Message from the Chair

The Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division is one of the largest and most active divisions in the ANS. We deal with all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle-mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication, fuel design, reprocessing, storage, geologic repositories, waste processing, waste form testing, advanced fuel cycle evaluations, fissile material management, and national fuel cycle policies.

Most of our energy goes into technical program development in support of national ANS meetings and the topical meetings that we sponsor. We support both of the national meetings each year with several division-sponsored sessions. We also sponsor regularly recurring topical meetings that range from global fuel cycle conferences to waste management meetings for specialists. Please see the "Meetings" section of this web site for more information.

Our next major activity is student sponsorship. We support student travel to the national meetings and to regional student conferences. We have also funded the Randall Scholarship, which is awarded annually.

The Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division is also responsible for drafting a number of position statements for the society on a wide range of subjects that include nonproliferation, MOX, transportation, environmental benefits, reprocessing, etc. With such a wide range of interests represented, these statements can sometimes take dozens of iterations before they are released.

We Welcome enthusiastic volunteers for all of our activities. If you would like to help organize a session, plan a meeting, edit a newsletter, or update content on this web site, please contact one of the officers. Experience is not required.

Information contained on this Web site has been provided by numerous sources.  Therefore, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division (FCWMD) of the ANS assume no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of information contained herein.  ANS and FCWMD assume no responsibility or liability for any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained on this site.