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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.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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The DRUM program: Cataloging America’s abandoned uranium mines
Based on a review of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) records and available data from numerous agencies, there are an estimated 4,225 mines across the country that provided uranium ore to the U.S. government for defense-related purposes between 1947 and 1970. To aid in the cleanup of these legacy uranium mines and establish a record of their locations and current conditions, the Defense-Related Uranium Mines (DRUM) program was established within the Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management (LM).
November 11–15, 2018
Joining Forces to Advance Nuclear
Orlando, FL|Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Daniel Churchman (Fleet Engineering Director, Southern Nuclear)
John D. Bess (R&D Nuclear Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory)
Assistant Program Chairs:
Robert Margolis (Principal Engineer, Florida Power & Light)
Gokul Vasudevamurthy (Scientist IV, General Atomics)
Embedded Topical Meeting
Leigh Winfrey (Associate Professor, University of Florida)
Trey Gebhart (Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
John Gilligan (Executive Associate Dean, North Carolina State University)
Arnold Lumsdaine (R&D Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Gregory Staack (Engineer, Savannah River National Laboratory)
Student Program Chair:
Lauren Garrison (Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Xu Cheng (Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
John C. Luxat (Professor, McMaster University)
Sofiane Benhamadouche (Expert Researcher, EDF R&D)
Sama Bilbao y Leon (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Elia Merzari (Nuclear Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory)
Piyush Sabharwall (Nuclear Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory)
Yong Hoon Jeong (Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
The second Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference (ANTPC) 2018 is rescheduled to take place
during the ANS Winter Meeting due to widespread flooding following Hurricane Florence. This Meeting is co-sponsored by
the American Nuclear Society's Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Fuel Cycle Waste Management Divisions. The goal is to
stimulate conversation among nuclear science researchers, facilities operators, and policy makers and provide a venue for
discussions on relevant policy and technical needs in nonproliferation.
John Mattingly (Associate Professor, North Carolina State University)
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COCHAIRs:
Rian Bahran (Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Margaret Harding (4 Factor Consulting, LLC)