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American Nuclear Society on DOE loan to restart closed Michigan nuclear plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. The American Nuclear Society (ANS), a nonprofit representing over 10,000 professionals in the fields of nuclear science and technology, issued the following statements regarding today’s announcement of a $1.5 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for repowering the shuttered Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert Township, Michigan.

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American Nuclear Society applauds California PUC decision to extend life of Diablo Canyon

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS — Statement from 2023-24 American Nuclear Society (ANS) President Kenneth Petersen on the California Public Utilities Commission's December 14 decision to extend operations of Diablo Canyon Power Plant for an additional five years:

“The American Nuclear Society applauds the decision by the California Public Utilities Commission to extend the operations of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant through 2030.

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COP28: American Nuclear Society cheers nuclear-inclusive climate deal

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Statement from American Nuclear Society (ANS) Executive Director and CEO Craig Piercy on the finalized text of the first global stocktake of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):

“On behalf of our 10,000 members around the world, the American Nuclear Society applauds the nuclear-inclusive climate deal reached at COP28. This historic climate agreement urges countries to forge ahead on climate progress by accelerating the deployment of zero-carbon technologies, notably embracing nuclear energy, and transitioning away from fossil fuels.

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American Nuclear Society congratulates Kairos Power for construction permit approval of Hermes reactor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from American Nuclear Society Executive Director and CEO Craig Piercy:

"Congratulations to Kairos Power from the American nuclear community on securing the first U.S. construction permit for a non-light water reactor in over 50 years. Kairos' regulatory milestone comes as COP28 climate negotiations go into overtime in Dubai. Kairos' achievement marks a pivotal step forward in scaling up advanced nuclear energy technologies required for a clean and resilient energy future. We look forward to the Hermes demonstration reactor breaking ground next year in East Tennessee."

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American Nuclear Society recommends updating EPA repository regs

Downers Grove, Illinois – The American Nuclear Society (ANS) published a finalized report on recommendations for updating public health and safety standards for the permanent disposal of commercial used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at future geological repository projects in the United States.

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