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Robotics & Remote Systems
The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of immersive simulation, robotics, and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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A fateful day for nuclear waste policy: January 31, 1998
Next week will mark 25 years since January 31, 1998, a familiar date to most in the nuclear community, and revisited in today’s #ThrowbackThursday post with an article from the March 1998 issue of Nuclear News. “Those in the nuclear power industry are aware of the significance of the date January 31, 1998. ln the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, that date was set as the deadline for the U.S. government—more specifically, the Department of Energy—to begin taking possession of and responsibility for spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants nationwide” (NN, March 1998, p. 59).
April 26, 2022|12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
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Christopher Perfetti, assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, will analyze the Chernobyl accident from the viewpoint of a reactor physicist. He will explore the physical mechanisms that led to Chernobyl's runaway chain reaction and will explain why they are not possible in modern reactors. In addition, he will:
This presentation will provide a valuable understanding of reactor physics, and will also provide enough interesting information about Chernobyl to appeal to seasoned reactor physicists.