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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Maximizing decommissioning lessons learned
Larry W. Camper
The track record for the successful decommissioning of nuclear facilities, both nationally and internationally, is impressive. In the United States, we have decommissioned many nuclear facilities, including complex materials sites, uranium recovery sites, research and test reactors, and nuclear power plants. To date, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 10 nuclear power plants have been completely decommissioned for unrestricted use, and another 26 power reactor sites are currently undergoing decommissioning through either SAFSTOR or DECON, following NRC regulatory requirements. In addition, the Nuclear Energy Institute identifies three nuclear power plants that were successfully decommissioned outside of NRC jurisdiction. While such a track record is impressive, the nuclear industry must be vigilant in focusing on lessons learned in order to continue to make gains in efficiency, cost savings, improved environmental stewardship, and enhanced stakeholder confidence. In reviewing the outcomes of decommissioning over many years, a number of key lessons learned have emerged.
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The ANS Standards Service Award recognizes outstanding achievement by individuals in the generation and use of ANS standards in the field of nuclear science and engineering. The award recognizes significant contributions to the development, application, and management control of ANS standards.
The award consists of an engraved plaque. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year and is normally conferred during the ANS Winter Meeting, but may be presented to more than one individual if merit warrants.
Nomination and Eligibility
Anyone can nominate worthy candidates for the ANS Standards Service Award. The nominees shall be current or past members of the ANS Standards Committee. The award need not be given in periods when qualified candidates are not submitted.
This award was established in 1984 by the ANS Standards Board to identify and honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of ANS nuclear standards accepted by recognized authorities as the most practical and appropriate criteria and methods to safely implement good working practices and responses to regulatory initiatives.
Administration and control of standards shall be judged by the timeliness of availability, the efficiency of the review and consensus process, or the typical duration between the start of a project and the publication of the standard. General acceptance shall be determined by the sales volume, the endorsement of standards by appropriate regulatory bodies, or the overall usefulness of the standard at the time it becomes available commensurate with industrial need.
The award shall recognize a sustained effort on the part of the recipient to attain the above standards of achievement as well as benefits accruing from the attainment well beyond the time when it was initially established.
Areas to be considered in evaluating development include:
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 Patricia Schroeder
Hard copies can be mailed to:
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