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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Melvin J. Feldman
Michael L. Corradini
Idaho (Meritorious, Large)Eastern Carolinas (Meritorious, Small)Eastern Carolinas (Best Membership)Washington DC (Best Meetings and Programs)Eastern Washington (Best Public Information and Education)Idaho (Best Section Management)Swiss (Best International Public Information and Education)
Patrick Tierney and Eward L. Watzl (Northern States Power)Henry D. HukillT. Gary Broughton and Michael J. Ross (GPU Nuclear Corp.)Robert M. BruggerDon M. AlgerJ. Charles McKibben and Chester B. Edwards, Jr. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Process Building Approved MayThe Los Alamos Water Boiler Reactor Approved May
James F. Schumar
Remy L. Carle
Jean Francois PineauAllain RannouMarie-Christine Robe
James F. Mallay
GraduatePennsylvania State UniversityManho ChungUniversity of TennesseeSaleh Alafifi, Al Boshers, Faisal Al-Gutifan, William Newmyer, Kevin ReynoldsUndergraduateArizona State UniversityKatheryn A. Jarvis, Robert G. Metcalf, Valerie Ochoa, Christopher N. PassmoreUniversity of Texas, Austin
D-III Design Team
Eugene P. Wigner