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September 19, 2017

Dinner Presentation:    In Situ Decommissioning of the WR-1 Reactor with Grout Encapsulation
Presenter:                              Brian Wilcox, P.Eng. - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Location: Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion Street






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ACI Manitoba Chapter is committed to providing our members with access to the latest technology in the concrete industry presented by leading experts in their field. ACI Manitoba hosts dinner presentations monthly from September through June and includes presentations on all aspects of the concrete industry including research and development, concrete production, design, repair, and construction. In addition to showcasing local expertise, ACI Manitoba is proud to present industry leading speakers from throughout North America. The dinner presentations also provide members with valuable networking opportunities, the ability share and learn from real world experiences of others in the concrete industry, and qualify for professional development points by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“In Situ Decommissioning of the WR-1 Reactor with Grout Encapsulation ”

Brian Wilcox, P.Eng. - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Overview of Presentation:

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is decommissioning the Whiteshell Laboratories nuclear R&D site in Pinawa, Manitoba, with closure planned for 2024. One of the most significant projects is the decommissioning of the WR-1 research reactor. CNL is proposing partial in situ disposal that involves filling all below grade areas of the reactor building with concrete grout to create a stable, semi-monolithic structure that encapsulates the reactor, providing a barrier to contaminant transport. This presentation describes the reactor’s current state and the strategy to create a passive, permanent disposal.

Bio for Presenter:

Brian Wilcox is the Director of Project Delivery at the Whiteshell Laboratories Closure Project, an 8 year, $600M decommissioning project. Brian and his team are responsible for the planning and execution of all major decommissioning projects. He is also the Project Manager for the WR-1 In Situ Decommissioning Project, a first of its kind in Canada. He has more than 27 years’ experience in engineering and project management including 7 years in nuclear decommissioning.

When & Where:
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Location: Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion Street
Mixer: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM

$ 45 for Chapter members (plus GST)
$ 65 for non-members (plus GST)
$ 15 for Students (U of M and RRC) (plus GST)

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour. The event is classified as "Informal Activity" under APEGM's CPD Program.

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Deadline: Noon Monday, September 18, 2017

No-shows and cancellation after registration deadline will be invoiced. VISA/MasterCard/Interac/Cash/Cheque payments payable upon admission. Exact change appreciated if paying with Cash. Members, guests and friends are all welcome.

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