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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Aircraft Carrier
Fuel Cycle Facility, Idaho National LaboratoryTokamak Fusion Test Reactor, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility
Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (PNNL)Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (ORNL)
University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Complex
UIUC Advanced Teaching Research Isotope General Atomic (TRIGA MARK II) Reactor
High Flux Isotope Reactor
AtalanteNIST Center for Neutron Research
ZED-2 Heavy Water Critical Facility
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AREVA ChalonSt. Marcel PlantNuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
Japan Research Reactor No. 3 (JRR-3)
Experimental Fast Reactor JOYO Approved AugustOak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) Approved AugustReactor F-1 Approved August
Belgian Reactor 1 (BR-1) Approved SeptemberFast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) Approved September
USS NautilusGrotonConnecticut Approved FebruaryCogema La Hague Plant Approved September
Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation Facility Approved SeptemberChemical Engineering Building 205 Approved SeptemberAdvanced Thermal Reactor at Fugen Nuclear Power Station Approved September
Building 9204-3 (Beta 3) Approved SeptemberNuclear Power Demonstration Approved SeptemberPortsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Approved September
Intense Pulsed Neutron Source at Argonne National Laboratory Approved September
Michigan Memorial Phoenix ProjectAnn ArborMI Approved SeptemberUniversity of Florida Training Reactor (UFTR)GainesvilleFL Approved September
Gaerttner LINAC Laboratory Approved SeptemberBabcock & Wilcox Critical Experiment Lab Approved SeptemberIsomedix Inc. Morton Grove Irradiator Approved SeptemberPhenix Approved September
Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBRII) Approved SeptemberThe Nuclear Training Center at LynchburgVirginia Approved September
Molten Salt Reactor Approved SeptemberTower Shielding Facility Approved SeptemberZOE Approved September
Pajarito Canyon Site Approved SeptemberSan Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 1 Approved SeptemberWaste Calcining Facility Approved September
B Reactor Approved OctoberIndian Point 1 Nuclear Generating Station Approved OctoberRadiochemical Development Facility- Building 3019ORNL Approved October
Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant Approved MayBR3 Approved OctoberDresden Nuclear Station Unit 1 Approved OctoberRoom 307Gilman HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley Approved OctoberN/S Savannah at Patriots Point Approved OctoberORNL's Graphite Reactor Approved OctoberPenn State Breazeale Reactor Approved October
K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Process Building Approved MayThe Los Alamos Water Boiler Reactor Approved May
Westinghouse Nuclear Training Reactor Approved AprilPIVER Approved November
Chicago Pile - 5 Approved FebruaryExperimental Boiling Water Reactor Approved FebruaryHigh Flux Beam Reactor Approved OctoberNorthwest Electrodevelopment Lab. Approved October
Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor Approved MarchMaterials Testing Reactor Approved MarchNRX Reactor Approved MarchPeachbottom HTGR Approved MarchSPERT I-IV Approved MarchEnrico Fermi Unit 1 Atomic Power Plant Approved OctoberNRU Reactor Approved OctoberSolomon A. Berson Laboratory Approved OctoberRaleigh Research Reactor Approved OctoberSEFOR Approved OctoberS1W Prototype Approved OctoberShippingport Atomic Power Station Approved OctoberWest Milton Sphere Approved October
Ames Laboratory Uranium Purification Approved NovemberChicago Pile 1 Approved NovemberExperimental Breeder Reactor-I Approved NovemberIsotopes Development Laboratory Approved NovemberLady Godiva Approved NovemberSodium Reactor Experiment Approved NovemberTRIGA MARK I Approved NovemberVallecitos Nuclear Center Approved NovemberYankee Nuclear Power Station Approved November