Shareable Infographics

ANS regularly creates downloadable infographics and images to be shared by email or social media to extoll the value and contributions of nuclear science and technology. They’re ideally suited to help better inform your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and government officials on all things nuclear.


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NEI’S Nuclear by the Numbers report – distilling nuclear power’s contributions

Nuclear Energy Institute has updated their “Nuclear by the Numbers” study to better reflect the contributions of America’s nuclear power plants in delivering cost-efficient clean electricity.

ANS has likewise updated our social media shareables that depict the report’s updated findings. These images are ideal for sharing online via social media or email to friends, family, colleagues, environmentalists, activist groups, government officials, and policymakers.

So – download, post, and link to NEI’s Nuclear by the Numbers report that summarizes the environmental and economic contributions of nuclear energy, including:

  • Nuclear power is America’s largest carbon-free energy source:
    • Nuclear generation supplied 54.8% of America’s carbon-free electricity in 2019
    • Nuclear energy generated 19.7% of America’s electricity in 2019
  • U.S. nuclear power plants avoided 505.8 million metric tons of carbon in 2019:
    • Equivalent of taking nearly 110 million cars off the road
  • Nuclear energy added $60 billion to United States’ GDP in 2019:
    • Nuclear energy supports 475,000 jobs across America
    • Nuclear energy contributes $12.2 billion in federal and state taxes each year
    • Nuclear energy saved U.S. consumers an average of 6% in electricity bills
  • U.S. nuclear power plants set industry-breaking records in 2019:
    • Generated 809.4 billion/kWh of electricity
    • Achieved highest average capacity factor ever at 93.4%
    • Achieved lowest electricity generating costs since 2002 – at $30.41/MWh

Risk-informed and performance-based regulatory reform

A series of images attempt to explain the rationale behind the consensus among nuclear engineers and scientists in favor of risk-informed, performance-based regulation in setting nuclear safety standards. These are just the first batch aimed at explaining a very complex topic.

Considering past performances, likelihood of events, and what is important and essential – and what isn’t – is at the heart of risk-informed, performance-based regulation. Prescriptive standards and regulations codify experience without providing flexibility. Standards and regulations ought to evolve instead with our scientific understanding of the technology and risks.

ANS supports regulatory reform that improves plant performance by leveraging risk-informed and performance-based analysis to focus on the most safety-significant issues while explicitly identifying performance outcomes, setting objective criteria, and measuring performance. Visit http://ans.org/choices to learn more.


Top U.S. power plants by electric generation in 2019 – EIA report:

Nine of the top 10 power plants generating the most electricity in America are nuclear-powered, says a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Carbon-free, energy-dense nuclear tops the list but 10 years ago it was a mix of clean nuclear & dirty coal-fired plants. Read ANS Newswire’s article on the report here.


Press Releases on the Newswire

The American Nuclear Society commits to open research publishing

The American Nuclear Society is launching an open research publishing platform with open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd., a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis Group.

After more than a year of discussion and planning, ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy recently signed an agreement with F1000 to create a new publishing platform that adopts the publisher’s innovative open research methodology and technology.

A generous, sustaining donation from ANS member Sushil C. Jain, P.E., will allow ANS to bring this plan from idea to reality. All content published on the new ANS F1000 platform will be free and open to the public. Both organizations are excited to begin this critical step forward, bringing ANS scholarly publications into the future.

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American Nuclear Society publishes special issue of Nuclear Science and Engineering on Versatile Test Reactor

LA GRANGE PARK, Ilinois – Idaho National Laboratory’s crucial Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project is the focus of a newly released special issue of Nuclear Science and Engineering, the first and oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field. This special issue of the American Nuclear Society’s flagship journal presents a current snapshot of the nuclear innovation project at INL, which is being developed in partnership among six national labs and a host of industry and university partners.

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American Nuclear Society statement on IAEA resolution on Russian army presence at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Statement from American Nuclear Society President Steven Arndt and CEO/Executive Director Craig Piercy:

"The American Nuclear Society applauds the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors in calling for an end to the Russian military occupation of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. A civilian nuclear power plant must not be treated as a military base or military target in any armed conflict.

We echo the United Nations nuclear watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors in its resolution for Russia to ‘immediately cease all actions against, and at, the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant and any other nuclear facility in Ukraine.’

The adopted resolution aligns with the IAEA's calls for safety and security zones around Ukraine's nuclear facilities to safeguard plant operations and the well-being of nuclear workers."

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