Statement from President Steven Nesbit and Executive Director & CEO Craig Piercy, American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society welcomes the introduction of H.R. 4819, or the National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2021, which aims to boost the educational and research capabilities of our universities’ nuclear science and engineering programs. Strengthening our universities' nuclear education and research is vital to preserving and expanding America’s largest carbon-free energy source as well as saving and prolonging healthy lives through the use of medical isotopes.
As the voice for over 10,000 nuclear technologists, ANS supports the bill’s initiatives to train a diverse nuclear workforce and to strengthen our institutional research capabilities. A strong educational foundation is key to both accelerating the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies and preparing tomorrow’s nuclear engineers and scientists to operate them.
We thank U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez, Sean Casten, Peter Meijer, and Bill Foster for introducing H.R. 4819.