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Beijing’s clear nuclear strategy
15 August, 2018
Growing support for renewables in China and economic pressures may...
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Energising development 15 August, 2018 Nuclear power could be a major catalyst for growth in emerging markets, but successful deployment requires a long-term commitment and strategic plan from the outset. Elina Teplinsky...

Ukraine’s fuel priorities 08 August, 2018 Vladimir Bronnikov, consultant on the expert council to the president of nuclear utility Energoatom, speaks to NEI about the challenges facing Ukraine.

Asian cleanup - what is needed? 08 August, 2018 Funding is the main barrier to cleaning up legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, as NEI reported in May. Rocco Silveri, Adriaan van der Meer, Pascal Daures, Martin Andersen and...

Cook’s turbine cleanup 02 August, 2018 The Cook nuclear plant in Michigan, USA, opted to transport 700,000kg of turbine parts for decontamination in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. UniTech explains why.

Highlights from Paris 01 August, 2018 The global nuclear industry gathered in Paris in June for the largest nuclear exhibition of the year. NEI reports on some of the central themes and news from the show.

Decontaminating tubes in ten steps 25 July, 2018 Peter Ziv and Vytautas Daniulaitis introduce tested and patented technology for decontamination of contaminated metal tubes from nuclear plants under decommissioning.

Lessons on lean 25 July, 2018 Simon Carr looks at what nuclear can learn from the automotive sector.

Looking through a sustainability lens 18 July, 2018 Experience is showing that decommissioning nuclear reactors and managing the resulting wastes is rarely straightforward. Kristina Gillin explores the root causes and concludes that it...

Decom skills 18 July, 2018 Meeting the skills needs of the UK decommissioning programme will be a challenge. Paul Murphy explains how transferable skills can help meet growing needs.

Prairie Island: a virtual pioneer 11 July, 2018 Xcel Energy is developing new virtual training tools as part of a dose reduction initiative at its Prairie Island nuclear plant. NEI learns more.

Cyber security – the human factor 11 July, 2018 Digital equipment can help to alleviate commercial pressures on nuclear generation, but safety assessment tools to enable their full implementation are playing catch-up. James Amende...

Reports from Russia 04 July, 2018 Russia signed 39 agreements at Atomexpo 2018 in Sochi, as Judith Perera reports.

The modern movement: digital I&C 04 July, 2018 Today’s instrumentation and control technologies are key to efficient, reliable plant operations. Clayton Scott explains how the transition to digital is helping to support the...

Kozloduy’s plasma plant 04 July, 2018 Plasma technology can be used to treat a variety of radioactive waste streams. Jan Deckers and Mieke Roos explain how a new plant is gearing up to treat waste from Kozloduy in Bulgaria.

Pressuring light water? 26 June, 2018 John Lindberg looks at the impacts of path dependencies on nuclear innovation. Is the dominance of pressurised water reactors hampering industry growth prospects?

From unclear to nuclear 26 June, 2018 With a huge market opportunity in both nuclear new build and decommissioning, Monica Mwanje outlines how companies can enter the nuclear sector.

Skills for tomorrow 26 June, 2018 As a new survey provides a snapshot of the nuclear skills landscape, NEI examines some of the challenges facing the sector.

Looking outward 26 June, 2018 The French Nuclear Society (SFEN) examines what the nuclear industry can learn from the digitalisation of other high-tech industries.

Nuclear’s digital transformation 26 June, 2018 A digital transformation is underway in the nuclear sector, but as Valérie Faudon, explains, our industry is playing catch-up.

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