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Training NuScale SMR operators
27 January, 2021
NuScale commissioned its first simulator in 2012 to support...
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Nuclear skills development in the South West 26 January, 2021 The UK’s National College for Nuclear is embracing virtual reality and remote technology to train the future nuclear workforce. By Mary Payne

Forget nuclear power; think nuclear energy 20 January, 2021 It is not often that a new business model for nuclear is proposed, but a recent request for proposals from the UK’s Sizewell C is a first step in the process by which it might offer...

Simulator instructor station for a new generation 19 January, 2021 This simulator instructor station has a user interface similar to a smart phone and allows the instructor to walk down the hall with the whole plant simulation in his or her hand

The social costs of nuclear power plant closure 14 January, 2021 A report from US-based Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative examines the socioeconomic impacts of decommissioning on nuclear plant host communities

Refurbishing a contaminated nuclear casing 13 January, 2021 With increasing pressure in the nuclear industry to reduce overall costs, innovation can mitigate maintenance costs. Faisal Salman explains how creative thinking and reverse...

Top nuclear power stories of 2020 07 January, 2021 We summarise some of the top nuclear power stories of 2020 – from the startup of the UAE's first nuclear power plant, to progress on the ITER fusion project and increased interest...

Making history in Tennessee 07 January, 2021 The Uranium Enrichment Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was in operation for 40 years. It has taken almost as long — 35 years — to clean it up. Mike Butler and Susanne Dupes look to...

Surfacing support 06 January, 2021 It is often forgotten that used fuel disposal programmes around the world continue to make steady progress, usually thanks to bottom-up processes of community involvement....

Anomaly detection at Palo Verde nuclear plant 22 December, 2020 A data analytics platform developed for the Palo Verde nuclear plant has been able to detect distinct anomalies and would have provided early warning of equipment failures. By Greg...

The future of the UK's nuclear transport division 21 December, 2020 The UK’s International Nuclear Services specialises in irradiated fuel management and transporting nuclear materials. Seth Kybrid speaks to NEI about the company’s activities and...

Irish expert group considers nuclear energy 16 December, 2020 A group of experts have called for a national conversation about the future of Irish electricity production. The group, 18for0, was formed as a result of shared concerns about...

Nuclear power in the Americas 16 December, 2020 There are 120 commercially-operating reactors spread across North and South America

Partnerships for pumps 15 December, 2020 Nuclear power stations typically have a working life that exceeds that of any individual engineer, so choosing the right partner company for supply, repair and maintenance of...

Nuclear sector sustainability: designing to deliver through-life decarbonisation 10 December, 2020 Frazer-Nash Consultancy’s Rebecca Yates considers how designing for sustainability could help the nuclear industry manage its through-life carbon emissions.

Barakah: delivering the vision 09 December, 2020 Start up of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant earlier this year was the culmination of a decade of planning, construction and development. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer...

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


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