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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.
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
Failure is not an option.
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. Starting July 2020, ANS News will be 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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