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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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A call to action
John C. Wagner
Like many of you, I have dedicated my career to the advancement of nuclear energy. We chose this path because clean energy changes lives. If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, end energy poverty, develop a U.S. power grid that is secure and resilient, and ensure national security, nuclear must be a significant part of the mix.
But let us acknowledge the reality of our situation. Nuclear power plants continue to close. New reactor projects are too often delayed by cost overruns and red tape. Not having solved the politics for a permanent repository, spent fuel sits at shut-down reactor sites.
We find ourselves perpetually running the hamster wheel, building paper reactors, and grinding our teeth as critics cloud public discourse by regurgitating old fears and clinging to the tired tropes of a bygone era.
Embedded Topical Meeting
November 11–15, 2018
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)
Assistant Program Chairs:
Piyush Sabharwall (Nuclear Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory)
Yong Hoon Jeong (Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)