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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Missouri S&T’s nuclear engineering program gains department status
Missouri S&T’s pool-type nuclear reactor. Photo: Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T
Sixty years ago, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), then known as the University of Missouri at Rolla, was one of the first U.S. institutions to offer a nuclear engineering degree. Now, decades after it was offered as an option within metallurgical engineering, Missouri S&T’s nuclear program has attained new status as the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science Department, the university announced on October 20.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD
Thursday, November 19, 2020|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EST)
The session will be available to join at 8:30AM (9:30AM EST).
Gerard P. van Noordennen
James J. Byrne
NEIMA is the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act that was passed this year. It requires the NRC to report to Congress on the best practices for establishing the advisory panels. This session will address:
• a description of the type of topics that could be brought before a community advisory board;
• how the board's input could inform the decision-making process of stakeholders for various decommissioning activities;
• how the board could interact with the NRC and other Federal regulatory bodies to promote dialogue between the licensee and affected stakeholders; and
• how the board could offer opportunities for public engagement throughout all phases of the decommissioning process.
This session will include a discussion of the composition of existing community advisory boards and best practices identified during the establishment and operation of such boards, including logistical considerations, frequency of meetings, and the selection of board members.
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