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June 14–16, 2021
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The New Republican podcast features ANS policy guru John Starkey
ANS government relations director John Starkey was a recent guest on the podcast The New Republican. Starkey discussed a range of topics with podcast host Lincoln Wallis in the 30-minute episode, “All Things Nuclear.”
“In 2020, nuclear energy became the second-largest source of electricity in the United States,” Starkey said in response to Wallis’s first question, adding, “That would entail nearly 20 percent of electric generation in the U.S. Nuclear energy has also operated at 90 percent capacity rate for the past 20 years or so. No other source of electricity can touch those [capacity] numbers.… I really see [nuclear energy] being a leader in decarbonization in the country and the world.”
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April 13, 2021
Powering Outreach Opportunities with Virtual Field Trips
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...
April 7, 2021
Nuclear Energy Today and Tomorrow: Advanced Reactor Technologies
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
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
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
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 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
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
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...
February 11, 2021
Remote Sensing Laboratory
The ANS Young Members Group proudly invites you to a free webinar featuring the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL). Learn about the lab’s current and future initiatives. Read more...
February 2, 2021
Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
Predictive Chemistry Modeling
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
The presentation will include an overview of separations methods and equipment, introduction to the mathematics of simulating mass transfer, an overview of available computations programs and their capabilities, and an example process analysis of an industrial scale high enriched uranium purification system.
This is the part nine in the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
January 27, 2021
Powering the Future: Fusion & Plasmas, the FESAC Long Range Planning Report
ANS members are invited to participate in a free members-only event presented by the ANS Fusion Energy Division. Learn about the long-range plan DOE Fusion Energy Sciences has created to accelerate the development of fusion energy and advance plasma science. Read more...
January 26, 2021
Uranium Chemistry from a Fuel Fabrication Facility Perspective
Understanding uranium chemistry is a vital component of successful NCS programs at a nuclear fuel fabrication facilities. Chemical reactions involving traditional fuel conversion are presented. Select uranium chemistry basics are discussed. Finally, a reactivity comparison of important speciated uranium compounds are presented. This is part eight of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
January 21, 2021
Talking About Low-dose Radiation Risk
Join us for a special Q&A with an expert panel as they discuss how to communicate about the risk of low-dose radiation. This free members-only event is a follow-up to the “Risky Business” President’s Session that took place during the ANS Virtual Winter Meeting in November. The session will take a deeper dive into the many questions generated from the thought-provoking discussion. Read more...
January 19, 2021
Criticality Safety Case Studies, Part 3
The 1978 accidental nuclear criticality incident at the Idaho Chemical Processing Facility will be reviewed. Uranium Processing for Large Scale Reprocessing is a suggested prerequisite for understanding this incident.
This is part seven of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
January 12, 2021
Criticality Safety Case Studies, Part 2
Howard Greenwood, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK, presents case studies of chemistry unexpectedly impinging (or possibly impinging) on criticality control. This is part six of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
December 21, 2020
Graduate Fellowships Workshop
The ANS Student Sections Committee invites you to join us for a workshop on graduate fellowships. We will open with a few general tips and tricks for writing a great application. Then, we will give an overview of at least eight fellowships you can apply for. We will also have administrators for a few of these fellowships attend and speak about their specific programs. Read more...
December 15, 2020
Uranium Processing Chemistry for Large Scale Reprocessing
Presenter Charles Goergen, Nu-Clear Vision Consulting, LLC
The basic PUREX process chemistry and principles will be covered. This is the near universal process used in spent fuel processing. The separation of uranium from plutonium, neptunium, americium, other actinides, and fission products (FP) by solvent extraction will be explained.
This is part five in the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...