Advocacy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce declares May their Nuclear Month

  There's one source of energy that will operate 24/7 - through heat waves or cold snaps - all while producing zero emissions. Seem incredible? That's just the start of what nuclear energy provides the U.S. Nuclear energy is powering the country with emissions-free electricity from 100 reactors located in 31 states across the U.S. Soon, five new reactors will be added to that list with the capacity to p...

15 May 1:25 PM 0 Read More...

Announcing the 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] Congratulations to the 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest winner - Kailey from Jefferson Elementary in Monroe, Michigan! [caption id="attachment_3860" align="alignleft" width="600"] 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner - Kailey - Submitted by the Fermi Nuclear Station NAYGN Chapter[/caption] Kailey did a great job and won by an overwhelming majority of the approximately 4800 votes received...

04 Dec 5:23 PM 1 Read More...

Vote for the 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 min] Voting for the 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing contest is now available below! We had an incredible number of entries with participation from 19 NAYGN chapters across North America with 38 contests and 1495 drawing submissions! This years' theme of "Roddy Nuclear Builds Tomorrow” – placed an emphasis on the importance of new plant construction for the future of nuclear and growing energ...

31 Oct 3:45 PM 16 Read More...

The 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest is Here!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] [caption id="attachment_3317" align="aligncenter" width="726"] 13th Annual Contest Winning Submission - Giovanni[/caption] The 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest is here!  NAYGN is hoping to build on the continuing success of the contest after last year's 13th Annual Contest. This years’ theme is “Roddy Nuclear Builds Tomorrow” – with an emphasis on the importance of new...

14 Sep 4:23 PM 1 Read More...

Teacher Workshop at IYNC/NAYGN Public Information Day 2012

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] By Suzanne Baker, Guest Author and Director of PopAtomic Studios I recently had the privilege of participating in the Nuclear Technology Workshop for Teachers in Charlotte, NC.  The all-day event, organized by Kristine Madden (NextEra Energy) and Dr. Stephen Harris (Savannah River National Laboratory - SRNL), was a part of the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)/ North Am...

13 Sep 9:45 AM 1 Read More...

How to Hold Your Own NAYGN Letter Writing Campaign

[Approx. Read Time: 4 mins] Have you been thinking about ways for your North American Young Generation in Nuclear Chapter to reach out to energy policymakers and make a difference in the energy debate?  It's a fact that nuclear power must be considered as an integral part of the United States' energy policy if we want clean, cheap, and reliable energy in the future.  You could spend thousands of dollars to send me...

21 Aug 10:20 AM 1 Read More...

2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest Winners Announced; UPDATE: Pictures included

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] The North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) teamed up with Clean Energy Insight for the 2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest.  In light of the events at Fukushima Nuclear Plant, the contest focused on nuclear power on an international scale with the theme,  "Roddy Nuclear Powers the World."  Roddy is a nuclear fuel pellet, and an NA-YGN mascot, and he is predominantly featured i...

16 May 8:00 AM 2 Read More...

An Inside View: US Federal Government Approves Yet Another Nuclear Energy Plant for Construction

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] Reference: http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2012/03/nrc-approve-col-for-vc-summer.html Julie Ezell, NA-YGN Member Six years out of college and I never dreamed I would be here - working on a project to license and construct two new nuclear units. Working at SCE&G has afforded me the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the project.  I was part of the team t...

30 Mar 3:10 PM 9 Read More...

Young Professionals in Nuclear Power Look Forward

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] One year ago today, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.  The tragic event resulted in 15,850 deaths, over 6000 injuries, more than 3000 missing and countless billions in property damage.  While this disaster weighed heavily upon the heart of so many, it particularly resonates with those of us in the nuclear industry.  As we know, the tsunami challenged many of Japan's...

12 Mar 9:22 AM 0 Read More...

NA-YGN Chapters Participate in National Nuclear Science Week

[Approx. Read Time: < 2 minutes] Recently, North American Young Generation in Nuclear Chapters from all over the continent shared their passion for their field of work with their local communities during National Nuclear Science Week (Jan 23rd - 27th, 2012).  Shown below are some examples of how two NA-YGN Chapters got the word out and celebrated National Nuclear Science Week (NNSW) by educating their local co...

