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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Presents:
Mr. Peter Hanlon
Associate Deputy Administrator,
Office of Fissile Materials Disposition,
Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation,
National Nuclear Security Administration
Topic: "Plutonium Disposition Program"
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
117 Newberry St, Aiken SC
Our first guest speaker of 2013 will be Peter Hanlon, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Fissile Materials Disposition (FMD). Mr. Hanlon will discuss the important role that the Savannah River Site (SRS) plays in implementing U.S. nonproliferation policy through the Plutonium Disposition Program. Mr. Hanlon will also discuss recent changes in the U.S. Plutonium Disposition Program that will allow NNSA to utilize existing capabilities at SRS and Los Alamos National Lab to meet key mission requirements.
In his role as ADA for FMD, he oversees the U.S. effort to dispose of surplus highly enriched uranium by downblending it to low-enriched uranium fuel for use in commercial reactors, and the U.S. and Russian effort to dispose of 68 metric tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, including the construction of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility and Waste Solidification Building at SRS to support the plutonium disposition mission in the U.S.
Mr. Hanlon joined NNSA in 2012 after serving in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Captain. During his 25-year career, he served on a variety of nuclear-powered submarines, culminating in his command of the USS Louisiana (SSBN-743). Ashore, he served in policy positions within the Departments of Defense and Energy, acting as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and as Executive Staff Director of the NNSA.