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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Vogtle-3 achieves full power output
The Vogtle expansion project’s Unit 3 reactor has attained 100 percent energy output—the first time it has reached its maximum expected output of approximately 1,100 MWe, Georgia Power announced yesterday.
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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Assuring U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership — ANS-83-2021
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2008
Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel — ANS-22-2015
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors — ANS-13-2015
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste — ANS-11-2017
Disposition of Surplus Weapons Plutonium — ANS-47-2020
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
Domestic Production of Stable and Radioactive Isotopes — ANS-30-2022
Education, Training, and Workforce Development for Nuclear Science, Engineering, and Technology — ANS-85-2022
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel — ANS-76-2017
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes — ANS-80-2017
Nonproliferation — ANS-55-2009
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2022
Nuclear Engineering Licensure — ANS-61-2016
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards — ANS-24-2006
Nuclear Fuel Recycling — ANS-45-2014
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — ANS-77-2022
Nuclear Technology's Critical Role In The World's Future Energy Supply — ANS-43-2019
Price-Anderson Act — ANS-54-2019
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants — ANS-46-2017
Safeguards and Security for Advanced Reactors Using HALEU — ANS-84-2022
Safety of Nuclear Power — ANS-51-2021
Small Modular Reactors — ANS-25-2020
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems — ANS-40-2009
Transportation of Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2021
U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants: A Vital National Asset — ANS-26-2017
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes — ANS-72-2022
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel — ANS-78-2020