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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
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