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African progress
17 April, 2019
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Improving xenon monitoring 17 April, 2019 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is working with medical isotope production facilities around the world in a project that could help ensure the continued effectiveness of...

Concrete progress at Akkuyu 10 April, 2019 Caroline Peachey reports from Akkuyu, the construction site of Turkey’s first nuclear plant, and the first in the world to be developed under the build-own-operate model.

Easing the burden 10 April, 2019 Michael McMahon and Dan Collier outline the benefits of NAC Reporter for nuclear material control and accounting.

Uzbekistan’s nuclear aspirations 09 April, 2019 Uzbekistan is planning to build its first nuclear power plant with assistance from Russia. Jurabek Mirzamakhmudov, director general of Uzatom speaks to NEI about these plans.

Look North: Small is beautiful 03 April, 2019 Rumyana Vakarelska reports from the Nordic Nuclear Forum, where small modular reactors were a focus of discussion.

Beyond the copper surface 02 April, 2019 Before emplacement in a deep geological repository, Canada, Finland and Sweden all plan to encapsulate their spent fuel in copper canisters. Kristina Gillin drills into the...

Eyeing LWR opportunities 27 March, 2019 Building on capabilities developed to supply systems and components for domestic PHWRs, India’s nuclear supply chain is now looking to enter the market for light water reactors....

The hot spot locator 27 March, 2019 Decontaminating an area containing nuclear waste is complicated due to the intangible nature of radiation. But the use radiation imaging systems can help, as Innovative Physics...

South Ukraine’s filtration first 20 March, 2019 South Ukraine 1 has become the first reactor in Ukraine to meet the country’s post-Fukushima requirements with the installation of a dry filtration system. Zoran Vujic offers an...

I&C upgrade ends in success at Loviisa 19 March, 2019 Rolls-Royce has successfully installed and commissioned new digital I&C systems at the Loviisa nuclear plant in Finland. Mika Lehtonen and Yann Challamel look back on the...

How will Brexit affect skills? 14 March, 2019 How will Britain’s exit from the European Union affect employment in the nuclear engineering sector?

Contamination control 12 March, 2019 Equipment for the detection and removal of radioactive contaminants must undergo continuous improvement. NEI learns how a smaller, portable device has been developed to meet operator needs.

Innovative D&D at Bohunice V1 07 March, 2019 Westinghouse has started a five-year project to dismantle the VVER-440 reactors at Slovakia’s Bohunice V1 plant. Joseph Boucau and Tomáš Klein explain how 3D modelling helped...

Plans for Chinshan 06 March, 2019 Taiwan’s first commercial nuclear power plant helped the island get through the international oil crisis during the 1970s. Now, Chinshan is leading the way in decommissioning,...

Building a European business 28 February, 2019 Working in 60 countries across the world, Wood is used to dealing with changing political dynamics. It is following the Brexit negotiations with great interest while keeping close to...

Enter the Tigers 27 February, 2019 At Sellafield in Cumbria, a fleet of Tiger robots is being used to empty material – including 15kg fuel bars – from radioactive waste storage ponds.

HTR-PM: Making dreams come true 26 February, 2019 China has been developing high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology since the 1970s, and a commercial demonstration unit is now being commissioned. Zuoyi Zhang, Yujie Dong,...

Valuing UK industry 20 February, 2019 The UK sector gathered in December at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference to discuss plans to grow the country’s nuclear capabilities, NEI reports.

Atomic education 20 February, 2019 From the early days, the UK has been at the forefront of nuclear science and technology. Paul Norman, director of the UK’s longest-running nuclear degree programme, looks at how...


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