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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM PDT|Pacific A
Scott Hsu (DOE Lead Fusion Coordinator and ARPA-E Program Director)
A White House Fusion Summit earlier this year signaled U.S. ambition to develop a bold decadal plan to dramatically accelerate fusion RD&D in partnership with the private sector. This panel will bring together a broad set of stakeholders and leaders who will share their vision about how to accelerate fusion RD&D and the technical and commercialization barriers needing to be overcome.
Scott HsuDOE Lead Fusion Coordinator and ARPA-E Program Director
Kathryn A. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAssociate Laboratory Director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science
Kyoto Fusioneering, Co-founder and Chief Fusioneer and Professor at Kyoto University
Co-Founder and President, Energy for the Common Good
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