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WANO 30 years on
25 February, 2020
As the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) marks its 30th...
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STEM: strengthening the skills pipeline 20 February, 2020 Nicholas Morris discusses the importance of promoting STEM subjects within the nuclear industry.

The Magnox transformation 18 February, 2020 Valerie Drake, former magnox waste strategy & permissioning manager, discusses the scope for cost reductions at UK magnox and research reactor sites.

Developing UAE’s nuclear workforce 13 February, 2020 Education programmes run by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nawah Energy Company are supporting human capacity building in the UAE.

European insights into new nuclear 11 February, 2020 Achieving new nuclear construction is one of the ‘great challenges’ in solving climate change, and requires new financial frameworks, Rumyana Vakarelska reports.

Weld repairs at Flamanville 3 06 February, 2020 The viability of Flamanville 3 steam generators depends on weld repairs. Rumyana Vakarelska reviews repair plans.

Browns Ferry: bigger and better 04 February, 2020 Tennessee Valley Authority has completed a $475 million, multi-year extended power uprate at its Browns Ferry nuclear plant, adding 465MW to the grid, Caroline Peachey reports.

Suppliers leading the way 30 January, 2020 Through the CANDU Owners Group (COG) supplier participant programme (SPP), suppliers have collaborated to develop an internationally-recognised approach to achieve stronger safety...

Best of both worlds 28 January, 2020 The engineering programme at Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) combines international best practice with home-grown innovations, Deena Waisberg explains.

Extending the life of Embalse 21 January, 2020 Life extension of Nucleoeléctrica Argentina’s Embalse was completed in 2019. The project was directed by NA-SA, with the assistance of SNC-Lavalin. Tim Freeman and Gustavo Diaz give...

Activity in America 21 January, 2020 NEI reviews recent developments in North and Latin America as it publishes a map of nuclear power plants in the region.

Decarbonisation opportunity 15 January, 2020 Europe’s policymakers and nuclear industry are missing a unique opportunity to tackle the climate emergency. Andrew Fawthrop reports

Reaching a new standard 14 January, 2020 UK-based TSP Engineering has become the first company globally to achieve the ISO 19443 certification.

Making nuclear ‘lean’ 10 January, 2020 Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little asserts that nuclear plants generally do not operate at their technical and economic optimum. The authors say the solution lies in...

Real-time BWR accident simulation 09 January, 2020 Nuclear utilities can achieve a higher standard of containment safety by applying real-time models for severe accident analysis, says Gill Grady.

Top nuclear power stories of 2019 06 January, 2020 Summary of the top nuclear power stories of 2019, from the startup of the world's first floating nuclear power plant to decommissioning progress at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Overcoming obsolescence 24 December, 2019 The UK is embarking on a renaissance of its nuclear infrastructure. But for the foreseeable future, the technology of an earlier generation will continue to underpin its civil...

Get your priorities right 18 December, 2019 Managing data transmission in the instrumentation and control system to give priority data directly related to the security function reduces the load on the main channels and improves...

Keep your finger on the Pulse 18 December, 2019 A new partnership hopes to improve both the technologies and the methods used for condition monitoring in nuclear facilities, say Romain Desgeorge and Hash Hashemian.

Loviisa goes virtual 12 December, 2019 Finnish utility Fortum has developed a fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality control room for training operators at Loviisa, Caroline Peachey reports.

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