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ANS can be proud of the contributions the organization has made during the past 50 years. While we look back and celebrate our history and many achievements, we also look forward to an exciting future.

ANS members and colleagues are invited to "sign" our guest book. We invite you to share your thoughts on the occasion of our Golden Anniversary.

If you have a remembrance of ANS events, a musing about what being associated with ANS means to you, or an inspiring toast to the Society's future, please share it here!

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John Farris
October 3, 2004 - 3:14:44 pm
Little did I know, while interning in the mailroom at ANS during 1979-80 schoolyear, that the co. I worked for had such influence, and was doing such great work. I can't find my ANS plastic football promo anymore, but as my first 'real' job in the world, you have never left my heart. Happy 50th, ANS!
 

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Mark Dusbabek
July 25, 2004 - 2:49:15 pm
Only a year out of ORSORT (Rickover's "College of Nuclear Knowlege"), I joined ANS as a Charter Member. In the early days the Society was very much fraternal as well as technical.We were a reltively small band of engineers with a dedication to the developement of civilian nuclear power. We were hampered at first by secrecy concerns (the fission cross section for U235 was classified!) but we persisted and over the years, the ANS provided the necessary national image that led to the now 20 percent that nuclear power contributes to the national pwer grid. Carry on!!
 

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Agustin Alonso
July 15, 2004 - 7:28:31 am
The American Nuclear Society has been an inspiration for the European Nuclear Society and for the Spanish Nuclear Society. It is a great honour to be a member of the three Societies and have served them with pleasure. I expect that the life of the three will cover many generations and commemorate many centennial anniversaries.
 

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Michael W Mallory
July 2, 2004 - 10:57:58 am
may the next 50 be more golden, serving humanity through the atom and its nucleus" Michael W Mallory Washington Safety Management Solutions P O Box 5386 Aiken SC 29801 803 502 9790
 

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Witold Lepecki-past President of the Latin American Section of ANS
June 23, 2004 - 3:12:12 pm
Congratulations to ANS and to their efforts in promoting nuclear in the whole of the Americas.
 

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Suzanne Fletcher-Mallinson, Fellow IMechE, M Inst Phys, UK
June 23, 2004 - 5:29:01 am
I am glad to have played a very small part in ANS through the years, from serving a minor office in the University of California - Berkeley student section in my grad student days (early '80s) to attending a number of meetings and making many long-term friends. Thank you ANS. Congratulations on 50 golden years!
 

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Kenneth George, M.Sc.Hons.(NZ)
June 21, 2004 - 3:49:21 pm
Congratulations! May the next 50 years see nuclear power double its present contribution to the nation's electricity supply. Thanks to ANS for the exciting and stimulating sessions in Operations Div. meetings during the heady early days of Research Reactor operations and applications.
 

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Gene Smith
June 18, 2004 - 8:44:05 am
Fifty years and still counting! ANS, thanks for supporting our Industry. Thanks, too, to our many members who have supported the work of the Society as we look ahead to a challenging future!!
 

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Betty F. Maskewitz
June 15, 2004 - 4:02:28 pm
The ANS was a mainstay throughout my career - a forum to meet and exchange information with my peers, a source of breaking news of developments in the nuclear research field, a workshop on establishing standards common to all, and an opportunity to work with others in advancing the state of the art in many areas of the nuclear enterprise. The technical divisions offer resources for growth to all new people entering the fields they cover. So - Viva the ANS - long may it continue!
 

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James D. Harris
June 14, 2004 - 12:47:02 pm
Congratulations ANS on 50 years of service to the nuclear industry. Keep up the great work and keep hammering away at the public's unfounded prejudices against nuclear power!
 

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Steve Stamm
June 10, 2004 - 10:39:48 am
Congratulations to all of you that have devoted your time and efforts to helped make ANS a success. It has been the source of many long lasting industry relationships that I treasure.
 

