Volume: Vol1, Issue 4/2012

Published on: Dec 2012

Contains 20 articles

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: The Role of the Education in the Future of the Nuclear Energy

 

Authors

KARIN POPA *,1

 

Affiliation

1Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași

 

 

Due to the need of energy, numerous countries (including Romania) consider the nuclear power in their durable development plans. The interest for nuclear energy in emerging economies increased the demand for highly educated nuclear engineers and scientists in industry, research and governmental organisations. In order to be competitive for long term, highly skilled and well informed workforce are essential all along the nuclear fuel cycle (maintaining the current civil nuclear reactor fleet safely and secure, involving in design of new reactor types, decommissioning obsolete plants, dealing with the legacy and future radioactive wastes, and correctly informing the public). The Fukushima accident (2011) conducted to several recent political decisions which will move slowly the production of nuclear energy to east into the European Union. Romania should take advantage from this contextual situation; however it has to reconsider most of its national politics in the nuclear field.

 

Pages

320-326

 

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