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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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HALEU investment is key part of TerraPower’s demo proposal
TerraPower announced on September 15 that it plans to work with Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale production facilities for the high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) needed to fuel many advanced reactor designs.
The proposed investment in HALEU fuel fabrication is tied to a TerraPower-led submittal to the Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP), which was created to support the deployment of two first-of-a-kind advanced reactor designs within five to seven years. TerraPower would like one of those designs to be Natrium, the 345-MWe sodium fast reactor that it has developed with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.
September 10–15, 2017
Criticality safety - pushing the boundaries by modernizing and integrating data, methods, and regulations
Carlsbad, NM|Pecos River Village Conference Center
The 2017 Nuclear Criticality Safety Division (NCSD) Topical Meeting will be hosted at the Pecos River Village Conference Center in Carlsbad, NM, September 10-15, 2017. All meeting activities, plenary sessions, technical sessions, tutorials and exhibits will be held at this location (unless otherwise noted).
For hotel accommodations, please choose from the three preferred hotels that have special group rates for the conference (go to: http://carlsbadans.com/index.php/travelsectiob/hotels).
Todd Shrader (Manager, DOE Carlsbad Field Office)
Jef Lucchini (Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Sedat Goluoglu (Professor, University of Florida)
Thomas P. McLaughlin (Retiree, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Calvin Hopper (Retiree, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Robert Wilson (DOE, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center)