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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.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Tuesday, November 14, 2023|1:00–2:45PM EST|Fairchild East/West
Nathan Ryan (Univ. Illinois)
Hannah Patenaude (Univ. Nevada Las Vegas)
Sven O. Bader (Orano Federal Services)
This panel will provide the current status of, and advancements occurring in, international repository programs and provide an update on the status of the Consent-Based Siting (CBS) process pursued domestically. The focus of this panel will be on providing an update on the tangible progress made on the repository programs in Canada, Finland, France, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as discussing the lessons learned from these programs that may be of benefit to the U.S. CBS process. In addition to the repositories, this panel will identify progress made on support facilities integral to the use of the repositories (e.g., repackaging).
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