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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.
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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
September 22–23, 2020
Thank you for joining us for this special two-day event featuring 15 organizations and 25 sessions!
This is a critical time for the nuclear community as we face the uncertainties of tomorrow, but thanks to you and your peers, the future of nuclear continues to brighten. Your generation will have an incredible opportunity to leave a lasting impact on both the technology itself and its contribution to advancing humanity. I'm excited for ANS to be able to provide you the resources and connections you need to make your own personal mark.
I hope you enjoy the Virtual Career Fair and the opportunities you have to network with both your peers and the participating organization that helped make this possible. I encourage you to stay active with ANS beyond this week, including getting involved with the Young Members Group, which proudly put together the event.
Thank you again and best wishes as you enter the next phase of your career!
Craig H. PiercyANS Executive Director/CEO
For more information, please contact Catherine Prat, ANS Young Members Group Chair, 706-526-1001.