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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
October 21, 2022
The third annual ANS Virtual Graduate School Fair took place on Friday, October 21. The goal of the event was to help prepare the next generation of nuclear professionals and to keep early and seasoned experts at the top of their game/
View the presentation slides from the event.
Agenda (all times EDT)
3:30 pmOpening Remarks
3:45 pmMake your application pop!Lisa Marshall, NC State Director of OutreachLane Carasik, Virginia Commonwealth University facultyJeff King, Colorado School of Mines admissions committee member
4:15 pmWhat is it really like?Advice from current students:Khaldoon Al-Dawood, North Carolina State UniversityAmanda Bachmann, University of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignVictoria Hagopian, Penn State University
4:45 pmUniversity Breakout Sessions
6:15 pmWhat's Next!Hear about the ANS College Series and learn about upcoming activities from the Student Section Committee and Young Members Group
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