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Reflections on Germany’s nuclear phaseout
27 May, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to phase out the country’s...
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Russia looks to 2030 26 May, 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is expanding into new geographical and technological markets, as Judith Perera reports.

Global efforts advance nuclear fuel performance 20 May, 2020 Advanced nuclear fuel technologies represent the next step in continuous safety improvements and increased value to customers. Jeff Reed, Nicolas Vioujard and Nico Vollmer share...

BE-Tag: Tracking reactor welds 19 May, 2020 New technology could revolutionise quality assurance of safety-critical welds in nuclear power plants. Ian Jackson explains how.

Russia’s PLEx plans 14 May, 2020 Judith Perera reviews the life extension plans for Russia’s fleet of nuclear reactors.

Improving in-cell decommissioning 12 May, 2020 An In-Cell Decommissioning System (IDS), developed with funding from Innovate UK, combines radiometric scanning, remote deployment and virtual reality control.

Springfields: what next? 07 May, 2020 Westinghouse has unveiled plans for a Clean Energy Technology Park at its UK’s fuel manufacturing site. Penny Hitchin reports.

Fit for expansion 05 May, 2020 The UK Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has been supporting nuclear supply chain development since 2011. Building on the success of its Fit For Nuclear scheme,...

Keeping track at Cofrentes nuclear power plant 29 April, 2020 RFID technology has been used to monitor and control materials entering foreign material exclusion zones at the Cofrentes nuclear plant in Spain. José Ignacio Roselló, Alberto...

Accelerating reactor decommissioning 28 April, 2020 With 60% of shut-down US nuclear plants expected to be decommissioned within a decade, Ian Jackson examines the motives behind the trend to decommission reactors more quickly.

Planning for long-term nuclear plant operations 22 April, 2020 More than half of the world’s nuclear power plants are expected to pursue operating licence extension. Andre Zander looks at how plants can evaluate and prepare for long-term operations.

Simplifying radiological monitoring 22 April, 2020 New commercial off-the-shelf equipment is making an impact in the nuclear industry, Gary Bradshaw explains.

Upgrading Krsko 15 April, 2020 Work is underway at Slovenia’s Krško nuclear power plant install a bunkerised building containing alternative feedwater and safety injection system. Work is due for completion...

Pumping solutions for HPC 15 April, 2020 Pump solutions for dewatering Hinkely Point C during construction are a textbook example of close collaboration with partners.

Building careers in nuclear decommissioning 08 April, 2020 Nick Messenger gives an overview of the international decommissioning market, and the career opportunities it offers.

Big plans in the Baltics 08 April, 2020 A recent agreement could see the first small modular reactor in Europe built in Estonia to serve the needs of three Baltic countries, Rumyana Vakarelska reports.

Making nuclear power plants secure by design 01 April, 2020 The World Institute for Nuclear Security believes security should be addressed at an early stage in the reactor design process and is stepping up its engagement with the advanced...

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.

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