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NFS Announces Summer Speakers Bureau Program

Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS), a subsidiary of the Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), announces its Summer Speakers Bureau program. NFS manufactures specialty nuclear materials for the U.S. Navy’s nuclear fleet and other customers while protecting its workers, the public and the environment.

“The Speakers Bureau program is a key element of NFS’s community outreach effort,” said Joel Duling, NFS president. “It’s important that our neighbors and area residents understand what we do, not only in business but also as a community partner. It is important that NFS plays a role in encouraging our children, through education, to consider math, science, technology, engineering and manufacturing as possible careers paths. Lastly, we have employees who really love their jobs and want to share their passion.”

The NFS Speakers Bureau program involves a team of NFS employees speaking to students, children’s groups, summer camps or community organizations. The presentations are interactive and a lot of fun for all audiences. Programs are available to the public, free of charge.

Jan Laughrun is a 25-year Radiation Technician in NFS’s Safety Department. He has been involved in the Speakers Bureau for the last ten years and is one of our most enthusiastic team leaders.

“I love it when the kids say, ‘I learned some really cool things about NFS, science, technology or safety today.’ At that point, I realize we have done our job!” 

To learn more about the NFS Speakers Bureau program or to schedule a presentation, please call Sandy Sims, Communications Department, Nuclear Fuel Services, (423) 735-5539 or e-mail her at

About NFS

Located in Erwin, Tennessee, NFS operates a uranium fuel materials production facility to support America’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. It also converts Cold War-era government stockpiles of highly enriched uranium into material suitable for further processing into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. For more information, visit

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