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Unlocking the potential of robotics in nuclear Christian Pilon, Head of Robotics - Nuclear at SNC Lavalin, explores the opportunities for integration of robots with remote-control and digital twin technologies in the nuclear industry.
Laser ablation: becoming an option for nuclear decontamination Laser ablation systems designed for cleaning, de-coating and decontamination can save the nuclear industry time and minimise costs. By Timothy Niemeier
A new dawn for nuclear in Canada’s low-carbon future The annual Canadian Nuclear Association conference was held from 12-14 April. “Together for Net Zero,” landed on the heels of a federal commitment to radical decarbonisation and a...
Small modular reactors: what are the barriers to deployment? Could small modular reactors be a game changer in nuclear energy’s contribution to tackling climate change? Charles McCombie, Robert Budnitz, Noura Mansouri, H-Holger Rogner,...
India’s activities in nuclear fusion Fusion power is seen as an important part of India’s long-term energy supply. The government hopes to build domestic demonstrators by mid-century. Saurav Jha reports
Arrangements for decommissioning the AGRs A report from the UK’s National Audit Office examines whether the government’s arrangements for decommissioning Britain’s fleet of advanced-gas-cooled reactors offers value for money
The nuclear power position in the Philippines Joseph Somsel looks at prospects for nuclear power in the Philippines, ahead of the May presidential election
Is it time to consider deep boreholes for nuclear waste disposal? New research affirms that there is growing interest worldwide in deep boreholes as an option for the disposal of nuclear waste. By Chris Parker
Monitoring drone developments in the nuclear sector Drones are becoming commonplace and are increasingly being used for radiation monitoring. Judith Perera reviews some recent projects and developments
Innovative robotics for radwaste management A robotic-assisted handling system is being developed in the Virero project to categorise and sort radioactive waste components. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2023....
Is it time for Ireland to consider nuclear power? Ireland wants to reduce electricity emissions intensity to 100g/kWh by 2030 by doubling renewable output. Denis Duff explains why he believes it is time to consider nuclear
Finland’s path to final disposal of nuclear waste We look back at Posiva’s four-decade journey leading to an operating licence application and construction of the world’s first deep geological repository
The waste-burning Stable Salt Reactor Moltex says its Stable Salt Reactor can solve two major issues with current nuclear plants: the upfront costs and the growing amount of waste. Ian Scott and Simon Newton explain
Securing the cloud Adoption of cloud technologies is a key enabler across the nuclear sector. David Sylvester discusses the security considerations
Nuclear I&C systems in a digital era As nuclear plants continue to transition from analogue to digital instrumentation & control systems, Dr Li Li discusses some of the challenges associated with digital systems
WANO’s approach to excellence After adjusting its way of working during the pandemic the World Association of Nuclear Operators is adapting to better meet the needs of its members. Caroline Peachey spoke to...
Decades of opportunity for nuclear decommissioning in the UK A forecast of more than 120 years of nuclear decommissioning ahead for the UK could offer decades of business for companies wishing to take advantage of the opportunity
Why interpretation of regulatory requirements should be harmonised It is vital that national regulators and reactor vendors learn the lessons of the national approach to regulation of Gen III reactor designs and apply them to the review of...
New uses for old information: an emergency preparedness & response perspective Anders Riber Marklund says the ability to process existing safety assessment results with observations during an incident can strengthen emergency preparedness and response
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