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The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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The Ubiquity of PFAS: An Emerging Issue in Decommissioning
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), an anthropogenic class of several thousand chemicals made for use in products such as nonstick cookware, water-, grease-, and stain-resistant materials, surfactants, and fire suppression foams , are emerging as a complicating factor in nuclear decommissioning. These chemicals, which have been manufactured globally, including in the United States, have gained regulatory and public attention due to their persistence and ubiquity in the environment, ability to be detected at low parts-per-trillion levels, and health-based standards set at levels hundreds to thousands of times lower than more classic contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
2023 ANS Student Conference Speaker
Dr. Hayes is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University where he teaches Health Physics, Nuclear Waste Management and Radiological Emergency Response. His research uses thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence and electron paramagnetic resonance along with gamma ray spectrometry and shielding for radiation safety, nuclear nonproliferation and radiological air monitoring. He is a licensed Professional Nuclear Engineer, a Certified Health Physicist and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He currently holds a joint faculty appointment with Savannah River National Laboratory and is an Associate Editor of the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry. He previously worked in industry at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant doing nuclear waste management and at the former Nevada Test Site doing radiological emergency response for the Nuclear Emergency Support Teams.
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