All articles by caroline peachey

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Laser ablation: becoming an option for nuclear decontamination

Laser ablation systems designed for cleaning, de-coating and decontamination can save the nuclear industry time and minimise costs. By Timothy Niemeier

Fennovoima cancels Hanhikivi 1 project

Finland’s Fennovoima has terminated its contract for the delivery of the Hanhikivi 1 NPP with Rosatom, “due to RAOS Project’s significant delays and inability to deliver the project”, a statement said.

Small modular reactors: what are the barriers to deployment?

Could small modular reactors be a game changer in nuclear energy’s contribution to tackling climate change? Charles McCombie, Robert Budnitz, Noura Mansouri, H-Holger Rogner, Robert Schock and Adnan Shihab-Eldin examine the market, barriers to deployment and what is needed to overcome them

ČEZ to use digitised techniques to build new Dukovany unit

Construction of a new office building at the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic will be a trial run of ‘fully digital’ techniques planned for a proposed new reactor at the site, power utility ČEZ said

US DOE awards funds for direct air capture study at Byron

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Constellation and its project partners to explore the benefits of constructing direct air capture (DAC) technology at the company’s Byron nuclear power plant in Northern Illinois.

IAEA focuses on fast reactors

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, opening a recent International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Sustainable Clean Energy for the Future (FR22) in Vienna stressed the need to develop fast reactor technology.

Bilfinger supports retrieval of radwaste from Asse II mine

Industrial services provider Bilfinger announced it is expanding its activities regarding the retrieval of radioactive waste from the Asse II mine in Germany.

India’s activities in nuclear fusion

Fusion power is seen as an important part of India’s long-term energy supply. The government hopes to build domestic demonstrators by mid-century. Saurav Jha reports

Arrangements for decommissioning the AGRs

A report from the UK’s National Audit Office examines whether the government’s arrangements for decommissioning Britain’s fleet of advanced-gas-cooled reactors offers value for money

France: exporting the atom

Forty years ago, France was gearing up to export its nuclear technology overseas, which resulted in successful projects in China and South Korea. By John Lindberg