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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Illinois lifts ban on some new nuclear construction
Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker returned to the good graces of the nuclear community last Friday, signing H.B. 2473, a bill that partially lifts the state’s decades-long moratorium on new nuclear power builds by permitting the construction of small modular reactors.
Pritzker had vetoed similar legislation, S.B. 76, in August, saying in a veto message that the bill included an overly broad definition of “advanced reactors,” which would “open the door to the proliferation of large-scale nuclear reactors that are so costly to build that they will cause exorbitant ratepayer-funded bailouts.” Pritzker had also asserted that S.B. 76 lacked “regulatory protections or updates to address the health and safety of Illinois residents who would live and work around these new reactors.”
Nuclear Standards News (NSN) is published six times a year and is dedicated solely to the news of nuclear standards and nuclear regulatory issues. The newsletter covers key events and issues in the nuclear standards field, standards actions, updates on publications, and a calendar of nuclear standards related events. The importance of standards on the international level continues to grow for the nuclear industry, and NSN endeavors to collect this information for you also. NSN provides an excellent way to stay on top of revisions, public review periods, clarification on ANS standards, and additions to industry standards.
NSN is available to all ANS members as a free member benefit. NSN is also a part of our ICONS subscriptions program but can be purchased as an individual subscription, as well. Subscriptions are available online only and require completion and return of an Online Journal Subscription Agreement. Access to electronic issues of NSN (dating back to January 2014) included with agreement.
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