Last week, Waste Management Symposia (WMS) notified DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM) Defense-Related Uranium Mine (DRUM) Program Team employees Russel Edge and John Elmer that the paper they co-authored on LM’s DRUM Program for the Waste Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in March was awarded a “Superior” as well as a “Paper of Note” rating. Elmer presented the paper, titled “Department of Energy Legacy Management Progress on Defense-Related Uranium Mines Program” in Session #008 in the Waste Management in Mining, Uranium Industry, Oil and Gas and Non-Nuclear Sectors track.
WMS established the “Superior Paper” recognition at their 2015 conference with the objective of recognizing authors and co-authors for distinguished contributions to the advancement of radioactive waste and radioactive material management. “Papers of Note” recognize authors and co-authors for distinguished contributions to the advancement of radioactive waste and radioactive material management.
WMS awarded Edge and Elmer’s paper the superior level rating due to the fact that it demonstrated superb knowledge and understanding, and it lays the foundation for future waste management endeavors.