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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.”
Monday, June 12, 2023|8:00–11:00AM EDT|Marriott 5/6
Yes, we have seen historic U.S. investments in nuclear technology in the last two years. Nuclear optimism is at a generational high. However, tough challenges remain: a laborious licensing process, a domestic enrichment gap, lack of progress on nuclear waste policy, a steep scale-up of our workforce and supply chains, demonstrating first of a kind fission and fusion technologies, just to name a few. It’s become increasingly clear that the world will not be able to solve its most fundamental climate and energy challenges without the power of nuclear technology, As such, we cannot afford to merely kick these challenges down the road. We must face them head on. If nuclear fails, the planet fails. That is not an option.
General ChairMark PetersExecutive Vice President for National Laboratory Management & Operations, Battelle
Grace StankeMiss America 2023, Nuclear Engineering Student, Zero-Carbon Advocate
Mitch DanielsFormer Indiana Governor
Dr. Michael GoffPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy
Maria KorsnickPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute
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