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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.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Advanced reactors: Now comes the hard part
Designing a reactor is complicated but building one may be harder. Even companies that have had lots of practice haven’t always done it well. And all the power reactors in service today were built by companies that had years of experience in other kinds of big steam-electric power plants. In contrast, some of the creative new designs now moving toward commercialization come from start-ups that have never built anything at all. How should they prepare?
Executive Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Track
Thursday, December 2, 2021|12:00–1:45PM (1:00–2:45PM EST)|International Ballroom East
Judi Greenwald (Nuclear Innovation Alliance)
Patrick White (Nuclear Innovation Alliance)
Nuclear Innovation Alliance
Jun Jian Su
Moderated by: Judi Greenwald, Executive Director, Nuclear Innovation Alliance
In the United States and around the world, innovative companies are pioneering new forms of clean and safe advanced nuclear power generation, but their ultimate success will hinge on the performance of our nuclear regulatory process. How can advanced nuclear plants be licensed in a timely manner? How are companies overcoming licensing hurdles to build a credible business model? The panelists will discuss how public-private collaboration in the regulatory arena is possible, from pre-application engagement and cooperative efforts to right-sizing review and the safety case for new nuclear applications.
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