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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
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!
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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
You are responsible for presenting your paper at the meeting's technical sessions. If, for good reason, you cannot present your paper, a qualified and knowledgeable substitute should be selected by you to present the paper at the scheduled time. Failure to do so without proper cause and notification may result in your paper being withdrawn from the proceedings and restrictions of future presentations. Before the meeting, Professors Smidts (email@example.com) and Sinha (firstname.lastname@example.org) MUST be informed of any changes in the status of your presentation. Changes during the meeting (e.g., because of illness) MUST be reported to the Technical Program Chair before the conclusion of the meeting.
In order to support the virtual format of PSA 2021, Zoom trainings to authors, presenters and session chairs will be offered by ANS headquarters starting from November 1st to November 5th on alternate days of the first week of November (i.e on Monday, Nov 1, Wednesday, Nov 3rd and Friday, Nov 5th) these dates are one week prior to the actual PSA 2021 conference dates which is from November 7th -12th, 2021. The Zoom training link will be provided in a separate email. The zoom training schedule is mentioned in the lines below (All quoted time is in Central Time Zone):
Monday-Wednesday-Friday: Morning Session from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (CST)
Monday-Wednesday-Friday: Afternoon Session from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CST)
*Please make a note that the above mentioned Zoom training is also highly recommended for Panelists, Plenary Speakers and Session Chairs/Co- Chairs). This Zoom training is to confirm that microphones and cameras are working for the upcoming presentation/meeting. Furthermore, the Zoom training will also be used to provide guidance on how to navigate the ANS website for PSA 2021 information, where to sign up, and how to obtain Zoom links etc. for the upcoming PSA 2021 Virtual Meeting Sessions.
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