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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
April 7, 2021|1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
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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. Different technologies are being explored and different applications, both commercial and non-commercial. It is truly an exciting time with developer activity and customer interest. Are you familiar with how many projects are underway? Are you familiar with the various designs or potential uses for advanced reactors? This webinar provides an overview of advanced reactors, the ongoing projects, their potential uses, and fuel cycle prospects.
Everett Redmond, Nuclear Energy Institute
Kati Austgen, Nuclear Energy Institute
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