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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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The spirit of international cooperation
This September, I was fortunate to be in Vienna as a delegate to the 67th International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference. I will admit, it was strange at first to be in another country while listening to the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Commerce all discuss the positive aspects of nuclear and its international influence, but it was a great experience, especially hearing firsthand the enthusiasm of the secretary of energy.
Delegations from Ghana and the Philippines provided an excellent perspective from countries new to nuclear and embracing it. The Philippines’ representative spoke of the many islands that currently depend on diesel generators to provide power, and the need to replace them. A microreactor would be able to replace the generators and provide clean energy for decades. He also talked about how his country had to ship raw metal ore to China for smelting, and how a larger nuclear plant provides the power to smelt their own ore, improving their market. The Ghanian delegation spoke of their interest in nuclear power and small modular reactor technology and how they believe SMRs will provide their industries with safe, reliable power.
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The Ohio State University
Carol S. Smidts
University of Maryland at College Park
University of Illinois
Huyn Gook Kang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nuclear Safety Consultant
University of Chile
Man Cheol Kim
Politecnico di Milano
Paul Scherrer Institute
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Westinghouse Electric Company
University at Buffalo
Argonne National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory
Curtis L. Smith
David S. Grabaskas
Consejo de Seguridad de Nuclear (CSN)
Eric A. Thornsbury
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hyun Gook Kang
Joomyung V Lee
North Carolina State University
University of Ljubljana
University of Maryland
Ronald L. Boring
Seung Jun Lee
Ulsan Nat'l Institute Science and Technology
Todd V Paulos
Colorado State University
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
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