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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 search by content, title, year or position statement number. If the search box below is empty the default is showing all the documents.

Title
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (ANS-77-2016)
Position Statement Background Information
Fusion Energy
Fusion Energy (ANS-12-2016)
Position Statement Background Information
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors (ANS-13-2015)
Position Statement
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)
Position Statement
Nuclear Fuel Recycling
Nuclear Fuel Recycling (ANS-45-2014)
Position Statement Background Information
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy (ANS-44-2013)
Position Statement Other
U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership Through Export-Driven Engagement
U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership Through Export-Driven Engagement (ANS-83-2012)
Position Statement
Research and Training Reactors
Research and Training Reactors (ANS-53-2011)
Position Statement
Small Modular Reactors
Small Modular Reactors (ANS-25-2011)
Position Statement
External Costs of Energy Technologies
External Costs of Energy Technologies (ANS-63-2010)
Position Statement
A Declaration on Sustainable Development
A Declaration on Sustainable Development (ANS-37-2010)
Position Statement
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems (ANS-40-2009)
Position Statement
Nonproliferation
Nonproliferation (ANS-55-2009)
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
Food Irradiation
Food Irradiation (ANS-28-2009)
Position Statement
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)
Position Statement
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste (ANS-11-2009)
Position Statement Background Information
Societal Benefits of Radiation
Societal Benefits of Radiation (ANS-73-2008)
Position Statement
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)
Position Statement
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education (ANS-21-2007)
Position Statement
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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International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy*
International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy* (ANS-79-2006)
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Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce
Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce (ANS-29-2006)
Position Statement
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel (ANS-78-2006)
Position Statement
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession (ANS-66-2005)
Position Statement
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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Price-Anderson Act
Price-Anderson Act (ANS-54-2005)
Position Statement Background Information
Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination
Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination (ANS-62-2005)
Position Statement
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)
Position Statement
U.S. Radioisotope Supply
U.S. Radioisotope Supply (ANS-30-2004)
Position Statement
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants (ANS-46-2004)
Position Statement
Nuclear Engineering Licensure
Nuclear Engineering Licensure (ANS-61-2003)
Position Statement
Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat
Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat (ANS-14-2003)
Position Statement
Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation
Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation (ANS-60-2003)
Position Statement
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials (ANS-18-2002)
Position Statement
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation (ANS-41-2001)
Position Statement Background Information Technical Brief

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