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This division promotes the development and timely introduction of fusion energy as a sustainable energy source with favorable economic, environmental, and safety attributes. The division cooperates with other organizations on common issues of multidisciplinary fusion science and technology, conducts professional meetings, and disseminates technical information in support of these goals. Members focus on the assessment and resolution of critical developmental issues for practical fusion energy applications.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The legacy of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station
Serving as the world’s first scalable nuclear power plant, Shippingport Atomic Power Station led the way for today’s nuclear generation fleet. Shippingport was centrally located roughly 25 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa., to provide electrical generation for many end-users. Shippingport also served as an experimental reactor that allowed engineers and designers the ability to test different core designs, and as such, the site housed additional testing equipment otherwise not commonly seen. The primary goal of Shippingport was always to generate electricity; however, its ability to function as an experimental reactor served utilities in further development of scalable nuclear generation.
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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Transportation of Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2021
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
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards — ANS-24-2006
Safeguards and Security for Advanced Reactors Using HALEU — ANS-84-2022
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
Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel — ANS-76-2017
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste — ANS-11-2017
Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel — ANS-22-2015
Nuclear Fuel Recycling — ANS-45-2014
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2008
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