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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
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.
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 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.
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George E. Apostolakis
John T. Conway
University of Michigan (Best Section)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Honorable Mention)Ohio State University (Honorable Mention)
Mark H. Anderson
Garry A. Harris
Herbert J. C. Kouts
Small Local SectionsOak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Overall)Large Local SectionsIdaho (Best Overall)
B. Ralph Sylvia (posthumously)
Everett E. Bloom
Belgian Reactor 1 (BR-1) Approved SeptemberFast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) Approved September
Barry D. Ganapol
Melvin R. BucknerInternational Atomic Energy Agency & Director General Mohamed ElBaradeiRaymond H. GabaldonAndrew C. KleinJohn & Muriel LandisJames F. MallayHarold F. McFarlaneRoger S. ReynoldsStephen H. ShepherdKyle H. Turner
Regis A. Matzie
Robert C. Block
Neil E. Todreas
David I. PostonTerry Kammash
James F. Mallay
GraduatePenn State UniversityK. Barber, R. Ferrer, M. McCloskeyUniversity of TennesseeR. Woolley, Z. Faiztompkins, R. Kopenec, G. SwederUndergraduateUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignS. Ramsey, D. Kokusek, C. Tomchik, Y. WuUniversity of TennesseeM. Francis, . Catalanotto, J. Cole, G. Balagtas, N. Devaser, J. Pope
Vijay K. DhirWilliam T. Sha
Dr. Joseph D. KilkennyDr. Max Tabak
Robert J. Budnitz
Cooper Nuclear StationNPPDBraidwood StationExelon Generating Company, LLC
Michael Wallace Constellation Generation Group
Margaret (Marge) W. Asprey