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Kazatomprom uranium miners set to return to work

Kazatomprom uranium miners set to return to work

Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom plans to return staffing levels at its uranium mines to normal by around the end of this month. The number of employees at the mine sites was reduced between April and July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uranium & Fuel 04 August 2020


Russia establishes RBMK decommissioning technology centre

Russia establishes RBMK decommissioning technology centre

Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is establishing a new experimental and demonstration engineering centre for the decommissioning of RBMK reactors. The new centre will be based at the Leningrad plant site in the Leningrad region of Russia, with a branch at the Beloyarsk plant in the Sverdlovsk region.

Waste & Recycling 23 July 2020


Post-virus recovery a 'perfect opportunity' for nuclear job creation

Post-virus recovery a 'perfect opportunity' for nuclear job creation

Nuclear energy projects should be included in post-COVID recovery plans as they provide a large number of jobs that help boost the economy, the OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency says in its newly published Policy Brief, Creating high-value jobs in the post-COVID-19 recovery with nuclear energy projects.

Covid-19 21 July 2020


Report shows advantages of nuclear employment

Report shows advantages of nuclear employment

The nuclear energy industry provides more numerous, better-paid and more highly-trained jobs than does the wind power sector, according to a technical position paper published today by World Nuclear Association. It provides around 25% more employment per unit of electricity generated.
 

Corporate 21 July 2020


Speech: Nuclear jobs to help drive economic recovery

Speech: Nuclear jobs to help drive economic recovery

In these challenging and increasingly nationalistic times, it is important that leading international organisations seek to overcome institutional barriers and work together to deliver change, Agneta Rising, World Nuclear Association director general, said today. Rising was speaking during an OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency webinar on its newly published Policy Brief, Creating high-value jobs in the post-COVID-19 recovery with nuclear power projects. Publication of the report coincided with World Nuclear Association’s latest technical position paper, Employment in the nuclear and wind electricity generating sectors.

Perspectives 21 July 2020


Jobs boost as Hinkley Point C construction enters next phase

Jobs boost as Hinkley Point C construction enters next phase

EDF Energy expects 1200 new jobs and 300 apprentices to be created in the next phase of construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. They will become part of the 4000 strong workforce who will fit electrical systems, cables and pipes at the plant.

New Nuclear 08 July 2020


IAEA launches tool for enhancing safety culture

IAEA launches tool for enhancing safety culture

The International Atomic Energy Agency's newly-published Harmonised Safety Culture Model describes the traits and attributes that are observed when a strong culture for safety is present. The model, it says, is a comprehensive tool intended for all organisations that deal directly or indirectly with ionizing radiation, enabling them to set goals, implement changes, and measure progress.

Regulation & Safety 04 June 2020


Interview: A young professional’s view of the WNU Summer Institute

Interview: A young professional’s view of the WNU Summer Institute

Ashot Sargsyan, a lead engineer in the quality assurance department at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant, participated in the World Nuclear University Summer Institute of 2016, in Ottawa, Canada, as a World Association of Nuclear Operators’ scholarship winner.

Perspectives 08 June 2020


Viewpoint: The impact of COVID-19 on nuclear jobs

Viewpoint: The impact of COVID-19 on nuclear jobs

The effect on jobs globally as a result of COVID-19 has been uneven to say the least. While some industries and organisations are booming and hiring thousands, others are being hit hard. The nuclear industry employment situation could be best described as behaving like a nuclear power plant - continuing reliably without creating much attention while competently adapting to the needs of the current situation, writes Callum Thomas, CEO of Thomas Thor Associates.

One of the benefits of safety being at the heart of the culture in the nuclear industry is that consideration for the health and well-being of workers is already the primary objective

Perspectives 27 April 2020


Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom plans to resume normal working by the end of this month and sees no need to change the schedule of its new-build projects overseas, Director General Alexey Likhachov said in a video-address to the state nuclear corporation's employees.

Covid-19 07 April 2020