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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
Online Virtual Meeting
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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ANS backs NRC rulemaking on spent fuel reprocessing
ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on May 28 urging the agency to resume work on a proposed rulemaking to allow spent fuel reprocessing in the United States. As the letter explains, “the lack of an efficient, technically robust, and technology-inclusive regulatory foundation for reprocessing and recycling is a barrier to innovation.”
Steve Nesbit, who was recently elected ANS’s next vice president/president-elect, chairs the ANS Nuclear Waste Policy Task Force and helped develop the letter. ANS News staff talked with Nesbit about the development and goals of ANS’s participation in the NRC’s rulemaking process.
Building a Stronger Voice.
Across the globe, dozens of Local sections are the backbone of ANS. They perform excellent work on behalf of nuclear professionals. All members are urged to join a Local Section or Plant Branch to build their network and to help serve the nuclear community through public education and outreach.
Find a Local Section or Plant Branch near you by using the map below.
If there isn't one near you, then learn how to start a Local Section.
ANS Local Sections allow members to interact with other members and nuclear professionals to network and learn about relevant issues in their region.
ANS Plant Branches allow members to interact with other members and nuclear professionals to network and learn about relevant issues at their plant.
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