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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Lina Rodriguez-Rodrigo, Joëlle Elbez-Uzan, Carlos Alejaldre
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 809-813
Safety and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9009
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Since the 31st of January 2008, ITER is a nuclear operator according to the article 7 of chapter II of the Decree of the 2nd of November 2007 which has follow the law "no 2006-686 relative aux installations nucléaires de base et au contrôle, en matière de sûreté nucléaire, du transport de substances radioactives", the so-called "Transparency Law, TSN law": At this date ITER Organization has sent out the request for Authorization of Creation of the ITER Nuclear Basic Installation (INB), "Demande d'Autorisation de Création, DAC". The licensing process of an INB follows the French regulation which is a mostly non prescriptive approach based on a continuous dialogue between the nuclear installation owner and the Nuclear Safety Authority, "Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, ASN". This dialogue is based in particular on the writing and the analysis of more and more detailed safety documents, reflecting the progress in the definition and the construction of the project. Steps that will be followed in the licensing process from the present design phase to the dismantling are described in this paper.