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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
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June 23, 2021
What will a clean U.S. electric grid look like in 2035?
Available to All Users
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
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
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Sandia National Laboratories
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?
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
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 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
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
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
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...
February 11, 2021
Remote Sensing Laboratory
The ANS Young Members Group presents a 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
Learn about the long-range plan DOE Fusion Energy Sciences has created to accelerate the development of fusion energy and advance plasma science in this presentation by the ANS Fusion Energy Division. 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...