ANS Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for October 23, 2013

DEBRIS EFFECTS IN LONG-TERM POST-LOCA PWR COOLING

Featuring Graham B. Wallis

Emeritus Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

ABSTRACT

Long term cooling of the reactor core by recirculation of water from the sump of a PWR following a LOCA differs from short-term cooling by ECCS that the NRC has regulated under 10 CFR 50.46 for decades.   The numerous constituents of debris, mostly created by the jet from the LOCA, complicate prediction and verification of the performance of strainers that are intended to protect the pumps and particularly the core.   This gave rise to the NRC’s generic safety issue GSI-191 that is still incompletely resolved after 17 years and has led to major changes in many nuclear plants as well as a succession of tests that have sometimes yielded surprises.   The history of this issue and of the pertinent technical phenomena will be reviewed.

About The Speaker:

Graham Wallis is the emeritus Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, where he has been a faculty member since 1962.   He has worked in the area of multiphase flows for over 50 years.   His book “One-Dimensional Two-Phase Flow” was published in 1969.   From 1988 to 2007 he was a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, being its Chairman in the years 2005 and 2006.  He continues to consult for that committee.

Contact Information:

http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/people/faculty/graham-wallis/

Dinner:

Members and Visitors : $30.00
Students: $10.00
Spouse: $30.00
Non-members: $42.00

Dinner included
Membership Dues (2013 -14 Season): ($20.00 good through 8/2014)

Checks and/or Cash only:

5:30 pm: Registration & Social Hour

6:15 pm: Dinner- Buffett Served
7:00 pm: Speaker
8:15 pm: Adjourn

No Show Advisory:

We are charged according to the head-count provided prior to the meeting, no-shows hurt ANS/NE financially. If you need to cancel after signing up, please give us notice before 12:00 noon on October 21.

Please note if you make reservations and don’t show up, we will end up paying for your dinner.  If your plans change, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise, we will be asking you for the full payment.

Directions:

EPM, Inc. is located at 959 Concord Street in Framingham:

Mass Pike to Natick exit, (exit 13) keep right after the tolls and continue on Route 30 west bound to right turn on to Concord Street, (route 126 North) to EPM office at 959, brick three story building, proceed to 3rd floor.

The schedule for future Northeastern Section meetings is available on the NE site:

ANS NE Link:    http://local.ans.org/ne/

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ANS Northeastern Section Nuclear Careers Panel Announcement for September 18th, 2013

September 18, 2013 – Nuclear Career Opportunities Meeting

Please register as soon as possible before September 13, 2013 – Earlier registrations help us with our planning 

For Meeting information and online reservations go to:  http://local.ans.org/ne

  • Meeting will be held at UMASS Lowell, 1 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01852
  • Facility Tours: Those interested in touring the UML Reactor at 4:30 pm should indicate so in their reservation/registration request

Speakers:
EPM – Bob Kalantari, CEO
AREVA – Darvin Kapitz
Invensys – Brian Davis, Resource Manager
Westinghouse – Daryl Harmon, Consulting Engineer
CB&I – Dan Fadel, VP Nuclear Services
Seabrook Nuclear Plant – Jim Connolly, Director of Engineering

Schedule:
6:00 pm: Registration & Social Hour
6:30 pm: Dinner- Served
7:00 pm: Panel Presentations
8:00 pm: Audience Questions
9:00 pm: Adjourn

No Show Advisory:
We are charged according to the head-count provided prior to the meeting, no-shows hurt ANS/NE financially. If you need to cancel after signing up, please give us notice before 12:00 noon on the day before the meeting.  Please note if you make reservations and don’t show up, we will end up paying for your dinner. If your plans change, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise, we will be asking you for the full payment. For cancellations or changes, please contact Sam Martin at: csammartin@comcast.net

Meeting Fee, Directions and Maps:  Provided on ANS NE website at http://local.ans.org/ne

Photos from the May 22nd Speaker Meeting “The Challenges of Cyber Security in Nuclear Energy”

Below are photos from the May 22nd, 2013 Speaker Meeting “The Challenges of Cyber Security in Nuclear Energy” featuring ANS Past President, Ted Quinn.  This was another terrific meeting where a lot of old friends – who incidentally helped shape the modern nuclear industry – got back together.   Thanks you once again to the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, CT.  There were 28 people in attendance including 4 students.  Thank you to all who joined us!

