ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Robotics & Remote Systems
The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of immersive simulation, robotics, and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Cs-137 sealed source found in Western Australia
A rendering of the sealed source capsule’s appearance. (Image: DFES)
Australian emergency services has located the lost sealed source, the BBC reported early February 1.
The caesium-137 capsule, part of a density gauge used at Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri mine in Western Australia, was found after a survey vehicle travelling at 70 km/h (43 mph) detected radiation, according to the report. According to Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the capsule was located on the roadside of the Great Northern Highway, south of Newman. A serial number verified it was the lost source.
[Originally posted January 31, 2023] Authorities are searching 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) of Australia’s Great Northern Highway, between Perth and the remote town of Newman, for a lost sealed-source capsule containing cesium-137. The source was part of a density gauge used by mining company Rio Tinto at its mining operations in Western Australia.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) of Western Australia reported that the density gauge containing a 6-mm-diameter (0.24-inch-diameter) by 8-mm-height (0.31-inch-height) source capsule was sent by flatbed truck to Perth for repair, leaving Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri mine site in Western Australia on January 12 and arriving in Perth on January 16. The package containing the gauge, however, was not inspected until January 25.
Upon opening the package, it was found that the gauge was broken apart with one of four mounting bolts missing. The source itself and all screws on the gauge were also missing. It is assumed that vibrations from the truck broke the gauge apart and allowed the screws and capsule to fall through the bolt hole and away from the truck. DFES said they were notified of the loss on the evening of January 25.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Brighton I/II
Maria Avramova (NCSU)
Marianna Papadionysiou (PSI)
To access paper attachments, you must be logged in and registered for the meeting.
Register NowLog In
Generation of Group Constants at GRS for the Rostov-2 Benchmark
Romain Henry (GRS), Yann Périn (GRS), Anton Travleev (GRS)
Native Natural Circulation in VERA
Nicholas F. Herring (Univ. Michigan), Benjamin S. Collins (Univ. Texas, Austin), Thomas J. Downar (Univ. Michigan)
Quantification of the Importance of the Modeling Fidelity in the Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Analysis
Gregory K. Delipei (NCSU), Agustin Abarca (NCSU), Pascal Rouxelin (NCSU), Maria Avramova (NCSU), Kostadin Ivanov (NCSU)
Extension of the High-Resolution Thermal-Hydraulics Code ESCOT to Hexagonal Core Geometries for Multi-Physics Calculations
Jorge Gonzalez-Amoros (Seoul Nat'l Univ.), Seongchan Kim (Seoul Nat'l Univ.), Han Gyu Joo (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
To join the conversation, you must be logged in and registered for the meeting.