US Nuclear Energy Careers Evolving Along with Next-Generation Plant Designs

By Jarret Adams U.S. nuclear energy sector has long offered promising careers for highly skilled workers earning salaries much higher than other electricity generation, U.S. policy organization of the nuclear technologies industry Nuclear Energy Institute reports. But the mix of nuclear energy workers is evolving along with the next generation of nuclear plant designs. The…

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Interview with Laura Rockwood

by Susan Cohen What nuclear threats are we facing right now? How can stakeholders best use open-source information? How can its analysis keep pace with the nuclear threats worldwide in order to effectively deter escalation? Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a Vienna-based NGO founded in 2019 by its current Director Laura Rockwood, addresses questions such as…

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Atomic Reporters: Interview with Peter Rickwood

By Susan Cohen What nuclear threats are we facing right now? Which ethical challenges do journalists face when analysing open-source information? How can nuclear safeguards keep pace with the expansion of nuclear energy worldwide, to effectively deter proliferation of nuclear weapons? Atomic Reporters — founded in 2012 by Canadian journalist Peter Rickwood —addresses such burning…

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The Post-pandemic reality for employees in the nuclear industry

Author – Callum Thomas At Thomas Thor, we speak with thousands of people either looking for career moves within the nuclear sector or interested in moving to nuclear from another industry. These conversations allow us to hear first-hand from employees about their motivations and preferences, as well as hearing from employers about how they are…

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The Great Retention in the Nuclear industry in 2022

Much is being written about the ‘’great resignation’’ which is affecting all industries to a greater or lesser extent, but rather than bracing for impact the nuclear industry is in a great position not just to retain its workforce but also to attract talent like never before. Could 2022 be the year of the Great…

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Helixos: the missing piece to bettering corporate impact

If you are looking to take a meditative hike into the world of all things hi-tech and futuristic industries (including nuclear, of course), look no further than Helixos. Their depiction of calm mountain ranges, bright ice glaciers and deep waters invoke an odd sense of familiarity, especially for those who’ve seen the brilliant blue glow…

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At the forefront of the UAE nuclear energy programs’ many firsts

<<photo – caption: Hasna Al Blooshi is currently the Director of Training at Nawah Energy Company, a Joint Venture subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in charge of operating and maintaining Units 1-4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in the Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi…

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Adriènne Kelbie: A wildcard well played

Adriènne Kelbie was a wildcard from start to finish as chief executive of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). Leaning into this status helped her to drive harder for the “constructive tension” she uses to help others be their best. She is now starting a new chapter as she heads up Adriènne Kelbie Consulting Ltd, offering…

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Meyrem Sari: ready for anything

“I just ended up here because I liked science and was always good at maths,” was a modest statement from Meyrem Sari as she began a lecture to the UK Institute of Physics Nuclear Industry Group on her work at the UK’s Radioactive Waste Management organisation. Born in a remote Anatolian village in the Mediterranean…

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