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Holding it together
17 October, 2019
As the nuclear industry enters its next stage of growth, bolting...
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By the numbers 15 October, 2019 Ala Alzaben discusses the benefits of advanced numerical simulation.

Smart solutions for valves 09 October, 2019 Christopher Gill examines opportunities for digital instrument optimization in the nuclear industry, particularly the advantages of smart positioners and digital valve controllers...

Small reactors, big opportunity for MENA 08 October, 2019 The Middle East and North Africa region is typically known for its oil and gas, but as Ian Jackson explains, smaller nuclear reactors have the potential to drive economic growth in...

New fuel for Temelín 1 03 October, 2019 Westinghouse VVER-1000 fuel has been loaded into Temelín 1 for the first time in almost a decade. Jan Höglund and Ulf Benjaminsson introduce the latest design.

China’s fusion roadmap 03 October, 2019 As well as being a world leader in the construction of new fission power stations China is making huge contributions in nuclear fusion research, as Yuntao Song reveals.

Benchmarking nuclear and aviation security 03 October, 2019 The nuclear and aviation sectors should work together more closely on security, says Roger Howsley, as he previews a forthcoming international report on the topic.

Growing interest in molten salt reactors 24 September, 2019 With recent research milestones and funding achievements the development of molten salt
reactors is moving forwards.

The silent giant 19 September, 2019 Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association discusses the need for nuclear energy for a brighter tomorrow

Competitive nuclear energy in a world of new paradigms 12 September, 2019 Bernard Fontana, chief executive officer of Framatome explains how innovation and new technologies can improve the competitiveness of nuclear energy.

India’s quest for nuclear fuel 10 September, 2019 India has always had ambitions to become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel production. Saurav Jha reviews recent developments in the country, including plans to increase uranium...

Nuclear optics 04 September, 2019 The nuclear sector is seeing increased requirements for radiation resistant cameras, says Mark Pontin, managing director of Resolve Optics Ltd.

The rise of the UAV 28 August, 2019 Keith Pearce looks at the applications of drone technology in the nuclear industry and what the future might hold.

IoT opportunity 28 August, 2019 The ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality is often adopted by the nuclear industry. But, as Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli explains, the nuclear sector could benefit greatly...

Completing Cernavoda 20 August, 2019 Chinese investment could see the completion of two more reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear plant in Romania, as Rumyana Vakarelska reports.

Finding an interim solution for US used fuel 14 August, 2019 A US joint venture, Interim Storage Partners, is aiming to develop a safe, reliable interim used fuel storage solution for the US industry

Fuel removal at Unterweser 06 August, 2019 Christoph Rirschl, Hagen Höfer, Marc Verwerft and Wolfgang Faber discuss a project to remove damaged fuel assemblies from Germany’s Unterweser nuclear plant.

Selecting PPE 01 August, 2019 Stephen Watkins explains how to assess radioactive risks and select appropriate protective garments.

Decommissioning small Nordic reactors 30 July, 2019 In April 2019, the last research reactor in the Nordic countries, JEEP II, was permanently closed. Here, Kristina Gillin examines the status and plans for decommissioning the...

Previewing PATRAM 25 July, 2019 The longest running international technical meeting focusing solely on all aspects of packaging and transportation of radioactive materials returns to the United States this August.


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