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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
Technical Session|Sponsored by FCWMD
Wednesday, November 15, 2023|8:00–9:45AM EST|Fairchild East/West
Harish Reddy Gadey
Michael Smith (Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte)
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Progress in the Verification and Validation Efforts for START: A Spent Fuel Routing Tool
Harish R. Gadey (PNNL), Kacey D. McGee (PNNL), Patrick D. Royer (PNNL)
Predicting Stress at Deformed Regions of SAVY-4000 Nuclear Material Storage Containers with an Experimentally Validated Finite Element Analysis Model
Joseph D. Hafen (LANL), Steven Lukow (LANL), Samrat Choudhury (Univ. Mississippi), Jonathan Gigax (LANL)
Scoping Analysis of Fuel Costs and Spent Fuel Volume for Small Pressurized Water Reactors
Assil Halimi (MIT), Koroush Shirvan (MIT)
Disposal MOX: A Combined Study of its Fabrication and Disposability
Jack Rolfe (Lancaster Univ.), Ian Robertson (Lancaster Univ.), Michael Bromley (Lancaster Univ.), Colin Boxall (Lancaster Univ.), Dave Goddard (National Nuclear Laboratory), Rosie Hibberd (Nuclear Waste Services)
Development of a Simple Improved Repository Risk Assessment Measure
Steven Krahn (Vanderbilt Univ.), Allen Croff (Vanderbilt Univ.), Irfan Ibrahim (Vanderbilt Univ.)
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