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Columbia Section January Meeting

Date: January 22, 2003, Wednesday, 11:30 am
Place: Shilo Inn, George Washington Way, Richland
Meal: Buffet »$9 per person.
Topic: Conceptual Design Progress on the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement
Speaker: Dr. Eric Schmieman, Chief Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
About the Topic: Last year Eric Schmieman discussed the proposal for an extremely large building to be placed over the nuclear reactor destroyed by an accident at Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986. He is back this year to discuss progress made in the conceptual design, including some structural analysis, safety analysis, and architectural renderings. This work was recently reported on the front page of the Washington Post, Seattle Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other domestic and international newspapers. The conceptual design is being performed by a consortium of Bechtel, Battelle, and Electricite de France.
RSVP: Ben Volk (509)-783-2144 or Jocelyne Gray (509)-783-2144 by January 21.

Updated on Tuesday, June 03, 2003