Mark Morton to Present at Argonne National Labs Decommissioning Training Course

May 31, 2017


Mark Morton has been invited to present at the Argonne National Labs Decommissioning Training Course, held next week on June 5-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mark will lead a case study discussion to compare and contrast two very large and successful decommissioning projects that he’s impacted in the DOE complex over the past 15 years.


As the author of both demolition plans for the K-25 Facility (2005 and 2009), Mark is in a unique position to cover how the technical, safety and security challenges can impact project planning and execution to a significant degree, as well as provide real-time examples and discussions surrounding some of the most complex clean-up projects within the DOE Complex to date.

As the Project Engineer, Mark was directly responsible for project engineering, regulatory compliance and waste management. Mark also led efforts on four of the six Hanford Reactors that have been placed into Interim Safe Storage.  This gives Mark the opportunity to authoritatively speak to the challenges and outcome of a significant portion of the DOE’s Safe Store, and answer key questions related to his direct experience and knowledge related to these complex and important decommissioning efforts within the DOE Complex.  


Mark will also lead a discussion of Facility Deactivation Planning which will highlight the need for discipline in approach and planning with the end in mind when shutting down any complex facility. He will cover the ENDPOINTS methodology form start to finish, and present a short demonstration of the Polestar ENDPOINTS tool to the students.


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