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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Route readiness elements in a large-scale spent nuclear fuel transportation system
The scale and duration of a national campaign to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from commercial nuclear power plants around the United States would be unprecedented. A meticulous level of planning that considers many elements is needed to inspire public confidence and support.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Monday, June 14, 2021|3:15–5:00PM EDT
W. Neal Mann (ANL)
John Starkey (ANS)
A polar vortex descended into the central United States in February 2021. The unusually cold temperatures forced many power plants offline and sharply curtailed natural gas production, leading to multi-day blackouts in Texas and shorter blackouts across the Great Plains. All generator types were affected to some degree, including nuclear power plants. This panel will focus on the performance of energy systems and markets during the February 2021 cold weather event.
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