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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S.
A seminal new report by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council and E4 Carolinas has identified the significant economic impact of the nuclear industry within the southeastern United States. The report, The Economic Impact of the Nuclear Industry in the Southeast United States, provides a baseline for future research into the crucial role nuclear power plants play in shaping regional economies and facilitating the shift to clean energy.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023|1:00–2:45PM EST|International Ballroom East
Andrew Smith (ANS)
Exploring new ways of communicating to local stakeholders about the storage and transportation of nuclear byproducts
From Indian Point and Pilgrim to Fukushima and Monticello, 2023 put tritium water into the public spotlight as policymakers debated – and sometimes blocked – planned discharges. The federal government’s pursuit of a consent-based siting approach for interim storage facilities is raising the importance of communications and engagement on the storage and transportation of spent nuclear fuel across the United States. Meanwhile, the continued Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant provoked a flurry of media speculation over the safety of nuclear waste storage. Join a panel discussion on lessons learned from recent experiences in communicating the “back end” of the nuclear fuel cycle and discuss what we can do to help cement the public’s consent.
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