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April 8–10, 2021
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ANS webinar to focus on low-dose radiation risk
Join ANS on Thursday, January 21, at noon (ET) for a Q&A with an expert panel as they discuss how to communicate about the risk of low-dose radiation. “Talking About Low-dose Radiation Risk” is a free members-only event that serves as a follow-up to the “Risky Business” President’s Session that took place during the ANS Virtual Winter Meeting last November. The session will take a deeper dive into the many questions generated from the thought-provoking discussion.
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Uranium Chemistry Tutorial
January 26, 2021|10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EST)
Available to 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Attendees
This is part eight of a nine-part tutorial series exclusively available to 2020 ANS Winter Meeting attendees.
Understanding uranium chemistry is a vital component of successful NCS programs at nuclear fuel fabrication facilities. Chemical reactions involving traditional fuel conversion (e.g, dry conversion or wet ADU conversion) are presented. Select uranium chemistry basics including elemental, solid chemistry, solution chemistry, visual identification, and speciated uranium compounds are discussed. Finally, a reactivity comparison of important speciated uranium compounds is presented.
Lon Paulson, GE Hitachi/Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas