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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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Environmental regulator gives nod to plans for first Polish nuclear plant
Poland’s General Directorate for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ) has given its imprimatur to the Central European nation’s plan to build and operate its first nuclear power facility, state-owned utility Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe announced last Friday.
PEJ, which submitted its environmental impact report for the proposed project to GDOŚ in March 2022, called the decision “a key permit obtained in the investment process, because subsequent administrative approvals, including the decision to determine the location of the investment and the building permit, must comply with the arrangements and conditions contained in the decision on environmental conditions.”
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Decommissioning
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|12:00–1:30PM EDT
Lynne Goodman (Retired)
Joe Carignan (Carignan & Associates)
This session will address what is involved in decommissioning a nuclear power plant and approaches to decommissioning, including regulatory perspectives and new innovative decommissioning models. Historically, the owner/licensee has performed or overseen decommissioning activities. In new approaches, a decommissioning entity becomes the licensee and/or owner of the plant and controls the cleanup. Costs of decommissioning will be addressed. The session will include a discussion of pros and cons of various models.
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