ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
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!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
NNSA releases contractor performance evaluations
The National Nuclear Security Administration last week released performance evaluation summaries on the effectiveness of its management and operating (M&O) contractors in meeting the agency’s expectations during fiscal year 2020.
The summaries feature assessment “scorecards,” as well as links to M&O contractor performance evaluation and measurement plans. Also included are specific contractor accomplishments, plus issues requiring attention.
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.
Small Modular Reactors — ANS-25-2020
Read the Statement
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
The Safety of Transporting Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2017
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
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
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
More:Background InformationTechnical Brief
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2019
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