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The American Nuclear Society provides statements which reflect the Society's perspectives on issues of public interest that involve various aspects of nuclear science and technology. Position statements are prepared by key members whose relevant experience or publications inform the documents and then the documents are reviewed by ANS committees and divisions. The final position statements are approved by the Board of Directors.

The position statements are available below in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. You can also view a unique list of the position statements in reverse chronological order and search the contents of the documents.

Nuclear Energy
Small Modular Reactors
Small Modular Reactors (ANS-25-2011)
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External Costs of Energy Technologies
External Costs of Energy Technologies (ANS-63-2010)
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Fusion Energy
Fusion Energy (ANS-12-2008)
Position Statement Background Information
Nuclear Power: A Leading Strategy to Reduce Oil Imports
Nuclear Power: A Leading Strategy to Reduce Oil Imports (ANS-82-2008)
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International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy*
International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy* (ANS-79-2006)
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Price-Anderson Act
Price-Anderson Act (ANS-54-2005)
Position Statement Background Information
Need for Near-Term Deployment
Need for Near-Term Deployment (ANS-56-2005)
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The Need for Deployment of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project
The Need for Deployment of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project (ANS-75-2005)
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Fast Reactor Technology: A Path to Long-Term Energy Sustainability
Fast Reactor Technology: A Path to Long-Term Energy Sustainability (ANS-74-2005)
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The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials (ANS-18-2002)
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Regulations and Safetyback to top
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (ANS-77-2016)
Position Statement Background Information
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors (ANS-13-2015)
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Reactor Safety
Reactor Safety (ANS-51-2007)
Position Statement Background Information
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards (ANS-24-2006)
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Licensing New Nuclear Power Plants
Licensing New Nuclear Power Plants (ANS-33-2005)
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Realism in the Assessment of Nuclear Technologies
Realism in the Assessment of Nuclear Technologies (ANS-65-2004)
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The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials (ANS-18-2002)
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Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Managementback to top
Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel
Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel (ANS-22-2015)
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Nuclear Fuel Recycling
Nuclear Fuel Recycling (ANS-45-2014)
Position Statement Background Information
Utilization of Surplus Weapons Plutonium As Mixed Oxide Fuel
Utilization of Surplus Weapons Plutonium As Mixed Oxide Fuel (ANS-47-2009)
Position Statement Background Information
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste (ANS-11-2009)
Position Statement Background Information
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes (ANS-80-2009)
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Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel
Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel (ANS-76-2008)
Position Statement Background Information
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities (ANS-50-2008)
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The EPA Radiation Standard for Spent-Fuel Storage in a Geological Repository
The EPA Radiation Standard for Spent-Fuel Storage in a Geological Repository (ANS-81-2006)
Position Statement Background Information
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel (ANS-78-2006)
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Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants (ANS-46-2004)
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The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials (ANS-18-2002)
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Non-proliferation and International Cooperationback to top
U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership Through Export-Driven Engagement
U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership Through Export-Driven Engagement (ANS-83-2012)
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Utilization of Surplus Weapons Plutonium As Mixed Oxide Fuel
Utilization of Surplus Weapons Plutonium As Mixed Oxide Fuel (ANS-47-2009)
Position Statement Background Information
Nonproliferation
Nonproliferation (ANS-55-2009)
Position Statement Background Information
International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy*
International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy* (ANS-79-2006)
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The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel (ANS-78-2006)
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Other Uses of Nuclear Technologyback to top
Food Irradiation
Food Irradiation (ANS-28-2009)
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Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems (ANS-40-2009)
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Societal Benefits of Radiation
Societal Benefits of Radiation (ANS-73-2008)
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The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes (ANS-72-2005)
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Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination
Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination (ANS-62-2005)
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U.S. Radioisotope Supply
U.S. Radioisotope Supply (ANS-30-2004)
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Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation
Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation (ANS-60-2003)
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Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat
Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat (ANS-14-2003)
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Environment and Healthback to top
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy (ANS-44-2013)
Position Statement Other
A Declaration on Sustainable Development
A Declaration on Sustainable Development (ANS-37-2010)
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Societal Benefits of Radiation
Societal Benefits of Radiation (ANS-73-2008)
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Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation (ANS-41-2001)
Position Statement Background Information Technical Brief
Nuclear Engineering Education, Knowledge Transfer and Workforce Developmentback to top
Research and Training Reactors
Research and Training Reactors (ANS-53-2011)
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Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education (ANS-21-2007)
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Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce
Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce (ANS-29-2006)
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Diversity in the Nuclear Profession
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession (ANS-66-2005)
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Nuclear Engineering Licensure
Nuclear Engineering Licensure (ANS-61-2003)
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Preserving Experimental Benchmark Work
Preserving Experimental Benchmark Work (ANS-48-1999)
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