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Leo Bobek
June 10, 2004 - 9:11:26 am
ANS has contributed greatly to my professional development and career over the past 15 years. I've had the opportunity to serve in professional divisions and national committees, and have received much more from this organization than I have put into it. I look forward to many more years to come.
 

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Masathoshi Sato
June 10, 2004 - 7:22:13 am
Congratulations to the ANS and its members for the celebration of the 50th golden anniversary. I look forward to more Evolution in nuclear science and technolgy in the 50 years ahead.
 

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Ned Xoubi, Nuclear Engineer
June 9, 2004 - 10:49:55 pm
Congratulations to ANS, and all of its members, on 50 years of contributions to the advancement of nuclear power and the betterment of mankind.
 

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Edward W. McCauley PhD,PE
June 9, 2004 - 5:55:41 pm
Way to go ANS! I've been with you nearly all the way. From the beginnings with Intro to Nuc.E. at the U. of Wash. to Oak Ridge (Old Bremsstralung Univ.), to Argonne, to Lawrence Livermore (Rad Lab), to Otto Hahn's Lab in Geesthacht. What a wonderful time. There was never a better profession! Thank you.
 

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Paul M. Krishna
June 9, 2004 - 2:56:54 pm
It is my great pleasure and honor to have been a member of the ANS for the past 42 years. Membership in the ANS has greatly assisted and enriched my work experience, starting with the Army Nuclear Power Program, continuing with the commercial nuclear power industry and ending with the national nuclear waste repository program. In my retired life, I follow your activities with keen interest and hope to attend a meeting sometime. Congratulations on 50 years of contributions for the betterment of mankind.
 

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Xavier Polanski
June 9, 2004 - 8:46:29 am
In celebrating 50 years, may we all consider how the Society can best serve humanity in the future. The world needs nuclear power. May God give us engineering and political skill to bring nuclear power to more of the world.
 

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Jeffrey A. Palmer
June 9, 2004 - 4:46:54 am
Congratulations!
 

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Manu C. Patel
June 8, 2004 - 3:43:59 pm
Congratulations to the ANS on the 50th golden anniversary. I joined ANS since my graduation from the University of Michigan (1976). I am proud to serve in the ANS codes and standard committee of ANS 59.2.
 

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Paul J. Macbeth
June 8, 2004 - 3:05:09 pm
I am proud to have been associated with the ANS for a good part of its first 50 years. I appreciate the professionalism that the ANS has shown through the years, and believe that eventually that ethic will help provide the credibility that is so much needed in furthering public acceptance of (and insistence on)the useful development and deployment of nuclear power, so essential to the continuation of the march of civilization and progress.
 

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Henry Bliss
June 8, 2004 - 3:06:16 pm
It is an honor and a pleasure to have been part of the "nuclear" community the past 43 years. The up times have been exhilarating; the down times frustrating. I hope and sense that we are now on the rebound, thanks in no small part to the efforts of ANS and its leaders and members. Congratulations on 50 years of existence and of making the world a better place.
 

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Frederick J. Dunhour
June 8, 2004 - 2:00:12 pm
We've only just begun. Once again we can imagine a future that builds on and exceeds the accomplishments of our predecessors.
 

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Dr. Hermann J. Donnert
June 8, 2004 - 1:59:11 pm
As a lifetime honorary member, ma I convey my sincere sentiments and wishes on the Golden Anniversary: Happy Birthday and great success in in the pursuit of the of the society mission for the next half-century! Be ever mindful that the future of the society is on the shoulders of the students, who must carry on after the Emeritus Members have joined the Eternal Local Section chaired by our Creator, the Great NUKE in the sky.
 

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William V. Lipton
June 8, 2004 - 1:14:14 pm
I have been an ANS member since 1977, and have been active in the Michigan Section. This has been an important part of my professional development. I receive a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction from serving my profession and my community.
 

