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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Alternate Revenue Streams
Wednesday, August 11, 2021|7:30–9:00AM (8:30–10:00AM EDT)|Calusa 4-5
The session will be available to join at 7:00AM (8:00AM EDT).
Ken Thomas (INL)
Ken Lowery (Southern Company)
Maxwell Daniels (Mission Support and Test Services)
Matthew Hageman (Oregon State Univ.)
This session will present the option for domestic production of Cobalt-60 isotopes. Initiatives include the following: (1) Cobalt 60 growing market in need of new supply – Aging populations and increased access to medicine globally has given rise to increased demand for Gamma sterilization. Current Cobalt-60 production capacity will need to be replaced over time as reactors reach end of life. (2) A novel production technology for Cobalt-60 – Westinghouse is developing technology for the irradiation and harvesting Cobalt-60 in PWRs. The goal is to establish a scalable source of Cobalt-60 from US PWRs. (3) PSEGs vision is people providing safe, reliable, economic, and greener energy. Cobalt-60 production brings value to the utility and aligns with their vision and values.
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