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Robotics & Remote Systems
The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of immersive simulation, robotics, and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 15–19, 2020
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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NRC’s Inspector General issues report
Overall findings of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel indicate that while the NRC maintains a few strengths compared to external benchmarks, results have declined since 2015 in a number of areas, according to a recent report from the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The survey was conducted in February 2020 by Willis Towers Watson, a global risk-management, insurance brokerage, and advisory firm that has partnered with the OIG for more than 20 years to assess the NRC’s safety culture and climate, as well as other aspects of employee experience.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
August 12, 2020|12:30–2:00PM (1:30–3:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
The ANS Young Members Group invites you to participate in the next installment of the “Spotlight on the National Labs” webinar series, featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Why spotlight ORNL? Its very beginnings laid the foundation for world-leading science in multiple disciplines. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, ORNL is now the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, employing more than 5,200. Every day, ORNL delivers scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs needed to realize solutions in energy and national security and provide economic benefit to the nation.
Historical inspiration comes from the lab’s Graphite Reactor, the world’s first continuously operated nuclear reactor. ORNL’s nuclear scientists and engineers draw from the lab’s rich history to help them address compelling challenges in nuclear science and technology—from pursuing economical nuclear energy and groundbreaking fusion energy advances to identifying new applications for radioisotopes.
Panelists will offer insights into the unique nuclear science occurring at ORNL, highlighting how the lab is pursuing the Transformational Challenge Reactor, the world’s first additively manufactured nuclear reactor, as well developing leading modeling and simulation tools, moving reactor technologies forward, discovering new elements, and advancing the long-term vision of viable fusion energy.