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Finding an interim solution for US used fuel
14 August, 2019
A US joint venture, Interim Storage Partners, is aiming to develop a...
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Fuel removal at Unterweser 06 August, 2019 Christoph Rirschl, Hagen Höfer, Marc Verwerft and Wolfgang Faber discuss a project to remove damaged fuel assemblies from Germany’s Unterweser nuclear plant.

Selecting PPE 01 August, 2019 Stephen Watkins explains how to assess radioactive risks and select appropriate protective garments.

Decommissioning small Nordic reactors 30 July, 2019 In April 2019, the last research reactor in the Nordic countries, JEEP II, was permanently closed. Here, Kristina Gillin examines the status and plans for decommissioning the...

Previewing PATRAM 25 July, 2019 The longest running international technical meeting focusing solely on all aspects of packaging and transportation of radioactive materials returns to the United States this August.

Mapping the Red Forest 25 July, 2019 A team of UK scientists has completed a 3D radiation survey of Chernobyl’s Red Forest using both fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones.

Embedding innovation - what can nuclear learn? 25 July, 2019 What can the nuclear industry learn from other heavily regulated sectors such as water about how to embed innovation? Luke Allen, managing director of eviFile makes some suggestions

Framing the end state 23 July, 2019 Six major new framework contracts mean the Dounreay fast breeder and reprocessing site in Scotland is well on its way to being an empty brownfield site, Corrina Thomson reports.

UK nuclear industry stands at a crossroads 17 July, 2019 The UK must act now if it wants to maintain its nuclear capabilities, warns Professor Andrew Sherry, Chief Scientist at the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory

Managing waste from decommissioning 17 July, 2019 As more nuclear sites begin decommissioning, Charlotta Sanders and Michel Pieraccini examine the challenges of managing the materials and waste from decommissioning activities.

UK’s fleet dreams 16 July, 2019 Delegates at a recent industry conference in London were given updates on the UK’s nuclear new build plans, Caroline Peachey reports.

Going modular 11 July, 2019 Delivering a new generation of reactors will require a host of innovative techniques and advanced technologies, including modular manufacturing, as Miguel Garcia and Tim Chapman explain.

The lingering ghost of Chernobyl 09 July, 2019 Thirty-three years on as the tales of Chernobyl are being told to a new, younger audience, John Lindberg calls on the nuclear sector to start talking about radiation.

Illuminating complex material behaviour 04 July, 2019 At Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, multiphysics simulation is used to shed light on the complex behaviour of nuclear fuel.

Passive protection for the EPR 03 July, 2019 Fire load suppression systems are an important part of the functional fire protection for the French EPR, as Vincent Raillard explains.

Less speed, more flow 26 June, 2019 A revised pump design has saved diesel margin at one US nuclear plant, Sulzer explains.

Newcomer nations 25 June, 2019 Some 30 countries are considering, planning or have already embarked on nuclear power programmes. Judith Perera reviews recent developments.

Hybrid systems: mixing things up 20 June, 2019 Aliki van Heek from the IAEA’s planning and economic studies section speaks to NEI about the potential for combining nuclear and renewables in a hybrid energy system, as well...

Iter: building a reality? 18 June, 2019 The Iter project is more than 60% complete and on track for first plasma in 2025. Could the dream of nuclear fusion be edging close to a reality? Caroline Peachey reports

Fuel for tomorrow 13 June, 2019 In a quest to improve safety and economics, nuclear fuel companies are investing in new materials and manufacturing techniques. Framatome’s Alain Frichet speaks to NEI about...

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