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Tish B Morgan
June 8, 2004 - 12:18:59 pm
I work in Licensing for Yucca Mountain - I ask for the strong support of all ANS members as we face our challenges over the next decade.
 

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Nancy Mascarella, Chair, Mississippi Section
June 8, 2004 - 8:36:32 am
Congratulations to everyone who has made ANS the organization it is today! Here's to the next 50 years of developments in the many fields of nuclear science and technology and of growth in ANS members and membership!
 

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Dennis W. Murphy
June 8, 2004 - 11:43:42 am
I have been a member of ANS over half of its existance. We need to keep the benefits and risks of nuclear power (and other nuclear activities) in perspective for the public. As we appear to begin a new resurgence in nuclear power, we need to increase ANS's efforts to encourage careers in the nuclear arena!
 

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Steve Cherba
June 8, 2004 - 11:23:47 am
Congratulations to a useful, 50 year old, organization.
 

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R. Philip Hammond, PhD
June 8, 2004 - 11:20:40 am
As a charter member, I remember the formation of the ANS, at a time when we all knew each other. It has been a thrill to take part in the early days of an event important to humanity.
 

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Sheikh Tahir Mahmood, Ph.D, GE
June 8, 2004 - 11:18:19 am
Congratulations to ANS on 50 years of service
 

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C. Dan Wilkinson
June 8, 2004 -10:52:03 am
Congratulations to all who have participated in the growth of nuclear power over the last 50 years. I have seen many ups and downs since I joined the nuclear power industry in August, 1959. I look forward to seeing a "rebirth" of new nuclear plants here in the U.S. in the years ahead.
 

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Tom Fernandez, PhD, Redwood City CA
June 8, 2004 - 10:35:50 am
Congratulations to the ANS on 50 years of successful service. Nuclear technology has improved the lives of so many people around the globe, often in ways not fully appreciated. There is no doubt this will continue and expand well into the future. It has been an honor and a pleasure for me to work with outstanding professionals within the nuclear field during the past 35 years.
 

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Feng Hsu, Ph.D., NASA JSC/SAIC Houston, TX
June 8, 2004 - 10:03:06 am
Many congratulations to the 50th Anniversary of ANS! At this triumphant moment of historical time for ANS, I have never felt so proud of being part of this organization and being associated with her in continuing strive for the peaceful and safe use of nuclear energy for mankind. I was brought to the nuclear energy world by lucky and started my professional career on Long Island with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Although I am currently working on space programs for NASA, I am determined to embracing the safety and mission successes of space projects with our profound ANS spirit and heritage, and will spare no effort working for the peaceful & safe utilization of nuclear energy (NEP) in space explorations.
 

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Jason Chao
June 7, 2004 - 10:27:24 pm
Congradualations to ANS for its services and success. Jason Chao http://www.UnitedNuclear.NET
 

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Bill R. Teer
June 8, 2004 - 7:09:41 am
Congratulations to the ANS and all the staff and members that have made it successful. I have been a member since 1956 and gave a paper at my first ANS national meeting in Los Angeles in the late fifties. I am still working in the waste management end of the nuclear industry and will celebrate my 50th in September of 2005.
 

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Charles R Jones
June 8, 2004 - 6:57:47 am
ANS has consistently provided this country with the technical and operational collaboration framework needed to provide world leadership in nuclear related matters. This framework is critical as the nuclear industry moves forward to meet the unavoidable, increasing demand for nuclear energy and other nuclear related services. Keep up the good work!
 

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Tom Row,114 Nebraska Ave, Oak Ridge, TN
June 8, 2004 - 6:33:44 am
I joined ANS in 1958 as a graduate student at VPI. After graduation and employment at ORNL I joined as a professional. ANS played a significant role in my 40 years in nuclear research and development activities. It provided the opportunity to showcase work for the industry, become actively involved in Division and program activities and other governance responsibilities. Through ANS I made and retained lifelong friendships with scientists and engineers from all aspects of the nuclear community. My career was greatly enriched by these many associations. I was able to talk with others and attend paper sessions in topics far afield of my daily activities. ANS was my primary technical society during my work years. Now in retirement, I follow the progress of the society and my friends as I see them carry on the good works that I had the pleasure of active participation in for so many years. ANS will have a strong role in continuing to inform the public of the many developments that continue to enhance their lives because of developments in nuclear medicine, power and commercial applications.
 

