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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.
13th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2023)
Monday, July 17, 2023|3:15–5:00PM EDT|301D
Jamie B. Coble
Nuclear utilities in the U.S. are pursuing major digital modernization projects to the existing fleet of reactors to sustain long-term operations. The NRC in coordination with stakeholders have made significant changes to the regulatory infrastructure to support industry's implementation of digital instrumentation and controls (I&C) upgrades. The NRC is also currently reviewing license applications for major digital upgrades of plant protection systems at two nuclear sites. This panel will discuss current digital I&C modernization activities, implementation successes and challenges, and associated regulatory insights. The panel will also discuss their vision and potential technical and regulatory challenges for integrating current plant controls and safety systems into all-digital modern control rooms.
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