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WNA responds to the European Commissions consultation on Hinkley Point C 

WNA Director General Agneta Rising said, "the outcome of the Hinkley Point C case is of great interest internationally. The UK Electricity Market Reform is an innovative approach to encouraging the de-carbonization of the electricity supply system in a deregulated market. The contract for difference helps low-carbon technologies, like nuclear power and renewable energy sources, secure the forward finance they need to build a capital-intensive plant, which the market would not support at prevailing electricity prices. There is little risk that these measures will crowd out investment in renewables or distort electricity trade between the UK and other European partners. Affordable and reliable low-carbon nuclear energy is good news for industry, jobs and exports in Europe." 

http://world-nuclear.org/WNA/About-WNA/Announcements/
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Great to see progress via Google Maps on the first two Barakah nuclear power plants in UAE, but over to the left the National Marine Dredging Company are letting us know they are there too!

https://www.google.com/maps/@23.9661264,52.2289635,1731m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-GB
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The first evacuees from Fukushima can return home.

WNA's Agneta Rising said, "Many of those places evacuated near Fukushima are now within normal levels of background radiation for most of the world; these are levels that people live with and we don't see any health impact. It is safe for people to return and we hope to see many more return soon."

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Return-to-Tamura-in-April-1103141.html
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UNSCEAR release report on Fukushima Radiation

Agneta Rising, head of the World Nuclear Association, said the UNSCEAR report was the "most detailed yet... and should greatly reassure those thinking of returning to evacuated areas." She continued: "Experience has taught us that some measures to prevent radiation dose can be more damaging than the doses avoided. They also exacerbate fears that lead to social and economic suffering. We need practical measures for protecting people that also help them get on with their lives when the emergency is over." http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-UN-reports-on-Fukushima-radiation-0204141.html
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Good post on the role of nuclear in providing reliable supplies of electricity http://www.nuclearmatters.com/reliable-power
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Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, speaks with Will Dalrymple about the progress and the pitfalls of radiological protection, and the key issues that came out of Fukushima.
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Call for Presentations and Registration now open for WNA Symposium 2014
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The programme for the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference has been announced. Registration is open, hope to see you there!
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The World Nuclear Association is the international organization that promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry. 

WNA arose on the foundations of the Uranium Institute, established in London in 1975 as a forum on the market for nuclear fuel. In 2001, spurred by the expanding prospects for nuclear power, the UI changed its name and mandated itself to build a wider membership and a greater diversity of activities. The goal was to develop a truly global organization geared to perform a full range of international roles to support the nuclear industry in fulfilling its enormous growth potential in the 21st Century.

Since WNA’s creation in 2001, the effort to build and diversify has born fruit. WNA membership has expanded three-fold to encompass (i) virtually all world uranium mining, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication; (ii) all reactor vendors; (iii) major nuclear engineering, construction, and waste management companies; and (iv) nearly 90% of world nuclear generation. Other WNA members provide international services in nuclear transport, law, insurance, brokerage, industry analysis and finance. 

WNA will remain a work in progress. Its rapid growth reflects recognized value and represents major advance in building toward universal industry membership. Today WNA serves its membership, and the world nuclear industry as a whole, through actions to:

  • Provide a global forum for sharing knowledge and insight on evolving industry developments 
  • Strengthen industry operational capabilities by advancing best-practice internationally 
  • Speak authoritatively for the nuclear industry in key international forums 
  • Improve the international policy and public environment in which the industry operates

An overarching WNA purpose is to foster interaction among top industry leaders to help shape the future of nuclear power. Led by senior industry executives, the WNA Board sets priorities, budgets and fees to support a diversity of WNA activities, including more than a dozen industry Working Groups, which are staffed by a small London-based secretariat. All WNA activities focus on objectives outside the scope of national associations, intergovernmental organizations and the industry’s reactor safety organization, WANO. WNA roles thus complete the mosaic of nuclear industry support.

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