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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022|1:00–2:45PM PDT|Pacific A
Rodney McCullum (Senior Director Decommissioning and Used Fuel)
The siting of a Nuclear Waste Policy Act-mandated final geologic repository for used nuclear fuel high-level radioactive waste has been indefinitely delayed due to political opposition, while the need to responsibly remove these materials at shuttered and operating reactors continues to grow. To mitigate the impacts of this delay, private and federal actions are progressing to site and develop Consolidated Interim Storage (CIS) facilities. Panelists at this session will discuss the latest updates on these initiatives as well as the challenges and solutions that are presently evolving.
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