INSC invited to WINEPRI and IAEA – IEC Webinar

INSC was represented at the WINEPRI and IAEA-IEC Webinar on May 24th 2024 on Building a More Inclusive Emergency Preparedness and Response Work Environment: Women Leaders by its INSC’ Secretary, Dr.  Tsai-Yueh Luo, from Taipei Science and Technology Division. The link to the webinar can be found here.

WINEPRI Leader is Khadija BENDAM , currently the 2nd Vice chair of INSC. The presentation of Dr. Tsai-Yueh Luo can be accessed below.

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Position Statement #3

Small Modular Reactors

For the purpose of this International Nuclear Society Council (INSC) position statement, small modular reactors (SMRs) are defined as nuclear reactors with power outputs of 300 MWe or less per module and include both light water reactor (LWR) and non-LWR advanced reactors. While the existing nuclear power plants have been successfully suppling carbon-free electricity economically and will continue to do so for many countries in foreseeable future, the small size and modular nature of SMRs have potential to meet rapidly changing world carbon-free energy demand with improved flexibility.

The smaller size of SMRs means that most systems can be manufactured and assembled in the factory, compared to traditional LWRs, for which a larger fraction of the work must be done on the construction site. As a result of automation, factory fabrication offers an opportunity to achieve high quality, along with repeatability, which can lead to improved standardization and lower costs. SMRs have inherent safety features due to smaller reactor core size permitting reduced emergency planning zones. Thus, SMRs can be located closer to population centers, and the siting flexibility implies that energy can be supplied near the demand, minimizing investment in transmission.

The modular approach permits investment requirements to be more gradual and levelized over the years. Moreover, some SMRs operate at high temperatures and are particularly well-suited for both electricity generation and other energy applications such as process heat and hydrogen production. SMRs are designed for high operational flexibility in addition to reliability, and therefore are able to complement variable renewable energy sources and support society with clean energy.

The International Nuclear Society Council calls on all parties to recognize the near-term opportunity presented by SMRs to provide safe, reliable, clean, and affordable energy to meet the demands of society for clean energy. INSC supports advancing the R&D, testing, regulations, manufacturing capabilities and policies necessary to enable the deployment of first-of-a-kind SMRs, leading to a broad use of standardized reactors and to a possible global deployment of these technologies in the near future. INSC sees that the investment in SMRs is an additional support to the successfully operating and under construction large reactors, and it is justified by further expanding the role of nuclear energy in the world.


INSC Information 1

Member Societies

INSC was founded on 11th November 1990 by the Ineternational Nuclear Societies Group (INSG), an international group of Nuclear Societies. Current INSC Member Societies are:

  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • Asociacion Argentina de Tecnologia Nuclear (AATN)
  • Associação Brasileira de Energia Nuclear (ABEN)
  • Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ)
  • Australian Nuclear Association (ANA)
  • Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS)
  • Egyptian Society of Nuclear Science and Applications (ESNSA)
  • European Nuclear Society (ENS)
    • Austrian Nuclear Society
    • Belgian Nuclear Society
    • Bulgarian Nuclear Society
    • Croatian Nuclear Society
    • Czech Nuclear Society
    • Finnish Nuclear Society
    • French Nuclear Energy Society
    • German Nuclear Society
    • Hungarian Nuclear Society
    • Israel Nuclear Society
    • Italian Nuclear Association
    • Lithuanian Nuclear Energy Association
    • Netherlands Nuclear Society
    • The Nuclear Institute
    • Nuclear Society of Russia
    • Nuclear Society of Serbia
    • Nuclear Society of Slovenia
    • Polish Nuclear Society
    • Romanian Nuclear Energy Association
    • Slovak Nuclear Society
    • Spanish Nuclear Society
    • Swedish Nuclear Society
    • Swiss Nuclear Society
  • Indian Nuclear Society (InNS)
  • Israel Nuclear Society (IsNS)
  • Korean Nuclear Society (KNS)
  • Latin American Section (LAS)
  • Nuclear Energy Society Taipei (NEST)
  • Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS)
  • Sociedad Nuclear Mexicana (SNM)
  • Nuclear Society of Thailand (NST)


  1. To be a global forum for Nuclear Societies to discuss and establish common aims and goals.
  2. To act as a global Non Governmental Organization in nuclear matters of international nature.
  3. To represent the views and positions of professionals and workers in the nuclear field through their Nuclear Societies.
  4. To value the work and achievements of the nuclear community of the world based on ethical principles adopted by the Nuclear Societies.
  5. To increase the operational efficiency of Nuclear Societies by establishing means for cooperation and complementation in the execution of their programs.


Nuclear Societies members of the International Nuclear Societies Council (INSC) have been grouped in five geographical regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and At-Large (representing the other regions of the world). 

