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Saturday, November 17, 2012

ANS Winter Meeting ends on high note

Readers of Atomic Power Review likely saw the posts on ANS Nuclear Cafe covering various meeting events, as well as live Twitter commentary on various sessions by the ANS Twitter feed, my own, Steve Skutnik's, and others.  Now that I'm back, regular articles and posts will again appear here at APR.

The last session I attended at the ANS 2012 Winter Meeting was a series of fascinating lectures on various papers covering the FSR molten salt cooled, discrete fuel element reactor concept.  Due to complications, all of the papers (which were co-authored by many graduate students at MIT) were delivered by Charles Forsberg and Edward Blandford.  The concept is not near the hardware stage yet, but a great deal of theoretical work has been done and is underway in a number of quarters.  I found that ending the long week on a forward looking and in ways futuristic manner was quite satisfying - especially since much of my week was devoted to Fukushima Daiichi. 

I'll begin posting again here at APR this week, so keep an eye here and on ANS Nuclear Cafe as well for the Winter Meeting wrap-up.

10:00 AM Eastern 11/17/2012

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