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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
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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DOE-NE opens HALEU Consortium with focus on information exchange
The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy announced December 7 that its new HALEU Consortium is open for membership. And not just from U.S. enrichers, fuel fabricators, and others working in the front-end fuel cycle, but from “any U.S. entity, association, and government organization involved in the nuclear fuel cycle,” and—at the DOE’s discretion—“organizations whose facilities are in ally or partner nations.” The HALEU Consortium will essentially serve as an information clearinghouse to meet DOE-NE’s ongoing needs for firm supply and demand data as it supports the development of a commercial domestic high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) infrastructure to fuel advanced reactors. The consortium is open for business almost one full year after the DOE first requested public input on its structure.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|1:00–2:45PM MST|Desert Willow
Mark S. Campagna
This panel will examine the status and plans for the comprehensive U.S. government interagency program to address the impacts of uranium contamination in the southwest. The current Ten-Year Plan (2020-2029) builds on the work of the two previous Five-Year Plans (2008-2012 and 2014-2018), including the Tronox Addendum to the 2014-2018 Five-Year Plan. While the past decade represents a significant start in addressing the legacy of uranium mining and milling on the Navajo Nation and other indigenous nations, much more work remains to be done. The project has often experienced difficult technical issues and socio-economic consequences. The panelists, including from federal agencies, will provide updates on, and lessons learned from, remediation activities at former uranium mine and mill sites throughout the west.
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