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Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
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.
Young Professionals Congress
Saturday, November 11, 2023|11:20AM–12:10PM EST|Lincoln West
Will Searight (Westinghouse Electric Co.)
In today’s always on-call workplace, it can seem (and often is) impossible to manage all the expectations, responsibilities and mental load of personal, family and professional duties. Where do we find the time to breathe? How can we manage all the hats/roles we wear while not letting too many things slip through the cracks? This panel will feature a diverse selection of speakers from the nuclear community, including private industry, government/national laboratories and academic institutions. Panelists will offer a glimpse into their stories and day-to-day lives, and then be available to answer questions from audience members and offer suggestions on managing work-life balance.
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