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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
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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How is EPRI supporting plant life extensions?
Many nuclear plants have operating licenses that extend beyond their original term of 40 years to 60 years, and many are expected to operate to 80 years or even beyond. The Electric Power Research Institute helped formulate the technical basis for up to 80 years of nuclear power plant operation. Based on this experience, EPRI has developed a systematic approach to maintaining the technical basis for long-term operation.
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.
Transportation of Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2021
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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
Advanced Reactors — ANS-35-2018
U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants: A Vital National Asset — ANS-26-2017
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
Safety of Nuclear Power — ANS-51-2021
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants — ANS-46-2017
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — ANS-77-2016
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors — ANS-13-2015
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards — ANS-24-2006
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
Food Irradiation — ANS-28-2016
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems — ANS-40-2009
Societal Benefits of Radiation — ANS-73-2008
U.S. Radioisotope Supply — ANS-30-2004
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2022
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
Nuclear Engineering Licensure — ANS-61-2016
Research and Training Reactors — ANS-53-2011
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education — ANS-21-2007
Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce — ANS-29-2006