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WNE 2021: Let's talk about the nuclear opportunity This week, WNE2021 will see the nuclear industry meeting in a new world, with new opportunities post COP26. Are we about to see a change in the conversation around nuclear?
Monitoring systems for emergency diesel generators Monitoring systems for emergency diesel generators can boost plant performance and optimise operations. By Manuel Güldner and Günter Rott
Flash sintering: a novel technique for use across the nuclear life cycle Flash sintering is a promising technology for producing nuclear fuel, but could also support the immobilisation of nuclear material to produce waste forms for disposal, as...
VVER-TOI: the latest evolution The first-of-a-kind VVER-TOI reactor, being built at Kursk II in Russia, uses the same engineering approaches as earlier VVERs, but has a few unique features
Reporting nuclear performance World Nuclear Association published a special update of the sixth edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report for the UNFCCC COP26 meeting. Jonathan Cobb shares some highlights
Keeping a close eye on nuclear waste A new inspection system should increase the speed and effectiveness of visual inspection of waste at Sellafield
Targeting a Fusion Demonstration Plant Canada-based General Fusion is aiming to transform the way the world is energised with its Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology
Why SMRs will shape the future of nuclear debate Small modular reactors are gaining the attention of governments and power providers across the world because of the optionality they offer. But the champions of the SMR will have to...
Nuclear decommissioning in a circular economy The world is striving for a circular economy. Kristina Gillin reflects on what this means for nuclear power plant decommissioning
Nuclear decommissioning: plans, challenges, and innovations Speakers at a recent event highlighted several difficulties facing nuclear decommissioning projects and discussed some of the R&D and technical innovations that are...
Mapping the UK’s road to advanced nuclear fuels The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is taking a strategic approach to advanced nuclear fuels and says it has passed a ‘major milestone’ in enabling policymakers and industry to...
Financing future new build in the UK Speakers at two recent industry events discussed financing options for UK nuclear new build, as the future approach remains uncertain. Janet Wood reports
ISO 19443 - the future of quality management for the nuclear supply chain David Goodfellow explains how ISO 19443 delivers an holistic approach on a worldwide scale, ensuring that materials, products, processes and services are fit for purpose
Regulating change – the challenge facing US reprocessing As used nuclear fuel continues to pile up in the US, the need to find a solution other than repositories has never been more pressing. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with the American...
How augmented reality can advance nuclear operations Augmented reality (AR) enables workers at reactors to access manuals and instructional videos, and speak directly to colleagues and experts thousands of miles away, as they...
Nuclear: building industry in Bridgwater Sam Orchard explains how the local supply chain has been supporting construction of the UK’s Hinkley Point C
UK hydrogen strategy: a role for nuclear? Hydrogen is attracting growing interest worldwide, not least in the UK, where an H2 strategy has recently been launched. The nuclear industry sees significant opportunities
India’s dual track approach to nuclear new-build India is to construct a fleet of domestically-designed reactors, along with VVERs imported from Russia and EPRs from France, Saurav Jha reports
Pipe repair at Bugey The decision by EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its Bugey nuclear power plant in France has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially
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