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Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
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Presented at the
Topical Meeting of Fusion Energy (TOFE) or the ANS Annual Meeting
The Fusion Energy Division Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals with a continued history of exemplary achievement requiring professional excellence and leadership of a high caliber in the fusion science and engineering area. The purpose of this award is to promote to others that the ANS Fusion Energy Division encourages such technical accomplishment and recognizes its importance to fusion.
The award consists of an engraved plaque or an object of ornamental or useful type with intrinsic value . The award is presented at Topical Meeting of Fusion Energy (TOFE) or the ANS Annual Meeting.
Nominees must be an ANS member, in the Fusion Energy Division, and must be living at the time of award selection. Specific criteria include:
The FED Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1977 as a Division-Administered award by the ANS Fusion Energy Division.
Nominations are solicited through a bi-annual announcement in ANS publications and independent efforts of the Fusion Energy Division and through the channels of the Fusion Energy Division Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy (TOFE).
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 Jake Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc'd to email@example.com.