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Mathematics & Computation
Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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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Maximizing decommissioning lessons learned
Larry W. Camper
The track record for the successful decommissioning of nuclear facilities, both nationally and internationally, is impressive. In the United States, we have decommissioned many nuclear facilities, including complex materials sites, uranium recovery sites, research and test reactors, and nuclear power plants. To date, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 10 nuclear power plants have been completely decommissioned for unrestricted use, and another 26 power reactor sites are currently undergoing decommissioning through either SAFSTOR or DECON, following NRC regulatory requirements. In addition, the Nuclear Energy Institute identifies three nuclear power plants that were successfully decommissioned outside of NRC jurisdiction. While such a track record is impressive, the nuclear industry must be vigilant in focusing on lessons learned in order to continue to make gains in efficiency, cost savings, improved environmental stewardship, and enhanced stakeholder confidence. In reviewing the outcomes of decommissioning over many years, a number of key lessons learned have emerged.
The Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is an initiative of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) working to increase understanding of and support for nuclear science and technology. Society members play an important role in changing the conversation about nuclear.
To assist members with their outreach efforts, ANS offers in-kind public outreach materials to a limited number of the Society's Student and Local Sections that host outreach events aligned with ANS public information goals. Requests that meet the selection criteria are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. The available items are listed on the Outreach Materials Request Form.
To be considered for in-kind materials, the activity or event must promote one of the following messages and fall under a focus area indicated below.
Sections are limited to $500 in value of materials (including shipping) each calendar year.
Sections are required to submit an Event Form within 30 days of events receiving in-kind donations.
To request materials, please complete the request form and return it to ANS by the appropriate deadline (listed above).
Outreach Materials Request Form
Return completed form to: Outreach
The Center aims to engage the general public in the conversation about nuclear. By organizing active outreach and public education events throughout the country, our members can enhance our mission with a unified voice.
What we support
The Center has developed teaching materials that put the basics of nuclear science and technology into the classroom while aligning with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our materials support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
Engineers Week (fourth week of February) is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.
Nuclear Science Week (NSW, third week of October) is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus interest on all aspects of nuclear science. ANS has partnered with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to promote this important initiative.
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