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September 20, 2021

Sandia National Laboratory engineer to speak about safe geologic disposal for radioactive waste

Submitted by Trisha Brown

Patrick Mattie, engineering manager at Sandia National Laboratories, will be the featured speaker at the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Invited Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in 1052 Rathbone Hall.

Mattie will discuss the history and basis for subsurface geologic disposal, specific design characteristics and the safety evaluation of the disposal of defense-generated transuranic waste. A brief overview of the design and characteristics of DOE's proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, will also be presented.

The lecture is sponsored by the Munger Professorship in Civil Engineering.

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