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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
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.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Fusion Science and Technology
Wanted: Information leading to a neutron source for fusion energy R&D
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science published a notice in the March 27 Federal Register calling for input on technological approaches to a Fusion Prototypic Neutron Source (FPNS) for materials irradiation research under DOE-SC’s Fusion Energy Sciences program, as well as partnership models that could accelerate the construction and delivery of the facility. The request for information (RFI) calls for responses by May 11.
February 6–9, 2023
Maintaining Excellence Today – Building the Nuclear Workforce for Tomorrow!
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
Thank you for participating in the Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)!
The Proceedings of CONTE 2023 are now available to all who registered for the conference. Access to the Proceedings is linked to the account you used to register for the meeting.
You can also access the Transactions by logging in to the ANS website.
The Conference on Nuclear Training and Education is more than an invitation to a meeting, lecture, or video. CONTE 2023 is part of the incredible next steps in providing a safe, reliable source for our clean energy economy.
This conference comes at a crucial time on every front for America’s nuclear industry and education. Learning methods, systems, and technologies are rapidly transforming before our eyes to allow learning to take place essentially anywhere the learner may be and in a delivery format that they may choose. Almost every higher educational learning institution is offering the ability to take courses remotely using flexible scheduling, with materials that are easily accessible, eliminating the need to carry a book bag or notes from location to location. Virtual learning environments allow students to experience being in-field task performance in a safe environment without being exposed to radiological or industrial safety hazards of a complex nuclear plant while learning.
But there is more at stake than advances in training and education: We have a strong call to act to sustain the safe, reliable, and vital role nuclear power plays in the future of environmentally friendly energy. We have a duty to act on our energy future for the security of our planet, our country, our families, and the future of our children and their children. In support of these goals, it is exciting to see that the nuclear industry in the United States is growing for the first time in quite a long time. Two new large reactors, Vogtle 3 and 4, are scheduled to begin operation within 18 months. This will be the first new nuclear generation brought online in over 30 years. What an incredible milestone to achieve! At the same time, several stations have applied and received operating license extensions for an additional 20 years, clearing the way for 80 years of operation for these units. Several companies are looking out on the horizon to develop plans for the construction and operation of small modular reactors (SMRs) with enhanced safety and security features. These SMRs require a much smaller capital investment to build, may be more easily cited, and provide greater flexibility due to the scalability of the newer technologies. The future is bright for the nuclear industry in the U.S. again.
Our safe and secure society, economy, and futures are linked directly to these exciting opportunities. Nuclear energy plays a critical role today and in the future. Every clean energy plan includes a high reliance on nuclear to reach set decarbonization goals. And this requires sustaining a highly skilled workforce today and building the workforce of tomorrow with skill sets to deliver the new nuclear future.
CONTE 2023: “Maintaining Excellence Today – Building the Nuclear Workforce for Tomorrow!”
CONTE 2023 Program Cochairs
Christopher A. McClain(Dominion Energy)
Andrew Thomas (Idaho National Laboratory)
Enhance your visibility at CONTE 2023 by becoming a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized on the meeting website, meeting communications, at the Opening Plenary and on signage displayed throughout the meeting. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your sponsorship package early. View our Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus