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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S.
A seminal new report by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council and E4 Carolinas has identified the significant economic impact of the nuclear industry within the southeastern United States. The report, The Economic Impact of the Nuclear Industry in the Southeast United States, provides a baseline for future research into the crucial role nuclear power plants play in shaping regional economies and facilitating the shift to clean energy.
Monday, June 13, 2022|1:00–2:45PM PDT|Pacific A
Fossil uranium is often separated into at least two categories, such as low-enriched uranium (LEU, with <20% U-235), and high-enriched uranium (HEU, with >20% U-235). Occasionally, LEU is further split into categories such as LEU+ (5-10% U-235) and high-assay LEU (10-20% U-235). However, plutonium never appears to be sub-divided into sub-categories, regardless of whether it is, for example, reactor-grade or weapons-grade plutonium. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of potentially dividing plutonium into sub-categories of importance (similar to uranium) and the potential to develop an ANS position statement support this position.
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