Nuclear conference calls attention to security changes
Top nuclear officials from around the world will gather, November 12-16, 2006 to discuss nuclear policies, guidelines, designs and research. Opening the meeting on Monday at 8 a.m. is a plenary session titled, "Ensuring the Future in Times of Change-Nonproliferation and Security." Speakers include Harold McFarlane, ANS President; Tom Hunter, Director at Sandia National Laboratory; Michael Anastasio, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory; Senator Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico); Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico); Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Johnston and Associates; and Dale Klein, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). They will discuss innovations and advances in security for both public and private interests.
The Presidents Special Session titled: Perspectives on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) will take place on Monday at 1p.m. with remarks from Dennis Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, US Department of Energy; Craig Hansen, V.P. Washington Operations, BWX Technologies, Inc.; and Reinhard Hinterreither, President and CEO, National Enrichment Facility.
Two embedded topical meetings will also be held with the ANS Winter Meeting: The 17th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) and the 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrument, Controls and Human Machine Interface Technology.
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