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Launching NTS: new centre of excellence
13 May, 2021
April 2021 sees the UK’s leading nuclear transport companies come...
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Re-evaluating security for D&D 12 May, 2021 A guide published by the World Institute for Nuclear Security shares best practice on maintaining effective security during nuclear power plant decommissioning

First nuclear unit in Belarus starts up 06 May, 2021 The start up of Ostrovets 1 marks an important milestone for Rosatom and Belarus

Virtual source inspections: what you need to know 05 May, 2021 A global pandemic does not mean industry comes to a halt. Vital sectors, such as power generation, must continue running. David Colegrove, Quality Assurance Manager, Reuter-Stokes,...

The development clock is ticking on Bradwell B 29 April, 2021 The UK’s follow-on nuclear station, potentially a France/China/UK technology and finance hybrid, is on the consenting track. Janet Wood provides an update.

Prospects for small reactors 28 April, 2021 NEI speaks with Hadid M. Subki, Nuclear Engineer, SMR Technology Development, within the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Energy.

A new model for nuclear new-build 22 April, 2021 Anton Dedusenko, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JSC Rusatom Energy International (JSC REIN), speaks to NEI

What’s next for ONR? 22 April, 2021 The Office for Nuclear Regulation has stepped up as a UK’s nuclear safeguards regulator post-Brexit, Rumyana Vakarelska reports

Fukushima Ten Years On: Lessons Learned 21 April, 2021 Ian McKinley, Shinichi Nakayama and Susie Hardie consider how recovery has progressed at Fukushima Daiichi and what lessons can be learned for the future

IAEA drone for emergencies 15 April, 2021 A new drone-based technology, developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for use in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, enables radiological measurements to be done...

Nuclear sector sustainability 14 April, 2021 Frazer-Nash Consultancy’s Rebecca Yates considers how designing for sustainability could help the nuclear industry manage its through-life carbon emissions

Fukushima Ten Years On: A TEPCO perspective 08 April, 2021 Akira Ono describes how the unprecedented challenge of safely decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi is being met.

Keeping a record 07 April, 2021 Nuclear decommissioning is a complex process involving a range of stakeholders and creating an array of paper, digital and other records that need to be preserved to support...

Virtual simulation for Chinese plant 01 April, 2021 China is using virtual reality and process modelling to create a virtual simulation system to train nuclear power plant operators and managers. By Yang Cheng, Li Ang, Chen Zhi, Min...

SGs dismantled at Mülheim-Kärlich 31 March, 2021 Bilfinger has successfully dismantled two 450t steam generators at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant, marking an important decommissioning milestone

First Light gives it its best shot 25 March, 2021 First Light Fusion believes its new plant design for projectile-based inertial fusion, with a lower frequency of shots, but higher fusion energy yield per shot, could result in...

Aneel and its appeal 24 March, 2021 Researchers at Texas A&M and the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have partnered with Clean Core Thorium Energy to fabricate a proprietary thorium-based nuclear...

Confidence in copper coating 18 March, 2021 A research review by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization found that copper coating undergoes little corrosion and can maintain its role in containment of nuclear fuel

INPRO: 20 years on 17 March, 2021 Twenty years after it was established, we speak to Brian D. Boyer about the future of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO)

The social costs of plant closure 11 March, 2021 A report from US-based Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative examines the socioeconomic impacts of decommissioning on nuclear plant host communities

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