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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Feedback from nuclear sector to inform hearing on NRC licensing process
Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last month sent letters to a variety of nuclear sector stakeholders requesting input in preparation for a June 14 hearing titled “Oversight of NRC: Ensuring Efficient and Predictable Nuclear Safety Regulation for a Prosperous America.” (The hearing will be livestreamed at https://energycommerce.house.gov/.)
“We invite you to submit to the committee information and recommendations to improve the licensing review and approval process, as well as the oversight of NRC licensees,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are interested in NRC activities involving the licensing and oversight of today’s operating reactors, as well as the siting, licensing, construction, and oversight of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.” The letter also noted the committee’s interest in “improving NRC efficiency, management of regulatory costs and fees, public health and safety, staff effectiveness and culture, collaboration with the Department of Energy, and international activities.”
Sunday, June 12, 2022|1:00–4:30PM PDT
TAE Technologies is located in Foothill Ranch, California, where its National Laboratory-scale fusion device, Norman, performs an average of 650 experiments per month. Named after TAE's technology co-founder Dr. Norman Rostoker, the $150 million machine was constructed from scratch and is fifth in a sequence of seven machines that will help TAE deliver commercial hydrogen-boron fusion – the cleanest, safest, most abundant carbon-free energy source – to the world. TAE will begin construction on its sixth machine, Copernicus, this year.
Attendees must fill out the TAE Guest Form by May 13, 2022 to receive an NDA and gain entry to the tour. Please email any questions to TOFE22@TAE.com.
Available to TOFE attendees only and on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 200.