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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
Monday, November 8, 2021|10:10AM–12:10PM EST
Man Cheol Kim (Chung-Ang University)
Xiaoyu Zheng (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
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Checking the Reasonableness of a Bayesian Update
Matthew M. Degonish (Westinghouse Electric Co.), Carroll A. Trull (Westinghouse Electric Co.), Kenneth L. Kiper (Westinghouse Electric Co.)
Research Roadmap to Enhance Industry Legacy Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods and Tools
Andrew Miller (Jensen Hughes), Stephen M. Hess (Jensen Hughes), Curtis L. Smith (INL)
Categorization of Reactor Sequences for Their Integration Into the SFP PSA Model
Cristina Israelsson Hilario (Tractebel ENGIE), Shizhen Yu (Tractebel ENGIE)
Use of Severe Accident Codes to Refine Large Early Release Frequency to Support Realism in LERF Estimates
Ricky Summitt (Engineering Planning and Management)
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