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Operations & Power
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.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Monticello taken off line due to tritium leak
A recurring leak of water containing tritium has led to the temporary shutdown of Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant, in Minnesota.
“While the leak continues to pose no risk to the public or the environment, we determined the best course of action is to power down the plant and perform the permanent repairs immediately,” said Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy–Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, in a March 23 news release. “We are continuing to work with and inform our state, federal, city, and county leaders in the process.”
Powering down the reactor to shutdown condition started last Friday.
International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Tuesday, November 15, 2022|1:00–2:45PM MST|Noble
Sharlissa Moore (PNNL)
Sara Hogan (US DOE)
Brady D. Hanson
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Engaging Communities and Other Stakeholders to Develop and Implement a Socially Acceptable Consent-Based Siting Process
Mahrez Ben Belfadhel (Consultant), Evaristo J. (Tito) Bonano (NAC Int'l.), Emily Stein (Sandia)
Communities who Currently Host Nuclear Waste -- Learning from Their Experiences
James A. Hamilton (Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative), Elisabeth Graffy (PNNL), Emily Stein (Sandia)
Status of the Site Investigation and Site Selection Process for a Deep Geological Repository in Switzerland
Herwig R. Muller (Nagra), Ingo Blechschmidt (Nagra), Stratis Vomvoris (Nagra), Tim Vietor (Nagra), Maurus Alig (Nagra)
Scenario Development in Safety Assessment
Kristopher L. Kuhlman (Sandia), Jeroen Bartol (Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval), Alexander Carter (Nuclear Waste Services), Andree Lommerzheim (BGE Technology), Jens Wolf (Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit)
Arius Association: Twenty Years Promoting Multinational Waste Disposal
Charles McCombie (Arius Assoc.), Neil Chapman (Arius Assoc.), Christina Boutellier (Arius Assoc.)
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