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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Tennessee governor backs nuclear energy and TVA's plans for SMRs
During a tour last week of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s two-unit Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee said, "Nuclear energy is so important not only because it is an important part of TVA's power generation but also because of the value that clean energy via nuclear energy can have for sustainability in this country,” according to an article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Lee added that he would support TVA’s plans if it decided to build small modular reactors.
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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