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Improving tank inspection
19 September, 2018
Chris Gregory, Ian Daniel and Mark Stone explain how techniques from oil...
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Talking TVS-K 13 September, 2018 Igor Leshukov, director of Tvel’s TVS-K programme speaks to NEI about Russia’s development of fuel for Western-design reactors.

Monitoring motors 13 September, 2018 EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment to monitor the condition of key components at its Hartlepool power station in the UK.

An enriching deal 06 September, 2018 The recent UK nuclear sector deal recognised the importance of the UK nuclear fuel industry. Dominic Kieran discusses what this means for Urenco.

Engineering an inlet 05 September, 2018 Building information modelling (BIM) is playing an important role in the conceptual design of an unshielded intermediate-level-waste handling cell for the UK’s geological...

Finding the lost megawatts 05 September, 2018 Valve maintenance is a complex, yet lucrative opportunity for improved maintenance strategy. Frank Todd and Katelin Kohn offer an insight into the different methodologies that can be...

PFBR progress 30 August, 2018 After many delays, India’s Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) looks to be nearing completion, Saurav Jha reports.

Fukushima looks to drones 30 August, 2018 Companies in the USA and the UK are developing drones to help with investigations underway at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

China – a nuclear powerhouse? 22 August, 2018 Will China tower over the world’s nuclear power industry through 2050 in the way that advanced Western countries dominated it during the last half-century? Conventional wisdom...

First Light: hoping to avoid a false dawn 22 August, 2018 UK-based start-up First Light is working on a novel approach to fusion that employs an inertially confined plasma combined with projectile-generated shockwaves as the driver, rather...

Beijing’s clear nuclear strategy 15 August, 2018 Growing support for renewables in China and economic pressures may suggest uncertain times for nuclear energy. But in spite of the recent slowdown, China has a clear plan for nuclear...

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.


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