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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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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.
November 12–15, 2023
Maintaining the Momentum
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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Tuesday, Nov. 14 I 8:00AM I International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton Hotel
Presented by John Hopkins,President and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale Power, LLC
NuScale Update / ANS Tuesday Plenary / Space: The [Next] Nuclear Frontier | Tuesday, November 14 | 8:00–9:45AM EST
In addition to more than 100 technical sessions, the 2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo features nine executive sessions covering a wide range of the most pressing issues in the nuclear field.
Announcing this year's ANS Winter Conference and expo Theme:
Nuclear is enjoying a well-earned moment in the sun. In the last few years, the need for reliable, clean energy has come into sharper focus. We have witnessed historic public investments in both new and existing nuclear technology, accompanied by a strengthening of public support and acceptance. Is the industry up to the task of capitalizing on these tailwinds? To be successful we will need to maintain our current nuclear plants and facilities at their peak condition for long term operations while we simultaneously commercialize a new generation of advanced technologies. Challenges abound. We need a larger workforce, reinvigorated supply chains, a robust nuclear R&D infrastructure, and expanded public and private sector investments, and increased public advocacy for the benefits of the nuclear power.
How do we maintain momentum in a rapidly changing energy and environmental landscape? Join America’s top nuclear leaders and be part of the conversation.
Over a quarter of our audience has decision-making and buying power (CNO, COO, VP and Senior level staff). These powerful decision-makers control huge budgets and attend the Winter Conference and Expo with serious purchasing intent, looking for new technology solutions and practical innovations that best fit their operations’ needs.
Is your organization looking to bring on new talent with fresh ideas and energy? Thirty two percent of our audience are students and young members, just finishing college or looking for their first opportunity in the industry. Make your presence known to graduates from some of the top universities in the world.
Enhance your visibility at ANS Winter Conference & Expo 2023 by becoming a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized on the conference website, conference communications, at the Opening Plenary and on signage displayed throughout the conference. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your sponsorship package early. View our prospectus for more information.