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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Brouillette: Nuclear should be part of California’s energy problem solution
In an op-ed published on September 25 in the Orange County Register, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette decryed the state of California’s handling of its energy crisis.
Brouillette criticized state leaders for championing a 100 percent renewable energy plan that ignores nuclear and natural gas. He also found fault with the plan to prematurely close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Technical Session|Sponsored by NISD
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).
Aaron S. Epiney
Andrew J. Clark
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Transition to Extreme Decision Making - Similarities between the Response to the Corona Virus and Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants.
George L. Vayssier (NSC Netherlands)
Probabilistic Risk Assessment Collaboration through the Japan-U.S. Civil Nuclear Energy Research and Development Working Group
Curtis L. Smith (Idaho National Laboratory), Masato Nakajima (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Naoto Kihara (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Steven Prescott (Idaho National Laboratory)
Performance Analysis of Ensemble Learning in Bearing Fault Diagnosis of Rotating Machines
Xianping Zhong (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh), Daniel G. Cole (University of Pittsburgh), Heng Ban (University of Pittsburgh)
U-10Mo Fission Product Release Rate Testing
Kyle G. Metzroth (MPR Associates, Inc.), Seongtae Kwon (Idaho National Laboratory), Jeff Giglio (Idaho National Laboratory), Jody Henley (Idaho National Laboratory), Kamron Fazel (MPR Associates)
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