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John P. Boska
June 8, 2004 - 6:33:33 am
I have been an ANS member since 1981 and have been in the nuclear power field my whole career. I believe that nuclear power and other nuclear technologies provide a large benefit to our human society and I look forward to further advances in the future, such as reactors for hydrogen production and fusion reactors.
 

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Scotty Hinnant
June 8, 2004 - 6:30:14 am
At this time of exciting prospects for a nuclear renaissance, congratulations to those who brought us through the 50 beginning years.
 

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Nancy Sweat
June 8, 2004 - 6:13:19 am
The ANS has done so much for the advancement of education in the nuclear field. I appreciate the efforts to incorporate women into the field.
 

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David B. Mossor
June 7, 2004 - 11:51:53 pm
When I first entered the Nuclear Industry I was but a layman. Working not by degree but by guidance and experience. The teachers I have been associated with and have come to revere were ANS members for many years preceding myself. They would be considered among the many as pioneers, however not a title owned by them only. As a lot of us, we continue to learn and develop through the efforts of those many, both members of the ANS and the industry itself. Their hard work has brought nuclear technology to where it is and to where it is heading in the future. It is true that "It takes not one, but all" to continue the move forward in overcoming the ever changing demands and challenges for humanity through clean, safe and consistent nuclear technologies. Lets all look forward to another great 50 years.
 

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James R. Easter, MNE, PE
June 8, 2004 - 9:46:06 am
I am proud to have been and continue to be a member of a professional organization that during my membership and working career took a research science, turned it first into a useful technology and then into a safe and profitable commodity for world-wide application; the very definition of successful engineering, but seldom obtained in a single working career. My congratulations to the ANS on its 50th year and to my many colleagues from all aspects of this journey on an incredible accomplishment.
 

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Walt Apley, Ph.D., P.E.
June 7, 2004 - 9:12:20 pm
The last 50 years has seen a legion of outstanding men and women create the fundamental foundation for the future beneficial uses of nuclear technology. The best way to thank them is to keep the dream alive for a clean energy source to power the world, for life-saving medical tools, for treatment approaches that preserve food and prevent disease, for inspection and testing equipment that both protects and makes possible new systems and enhanced designs, and lastly for the future uses and advances in nuclear technology that will take mankind places beyond our current ability to dream. ANS has helped establish that foundation and shown that the future isn't "unclear," it's "nuclear". Congratulations!
 

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Ronald King, Manager-Reactor Systems Technology, Nuclear Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
June 8, 2004 - 8:53:22 am
I have been affiliated with ANS for nearly half of its fifty years and I am pleased to have participated in the development and implementation of the technology represented by ANS. I believe that the opportunities for the further development and expansion of nuclear power are very strong at this point, particularly as the environmental, societal, and economic benefits become more well known to the public. The next fifty years should be very exciting for those involved in nuclear technology and for the ANS. Happy 50th!
 

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Nagendra Kumar.P.V.
June 3, 2004 - 2:52:58 am
Everything excellent.
 

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Daniel Allen Harper
May 28, 2004 - 10:02:46 am
Congratulations to all the people that have devoted countless amounts of their time and energy to make this organization what it is today! It is exciting to be a part of an organization that is helping shape the shared future of the many industries related to nuclear. During this 50th Anniversary year, we should be sure to celebrate our success and remember our mistakes so we do not repeat them. Then we can keep building and being successful for fifty more great years!
 

