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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.
Yassin A. Hassan
K.K.S. PillayFrance C. Bres-TutinoGuenther Kessler
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Best Section)Pennsylvania State University (Honorable Mention)University of Missouri-Rolla (Honnorable Mention)
Eric P. Loewen
Small Local SectionsPittsburgh (Best Membership, Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education, Best Overall)Savannah River (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsIdaho (Best Overall)
Allen J. Toreja
Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation Facility Approved SeptemberChemical Engineering Building 205 Approved SeptemberAdvanced Thermal Reactor at Fugen Nuclear Power Station Approved September
Lisa R. Vickers
Gerald C. Pomraning
Robert W. HessNuclear Energy InstituteEdward "Ted" L. QuinnJorge Spitalnik
Frederick W. Ingram
Bal Raj Sehgal
E. Gail de Planque
Wade J. Richards
GraduateOhio State UniversityD. Mills, C. Li, M. Fiorino, A. Hakobyan, R. Waghray, C. SegoviaUniversity of TennesseeS. Bell, R. Willis, S. Frederiksen, S. Holcombe, B. MitchellUndergraduatePurdue UniversityJ. Jenkins, S. Clark, C. Cotton, D. MundyUniversity of TennesseeJ. DeGolyer, T. Woody, M. Balanky, A. Desmone, R. Bivins
Soon Heung Chang
Hideaki TakabeLaurance J. Suter
Robert A. Bari
North Anna Power StationDominion Generation
W. Gary Gates Omaha Public Power District
Betty F. Maskewitz
Weston M. StaceyPaul J. Turinsky
Walter A. Simon