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2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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Savannah River works to speed up shipments of surplus Pu to WIPP
Workers at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina recently finished transferring equipment to the site’s K Area in preparation of shipping downblended plutonium to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for disposal. The plutonium is part of the 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium the National Nuclear Security Administration plans to ship to WIPP under the “dilute and dispose” option the department adopted following the cancellation of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility project.
April 13, 2021
Powering Outreach Opportunities with Virtual Field Trips
1:30–2:00PM (2:30–3:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
The third Navigating Nuclear Virtual Field Trip, Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility, debuts May 6 and offers numerous opportunities for outreach to your local schools. In this webinar, you'll learn how to use this exciting event to excite students about nuclear science and technology. Read more...
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April 7, 2021
Nuclear Energy Today and Tomorrow: Advanced Reactor Technologies
1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
ANS Members Only
The United States has the most advanced reactor innovators in the world. New designs are being developed from microreactors (a few megawatt electric) to large gigawatt-class machines with all sizes in between. This webinar will provide an overview of advanced reactors, the ongoing projects, their potential uses, and fuel cycle prospects. Read more...
April 1, 2021
Digital Modernization Strategies Lunch and Learn
11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
The American Nuclear Society’s Human Factors and Instrumentation and Control division presents a lunchtime webinar on Digital Modernization strategies and plans throughout the US nuclear fleet. Read more...
March 31, 2021
The Role of Nuclear Power in Illinois
1:00–3:00PM (2:00–4:00PM EDT)
The ANS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Section and ANS Chicago Local Section invite you to a special event exploring nuclear power in Illinois. An expert panel will discuss the economic impact of nuclear power plants, how nuclear helps address climate change, efforts to keep plants open in Illinois, and the nuclear legacy in the state. Read more...
March 26, 2021
Perspectives from Past DOE Nuclear Energy Officials
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Hear perspectives on the future of nuclear energy offered by individuals that have played a significant role in framing the United States nuclear energy policies of the past, present, and future. Read more...
March 23, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee Webinar Series
Coping with COVID: The Pandemic and the Nuclear Community
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
The ANS Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee invites you to join us for a discussion on how the nuclear community is responding to the pandemic, what more can be done, what support resources are available, and what the future looks like. Read more...
March 17, 2021
Disposal of HLW and SNF: Shall we dispose of it before 2050?
This webinar provides an overview of the current progress and status of such disposal programs globally and the technical, socio-political, and regulatory timelines associated with such disposal facilities. The webinar will also address the more recent considerations for a more integrated waste management policy seeking to optimize the overall management of all radioactive wastes requiring disposal. Read more...
March 10, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Brookhaven National Laboratory
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EST)
The ANS Young Members Group invites you to a free webinar featuring Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read more...
March 2, 2021
Nuclear News Presents: A Look Back at the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
A distinguished panel will discuss the lessons we’ve learned, the decontamination and decommissioning approach, and future challenges. The panel, which features several principal members of the ANS Special Committee on Fukushima, will also examine what the committee got right and what it got wrong in the Fukushima Daiichi report. Read more...
February 17, 2021
ANS Vice President Candidates Discussion Forum
5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EST)
Participate in our first-ever virtual ANS Vice President Candidates Forum and hear directly from candidates Steven Arndt and Corey McDaniel. Read more...
February 15, 2021
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 Years
An expert panel will take a look back at the origins of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as well as discuss its future. Attendees will take a walk through the NPT’s progression as well as examine the status of non-proliferation, disarmament, and the nuclear energy cooperation. Read more...