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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
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 NISD
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)|Room 7
Robert J. Budnitz (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (retired))
Nilesh C. Chokshi (Consultant)
Julie Bry (ANS)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recently published a new Regulatory Guide 1.233 that endorses a DOE-industry initiative called the "Licensing Modernization Project" approach for a licensing framework for advanced non-LWR reactors. An NRC-sponsored project has been developing a recommended approach for fitting large external hazards such as large earthquakes and high winds into the LMP framework in a seamless way. This panel session will discuss the technical and regulatory elements of the proposed approach, ongoing work to try out the framework on a few sample problems, and issues with implementing it in a way that designers can use easily.
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