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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|Sponsored by NCSD
Wednesday, November 15, 2023|10:00–11:45AM EST|Columbia 11
James S. Baker
Michael A. Fendler
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Deviations from Criticality Accident Alarm System (CAAS) Requirements in Operational Facilities
David Kirkwood (Sellafield), Amy van der Vyver (Sellafield)
Demonstrating Adequate CAAS Coverage for GNF-A Fuel Facility at 8 wt.% 235U
James Banfield (Global Nuclear Fuel), Qi Ao (Boston Government Services), Lon Paulson (Global Nuclear Fuel)
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Application of the ANSI/ANS-8.3-2022 Minimum Accident to Tube Vault Storage
Michael MacDonald (Consolidated Nuclear Security), Timothy Jackson (Consolidated Nuclear Security)
Experimental Testing of Personal Dosimetry Interference from a Portable X-ray Generator
Timothy Jackson (Y-12 National Security Complex), Jeff Preston (Y-12 National Security Complex), Nathaniel Johnson (Y-12 National Security Complex), Michael Macdonald (Y-12 National Security Complex)
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