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Extending the life of Embalse
21 January, 2020
Life extension of Nucleoeléctrica Argentina’s Embalse was completed in...
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Activity in America 21 January, 2020 NEI reviews recent developments in North and Latin America as it publishes a map of nuclear power plants in the region.

Decarbonisation opportunity 15 January, 2020 Europe’s policymakers and nuclear industry are missing a unique opportunity to tackle the climate emergency. Andrew Fawthrop reports

Reaching a new standard 14 January, 2020 UK-based TSP Engineering has become the first company globally to achieve the ISO 19443 certification.

Making nuclear ‘lean’ 10 January, 2020 Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little asserts that nuclear plants generally do not operate at their technical and economic optimum. The authors say the solution lies in...

Real-time BWR accident simulation 09 January, 2020 Nuclear utilities can achieve a higher standard of containment safety by applying real-time models for severe accident analysis, says Gill Grady.

Top nuclear power stories of 2019 06 January, 2020 Summary of the top nuclear power stories of 2019, from the startup of the world's first floating nuclear power plant to decommissioning progress at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Overcoming obsolescence 24 December, 2019 The UK is embarking on a renaissance of its nuclear infrastructure. But for the foreseeable future, the technology of an earlier generation will continue to underpin its civil...

Get your priorities right 18 December, 2019 Managing data transmission in the instrumentation and control system to give priority data directly related to the security function reduces the load on the main channels and improves...

Keep your finger on the Pulse 18 December, 2019 A new partnership hopes to improve both the technologies and the methods used for condition monitoring in nuclear facilities, say Romain Desgeorge and Hash Hashemian.

Loviisa goes virtual 12 December, 2019 Finnish utility Fortum has developed a fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality control room for training operators at Loviisa, Caroline Peachey reports.

Developing the DN30 10 December, 2019 The DN30 package is used for the transport of enriched uranium hexafluoride. Franz Hilbert, Maik Hennebach and Yara van Wijk discuss design developments for higher enrichments...

Mobile measurements 04 December, 2019 EDF Energy is using a novel mobile gamma spectroscopy application to protect the public, as Keith Pearce learns.

The tide is turning 03 December, 2019 As the global nuclear industry gathered in London in September for the 2019 World Nuclear Symposium climate change, innovation and the outlook for uranium were all on the agenda,...

RASIMS, a vital nuclear component 27 November, 2019 With the launch of the IAEA’s Radiation Safety Information Management System Version 2.0, Andrew Tunnicliffe takes a looks at what the system is and why it’s an important component to...

UK looks to fusion 26 November, 2019 Nuclear fusion research is taking a step forward in the UK with new government funding and plans to launch a dedicated fusion energy research facility next year.

Mirroring reality 20 November, 2019 Immersive media or technologies that attempt to create or imitate the physical world through digital simulation are becoming increasingly common in the nuclear sphere. Now a new...

A CEMinal moment 19 November, 2019 Is the world ready to let nuclear help with the heavy lifting to mitigate climate change? On the cusp of the IAEA’s international climate change conference, 7-11 October, Jacquie...

PUR-1 goes fully digital 14 November, 2019 At Purdue University in Indiana, Reactor Number One (PUR-1) has been licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation...

Pulsed fusion progress 13 November, 2019 UK-based First Light Fusion is on track to demonstrate pulsed fusion later this year, as NEI learns.


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