-John Regetz, President & CEO, Bannock Development Corporation
Bannock Development Corporation’s President & CEO, John Regetz attended the Waste Management Symposia from March 3rd to March 5th to support the INL’s nuclear power mission, SMR development, and recruit industry suppliers.
The annual Waste Management Symposia (WMS) international conference for the management of radioactive waste and related topics provides the premier open forum for discussing and seeking safe and cost-effective solutions to the management and disposition of radioactive wastes and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The conference presents research, seminars, demonstrations, and discussions on the technology and safe practices regarding management of radioactive materials.
The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was the featured US site throughout the symposia in exhibits, panel discussions, videos, presentations, and posters. In a video message, U.S. Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho, congratulated INL during the opening of the conference. INL Site contractors, as well as Dept. of Energy management and project engineers, participated in various events throughout the four-day conference.
East Idaho Companies such as Petersen Mfg., Flour, Premier Technologies, and Orano Federal Services (formerly AREVA) attended the conference and provide context and connections to potential prospects. “Our regional companies support us and have suppliers and customers at the Waste Management Conference. “Those connections give us a head start towards developing relationships with those companies”, said Regetz.