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Rosatom focuses on the Arctic
09 July, 2020
For 60 years Russian nuclear icebreakers have been escorting ships on...
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Nuclear power to 2030: key countries 08 July, 2020 Data analytics company, GlobalData, examines the outlook for nuclear power to 2030, with a focus on five key countries

Solid state analogue meters for nuclear plants 02 July, 2020 Solid-state analogue meters could offer an alternative option for instrumentation and control upgrades. Otto Fest explains

Drawing on digital for nuclear safety insights 01 July, 2020 Nearly a decade after the earthquake and tsunami that irreversibly damaged four of Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear reactors in Japan, China and India are readying themselves for a new era...

Brazil looks to HALEU 24 June, 2020 By increasing its capabilities to produce high-assay low enriched uranium fuel or HALEU, Brazil is hoping to position itself for a leading role in the global nuclear industry. Leonam...

Modernising digital I&C 23 June, 2020 Arnaud Duthou and Romain Desgeorge discuss the key requirements for digital instrumentation and control (I&C) modernisation.

Concrete shaving solution 18 June, 2020 Blastrac has supplied remotely operated concrete floor shaving machines for use at a nuclear power plant in France

Cleaning up Magnox ponds 18 June, 2020 Three of the UK’s Magnox sites have achieved major milestones in their ponds decommissioning programme. Work has been carried out in a challenging radioactive environment to remove...

WANO looks ahead 17 June, 2020 Ingemar Engkvist, chief executive officer of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, and Tom Mitchell, the organisation’s chairman, spoke to NEI about the organisation’s priorities.

EPRI demonstrates autonomous drone 11 June, 2020 An autonomous drone has been used to inspect components and complete dose rate and temperature surveys at the Peach Bottom nuclear plant in the USA.

A need for targeted training in the nuclear sector 10 June, 2020 Performance improvement initiatives do not always make the hoped-for gains. Todd Brumfield explains why this could be a result of a one-size-fits-all approach to training.

Big reasons to finance small reactors 04 June, 2020 Elina Teplinsky and Sid Fowler suggest that development financial institution (DFi) financing for small modular reactor projects could be a mechanism to address climate change and...

Electromagnetic interference testing 03 June, 2020 Diagnostic electromagnetic compatibility testing of a safety- related digital control systems in a nuclear environment. By Youwei Yang, Quan Ma, Mingxing Liu, Peixun Chen, Xu Zhang.

Reflections on Germany’s nuclear phaseout 27 May, 2020 German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to phase out the country’s nuclear power plants by 2022 — with 11 reactors removed from the grid. James Murray finds out from a range of...

Russia looks to 2030 26 May, 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is expanding into new geographical and technological markets, as Judith Perera reports.

Global efforts advance nuclear fuel performance 20 May, 2020 Advanced nuclear fuel technologies represent the next step in continuous safety improvements and increased value to customers. Jeff Reed, Nicolas Vioujard and Nico Vollmer share...

BE-Tag: Tracking reactor welds 19 May, 2020 New technology could revolutionise quality assurance of safety-critical welds in nuclear power plants. Ian Jackson explains how.

Russia’s PLEx plans 14 May, 2020 Judith Perera reviews the life extension plans for Russia’s fleet of nuclear reactors.

Improving in-cell decommissioning 12 May, 2020 An In-Cell Decommissioning System (IDS), developed with funding from Innovate UK, combines radiometric scanning, remote deployment and virtual reality control.

Springfields: what next? 07 May, 2020 Westinghouse has unveiled plans for a Clean Energy Technology Park at its UK’s fuel manufacturing site. Penny Hitchin reports.

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