SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 29, 2010 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental software, announced today that it is providing Gold Sponsorship for the EPRI Groundwater Protection Workshop organized in collaboration with Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) in San Jose, California on 30 June and 1 July, 2010. In addition, Locus is sponsoring workshops for the Radioactive Effluent Technical Specifications (RETS) and Radiological Environmental Monitoring Programs (REMP) at commercial nuclear power plants also being held in San Jose preceding the EPRI workshop. The RETS/REMP Workshop is a forum to exchange practical experiences and issues related to effluent and environmental monitoring programs at nuclear facilities. Locus professional staff will present three technical papers on information management technologies at the two workshops.
The EPRI workshop focuses on the innovative technologies for groundwater protection, monitoring, and remediation. The NEI RETS/REMP workshop focuses on monitoring radioactivity in effluent releases from nuclear power plants, and on assessing the environmental consequences of such releases.
Experience at decommissioning and operating nuclear power plants has shown that leaks and spills from systems and components and work practices have the potential to impact on-site soils, groundwater, and, potentially, air. Locus’ web-based software EIM is specifically designed to manage data from these types of events. The Locus software provides an unmatched level of data security and enforces an extensive set of QA/QC requirements on all uploaded data. The system helps reporting entities enforce data quality in accordance with the NRC or other standards such as NQA-1, and ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q 9001:2000, and validate incoming analytical data.
Locus has been collaborating with EPRI and the U.S. and international nuclear power industry over the last several years developing and implementing advanced information management systems at operating nuclear power plant sites. Locus is the market leader in organizing groundwater information and complex data workflow processes that meet or exceed stringent nuclear industry QA/QC standards.
“We are very pleased to offer sponsorship of these important nuclear industry workshops. With the increased interest in nuclear power for commercial use and the decommissioning of older generation power plants and weapons complexes, we feel that the market needs proven, off-the-shelf tool to manage radioactive data, which are subject to a different set of regulatory requirements from those typically seen at Superfund sites. We are very excited to introduce new and expanded functionality of EIM to EPRI and NEI Workshop participants” said Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus.