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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022|10:00–11:45AM MST|Eucalyptus
With 2023 around the corner and the midterm elections behind us, the upcoming two-year congressional period brings new opportunities and challenges for nuclear science and technology policy. The nuclear industry enjoyed several federal policy wins over the past two years. The Energy Act of 2020, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act expanded our industry’s blueprint. It’s time to explore the implementation phase of recently enacted policy provisions and other aspects of nuclear science and technology policy progression. Our diverse group of panelists will examine tax credits, domestic fuel, isotope R&D, regulatory progress, international cooperation, and spent fuel possibilities in the upcoming congressional period.
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