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DOE lists five stories to watch in 2021
Despite all the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear energy community pulled out some big wins in 2020, and this year could be even bigger, according to the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.
From deep space exploration on Mars to a historic new reactor coming online in Waynesboro, Ga., 2021 will be a record-breaking year for the industry—both good and potentially bad.
Find the full details on the DOE-NE website.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NCSD
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Kermit A. Bunde
Kristan M. Wessels (Y12 National Security Complex)
Mich Leana (American Nuclear Society)
Metrics on Nuclear Criticality Safety Programs can be used to monitor and manage performance as well as identify and correct negative trends. Leading indicators (precursors to more significant issues) can be difficult to define and monitor with relation to nuclear criticality safety. Additionally, a feedback and improvement mechanisms should be in place to correct any negative performance or trends identified by metrics. This panel is for facilities to share the metrics used to demonstrate programmatic health, which leading indicators are being monitored for trends, and the improvement mechanisms used when negative trends are identified.
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Presentation Slides — James J. Kuropatwinski
Presentation Slides — Kristan Wessels
Presentation Slides — Christopher M. Long
Presentation Slides — Kevin Hahn
Presentation Slides — Lon Paulson
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