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South Ukraine’s filtration first
20 March, 2019
South Ukraine 1 has become the first reactor in Ukraine to meet the...
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I&C upgrade ends in success at Loviisa 19 March, 2019 Rolls-Royce has successfully installed and commissioned new digital I&C systems at the Loviisa nuclear plant in Finland. Mika Lehtonen and Yann Challamel look back on the...

How will Brexit affect skills? 14 March, 2019 How will Britain’s exit from the European Union affect employment in the nuclear engineering sector?

Contamination control 12 March, 2019 Equipment for the detection and removal of radioactive contaminants must undergo continuous improvement. NEI learns how a smaller, portable device has been developed to meet operator needs.

Innovative D&D at Bohunice V1 07 March, 2019 Westinghouse has started a five-year project to dismantle the VVER-440 reactors at Slovakia’s Bohunice V1 plant. Joseph Boucau and Tomáš Klein explain how 3D modelling helped...

Plans for Chinshan 06 March, 2019 Taiwan’s first commercial nuclear power plant helped the island get through the international oil crisis during the 1970s. Now, Chinshan is leading the way in decommissioning,...

Building a European business 28 February, 2019 Working in 60 countries across the world, Wood is used to dealing with changing political dynamics. It is following the Brexit negotiations with great interest while keeping close to...

Enter the Tigers 27 February, 2019 At Sellafield in Cumbria, a fleet of Tiger robots is being used to empty material – including 15kg fuel bars – from radioactive waste storage ponds.

HTR-PM: Making dreams come true 26 February, 2019 China has been developing high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology since the 1970s, and a commercial demonstration unit is now being commissioned. Zuoyi Zhang, Yujie Dong,...

Valuing UK industry 20 February, 2019 The UK sector gathered in December at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference to discuss plans to grow the country’s nuclear capabilities, NEI reports.

Atomic education 20 February, 2019 From the early days, the UK has been at the forefront of nuclear science and technology. Paul Norman, director of the UK’s longest-running nuclear degree programme, looks at how...

Repairing Hinkley B 14 February, 2019 UK-based CSC Services has completed a concrete spalling remediation programme at EDF Energy's Hinkley Point B nuclear plant.

Nuclear knowledge management 12 February, 2019 Preserving scientific and technical competence for the safe operation and decommissioning of existing nuclear facilities is becoming increasingly important. Jo Tipa looks at some of...

A Brexit blindspot: US retransfer consent rights? 08 February, 2019 James Glasgow, Meghan Hammond and Ruthanne Neely from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman, identify potential obstacles concerning the retransfer of nuclear materials and components...

Seismic shifts 06 February, 2019 Russell King discusses the latest trends in seismic monitoring and protection systems, the technologies adopted and current best practice driven by these enhanced risk management demands.

Fire test 06 February, 2019 Computer simulation has been used to model the impact of fire on a transport package. Alex Bond, Darrell Egarr, Lucy Horton and Yang Sui explain how a CFD model compares with...

Obsolescence solutions for pumps 31 January, 2019 Obsolete equipment has become a major concern for the nuclear power sector. Andy Foreman explains how assessment and replacement of pumps with dimensionally and...

Fukushima - what did we learn? 31 January, 2019 The effect of Fukushima on UK planning regime has been to take planning for response to severe accidents out of the nice-to-have category and into the remit of good practice, mandated...

Evaluating electron beam welding in nuclear 24 January, 2019 A UK project is looking into electron beam welding in the nuclear industry.

New life for burying nuclear waste 23 January, 2019 Deep Isolation, a Berkeley startup, has an approach it thinks could break the nuclear waste gridlock. Amid speculation that Yucca Mountain could once again move forward, Rod Baltzer...


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