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Making nuclear power plants secure by design
01 April, 2020
The World Institute for Nuclear Security believes security should...
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Engineering savings at Sellafield 31 March, 2020 Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre has delivered £20 million in savings for Sellafield with a cutting-edge mixed reality training tool.

COVID-19 impacts nuclear industry worldwide 26 March, 2020 NEI takes a look at how the nuclear industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry

Why the EU needs nuclear 26 March, 2020 Yves Desbazeille, director general of Foratom, examines the role nuclear energy can play in helping the European Union achieve its climate and other goals.

From strategy to reality at Dounreay 25 March, 2020 The Dounreay site poses some longstanding high-security waste problems. Hazardous radioactive acids awaiting cementation are top of the to-do list, but the long wait has had...

Power struggle 19 March, 2020 For the last 18 months there has been a debate playing out in the US, in its nuclear sector, halls of power and media. Is the government rolling back on nuclear security?...

Laser sampling for characterisation 18 March, 2020 A laser sampling tool offers an alternative approach for characterising waste in the nuclear industry, NEI learns.

A case for digital I&C 12 March, 2020 Robert Ammon and Mark Burzynski make the case for a transition to digital instrumentation and control technologies, which offer safer designs, reduce costs and minimise obsolescence

The NuScale SMR and climate change 11 March, 2020 Jose Reyes discusses how the NuScale SMR has been designed to withstand external natural events, with increased resilience to adapt to potential climate changes in the future

India’s digital transition 05 March, 2020 Future Indian pressurised heavy water reactors will benefit from upgraded digital instrumentation and control systems and instrumentation, Saurav Jha explains

Solid isolation 04 March, 2020 New methods for confirming the stagnation of underground waters over hundreds of thousands of years could help determine suitable sites for borehole disposal of radioactive waste....

WANO 30 years on 25 February, 2020 As the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) marks its 30th year, Peter Prozesky reflects on his time as CEO and outlines the organisation’s priorities for the future.

STEM: strengthening the skills pipeline 20 February, 2020 Nicholas Morris discusses the importance of promoting STEM subjects within the nuclear industry.

The Magnox transformation 18 February, 2020 Valerie Drake, former magnox waste strategy & permissioning manager, discusses the scope for cost reductions at UK magnox and research reactor sites.

Developing UAE’s nuclear workforce 13 February, 2020 Education programmes run by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nawah Energy Company are supporting human capacity building in the UAE.

European insights into new nuclear 11 February, 2020 Achieving new nuclear construction is one of the ‘great challenges’ in solving climate change, and requires new financial frameworks, Rumyana Vakarelska reports.

Weld repairs at Flamanville 3 06 February, 2020 The viability of Flamanville 3 steam generators depends on weld repairs. Rumyana Vakarelska reviews repair plans.

Browns Ferry: bigger and better 04 February, 2020 Tennessee Valley Authority has completed a $475 million, multi-year extended power uprate at its Browns Ferry nuclear plant, adding 465MW to the grid, Caroline Peachey reports.

Suppliers leading the way 30 January, 2020 Through the CANDU Owners Group (COG) supplier participant programme (SPP), suppliers have collaborated to develop an internationally-recognised approach to achieve stronger safety...

Best of both worlds 28 January, 2020 The engineering programme at Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) combines international best practice with home-grown innovations, Deena Waisberg explains.

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