Each region has six seats in the Council, where national and regional Nuclear Societies, or Federations of Nuclear Societies, are represented. Within a region, the number of seats has been allocated by agreement among the Member Societies of the region. 

As of 31st May 1996, the membership of the Council is as follows:

RegionMember SocietyNumber of Seats
Asia PacificAtomic Energy Society of Japan2
Australian Nuclear Association1
Korean Nuclear Society1
Nuclear Energy Society, Taipei1
Chinese Nuclear Society
EuropeEuropean Nuclear Society6
Latin AmericaAmerica Latin American Section of ANS3
Argentinian Association of Nuclear Technology1
Brazilian Association of Nuclear Energy1
Mexican Nuclear Society1
American Nuclear Society4
Canadian Nuclear Society2
At-LargeIsrael Nuclear Society1
Pakistan Nuclear Society1
Indian Nuclear Society1
Egyptian Society of Nuclear Science and Applications1
Nuclear Society of Thailand1
T O T A L28


INSC has four officers: Chairman, 1st Vice-Chairman, 2nd Vice-Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, to give the necessary material support to the organization, the Chairman appoints an assistant from his Society to perform his secretarial activities.
The officers are elected by majority vote of the members of the Council. The term of office is two years, starting on January 1st of the year following the election.

The following tables list the INSC officers since its creation:




ChairmanJean van Dievoet (ENS)L.Manning Muntzing (ANS)Mishima Yoshitsugu (AESJ)
1st Vice-ChairmanL.Manning Muntzing (ANS)Mishima Yoshitsugu (AESJ)Manuel Acero (ENS)
2nd Vice-Chairman*Manuel Acero (ENS)Robert Long (ANS)
Secretary/treasurerJorge Spitalnik (LAS)Jorge Spitalnik (LAS)Jorge Spitalnik (LAS)
Chairman’s secretariatPeter Feuz (ENS)James Toscas (ANS)Endo Yuzo (AESJ)



ChairmanManuel Acero (ENS)Gail de Planque (ANS)Chang Kun Lee (KNS)
1st Vice-ChairmanGail de Planque (ANS) **Chang Kun Lee (KNS)Jorge Spitalnik (LAS)
2nd Vice-ChairmanChang Kun Lee (KNS)Jorge Spitalnik (LAS)Agneta Rising (ENS)
Secretary/treasurerJorge Spitalnik (LAS)Konrad Hädener (ENS)Andy Kadak (ANS)
Chairman’s secretariatMontserrat Casero (ENS)Mike Diekman (ANS)B-K Kim (KNS) ***



ChairmanJorge Spitalnik (LAS)Bertrand Barre (ENS)Andy Kadak (ANS)
1st Vice-ChairmanBertrand Barre (ENS)Andy Kadak (ANS)Gustavo Alonso (SNM)
2nd Vice-ChairmanAndy Kadak (ANS)Shunsuke Kondo (AESJ)Shunsuke Kondo (AESJ)
Secretary/treasurerShunsuke Kondo (AESJ)Jose L. Delgado (SNM) *****Frank Deconinck (ENS)
Chairman’s secretariatSatomi Nishimura (AESJ)Satomi Nishimura (AESJ) ****Mike Diekman (ANS)



ChairmanGustavo Alonso (SNM)Bernard Jolly (ENS)Hisashi Ninokata (AESJ)
1st Vice-ChairmanBernard Jolly (ENS)Hisashi Ninokata (AESJ)William Burchill (ANS)
2nd Vice-ChairmanShunsuke Kondo (AESJ)William Burchill (ANS)Jaime Pahissa-Campa (LAS)
Secretary/treasurerWilliam Burchill (ANS)Jaime Pahissa-Campa (LAS)Jean-Pol Poncelet (ENS)
Chairman’s secretariatMike Diekman (ANS)Mike Diekman (ANS)Konatsu Orihara (AESJ)



ChairmanWilliam Burchill (ANS)Jaime Pahissa-Campa (LAS-ANS)Fernando Naredo (ENS)
1st Vice-ChairmanJaime Pahissa-Campa (LAS)Fernando Naredo (ENS)
Poong Hyun Seong (KNS)
2nd Vice-Chairmanto be determined (ENS)Poong Hyun Seong (KNS)Peter Ozemoyah (CNS)
Secretary/treasurerKune Y. Suh (KNS)Peter Ozemoyah (CNS)Orpet Peixoto (LAS-ANS)
Chairman’s secretariat

*The 2nd Vice-Chairman post was established in 1993
**[1997] Robert Long (ANS)
***[2002] John K. Chung (KNS)
****[2006] Mike Diekman (ANS)
*****[2006] Gustavo Alonso(SNM)

Representatives Identification

Color of PinsBearer
RedFormer Chairman
Silver1st and 2nd Vice-Chairman
CopperRepresentative of Member Society
WhiteResponsible for the Secretariat