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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. J. Wesley Hines
Julie G. Ezold
Dr. Richard A. MeserveDr. John H. Hamre
Dr. Jeremy T. BusbyProf. Jin JiangDr. Stephen G. JohnsonMr. William D. Magwood, IVDr. Rajesh MaingiDr. James A. MormanDr. Robert W. Youngblood
University of New Mexico (Best Section)University of Idaho (Second Place)University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Third Place)University of Wisconsin (Honorable Mention)
Dr. Piyush Sabharwall
Carl A. Willis
B. John Garrick
Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar
Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Membership)Eastern Washington (Best Meetings and Programs)Savannah River (Best Public Information and Education)Savannah River (Best Section Management)
Dr. Harold L. (Lee) Dodds, Jr.
Callaway Energy CenterAmeren Missouri
Prof. Poong Hyun SeongDr. Lewis F. Hanes
Caleb P. MasseyMajdi I. Radaideh
Dr. Yutai Katoh
Dr. Anna S. Erickson
Dr. Farzad Rahnema
Steven L. StammEric P. LoewenThe Navigating Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Team
Sen. James E. RischU.S. Senator for Idaho
Dr. Vivek Agarwal
Prof. Areg Danagoulian
Dr. Patricia D. Paviet
Mr. Marvin S. Fertel
Jim KinseyMark Holbrook and Wayne Moe
James FlorenceDr. Ian B. Wall
UndergraduateUniversity of Tennessee: Equilibrium Core Design of a NuScale Designed Small Modular Reactor using CASL's Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA)Students: Michael Hines, Molly Underwood, Andrew Naylor, Madeleine Burrell, Logan Clowers, and Kalie KnechtAdvisor: Dr. G. Ivan MaldonadoRensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Design of a Zirconium Critical BenchmarkStudents: Ngai To Yu, Chad Meece, Robert Jacob, Gabriella Bruno, and Ryan O'NeillAdvisor: Prof. Yaron DanonGraduateColorado School of Mines: Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactor for Waste TransmutationStudents: Yerkebulan Ali, Brian Arko, Jonathan Karpesky, and Adam ParlerAdvisor: Dr. Jeffrey KingUniversity of Idaho: Design of Molten Salt Nuclear Battery (MSNB)Students: Eugene Engmann, John Peterson, James Richards, Derreck Blight, Winfred Sowah, and Joseph WarnerAdvisor: Dr. Richard N. Christensen
Dr. Shripad T. Revankar
Prof. Xian-Tu HeDr. Patrick Mora
James A. RippleSouthern Nuclear Operating Company
Ryan G. McClarren
Alyse S. Huffman
Dr. Paul P. Wilson
Ann S. Bisconti