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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.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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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Nuclear Science Week events to be held in October
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is just around the corner, to be held October 17-21. First recognized in 2009, it has been celebrated during the third week of October every year since 2012. Organized by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, NSW is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
August 26, 2021|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Join ANS's Young Members Group in exploring the Nevada National Security Site, an enterprise of special-purpose government facilities that provide testing and diagnostic services, applied science, and development engineering for the U.S. national security community.
Unique among Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration assets, the NNSS offers year-round nuclear and radiological experiments and operations in secure ground, air, and underground configurations. While this might attract users from the community of nuclear weapons scientists and engineers, the capabilities are also sited to support non-proliferation, counterterrorism, intelligence, and emergency response missions. The enterprise provides users with services such as the configuration and operation of large-scale test beds; training for and conduct of emergency response; and applied research, development, and fabrication of advanced measurement and monitoring tools. As an expansive desert operations range, the site also enables nationally recognized capabilities for render-safe, explosive, chemical, biological-simulant, and low-level waste management operations.