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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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How the NRC modernized its digital I&C infrastructure and where it goes from here
The Nuclear Regulatory Commissiona first formally developed infrastructure for the review of digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems in the 1990s. Although the current fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States was originally designed and constructed with analog systems, the U.S. nuclear industry has for more than 30 years been working to upgrade these older systems with modern digital equipment.
May 19, 2021|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
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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