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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
Bernadette L. Kirk
Mark DeHartTemitope TaiwoTerry ToddDr. Jess C. GehinDr. Robert N. HillDr. Alan S. IcenhourDr. Jose N. Reyes, Jr.Dr. Akio Yamamoto
University of Illinois Student Section (Best Section)University of Florida Student Section (Honorable Mention)University of Wisconsin – Madison Student Section (Honorable Mention)
Frank M. HeckendornII
Kurt A. Terrani
Small Local SectionsNortheastern New York (Best Membership)Pittsburgh (Best Meetings and Programs)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Public Information)Northeastern New York (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsSavannah River (Best Overall)Best International SectionsJapan (Best Overall)
Larry R. FoulkeGilbert J. Brown
Advanced Test Reactor
Dr. Yinbin Miao
University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Complex
Dr. Zahra Mohaghegh
Darby S. KimballStephen E. KuczynskiEdward D. KeeNicholas ThompsonDaniel J. Curtis
Dr. George H. Miley
Peter B. Lyons
Andrew O. Smetana
GraduateUniversity of California Berkeley: Near-Term Deployment Viability of Liquid-Fuel Molten Salt ReactorsSandra Bogetic, Andrew Greenop, Nils Haneklaus, Chris Poresky, Dan ShenAdvisor: Dr. Massimiliano FratoniUndergraduatePurdue University: Helium-3 Production Via Lithium Activation In An Accelerator-Driven ReactorP. Dressman, A. Jassem, T. Kyle, R. Nicholson, S. Sanders, D. ToneffAdvisor: Prof. Chan K. ChoiUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison: Design Report for the Molten-Chloride High Temperature Reactor (M-CHTR)Alex Gross, Andrew Maile, Jordan Rein, Advisor: Dr. John MurphyTexas A&M University: VASIMR – Interfaced High Temperature GasCooled Fast Reactor for Advanced Space Applications (VARGAS)Joe Kelsey, Andrés Morell-Pacheco, Tyler Hughes, and Nick WhitmanAdvisor: Dr. Pavel Tsvetkov
Dr. Nam Truc Dinh
Randall K. Edington
Dr. Luiz Carlos LealDr. Mark L. Williams
Dr. Kathryn D. Huff