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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
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Noel R. Corngold
John W. Landis
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Best Section)Texas A&M University (Honorable Mention)
Clyde R. Ward
Jeremy T. Busby
Small Local SectionsOak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Membership)Virginia (Best Meetings and Programs)Virginia (Best Public Information and Education)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsIdaho (Best Overall)
Donald R. Orlander
Experimental Fast Reactor JOYO Approved AugustOak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) Approved AugustReactor F-1 Approved August
Nancy M. Larson
Robert D. BuschJeffrey ClayKevin CookNils J. DiazJonathan EpsteinThomas J. HironsPeter B. LyonsCitizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) & James M. (Mal) McKibben, Executive DirectorEdward L. (Ted) QuinnKristine L. SvinickiLoyd A. Wright
Gunter H.R. Kegel
William T. Sha
C. Paul Robinson
Chien Chang (Johnny) Lin
Robert J. Budnitz
GraduateUniversity Of California - BerkeleyM. Fratoni, Lance Kim, Sara Mattafirri, Robert PetroskiUniversity of Texas at AustinScott Whitney, Derek Haas, Kevin Jackman, Emilio Alvarez, Stephen WilsonUndergraduateUniversity of California - BerkeleyMartin Robel, Lydia Im, H. Kim, Paul Monasterio, Robert Petroski, Adam Tan, Beth Ellen RosenbergPenn State UniversityA. S. Bielen, M. J. Meholic, D.J. Skilone
Joseph A. Murphy
Beaver Valley Power StationFirstEnergyLimerick Generating StationExelon
Scotty Hinnant Progress Energy
William Cavanaugh, III