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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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The U.S. Army’s Deactivated Nuclear Power Plant Program
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, is home to the North Atlantic Division’s Radiological Health Physics Regional (RHPR) Center of Expertise, which is leading the decommissioning of Army reactors.
From 1956 to 1976, the Army’s nuclear power program operated several small nuclear reactors to confirm the feasibility of their meeting military power needs on land. Three Army reactors were deactivated in the 1970s and placed into safe storage awaiting future decommissioning.
May 19, 2021|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Help us celebrate the launch of our newest virtual field trip and learn how ANS has helped reach more than 1.5 million K-12 students through Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World. This special event includes a viewing of our latest virtual field trip, Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility. Launched May 6, 2021, the video explores the amazing ways that nuclear science is fueling earthly innovation and deep space exploration.
Following the viewing, ANS President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar was joined by several special guests, including some of the key participants in Nuclear Frontiers, for a brief Q&A.
• Melinda Higgins, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy
• Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut; CEO, Ad Astra Rocket Company
• Candace Davison, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Penn State University
• David Poston, Chief Reactor Designer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, ANS President 2020-2021