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DOE moves to strengthen domestic supply chain of critical minerals
The Department of Energy has issued new guidance for applicants to its Loan Programs Office (LPO), stating a preference for projects related to critical minerals.
The guidance, a notice for which was published in the December 1 Federal Register, aims to boost the domestic supply chain of critical minerals in support of two of President Trump’s executive orders: the September 2020 order regarding the nation’s reliance on foreign sources for critical minerals, and the December 2017 order regarding the implementation of a federal strategy to ensure a domestic supply of those minerals.
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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.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
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