The American Nuclear Society has a strong presence at the virtual Waste Management Symposia 2021 (WM2021), March 8-12, 2021. It is the first time the event is being held virtually, a decision made by the organizers with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in mind.
ANS’s involvement: ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy is among the presenters of awards, including those for the best oral and poster presentations/papers from last year’s event. ANS President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is a featured speaker in a STEM panel. She will discuss ANS’s Navigating Nuclear program during the “Setting the Hook: Partnering to Reel in STEM Students Early” panel on Thursday. The presentation is one of three panels dedicated to STEM initiatives for younger students.
In addition to being a sponsor, ANS is hosting a virtual exhibition booth that includes Radwaste Solutions and Nuclear News. The spring issue of Radwaste Solutions, “Waste Management and Transportation,” is the official show issue for WM2021.
Background: The annual WMS international conference for the management of radioactive waste and related topics provides a forum for discussing safe, environmentally responsible, technically sound, and cost-effective solutions to the management and disposition of radioactive waste and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities to enhance the transparency and credibility of the global radioactive waste industry.