ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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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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.
The next generation of nuclear.
The American Nuclear Society exists to aid the next generation in their pursuit of advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies for the benefit of mankind. ANS is committed to providing students with the knowledge, tools, and opportunities to achieve success in or out of the nuclear field. ANS Student Sections provide such a means and a student section may be established in any school that confers academic degrees and offers a curriculum in nuclear science and technology.
Student members play active roles in all facets of the ANS and students and their Sections are represented at the national level by the Student Director and the Student Sections Committee. Since 1998, the ANS Board of Directors has designated one seat for a student member and elections are held to fill this two-year position. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding ANS student affairs, you can send them to:
To view information about Student Sections, select a state or region from the fields, or click on a region in the map below.
If there isn't one near you, then learn how to start a Student Section.
The American Nuclear Society encourages all phases of nuclear science and technology and the goal of student sections is to provide an interchange of information that is related to the field. Each section is operated in line with the section's members’ interests.
To find a section, click on a state or select from the dropdowns below.