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A Memorial mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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A major design goal for Generation IV nuclear energy systems is to reduce or eliminate the
likelihood and/or extent of reactor core damage incurred during an off-normal operating event,
thereby eliminating the need for offsite emergency response. One approach for achieving this
objective is to develop inherently safe reactor designs that can passively dissipate decay heat to
the environment without relying on operator action during an event of this type. Historically,
this approach has been taken for both sodium- and gas-cooled Generation IV reactor types by
providing Reactor Cavity Cooling Systems (RCCS) that are designed to passively dissipate decay
heat to the environment by natural convection while maintain fuel temperature below the
threshold for onset of core damage.
This presentation will begin by providing a high level overview of RCCS systems that have been
developed for advanced reactor designs over the years. This will be followed by a summary of
large scale integral effect tests that are currently underway at Argonne to provide licensingquality
data for two of these systems; i.e., air- and water-cooled RCCS concepts.
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An Industry Day is being offered to provide the microreactor industry comprehensive information about HALEU fuel development material and siting options for demonstration. In addition, industry is highly encouraged to provide feedback on the Notice of Opportunity.
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Transfer selected fundamental nuclear energy technology history and experience - including important lessons learned - to the next generation of leaders from industry, government and academia.​

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It is with great pleasure to invite you to join the 26th GIF Webinar, dedicated to the Safety of Gen IV Reactors, on 19 February 2019. It will be presented by Dr Luca Ammirabile, from the European Commisison’s Joint Research Centre in Petten, NL.

Excellence in safety and reliability is among the goals identified in the technology roadmap for Generation IV nuclear reactors. This webinar will give an overview of the activities of the Gen IV Risk and Safety Working Group done in support of the six Gen IV nuclear energy systems towards the fulfilment of this goal. Topics include a presentation of the safety philosophy for Gen IV systems, the current safety framework for advanced reactors, and the methodology developed by the group for the safety assessment of Gen IV designs. Other ongoing activities between the group and the designers of Gen IV systems will be also highlighted.

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​GEN IV International Forum is happy to announce that they are resuming their webinar series on Gen IV systems and cross-cutting subjects. Mr. Ilya Pakhomov from IPPE, Russia, will give a webinar on the operating experiance of BN600 and BN800 sodium-cooled fast reactors, on December 19th at 5:30 AM (PST); 8:30 AM (EST).

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The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) Industry Advisory Meeting is hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and organized by the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) NSUF program and the DOE-NE GAIN (Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear) initiative.  It is an opportunity for the nuclear power industry to find out what the NSUF is, how it can benefit the industry, and how to get involved.  It is also intended to be an open forum for providing feedback to the program so that it continues to be a valuable asset to the nation.  Invitees are encouraged to come prepared with questions for NSUF and GAIN and to think about how NSUF can be leveraged for their company’s benefit.
This year's workshop coincides with ORNL's 75th Anniversary "Nuclear Week" celebration, which will include networking opportunities for all.

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This International meeting is a broad-based meeting focused on areas of nuclear energy, engineering and science, and policy issues that accompany nuclear energy programs throughout the Pacific Rim. The meeting is sponsored by the Pacific Nuclear Council and ANS.
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