Energy Needs Generate New Nuclear Opportunities

Industry leaders meet this week to explore future applications of nuclear technology at the American Nuclear Society’s 2005 Annual Meeting, “The Next 50 years: Creating Opportunities.” Attendees will explore the latest nuclear research, sharing nearly 300 technical papers June 5-9 at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

La Grande Park, IL (PRWEB) June 6, 2005 -- Government officials, industry executives and principal researchers meet this week to explore future applications of nuclear technology at the American Nuclear Society’s 2005 Annual Meeting, “The Next 50 years: Creating Opportunities.” Attendees will explore the latest nuclear research, sharing nearly 300 technical papers June 5-9 at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

“The nuclear profession has a brighter future today than it has had at anytime over the last 20 years,” stated Larry Papay, General Chair of the event. “As a profession, it is unified in its goal to achieve sustainable development goals and this is apparent at these meetings where we look to work on solutions together."

At 8:30 a.m., Monday’s Opening Plenary, “The Next 50 Years: Creating Opportunities,” features welcoming remarks from Papay and ANS President James Tulenko. The Plenary launches the annual event with key leadership from the nuclear industry who offer context for the solutions their scientists and engineers have developed.

Plenary Speakers include:
- Clay Sell (Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy)
- Peter Lyons (Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
- Admiral John Grossenbacher (Laboratory Director, Idaho National Laboratory)
- Andrew C. White (President and CEO, GE Nuclear Energy)
- Richard Meserve (President, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
- Samuel Ting (Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The General Chair’s Special Session on Monday afternoon that will address advanced fuel cycles beyond Yucca Mountain. On Tuesday afternoon, “Manpower for the Nuclear Industry…A continuing need,” will be addressed in the President’s Special Session. The Space Nuclear Conference 2005 takes places concurrently as an embedded topical meeting. The complete program is available at www.ans.org/meetings/annual/.

Meeting officials with Mr. Papay, who is a California consultant, include Honorary General Chair Senator Pete V. Domenici, Assistant General Chair Ken Schultz from General Atomics, and General Chair Emeritus Loyd Wright of Southern California Edison.

The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, scientific and educational organization. ANS has a diverse membership composed of 10,500 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators who seek to exchange scientific and technical research, encourage scholarship, and disseminate information on nuclear science and technology.

For more information:
Laura Hermann
708-579-8224

Note yo media: ANS welcomes the media to register for complimentary conference badges at www.ans.org/meetings/annual/registration/. Or visit the ANS Media Center in the Lanai Parlor 1108 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., June 6-8.

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