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Fuel Cycle & Waste Management
Devoted to all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle including waste management, worldwide. Division specific areas of interest and involvement include uranium conversion and enrichment; fuel fabrication, management (in-core and ex-core) and recycle; transportation; safeguards; high-level, low-level and mixed waste management and disposal; public policy and program management; decontamination and decommissioning environmental restoration; and excess weapons materials disposition.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Environmental Management: GAO Report Shows Mission Far From Complete
This spring, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an insightful report reviewing and summarizing the status and performance of the largest projects and operations within the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), which is responsible for the cleanup of hazardous and radioactive waste at sites and facilities that have been contaminated from decades of nuclear weapons production and nuclear energy research.
The ANS Standards Board (SB) has established the Risk-informed, Performance-based Principles and Policy Committee (RP3C) as a committee that reports directly to the SB. The RP3C is responsible for the identification and oversight of the development and implementation of the ANS Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Standards Plan that establishes the approaches, priorities, responsibilities and schedules for implementation of risk-informed and performance-based principles in ANS standards. These principles are applicable to standards that address the design, construction, operation, evaluation and analysis, decontamination and decommissioning, waste management, and environmental restoration for nuclear facilities. The RP3C is not authorized to develop consensus standards or other similar products.
Chair:N. Prasad Kadambi, Ph.D.Individual
Vice Chair:Robert Youngblood, Ph.D. Idaho National Laboratory
Next Community of Practice Presentation on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 3:00-4:00pm EASTERN: "Policy Challenges of Technology-Inclusive, Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Regulation" by Patrick White with Nuclear Innovation AllianceZOOM JOIN LINK
RP3C RIPB Community of Practice Presentations
Vice Chair:Robert Youngblood, Ph.D. Idaho National
Next Community of Practice Presentation on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 3:00-4:00pm EASTERN: Presentation to be announced.ZOOM JOIN LINK
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