Belgian Nuclear Society

Dear BNS Member, Dear Visitor,

Within its mission, the Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) has a successful history of organizing multiple events providing an up-to-date overview of the large variety of peaceful applications of nuclear engineering.

We started year 2017 with the challenging Long Term Operation of Belgian NPPs presented in January by Philippe D’Haeyer and Raf Verheyden. The BNS-YS Scientific Contest 2017 organized in February was a grand cru with the joint attribution of the ONDRAF/NIRAS prize. And in March, Vincent Massaut as former manager of the BR3 decommissioning project, presented the impressive Belgian record on decommissioning nuclear installations.

Upcoming events include a lecture in April of Carl Bergloff, Chairman of the Swedish Nuclear Society, on the beneficial effects of withdrawing the Swedish nuclear tax, and in May, Pierre Kockerols at the JRC will present the Management of spent fuel in Europe.  The General Assembly will be held the 22nd f June. Other exciting events and technical visits are foreseen in 2017.

Did you catch UNSCEAR 2016 Report finding on the total collective dose for electrical production? More than half of this dose originates from the coal cycle, while the nuclear fuel cycle contribution is less than a fifth.

We sincerely hope to meet you on the occasion of one of our activities!

Why wouldn’t you also join the BNS?

Please find some good reasons on our membership page. We will be glad to meet you and to listen to any suggestion to promote the advancement of nuclear science and engineering.

Sammy Shihab
Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Society

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