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Metz on Harold Denton: Memories of a life in nuclear safety
A number of years ago, historian and writer Chuck Metz Jr. was at the Bush’s Visitor Center in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains when he ran into former Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Harold Denton and his wife. Metz was at the visitor center, which opened in 2010 and is now a tourist hotspot, because, as he explained to the Dentons at the time, he had overseen the development of its on-site museum and had written a companion coffee-table history book.
The chance meeting turned into a friendship and a fruitful collaboration. Denton, who in 1979 was the public spokesperson for the NRC as the Three Mile Island-2 accident unfolded, had been working on his memoir, but he was stuck. He asked Metz for help with the organization and compilation of his notes. “I was about to retire,” Metz said, “but I thought that exploring the nuclear world might be an interesting change of pace.”
Denton passed away in 2017, but by then Metz had spent many hours with his fast friend and was able to complete the memoir, Three Mile Island and Beyond: Memories of a Life in Nuclear Safety, which was published recently by ANS. Metz shared some of his thoughts about Denton and the book with Nuclear News. The interview was conducted by NN’s David Strutz.
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January 19, 2021
Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
Criticality Safety Case Studies, Part 3
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
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
ANS Members Only
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...
December 9, 2020
The Language of Nuclear
Participate in this free members-only webinar and explore the results of recent messaging research and polling that Maslansky + Partners, a firm focused on behavioral science, linguistics, and strategic thinking, conducted for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). You’ll learn about tested approaches for associating nuclear energy with other carbon-free technologies and amplifying nuclear’s numerous benefits, which will include specific language to use. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A following the presentation. Read more...
December 8, 2020
Criticality Safety Case Studies, Part 1
Howard Greenwood, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK, presents actual examples where chemistry has unexpectedly impinged (or might have impinged) on criticality control . This is part four of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
December 1, 2020
Process Engineering for Uranium Systems
Heather Pridemore presents process engineering for Uranium Systems. This is the third webinar in the series.
A Process Engineering perspective of uranium chemical processing will be discussed. The discussion will include common misconceptions and differences between the Criticality Safety Engineering perspective and the Process Engineering perspective. Several common operational upsets (qualitative case studies) will be presented for discussion. Read more...
November 24, 2020
Uranium Chemistry Basics
An introduction to key concepts and ideas vital to the practices and methodologies of reprocessing used nuclear fuel. This tutorial will briefly touch on pyroprocessing but focuses on aqueous reprocessing techniques. The roles of chemical speciation, oxidation states, and oxidation state control will be reviewed as it pertains to extraction chemistry, ion exchange chemistry, and precipitation. Self-radiolysis issues are raised and typical reactions, equipment, and controls for criticality safety during dissolution and head-end processes are discussed. Read more...
November 19, 2020
Fundamentals of Uranium Chemistry and NCS Considerations
The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a basic understanding of the chemistry that is necessary to analyze the criticality safety problems that can arise during chemical separation operations. This is the first session of the Uranium Chemistry Tutorial. Read more...
October 21, 2020
Nuclear Science Week
Nuclear in K-12 Education: Overview of ANS Toolkit & Reflections from Educators
Available to All Users
ANS, in partnership with Discovery Education and the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, has developed resources to help K-12 educators teach nuclear science and technology. This webinar will begin with an overview of the resources, followed by reflections and commentary from three educators of various grade levels on their experiences teaching nuclear science and thoughts about ANS’s instructional materials. The webinar will then have a Q&A session with audience-supplied questions, responded to by the educators and an expert from the nuclear industry. Read more...
October 8, 2020
Get Involved with Nuclear Science Week!
The Department of Energy is engaging with students at all levels to celebrate Nuclear Science Week 2020. The Office of Nuclear Energy has exciting things in store for educators and students, from K-12 through university and STEM professionals. From new nuclear energy curriculum, launched with our partners at the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, to Nuclear Tech Connect which will host conversations on carbon-free energy and technology innovation, the webinar will showcase various opportunities to get involved. Join us for an interactive conversation about how you can be a part of Nuclear Science Week. Read more...
September 10, 2020
You'll hear from leaders in industry, national laboratory complex, and academia highlight ways to make you a unique and attractive candidate in your job searches. Attendees will then have the opportunity to break into small groups for interactive discussions and review resumes. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their resume/CV for feedback during the breakout sessions. Read more...
September 3, 2020
Taking Nuclear Science Week Virtual with NAYGN
Virtual outreach can still be engaging and we want to show you how. Join North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) to learn interactive engagement techniques for celebrating Nuclear Science Week this year (October 19-23). Presenters Chris Chance and Christy Fletcher will share their best practices for virtual classroom visits and more. Read more...
September 2, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee Webinar Series
Black Racial Justice in the Nuclear Community
How can ANS address this important issue? Panelists will discuss racial justice, sharing experiences through their personal and professional roles. Attendees are welcome to submit questions and comments during the conversation. Recommendations will serve as a springboard for the work of ANS and DIA in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more...
August 12, 2020
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The ANS Young Members Group invites you to participate in the next installment of the “Spotlight on the National Labs” webinar series, featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Panelists will offer insights into the unique nuclear science occurring at ORNL, highlighting how the lab is pursuing the Transformational Challenge Reactor, the world’s first additively manufactured nuclear reactor, as well developing leading modeling and simulation tools, moving reactor technologies forward, discovering new elements, and advancing the long-term vision of viable fusion energy. Read more...
July 23, 2020
Local Section Webinar
Jews in Theory: Jews at Los Alamos, NM, During the Manhattan Project
In this talk, Dr. Jack Shlachter will explore members of this leadership team and speculate on the connection between their presence at Los Alamos and their Jewish roots. Read more...
Introduction to Nuclear Science Week
Whether you’ve never heard of Nuclear Science Week, or it’s a regular event in your classroom, join us July 23, 1:00 pm EDT, for a half-hour webinar featuring Jennifer Hayden of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, originators of Nuclear Science Week. Read more...
July 21, 2020
Inform and Inspire the Next Generation Series
U. S. Spotlight on K-12 Nuclear Science Curriculum Initiatives and STEM Engagement
This is the first in a new series of webinars showcasing educational activities that inspire the next generation to explore energy solutions, including nuclear energy technologies for clean, reliable, resilient, and integrated systems. In this first webinar, presenters will explore new ways experts are growing the next generation of young minds with innovative approaches to STEM education. Read more...
July 16, 2020
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
In the sixth webinar of the "Spotlight on National Labs"series, attendees will learn about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's history and discuss current ongoing research related to nuclear sciences and engineering. Read more...
July 1, 2020
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Participate in this free webinar and learn about Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s work in national security, energy resiliency, and environmental restoration — especially related to our nuclear R&D portfolio. Flash talks will focus on four fascinating projects: on-line monitoring, materials characterization, radiation detection, and solid phase processing. Read more...