ANS Brings Leaders and Legends to Speak at 2013 Conference

ANS Brings Leaders and Legends to Speak at 2013 Conference

Leaders in Nuclear, Energy, and Science headline sessions in Washington, D.C.

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A wide range of
leaders in nuclear, energy and science will speak at the 2013 American Nuclear
Society (ANS) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. from November 10th – 14th.

The ANS Winter Meeting's Opening Plenary will feature U.S. Secretary of Energy
Ernest Moniz, George Schultz, former Secretary of State, Jim Rogers, Chairman
of the Board of Duke Energy, the Honorable Samuel Nunn Jr., former U.S.
Senator from Georgia, and Dr. Sid Drell Professor Emeritus at the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center and Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

A Special Session, hosted by ANS President Donald R. Hoffman, will feature the
Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences,
Dr. C.D. Mote, President of the National Academy of Engineering, the Honorable
Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the Department of
Energy, and Dr. Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus at the Eisenhower

"The caliber of our speakers this year continues to highlight the importance
of nuclear technology as a top energy priority in the United States," says
James Rogers, head of Duke Energy and Chairman of the conference. "Around the
world innovation in nuclear science and technology is growing, and this ANS
gathering provides the opportunity to bring those advancements here."

The conference features more than 50 sessions covering a wide range of topics
including safety, career enhancement for women, using nuclear science and
technology in space exploration, updated safety standards in nuclear reactors,
an update on new nuclear construction around the world, and much more. This
year's Winter Meeting will also celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the
discovery of nuclear fission.

Additional information and press credentials are available online at

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