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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE)
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|1:00–2:45PM PDT|Huntington A
Ales Necas (TAE Technologies)
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The Sheared-Flow-Stabilized Z-Pinch Approach to Fusion Energy
Matthew Thompson (Zap Energy ), B. Levitt (Zap Energy ), B.A. Nelson (Zap Energy ), U. Shumlak (Zap Energy )
Challenges and Opportunities in Plasma-Facing Components and Divertor Technologies for Fusion Applications
Vivian Yue Sze Lee (Tokamak Energy), Mark Koepke (Tokamak Energy)
Progress and Challenges in Additive Manufacturing of Copernicus High-Heat-Flux Components
Vincent Pilard (TAE Technologies), Sergey Vdovichev (TAE Technologies), Michael Meekins (TAE Technologies)
UNITY: Kyoto Fusioneering's Unique Integrated Testing Facility for Fusion Power Generation
Shutaro Takeda (Kyoto Univ.), Richard J. Pearson (Kyoto Fusioneering ), Colin Baus (Kyoto Fusioneering ), Keisuke Mukai (Kyoto Fusioneering ), Kiyoshi Seko (Kyoto Fusioneering ), Taka Nagao (Kyoto Fusioneering ), Satoshi Konishi (Kyoto Fusioneering )
Lithium Engineering Challenges for Fusion Applications
Kristin Skrecky (General Fusion), Joerg Zimmermann (General Fusion)
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