27 Feb 11:33 AM 1 Read More...

Michigan American Nuclear Society holds Essay Contest

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] How often do you think about where the electricity you use to power your lights, computer and television comes from? Chances are not often, if ever. This past October, the Michigan American Nuclear Society hosted an essay contest as part of Careers in Energy Week asking high school students to do just that. The "Get into Nuclear Energy" essay contest targeted raising awareness of ...

29 Dec 12:35 PM 3 Read More...

VOTE! - 2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest

[Approx. Read Time: <1 minute] North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) recently held their 13th Annual "Roddy Nuclear" Drawing contest all over North America.  Roddy Nuclear is a nuclear fuel pellet cartoon character who can fit into the palm of a child's hand.  In fact, Roddy provides as much energy as almost two-thousand pounds of coal and 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas! NA-YGN members used Rod...

19 Dec 8:01 AM 1 Read More...

NA-YGN represents at Public Meeting for North Anna Restart

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] On November 1, 2011, several North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) members attended the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) public meeting for the potential restart of Dominion Power's North Anna Power Station (NAPS). The purpose of the meeting was for the NRC and Dominion to provide members of the public with the status of inspections and current information for NAPS...

16 Dec 9:08 AM 2 Read More...

American Nuclear Society Visits Capitol Hill

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] On Thursday, November 3rd, approximately 90 American Nuclear Society members ended their annual winter meeting with a Capitol Hill visit. Constituents from over 20 states visited with their elected officials and their staffers to promote nuclear energy. Pictured from L to R: Jennifer Varnedoe (Progress Energy), Eric Helin (GE Hitachi), Myron Koblansky (Westinghouse), Adam Nygaard...

16 Nov 10:34 AM 3 Read More...

Proposed DOE Regulation Will Impair the Ability of US Nuclear Industry to Export & Create Jobs

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] The U.S. Department of Energy has recently proposed a change to 10 CFR 810, a regulation that governs the export of peaceful nuclear technology, including for the production of electricity, to the multi-billion dollar global market. This proposed change could: Adversely impact competitiveness of U.S. nuclear suppliers Disrupt existing commercial arrangements between U.S. manufac...

31 Oct 11:34 AM 3 Read More...

NA-YGN Congratulates North American Nuclear Executive Susan Reilly Landahl

[Approximate Read Time - 1 minute] The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) announced their annual Nuclear Excellence Awards today at the conclusion of their eleventh Biennial General Meeting held in Shenzhen, China. Susan Reilly Landahl, Chief Operation Officer of Exelon Nuclear and member of NA-YGN’s Executive Advisory Committee was one of the eight recipients this year. The Nuclear Excellence awar...

31 Oct 10:19 AM 0 Read More...

Nuclear Education Opportunities

[Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes] Nuclear Misinformation In the wake of the earthquake in Japan and the resulting accident at the Fukushima power plant, misinformation and fear-mongering about nuclear energy, which has always been present, has really been soaring. Reports of radiation plumes hitting the Pacific coast of the United States or milk with high radiations levels invaded the news and soon people everywhere w...

18 Oct 10:32 AM 2 Read More...

Oyster Creek Response

[Approx. Read Time: 2 min] This letter is in response to: http://berkeley-nj.patch.com/articles/petitioners-to-nrc-shut-down-all-fukushima-like-nuclear-plants I am a Chemical Engineer that works at a Mark I plant.  I choose to live within ten miles of the plant knowing that the operations of the facility are safe and reliable.  I love the community at which I live and I am very confident telling my neighbors ...

12 Oct 10:17 AM 2 Read More...

2011 NA-YGN Annual Workshop Round-up

[Approx. Read Time - 3 minutes] In the heart of our nation's capital, young professionals from throughout North America gathered for the 2011 NA-YGN Annual Workshop. This was an amazing opportunity to redefine the understanding of nuclear power, as well as a chance to uncover a world of opportunities in the realistic future of green power generation. To describe the workshop without mentioning Fukushima Dai...

06 Jun 4:00 AM 2 Read More...

Illinois Representative Visits Nuclear Energy Plant

[Approx. Read Time: <1 minute] In response to the events at Japan's Fukushima reactors following the devastating earthquake and tsunami Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush, from Illinois' 1st Legislative District in Chicago, visited Dresden Nuclear Power Station on Friday, March 18, 2011.  The Congressman is a Chairman of the House of Representative's Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Tr...

