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Is fusion moving closer?
17 June, 2021
Insights from an analysis of global fusion patent applications filed....
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Laying the groundwork for a UK repository 16 June, 2021 NEI looks at some of Radioactive Waste Management’s research activities, which are supporting preparations for a UK geological disposal facility.

Big changes at Hanford 09 June, 2021 The last couple of years have seen the skyline change at the US Hanford site. The next are likely to see changes underground, as a complex new low-activity waste management system...

Construction on the double 09 June, 2021 Systems engineering is at the heart of the modular construction that will be applied to SMRs, says Andrew Robb and in future a digital twin will keep it current.

Using waste to fuel future reactors 03 June, 2021 David Bradbury, George Elder, David Hebditch and Susan Hewish suggest how today’s nuclear waste can be used as future nuclear fuel and how this could affect management of existing...

Poland bets on nuclear to meet EU climate goals 02 June, 2021 Witold Strzelecki discusses why Poland is looking to nuclear energy to help decarbonise its power system

Stepping into the future 27 May, 2021 Rob Learney explains why the nuclear industry must enter the digital age

Will the US infrastructure plan look to nuclear? 26 May, 2021 New US president Joe Biden has ambitious plans to use massive post-Covid investment to upgrade the country’s crumbling infrastructure and join the rush to low-carbon. Will it be...

Qualifying canned motor pumps 19 May, 2021 A multidisciplinary study focusing on nuclear qualification, electrical-thermal modelling and testing has been carried out in order to increase the service life of canned motors and...

Spot the robot 18 May, 2021 Engineers from RACE are developing autonomous and remote handling systems for fusion energy, the nuclear industry and other sectors with hazardous environments. RACE’s Guy...

Launching NTS: new centre of excellence 13 May, 2021 April 2021 sees the UK’s leading nuclear transport companies come together into a single organisation – Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) – with a bold ambition to use its...

Re-evaluating security for D&D 12 May, 2021 A guide published by the World Institute for Nuclear Security shares best practice on maintaining effective security during nuclear power plant decommissioning

First nuclear unit in Belarus starts up 06 May, 2021 The start up of Ostrovets 1 marks an important milestone for Rosatom and Belarus

Virtual source inspections: what you need to know 05 May, 2021 A global pandemic does not mean industry comes to a halt. Vital sectors, such as power generation, must continue running. David Colegrove, Quality Assurance Manager, Reuter-Stokes,...

The development clock is ticking on Bradwell B 29 April, 2021 The UK’s follow-on nuclear station, potentially a France/China/UK technology and finance hybrid, is on the consenting track. Janet Wood provides an update.

Prospects for small reactors 28 April, 2021 NEI speaks with Hadid M. Subki, Nuclear Engineer, SMR Technology Development, within the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Energy.

A new model for nuclear new-build 22 April, 2021 Anton Dedusenko, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JSC Rusatom Energy International (JSC REIN), speaks to NEI

What’s next for ONR? 22 April, 2021 The Office for Nuclear Regulation has stepped up as a UK’s nuclear safeguards regulator post-Brexit, Rumyana Vakarelska reports

Fukushima Ten Years On: Lessons Learned 21 April, 2021 Ian McKinley, Shinichi Nakayama and Susie Hardie consider how recovery has progressed at Fukushima Daiichi and what lessons can be learned for the future

IAEA drone for emergencies 15 April, 2021 A new drone-based technology, developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for use in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, enables radiological measurements to be done...

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