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ANSI and NIST address needs of nuclear industry.

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May 6, 2009 - To identify and respond to current needs of nuclear industry, ANSI and NIST have announced formation of Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative. Cross-stakeholder forum will facilitate and coordinate timely identification, development, and revision of standards for design, operation, development, licensing, and deployment of nuclear power plants. Standards for other nuclear technologies, including advanced reactor concepts, will also be addressed.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

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ANSI and NIST to Form Collaborative on Coordinating Standards for Nuclear Energy

Press release date: May 1, 2009

Save the Date: First Meeting to Be Held June 1, 2009 New York May 1, 2009 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced the formation of the Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC), a joint initiative to identify and respond to the current needs of the nuclear industry. The new activity will provide a cross-stakeholder forum to facilitate and coordinate the timely identification, development, and revision of standards for the design, operation, development, licensing, and deployment of nuclear power plants. Standards for other nuclear technologies, including advanced reactor concepts, will also be addressed. Participation in NESCC is open to all stakeholders that represent standards developing organizations, consortia and other forums, industry, government and consumers. The first NESCC meeting will be held on June 1, 2009, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. The event is free of charge, and attendance via teleconference will be available. Due to space limitations, advance registration is required for both in-person and teleconference participants. To register online, click here. Further details, including a draft agenda, are forthcoming and will be posted to the event page. For more information on NESCC or for questions about the June 1 meeting, contact Dr. Ambler Thompson (ambler@nist.gov, 301.975.2333) or Sally Seitz (sseitz@ansi.org; 212.642.4918).

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