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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
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White paper shines light on significance of irradiation
With input from the American Nuclear Society and other organizations, the International Irradiation Association has published a white paper summarizing all of the significant uses of radiation processing and the global economic, social, and environmental benefits that arise from the technologies. The nontechnical document, Uses and Applications of Radiation Processing, is aimed at people and organizations that are not familiar with radiation processing, highlighting how irradiation is routinely used in an array of diverse and beneficial applications.
“Though largely unknown by the public, radiation processing, or ‘irradiation,’ touches everyone’s life,” states the paper, which was released on November 24.
The 11-page white paper goes on to summarize the applications of radiation processing, including medical sterilization, food irradiation, wastewater treatment, and other uses. An overview of the different technologies used to irradiate materials, including gamma, electron beam, and X-ray sources, is also provided.
Help ANS recruit student members for your chance to win $100. As an added bonus, compete with classmates from other universities to win $250 for your Student Section!
Recruit new members between now and December 31 and for each referral that joins ANS, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards. Multiple referrals are encouraged! One entry will be awarded for each referral that joins as an ANS national member. Referrals must join by December 31 to be eligible.
The Student Section that recruits the most members by December 31 will win $250 in ANS dollars. ANS dollars can be used toward ANS National Conference or Student Conference registrations, membership dues, or the ANS Store.
To receive credit for referring a member and be entered in the contest, simply ask your friends or classmates to list your name on their print or online student member application.
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New ANS Student Members can now join for only $20 (must be a new member and rate is good for the first year of membership). Even better, your Student Section receives 50% of the revenue for each member that joins ANS! Contact your Student Section or email@example.com to receive your Section’s special discount code.
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