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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
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.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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NNSA awards SHINE $35 million for Mo-99 production
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a cooperative agreement worth $35 million to SHINE Technologies, based in Janesville, Wis., to support the commercial production of molybdenum-99, a critical isotope used in more than 40,000 medical procedures in the United States each day, including the diagnosis of heart disease and cancer.
October 20, 2021
Pitch Your Research
12:00–12:30PM (1:00–1:30PM EDT)
ANS Members Only
Join us on Wednesday, October 20, from 1:00 - 1:30 pm EDT as we highlight the 2021 Student Conference Pitch Your Research winner, Haozheng Qu. Read more...
October 27, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
12:00AM–12:30PM (1:00AM–1:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Join ANS's Young Members Group for an informal career chat with Patrick McClure, COO of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes). Mr. McClure will talk about his career in creating power solutions for space exploration and colonization. Read more...
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October 19, 2021
Next Generation Nuclear I&C Strategies Lunch and Learn
11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
The American Nuclear Society's Human Factors, Instrumentation and Control Division (HFICD) presented Next Generation Nuclear Instrumentation and Control hurdles and opportunities. Read more...
October 13, 2021
Energy Journalism, Nuclear and a Changing Climate and Media Landscape
1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
Energy and environmental news make the front page every day as floods, fires, and droughts focus the world’s attention on climate change and experts call for a rapid energy transition. In this members-only webinar, leading energy and environmental reporters went beyond nuclear to discuss the changing role of energy journalism and the challenges of connecting with the public on complex issues. Read more...
October 1, 2021
Why Thermal Hydraulics? Why THD?
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
In this webinar, ANS's Thermal Hydraulics Division presented a select overview of thermal-hydraulic research in the United States and the role THD has in promoting the exchange of ideas and recognizing excellence in the field. Read more...
September 22, 2021
Empowering Women to Succeed
12:00–1:15PM (1:00–2:15PM EDT)
Some of the brightest stars of the industry shared their keys to success in this panel discussion, produced by a collaboration of #AtomicAllies (ANS, NAYGN, U.S. WIN, and NEI). Read more...
August 26, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Nevada National Security Site
The ANS Young Members Group turned the spotlight on the Nevada National Security Site.
The Nevada National Security Site and its related facilities, the premier ground truth enterprise for the nation’s innovations, was highlighted. Read more...
June 23, 2021
What will a clean U.S. electric grid look like in 2035?
12:30–1:30PM (1:30–2:30PM EDT)
Experts from numerous different perspectives and organizations discussed how we can best achieve a clean U.S. electric grid in 2035. Read more...
May 21, 2021
PE Licensure: Supply Power to Your Career to Help Power the World
Panelists from across the industry discussed the importance of professional licensure and the role nuclear professionals play to protect the health and safety of the public. Read more...
May 19, 2021
Nuclear Frontiers Virtual Field Trip Launch Party
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Learn how ANS has helped reach more than 1.6 million K-12 students through Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World. This special event included a viewing of our third virtual field trip, Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility. Launched May 6, 2021, the video explores the amazing ways that nuclear science is fueling earthly innovation and deep space exploration. Read more...
May 11, 2021
Sandia National Laboratories
10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EDT)
Sandia grew out of America’s World War II effort to develop the first atomic bombs. Today, keeping the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and effective is a major part of Sandia’s work as a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory. Sandia’s role has evolved to address additional threats facing our country. The laboratory’s highly specialized research staff is at the fore front of innovation, collaborating with universities and companies and performing multidisciplinary science and engineering research programs with significant impact on U.S. security. Read more...
April 22, 2021
What does Earth Day mean to you?
10:00–11:00AM (11:00AM–12:00PM EDT)
In this special 2021 Earth Day event, panelists representing a broad spectrum of environmental, social, and advocacy perspectives discussed what Earth Day means to them. Read more...
April 7, 2021
Nuclear Energy Today and Tomorrow: Advanced Reactor Technologies
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 provides 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
The American Nuclear Society’s Human Factors and Instrumentation and Control division presented 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 explore nuclear power in Illinois. An expert panel discussed 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
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
The ANS Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee presented 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 provided 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 also addressed 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
Brookhaven National Laboratory
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EST)
The ANS Young Members Group presents Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read more...
March 2, 2021
Nuclear News Presents: A Look Back at the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
A distinguished panel discussed the lessons we’ve learned, the decontamination and decommissioning approach, and future challenges. The panel, which featured several principal members of the ANS Special Committee on Fukushima, also examined 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)
Our first-ever virtual ANS Vice President Candidates Forum featured candidates Steven Arndt and Corey McDaniel. Read more...
February 15, 2021
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 Years
An expert panel takes a look back at the origins of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and discusses its future. Take a walk through the NPT’s progression as well as examining the status of non-proliferation, disarmament, and the nuclear energy cooperation. Read more...