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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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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
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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