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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.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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NWMO champions diversity at WiN Global Conference
Attendees at the 2021 Women in Nuclear Global Conference, held virtually October 17–21, had the opportunity to learn from nuclear professionals from around the world, including from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the group responsible for designing and implementing Canada’s plan for the long-term management of spent nuclear fuel.
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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