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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
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.
2022 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Speaker
Dr. Ammerman has been at Sandia for 34 years working in the area of radioactive material transportation safety. He is the chairperson for the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code committee that is responsible for design rules for radioactive material packages and the vice-chair for the committee responsible for the construction of these packages. He was the technical program chairperson for the PATRAM 2013 and PATRAM 2019 conferences. PATRAM is the triennial international conference on the packaging and transportation of radioactive material. Doug has published over 100 technical articles and reports devoted to the safety of radioactive material transportation, is the lead author on the latest NRC spent fuel transportation risk assessment, and is the technical lead for Sandia’s work in design, analysis, and testing of radioactive material packages. He is the technical leader for Sandia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Grid Modernization Center, holding regular meetings with the senior technical staff and management regarding all aspects of the work being performed
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