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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
Decommissioning Environmental Science and Remote Technology 2021
Friday, December 3, 2021|2:05–3:50PM (3:05–4:50PM EST)|Georgetown East
Anthony Abrahao (FIU)
Mackenson Telusma (FIU)
Michael J. Dalmaso (Savannah River National Laboratory)
From 2017 through the summer of 2020, approximately 6000 gallons of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) containing liquid known as Target Residual Material (TRM) was transferred from the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada to the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. The Canadian TRM was the liquid that remained after HEU targets were irradiated in the National Research Universal (NRU) research reactor and processed to recover molybdenum-99, an important medical isotope. The material was received and processed in the Site’s H Canyon, the nation’s only large scale nuclear chemical processing facility.
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