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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 Uwe Walter, discuss the extent of the remediation work needed.
Divers complete waste management at Sizewell A ponds
06 August, 2018
A team of 12 specialist nuclear divers from Underwater Construction UK Ltd has completed their mission to deal with radioactive waste in Sizewell A's nuclear fuel storage ponds, nearly two months ahead of schedule, Magnox Ltd reported on 1 August.
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.
26 June, 2018
The French Nuclear Society (SFEN) examines what the nuclear industry can learn from the digitalisation of other high-tech industries.
Getting SMRs on the map
13 June, 2018
With the potential for future deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) to newcomer countries in the developing world, Anthony Wetherall outlines a proposed approach to legislative and regulatory frameworks that could speed up construction.
Russia’s Atomstroyexport discusses progress and challenges
05 June, 2018
At the end of 2017, the order book of Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, was more than $92bn, ASE president Valery Limarenko told Ria Novosti.
Orano signs contract with Ukraine on fuel reprocessing
05 June, 2018
France’s Orano (formerly New Areva) and the Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom have signed a contract to assess the feasibility of reprocessing used fuel assemblies from Ukraine’s 13 operating VVER-1000 nuclear reactors at Orano’s La Hague facility.
On the path to fuel advancement
24 May, 2018
Russian nuclear fuel provider, TVEL, is taking steps towards a new generation of fuel cycle products as it explains to NEI.
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 and Martin Andersen outline the next important steps.
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.
Canada permanently closes NRU research reactor
06 April, 2018
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 2 April that isotope production reactor the National Research Universal (NRU) at the Chalk River site had been permanently shut down. It will now be placed into a "state of storage" prior to decommissioning. The reactor, which produced about 40% of world supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), ceased production in October 2016, since when it has remained on standby "in case of a significant shortage which could not be mitigated by other means". Research reactors in Australia, Europe, Russia and South Africa have since met demand.
First ATOMEXPO awards planned for May
28 March, 2018
Russia’s Rostov 4 begins commercial operation
05 February, 2018
Unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear plant, a 1011MW VVER-1000/320 unit, was formally launched on 1 February by President Vladimir Putin during a video conference.
New technique with big benefits
02 January, 2018
Westinghouse has teamed up with two US utilities to hone a new steam generation inspection technique that cuts the time it takes to inspect thousands of tubes and can save up to $500,000 per outage
19 December, 2017
Maria Korsnick, head of the Nuclear Energy Institute, explains that the US industry has adopted a four-step strategy to preserve its existing fleet, support innovation and help the nuclear industry thrive at home and overseas.
Achieving cyber resilient industrial control systems
22 November, 2017
Atkins cyber security consultant Campbell Hayden asks how civil nuclear organisations can remain resilient against an evolving cyber security threat
Sellafield brings down chimney
14 November, 2017
Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of the site’s 60-year old First Generation Reprocessing Plant, after four years of preparatory work.
Areva installs load following system at Gösgen
22 October, 2017
Areva NP has installed a system at Switzerland’s Gösgen nuclear plant to automatically adjust the plant's electrical output according to the needs of the grid operator.
New LEU bank in Kazakhstan
11 October, 2017
Molly Lempriere reports from the opening of the nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.