Kathy McCarthy, associate laboratory director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society for her nationally and internationally recognized leadership in nuclear energy and fusion.
EM Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR is ensuring employees are trained to advance cleanup. Most recently, the contractor administered training to workers who will provide radiation protection support to numerous projects in the field.
Centrus Energy Corp. announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the Company’s license amendment request to produce High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium at the Piketon, Ohio, enrichment facility. The Piketon plant is now the only U.S. facility licensed to enrich uranium up to 20 percent Uranium-235 and expects to begin demonstrating HALEU production early next year.
On Friday, April 30, 2021, Devyn McDonald, director, and Dan Smith, senior associate director for Nuclear Matters spoke to regarding their mission and goals for the U.S. and Tennessee. If ETEC members are interested in supporting the nation’s largest source of carbon-free energy, Nuclear Matters, they can learn more and join the coalition of nuclear advocates.
The Y-12 National Security Complex has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, over Y-12 airspace, which is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated “No Drone Zone.” FAA’s regulations on UAS and counter UAS measures can be found here.