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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
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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