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A failed ontology: The Linear No-Threshold model of radiogenic cancer
18 July, 2017
The linear no-threshold model of radiogenic cancer is false. Because it...
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Breaking into new developments 18 July, 2017 In April 2017, Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) formed a joint venture company, JExel Nuclear, to assist Horizon Nuclear Power develop two Advanced Boiling...

Bradwell: leading the way 04 July, 2017 A new approach to managing fuel element debris at the Bradwell site in the UK has accelerated the cleanup programme by almost a decade.

A nuclear battery 04 July, 2017 A micro-modular reactor that can “put power where the demand is” is targeting industrial and off-grid power markets worldwide, Caroline Peachey reports.

Refurbishing major components 04 July, 2017 A recent project at Surry shows that there is now a proven, systematic approach to refurbish and replace major reactor components like reactor coolant pumps. By Gerry Ottman

Risk and reward 04 July, 2017 A ten-year project saw replacement of a fleet-critical control system at two UK reactors.

Managing obsolescence 04 July, 2017 Ian Blackman gives an insight into some of the challenges facing the nuclear sector.

Printing nuclear parts 04 July, 2017 NEI assesses the opportunities for additive manufacturing in the nuclear sector, ongoing initiatives and hurdles that still need to be overcome.

Candu reactors: ageing well 30 June, 2017 Forty is the new 30 for CANDU nuclear plants. Ageing reactors are getting an extended lease on life as research demonstrates that safe continued operation of fuel channels is possible...

Studying RPV ageing 29 June, 2017 As most existing light-water reactors are considering extending their operational life, more data about the thermal ageing and irradiation induced degradation of pressure vessel...

Attracting talent 29 June, 2017 Adam Spelman explains how creating a more flexible workforce will help nuclear meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Keeping it contained 21 June, 2017 Jirí Žd’árek gives an overview of the European research on in-vessel melt retention strategies for VVER-1000 reactors.

Powering Russia 15 June, 2017 Despite a slowdown in electricity growth, Russia is proceeding with life extension of its existing units as well as construction of advanced designs. By Judith Perera


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