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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
INL captures one dramatic second of a fuel rod test in slow motion
Idaho National Laboratory recently released footage of a new experiment at its Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) that simulates what happens to a nuclear fuel pin when it starts to overheat. Go to Twitter for the original post, or cut to the chase and watch a 14-second clip on YouTube.
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March 2, 2021
Nuclear News Presents: A Look Back at the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
Available to All Users
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
ANS Members Only
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
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
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...
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...
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
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...