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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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Presented at the
ANS Utility Working Conference
To recognize the commercial nuclear power plant(s) that demonstrate outstanding achievements in performance.
The award consists of an engraved plaque that is presented each year in conjunction with the ANS Utility Working Conference (UWC).
This award was established in 1994 by the Operations and Power Division. In 2005 it became an official ANS award.
The criteria are non-specific but the achievement may be either sustained outstanding performance or outstanding improvement in performance. Therefore the nomination must provide supporting details and enough facts for the selection committee to make an informed decision.
Submit nominations in Word or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
OPD UWC Awards ChairUtility Working ConferenceAmerican Nuclear SocietyMeetings Department555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535
For more information, please visit the Operations and Power Division website.