Issue No. 21 Summer
(July 2008)


ENS News

Word from the President

The case for nuclear energy is not solely linked to global warming

ENS Events


NESTet 2008 - YGN Reporter

PIME 2009

RRFM 2009

Member Societies & Corporate Members

High Pressure - Boiling Water Reactor, HP-BWR

NUSIM 2008

MINA 2008

Why the Bulgarian Nuclear Society insist that the “small units” at Kozloduy NPP remain operational

Annual General Meeting of KTG and the German Atomic Forum takes place in Hamburg

UK Societies announce nuclear merger

The SNE magazine analyzes the results of the nuclear power plants in 2007

MYRRHA a new future for nuclear research

Spent fuel pool emptying, drainage and purging at EUREX Plant (Italy)

YGN Report

Nestet YGN Reporter

North American Young Generation at a Nuclear Congress in Chicago

European Institutions

Nuclear Forum working on roadmap for the development of nuclear in the EU

Nuclear Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Avoidance in the European Union

Position Paper on Nuclear Energy’s Contribution to a post-2012 Climate Policy

ENS World News

NucNet News

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff


30.9. - 3.10. 2008
in Dubrovnic, Croatia


PIME 2009
15 - 17 February 2009
in Edinburgh, UK


RRFM 2009
22.3. - 25.3.2009
in Vienna, Austria

The SNE magazine analyzes the results of the nuclear power plants in 2007

The Spanish Nuclear Society (SNE) held its annual meeting entitled Operating Experiences of the Spanish Nuclear Power Plants last year. Nuclear España, SNE’s magazine, has just published its special annual issue featuring the experiences and performance of all Spanish NPPs in 2007. This bilingual (Spanish-English) issue also features production figures and a report on the main activities carried out during 2007. Also included are speeches made by Pedro Rivero, the President of UNESA (the Spanish electric utility employers’ organization), and Carmen Martínez Ten, President of the CSN (the Spanish regulatory body).

In 2007, the nuclear power plants generated 18% of total electricity production. Also of note last year was the approval of the law regulating the CSN. This is highlighted by CSN’s president in his speech in this special issue.

In addition to the sectorial reports, there was also a speech made during the meeting by the Vice President of the association of large consumers, Javier Penacho, who called for a true liberalisation of the energy supply market as an indispensable requirement for maintaining the competitiveness of the Spanish nuclear industry.

Nuclear España publishes eleven issues a year. In 2008, the topics to be discussed are: R&D in nuclear fuel, physical security, operating support, nuclear power plants in 2007, safety management, communications in the nuclear sector, long-term operation, dismantling, and training. In addition, the traditional issue on the Directory of Companies and Products and the report on the Annual General Meeting will also be published.

Nuclear España

The SNE holds its Annual General Assembly

Last February, the Spanish Nuclear Society held its Annual General Assembly, during which the activities carried out during 2007 and those proposed for 2008 were presented.
The actions approved for 2008 include the preparation of the SNE Strategic Plan, which will analyse the current situation of the Society in Spain and worldwide and propose actions aimed at supporting the SNE at a time of change and revival of nuclear power.

The General Assembly also approved the 2008 budget and the replacement of one of the members of the Board of Directors - the new board member is Jesús Sánchez Álvarez-Campana.

SNE holds its Annual General Assembly

The 34th Annual Meeting will be held in Murcia

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Spanish Nuclear Society will take place in the city of Murcia, located in southeastern Spain, near the coast, from October 29 - 31, 2008.
This meeting has become the meeting point for the industry’s professionals and companies. More than 500 delegates will gather in Murcia to exchange professional experiences and participate in a technical programme consisting of two plenary sessions and 25 technical sessions devoted to the most relevant issues.

In addition, the social programme will feature activities designed to enable participants to enjoy the countryside and traditional gastronomy of the region of Murcia.

For more information on the 34th Annual Meeting of the SNE, see


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