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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
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June 14–16, 2021
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Closing Indian Point makes N.Y.’s net-zero goal harder to reach
With a blunt but indisputably accurate headline, an article from yesterday’s New York Times on the imminent closure of Indian Point makes it immediately clear what will happen when Unit 3, the nuclear plant’s last operating reactor, is shut down at the end of this month: The state of New York will be forced to rely more heavily on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Following the retirement of Indian Point-2 last April, the share of New York’s power coming from gas-fired plants rose to about 40 percent, from about 36 percent in 2019, the piece notes, adding that the share from renewables moved up only slightly, to about 30 percent.
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Steven P. Nesbit
President of LMNT Consulting and an ANS member since 1989, is the next ANS vice president/president-elect
Steven A. Arndt
ANS Fellow and member since 1981, senior technical advisor at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Lori A. Braase
ANS member since 2016, program manager at Idaho National Laboratory
Anna S. Erickson
ANS member since 2005, associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard H. Lagdon
ANS member since 1983, chief engineer of nuclear operations and safety at Bechtel National
Luc G. G. Van Den Durpel
(Non-U.S. at-large member) ANS member since 2004, managing director of Nuclear-21 in Belgium
Harsh S. Desai
ANS member since 2011, who was named to fill the director position left vacant by Steve Nesbit's election as VP/president-elect