SNS seminar successfully enhances basic knowledge of nuclear power
From October 9-1, the Swiss Nuclear Society (SNS) successfully conducted its 4th Seminar on Basic Knowledge in the Field of Nuclear Power. Experts gave the 39 participants an overview of several topics regarding the use of nuclear power, i.e. energy demand and production, the basic physics of nuclear fission, the history of nuclear technology, nuclear fuel, a repository in Switzerland, the basics of radiation and radiation protection and risk and safety features.
The visit of the nearby nuclear power plant at Muhleberg (BWR, 373 MWe) complemented the knowledge that the participants acquired. The seminar was held at the Federal Office for Sport, in Magglingen, about 30 km northwest of Berne.
Within the space of two years, this SNS seminar has been able to provide information to over 150 people. The participants have typically come from nuclear power plants, research centers, utilities and companies active in the nuclear electric power industry. The seminar provides an ideal opportunity for both new and more experienced employees working in the nuclear industry to get in touch with each other and to discuss issues with experts. The next SNS seminar on basic knowledge in the field of nuclear power is scheduled to take place in October 2013.
Here is a link to SNS seminar (in German):