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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Destruction of Ukrainian dam threatens Zaporizhzhia
A Soviet-era dam downstream from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine collapsed last evening, causing the water level of the Kakhovka Reservoir north of the dam to drop and raising new concerns over the already jeopardized safety of the Russian-occupied nuclear facility, Europe’s largest. The reservoir supplies water for, among other things, Zaporizhzhia’s cooling systems.
Saturday, April 10, 2021|1:00–2:00PM EDT
Robert B. Hayes
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Julian Colvin (NC State Univ.)
Practicing engineers should demand more from our education system, the engineering profession, and ourselves. Licensure is the mark of a professional. It's a standard recognized by employers and their clients, by governments and by the public as an assurance of dedication, skill and quality. Why should we settle for anything less? Beginning with this question, panelists from academia and industry will discuss the importance of professional licensure and the role nuclear professionals play to protect the health and safety of the public.
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