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Maria S. Groshner
May 16, 2004 - 6:00:39 pm
It has been an honor to meet and work with outstanding and world-renowned professionals and contributors within the nuclear field. It is through our dedicated members that nuclear technology will continue to grow into the mainstream of society.
 

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John Abrefah, Ph.D, Richland, Washington
May 10, 2004 - 9:49:07 am
Congratulations to the ANS for the celebration of 50th anniversary of technical and political support for one of the vital source of energy for humankind. There is 50 more years of challenges ahead as ANS embark on the journey to support the political drive of to make nuclear energy accessible to the rest of the world. Nuclear energy can become the only concentrated form of energy that is available to all.
 

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Paul Steneck, P.E.
May 10, 2004 -1:15:00 pm
Congratulations ANS. I am proud to have been a part of this organization ever since I joined, back when I was employed by Allied General Nuclear Services (AGNS) in Barnwell, SC. Here's to the next 50 years, may they be even better than the last!
 

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Joseph M. Weaver
May 12, 2004 - 8:54:58 pm
Two years ago I had the pleasure of attending the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nuclear Engineering program at N C State. I'm not sure that I will be able to make this 50th anniversary meeting, but wish us all congratulations on making this organization so vital to this nation. I joined the ANS in 1955 and enjoyed participating in the planning of the first Pittsburgh ANS meeting. The growth in size and stature of the ANS has been a pleasure to witness. I retired after 40 years of working for Westinghouse in the Pittsburgh area, Oak Ridge, Carlsbad, NM, and Aiken, SC. There were many ups and downs, especially disheartening were the downs when programs were canceled, but I would not have wanted to have missed all the work and friends
 

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A. Scott Dam
May 10, 2004 - 8:12:05 am
Congratulations to ANS, and all of its members, on the 50th anniversary. As a national member for over 25 years, I still remember my first national meeting, in San Diego, sitting by the pool in between sessions and talking to Harold Denton about my paper, Licensing of Three Mile Island Unit 2 (a year before March 1979). Little did I know then all the interesting times my colleagues and I would have in the coming years. I have valued my ANS activities, and most importantly the ANS members, throughout my career and I look forward to a continued bright future for nuclear energy.
 

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Patrick N. Connolly
May 10, 2004 - 7:10:12 am
Congratulations on the 50th anniversary.
 

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Very Rev. Olof H. Scott, MS-Nuc.Eng 66, Penn State
May 9, 2004 - 9:25:19 pm
Summer, 1961, as physics major between freshman and sophomore years, found me working a summer job as tech. assistant with New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ, on the NS Savannah when Dr. Marvin Mann of AEC was involved. This propelled me to pursue nuclear engineering. Worked in the industry from 1966 to '75, GE KAPL Kesselring Site--S3G Operations; lead nuclear engineer for Seabrook Project at Public Service of NH; project engineer/manager for VEPCO Projects at Westinghouse PWR Div. Left industry for seminary and have served as Greek Orthodox Priest for 28 years at St. George Orthodox Church, Charleston, WV. I've continued to promote nuclear power generation from a moral/ethical perspective whenever the opportunity arises.
 

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Tirupataiah Tella, P.E.
May 9, 2004 - 12:12:14 pm
Since I joined ANS as a member in 1966, I have been following ANS activities. I am proud to note the tremendous achievements of ANS during the last 50 years. As a premier organization in the fields of Nuclear Science and Engineering, it was an inspiration to several Nuclear Societies in the rest of the world.
 

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M.M.R. Williams
May 9, 2004 - 9:49:38 am
I joined ANS in 1962 after completing my PhD. I have never regretted it. The meetings and the journals (especially NSE, even though it changes my British English!) have always been a source of interest and comradeship. ANS embodies my feeling of gratitude to the United States for the very positive influence it has had on my professional life. Long may it continue.
 