ANS Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for June 5th, 2013

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Featuring Dr. Tarek Saba

MEETING PRICES: Members: $30 ; Non Members: $37 ; Students: $10

LOCATION in Canton — CB&I (Formerly Shaw Group)

Register online at http://local.ans.org/ne/fraqing.html

If you need assistance please contact Sam Martin :  csammartin@comcast.net

Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as “fracking”. An outline of the steps involved in the fracturing process and the types of chemical classes used will be presented. The environmental concerns being raised with regards to groundwater contamination from fracturing operations will be detailed. Several examples of relevant circumstances are provided based on Dr. Saba’s review of information from groundwater contamination claims in Pennsylvania.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Tarek Saba is a senior manager at Exponent’s Environmental Sciences practice.  He provides consulting and expert support to clients in matters involving chemical forensics, geochemistry, and hydrogeology.  Dr. Saba has been involved in matters including natural gas migration; hydraulic fracturing; natural resource damage assessments (NRDA), Superfund (CERCLA) liability,; and remedial cost recovery claims at manufactured gas plants (MGPs).  Dr. Saba earned a Ph.D. from University of Colorado at Boulder, and worked on groundwater remediation technology development for the US EPA before starting his consulting practice.

Contact Information :

http://www.exponent.com/tarek_saba/#tab_profile

Dinner:

Members and Visitors : $30.00
Students: $10.00
Spouse: $30.00
Non-members: $37.00

Dinner included / Checks and/or Cash only
Membership Dues (2012 -13 Season): ($15.00 good through 8/2013)

5:30 pm: Registration and Social Hour
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Speaker

Directions:

The meeting location is the atrium of the CB&I (formerly Shaw Group) office at 150 Royal Street, Canton, MA. It is off of Route 38 just north of 128 (I-93).

No Show Advisory:

We are charged according to the head-count provided prior to the meeting, no-shows hurt ANS/NE financially. If you need to cancel after signing up, please give us notice before 12:00 noon on June 2nd.

Please note if you make reservations and don’t show up, we will end up paying for your dinner.  If your plans change, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise, we will be asking you for the full payment.

Make Your Reservations Now

Nuclear Power Documentary Film Event for April 24th, 2013

Special Pre-release Screening of the New Documentary Film:  PANDORA’S PROMISE

Hosted by NSE – Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SCREENING & DISCUSSION with filmmaker Robert Stone
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MIT 34-101

Admission is free.  Open to everyone.  Limited Seating.

For information:
Lisa Magnano Bleheen
magnano@mit.edu
617-253-7522


Pandora's Promise banner

From the film’s producers:

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE dares to tackle the emerging divide within the environmental movement over nuclear energy through the intimately told stories of thinkers, experts and authors who have come to change their minds about nuclear power. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Robert Stone elegantly interweaves the personal narratives of Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. By unearthing their personal transformations, Stone pierces commonly held assumptions and provides a captivating deconstruction of popular myths about radiation, waste and weapons, taking viewers on a mind-altering journey. 
PANDORA’S PROMISE inspires serious and realistic debate about how mankind will continue to power modern civilization without destroying it.

ANS Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for April 30th, 2013

Risk and Performance Based NRC Initiatives

Featuring NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis

See the flyer below for a meeting announcement from the ANS Northeastern Section (Boston Area) featuring NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis.  This is a great opportunity for folks in our section.  The meeting will be in Foxboro, MA on April 30th, 2013.

Attendance is limited so please register quickly.  Under the terms of the reciprocal agreement with the NE Section, CT Section members will pay the Northeastern Section Member price.

Details are provided in this flyer:  Northeastern Section Announcement  and on the ANS Northeastern Section website:  Apostolakis Talk

So please consider attending this event and register soon.

See you there!

Photos from the April 3rd Speaker Meeting “The Fukushima Lady”

Below are photos from the April 3rd, 2013 Speaker Meeting “The Fukushima Lady” featuring Margaret Harding.  This was another very successful meeting at the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, CT.  There were 40 people in attendance including 10 students.  Thank you to all who joined us!