Past Meetings

Tour of Jefferson Lab and Technical Presentation
In conjunction with the Virginia Chapter of the Health Physics Society
October 11, 2019
12000 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606

Jeff Whitt, Director of Government Services, Government Operations and Advanced Reactors, Framatome Inc., North America
Evolution of Advanced Nuclear: A look at fuel manufacturing and the evolving advanced fuels and reactors needs
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Monte Carlo Restaurant, Lynchburg, VA

Dr. Marilyn Kray, Incoming ANS President
The Status of the U.S. Nuclear Industry and National ANS
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Roma Ristorante Italiano, Richmond, VA

Dr. Leah Parks, NRC
Overview of the NRC Decommissioning Process for Nuclear Power Plants
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Comfort Inn Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

Dominion Energy’s CERF Tour
March 14, 2019
Glen Allen, VA

Dr. Kip Thorne, Nobel laureate
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Sweet Briar College’s Upchurch Field House

Jeffery Steers, DEQ Director of Central Operations
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Jefferson Hotel, Richmond

Dr. Jon Carmack, Idaho National Lab, Department of Energy
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30 to 8:00 PM
VCU East Engineering Hall, Richmond, VA

The Executive Board met on March 27, 2019 to plan for next year’s dinner meetings. If you have ideas for topics and speakers, contact the Chair. Our meetings are typically scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month rotating between the Newport News, Lynchburg, Richmond areas, with the Annual April Meem Lecture in Charlottesville.

November Meeting

November 17-21, 2019

National ANS Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C.


The Supply of Medical Radioisotopes:
An Economic Diagnosis and Possible Solutions

Monday, 18 November 2019 at 15:00-16:30 Paris time


The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) will host a webinar on 18 November 2019 to present findings from a new report on the supply of medical radioisotopes, jointly produced with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Committee.

Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) is the most commonly used medical radioisotope, essential for 85% of the nuclear medicine diagnostic scans performed worldwide, or around 30 million patient examinations every year. There are no comparable substitutes available for diagnoses of various cancers, such as breast, melanoma and head/neck cancer, and for a range of diagnostics in children, in particular paediatric bone and renal scans.

Unfortunately, the global supply of Tc-99m is not technically and economically robust, and the existing supply-chain continues to experience chronic shortages. This new study analyses the current market structure and identifies barriers for the implementation of full cost recovery.

Join William D. Magwood, IV, Director General of the NEA, Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD, Jan Horst Keppler, Senior Economist at the NEA, and Martin Wenzl, Health Policy Analyst at the OECD, to hear the key findings of this new joint report.

To participate in the webinar, interested professionals, journalists and members of the public are invited to register online in advance. If you would like to be able to submit questions before or during the webinar, please send them via Twitter @OECD_NEA or e-mail to press@oecd‑


December Meeting

December 5, 2019

Tom Brookmire, Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy Innsbrook – Ground Floor Auditorium

5000 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA 23060


Topic: “Fuel procurement and the intricacies and challenges of the nuclear supply chain”

Biography:  Mr. Brookmire is manager of the Nuclear Fuel Procurement group at Dominion Energy, responsible for procuring uranium, conversion, enrichment, and fabrication services for Dominion’s fleet. He also oversees multi-discipline projects related to nuclear fuel for Dominion Energy’s nuclear units.  Prior to becoming manager of Nuclear Fuel Procurement, he was responsible for in-reactor fuel performance and overseeing the dry storage projects at Dominion Energy’s independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs) at Surry, North Anna, Millstone, and Kewaunee.
Mr. Brookmire has over 36 years of experience related to the procurement, design, fabrication, operation, analysis, testing, storage (wet and dry), and transportation of nuclear fuel.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Science from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia.  He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Registration and check in
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Presentation
6:30 – 8:00 – Social at Capital Ale House

Cost:  Free!   Appetizers/food and drinks at social will be covered on individual tabs.  Reservations for the meeting needed to be made by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 by 5 pm. Please address any questions to Nicole Waugh Munden.


December Meeting

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January Meeting

January 16 or 23, 2020


February Meeting

February 16-20, 2020

National Engineers Week – Local Banquets


March Meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2020


April Meeting

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Meem Lecture

Charlottesville, VA


May Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Incoming ANS President

Richmond, VA