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NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
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November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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The Ubiquity of PFAS: An Emerging Issue in Decommissioning
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), an anthropogenic class of several thousand chemicals made for use in products such as nonstick cookware, water-, grease-, and stain-resistant materials, surfactants, and fire suppression foams , are emerging as a complicating factor in nuclear decommissioning. These chemicals, which have been manufactured globally, including in the United States, have gained regulatory and public attention due to their persistence and ubiquity in the environment, ability to be detected at low parts-per-trillion levels, and health-based standards set at levels hundreds to thousands of times lower than more classic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
Embedded Topical Meeting on Decommissioning Environmental Science and Remote Technology 2021
This embedded topical meeting is a joint venture between the Decommissioning and Environmental Services Division (DESD) and Robotics and Remote Systems Division (RRSD). Authors are invited to participate in this event to exchange ideas and knowledge and to submit papers covering advances in DESD and RRSD topics listed in this announcement.
General Chair: James Byrne (Byrne & Associates)
Program Chairs: Sue Aggarwal (NMNTI) Leo Lagos (Florida International University) Nadia Glucksberg (Haley & Aldrich)
DESD RRSD 2021 Call for Papers
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