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FIFTY YEARS OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO BE MARKED AT ANS/ENS INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN CHICAGO

 FIFTY YEARS OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO BE MARKED AT
 ANS/ENS INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN CHICAGO
 On Dec. 2, 1942, a group of scientists harnessed the energy of the atom for the first time and opened the door to a world of benefits they could not have imagined. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.
 WHO: The American Nuclear Society and the European Nuclear Society in conjunction with The U.S. Council for Energy Awareness
 WHAT: 2,000 scientists and engineers from around the world will participate in a major conference addressing a variety of issues and commemorating 50 years of nuclear technology.
 WHEN: Nov. 15 through Nov. 20
 McCormick Center Hotel
 There will be over 500 presentations, including the following plenary sessions:
 Monday, Nov. 16 -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
 "Fifty Years of Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction:
 Past, Present and Future"
 Tuesday, Nov. 17 -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
 "Current Issues in Nuclear Technology"
 Wednesday, Nov. 18 -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
 "Future Directions in Nuclear Technology"
 WHERE: McCormick Center Hotel and Fairmont Hotel Chicago, Ill.
 WHY: Fifty years after the fact, this landmark event at the University of Chicago has vastly improved our daily lives -- from the medical care we receive to the modern electrical conveniences in our homes and the quality of the air we breathe. Nuclear technology has become an omnipresent factor in the daily lives of countless millions of people worldwide.
 CONTACT: David Jolliffe, 708-579-8300; after Nov. 15, 312-791-1900, ANS News Room (room 19), McCormick Center Hotel, for the American Nuclear Society
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