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On the path to fuel advancement
24 May, 2018
Russian nuclear fuel provider, TVEL, is taking steps towards a new...
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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.

A solution for Shidowan 18 April, 2018 China’s new High Temperature Reactor will use glass-to-metal sealing technology. Thomas Fink takes a closer look at the application and the wider advantages for small modular reactors.


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