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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An Important Message from the American Nuclear Society

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An Important Message from the American Nuclear Society

As nuclear professionals, we find ourselves at a pivotal juncture.  We face an unprecedented number of premature nuclear plant closures for reasons that have nothing to do with their safety or performance.  However, we are also witnessing intense interest in the design and development of advanced reactor systems.  Even environmentalists who previously opposed nuclear energy are taking notice of this promising technology.

In these turbulent times, it is critically important that the American Nuclear Society continues to speak out on behalf of the entire nuclear community. Since ANS is not aligned with any particular industry or other segment of the nuclear community, we have the unique position of speaking as an independent technical voice that is highly respected and influential in the public policy area.  Every day, ANS works with the Congress, Executive Branch, and state governments to advance forward thinking, technically informed policies in a variety of areas, including:
  • The importance of a robust nuclear research and development portfolio with support for next generation advanced reactor systems;
  • Strong federal stewardship  of university-based nuclear education programs to prepare the next generation of nuclear technologists and engineers;
  • The continued availability of radioactive isotopes for medicine, manufacturing, food irradiation, and medical sterilization;
  • Civilian nuclear technology export regulations designed to maintain U.S. competitiveness in global markets and influence over safety and nonproliferation norms;
  • Complete, unbiased information to state governments on policies that value nuclear power. 
In a political environment so dominated by messaging and spin, our policymakers need a clear-eyed assessment of technical issues and the unbiased, long-term view that ANS can provide.

But, we can’t do it alone. ANS is only as strong as its membership. To continue pursuing our common goals, we need your help.

Please join us on our vital mission to advance nuclear science and technology by becoming an ANS member. As a demonstration of our commitment, we are offering you free membership for the remainder of 2016.  We’ll also waive the $18 membership application fee.  ANS Membership also comes with substantial personal benefits including a free subscription to Nuclear News, our flagship magazine, member discounts on meeting registration, online store purchases, access to online mentoring and collaborating networks with fellow members, and much more. See http://www.ans.org/memberinfo.

Our strong and growing membership is vital to making our voices heard in the halls of Congress, the offices of federal agencies, and the chambers of state legislatures. Join us so that we can continue advancing nuclear policy and the tremendous benefits of nuclear science and technology. 
Join Now!
Enter discount code: DLFPF16 to receive your application fee waiver
and free membership through December.
Best regards,
Andy Klein
American Nuclear Society

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