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Repairing Hinkley B
14 February, 2019
UK-based CSC Services has completed a concrete spalling remediation...
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Nuclear knowledge management 12 February, 2019 Preserving scientific and technical competence for the safe operation and decommissioning of existing nuclear facilities is becoming increasingly important. Jo Tipa looks at some of...

A Brexit blindspot: US retransfer consent rights? 08 February, 2019 James Glasgow, Meghan Hammond and Ruthanne Neely from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman, identify potential obstacles concerning the retransfer of nuclear materials and components...

Seismic shifts 06 February, 2019 Russell King discusses the latest trends in seismic monitoring and protection systems, the technologies adopted and current best practice driven by these enhanced risk management demands.

Fire test 06 February, 2019 Computer simulation has been used to model the impact of fire on a transport package. Alex Bond, Darrell Egarr, Lucy Horton and Yang Sui explain how a CFD model compares with...

Obsolescence solutions for pumps 31 January, 2019 Obsolete equipment has become a major concern for the nuclear power sector. Andy Foreman explains how assessment and replacement of pumps with dimensionally and...

Fukushima - what did we learn? 31 January, 2019 The effect of Fukushima on UK planning regime has been to take planning for response to severe accidents out of the nice-to-have category and into the remit of good practice, mandated...

Evaluating electron beam welding in nuclear 24 January, 2019 A UK project is looking into electron beam welding in the nuclear industry.

New life for burying nuclear waste 23 January, 2019 Deep Isolation, a Berkeley startup, has an approach it thinks could break the nuclear waste gridlock. Amid speculation that Yucca Mountain could once again move forward, Rod Baltzer...

Six Russian SMR designs 16 January, 2019 Russian N.A. Dollezhal Research & Development Institute of Power Engineering (Nikiet) has developed a number of SMRs based on earlier power plant designs. In an interview with NEI,...

Sweden’s Reactor 1 – then and now 16 January, 2019 In the July 2018 issue, Reactor 1 (R1) in Stockholm was featured on the cover, to illustrate the concept of sustainable decommissioning. This time, Kristina Gillin takes a closer look...

Moving UF6 09 January, 2019 The World Nuclear Transport Institute has been working with its members to develop international nuclear transport solutions for two decades. Here, Marc-Andre Charette, Michael...

Upgrading Apsara 02 January, 2019 Saurav Jha gives an overview of the work to upgrade Asia’s oldest research reactor. Apsara-U resumed operation in September, significantly increasing India’s research and...

Transporting damaged fuel 02 January, 2019 As Germany’s nuclear plants close, damaged spent nuclear fuel must be managed. But it may present an opportunity for dealing with the damaged fuel assemblies more cost-effectively....

Top stories of 2018 19 December, 2018 As we enter 2019, we review some of the key developments of the past 12 months

Waste not, want not 18 December, 2018 The UK’s ability to dispose of Sealed Radioactive Source waste has been something of a concern for many years now. But as Andrew Tunnicliffe finds out, INS has been working on...

The northern neighbours 18 December, 2018 US supply chain sees opportunities in small modular reactors (SMRs), decommissioning and across its north border as the Canadian nuclear industry heats up. Jacquie Hoornweg reports.

Smarter solution 12 December, 2018 The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is leading work to investigate automated monitoring of plant water chemistry using the latest technologies.

Inside the Candu MCR simulator 12 December, 2018 The Candu MCR simulator continues to be a much-used asset providing valuable hours to experiment, test ideas without real-world risk and learn from simulated malfunctions that would...

Driving change with IMSR 05 December, 2018 Terrestrial Energy’s integral molten salt reactor is redefining what a nuclear plant can do. Simon Irish and David LeBlanc explain.


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