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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Japanese gangster charged with trafficking nuclear materials
U.S. officials have brought charges of nuclear materials trafficking against a Japanese gangster who has been in federal custody since 2022.
In a case filled with international espionage, along with alleged weapons and drug trafficking, Takeshi Ebisawa has been charged with attempting to sell uranium and weapons-grade plutonium. The 60-year-old Japanese national—who is believed to be a leading figure in the Yakuza, the Japanese organized crime syndicate—faces a long list of federal charges that carry sentence of life in prison.
18th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2023)
Technical Session|PSA Analyses: Methods and Applications
Wednesday, July 19, 2023|1:00–2:45PM EDT|300B
Alexander J. Huning (ORNL)
Askin Guler Yigitoglu (ORNL)
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Quantifying the Likelihood of Nuclear Supply Chain Shortage Risk
Priyanka Pandit (NCSU), Arjun Earthperson (NCSU), Daniel Nevius (NCSU), Mihai Diaconeasa (NCSU)
Availability Evaluation of HP-STMCs Space Nuclear Reactor Power System
Xinyan Xu (Univ. Science and Technology of China), Changhong Peng (Univ. Science and Technology of China)
Probabilistic Safety Assessment Methodology for the Transportation of Radioactive Material
Manorma Kumar (Polytechnic Univ. Catalonia), Guillem Cortes-Rossell (Polytechnic Univ. Catalonia)
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Risk-Informed Opportunities and Challenges for Microreactors
Alexander J. Huning (ORNL), David E. Shropshire (INL), Efe Kurt (INL)
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