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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD|Cosponsored by OPD
Monday, June 14, 2021|12:00–1:45PM (1:00–2:45PM EDT)|Room 2
Erhard W. Koehler (US Maritime Administration)
Daryl Rizzo (ANS)
Built in 1959, NS Savannah (NSS) was the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship and served as a signature element of President Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace program. While in service, NSS demonstrated the peaceful use of atomic power as well as the feasibility of nuclear-powered merchant vessels. The vessel was retired from active service in 1970 and registered as a National Historic Landmark in 1991. NSS is currently part of MARAD's National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) in retention status. This session will examine the history of the NS Savannah.
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Presentation Video — Bucky Owens
Presentation Video — Erhard Koehler
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