ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
Online Virtual Meeting
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
When a nuclear plant closes
Theresa Knickerbocker, the mayor of the village of Buchanan, N.Y., where the Indian Point nuclear power plant is located, is not happy. What has gotten Ms. Knickerbocker’s ire up is the fact that Indian Point’s Unit 2 was closed on April 30, and Unit 3 is scheduled to close in 2021. The village, population 2,300, is about 1.3 square miles total, with the Indian Point site comprising 240 acres along the Hudson River, 30 miles upstream of Manhattan. Unit 2 was a 1,028-MWe pressurized water reactor; Unit 3 is a 1,041-MWe PWR.
The nuclear plant provides the revenue for half of Buchanan’s annual $6-million budget, Knickerbocker told Nuclear News. That’s $3 million in tax revenues each year that eventually will go away. How will that revenue be replaced? Where will the replacement power come from?
Love social media? Are you a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn user? Then the Team might be for you!
The ANS Social Media Team started in October 2016 as part of the Society’s public outreach efforts. The purpose of the Team is to network and share pronuclear messaging via the ever-growing, and ever-changing, platform of social media. The members are made up of national members, like you. All you need to be part of the Team is have at least one active social media account, such as Twitter or Facebook.
And it’s not a very time-consuming group to participate in. Simply agree to the following:
The Team is made up of many talented and creative people, like you. Aside from traditional social media, we have other platforms that our Teammates use as vehicles have their words heard. RadioNuclear.org is the podcast that ANS sponsors and is hosted by Teammate Doug Hardtmayer. We also offer livestreaming opportunities run by LASC, a subcommittee of Professional Development Coordination Committee. Bring your ideas to our conversations, or email Linda Zec, the Online Communications Specialist, with your ideas to grow the Team as well as options to expand our networking capabilities.
Interested? For more information about the ANS Social Media Team, contact Linda by phone 708-579-8240, email, or cell 708-522-6378.
If you are unable to join the Team for any reason, we still do ask that when you are tweeting your nuclear-related messaging to consider using the following hashtags:
Last modified March 5, 2019, 12:57pm CST