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The social costs of nuclear power plant closure
14 January, 2021
A report from US-based Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative examines...
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Refurbishing a contaminated nuclear casing 13 January, 2021 With increasing pressure in the nuclear industry to reduce overall costs, innovation can mitigate maintenance costs. Faisal Salman explains how creative thinking and reverse...

Top nuclear power stories of 2020 07 January, 2021 We summarise some of the top nuclear power stories of 2020 – from the startup of the UAE's first nuclear power plant, to progress on the ITER fusion project and increased interest...

Making history in Tennessee 07 January, 2021 The Uranium Enrichment Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was in operation for 40 years. It has taken almost as long — 35 years — to clean it up. Mike Butler and Susanne Dupes look to...

Surfacing support 06 January, 2021 It is often forgotten that used fuel disposal programmes around the world continue to make steady progress, usually thanks to bottom-up processes of community involvement....

Anomaly detection at Palo Verde nuclear plant 22 December, 2020 A data analytics platform developed for the Palo Verde nuclear plant has been able to detect distinct anomalies and would have provided early warning of equipment failures. By Greg...

The future of the UK's nuclear transport division 21 December, 2020 The UK’s International Nuclear Services specialises in irradiated fuel management and transporting nuclear materials. Seth Kybrid speaks to NEI about the company’s activities and...

Irish expert group considers nuclear energy 16 December, 2020 A group of experts have called for a national conversation about the future of Irish electricity production. The group, 18for0, was formed as a result of shared concerns about...

Nuclear power in the Americas 16 December, 2020 There are 120 commercially-operating reactors spread across North and South America

Partnerships for pumps 15 December, 2020 Nuclear power stations typically have a working life that exceeds that of any individual engineer, so choosing the right partner company for supply, repair and maintenance of...

Nuclear sector sustainability: designing to deliver through-life decarbonisation 10 December, 2020 Frazer-Nash Consultancy’s Rebecca Yates considers how designing for sustainability could help the nuclear industry manage its through-life carbon emissions.

Barakah: delivering the vision 09 December, 2020 Start up of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant earlier this year was the culmination of a decade of planning, construction and development. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer...

Smart sensors for storage 03 December, 2020 The UK’s Nuclear AMRC led a project for Sellafield Ltd to develop new smart technologies to monitor the condition of waste containers in long-term storage

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...


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