CRPEG Bulletin (2016 September 29) FW: CNS Talk – “Engineering Developments at Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)” Thursday October 13

Forwarded on behalf of CNS

“Engineering Developments at Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)”

Chris Hatton

Director, Nuclear Repository Development, NWMO

Talk: 6:30 pm, Thursday October 13, 2016

Bennett / Mackenzie Room, J.L. Gray Centre

(Entry via rear security entrance)

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Mr. Chris Hatton has more than 40 years of experience in the design of nuclear components.  Since 2011, he has been in charge of engineering and transportation at NWMO.  Chris is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo and has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.  He held positions in engineering, marketing and public relations with Babcock and Wilcox International and was president of Quantum Machinery, a robotics company.  He has also done graduate studies in wind turbine and fuel cell design.

In this talk, Mr. Hatton will provide a brief background on Canada’s plan for safely dealing with our country’s used nuclear fuel and how we came up with this plan.  The plan involves placing the fuel in a specially built deep geological repository (DGR).  He will also talk about the innovative engineering that Canada has undertaken for dealing in the development of this repository, and provide examples of the processes and equipment that his team is building.