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Fuel Cycle & Waste Management
Devoted to all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle including waste management, worldwide. Division specific areas of interest and involvement include uranium conversion and enrichment; fuel fabrication, management (in-core and ex-core) and recycle; transportation; safeguards; high-level, low-level and mixed waste management and disposal; public policy and program management; decontamination and decommissioning environmental restoration; and excess weapons materials disposition.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Nuclear Science Week events to be held in October
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is just around the corner, to be held October 17-21. First recognized in 2009, it has been celebrated during the third week of October every year since 2012. Organized by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, NSW is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
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February 10, 2022
Black Excellence in the Nuclear Field
Available to All Users
A panel of Black members who have had distinguished careers in nuclear discussed the challenges they have faced and what they see as the future opportunities for the Black community in the nuclear field. Read more...
January 27, 2022
Creating Value from Waste: Recycling Valuable Isotopes & Surplus Energy
ANS Members Only
Presented by ANS's Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, this international panel explored separating specific radionuclides from waste using recycling technology that enables pure materials to be used for other purposes. Read more...
December 14, 2021
U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Clean Energy Assets at Risk
An expert panel offered diverse perspectives on recent successes and what challenges the nuclear industry faces next in the ongoing fight to preserve the existing fleet of plants in the U.S. Read more...
November 16, 2021
Reflections on Pete Lyons’ Technical Contributions to Nuclear Energy in the USA and
The ANS Trinity Local Section presented this virtual tribute honoring Pete Lyons. Read more...
October 27, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Outer Space
Enjoy a chat with Patrick McClure, Chief Operating Officer of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes), developers of solutions for the future of space exploration and colonization. McClure talked about his career, how we might power outer space exploration, and answered participant questions. Read more...
October 21, 2021
Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division Two-part Series
Beyond Reactors: Understanding the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Part one of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division's two-part series on the nuclear fuel cycle, "Beyond Reactors: Understanding The Nuclear Fuel Cycle" featured an expert panel that provided a step-by-step overview of the fuel cycle from beginning to end. Read more...
October 20, 2021
Pitch Your Research
This special webinar highlighted the 2021 Student Conference Pitch Your Research winner, Haozheng Qu. Read more...
October 19, 2021
Next Generation Nuclear I&C Strategies Lunch and Learn
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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...