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Mar 12
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09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Registration and Coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
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Introductions
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

A real-world course in managing NORM from identification to final disposition 

This one-day workshop will address practical and logical methods in managing NORM contaminated equipment and waste in the United States. The workshop is designed to educate the student in the process and methodology of establishing and performing an effective and valid path of NORM management.

The course will expound and summarize methods of identification, characterization, decontamination/remediation decisions, packaging, transportation and disposal options. Effective and accurate documentation is also a necessity for liability and regulatory requirements.

09:40 - 10:30 50 mins
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Section 1.0: NORM Sources in the US
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

• Upstream - E&P

• Midstream - Pipeline

• Downstream - Refinery

• Other Sources

10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
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Section 2.0: NORM Survey & Characterisation
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

• Instrument Consideration/Selection

• Soil/Liquid/Smear Sampling

• Interpretation of Data/Calculations

• Estimates/Assessment of Waste/Contamination

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Morning refreshments
12:00 - 13:00 60 mins
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Section 3.0: Processing Decisions & Options
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

• Methodology Considerations (Economics/Practicality)

• Compliance/Regulatory Considerations

• ALARA Considerations

• Environmental/PR Considerations

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
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Section 4.0: Worker Protection, Health Physics & Compliance
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

• Work Plan (Effective JSA & JSEA)

• Worker/Public Monitoring (Radiation, Contamination, Air, Water)

• Process Monitoring (Field Measurements for Project Progression)

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Afternoon refreshments
15:20 - 16:10 50 mins
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Section 5.0: Packaging/Transport/Disposal Options
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC

• Waste/Material/Equipment Disposal Options

• Waste/Material/Equipment Transport Options

• Packaging Decisions based on Transport & Final Disposition

16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Group Discussion
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Summary and Close of Workshop
  • Mel B. Hebert - Founder, A-Bear Consult LLC