NETWG Third Quarter Meeting

NETWG held its third-quarter meeting at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel, Hyannis, Mass. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  •  Opening prayer
  •  Overview of meeting priorities
DOE-NE Program Update
  • Jay Jones, physical scientist, DOE-NE
    • GC Statement 
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)—Interweaving Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science—Multibarrier System Workshop
  • Bob Watts, vice-president, Indigenous Relations, NWMO
  • Jay Jones and Ron Johnson report from the Indigenous Knowledge workshop
NCSL Update
  •  Tanksi Clairmont and Kim Tyrrell provided a NETWG 2017-2018 accomplishments to date report 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Update
  • Sandra Talley, senior liaison project manager
  • Duncan White, state agreement program manager
    • Update on NRC tribal program—Completion of audit deliverables, tribal website, Agency Program activities plan 2019-20
    • Status of Wyoming state agreement
    • NRC Rulemaking—Emergency planning for SMR’s, Decommissioning
    • Licensing Activities—Holtec, WCS
NETWG STEM White Paper Presentation—Finalizing, Use, Dissemination and Next Steps discussion
  •  Talia Martin, director of Tribal/DOE-AIP Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  •  Tribal Department of Energy
  •  Melinda Higgins, DOE Fellow and STEM SME
  •  Tanksi Clairmont, coordinator, Tribal Working Groups, NCSL
NETWG Business Session
  • Leadership structure presentation and discussion (Talia Martin)
  • 2019 objectives and priorities
  • Action planning

 Day 1 wrap-up and adjourn, dinner on your own.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Travel to Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

600 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth, Mass. 02360 

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is the only nuclear power plant operating in Massachusetts. It is located in the Manomet section of Plymouth on Cape Cod Bay, south of the tip of Rocky Point and north of Priscilla Beach.

Pilgrim Nuclear Plant tour
  • Presentation, Control Room, Casks/Landing pad, and lLunch served on site
Travel to Mashpee Wampanoag

The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc., formerly known as the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, is one of two federally recognized tribes of Wampanoag people in Massachusetts. Recognized in 2007, it is headquartered in Mashpee on Cape Cod. The other tribe is the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha's Vineyard

  • Cultural sites and meet with tribal elders and council