W M S Y M P O S I A 2 0 1 7 • P H O E N I X C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R • M A R C H 5 - 9 • W W W . W M S Y M . O R G 1 7 WM2016 Best Oral Presentations/Papers ANS Award Paper #16541, Track 2 HLW, SNF/UNF, TRU “Assessment of Options for the Treatment of Nitrate Salt Wastes at Los Alamos National Laboratory” Bruce Robinson, David Funk & Patrice Stevens Los Alamos National Laboratory ASME Award Paper #16566, Track 6 D&D “Progression of Safe and Compliant Demolition of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant” Mike Swartz CH2M Plateau Remediation Company At each conference, WMS recognizes the two best oral presentations/papers from the previous year’s conference. In order to honor high quality presentations, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presents an award for the Best Presentations/Papers. WM2016 Best Poster Presentations/Papers ANS Award Paper #16336, Track 2 HLW, SNF/UNF, TRU “Effect of Feed Composition on Cold-Cap Formation in Laboratory-Scale Melter” Derek Dixon, Michael Schweiger, SeungMin Lee, Jayven Heilman-Moore & Pavel Hrma Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ASME Award Paper #16655, Track 4 NPP “RO Concentrated Water Treatment Equipment for Risk Reduction of Contaminated Water Stored in Tank in Fukushima NPS” Yuko Kani, Mamoru Kamoshida & Fumio Takahashi Hitachi, Ltd. Takashi Asano, Takashi Nishi, Yusuke Kitamoto, Takako Sumiya & Kenji Noshita Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. Judges select the best poster/paper based on technical quality and preparation of the work as described in the guidelines. Each track selects the best poster/paper which are then displayed and re-judged on Wednesday afternoon for the best of the conference.