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The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation, instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
Technical Session|Sponsored by OPD
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
Piyush Sabharwall (INL)
W. Neal Mann
Paul LaTour (ANS)
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Modeling and Optimization of Integrated Energy-Water Systems Using SMRs
Stephen Hills (Utah State Univ.), Hailei Wang (Utah State Univ.), Seth Dana (Utah State Univ.)
Hybrid-Nuclear Energy Systems
Michael F. Keller (Hybrid Power Technologies LLC)
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Replacing Gas Turbines with Nuclear Reactors Using Heat Storage
C. W. Forsberg (MIT), P. Sabharwall (INL), A. Sowder (EPRI)
Thermal Energy Storage: Understanding the Freezing Characteristics of Supercooled Water
Daniel Gardner (Utah State Univ.), Shiyu Wang (Univ. of Utah), Hailei Wang (Utah State Univ.)
Enhancement of Ca(OH)2/CaO Thermal Performance and Structural Integrity Using Inert Agent for Thermochemical Energy Storage
Aman Gupta (Univ. of Idaho), Paul D. Armatis (Oregon State Univ.), Piyush Sabharwall (INL), Brian M. Fronk (Oregon State Univ.), Vivek Utgikar (Univ. of Idaho)
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