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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.
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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Honors and Awards Program
Mimi Holland Limbach
Nam Truc DinhWon Sik YangGeorge F. FlanaganAli MoslehThomas M. SuttonMark S. Tillack
University of Wisconsin (Best Section)Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Honorable Mention)
William H. Miller
Small Local SectionsNortheastern New York Local Section (Best Meetings and Programs)Connecticut Local Section (Best Public Information, Best Section Management)Pittsburgh (Best Membership)Large Local SectionsSavannah River Local Section (Best Meetings and Programs, Best Public Information)Idaho Local Section (Best Membership, Best Section Management)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor
Dieter H. WachJulius J. Persensky
AtalanteNIST Center for Neutron Research
Dr. John J. Dorning, Jr.
Leslie BarbourJoyce ConneryWilliam CorcoranEric LoewenDavid MatthewsMichaele Brady RaapTheodore RockwellAdmiral Eugene P. Wilkinson
J. Kenneth Shultis
Harold M. Agnew
Carl A. Mazzola
GraduateUniversity of Florida: Innovative Accident Tolerant UO2 Composite Fuel for use in LWRsDanny Permar, Andrew Cartas, Haitang WangUniversity of Michigan: Cadmium Capture-gated Detector for Use as a Portal MonitorMarc Ruch, Alicia Salazar, Charles SosaUndergraduateUniversity of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign: (DECAP) - Diesel Exhaust Cleaning with Atmospheric PlasmaStephen Kleppinger, David Peterson, Zachariah Shukur, Matthew Szott, Hyun Ho Yun, Erik ZiehmUniversity of California – Berkley: Accident Tolerant Refractory Metal Based Cladding for Light Water ReactorsD.M. Frazer, M.D. Loff, A.F. Magyar, R.E. Meyer, D. Moon, J.L. Sabella, M.J. Szwabowski
James HammerRichard Petrasso
Eric P. Loewen
Loyd A. Wright