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Smarter solution
12 December, 2018
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is leading work to...
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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.

Canada thinks big about small 05 December, 2018 Canada’s SMR Roadmap, released in early November 2018, charts a path forward for demonstration and deployment of small modular reactors. John Stewart provides a preview...

New ways to split atoms 29 November, 2018 In Canada, nuclear innovation has been happening for decades through research and development. Now, with further technology advances in traditional Candu plants and small...

Dismantling Ignalina 29 November, 2018 Vladimir N. Kuznetsov* speaks to NEI about decommissioning plans for Ignalina.

Managing simulator upgrades 14 November, 2018 As simulator vendors and operating utilities gathered in Birmingham for the European Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Forum (ENPPS) early October, an issue for discussion was...

Analysing activation products 07 November, 2018 German researchers are working on a new method for assessing waste arising from decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Offering new clear visibility 07 November, 2018 By leveraging the latest innovations in data science, the North American nuclear industry alone could generate $4bn in savings over the next three years.

The cost of abandoning nuclear 01 November, 2018 Two recent reports indicate that unless nuclear energy is meaningfully incorporated into the global mix of low carbon energy technologies, the challenge of climate change will be...

Tracking casks 01 November, 2018 New nuclear countries face challenges designing systems for safe and secure transport of nuclear materials. M. I. Youssef, M. Elzorkany, G. F. Sultan and Hassan F. Morsi, propose...

Decontamination at Biblis A&B 24 October, 2018 A new process was used to achieve decontamination factors of up to 85, with the added benefit of utilising only existing plant systems. Anna Prüllage, Markus Thoma, Laura...

Screening soil 24 October, 2018 A free release measurement system has been used to characterise and sort soil during remediation of a redundant nuclear fuel factory in Belgium. Felix Langer, Jörg Feinhals and...

Emptying the MSSS 10 October, 2018 Work to empty a high-hazard silo at the Sellafield site has taken a significant step forward, with removal of solid waste set to start in 2019.

Adopting ATF 10 October, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company and its partners are adopting a two-phase approach to accident tolerant fuels development, as Peng Xu, Robert L. Oelrich, Sumit Ray, Christian Deck...

Russia: keeping the SMR dream afloat 03 October, 2018 Judith Perera gives an insight into Russia’s plans for small modular reactor (SMR) development.

Bringing a new twist to nuclear fuel 03 October, 2018 Enfission believes its innovative helically-twisted metallic nuclear fuel design has the potential to improve reactor safety, increase proliferation resistance and reduce operating...

Building Rooppur 26 September, 2018 Saurav Jha looks at the unique role India will have in providing industrial support for Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear plant.

Generating partners 26 September, 2018 Can nuclear and renewables learn to live together to keep Britain’s lights on? Tony Roulstone examines the issue.

Concrete solutions to plant ageing 26 September, 2018 With a lifetime of 60 years or more, nuclear power plant concrete structures are subject to ageing and degradation. Mark Lemon outlines some typical refurbishment solutions.


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