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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Reflections on Nuclear Science Week: Nuclear curiosity is on the rise
Recently I had the opportunity to be the American Nuclear Society’s boots on the ground when I traveled to San Diego during Nuclear Science Week. I got to meet dozens of members of the nuclear community, tour the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, attend a screening of Oliver Stone’s Nuclear Now, and listen to a lively panel discussion about the importance of nuclear energy for solving climate change. It was a fun and illuminating experience, and I left with the impression that, excitingly, nuclear curiosity is on the rise.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022|1:00–2:45PM MST|Eucalyptus
Christina J. Leggett, Ph.D. (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Morris Hassler (IB3 Global Solutions, llc.)
Most advanced reactor designers plan to use high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, including the two reactors selected by DOE’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. Moreover, some utilities seek to use slightly higher enrichments in existing light-water reactors. However, there is an insufficient supply of HALEU to supply demonstration reactor needs, no domestic HALEU enrichment capability, and significant uncertainty surrounding long-term HALEU demands. To address these challenges, DOE has been down blending high-enriched uranium and has solicited input on a HALEU Availability Program. In addition, several enrichment companies have established HALEU programs. At this panel, panelists from the enrichment industry and government discuss the status and next steps for establishing a domestic HALEU fuel supply chain. Establishing domestic HALEU production capability will enable the US to expand its position in the global nuclear energy market while promoting its own nonproliferation agenda.
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