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San Jose Facility

Description of the Atomic Power Equipment department in San Jose, California and the nearby Vallecitos Laboratory. Assembly and fabrication of reactor cores. Manufacture of fuel elements. Fuel rod assembly. Fuel development laboratory. Control rod testing.

International Cooperation on Advanced Fast Reactor Deployment Conference

October 2-3, 2012
University of California, Berkeley
Alumni House

Final Program

A Nuclear Tour de France, September 10, 2012

VujicNormanJasmina Vujic, Professor  & Eric Norman, Professor

Every few years, the French section of the American Nuclear Society hosts a group of American nuclear engineering faculty members on a whirlwind tour of French nuclear facilities.

This July, 12 US faculty members, including two current and one former member of the UCB Nuclear Engineering Dept., were invited to participate. During a six-day period we travelled over 2400 km throughout France. Technical visits were made to the Saclay Laboratory, Melox fuel fabrication plant, Chalon large LWR components fabrication plant, Bure underground waste repository, La Hague reprocessing plant, and an EPR construction site.  In addition, a number of presentations were given describing the French nuclear engineering educational system. 


In this talk we shared our impressions of this tour and pointed out differences and similarities bewteen the French and US approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle.

Suited up for tour of Melox fuel fabrication plant  AREVA Chalon/St-Marcel, July 11, 2012

Goldblum Receives NSSC Campus Programming Grant

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Dr. Bethany L. Goldblum, an Assistant Research Engineer and Assistant Director of the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center, has received the NSSC Campus Programming award. Goldblum will lead an educational program to address the role of nuclear forensics in counterterrorism policy. During the 2012-2013 academic year, a working group series series will be held to explore avenues for development of an effective, secure international nuclear forensics materials database, while training students on issues of importance to nuclear security. The goal of the project is the generation of policy recommendations in the establishment of an appropriate international nuclear forensics information-sharing network.

University of California-Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department Receives American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation

PRES CIT UCberkeleyPlease join us in congratulating the Nuclear Engineering department at UC Berkeley for receiving this year's American Nuclear Society (ANS) Presidential Citation.  This citation recognizes the NE Department for “serving at the leading edge of communication to educate California and the nation about radiological impact to the U.S. from the Fukushima incident.

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