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Nuclear Installations Safety
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.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
Learning about nuclear science and technology doesn’t have to happen only in the classroom. For years, ANS members have been bringing nuclear knowledge to Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops across the country. Whether it’s the Girl Scout Get to Know Nuclear patch or the BSA’s Nuclear Science Merit Badge, scout programs make learning about nuclear science and technology fun.
Many troops hold in-person workshops where troops earn the patch or badge in a single day or over a few days. Workshops don’t have to be in person, though!
We’ve gathered the resources you need to hold an event online or person-to-person. And we’re happy to connect you with an ANS member experienced in scouting events to assist your troop. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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