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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
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
Dr. John G. Gilligan
Dr. Florent Heidet
Dr. Siegfried S. HeckerSen. Richard G. LugarSen. Samuel A. Nunn, Jr.
Prof. Jacopo BuongiornoProf. Sara A. PozziProf. Poong Hyun SeongDr. Richard WoodDr. Brian N. AvilesDr. Guillermo Daniel Del CulProf. Ronald M. GilgenbachMr. Donald R. HoffmanDr. Seungjin KimDr. Stephen P. SchultzDr. Brian D. Wirth
University of Wisconsin – Madison Student Section (Best Section)Texas A&M University – Kingsville (2nd Runner Up)University of Florida Student Section (2nd Runner Up)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Section (Honorable Mention)
Dr. Yang Zhang
Dr. James L. Conca
Dr. William Burchill
Mr. Kazuaki Matsui
Dr. Ruth F. Weiner
Small Local SectionsWashington, DC (Best Membership)Michigan-Ohio (Best Meetings and Programs)Wilmington (Best Public Information)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsSavannah River (Best Overall)
Dr. Joseph NaserMr. Ted Quinn
Mr. Timothy P. Burke
Prof. Gary S. Was
Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (PNNL)Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (ORNL)
Prof. Kathryn D. Huff
Dr. Jim E. Morel
Mr. Joshua FreedMs. Rachel PritzkerMs. Vanice PerinMr. John KotekDr. Nermin UckanDr. Nicholas TsoulfanidisSteve Arndt
Dr. Jamie Coble
Prof. Lawrence W. Townsend
Dr. Bruce Bingman, PE
Dr. Kimberlee Jane Kearfott
Dr. Robert Einziger
Mr. William D. Magwood
Dr. Abraham Weitzberg
GraduateUniversity of Michigan: Two-stage Cargo Scanning using Active InterrogationKris Ogren, Felicia Sutanto, Valerie Nwadeyi, Adam WithersColorado School of Mines: Proliferation Resistant 1 GWe Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor (PRMSR)Matthew Urban, Russell Jarmer, Francesca MallettUndergraduateUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison: Conceptual Design for a Molten Salt Test ReactorBrandon Little, Calvin Parkin, Ken ZanderMassachusetts Institute of Technology: RadLock: Radiation Smart SafeCaroline Colbert, Alexandra Delmore, Jonathan Morrell, Luisa Kenausis
R. Paul DrakeVladimir Tikhonchuk
Bill T. Williamson
Mr. William D. Magwood IV
Dr. Nam Zin Cho
Dr. Shikha Prasad
Mr. Tom Miller