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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Hilton Anaheim
We would like to invite you to attend the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE 2022) meeting now embedded in the ANS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Hilton from June 12th to the 16th, 2022.
TOFE 2022 features abstracts and papers detailing outstanding research in the field of fusion science and technology
Ales Necas (TAE Technologies Inc)
Technical Program Chair:
Paul Humrickhouse (ORNL)
Leigh Winfrey (Penn State Univ.)
Student Program Chair:
Lauren Garrison (ORNL)
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