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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NISD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|8:00–9:45AM MST|Sonoran 1
Curtis L. Smith
Robert W. Youngblood
This panel is one in a series of panel discussions sponsored by ANS's Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Principles and Policy Committee on incorporation of RIPB principles into ANS standards. This panel will include a report on RP3C's development of a Guidance Document aimed at standards developers to help incorporate RIPB principles into their standards, (tentatively) a presentation on the current status of a standard under development, a discussion of Southern Company's use of the "affirmative safety case" concept in their approach to non-LWR licensing basis development, and a brief presentation on ANS's newly constituted "Advanced Reactor Working Group."
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