Jamie Smith, Operations Manager at TAM International attended the 2nd annual China International Nuclear Symposium in Hong Kong where members from the industry gathered to learn more about China’s current nuclear power footprint and plans for the future. Discussions included but weren’t limited to: China’s nuclear power development post Fukushima including lessons learned, uranium deposits and resource potential in China, nuclear education and training of professionals in China and presentations from Cameco and CGNPC on their roles in nuclear fuel cycle. TAM International looks forward to its continuing participation in the Chinese nuclear energy industry.
After the symposium Mr. Smith, along with other colleagues in the industry, participated in a tour at the Port of Shanghai which included visits to the Zhanghuabang terminal where radioactive shipments are handled and the Waigaoqiao terminal where radioactive materials are received. The Port visit was followed by meetings with several Chinese representatives from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) spread across spread across regions such as Shanghai, Tianjin and Shenzhen and members of the Port Authority of Qingdao, Ningbo and Shenzhen. This was a wonderful opportunity for members of the industry to share best practices and learn more about the issues and challenges faced in China.