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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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.
Young Professionals Congress
Saturday, November 11, 2023|10:20–11:10AM EST|Jefferson East
Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking panel session where we delve into the pressing challenges faced by the nuclear industry in the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With the goal of fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive nuclear industry, this session aims to shed light on the barriers hindering progress and explore actionable strategies to overcome them.
As the nuclear industry embraces a new chapter, it is essential to address the historical underrepresentation of diverse voices, particularly within the predominantly white-male landscape. This panel session brings together accomplished experts, professionals, and advocates who are actively working towards cultivating a more inclusive industry.
During the session, our panelists will share their insights, experiences, and perspectives on the challenges associated with DEI within the nuclear sector. We will delve into the systemic issues that have perpetuated the lack of diversity and inclusion and discuss the far-reaching consequences of this imbalance.
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