NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3) subsidiary participated in the Waste Management Symposia 2015 on March 15-19 at the Phoenix Convention Center. SN3 representatives assisted with eight presentations covering a variety of topics from groundwater remediation to assessment of defense-related uranium mines.
The annual conference provides a global forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and materials.
"The Waste Management Symposia provides an excellent opportunity for our employees to present papers, attend technical sessions and interact with other industry leaders," said SN3 President Nick Lombardo. "We have supported the conference for decades and look forward to participating every year."
Newport News Shipbuilding Engineering Manager Mary McDermott was among the company's representatives. She was a session co-chair on "Innovative Field Monitoring for Environmental Remediation," which included presentations on above- and below-ground remedial actions and clean-up activities, including site inspection, characterization and evaluation, sampling and analysis, and compliance monitoring.
"Even as shipbuilders, we have similar issues with the commercial world concerning the management of radiological waste and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear facilities," McDermott said. "There were several seminars and exhibitors that provided insight on how their companies are performing research and coming up with solutions to solve radiological waste issues. It was also very informative to hear about the status of on-going projects, such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant recovery."
SN3 is a full-service nuclear operations and environmental services company that combines the expertise of The S.M. Stoller Corp. and Newport News Nuclear subsidiaries. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, the new company, announced in January, provides the Department of Energy and Department of Defense markets with a one-stop resource for nuclear operations and environmental services capabilities.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: