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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Metz on Harold Denton: Memories of a life in nuclear safety
A number of years ago, historian and writer Chuck Metz Jr. was at the Bush’s Visitor Center in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains when he ran into former Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Harold Denton and his wife. Metz was at the visitor center, which opened in 2010 and is now a tourist hotspot, because, as he explained to the Dentons at the time, he had overseen the development of its on-site museum and had written a companion coffee-table history book.
The chance meeting turned into a friendship and a fruitful collaboration. Denton, who in 1979 was the public spokesperson for the NRC as the Three Mile Island-2 accident unfolded, had been working on his memoir, but he was stuck. He asked Metz for help with the organization and compilation of his notes. “I was about to retire,” Metz said, “but I thought that exploring the nuclear world might be an interesting change of pace.”
Denton passed away in 2017, but by then Metz had spent many hours with his fast friend and was able to complete the memoir, Three Mile Island and Beyond: Memories of a Life in Nuclear Safety, which was published recently by ANS. Metz shared some of his thoughts about Denton and the book with Nuclear News. The interview was conducted by NN’s David Strutz.
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June 14–16, 2021
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
April 26–30, 2021
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS)
April 8–10, 2021
2021 Student Conference
ENLIGHTEN | EMBRACE | EMPOWER
February 9–11, 2021
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
We are transforming CONTE 2021 into an virtual conference February 9-11, 2021. This will allow us to deliver the top quality content and technical exchange you’ve come to expect from ANS meetings while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved.
November 20, 2020
Virtual Graduate School Fair
November 16–19, 2020
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
Nuclear is good for you
October 20–23, 2020
Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH '20)
ATH’20 (Class IV) has cancelled, no further information at this time
September 22–23, 2020
2020 Virtual Career Fair
September 13–17, 2020
ICRS 14/RPSD 2020
Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, ICRS-14/RPSD-20 will be postponed until September 12-16, 2021. All authors will be contacted via email for further instructions.
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
August 23–27, 2020
13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-13)
Due to COVID-19, NUTHOS-13 has officially cancelled. Please visit the website for further details.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August 11, 2020
Utility Working Conference Virtual Summit (UWC)
It's Go Time: Creating Momentum Toward Transformational Change
June 8–11, 2020
2020 ANS Annual Meeting
Countdown to 2030 - Framing the Nuclear Technology Agenda for the Next 10 Years
Online Virtual Meeting
May 18–22, 2020
Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo 2020
Due to COVID-19, this meeting has officially cancelled. Please visit the website for further details.
Tokyo Metropolitan Area (Chiba), Japan
April 5–9, 2020
14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp '20)
Due to COVID-19, AccApp has officially postponed. Please visit the website for further details.
April 6–8, 2020
Nuclear Emerging Technology for Space (NETS) 2020
Due to the evolving health concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), NETS 2020, scheduled for April 6-9, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center, is being postponed until further notice.
March 29–April 2, 2020
It is therefore with heavy hearts that we have no choice but to announce that the PHYSOR 2020 conference in Cambridge will be cancelled. Please be assured that your open access papers will be published in the proceedings on the conference website.
March 26–28, 2020
2020 Student Conference
Raleigh, NC|North Carolina State University
March 15–19, 2020
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP2020)
ICAPP 2020 has cancelled due to Public Health and Safety Concerns with regards to the Covid-19 outbreak. New information will be posted to the website once confirmed.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
November 17–21, 2019
2019 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
Nuclear Technology for the U.S. and the World
Washington, DC|Marriott Wardman Park
October 6–10, 2019
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES)
Baltimore, MD|Hilton Baltimore