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The objectives of MSTD are: promote the advancement of materials science in Nuclear Science Technology; support the multidisciplines which constitute it; encourage research by providing a forum for the presentation, exchange, and documentation of relevant information; promote the interaction and communication among its members; and recognize and reward its members for significant contributions to the field of materials science in nuclear technology.
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November 16–19, 2020
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Brouillette: Nuclear should be part of California’s energy problem solution
In an op-ed published on September 25 in the Orange County Register, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette decryed the state of California’s handling of its energy crisis.
Brouillette criticized state leaders for championing a 100 percent renewable energy plan that ignores nuclear and natural gas. He also found fault with the plan to prematurely close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
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.
Price-Anderson Act — ANS-54-2019
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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
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2017
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
Small Modular Reactors — ANS-25-2011
External Costs of Energy Technologies — ANS-63-2010
International Cooperation for Expansion of Nuclear Energy* — ANS-79-2006
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
Reactor Safety — ANS-51-2007
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards — ANS-24-2006
Disposition of Surplus Weapons Plutonium — ANS-47-2020
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
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes — ANS-80-2009
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2008
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel — ANS-78-2006
U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership Through Export-Driven Engagement — ANS-83-2012
Nonproliferation — ANS-55-2009
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems — ANS-40-2009
Food Irradiation — ANS-28-2009
Societal Benefits of Radiation — ANS-73-2008
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes — ANS-72-2005
U.S. Radioisotope Supply — ANS-30-2004
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2019
A Declaration on Sustainable Development — ANS-37-2010
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2001
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Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
Research and Training Reactors — ANS-53-2011
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education — ANS-21-2007
Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce — ANS-29-2006
Nuclear Engineering Licensure — ANS-61-2003
Preserving Experimental Benchmark Work — ANS-48-1999