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MSIV modernisation
19 April, 2017
Weir is undertaking a major upgrade of main steam isolation valve...
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Fuel for India’s nuclear ambitions 07 April, 2017 Saurav Jha gives an update on India’s plans to use its abundant thorium resources for nuclear power production.

A bright future for French nuclear 07 April, 2017 Christophe Bouvet explains why nuclear will continue to play an important role in France, despite the country’s plans to cut its share in the energy mix.

Swiss progress 07 April, 2017 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 29 March, 2017 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 29 March, 2017 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 29 March, 2017 As more countries look to adopt nuclear power, governments and international organisations must adapt to address evolving security challenges. By Stylianos Chatzidakis

Evolving threats 29 March, 2017 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 29 March, 2017 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 23 March, 2017 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 21 March, 2017 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 21 March, 2017 A new process to encapsulate defective fuel rods is being trialled at Doel in Belgium. By Kay Muenchow

Exiting Euratom 21 March, 2017 NEI looks at the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from Euratom, gauging reactions from the nuclear industry.

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