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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
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.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD
Wednesday, November 15, 2023|10:00–11:45AM EST|Georgetown East
Mark Campagna (Consultant)
Dustin Miller (Terranear PMC)
This panel will examine new technologies being explored to address the impacts of uranium contamination on former mining and mill tailing sites in the southwest. The panel will cover the research and efforts to use technologies such as evapotranspiration covers, permeable reactive barriers, and in situ remediation. The panel will also provide updates and lessons learned on major sites undergoing remediation, including outreach efforts to inform Navajo communities about the risks that uranium mines pose, such as the recent Uranium 101 Workshop in Arizona.
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Presentation Slides (Visible to Attendees) — Greyson Buckingham
Presentation Slides (Visible to Attendees) — Stephen Cohen
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