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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mahmoud Z. Youssef, R.W. Conn
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 1177-1182
Neutronics and Shielding | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A23018
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Identified are the natural isotopes of five possible structural materials or alloying constituents (Mo, Ni, Cr, Fe, V) which theoretically produce the lowest level of induced radioactivity, biological hazard potential (BHP), and afterheat in a fusion reactor. Activity is examined at shutdown and at very long times after blanket disposal (1000 years). The analyses have been carried out using blankets designed for the WITAMIR-I D-T and the SATYR D-D fueled tandem mirror reactors.