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First Vogtle operators licensed

New Nuclear

18 October 2016

Vogtle_control_room_simulator_(Georgia_Power)-48The first nuclear operators for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have passed their initial US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing examination. The examination is the culmination of nearly four years of training for the operators.

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade Fermi 2 simulator


28 September 2016

Fermi 2 simulator - 48The full-scope operator training simulator at unit 2 of the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under contracts signed with operator DTE Energy.

Tihange 1 training simulator officially launched


22 September 2016

Tihange 1 simulator inauguration - 48A ceremony was held yesterday to inaugurate the new full-scope operator training simulator at unit 1 of the Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The simulator was supplied by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS.

Kirienko leaves Rosatom to join Presidential Administration


06 October 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Rosatom director-general Sergey Kirienko as first deputy head of the Presidential Administration with immediate effect. In charge of the Russian state nuclear corporation since December 2007, Kirienko has been replaced by Alexey Likhachov, deputy minister of economic development and trade since 2010.

Russia extends ties with Cuba, Finland, Jordan and Tunisia

Nuclear Policies

28 September 2016

Rosatom-STUK - September 2016 - 48Sergey Kirienko, director general of Russia's Rosatom, has signed agreements with Cuba, Finland, Jordan and Tunisia this week, covering the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, training and the early notification of nuclear accidents. The agreements were signed on the side of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference in Vienna.

UK civil nuclear job count rises by 2000


14 September 2016

More high quality, high skilled jobs are being created by the UK's civil nuclear industry, new statistics from the Nuclear Industry Association show. Some 65,791 people are now working in the sector, an increase of more than 2000 on last year.