Must have a bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering
Recommended that you participate in a cooperative-education engineering
A nuclear engineers average salary is around $99,920
Nature of the Job
Design or develop nuclear equipment, such as reactor cores, radiation
shielding, or associated instrumentation
Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify any design, construction, or
operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws
Examine nuclear accidents and gather data that can be used to design preventive
Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation or in handling
and disposing of nuclear waste
Direct operating or maintenance activities of operational nuclear power plants to
ensure that they meet safety standards
Perform experiments to test whether methods of using nuclear
material, reclaiming nuclear fuel, or disposing of nuclear waste are acceptable
Take corrective actions or order plant shutdowns in emergencies
Almost all of Duke Energy's Midwest generation comes from coal, natural
gas, or oil.
Half of its Carolinas generation comes from its nuclear power plants.
During 2006, Duke Energy generated 148,798,332 megawatt-hours of
On March 16, 2006, Duke Power announced that a Cherokee County, SC site
had been selected for a potential new nuclear power plant.
Areva SA is a French public multinational industrial conglomerate
headquartered in the Tour Areva in Courbevoie, Paris.
Areva is mainly known for nuclear power, although it also pursues interests in
other energy projects.
There are currently 47,541 people employed.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Born April 22, 1904
Died February 18, 1967
Was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the
University of California, Berkeley
Often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan
Born 29 September 1901
Died 28 November 1954
Was an Italian theoretical and experimental physicist
Best known for his work on the development of Chicago Pile-1, the first
nuclear reactor, and for his contributions to the development of quantum
theory, nuclear and particle physics