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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
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Here what candidates Steven Arndt and Corey McDaniel had to say in ANS's first-ever Virtual Vice Presidential Candidates Forum.
Steven ArndtAn ANS Fellow and member since 1981, Arndt currently serves as Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee. Previous positions include: Senior Technical Advisor and Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1990-2021); Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (1988-1990). He's currently a member of the ANS Board of Directors and served previous terms in 2015-2017 (Treasurer) and 2011-2014.
Corey McDanielJoined ANS as a student member at Purdue in 1989. McDaniel is the Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Industry Engagement at Idaho National Laboratory. Previous positions include: Chief Commercial Officer and VP for Business Development, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories; Vice President Asia, Rockbestos Nuclear Cable, Hong Kong, China; Director of International Marketing, NuScale Power, Mumbai, India; Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate. Corey started his career performing PRA and nuclear thermal-hydraulic research in N-12/TSA-11 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He currently serves on the ANS Board of Directors.
Read their candidate statements.