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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.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
June 12–16, 2022
The New Outlook
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
General ChairPer PetersonChief Nuclear OfficerKairos Power
Assistant General ChairLou Martinez SanchoVice President, Strategy & InnovationKairos Power
Steve Nesbit2021-2022 PresidentAmerican Nuclear Society
Craig H. PiercyExecutive Director / CEOAmerican Nuclear Society
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If you are attending the 2022 Annual Meeting, we will require either proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival at the Hotel.
ANS values the health and safety of all our members. We will continue to follow all CDC, State, City, and Hotel safety requirements in our efforts to provide you a safe environment as we gather again.
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Monday, June 13, 2022 | 8:00–11:00AM
Tables will be provided on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a table at no cost, contact us at email@example.com. Table attendant is required to register for the conference.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 8:00–9:45AM
This will be a dinner and party for all meeting attendees, celebrating ANS and recognizing the volunteer leadership (Officers, Board of Directors, Committee and Division Leadership). This event is an opportunity for all the meeting attendees to get to know the society leadership better while having a good time. The price is $40.00 per person, including two drink tickets (cash bar after), dinner and dancing! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities or more information.
Enhance your visibility at the 2022 ANS Annual Meeting including Embedded Topical Meetings, Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH2022), Nuclear Criticality Safety Division Topical Meeting (NCSD 2022), and Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE), by becoming a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized on the meeting website, in promotional communications, and the mobile app. All sponsors will also be acknowledged at the Opening Plenary and on signage displayed throughout the meeting. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your package early. Download the meeting prospectus