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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 Executive Panels
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)|Room 10
Steven P. Nesbit (LMNT Consulting)
Brett Rampal (Clean Air Task Force)
John Starkey (ANS)
The lack of progress with the back end of the fuel cycle in the United States has been a source of great frustration to most parties involved, including industry, regulators, and governments at all levels. With the Yucca Mountain project going nowhere, calls for "consent based siting" have re-emerged despite a lack of consensus on what it means in our system of government. Over the next few months, the Biden Administration is expected to put forward its proposals for a new approach. Private used fuel consolidated interim storage facilities are expected to receive licenses this year, but both face opposition from their host states. Alternative technologies to conventional direct disposal are part of the discussion again. Informed panelists representing important constituencies will offer their insights into how the country may be able to move forward again with an integrated approach to nuclear waste management.
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