Final Statement

Final Statement We, as representatives of the new generation of professionals in the nuclear field from over 30 countries, agree to seize the opportunity of IYNC 2000 by creating an international network, the “International Youth Nuclear Congress”, to: Develop new approaches to communicate benefits of nuclear power, as part of a balanced energy mix; Promote […]

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Fuel Cycle Challenges

Fuel Cycle Challenges In this last session of the congress there was a wide diversity of topics presented for discussion. Together with the limitations on time, this meant that the audience had very little time to respond to the majority of the presentations. The audience expressed an interest in the use of new fuel types […]

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Economics

Economics In order to make nuclear power an economically viable alternative for the future, we must continue to improve the economic metrics of nuclear power in three main categories: Remove barriers to new construction. Reduce the time to grid connection by standardizing the design, licensing, and construction of new facilities. Continue to reduce fuel cycle […]

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Communication & Public Perception

Communication & Public Perception The communication and public perception sessions consisted of a number of interesting papers on different subjects, and sometimes surprising ways of presenting them. A paper from Hungary was given by a high school science teacher and his pupil in a question and answer style, and demonstrated the importance of experiment as […]

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Environment & Safety

Environment & Safety Safety is continuously improved, which is supported by many of ongoing activities. Nuclear energy contributes significantly to cleaner environment. Millions of tons of CO2 and SO2 are prevented by operation of nuclear power plants each year. Kyoto protocol cannot be reached without nuclear power plants. The issues on radioactive waste have been […]

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Political Aspects

Political Aspects: Is nuclear politically correct in an international environment? Although there are a number of political aspects to nuclear technology, the session became focused on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons issues. It was noted that the Young Generation is united in opposition to nuclear weapons, however there are big differences in the attitudes of different […]

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