Members of the Environment and Waste Management Working Group of the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology Joint Coordinated Committee from DOE include, front row, EM Technical Advisor for Foreign Affairs Rosa Elmetti (center) and EM Office of Tank Waste Management Director Steve Schneider (right); middle row, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manager for Environmental Restoration Jesse Yow (left) and EM Savannah River Operations Office Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship Karen Guevara (center); and third row, Savannah River National Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director for Environmental Stewardship Dr. Jeff Griffin (second from right).
BEIJING – EM officials participated in the 8th U.S.-China Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT) Joint Coordinated Committee meeting in Beijing this month.
The PUNT committee offered the opportunity to discuss the EM program with high-ranking Chinese government officials, establish government-to-government relations with China and continue collaborations with Chinese institutions.
National Nuclear Security Administration Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington led the U.S. delegation. She praised the impressive work accomplished in the PUNT working groups in the past year and noted how PUNT cooperation has advanced many DOE international initiatives.
EM Technical Advisor for Foreign Affairs Rosa Elmetti led the Environment and Waste Management Working Group for the U.S.
Working group discussions included participants from several Chinese organizations, such as the China Atomic Energy Agency, China Institute of Atomic Energy, China National Nuclear Corporation, Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group and China Power Investment Corporation.