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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
The American Nuclear Society ICONS Program furnishes you with everything you need for a current standards library:
Standards Set (print)You receive all approved standards on our current sales list - a $9000+ value! We will also send you a copy of every new and revised standard published during your membership.
Nuclear Standards News (print and online)This up-to-date, bi-monthly newsletter is devoted solely to key events and issues in the nuclear standards field. Electronic access of the newsletter available with completion of ICONS Electronic Subscription Agreement.
Nuclear News (print and online)The Society's monthly magazine brings you the latest news and groundbreaking developments in the nuclear industry. As of July 2020, ANS News has been embedded in Nuclear News. ANS News covers all ANS membership activities. Electronic access of Nuclear News is available with completion of the ICONS Electronic Subscription Agreement.
Drafts (electronic)You have the opportunity to receive complimentary drafts of standards to review and comment.
DiscountsBest of all, you get a 10% membership discount on all ANS book orders and additional copies of standards.
You can download the ICONS Membership Application in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
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