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Extending Cernavoda 1
12 May, 2022
Romania is preparing for refurbishment of Cernavoda 1.
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Unlocking the potential of robotics in nuclear 05 May, 2022 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 04 May, 2022 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 26 April, 2022 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? 26 April, 2022 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 21 April, 2022 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 20 April, 2022 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 14 April, 2022 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? 11 April, 2022 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 07 April, 2022 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 05 April, 2022 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? 31 March, 2022 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 31 March, 2022 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 21 March, 2022 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 09 March, 2022 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 08 March, 2022 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 28 February, 2022 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 28 February, 2022 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 24 February, 2022 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 02 February, 2022 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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