Issue No. 30 Autumn
(November 2010)


ENS News

Word from the President

French and American nuclear history under the spotlight

ENS Events

Pime 2011

RRFM 2011

NESTet 2011

Member Societies & Corporate Members

ENS welcomes new corporate member to the ENS family: ONET technologies

First spent fuel container has been placed in interim storage at Temelín

A case of “yimby” as SKB seeks a permit to build a final spent nuclear fuel repository at Forsmark

News from the Paks NPP in Hungary

Research reactor operators want Europe to maintain its global lead

The Romanian Association for Nuclear Energy celebrates 20 years of activity

Westinghouse’s Chinese construction programme reaches significant milestone

ENUSA: 25 Years in Salamanca

SNE news

News from the Finnish Nuclear Society (ATS)

Report on the experiences of the nuclear summer camp

SCK•CEN, renowned partner in a worldwide network, signed several collaboration agreements  

YGN Report

Jan Runermark Award

Interview of Vincent de Rivaz– CEO of EDF Energy

The contribution of the Young Generation of the Austrian Nuclear Society

ENS World News

NucNet News

ENS sponsored conferences

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff


Pime 2011

Pime 2011
13 - 16 February 2011 in Brussel, Belgium


RRFM 2011

RRFM 2011
20 -24 March 2011 in Rome, Italy


NESTet 2011

NESTet 2011
15 - 18 May 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic


RRFM 2011

Call for Papers

The RRFM 2011 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding

All Key Areas of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle of Research Reactors

This includes: Conversion to LEU fuels; Fissile material supply; Fresh fuel and targets: Origin and status, qualification, fabrication; Technical aspects of fuel in-core management and safety; Fresh and spent fuel transportation; Fuel and reactor licensing; Spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; Fuel back-end management.

Furthermore the Call for Papers extends to the following areas:

  • Innovative methods in research reactor analysis and design - Development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for research reactors physics, safety and fuel management; Neutronics Calculations and Experiments; Methods and Tools for Research Reactor Core Analysis and Design; Fuel Cycle Physics (including Actinides transmutation and proliferation reduction issues); Nuclear Safety Assessment Methods and Improvements for Research Reactors.

  • Utilization of Research Reactors – Research reactor services; Utilization experience and good practices; Success stories in improving research reactor sustainability; Utilization in the fields of research & development, education & training and industrial applications; Research reactors networks, coalitions and centres of excellence; Experiences in the transition from full government support to total or partial facility self-sustainability and self-reliance; Utilization in support of international initiatives on innovative nuclear power reactors and fuel cycles; Irradiation programmes carried out in research reactors in support of multilateral undertakings; Challenges, constraints and capability gaps potentially limiting research reactor’s utilization.

  • New Research Reactor Projects – National and regional plans for new research reactors; Lessons learned from building and operating new research reactors; Role of research reactors in developing nuclear competence to implement nuclear power programmes in a medium to long term perspective; Research reactor capacity needed to meet the future demand for radioisotopes for medicine and industry; Development of national and regional infrastructure necessary to implement new research reactor projects, including inter alia organization and management, uses and applications, funding and financing, stakeholder involvement, legislative framework, regulatory framework, nuclear safety, environmental protection, security and physical protection, safeguards and human resources.

  • Research Reactor Operation and Maintenance – Plant material condition control; Managing issues at either end of the facility 'bathtub curve' (commissioning, early operation and end of life/ageing related issues); Maintenance assessments and risk informed maintenance programmes; Management systems; Configuration management; Procedure utilisation; Communications and work control; Design review and control; Human resource development and training programmes; Regulatory interface; Public relations; Management improvement programmes and performance monitoring.

  • 2011 TRIGA User Meeting - The 2011 TRIGA User Meeting will be organised as an embedded meeting within RRFM 2011. If you would like to actively participate in the 2011 TRIGA User Meeting by giving an oral presentation please upload a short abstract.

Authors should submit their abstract text in English through the

Abstract Submission System on by:

26 November 2010

Full paper submission deadline: 18 February 2011.

Email ALL correspondence to .

Your abstract contribution will be included in the Conference

Proceedings (Transactions) that will be available on CD-ROM (after the

conference) and posted on the ENS website: with

reference number ISDN 978-92-95064-11-9

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