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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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NRC moves ahead on HALEU enrichment, rulemaking, and guidance
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requesting comments on the regulatory basis for a proposed rule for light water reactor fuel designs featuring high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), including accident tolerant fuel (ATF) designs, and on draft guidance for the environmental evaluation of ATFs containing uranium enriched up to 8 percent U-235. Some of the HALEU feedstock for those LWR fuels and for advanced reactor fuels could be produced within the first Category II fuel facility licensed by the NRC—Centrus Energy’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. On September 21, the NRC approved the start of enrichment operations in the plant’s modest 16-machine HALEU demonstration cascade.
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
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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