In April, the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) hosted a professional workshop on advanced reactor safeguards in College Station with support from the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI).
“With advanced reactors being a very hot topic in the nuclear industry today,” said Mario Mendoza, president of the Texas A&M INMM Student Chapter, “We wanted to open the conversation on how the industry is planning on implementing safeguards for these new designs.”
The workshop brought together experts from Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, Idaho National Laboratory, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, and the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control to speak about the challenges of implementing safeguards for advanced reactor designs.
A paper detailing the workshop will be presented at the INMM Annual meeting in July in Palm Desert, California. Mirion Technologies, Ortec-Ametek, and NSSPI provided financial support for the workshop.