March, 2013

Superphénix - March 19, 2013

Superphenix. Whilst admittedly sounding like a suspect German techno-disco club from name alone, the site of the now non-operational French Fast Reactor offered a fascinating insight into the Research and Development and Decommissioning programme of the French Nuclear Industry. Tucked away on the banks of the Rhone River east of Lyon, the iconic structure of [...]

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Palais des Nations - March 11, 2013

As part of Cohort Five’s Footprints, we were lucky enough to be given a tour round the Palace of Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). With more than 8000 meetings a year and over 1600 staff, UNOG is the second biggest UN station after New York and the headquarters for numerous agencies including [...]

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Team Xenon Blog - March 9, 2013

Chapter 1 – Training zone 1 Once upon a time, far far away (in the middle of Cumbria) there was a group of eager to go nucleargraduates, all alone and singular. Well Jen and the team were never going to let that stand. We were thrusted into teams and formed the group that would later [...]

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