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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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A call to action
John C. Wagner
Like many of you, I have dedicated my career to the advancement of nuclear energy. We chose this path because clean energy changes lives. If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, end energy poverty, develop a U.S. power grid that is secure and resilient, and ensure national security, nuclear must be a significant part of the mix.
But let us acknowledge the reality of our situation. Nuclear power plants continue to close. New reactor projects are too often delayed by cost overruns and red tape. Not having solved the politics for a permanent repository, spent fuel sits at shut-down reactor sites.
We find ourselves perpetually running the hamster wheel, building paper reactors, and grinding our teeth as critics cloud public discourse by regurgitating old fears and clinging to the tired tropes of a bygone era.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Monday, June 14, 2021|12:00–1:45PM (1:00–2:45PM EDT)
Jeffrey C. King (Colorado School of Mines)
John Starkey (ANS)
The rapid progress towards the commercial development of space has significantly changed the landscape for the deployment of space nuclear technologies. Where space nuclear power was once the nearly exclusive domain of the Department of Energy and NASA, there is now a commercially driven demand for space nuclear technologies to support private space exploration missions and in-situ resource utilization efforts. In parallel, private companies (both start-ups and long-established reactor vendors) are emerging to meet this demand. This panel will examine the exciting new world of commercial space nuclear technology development. Alan Boyle, contributing editor to GeekWire, will moderate a round table discussion on opportunities for space nuclear power technologies in the context of commercial space development.
Each of the panelists will start with a brief talk about their perspective on space nuclear technologies, followed by a discussion led by the moderator. Finally, the panel will take questions from the audience.
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