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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Granholm visits Clinch River Site to show support for SMRs
Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Clinch River Nuclear Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on December 5 to highlight the Biden administration’s support for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s advanced nuclear technology program.
Granholm indicated that the administration is willing to provide funding for the nation’s first commercial small modular reactor at the site. “Excited to see a shovel in the ground, hopefully in a few more years,” she said. “TVA is leading on small modular reactors with this site. Everybody’s looking to TVA to make sure that this can actually happen.”
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV
The recent acceleration in advanced reactor licensing efforts, both for non-light water designs (e.g., Aurora, Hermes, Natrium, Xe-100, eVinci) and for light water designs (e.g., NuScale, BWRX-300, SMR-160), will naturally result in new and interesting safety-related research. This conference provides the advanced nuclear industry a venue to share their safety approaches and research. The Advanced Reactor Safety (ARS) conference, formerly entitled the International Topical Meeting on Advanced Reactor Safety and first held in 1994, is one of two conferences the Nuclear Installations Safety Division (NISD) has historically sponsored to support information sharing and networking across the safety community. ARS 2024 will be of interest to those working in both deterministic and probabilistic safety approaches for various applications. The meeting welcomes the submission of full-length technical papers, which will be peer reviewed and published as conference proceedings.
Advanced Reactor Safety Call for Papers
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