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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
Thursday, July 20, 2023|12:00–2:00PM EDT
Leaving from the Knoxville Convention Center
Bus will pick up at the Convention Center: Clinch Avenue Entrance, please arrive to this location at 11:45am.
The Nuclear Engineering department and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville moved into the new, state-of-the-art Zeanah Engineering Complex in Fall, 2021. This move has more than tripled the department's footprint on campus with 27 new teaching and research laboratories. The Fast Neutron Source (FNS) is being designed and built in a heavily shielded area. FNS is a subcritical system with a reconfigurable design to mimic the neutron spectrum expected in a variety of advanced reactor systems, including sodium-, molten salt-, or lead-cooled reactors. In addition to the FNS, this tour will include other laboratory spaces focused on operations and maintenance, instrumentation and control, nuclear safety, and nuclear security.