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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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How will you celebrate Nuclear Science Week?
It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
2021 ANS Annual Meeting Plenary SPeaker
Author "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All"
Michael Shellenberger is author of the internationally best-selling new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (HarperCollins 2020), President of Environmental Progress, and a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment." Shellenberger is an energy expert who testifies regularly to Congress and foreign governments including in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Argentina, and the Philippines, an advisor to the M.I.T. Future of Nuclear report, and an invited expert to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Michael has been called a “climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times. He has been an environmental, worker rights, and criminal justice activist for 30 years, and since 2016 has helped prevent the loss of over two dozen nuclear reactors around the world. And Shellenberger is a journalist and frequent contributor to New York Times, Forbes, and Quillette. He is currently writing a book on the addiction, mental illness, and housing crisis in California.
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