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Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Wanted: Information leading to a neutron source for fusion energy R&D
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science published a notice in the March 27 Federal Register calling for input on technological approaches to a Fusion Prototypic Neutron Source (FPNS) for materials irradiation research under DOE-SC’s Fusion Energy Sciences program, as well as partnership models that could accelerate the construction and delivery of the facility. The request for information (RFI) calls for responses by May 11.
International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Tuesday, November 15, 2022|8:00–9:45AM MST|Honeysuckle
David Victor, PhDProfessor of Innovation and Public PolicyUniversity of California, San Diego
Kim Petry, PhDDeputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste DispositionUS Department of Energy
Erika Holt, PhDCo-Coordinator of the Project “PREDIS: PRE-DISposal management of radioactive waste"VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Dr. Cha Sung SooPresident & CEOKORAD (Korea Radioactive Waste Agency)
Since the last IHLRWM conference, many countries have made significant progress in radioactive waste management. A common lesson learned is that tight communication between the social, political, and physical science experts is the key to success. In this plenary you will hear from some of the international leaders who have been successful merging these areas of communication in nuclear waste management. First, Dr. Erika Holt, representing the Finnish radioactive waste management program, will discuss the significant progress made in Finland to the point that the initial phase of the spent nuclear fuel geologic disposal facility is nearly complete and a license application to operate the facility has been submitted to the regulator. She will also discuss the plans for the European Union’s five-year strategic R&D plan and how that is shaped by the technical needs of both the technical and social science needs of the EU programs. Next, Dr. Cha Sung Soo will discuss the progress and status of the Korean program and their lessons learned during attaining their achievements. Then, Dr. David Victor, professor at the University of California, San Diego and Chair of California’s San Onofre Nuclear Plant Community Engagement Panel (CEP), will discuss his experience and lessons learned regarding community engagement, specifically focusing on effective communication between the technical communities and the public. To close it off, Dr. Kim Petry, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition for the US Department of Energy, will discuss the current direction and focus of the US nuclear waste program and what is needed to make it successful. There will be time at the end for a robust and energetic question and answer session with discussion between the audience and the panel members.
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