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Battelle Participates in Nuclear Power Forum

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 October, 2009—Battelle, the world’s leading independent research and development organization, will join officials from Italy and the United States Italian Embassy in a forum discussing the challenges of returning to nuclear energy worldwide.

Roger Anderson, Business Development Director for the U.K. National Nuclear Laboratory, will represent Battelle at the forum, “Meeting the Challenges of Returning to Nuclear Energy:  Italian and U.S. Perspectives,” sponsored by Fondazione Energy Lab and the U.S. Embassy in Rome on Oct. 27, 2009. 

Battelle and the laboratories it manages and co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy conduct major research and development throughout the nuclear fuel cycle.  Battelle’s broad experience in international nuclear safety is a result of 12 years spent managing the United States’ International Nuclear Safety Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which focuses on improving safety at Former Soviet Union (FSU) nuclear plants, laboratory development, decommissioning, and Chernobyl site restoration.  Battelle also is a major participant in international programs to address nuclear safety across the former Soviet Union.  In addition, Battelle has reviewed the design basis for Argentina’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN).  The work includes analyzing break size criteria for the Atucha II plant and developing a research plan for moving forward with Atucha II. 

Earlier this year, Battelle became a part of the management team for the United Kingdom’s National Nuclear Laboratory, providing both technical and laboratory management expertise.

In the private sector, Battelle has ongoing work with Sogin to develop a decommissioning plan for the Trisaia site in southern Italy. 

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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