NEWS FROM THE FINNISH NUCLEAR SOCIETY (ATS)
Autumn seminar and 45 years anniversary
On 3 November 2011, the Finnish Nuclear Society (ATS) organised its traditional autumn seminar at the “House of the Estates”, in Helsinki. Altogether 149 members of the Society participated in the seminar.
Tellervo Taipale, from FORATOM, gave an overview of the effects of the Fukushima accident on European nuclear policy. Keijo Valtonen from STUK described the influence that Fukushima had on nuclear safety legislation. Janne Mokka from TVO and Kai Salminen from Fennovoima gave an update on the new nuclear power plant (NPP) projects. Harri Tuomisto from Fortum presented data specific to Fortum's NPPs.
The presentations are available, in Finnish, on the ATS web page.
Tellervo Taipale from FORATOM gave an overview of the effects of the Fukushima accident on the European nuclear policy in the autumn seminar of ATS.
That evening ATS celebrated its 45th anniversary at the Palace Gourmet Restaurant, in Helsinki, together with 108 members of the Society. At the event Risto Tarjanne and Jussi Manninen were nominated new honorary members of the Society. Professor Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki, from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, was the honorary speaker for the event.
Risto Tarjanne and Jussi Manninen are the new honorable members of ATS.
ATS visited Japan
ATS continued its tradition of organizing annual excursions with a visit to Japan from 19 to 27 November. During the one week tour, ATS members visited the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF), the reactor vendors Hitachi-GE and Toshiba, NPPs in Hamaoka and Takahama, and Mitshubishi Heavy Industry factories. The tour ended with a visit to the beautiful town of Kyoto. 17 members of the society participated. ATS wishes to thank JAIF and the host organisations for their hospitality and for their help in arranging the tour.
The ATS delegation in Japan