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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Hot U market and simmering interest in HALEU: It boils down to demand
For years, pressure has been building for a commercial path to a stable supply of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU)—deemed essential for the deployment of advanced power reactors—but advanced reactor developers and enrichment companies are still watching and waiting. In contrast, the uranium spot price soared after Sprott Physical Uranium Trust, a Canadian investment fund formed in July, began buying up U3O8 supplies, causing the price to increase over 60 percent, topping $50 per pound for the first time since 2012. Fueled by growing acknowledgment that nuclear power is a necessary part of a clean energy future, uranium is the focus of attention from Wall Street to Capitol Hill.
June 14–16, 2021
ANS President 2020-2021Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, PhD
General ChairDr. Thomas ZachariaOak Ridge National Laboratory
ANS Executive Director/CEOCraig H. Piercy
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 10:00AM
Opening Remarks from
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 10:00AM–12:30PM EDT
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 10:00–11:30AM EDT
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00–11:30AM EDT
New this year, Executive Panels have been added to provide busy nuclear professionals a broader look at developments in nuclear science and technology and their impact on policy and markets. The Executive Panels will focus on crisis communications, diversity and inclusion, lessons learned from new construction projects, and the 2021 Polar Vortex energy blackouts as well as advances in space technology, non-power technologies and nuclear capabilities, and action on nuclear waste.
Be a part of one of the largest gatherings of nuclear professionals in the country where the brightest minds engage – and inspire – leaders from across the nuclear science and technology landscape.
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