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American Nuclear Society recognizes two nuclear historic landmarks
La Grange Park, IL (November 11, 2008)
- The American Nuclear Society (ANS) recognized two nuclear facilities by designating them as Nuclear Historic Landmarks during the Winter Meeting being held in Reno, Nevada, November 9-13, 2008. ANS recognizes Nuclear Historic Landmarks to identify and memorialize sites or facilities where outstanding physical accomplishments took place which were instrumental in the development and implementation of nuclear technology and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
The Nuclear Historic Landmarks honored are:
AREVA Chalon / St. Marcel Site
- The St. Marcel plant, set on 87.5 acres near Chalon-sur-Sa˘ne in the Burgundy region of France, was established in 1973 in an area with a long history of specialized metalworking and mechanical activities in order to meet the demand for non-military nuclear requirements in France. Since its completion in 1975, the AREVA Chalon / St. Marcel Plant has successfully demonstrated its uninterrupted capacity to manufacture more than 500 high quality heavy components for nuclear plants worldwide. Francois Martineau, Marketing and Client Support Manager, accepted the award on behalf of AREVA.
Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
- Located in East Tennessee within the Smoky Mountains, Nuclear Fuel Services is recognized for contributions to the development and production of nuclear materials, the advancement of nuclear chemical processing and technology, and excellence in nuclear materials management. The site has more than 60 acres, including a 21-acre Protected Area that meets or exceeds all U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Material Control & Accountability (MC&A) and security requirements for a Category 1 Facility. Randy Shackelford, Nuclear Criticality Safety Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
The full list of Nuclear Historic Landmarks can be found on the ANS website at http://www.ans.org/honors/recipients/va-nuclandmark
. Each site will be designated by an inscribed plaque presented by an official representative of the Society.