Luncheon Briefing: Making the Next Step Forward with Advanced Nuclear Reactors: Assessing Progress and Overcoming Roadblocks on Safety, Technology and Policy
Thursday, July 24, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) hosted a workshop that addressed the state of the safety, science, and technology for advanced nuclear reactors and discussed policy considerations to overcome roadblocks to their development and adoption.
Briefing Materials for the event can be found below.
Presentation Slides: Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Power in U.S., Dr. Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy
Fast Reactor Technology: A Path to Long-Term Energy Sustainability, American Nuclear Society
Enabling a Sustainable Nuclear Energy Future, Argonne National Laboratory
PROTEUS: Simulation Toolset for Reactor Physics and Fuel Cycle Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory
SHARP: Reactor Performance and Safety Simulation Suite, Argonne National Laboratory
Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), U.S. Department of Energy
A Look Inside America’s Source of Energy and Security Solutions, Idaho National Laboratory
Solving Big Problems: Science and Technology at Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:20 a.m. – Luncheon and Registration
11:30 a.m. – Opening Address by Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy
11:45 a.m. – Panel Session One: What is the current state of U.S. science and technology for advanced nuclear reactors?
Moderator: Dr. Mark Peters, Argonne National Laboratory
- Dr. Leslie Dewan, Transatomic Power
- Dr. Dan Ingersoll, NuScale
- Dr. Hussein Khalil, Argonne National Laboratory
- Dr. Doug Kothe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Dr. John Parmentola, General Atomics
12:30 p.m. – Panel Session Two: What policies and partnerships might increase the NRC’s consideration of and funding for new nuclear technologies?
Moderator: Dr. Kennette Benedict, Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
- Dr. George Apostolakis, former NRC Commissioner
- Mr. David Blee, Nuclear Infrastructure Council
- Mr. Phil Hildebrandt, Idaho National Laboratory
- Mr. Craig Piercy, American Nuclear Society
- Mr. Daniel Stout, Tennessee Valley Authority