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The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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A passionate call to save Diablo Canyon
In a recent opinion piece for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Heather Hoff describes her conversion from nuclear energy skeptic to advocate and lays out the case for keeping the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open beyond its planned closure in 2025.
Hoff, who is an operations procedure writer at Diablo Canyon, tells how she spent years "excessively and sometimes annoyingly" investigating her concerns about the safety of nuclear after she was first hired at Diablo Canyon. She adds that she almost quit her job after the Fukushima accident until realizing that many concerns about that event were triggered by "fear of nuclear, rather than nuclear itself.”
An ANS Working Group is the writing committee. These groups of about a dozen people each create the text of ANS Standards. They also make decisions about a standard's maintenance and respond to requests for clarification or interpretation. Many working groups take advantage of the two ANS meetings held each year (June and November) and meet at that time. Others conduct much of their work via telephone, e-mail, and fax.
Some working groups now use web pages to communicate. These pages provide a place to share current drafts with committee members and the public and to discuss the standard's status. The web pages may also provide committee rosters, including meeting minutes and announcements, and discuss the standard. Below you will find various links to working group web pages that are in use.
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