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Corey Hinderstein nominated for NNSA nonproliferation post
President Biden has nominated Corey Hinderstein, ANS member since 2016, for deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Hinderstein is vice president of international fuel cycle strategies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, based in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on international nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy, global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation monitoring and verification.
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.
Assuring U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership — ANS-83-2021
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Transportation of Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2021
Disposition of Surplus Weapons Plutonium — ANS-47-2020
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
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Small Modular Reactors — ANS-25-2020
Price-Anderson Act — ANS-54-2019
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2019
Nuclear Technology's Critical Role In The World's Future Energy Supply — ANS-43-2019
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
Advanced Reactors — ANS-35-2018
Interim Storage of Used or Spent Nuclear Fuel — ANS-76-2017
Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants — ANS-46-2017
U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants: A Vital National Asset — ANS-26-2017
Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste — ANS-11-2017
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — ANS-77-2016
Nuclear Engineering Licensure — ANS-61-2016
Fusion Energy — ANS-12-2016
Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel — ANS-22-2015
Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors — ANS-13-2015
Nuclear Fuel Recycling — ANS-45-2014
Research and Training Reactors — ANS-53-2011
Licensing of Yucca Mountain as a Geological Repository for Radioactive Wastes — ANS-80-2009
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
Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2008
Reactor Safety — ANS-51-2007
Stewardship of Nuclear Engineering Education — ANS-21-2007
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel — ANS-78-2006
Maintaining a Viable Nuclear Industry Workforce — ANS-29-2006
Nuclear Facility Safety Standards — ANS-24-2006
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes — ANS-72-2005
U.S. Radioisotope Supply — ANS-30-2004