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August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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CNSC renews Point Lepreau license for 10 years
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the operating license of the reactor at the Point Lepreau nuclear plant for a period of 10 years. As a result, the facility’s 660-MWe CANDU-6 unit, the five-year license for which was set to expire on June 30, is now permitted to operate until the end of June 2032. License holder NB Power had requested an unprecedented 25-year extension.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and expo Plenary Session Speaker
Amir Vexler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orano USA—Orano’s operations in the United States providing commercial and federal customers with global expertise in nuclear materials management. Amir is also President of TN Americas, an Orano USA subsidiary.
Vexler oversees all five of Orano's business units in the U.S., including MCE for sales of uranium fuel, conversion and enrichment services; Orano Decommissioning Services for decommissioning nuclear energy facilities through its joint venture with NorthStar, named Accelerated Decommissioning Partners; TN Americas offering the full breadth of used nuclear fuel management (pool to pad, storage, transportation, and ISFSI management); Orano Med for the development of medical isotopes for targeted immunotherapy for fighting cancer; and Orano Federal Services offering the full complement of engineering and technology to solve some of the more complex nuclear material processing, conditioning and packaging for the U.S. Department of Energy.
With extensive international experience in the electric power industry, Amir’s career includes manufacturing, engineering services, commercial operations, and business development.
Prior to joining Orano in 2019, Amir’s leadership roles at Global Nuclear Fuel included chief executive officer, chairman of the board, chief operating officer, and vice president of Manufacturing/Supply Chain. Amir also held senior leadership positions with GE-Hitachi and the former GE Canada Nuclear Products.
Amir earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Wilfrid Laurier University.
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