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June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Zaporizhzhia the focus of Grossi interview
The ongoing, tense situation surrounding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine was the subject of a recent interview with International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi when he appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes program.
The Zaporizhzhia facility is in an area of Ukraine that became occupied by Russian forces in late February 2022. Though Ukrainian staff remain at the now mostly idle plant, artillery shells have repeatedly landed at and near the plant over the past several months, with Ukrainian officials—along with many Western media outlets—blaming Russia, while Russian officials and media blame Ukraine.
Action from the IAEA: Following months of negotiations with both sides, inspectors from the IAEA, led by Grossi, finally visited the site in late August and early September, and the agency has been monitoring the situation since then with an observation mission at the site. In the interview, which aired on November 20, Grossi did not attribute blame for the shelling to either side.
January 27, 2022|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EST)
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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.
The current global focus is on the need to recycle and reuse the finite resources that exist on the earth. The waste products from nuclear systems are no different. Instead of wastes and a liability, they could actually be a valuable asset! This is especially the case when specific radionuclides can be separated from the waste using recycling technology that enables pure materials to be used for other purposes. Examples include radioisotopes for space applications, medical treatment & interventions and enhancing agricultural methods. This panel explored the need for these materials, the market sectors interested in the technology being proposed and the technology being developed in support of this. The need to consider requirements and uses outside of the conventional nuclear industry, along with the potential for future fuel cycles to incorporate these needs into their development also were discussed.
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