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Smart sensors for storage
03 December, 2020
The UK’s Nuclear AMRC led a project for Sellafield Ltd to develop new...
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The Core Melt Stabilization System for Hinkley Point C 02 December, 2020 Bilfinger is a ‘tier one’ contractor for Hinkley Point C in the UK and is working to design the fourth generation core melt stabilisation system

Canada’s well down the road to SMR deployment 26 November, 2020 Industry conference draws cross-country support to meet clean energy and economic goals with small modular reactors, as Jacquie Hoornweg reports

Upgrading the simulator at Torness nuclear power plant 25 November, 2020 When the Torness nuclear power station was granted a 20-year licence extension, EDF Energy kicked off an upgrade initiative that included the plant’s simulators. Gill Grady explains

Small and mighty — Canada’s play for a clean energy future 20 November, 2020 In 2018, a collective comprised of Canadian government and industry players unveiled Canada’s SMR Roadmap, a vision and related blueprint for development and deployment of small...

Raman spectroscopy – nuclearised 19 November, 2020 An innovative twist on an established technology has created a powerful new tool for characterisation of radioactive material. By Mike Wharton and Jon Storey

UK takes the next STEP on fusion 18 November, 2020 Paul Methven joined the UKAEA in September as programme director for the UK’s Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), programme, which aims to design and build a prototype...

GC goes virtual 12 November, 2020 The 64th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in September was held in both a physical and virtual format, for the first time in the organisation’s history. Judith...

Cleaning up the Arctic 11 November, 2020 Progress is being made in cleaning up the Russian Arctic, as Judith Perera reports

The I&C challenges for small modular reactors 04 November, 2020 Dr Li Li examines the instrumentation and control requirements and challenges for a new generation of small modular reactors

Nuclear waste management in a warming world 28 October, 2020 Global warming is a major threat that justifies all practical measures to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, but also an assessment of options to minimise the consequences...

Demonstrating plasma vitrification 28 October, 2020 Thermal treatment of nuclear waste offers a more compact and more stable product than traditional compaction, grouting or direct disposal. Leigh Wakefield discusses plasma...

Stephanie Smith: The natural collaborator 21 October, 2020 The new CANDU Owners Group president, Stephanie Smith, comes with a pedigree of senior nuclear plant operation backstopped by a chemical engineering degree. She says the real power is...

Canada and US show growing interest in SMRs 20 October, 2020 The past few weeks has seen a spate of developments, especially in Canada and the USA, intended to promote and support the development of small and advanced reactors, as Judith...

One flash and it’s done 15 October, 2020 Flash sintering technology has electrifying potential for advanced nuclear fuel manufacture, as David Pearmain and Carolyn Grimley explain

Advances at Angarsk 14 October, 2020 Russia’s Angarsk Electrochemical Plant (AECC) was set up in 1957 to carry out uranium conversion and enrichment. Judith Perera gives an update on work being carried out to...

Russia designs new nuclear fuels 08 October, 2020 Over the past few years Russia has been working hard to develop new nuclear fuels for VVER and fast reactor units, Judith Perera reports

When old meets new 08 October, 2020 Sweden’s central storage facility for spent fuel is unique in many ways. Preparations are now under way to add an encapsulation plant. Kristina Gillin explains

Going remote 01 October, 2020 Cavendish Nuclear has used remote testing to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19 in order to deliver a critical electrical panel ahead of schedule and on budget, as part of the...

Enhancing economics with ATF 30 September, 2020 Adoption of advanced technology fuels (ATF) is on the rise, but their economic impact is poorly understood. The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is shifting understanding. By...


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