The Atom in the Service of Humanity (Nuclearelectrica - 10 Years of Existence)

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The Atom in the Service of Humanity (Nuclearelectrica - 10 Years of Existence) Set

During the 4th decade of the 20th century, the discoveries regarding the artificial radioactivity and the fission of the uranium atom gave a powerful incentive to the researches in the nuclear physics domain. For a long time nuclear energy has been looked at with awe and conjecture, facing plenty of obstacles in applying the projects for using it in peaceful purposes. Today the peaceful use of the nuclear energy proves to be essential for the progress and the evolution of the human society.

Wishing to promote the actions and the programs related to the use of nuclear energy in peaceful purposes, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue named “The atom in the service of humanity (Nuclearelectrica – 10 years of existence)”. Romania joins the group of countries constituting the pioneers of using nuclear energy in the industrial field. The Romanian energetic system, in which an important element is represented by producing nuclear power fuel from local natural uranium, has been designed from the 60’s and the work on the first Romanian nuclear reactor started in 1980. Our country is one of the few countries that have a nuclear electric power station, uranium resources, a factory for producing nuclear power fuel and a heavy water plant, the key substance for CNEs functioning, based on the CANDU Canadian technology (Canadian Deuterium Uranium).

The Romanian company responsible for producing nuclear energy and nuclear fuel is the National Company Nuclearelectrica. N.C. Nuclearelectrica was founded in 1998 and its mission is to produce electric and thermal power using the nuclear process, to develop the nuclear energetics, as well as to produce nuclear power fuel in conditions of maximum security, economic efficiency and care for people and for the environment. NCN also coordinates the investments and development works in this field. The Company has two branches: the first one exploits Units 1 and 2 of the Cernavoda nuclear electric power station and the second one is the nuclear fuel Factory from Pitesti.

The Romanian specialists in nuclear energetics – research, design, execution and system exploitation – are recognized all over the world and they are asked to collaborate with the most famous specialists in this field. Nuclearelectrica is an active member of the specialized international organizations, such as WANO-Atlanta Center (World Association of Nuclear Operators), COG (The CANDU Owners Group), World Nuclear Association (WNA) as well as Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Company has developed efficient long time partnerships inside the AIEA European programs of regional cooperation and it is also a member of FORATOM Group.

Today the scientists and the economic and industrial agents from all over the world are concerned to contribute to solving – in the best interest of each nation and also of the whole humanity – the problem of guaranteeing safety in power supplying, with a minimum impact on the environment and with a low cost. Considering this world context, the nuclear energy prefigures to be an essential element of the energetic mix which will guarantee the humanity’s present and future demands for power.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 21.10.2008
Designer: Mihai Vamasescu
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 72 x 33 mm
Values: 2.10LEI