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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
February 11, 2021|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EST)
Available to All Users
The ANS Young Members Group presents a free webinar featuring the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL).
As part of the Global Security Mission Directorate, RSL is a center for creating and using advanced technologies that provide a broad range of scientific, technological, and operational disciplines with core competencies in emergency response operations and support, remote sensing, and applied science and technologies in support of counterterrorism and radiological and nuclear incident response.
RSL provides force and facility protection to U.S. domestic and international assets and activities. RSL and Global Security Mission Directorate subject matter experts conduct facility and site vulnerability assessments in order to design, install, and maintain facility early warning systems for nuclear/radiological, biological, and chemical weapons. RSL also performs similar assessments and provides technical security on a temporary basis for specific events, such as the State of the Union Address, the Olympic Games, and other National Special Security Events.
RSL is comprised of scientists, engineers, technologists, pilots, operations specialists, and administrators — many of whom hold PhDs — which provides the laboratory with a wide-diversity of education and experience. Working in sophisticated laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, these personnel work to advance the technological and operational capabilities of the emergency response teams and other RSL customers and stakeholders.