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November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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New TRIGA fuel delivered to a U.S. university reactor for the first time in a decade
Penn State’s Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) has received the first new TRIGA fuel shipped to the United States since 2012, the university announced on September 28. The fuel reached University Park, Pa., on September 27 and is destined for RSEC’s Breazeale Reactor, the nation’s longest continuously operating university research reactor.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NISD
Wednesday, June 10, 2020|2:30–4:15PM EDT
Kevin R. O'Kula
Richard H. Lagdon
John Fabian (American Nuclear Society)
In 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced first-of-a-kind projects designed to improve the long-term economic competitiveness of the nuclear power industry. Four commercial electric utilities and two national laboratories (INL and ANL) were chosen to examine hydrogen production in existing nuclear power plants with demonstration projects. While the successful demonstration of the technology has significate beneficial implications for primary energy, transport and storage sectors in the U.S., there are safety, scaling, and other issues that must be addressed. This panel will discuss past and contemporary DOE and industry experience, and the insights gained regarding hydrogen in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, and supporting systems/structures/components.
The panel member composition is designed represent a wide spectrum of experience and expertise in understanding and addressing the technical issues, and managing safety challenges posed by hydrogen.
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