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December Meeting — Holiday Party

ANS Eastern Washington Section is having its annual joint society Christmas Party and Magic Show.

Shilo Inn, Richland WA

Tuesday, December 16 at 6 pm



Registration RSVP via email:

November Meeting – Medical Isotope Supply Issues

“Congressionally-driven Policy on
Medical Isotope Production in the United States:
Can We Overcome Dependency on Foreign Supply?
Dr. Darrell R. Fisher
Dade Moeller Health Group

Presentation Abstract:  Your elected representatives in Washington DC write the laws that determine policy on isotope production. The primary focus of federal policy on molybdenum-99 and iodine-131 production centers on special interests in global non-proliferation of highly enriched uranium, rather than on optimized nuclear technologies. Consequently, this policy and associated budget allocations encourage private investments in alternative technologies, and not on dedicated nuclear reactors, for medical isotope production. In a global marketplace, the ability of foreign countries to supply Mo-99 at lower prices and with higher quality than U.S. non-reactor alternatives may ultimately doom the policy to competitive and technological failure.

Tuesday November 18, 2014
Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock, Richland, WA
6:00 pm –      Social hour with no host bar; 6:30 pm –      Buffet Dinner; 7:00 pm –      Presentation
(Professional Society members allowed $2 dinner discount)

October Monthly Meeting – Rod Adams

The Eastern Washington Section of the American Nuclear Society invites you to celebrate NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK with Rod Adams.

Rod Adams will present “There Are Safe Doses of Radiation.”

Rod Adams will discuss the perceptions and facts regarding the Linear No Threshold hypothesis (LNT) of radiation dosimetry policy.  The LNT has been used for decades to impose regulations and work practices in the nuclear industry based on the hypothesis that no level of radiation exposure is completely safe.  The regulations and work practices that have been imposed, as a result of the linear no threshold model, add a significant cost burden to the use of nuclear technology.  (Also see Download document.)

When: October 21stregisterhere100red
Time: 6:00 No-Host Bar
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Speaker
Where: Shilo Inn, Richland WA
Register to attend at:

September Monthly Meeting

Sep 16,2014 –     Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,  Shilo Inn, Richland

Monthly Dinner Meeting featuring
Alain Michel
Consultant at Esperluete group

Register Here
Details Here

or eMail/phone: (509-521-6499)

National Nuclear Science Week Kick-off

The National Nuclear Science Week is October 20-24, 2014. A two day pre-event kick-off will occur with panel forums on Oct 16-17 at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center.  During the following NNSW, active educational outreach will occur in the Tri-Cities. The events are supported by the recently revived Puget Sound Section of ANS and this Eastern Washington Section. The Seattle kick-off schedule is here and the current panel agenda is here.

Nuclear Science Week is a unique outreach opportunity that grants teachers, student and citizens direct access to nuclear technologies and energy experts.

Five years ago the Smithsonian Affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History founded this nationally recognized, week-long celebration. Each year a different city is chosen to host a “big event” and smaller celebrations take place throughout the country. This year’s event will be held from October 16-24, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle community has a diverse population that will help cultivate an active and constructive dialogue about nuclear technologies of all kinds during Nuclear Science Week. The regional presence of multiple nuclear startups, the public power entity Energy Northwest, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, AREVA, aerospace and naval presence, as well as many contract companies offer a potent narrative about the future of energy within a community that values innovation.

June 2014 Monthly Meeting – Fukushima Update

registerhere100redUpdate on Fukushima Tsunami Nuclear Site


Dr. Yasuo Onishi
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tuesday June 17, 2014
Shilo Inn
Richland, WA

Synopsis provided in downloads.
6:00 pm – Social hour with no host bar
6:30 pm – Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm – Presentation

May 2014 Monthly – Gas Centrifuge

registerhere100red“Challenges in Implementing Criticality Safety Requirements
For Waste and Decontamination Operations
at a Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility”


Johnny Joe (JJ) Davis
Lead Waste Handling Specialist

Tuesday May 20, 2014
Shilo Inn
Richland, WA

Synopsis provided in downloads.
6:00 pm – Social hour with no host bar
6:30 pm – Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm – Presentation