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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
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.
Safeguards and Security for Advanced Reactors Using HALEU — ANS-84-2023
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Clearance of Solid Materials from Nuclear Facilities — ANS-50-2023
Management of the Nation's Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste — ANS-3-2023
Education, Training, and Workforce Development for Nuclear Science, Engineering, and Technology — ANS-85-2022
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission — ANS-77-2022
The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium for the Production of Medical Isotopes — ANS-72-2022
Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2022
Advanced Reactors — ANS-35-2022
Domestic Production of Stable and Radioactive Isotopes — ANS-30-2022
Assuring U.S. Global Nuclear Leadership — ANS-83-2021
Safety of Nuclear Power — ANS-51-2021
Transportation of Radioactive Materials — ANS-18-2021
The Use of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel — ANS-78-2020
Disposition of Surplus Weapons Plutonium — ANS-47-2020
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation — ANS-41-2020
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
Diversity in the Nuclear Profession — ANS-66-2018
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
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
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
Nonproliferation — ANS-55-2009
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems — ANS-40-2009