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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
Thursday, July 20, 2023|10:00–11:45AM EDT|300B
Seung Jun Lee (Ulsan Nat'l Institute Science and Technology)
Yunfei Zhao (University of Maryland)
Askin Guler Yigitoglu
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Technical and Regulatory Aspects of Integrating Safety and Security at Nuclear Power Plants
Robby Christian (INL), Steven R. Prescott (INL), Vaibhav Yadav (INL), Shawn W. St Germain (INL), Christopher P. Chwasz (INL)
Risk-Informed Design of Defensive Cybersecurity Architectures for Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems
Lee T. Maccarone (Sandia), Jacob R. James (Sandia), Daniel R. Sandoval (Sandia), Alexandria W. Haddad (Sandia), Michael T. Rowland (Sandia)
Criteria for Determining the Safety of Wireless Technologies at Nuclear Power Plants
M. D. Muhlheim (ORNL), L. A. Hardin (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission), R. J. Belles (ORNL)
Implementation of Risk-Informed Tools to Improve Physical Security Response and Effectiveness
Ricky Summitt (ENERCON)
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