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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.
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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
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Engraved Bronze Medal
The Walker Lee Cisler Medal recognizes an individual for outstanding scientific or engineering research achievement or the management associated with the design, development, or deployment of fast reactor technologies. This award honors excellence in engineering leadership and management, and achievements worthy of international recognition sustained over a period of time.
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. The nominee need not be an ANS member.
The award consists of an engraved medal. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year and is conferred normally during the Annual Meeting of the Society.
The award was established in 1991 to honor Walker Lee Cisler and to provide international recognition to leadership and achievements associated with the design, development, or deployment of fast reactor technologies. It was funded in part by a $35,000 contribution from Overseas Advisory Association, Inc.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to email@example.com.