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Predictions: What lies ahead for nuclear in 2022
As we begin a new year, it is natural not only to look back (see page 24 for top news stories of 2021) but also to look forward. Nuclear News reached out to leaders in the nuclear community to get their predictions on what 2022 has in store, whether broadly or for their specific areas within the community. Although the responses below are wide-ranging and varied, one thing is made clear by all of the respondents: 2022 will see growth and opportunity. The future for nuclear is bright.
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ANS Utility Working Conference
The Utility Achievement Award recognizes 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 email@example.com.
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.