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Smart sensors for storage
03 December, 2020
The UK’s Nuclear AMRC led a project for Sellafield Ltd to develop new smart technologies to monitor the condition of waste containers in long-term storage

The Core Melt Stabilization System for Hinkley Point C
02 December, 2020
Bilfinger is a ‘tier one’ contractor for Hinkley Point C in the UK and is working to design the fourth generation core melt stabilisation system

Canada’s well down the road to SMR deployment
26 November, 2020
Industry conference draws cross-country support to meet clean energy and economic goals with small modular reactors, as Jacquie Hoornweg reports

Upgrading the simulator at Torness nuclear power plant
25 November, 2020
When the Torness nuclear power station was granted a 20-year licence extension, EDF Energy kicked off an upgrade initiative that included the plant’s simulators. Gill Grady explains

Small and mighty — Canada’s play for a clean energy future
20 November, 2020
In 2018, a collective comprised of Canadian government and industry players unveiled Canada’s SMR Roadmap, a vision and related blueprint for development and deployment of small modular reactors. Two years later, the country is picking up speed toward commercial deployment as early as 2028. Jacquie Hoornweg reports

Raman spectroscopy – nuclearised
19 November, 2020
An innovative twist on an established technology has created a powerful new tool for characterisation of radioactive material. By Mike Wharton and Jon Storey

UK takes the next STEP on fusion
18 November, 2020
Paul Methven joined the UKAEA in September as programme director for the UK’s Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), programme, which aims to design and build a prototype fusion power plant within the next 20 years

GC goes virtual
12 November, 2020
The 64th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in September was held in both a physical and virtual format, for the first time in the organisation’s history. Judith Perera reports

Cleaning up the Arctic
11 November, 2020
Progress is being made in cleaning up the Russian Arctic, as Judith Perera reports

The I&C challenges for small modular reactors
04 November, 2020
Dr Li Li examines the instrumentation and control requirements and challenges for a new generation of small modular reactors

Nuclear waste management in a warming world
28 October, 2020
Global warming is a major threat that justifies all practical measures to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, but also an assessment of options to minimise the consequences of environmental change. Ian McKinley and Susie Hardie look at what this might mean for nuclear waste disposal

Demonstrating plasma vitrification
28 October, 2020
Thermal treatment of nuclear waste offers a more compact and more stable product than traditional compaction, grouting or direct disposal. Leigh Wakefield discusses plasma vitrification has been developed by Costain and Valinger Technologies

Stephanie Smith: The natural collaborator
21 October, 2020
The new CANDU Owners Group president, Stephanie Smith, comes with a pedigree of senior nuclear plant operation backstopped by a chemical engineering degree. She says the real power is in the team

Canada and US show growing interest in SMRs
20 October, 2020
The past few weeks has seen a spate of developments, especially in Canada and the USA, intended to promote and support the development of small and advanced reactors, as Judith Perera reports

One flash and it’s done
15 October, 2020
Flash sintering technology has electrifying potential for advanced nuclear fuel manufacture, as David Pearmain and Carolyn Grimley explain

Advances at Angarsk
14 October, 2020
Russia’s Angarsk Electrochemical Plant (AECC) was set up in 1957 to carry out uranium conversion and enrichment. Judith Perera gives an update on work being carried out to decommission the site, which closed 20 years ago

Russia designs new nuclear fuels
08 October, 2020
Over the past few years Russia has been working hard to develop new nuclear fuels for VVER and fast reactor units, Judith Perera reports

When old meets new
08 October, 2020
Sweden’s central storage facility for spent fuel is unique in many ways. Preparations are now under way to add an encapsulation plant. Kristina Gillin explains

Going remote
01 October, 2020
Cavendish Nuclear has used remote testing to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19 in order to deliver a critical electrical panel ahead of schedule and on budget, as part of the outage at EDF’s Hunterston B power station

Enhancing economics with ATF
30 September, 2020
Adoption of advanced technology fuels (ATF) is on the rise, but their economic impact is poorly understood. The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is shifting understanding. By Simon Middleburgh, Mustafa Bolukbasi and Dave Goddard

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