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The Chemistry of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Activity by George Ruger   |   added on Feb 28, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Mid Hudson section of ACS, IYC mini grant

The speaker Shirley Johnson (IAEA) will be discussing her work in the areas of safeguarding of reprocessing plants and design verification. She worked for many years in Japan with the IAEA and was also one of the first female inspectors in Iraq in 1991 as a member of the 4th inspection team.

The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society
and
  The Department of Chemistry at Mount Saint Mary College Announce

The Chemistry of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament


Shirley Johnson
Tucker Creek Consulting
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Retired

 

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Talk at 7:00 PM
Aquinas Hall; Room 216

Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, New York
 
Contact Person:  Lynn Maelia at Lynn.Maelia@msmc.edu or 845-569-3131

 

About the lecture: Shirley Johnson’s area of expertise is in the safeguarding of reprocessing plants and design verification.  The lecture will start with her efforts in Japan as an IAEA inspector and Project Head for designing and implementing safeguards in the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant, which is the largest safeguards challenge that the IAEA has ever undertaken.  She will address the measurements and process monitoring required in implementing a safeguards approach for nuclear fuel reprocessing plants.

Shirley will also present her work and experiences in Iraq as a member of the 4th inspection team in 1991.  She was appointed to the team to evaluate the efforts and progress that Iraq had achieved in developing reprocessing capabilities. Some slides from the inspection will be shown. 

Shirley has also worked with Princeton University and the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) on ways of verifying a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT).  Verification of nuclear weapon treaties such as this has been one of the big stumbling blocks and a major reason that it hasn’t been signed.  She will present some of her work on verifying chemical processes such as reprocessing, conversion, enrichment and fabrication plants, so that they are not to be used as part of a nuclear weapons program.

This talk is part of our local section’s celebration of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.  The theme for the second quarter:  Energy  

Directions to Mount Saint Mary College

From the West:  Take I-84E to Exit 10. At the bottom of the ramp take a right onto 9W South. At the first traffic light take a left onto North Plank Road. (You'll see a large Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The College is about 1/4 mile further on your left.

From the North or South:  Take the Garden State Parkway or Route 17 North to the New York State Thruway (I-87N-Albany). Follow the Thruway to Exit 17-Newburgh. Take I-84E and follow the directions for traveling to campus "From the West."

From the East:  Take I-84W to the second exit after the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (Exit 10S). At the bottom of the ramp make a right onto Route 32 and then another right at the first traffic light onto 9W South. At the second traffic light, take a left onto North Plank Road. (You'll see a large Sunoco gas station at this intersection.) Stay on North Plank Road 1/4 mile and turn right at the first traffic light onto Powell Avenue. The college is about 1/4 mile further on your left.


Topic: chemistry education Audience: general public, women chemists, professional chemists
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