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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
Thursday, December 2, 2021|8:00–9:45AM EST |International Ballroom
The U.S. repository program has stagnated since the Department of Energy (DOE) ceased work on the Yucca Mountain repository license application in 2010. Though there was funding for consolidated storage in the FY21 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, it has yet to translate into progress in siting and licensing storage facilities. A planned private consolidated used nuclear fuel storage initiative in Texas got a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in September and another one in New Mexico expects to do likewise in early 2022. However, state opposition to both is increasing, in part because there is no permanent repository program.
While the nuclear industry has proven it can safely store used fuel on reactor sites indefinitely, it is important for the country to develop an integrated used nuclear fuel management policy and make demonstrable progress toward carrying the policy out. The President’s Special Session will feature some key players in making that happen.
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