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To summarize this issue, we believe that DOE's decision to drop the large ALWRs from further consideration for tritium production is not supported by the facts. DOE now proposes to commit over 85% of its tritium budget to research on an unproven accelerator design that, by estimates from DOE's own consultant, will likely cost the federal government on the order of $12 billion more than the large ALWR (we think that the cost gap is even larger). Furthermore, if DOE would include our proposed concept for a new privatized multipurpose reactor, DOE would then have a more cost-effective, reliable alternative to the existing reactor option. DOE would still have the flexibility of purchasing irradiation services -- be it from an existing reactor or a new one, on a government site.

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Committee to Evaluate the Science, Engineering, and

Health Basis of the Department of Energy's

Environmental Management Program

Synthesis Subcommittee

JOHN F. AHEARNE, Lecturer in Public Policy, Duke University
ANDREW P. CAPUTO, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
EDWIN H. CLARK II, President, Clean Sites, Inc.
DON CLAY, President, Don Clay Associates, Inc.
DOUGLAS M. COSTLE, Chairman and Distinguished Fellow, Institute for

Sustainable Communities
JAMES R. CURTISS, Attorney, Winston & Strawn
FRANK L. PARKER, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water

Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University
VICTORIA J. TSCHINKEL, Senior Consultant on Environmental Issues,

Landers & Parsons
JOHN T. WHETTEN, Senior Applications Consultant, Motorola


Paul Gilman, Project Director
Deborah Stine, Project Coordinator
Patrick Sevcik, Project Assistant

Subcommittee on the Evaluation of Regulatory Measures

DON CLAY (Chair), President, Don Clay Associates, Inc.
ANDREW P. CAPUTO, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
JAMES R. CURTISS, Attorney, Winston & Strawn
MARSHALL E. DRUMMOND, President, Eastern Washington University
DANIEL S. MILLER, First Assistant Attorney General, Colorado

Department of Law
BERNARD J. REILLY, Corporate Council, DuPont Legal
MARY RIVELAND, Director, Washington State Department of Ecology


Ray Wassel, Senior Program Officer
Ruth Danoff, Project Assistant

Subcommittee on Priority-Setting, Timing, and Staging

EDWIN H. CLARK II (Chair), President, Clean Sites, Inc.
HUGH J. CAMPBELL, JR., Environmental Manager, DuPont
MARY R. ENGLISH, Associate Director, Energy, Environment, and

Resources Center, University of Tennessee
DONALD R. GIBSON, Department Manager, Systems Analysis, TRW

Environmental Safety Systems
ROBERT E. HAZEN, Chief, Bureau of Risk Assessment, New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection
THOMAS LESCHINE, Associate Professor, School of Marine Affairs,

University of Washington
ROBERT H. NEILL, Director, Environmental Evaluation Group, New

LYNNE M. PRESLO, Senior Vice President, Technical Programs, Earth

Tech ANNE E. SMITH, Principal and Vice President, Decision Focus, Inc. MERVYN L. TANO, General Counsel, Council of Energy Resource Tribes

Robert Andrews, Senior Program Officer
Patricia Jones, Project Assistant

Subcommittee on Utilization of Science, Engineering, and Technology

FRANK L. PARKER (Chair), Distinguished Professor of Environmental

and Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University JOHN F. AHEARNE, Lecturer in Public Policy, Duke University CHARLES B. ANDREWS, Vice President, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc. EDGAR BERKEY, President, National Environmental Technology

Applications Center, University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center HAROLD K. FORSEN, Senior Vice President (retired), Bechtel Hanford, Inc. WALTER W. KOVALICK, Director, Technology Innovation Office, Office

of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection

MICHAEL L. MASTRACCI, Director, Innovative Technology Programs,

PHILIP A. PALMER, Senior Environmental Fellow, DuPont Specialty

Chemicals, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
REBECCA T. PARKIN, Director of Scientific, Professional, and Section

Affairs, American Public Health Administration
ALFRED SCHNEIDER, Professor of Nuclear Engineering (retired),

Georgia Institute of Technology

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