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Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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Savannah River works to speed up shipments of surplus Pu to WIPP
Workers at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina recently finished transferring equipment to the site’s K Area in preparation of shipping downblended plutonium to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for disposal. The plutonium is part of the 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium the National Nuclear Security Administration plans to ship to WIPP under the “dilute and dispose” option the department adopted following the cancellation of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility project.
ANS is striving to incorporate Navigating Nuclear into school curriculums across America. And we’re providing necessary outreach materials for ANS members – particularly parents and educators – to successfully recommend Navigating Nuclear to their local school districts, administrators and teachers.
In 2018, ANS set the ambitious goal of ensuring every teacher and student in America has access to fact-based nuclear science and technology resources. Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™, the K-12 nuclear science and energy curriculum created in partnership with Discovery Education and lead funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, was a first step in achieving that goal.
Learn more about Navigating Nuclear
Navigating Nuclear reached more than 1.2 million students in its first two years. Now, the program is going to grade school. Starting in October 2020, Navigating Nuclear’s elementary curriculum will be available at navigatingnuclear.com. In April, a Virtual Field Trip will take students via land, sea, and space to explore applications for nuclear energy and technology.
While Navigating Nuclear’s reach is impressive, we can do more. We’re now empowering local ANS members with the necessary materials to encourage school districts and administrators to incorporate Navigating Nuclear into their K-12 curriculums.
"Navigating Nuclear is an invaluable and engaging tool for teaching nuclear science to K-12 students. Now, we’re expanding Navigating Nuclear’s horizons by focusing our efforts on getting nuclear in every K-12 classroom. This ambitious outreach will certainly have a lasting positive impact on the education of millions of American students – including inspiring future career endeavors in nuclear science, engineering and medicine."
Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarPresident, American Nuclear SocietyAssociate Professor and Dean,Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering
ANS already has several resources for outreach initiatives. Look for more in the coming months.
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