SESHA 2002 Symposium - PDC Abstract

Practical Approaches to Decontamination & Decommissioning

Stadlman, C.; Dorris, M.T.; Reichelt, T.; Wilson, A.
(Intel Corporation)

SESHA Symposium 2002
April 2, 2002
“Practical Approaches to Decontamination and Decommissioning”

Stadlman, C.; Dorris, M.T.; Reichelt, T.; Wilson, A.
(Intel Corporation)

Course Description: Uncertain times in the high tech industry have left many companies facing the reality of downsizing and closing facilities. Consolidating or closing a manufacturing area on schedule, under budget, and in a safe, healthy and environmentally sound manner can be a challenging undertaking. Disposition of all equipment and chemicals, reducing regulatory burden and exposure after closure, and leaving the site in a “moth ball” state that can be easily maintained by a minimal team are considerations for a facility during decommissioning. Together, a good understanding of the closure scale and scope, a good multidiscipline core team of EHS personnel, proper planning, and regular interaction with management can carry the facility through the project. This course is designed to provide a practical approach to successfully defining, planning for, and executing the decontamination and decommissioning of a plant.

The Workshop: This course is a combination of lecture sessions and hands-on case study work in a group setting. Teams will work together to creatively develop solutions to defining, planning, and executing the decontamination and decommissioning of a site.

Key Focus Areas:
Definition of the Scope
      Analyzing the current situation
      Defining desired end state
      Determining potential legal implications
      Assessing risks
Project Management and Technical Issues
      Developing Core Team,
      Reducing regulatory burden,
      Decontamination of areas/equipment,
      Record keeping,
      Expecting the unexpected,
      Mitigating risks
      Keeping management informed
Graceful Exit
      Documenting final status of site,
      Completing final environmental Due Diligence
      Finalizing permit and regulatory status
      Maintaining site during "moth ball" phase


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