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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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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Nuclear Science and Engineering
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.
William E. Kastenberg
James Paul Holloway
Small Local SectionsColorado (Best Membership, Best Meetings and Programs)Chicago (Best Public Information and Education)Virginia (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsSavannah River (Best Meetings and Programs)East Washington (Best Public Information and Education)Colorado (Best Overall)
Jonathan R.D. Earnhart
Gary H. Rinehart
Michigan Memorial Phoenix ProjectAnn ArborMI Approved SeptemberUniversity of Florida Training Reactor (UFTR)GainesvilleFL Approved September
Kathryn A. McCarthy
East Carolinas Local SectionWilliam D. Magwood IVNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyRonald PackardEmmy L.A. RoosMary Gerry White
Lane A. Bray
Daniel G. Cacuci
Senator Pete V. Domenici
Barth DoroshukJohn RycynaMarvin BowmanDonis Shaw
William C. Hopkins
GraduateUniversity of TennesseeB.J. Marshall, Aleksey UrmanovUndergraduateNorth Carolina State UniversityStacy ParkerUniversity of TennesseeClint Chedester, Jason Hasis, Ben Smith, Jeff TaysPurdue UniversityMichael A. Csernak, Michael A. Jones, Joseph R. Fernandez, Tomasz Kozlowski
Bal Raj Segal
H.B. Robinson Nuclear Generating StationCarolina Power & Light CompanySequoyah Nuclear PlantTennessee Valley Authority
James P. O'Hanlon Dominion Energy
Michael M.R. Williams
Oliver D. Kingsley, Jr.