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2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
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When a nuclear plant closes
Theresa Knickerbocker, the mayor of the village of Buchanan, N.Y., where the Indian Point nuclear power plant is located, is not happy. What has gotten Ms. Knickerbocker’s ire up is the fact that Indian Point’s Unit 2 was closed on April 30, and Unit 3 is scheduled to close in 2021. The village, population 2,300, is about 1.3 square miles total, with the Indian Point site comprising 240 acres along the Hudson River, 30 miles upstream of Manhattan. Unit 2 was a 1,028-MWe pressurized water reactor; Unit 3 is a 1,041-MWe PWR.
The nuclear plant provides the revenue for half of Buchanan’s annual $6-million budget, Knickerbocker told Nuclear News. That’s $3 million in tax revenues each year that eventually will go away. How will that revenue be replaced? Where will the replacement power come from?
A Message from the Honors and Awards Chair
For over 50 years, the ANS Honors and Awards Program has honored outstanding achievements and meritorious service in the various fields served by our Society. Through our program, ANS is proud to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of nuclear science and technology professionals.
Awards range from elevation of a member to Fellow grade to named awards honoring highly respected individuals in their field. Information on each of the awards, including past award recipients and nomination forms, may be obtained by clicking on the links below...
Call for Nominations
The following awards are presented at the ANS Winter Meeting; abbreviated descriptions of these awards may be found in the Call for Nominations:
We encourage all members to review the background and nomination requirements for the awards and consider nominating a qualified colleague. If you have any questions about a specific award, please contact Hussein Khalil, chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.
Selection ProcessCompleteness of information is essential for consideration. Recipients will be selected by the Honors and Awards Committee comprised of representatives from the Society’s divisions. Because of the large number of nominations typically submitted, late nominations are not accepted. Please keep in mind that many of our awards are open to non-ANS members, and nominating colleagues who are not members is a unique way to cultivate new ANS relationships. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Presentation of AwardsThe selected recipients, with the exception of the Nuclear Historic Landmark, will be honored at the ANS Winter Meeting Opening Plenary on Monday, November 16, 2020. Honorees will be notified of their selection by October 2020. Landmark awards are presented onsite at a later date.
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