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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Speaks at the 61st General Conference of the IAEA

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Speaks at the 61st General Conference of the IAEA

As part of the 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held at the IAEA’s international headquarters in Vienna Austria, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its participation in the IAEA’s International Centres based on Research Reactor (ICERR) program...

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Hash Hashemian Speaks at Nuclear Suppliers Workshop

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Hash Hashemian Speaks at Nuclear Suppliers Workshop

On September 6 and 7, the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) and the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council held the Nuclear Suppliers Workshop at the Pollard Technology Conference Center in Oak Ridge, TN.

Dr. Hashemian was invited as a guest speaker at the event. His presentation focused of the future on nuclear energy. He spoke to a group of manufacturing companies interested in supporting existing nuclear facilities and upcoming nuclear construction projects in the Southeastern U.S.

Representatives from organizations in the nuclear industry came to hear over 30 speakers and to learn about potential business opportunities...

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AMS Testing Helps Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Avoid Costly Cable Replacement

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AMS Testing Helps Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Avoid Costly Cable Replacement

Cables provide the framework for almost every piece of equipment required to safely and efficiently run a nuclear power plant. Every utility, not just nuclear power, relies heavily on the performance of low voltage power, instrument, and control wiring to perform daily and emergency functions. All of these utilities have locations within their facilities that are exposed to harsh environments, which can have increasing adverse impact on cable reliability as the equipment service life is stretched with plant life extensions. In addition, inaccessible cable trays, underground conduits, and underground duct banks make inspections and replacements time consuming and costly.

Recently, a team of engineers ...

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AMS Employees participate in 2017 Butterfly Dash and Bash for East Tennessee’s Children Hospital

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AMS Employees participate in 2017 Butterfly Dash and Bash for East Tennessee’s Children Hospital

Congratulations to all our employees who participated in the 2017 Butterfly Dash and Bash. This was the first year that East Tennessee Children’s Hospital held the event , which featured a 5K, 10K, and a fun walk. A big congratulations to the following AMS employees who placed in their age group bracket: Hash Hashemian (1st Place), Patrick Messing (3rd Place) and Carter Vestal (3rd Place).

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Dr. Jamie Coble, UT Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Receives Award from the American Nuclear Society

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Dr. Jamie Coble, UT Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Receives Award from the American Nuclear Society

Dr. Jamie Coble, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee, was recently honored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) with the inaugural Ted Quinn Early Career Award, presented by the Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Division (HFICD) of ANS.

Established in 2017 by the ANS, the Ted Quinn Early Career Award—named in honor of Mr. Quinn, an expert in the field of nuclear power plant I&C and former ANS President—recognizes an individual who has made a significant and outstanding contribution early in their career to the I&C field to benefit the nuclear power industry...Read More