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2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
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).
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Session Chair: Bor Kos|Alternate Chair: Iole Palermo
Grand Pacific D
Session Chair: Leigh Smith|Alternate Chair: Chris Perfetti
Session Chair: Davide Bortot|Alternate Chair: Seiki Ohnishi
Session Chair: Chelsea D'Angelo|Alternate Chair: Matthew Smith
Session Chair: Davide Mazzucconi|Alternate Chair: Georgeta Radulescu
Session Chair: Douglas Di Julio|Alternate Chair: Stephane Bourganel
Session Chair: Chang-ho Shin|Alternate Chair: Kim Tuyet Tran
Session Chair: Tanja Goričanec|Alternate Chair: Pedro Vaz
Session Chair: Madison Andrews|Alternate Chair: Douglas Peplow
Session Chair: Hideo Hirayama|Alternate Chair: Maha Bouhadida
Session Chair: Heinz Vincke|Alternate Chair: Shaheen Dewji
Session Chair: Anna Ferrari|Alternate Chair: Kyle Grammer
Session Chair: Andrew Rosenstrom|Alternate Chair: Sandra Bogetic
Session Chair: Carmen Jacobs|Alternate Chair: Robert E. Grove
Session Chair: Martin Schulc|Alternate Chair: Amir Bahadori
Session Chair: Jeffrey A. Favorite|Alternate Chair: John Bess
Session Chair: Kumar Mohindroo|Alternate Chair: Lawrence Heilbronn
Session Chair: Tucker Mclannahan|Alternate Chair: Irina I. Popova
Session Chair: Yurdunaz Celik|Alternate Chair: Jason Haverkamp
Session Chair: Nam-Suk Jung|Alternate Chair: Randy Schwarz
Session Chair: Mathieu Dupont|Alternate Chair: Robert E. Grove
Session Chair: Lukas Zvorka|Alternate Chair: Thomas M. Miller
Session Chair: Chikara Konno|Alternate Chair: Jeff Favorite
Session Chair: Kristel Ghoos|Alternate Chair: Daniela Ene
Session Chair: Ethan A. Asano|Alternate Chair: Ahmad Ibrahim
Session Chair: Amalia Chambon|Alternate Chair: Davide Bozzato
Session Chair: Odile Petit|Alternate Chair: Yi-Kang Lee