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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Illinois lifts ban on some new nuclear construction
Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker returned to the good graces of the nuclear community last Friday, signing H.B. 2473, a bill that partially lifts the state’s decades-long moratorium on new nuclear power builds by permitting the construction of small modular reactors.
Pritzker had vetoed similar legislation, S.B. 76, in August, saying in a veto message that the bill included an overly broad definition of “advanced reactors,” which would “open the door to the proliferation of large-scale nuclear reactors that are so costly to build that they will cause exorbitant ratepayer-funded bailouts.” Pritzker had also asserted that S.B. 76 lacked “regulatory protections or updates to address the health and safety of Illinois residents who would live and work around these new reactors.”
The American Nuclear Society provides statements which reflect the Society's perspectives on issues of public interest that involve various aspects of nuclear science and technology. Position statements are prepared by key members whose relevant experience or publications inform the documents and then the documents are reviewed by ANS committees and divisions. The final position statements are approved by the Board of Directors.
Advanced Reactors — ANS-35-2022
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Small Modular Reactors — ANS-25-2020
Price-Anderson Act — ANS-54-2019
Nuclear Technology's Critical Role In The World's Future Energy Supply — ANS-43-2019
U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants: A Vital National Asset — ANS-26-2017
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — ANS-77-2022
Safety of Nuclear Power — ANS-51-2021
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants — ANS-46-2017
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors — ANS-13-2015
Safeguards and Security for Advanced Reactors Using HALEU — ANS-84-2023
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2023
Management of the Nation's Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste — ANS-3-2023
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel — ANS-78-2020
Disposition of Surplus Weapons Plutonium — ANS-47-2020
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes — ANS-80-2017
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste — ANS-11-2017
Assuring U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership — ANS-83-2021
Nonproliferation — ANS-55-2009
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes — ANS-72-2022
Domestic Production of Stable and Radioactive Isotopes — ANS-30-2022
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems — ANS-40-2009
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2022
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
Education, Training, and Workforce Development for Nuclear Science, Engineering, and Technology — ANS-85-2022
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
Nuclear Engineering Licensure — ANS-61-2016