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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
March 10, 2021|12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EST)
Available to All Users
Brookhaven National Laboratory delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. One of 10 national labs primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and nearly 75 years of pioneering research.
Through Brookhaven Lab’s long history in nuclear science and technology, we recognize the important role nuclear energy plays in providing reliable, carbon-free electricity and are committed to research that will continue to advance the field. The National Nuclear Data Center hosted at Brookhaven manages a set of nuclear data libraries—obtained over more than 100 years of nuclear physics research—that are an important resource for basic nuclear research and the development of nuclear technologies. In addition, the Materials in Radiation Environments Beamline project at Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source II will support the nuclear materials community’s efforts to study and improve the performance of materials used in nuclear reactors by gaining a better understanding of how these materials react under the harsh conditions they encounter.
Brookhaven’s nuclear research extends into other areas, including the Medical Isotope Research & Production program—one of just a few facilities in the U.S. that can produce critical medical isotopes not commercially available for the diagnosis, tracking, and treatment of cancer and other diseases. In addition, the Lab’s Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NNSD) contributes to U.S. nuclear security and safeguards efforts by assisting in the development, analysis, and assessment of policies that strengthen international regimes, collecting and analyzing data to identify trends and threats to the U.S. and international communities, and developing and implementing new technologies to address existing and emerging threats. Through training and engagement programs, NNSD also strengthens the domestic and international institutions that form the framework of the nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regimes.