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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Manchin supports nuclear provisions in Biden’s Build Back Better plan
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) has been in the news over the past week—and that’s good news for the nuclear community. Last week, The Hill reported on Manchin’s support for climate action, and according to Bloomberg News this week, Manchin is “big on nuclear” and supports the tax credits for nuclear power plants included in the administration’s Build Back Better plan.
Saturday, December 4, 2021|10:00AM–12:00PM (11:00AM–1:00PM EST)
Following his groundbreaking “Atoms for Peace” speech before the United Nations on December 8, 1953, President Eisenhower in 1955 proposed the design and construction of a nuclear-powered merchant ship. With congressional approval in 1956, the 22,000 ton passenger and cargo ship NS Savannah was constructed, tested, and delivered for sea service in 1962. The purpose of the Savannah was to demonstrate the application of nuclear technology (80 MWth PWR) to merchant ships with all its new concomitant regulations, standards, training, operations, and design features. Between 1962 and 1970, when it was shutdown, Savannah had sailed over 450,000 miles, called 32 domestic and 45 foreign ports in 26 nations, carried 848 passengers, and hosted over 1.4 million visitors, all while burning only 163 pounds of enriched uranium.
An in-depth detailed virtual tour of the Savannah, now berthed in Baltimore, was developed under sponsorship by the ANS DC Section, N.S. Savannah Association, and the Maritime Administration (MARAD). This approximately 1-hour video tour takes viewers on a journey, which could not be taken in person, around and inside the Savannah which is undergoing decommissioning and decontamination (D&D). Extensive video footage accompanied by knowledgeable expert commentary was taken of the nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) inside the containment, control room, engine room, bridge, cargo holds, and public areas. The video of the interior of the containment is especially historic as component removal began right after film shooting in October 2021. Unique D&D design modifications are also featured in this virtual tour. The MARAD Savannah Project Director and the last Savannah Reactor Operator discuss design and operating features as well as memories.
A special thank you to the tour sponsors