Latest Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Stories

2011-06-09 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. nuclear energy industry announced today that it has created a leadership structure among major electric sector organizations to integrate and coordinate the nuclear industry's ongoing response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident that followed Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Supported by senior electric utility executives and reactor vendors, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the...

2011-03-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry will learn important lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and "identify additional steps we can and will take to further improve safety at our nuclear plants," one of the industry's leaders told a U.S. Senate committee today. "U.S. nuclear power plants are safe. Still, we cannot be complacent about the accident at Fukushima," said William Levis, president and chief operating officer at PSEG Power...

2008-07-15 03:00:32

By McKenzie, Lawrence J The nuclear energy industry faces a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. According to Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) surveys conducted in 2004 and 20051, up to 23,000 workers may be eligible to retire, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Additionally, nearly half of industry employees are more than 47 years old and as of 2007, less than 4 percent of the nuclear technician workforce is under the age of 33. To meet the current and...

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