Issue No. 33 Summer
(June 2011)


ENS News

Word from the President

Fukushima’s confirmation

ENS Events

NESTet 2011: putting nuclear education and training centre stage

Cogent and OECD-NEA join-up on nuclear skills at NESTet 2011

Member Societies & Corporate Members

Three new corporate members join ENS

The end of nuclear? A big mistake

Bulgarian Nuclear Society's Annual Conference

Uncertainty analyses of models for high-level waste and spent fuel disposal: Results of the MICADO and GLAMOR projects

Preparedness and a collaborative approach work best for meeting global customers’ growing energy needs

SNE News

The Hungarian Nuclear Society Celebrated its 20th Birthday

News from the Finnish Nuclear Society (ATS)


Westinghouse Hosts European Stress Test Workshop

Journal of nuclear research and development sees light of day

State-of-the-art gamma radiation measurement technology can improve how we manage disaster scenarios

YGN Report

Professor Helmuth Böck wins the prestigious Jan Runemark Award

BNS-YG newsletter

An educational initiative between the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Spanish Young Generation in Nuclear

European Nuclear Young Generation Forum 2011

ENS World News

NucNet News

IYNC 2012

ENS sponsored conferences

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff


PIME 2012

PIME 2012
12 - 15 February 2012 in Warsaw, Poland


RRFM 2012

RRFM 2012
18 - 22 March 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic


ENC 2012

ENC 2012
November 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


The ATS Seniors group visits Westinghouse Sweden and organises a seminar with young generation network (YG)

The ATS Seniors group continued its programme of activities by organising a visit to Västerås, Sweden, from 20 to 22 March 2011. The visit was hosted by Westinghouse Sweden, the successor of ABB Atom (the designer of the Finnish Olkiluoto 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plant units). A summary of the visit is available on the ATS web page (in Finnish). Altogether 14 seniors participated.

 A part of the Round Table  - participants in the ATS-Senior's visit to Westinghouse Sweden.
A part of the Round Table - participants in the ATS-Senior's visit to Westinghouse Sweden.

ATS YG and the ATS Seniors group spanned the generations again by arranging a second topical seminar entitled: Nuclear Power to Finland. Altogether 86 members participated, 23 of whom were members of the YG network.

Special seminar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident

ATS organised a member event under the title: Tšhernobyl and Fukushima accidents in 26.4.2011: the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl. The event was one of the most popular events ever organized by ATS, attracting about 170 members. Four presentations were given: Jukka Laaksonen, the Head of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), started things rolling by giving a presentation entitled: Lessons from the Fukushima Accident, which highlighted also the early phases of the Chernobyl accident; Wendla Paile continued by summarising the health effects of Chernobyl and gave some updated information about the Fukushima accident; Jaakko Leppänen, from VTT, then gave a reactor physics view of the Fukushima accident and recounted the experiences he gained from the time he spent in Japan supporting the Finnish Embassy after the accident; Tarja Ikäheimonen finished the session by speaking about the environmental impacts of the accident and about the radiation protection measures undertaken in the area. Eija-Karita Puska, the President of ATS, opened and closed the meeting.

Estonian Nuclear Association and A.L.A.R.A AS visit ATS

On 6 June, ATS organised a topical seminar dedicated to the past and future of nuclear power and radioactive waste issues in Estonia. Kalev Kallemets, from the Estonian Nuclear Power Association (, began by speaking about the plans in place to construct a new NPP unit in Estonia. Ivo Tatrik, from A.L.A.R.A. AS (, then presented the success stories and challenges associated with the management of historical radioactive waste from the Sillamae and Paldiski areas. Altogether 36 members participated the event.

Presentations from the above mentioned events are available in Finnish or English on the ATS webpages at:

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