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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
This conference provides an international forum for the discussion of the scientific, technical, social, and regulatory aspects associated with the storage, extended storage, transportation, recycling, and disposal of used/spent fuel, high-level and other radioactive waste, including decommissioning waste. As nuclear power is being looked at globally to address climate change, a proactive focus on resolving “back end” of the fuel cycle issues is paramount. Consent-based siting of both centralized interim storage facilities and geologic repositories will be instrumental to fostering this growth. Lessons learned and innovative approaches will be shared amongst participants from industry, government, academia, policymakers, and the interested public. International and student participation are highly encouraged to facilitate knowledge transfer to countries pursuing a nuclear future and to the generation that will be responsible for implementation.
Sylvia Saltzstein Sandia National Laboratories
Brady Hanson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Emily Stein (Sandia National Laboratories)
Robert Howard (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
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