ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
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Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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!
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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World fills a void for exciting, fact-based resources that explore nuclear process and the most current technologies that use them. Created by the American Nuclear Society, Discovery Education, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Navigating Nuclear makes the complex nuclear world easier to understand in addition to making nuclear education for K-12 students inspiring—and fun!
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is the premier organization for those that embrace the nuclear sciences and technologies for their vital contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. Our membership consists of individuals from all walks of life, including engineers, doctors, students, educators, scientists, advocates, government employees, military personnel, and others. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2024, ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver quality learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories.
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
The Office of Nuclear Energy’s mission is to advance nuclear energy, science, and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs. To help ensure our nation’s youth have access to a valuable STEM resource, the office entered into a cooperative agreement with the American Nuclear Society in support of Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World’s high school and elementary school curriculum and provided expertise as part of the project’s content development team.
The American Nuclear Society thanks the following donors who have helped make the Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM program possible:
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