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William Danchus
May 8, 2004 - 10:46:19 am
Hi. My name is William Danchus. I am happy to see a vibrate and warm membership in ANS on a local, national and international spectrum. I am an undergraduate student member at the University of Missouri-Rolla. I have been to two student conferences (UC-B, Reno) and met many great members who helped me in my own active work for my local chapter. The conference in New Orleans (Fall 2003)illustrated many new ways to help in ANS. Thank you.
 

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Ashok Bhatnagar
May 8, 2004 - 8:20:31 am
Graduating in the late 70's with a NE degree from NC State, with TMI just taking place, I often wondered if I made the right choice. It is so rewarding to see nuclear power emerge from such hard times to being such an important part of our energy mix, being so highly reliable, maintaining clean air and have such an increase in public support. Let us never go back.
 

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Alan Newhouse, Director Projecr Prometheus, NASA
April 20, 2004 - 8:10:13 am
First ANS meeting I went to was when Dr Teller spoke at the GE Research lab in Niskayuna NY. Afterward, the Kapl director Henry Stone introduced me to Dr. Teller and since I was one of Rickover's local reps, I relayed a message from him to Adm Rickover that Teller wished to meet. I arranged for the meeting which resulted in Teller's support for the Light Water Breeder Reactor, which ultimately demonstrated Breeding in the U233/ Th232 cycle.
 

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Robert B. Fuld, MSIE, CHFP
March 3, 2004 - 2:22:54 pm
In applying science and technology for human betterment, the distinguished history of ANS and its members will rarely be surpassed. It is a privilege to belong to such an organization. Congratulations to ANS for its continued achievements, quality, and value. Bring on the next 50!
 

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Wm.R. Corcoran,PhD,PE, Fellow
February 12, 2004 - 11:39:43 am
The ANS has had beneficial influences well beyond nuclear technology in its first fifty years. I hope it continues to lead in the areas of risk control, safety awareness, and professionalism. It is indded unfortunate that the story of nuclear has not been fully told. The country would be better off in many ways if more citizens understood the true benefits of nuclear technology as well as the true risks presented. Hearty congratulations to ANS and best wishes for the next fifty! Bill Corcoran Nuclear Safety Review Concepts
 

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Sophie Gutner
January 30, 2004 - 2:13:56 pm
I am a relatively new comer to the family of ANS (less than 10 years). The past 50 years of ANS and other international nuclear societies have brought so many (technical and social) advances and benefits to humanity. What I have seen and experienced so far tells me that the members of ANS will enjoy quite a challenging future. The community of ANS will make that future that more exciting, as we can count on each other for support in tough times and celebrate the good times! I am proud to be an ANS member!
 

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Whee G. Choe
January 27, 2004 - 10:03:38 am
From Eisenhour to Bush, the industry along with our Society has been in ups and downs. Recognizing our energy gloomy forecast, revitalization of the industry is expected in due course with the same spirit of the inauguration of ANS 50 years ago. Happy anniversary to ANS.
 

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George H. Miley
January 22, 2004 - 1:41:33 pm
I have watched and been involved in the "ups and downs" of the nuclear field over the years. The ANS has always been a steadying force that has helped keep the community together and afloat. Not only has it played a key role for professionals but also has helped bring many young people into the field. As a result, the nuclear community can look ahead to a most exciting next 50 years.
 

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Dick Beatty
January 21, 2004 - 12:00:30 pm
ANS members and headquarters staff are highly professional, innovative, networked, and "where the action is". This is particularly valuable as the nuclear renaissance flourishes. Richard A. Beatty, facilitator The Center For Reactor Information
 

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Jeff W. Eerkens
January 13, 2004 - 2:36:45 pm
It has been a long roller coaster ride, but nuclear and ANS is here to stay. I joined ANS at UC Berkely in 1957 when I got my MS in nuclear engineering.
 

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Larry Foulke
December 23, 2003 - 6:29:46 pm
I am certainly proud of the contributions the ANS has made during the past 50 years. I look forward to an exciting future. I hope all members will record their "mark" for viewing now and 50 years hence.
 

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