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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Plenary Session|Sponsored by ANS
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|10:00–11:30AM EST
You've probably heard the expression, "Perception is reality." Similarly, one's concept of risk is significantly affected by personal experience and knowledge. One of the most misunderstood aspects of nuclear is radiation. So, what's the best way to communicate about the risk of low-dose radiation (levels to which we regulate) with non-scientists/engineers? What do we know and what would we like to know about the effects of low-dose radiation? How do we get from the latest studies on the effects low-dose radiation to applying the results of that study to dose regulation? What changes can be made to radiation protection practices based on what we know now? In particular, what should or could ANS do? How does our understanding of risk in the nuclear industry impact our practices and performance? What are the next steps toward increasing our understanding of low-dose radiation effects and improving the implementation of what we know? Panelist experts will address these questions, with plenty of time for audience Q&A.
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