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ENEN launches Master's course on nuclear safeguards 

ENEN launches Master's course on nuclear safeguards 

A new Master's degree programme, launched as part of the European Safeguards Training and Education project, will help ensure academics and safeguards inspectors "stay connected and do not drift away from each other", Massimo Aparo, head of the Department of Safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency, said today.

Regulation & Safety 25 May 2021


Nuclear's contribution to SDGs is undervalued, says Bilbao y León

Nuclear's contribution to SDGs is undervalued, says Bilbao y León

Nuclear energy is "a key pillar" of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León said today during the launch of Rosatom's Atoms for Humanity initiative. However, she said the benefits to society of nuclear science and technology beyond that of electricity generation need to be more widely appreciated.

Energy & Environment 30 April 2021


Viewpoint: The universal rewards of diversity

Viewpoint: The universal rewards of diversity

True diversity in the workplace means heightened standards for all, writes Adriènne Kelbie in her final external article before stepping down as Chief Executive of the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Perspectives 19 April 2021


US President includes nuclear in American Jobs Plan

US President includes nuclear in American Jobs Plan

US President Joseph Biden yesterday announced a USD2 trillion jobs, infrastructure and clean energy plan to reshape the country's economy. Among the proposed investments to tackle climate change, the American Jobs Plan calls for funding for the development of advanced nuclear reactors and for a clean electricity standard to leverage and incentivise more efficient use of the USA's existing fleet of reactors.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2021


Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Petrojet - an Egyptian petroleum sector company - is boosting cooperation with South Korean companies including Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Kepco E&C, Hyundai E&C and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to participate in Egypt's first nuclear power plant project. The El Dabaa plant is to be built by Russia's JSC Atomstroyexport as the general contractor for the project. Petrojet Chairman Waleed Lotfy signed a teaming agreement with representatives of the South Korean companies, who visited Petrojet's headquarters in Cairo on 16 March.

Corporate 17 March 2021


NRC chairman sets out vision for US nuclear regulation

NRC chairman sets out vision for US nuclear regulation

Becoming a more modern, risk-informed regulator remains a key goal of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, its chairman Christopher Hanson said during his opening address to the regulator's 33rd Regulatory Information Conference. Hanson, who was sworn in as a commissioner in June 2020, was designated chairman of the NRC by President Joe Biden in January this year.

Regulation & Safety 10 March 2021


Viewpoint: Nuclear in the fourth industrial revolution

Viewpoint: Nuclear in the fourth industrial revolution

The nuclear energy industry will continue to innovate and adopt advanced technologies to constantly improve the way nuclear power plants generate efficient, reliable and carbon-free electricity to power an increasingly interconnected world, writes Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of the Installed Base Business Unit at Framatome.

Perspectives 04 March 2021


Virginia issues strategic plan for nuclear energy

Virginia issues strategic plan for nuclear energy

Virginia's nuclear industry will focus on four key areas of advanced generation technologies, economic development, workforce education, and research and development in order to help meet its carbon-free goals, according to a newly released strategic plan which has been drawn up at the direction of the Virginia government.

Nuclear Policies 25 February 2021


Viewpoint: Leadership during the pandemic

Viewpoint: Leadership during the pandemic

Effective leadership has always been the key differentiator between marginal and exceptional performance. Now more than ever, those in management roles from first line to senior managers across every key function at nuclear plants and facilities worldwide, need to provide strong, inspirational leadership and a clear direction for their workforce, writes Ingemar Engkvist, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators.

Perspectives 23 November 2020


Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Rosatom Technical Academy has become the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to extend its work with the Vienna-based agency into three different programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear security and nuclear energy.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020