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Swiss progress Switzerland’s search for deep geological repository sites is about to enter the final stage. Detailed investigations could start next year, with a final decision by 2031.
The stable salt reactor For six decades, use of molten salt nuclear fuel has been synonymous with the fuel also being the coolant, with reactor fuel emitting beta and gamma radiation at many kW per litre...
Cooling considerations Cooling is king in nuclear power. Marcus Saul discusses how modular solutions can be leveraged during plant maintenance, outage and decommissioning projects.
Security commitments for the 21st century As more countries look to adopt nuclear power, governments and international organisations must adapt to address evolving security challenges. By Stylianos Chatzidakis
Evolving threats A new report from the Nuclear Threat Initiative calls for nuclear facilities to accelerate efforts to protect against a cyberattack with catastrophic consequences.
Simulating security: a game changer John Halsema and Robert Scott III discuss how computer-based modelling and simulation can be used to optimise the cost and effectiveness of security technology within a nuclear facility.
Prairie Island: putting CZT on the map New radiation monitoring devices at the Prairie Island nuclear plant in the USA have improved performance by reducing dose and outage time, generating significant cost savings....
Nuclear cracks are beginning to show Financial problems and technical issues continue to beset companies who want to build new nuclear plants in the UK. Janet Wood and Caroline Peachey summarise the issues.
Dealing with damaged fuel A new process to encapsulate defective fuel rods is being trialled at Doel in Belgium. By Kay Muenchow
Exiting Euratom NEI looks at the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from Euratom, gauging reactions from the nuclear industry.
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