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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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NWMO champions diversity at WiN Global Conference
Attendees at the 2021 Women in Nuclear Global Conference, held virtually October 17–21, had the opportunity to learn from nuclear professionals from around the world, including from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the group responsible for designing and implementing Canada’s plan for the long-term management of spent nuclear fuel.
Nuclear fuel, usually made from uranium, is one of the most dense fuel sources available. A single pellet of uranium fuel, weighing just six grams, has about as much energy available in today’s fission reactor as 3 barrels of oil (42 gallons each), 1 ton of coal, or 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas.
For more than fifty years, the nuclear fuel cycle has contributed to clean energy in the United States and around the world. The nuclear fuel cycle relies on uranium, a relatively common and abundant element, and consists of the processes and industrial operations required to extract usable energy from uranium. When reprocessing and recycling of used nuclear fuel (UNF), also known as spent nuclear fuel, is included as a part of the fuel cycle, a truly repeatable loop is created.
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