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South African Nuclear Energy Corporation visits ITER

-Sabina Griffith

Timothy Watson (2nd from left), Head of the ITER Directorate for Buildings and Site Infrastructure, explaining the main features of the ITER facilities to Rob Adams (4th from left) and the Nesca delegation. (Click to view larger version...)
Timothy Watson (2nd from left), Head of the ITER Directorate for Buildings and Site Infrastructure, explaining the main features of the ITER facilities to Rob Adams (4th from left) and the Nesca delegation.
As part of the South African State Visit to France which took place this week, a delegation from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) came to visit Cadarche this Friday. The main functions of Necsa are to undertake and promote research and development in the field of nuclear energy and radiation sciences and technology. After signing an agreement with the CEA and Areva on research collaboration, the delegation—headed by Nesca CEO Rob Adam—came to see the construction site of the ITER project "because we were curious to see one of the biggest scientific endeavors with our own eyes," Rob Adams said.

Knowing that the delegation would fly out of Marseille to return to Paris that same evening, ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima noted that if they had the choice to sit on the right hand side of the plane, they would be able to see the construction site from the air. A very useful tip for ITER tourists...


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