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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Destruction of Ukrainian dam threatens Zaporizhzhia
A Soviet-era dam downstream from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine collapsed last evening, causing the water level of the Kakhovka Reservoir north of the dam to drop and raising new concerns over the already jeopardized safety of the Russian-occupied nuclear facility, Europe’s largest. The reservoir supplies water for, among other things, Zaporizhzhia’s cooling systems.
ANS STEM Academy Educator Training Series
May 11, 2023|5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Learn how to guide students in exploring radiation science through inquiry-based labs using graphing radiation monitors and various radioactive sources, including everyday objects. This free ANS STEM Academy webinar features Amber Johnson, director of the University of Maryland Training Reactor.
About Amber Johnson
Amber Johnson is the director of the University of Maryland Training Reactor and holds a senior reactor operators license. She enjoys sharing the blue glow from her open-pool reactor with the many visitors who come for a tour each year. To share best practices across the United States research reactor community, Johnson serves as editor of a quarterly newsletter that tracks news, events, and regulatory items. Before joining the University of Maryland, she was an accelerator operator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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