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Fuel for tomorrow
13 June, 2019
In a quest to improve safety and economics, nuclear fuel companies...
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Cooling considerations 12 June, 2019 Nuclear plants’ interaction with the natural environment is nowhere more dramatic than in their need for cooling. EDF’s proposals for the Hinkley Point C site are under new scrutiny.

Managing water resources 06 June, 2019 Ibrahim Khamis from the International Atomic Energy Agency discusses the options for nuclear power plant cooling and explains how the Agency is supporting newcomers with water...

Supporting waste activities at Harwell 04 June, 2019 As part of work by Magnox, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, to remediate the Harwell liquid effluent treatment plant (LETP), Nuvia was tasked with optimising...

Right reliability for the right cost 29 May, 2019 A new work order visualisation tool is helping US utilities save on maintenance of non-critical components.

A new wipe test methodology 28 May, 2019 Double sided adhesive tapes have been used instead of wipe pads in two radioactive treatment centres to check containers and drums for surface contamination. Marina Sokcic-Kostic,...

ENARA: developing nuclear leadership in the UAE 22 May, 2019 The Enara course in the UAE is an example that leverages the latest leadership development techniques.

Something borrowed, something new 21 May, 2019 As Canada prepares for major decommissioning projects, the country is experiencing a brain gain – importing the best in expertise and practices – while building a world-class capacity...

Decommissioning in Europe 21 May, 2019 Sanket Sanjay Sapate gives an overview of decommissioning opportunities in Europe, with key markets in Germany, France and Sweden

Developing nuclear leadership 21 May, 2019 Strong leaders and leadership teams are essential to sustaining high levels of nuclear plant safety and reliability. Peter Prozesky outlines some key success factors for...

Readying the robots 16 May, 2019 Robust, intelligent robots that react to their surroundings are being developed to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans, such as cleaning up Europe’s...

Inspecting Chinese AP1000s 14 May, 2019 The AP1000 has significant differences from existing PWRs in China, including in the layout and structure of key components. Yong Nie, Zhaoyu Cheng, Jiafan Cai, Lifeng Zhou and...

Improving televisual inspections 08 May, 2019 Darren Wood and Clément Skopinski explain how a new 3D visual inspection technique, to be tested in a nuclear reactor this year, can improve detection of surface defects by leveraging...

The importance of know-how 08 May, 2019 Financing is causing real difficulties for new nuclear build, as the recent cancellation of Horizon’s UK programme has shown. Tony Roulstone examines evidence showing how...

What’s next for Leningrad? 02 May, 2019 Russia’s first RBMK reactor, Leningrad 1, retired at the end of 2018. Judith Perera examines the reactor decommissioning plans and strategies for managing the irradiated graphite in...

Digital transformation 02 May, 2019 Nuclear power plants are facing pressures that could jeopardise their viability. Paul Lalovich says adopting digital technology presents opportunities for a new business model,...

Next stop Pevek 01 May, 2019 As Russia’s Akademik Lomonsov floating nuclear power plant enters the final stages of commissioning, we look at the operational and safety considerations as well as broader...

Renewal by annealing 25 April, 2019 Balakovo 1 recently became the first VVER-1000 unit to complete reactor pressure vessel annealing, which is expected to increase the operating lifetime of the unit by at least 15...

Contract considerations 24 April, 2019 Nuclear new-build projects are, by their nature, difficult to deliver. Daniel Garton and Chris Duncan examine issues that need to be addressed in construction contracts for nuclear plants.

African progress 17 April, 2019 Anthony Stott from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Infrastructure Development Section talks to NEI about nuclear developments in Africa.


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