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Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Consensus Committee

The NCS Consensus Committee (formerly known as N16) is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards for determining the potential for nuclear criticality of fissile material outside reactors, for the prevention of accidental criticality, for mitigating consequences of accidents should they occur, and for the prevention of nuclear chain reactions in activities associated with handling, storing, transporting, processing, and treating fissionable nuclides. The ANS Standards Committee Procedures Manual for Consensus Committees shall be used to guide the activities of this consensus committee.

The NCS oversees one subcommittee. This committee is ANS-8, Fissionable Material Outside Reactors. Taken from their scope, this committee aims "to establish standards providing guidance in the prevention of nuclear chain reactions in all procedures for handling, storing, transporting, processing, and treating fissionable nuclides."

NCS Membership Roster

Robert D. Busch (Chair), University of New Mexico
Larry L. Wetzel (Vice Chair), Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations
Lawrence J. Berg, U.S. Department of Energy
William Doane, AREVA NP
Robert S. Eby, AlChE (Employed by USEC, Inc.)
Calvin M. Hopper, Individual
Ronald A. Knief, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (Employed by Sandia National Laboratories)
Thomas Marenchin, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Scott P. Murray, Health Physics Society (Employed by General Electric Company)
Lon E. Paulson, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Raymond L. Reed, URS Professional Solutions, LLC
Richard G. Taylor, INM Nuclear Safety Services
R. Michael Westfall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Robert E. Wilson, U.S. Department of Energy

NCS Documents


Last updated February 5, 2015, 1:56pm CST

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