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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
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When deployments hit setbacks: Cautionary tales in Idaho and Alaska
Plans announced with fanfare sometimes falter in the face of competition or economics. Take NuScale Power’s plans for the Carbon Free Power Project in Idaho: The project was canceled in mid-November by NuScale and its first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, after nearly a decade. The significance of that news depends on the observer. NuScale intends to focus on other sites and customers. Competitors may redouble efforts to tout their own designs and customer lists. Media found an opportunity to speculate about the future of advanced nuclear. And while many in the nuclear community believe the momentum in favor of new nuclear deployments is continuing—or even increasing as COP28 continues—others would caution against high hopes and point to the persistent obstacles of regulation, supply chain constraints, and financing costs.
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The Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award recognizes an individual for outstanding service in developing and guiding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The award is a joint effort between the American Nuclear Society and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). It is presented once per year to only one individual.
The nominee must be widely recognized for their statesmanlike contributions to the many aspects of nuclear energy. A significant segment of the candidate’s work must have been directed toward the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
The award consists of an engraved bronze medal, which incorporates a bust of Henry DeWolf Smyth.
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 or NEI member. Self-nomination is prohibited. Nominations submitted for candidates are for that year only, and any subsequent nominations for a candidate must be resubmitted each year.
The Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award was established in 1972 by the Atomic Industrial Forum, now the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the American Nuclear Society (ANS). The inaugural award was presented to Dr. Smyth for his outstanding and statesmanlike contributions to the many aspects of nuclear energy activities. Subsequent recipients of the award have been selected by ANS and NEI, and the presentations have been made at the ANS/NEI banquet at the joint ANS/NEI National Winter Meeting. In 1995, the presentation time was changed to the Nuclear Energy Assembly in May of odd-numbered years, and the ANS Annual Meeting in June of even-numbered years.
Either organization may request changes (additions, corrections, deletions) to the award requirements and procedures at any time.
All expenses incurred for this award will be shared equally by the NEI and ANS.
Nominations for candidates for the award are selected by the American Nuclear Society and the Nuclear Energy Institute.
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.