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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.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
Innovations Student Competition
December 12, 2023|1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EST)
Available to All Users
The Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research & Development Student Competition (INSC) recognizes published graduate and undergraduate students. Through the award process, the INSC provides winning students with opportunities to present their published work to the broader nuclear energy community. This webinar serves as an opportunity for students who were unable to present at the ANS Winter Conference to show their work to a wider audience.
This webinar features two students with published work in the nuclear fuel cycle technologies area. Claire Griesbach from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present “Microstructural heterogeneity of the buffer layer of TRISO nuclear fuel particles” and Kyle Quillin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present “Microstructural and nanomechanical studies of PVD Cr coatings on SiC for LWR fuel cladding applications.”
The session will be moderated by Tyler Newitt, Innovative Nuclear Research Integration Office (INR-IO).