designated Federal Officer and Liaison Comments
Announcements and Other Board Business
ORSSAB will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. at the DOE Information Center, 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tenn. The presentation will be The Federal Historic Preservation Program.
The minutes of the July 9, 2008 meeting were approved.
A proposed amendment to the bylaws to have the fiscal year begin in October was read for the first time (Attachment 1).
Election of FY 2009 Officers Ms. Sarten representing the Nominating Committee submitted a slate of candidates: Chair, Steve Dixon; Vice-chair, Ted Lundy; Secretary, John Coffman. There were no nominations from the floor. The slate of candidates was approved.
The motion for the second consecutive absence for Mr. Mezga was removed from the agenda because he was in attendance.
Federal Coordinator Report Ms. Halsey reminded members that they are not approved for travel on board business until their travel requests are approved by the Executive Committee. They should not make travel arrangements on their own, but must work with the DOE travel office to make arrangements after they have been approved to travel by the Executive Committee. She asked staff to provide DOE travel guidance to members when they request travel so they can familiarize themselves with travel guidelines.
Additions to the Agenda
Mr. Myrick moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Westervelt seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Lundy moved to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2008 meeting. Mr. Olson seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Sarten moved to approve the slate of candidates for officers for FY 2009. Mr. Mezga seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
19 million kilograms of uranium x 1000 g/kg x 1.36 x 10-6 curies/g of depleted uranium = 2.4 x 104 curies (24,000 curies)
If we assume that uranium isotopes are in their natural isotopic abundance (i.e., natural uranium), the estimate would be slightly lower:
19 million kilograms of uranium x 1000 g/kg x 6.8 x 10-7curies/g of natural uranium = 1.3 x 104 curies (13,000 curies)
That may give a reasonable range for our estimate. It is probably not reasonable to assume any enrichment above natural uranium as an average value for the disposed waste.
Attachments (2) to these minutes are available on request from ORSSAB support office.