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Bringing Beznau 1 back online
21 June, 2018
Beznau 1 recently returned to service after the Swiss regulator...
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Building a CANDU future 20 June, 2018 In Ontario, Canada, more than 60% of the electricity used in 2017 was produced with nuclear power. With successful completion of two huge refurbishment projects, the province can...

Getting SMRs on the map 13 June, 2018 With the potential for future deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) to newcomer countries in the developing world, Anthony Wetherall outlines a proposed approach to legislative...

The birth of value-based maintenance 13 June, 2018 Mark Maras and Steve Malak explain how a new approach to maintenance developed by the US industry can help reduce nuclear generation costs.

Establishing infrastructure 06 June, 2018 With a growing number of countries looking to introduce nuclear power Milko Kovachev explains to NEI how the International Atomic Energy Agency can help with infrastructure development.

Breaking up Barsebäck 06 June, 2018 With decommissioning of Sweden’s first commercial nuclear plant progressing well, Per Segerud explains how lessons learned from segmenting the reactor internals at Barsebäck 2...

Winds of change – the Rosatom way 31 May, 2018 Rosatom has long been known for its nuclear power capabilities, but renewables are seemingly just as big a part of the picture as NEI explores.

Get with the programme 30 May, 2018 Sean Weller suggests that a new approach to equipment qualification could cut new build procurement costs by at least 10%.

On the path to fuel advancement 24 May, 2018 Russian nuclear fuel provider, TVEL, is taking steps towards a new generation of fuel cycle products as it explains to NEI.

Meet the RadPiper 24 May, 2018 Pipe-crawling robots could massively cut costs by helping to identify uranium deposits inside pipes at redundant fuel cycle facilities.

Asian cleanup – now or never? 17 May, 2018 Europe is taking a leading role in the remediation of legacy uranium mining sites in Central Asia, yet more needs to be done. Rocco Silverii, Adriaan van der Meer, Pascal Daures...

China funds Russian mine 17 May, 2018 Steve Kidd looks at the motivation behind China’s investment in a new Russian uranium mine in Siberia.

A path to Jaitapur 10 May, 2018 A March agreement envisages the start of work on six EPR reactors at Jaitapur in 2018. Saurav Jha examines whether this long-anticipated project will finally get off the ground.

A vision for fission 10 May, 2018 Paul Howarth, CEO of the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, looks back at the last decade of innovation at NNL, and how its focus is now shifting to advanced technology such as...

New potential for potentiometry 10 May, 2018 Russia has developed a new method of nondestructive testing, known as scanning contact potentiometry. Vitaly Surin reviews the features and prospects of the technology.

Drain coating at Dungeness 02 May, 2018 A protective coating has been installed in the surface water drain chamber as part of maintenance and refurbishment work at the UK’s oldest magnox station.

Eye in the sky 02 May, 2018 Philip Buchan discusses how a drone has been used for a first-of-a-kind structural inspection of the concrete domes at the Cook plant in the USA.

Lighting the way to a low-carbon UK 26 April, 2018 Philip Awty describes the graphite core inspection work that takes place at the UK’s advanced cooled gas reactors and the vital contribution it makes to supplying low-carbon electricity.

Bigger Blade 25 April, 2018 After a decade of development, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has completed testing of its new 74-inch blade for nuclear steam turbines, Kei Sagimori explains.

Inside Africa 18 April, 2018 Russia has recently signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with the Republic of Congo, but does nuclear energy have real potential in Africa? Justin Dargin provides a perspective.

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