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List of international resources for students at or below high school level about nuclear energy topics. The resources are available in foreign languages (the availability per language is noted, case by case). Mostly a complete or partial English translation is also available; if this is the case, a link to the English translation is also provided. Some of the pages are written for specific age groups (e.g., 14-16 years), and these are clearly marked.

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ANDRA (France)

Website of the The French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management. All pages are available both in English and French. If you speak French check the sections under "Les déchets radioactifs" (^), available in English as "Waste Management".
:: en Français | in English

(^) sur la gestion des déchets radioactifs

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013

ANDRA (France)

Espace Jeunes - CEA (France)

If you speak French, make sure to check "Espace Jeunes" from CEA (a French government-funded technological research organisation). This website offers a broad spectrum of resources about radioactivity, nuclear energy, and nuclear waste: online reports, multimedia (make sure to check the animations!), pdf booklets, and more.
Available only in French.

Autrement dit: Un espace jeunes par le CEA avec beaucoup de ressources sur la radioactivité, l'énergie nucléaire et les déchets radioactifs: médiathèque (n'oubliez pas de visiter la page des animations didactiques!), dossiers thématiques, livrets thématiques, etc.
:: CEA Espace Jeunes (en Français)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2011

CEA Jeunes (France)

SFEN (France)

For those speaking French: the website of the Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire (the French nuclear energy society) is worth a visit.
Available only in French.

Le site web de la SFEN contient plen d'infos utiles: Notions de base sur l'énergie nucléaire; Brèves réponses aux questions fréquemment posées à la SFEN sur le nucléaire; l'évolution des technologies nucléaires telle qu'en rendent compte notamment les travaux de la SFEN; regards sur les métiers du nucléaire; documentation; glossaire; etc.
:: SFEN (en Français)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013

SFEN (France)

Aula didáctica - Nuclenor (Spain)

Website from Nuclenor (Nucleares del Norte) a spanish company specialized in nuclear technology and owner of the Santa Maria de Garoña nuclear power plant.
The educational section of the website (Aula didáctica) includes documents and interactive material such as: Questions about energy (222 cuestiones sobre la energía), Nuclear Energy (La energía nuclear), Nuclear Energy Applications (Aplicaciones de la energía nuclear), How nuclear energy is produced (¿ Cómo se produce la energía nuclear ?), Glossary and more.
Available only in Spanish.
:: Aula didáctica - (en Español)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013

Nuclenor (Spain)

Foro nuclear (Spain)

Comprehensive website by the Spanish Nuclear Industry Forum, a nonprofit association of Spanish companies involved in the peaceful use of nuclear power. The website also provides a number of resources in English including: "Most common Questions about nuclear energy", "Nuclear energy in Spain and in the world", "Spanish nuclear industry", "Nuclear Technology Dictionary English-Spanish", photo gallery, virtual tour of a PWR and more. Visitors can also access an extensive library specializing in nuclear sector books and periodicals (most documents are in Spanish).
Available in Spanish and English.
:: en Español | in English

En el Foro de la Industria Nuclear Española están presentes las principales empresas de España relacionadas con la energía nuclear.
El sitio web "Foro nuclear" es una valiosa herramienta para facilitar el acceso a la información relacionada con la energía nuclear a la comunidad hispanoparlante, tanto en EE.UU. como alrededor del mundo. En el apartado MÁS SOBRE ENERGÍA NUCLEAR un despegable permite acceder a la información sobre las centrales nucleares y la energía nuclear en España, la energía nuclear en el mundo, un glosario nuclear, el diccionario sobre energía ingles/español, las preguntas más frecuentes sobre energía y la explicación con ilustraciones sobre cómo funciona un reactor. En el sitio web están disponibles notas e informes de prensa, archivo fotográfico, todas las publicaciones de Foro Nuclear, vídeos sobre energía, legislación nuclear, recomendaciones bibliográficas y el acceso Comité de Documentación (OPAC).
:: Foro nuclear - (en Español)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013

Foro nuclear (Spain)

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