03 May 4:43 PM 1 Read More...

NA-YGN Member in Nuclear Energy Debate

UPDATE: (4-7-2011) Adam's pro-nuclear article from Splashlife was discussed on ABC's The View (4-6-2011) in a discussion about the launch of the website Splashlife.  A link is provided to Adam's article.  See, here. [Approx. Read Time: 4 minutes] NA-YGN Member and Treasurer Adam Strange was recently published on the website Splashlife, where he was involved in a point/counter-point debate on nuclear ener...

06 Apr 1:23 PM 0 Read More...

NA-YGN Chapter Makes National Nuclear Science Week a Success

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes]                           The Sandia National Labs Chapter of NA-YGN actively promoted National Nuclear Science Week (January 24th - 28th).  Activities were planned at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History for the "Getting to Know Nuclear," "Energy Career Day," "Energy Generation Day" and "Safety Day."  Sandia Co...

21 Feb 5:50 PM 3 Read More...

NA-YGN's Annual Drawing Contest Winners Announced

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] Nearly 1,000 elementary school students were introduced to nuclear power during this year's Annual Drawing Contest, themed "Roddy Nuclear is the Power of the Future". Roddy (a nuclear fuel pellet) was the star of classroom presentations where NA-YGN chapter representatives taught 4th and 5th grade students about the benefits of nuclear power and the role it plays in meeting our future...

03 Feb 3:01 PM 6 Read More...

Resource Guide on Nuclear Energy for the 112th Congress

[Approx. Read Time: <1 minute] The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has posted a new section to their website dedicated to inform the 112th US Congress about nuclear energy and electricity: http://www.nei.org/112thcongress/ This new section condenses the main talking points about nuclear energy, such as economic benefits, with which members of congress might be concerned.  In addition to providing a basic edu...

11 Jan 4:00 AM 0 Read More...

Remember to Participate in National Nuclear Science Week 2011

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute]                 January 24th through the 28th of 2011 marks the second National Nuclear Science week in the United States.  Initiated in 2010, the last week of January is set aside to celebrate the important role nuclear science plays in our lives. In addition, National Nuclear Science Week is designed to recognize the contributions of the nucle...

10 Jan 4:00 AM 0 Read More...

Participate in National Nuclear Science Week

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] January 24th through the 28th of 2011 marks the second National Nuclear Science week in the United States.  Initiated in 2010, the last week of January is set aside to celebrate the important role nuclear science plays in our lives. In addition, National Nuclear Science Week is designed to recognize the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every ...

02 Dec 10:23 AM 0 Read More...

NA-YGN Southeast Regional Conference to Host Nuclear Energy Debate

[Approx. Read Time: < 1 minute] The NA-YGN Southeast Regional Conference, being held this year in New Orleans on November 18th-19th, will be co-hosting a nuclear energy debate at Tulane University, with co-sponsors the Tulane Energy Institute and the Tulane Energy Club. The debate will feature two nuclear proponents and two nuclear opponents. Currently scheduled to speak for the pro-nuclear side are William "B...

10 Nov 3:14 PM 1 Read More...

NA-YGN Hill Day Effort a Success

(Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes) On September 15th and 16th, 2010, sixteen (16) NA-YGN members from AREVA offices in Charlotte, NC, Bethesda, MD, Fort Worth, TX, Lynchburg, VA and Marlborough, MA attended an NA-YGN “Hill Day” Event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Prior to the trip, our NA-YGN sponsors and governmental affairs officials at AREVA, hosted several presentations that shared perspectives and pre...

01 Nov 4:00 AM 1 Read More...

NA-YGN Speaker’s Bureau in the Classroom

[Approx. Read Time: < 1 minute] The NA-YGN Speaker’s Bureau stepped into the classroom on Monday. A sustainable energy class at CPCC in Charlotte, NC welcomed the group for their first presentation. The group spoke to the class about growing energy demands, how nuclear works, and our current and future energy portfolios. The group’s goal is to dispel myths and arm the public with unbiased facts about nuclea...

28 Oct 9:08 AM 1 Read More...

Key Aspects of a Successful Young Generation in Nuclear Chapter

[Approx. Read Time: 8 minutes] I recently gave a presentation at the International Youth in Nuclear Conference (IYNC) in Cape Town, South Africa, on the key aspects of a successful young generation in nuclear organization.  Being that one of the new goals of Clean Energy Insight is to share information with the entire NA-YGN Organization, I'd like to share an abridged version of the presentation with you here. ...

02 Sep 8:49 AM 5 Read More...