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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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GAO urges Congress to address spent fuel stalemate
Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial spent nuclear fuel, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO recommends that Congress amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) to authorize a new consent-based siting process, restructure the Nuclear Waste Fund, and direct the Department of Energy to develop and implement an integrated waste management strategy.
The GAO also recommends that the DOE finalize the consent-based process it began in 2015 for siting consolidated interim storage and permanent geologic repository facilities. The DOE agrees with that recommendation.
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Alan E. Waltar
Small Local SectionsVirginia (Best Membership, Best Section Management)Savannah River (Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information and Education)Large Local SectionsIdaho (Best Overall)International Local SectionsFrance (Best Meetings and Programs,Best Section Management)
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Robert W. Roussin
Siegfried S. Hecker
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GraduateUniversity of MichiganJeremy Conlin, Chris Kirby, Kevin LynnUndergraduateGeorgia Institute of TechnologyV.L. Beavers, W.A. Casino, J.R. Cheatham, Z.W. Friis, R.D.Green, W.R. Hamilton, K.W. Haufler, J.D. Hutchinson, R.A. Lorio, J.W. Maddox, A.A. Manzoor, M.R. TerryUniversity of FloridaChristian F. Acosta, Bobby Ahmed, Jorge WeirUniversity of TennesseeTyler Cornell, Ryan Giar, Youssef Sharara, Scott Outten, Igor Petrusky
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