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UK nuclear industry stands at a crossroads
17 July, 2019
The UK must act now if it wants to maintain its nuclear capabilities,...
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Managing waste from decommissioning 17 July, 2019 As more nuclear sites begin decommissioning, Charlotta Sanders and Michel Pieraccini examine the challenges of managing the materials and waste from decommissioning activities.

UK’s fleet dreams 16 July, 2019 Delegates at a recent industry conference in London were given updates on the UK’s nuclear new build plans, Caroline Peachey reports.

Going modular 11 July, 2019 Delivering a new generation of reactors will require a host of innovative techniques and advanced technologies, including modular manufacturing, as Miguel Garcia and Tim Chapman explain.

The lingering ghost of Chernobyl 09 July, 2019 Thirty-three years on as the tales of Chernobyl are being told to a new, younger audience, John Lindberg calls on the nuclear sector to start talking about radiation.

Illuminating complex material behaviour 04 July, 2019 At Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, multiphysics simulation is used to shed light on the complex behaviour of nuclear fuel.

Passive protection for the EPR 03 July, 2019 Fire load suppression systems are an important part of the functional fire protection for the French EPR, as Vincent Raillard explains.

Less speed, more flow 26 June, 2019 A revised pump design has saved diesel margin at one US nuclear plant, Sulzer explains.

Newcomer nations 25 June, 2019 Some 30 countries are considering, planning or have already embarked on nuclear power programmes. Judith Perera reviews recent developments.

Hybrid systems: mixing things up 20 June, 2019 Aliki van Heek from the IAEA’s planning and economic studies section speaks to NEI about the potential for combining nuclear and renewables in a hybrid energy system, as well...

Iter: building a reality? 18 June, 2019 The Iter project is more than 60% complete and on track for first plasma in 2025. Could the dream of nuclear fusion be edging close to a reality? Caroline Peachey reports

Fuel for tomorrow 13 June, 2019 In a quest to improve safety and economics, nuclear fuel companies are investing in new materials and manufacturing techniques. Framatome’s Alain Frichet speaks to NEI about...

Cooling considerations 12 June, 2019 Nuclear plants’ interaction with the natural environment is nowhere more dramatic than in their need for cooling. EDF’s proposals for the Hinkley Point C site are under new scrutiny.

Managing water resources 06 June, 2019 Ibrahim Khamis from the International Atomic Energy Agency discusses the options for nuclear power plant cooling and explains how the Agency is supporting newcomers with water...

Supporting waste activities at Harwell 04 June, 2019 As part of work by Magnox, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, to remediate the Harwell liquid effluent treatment plant (LETP), Nuvia was tasked with optimising...

Right reliability for the right cost 29 May, 2019 A new work order visualisation tool is helping US utilities save on maintenance of non-critical components.

A new wipe test methodology 28 May, 2019 Double sided adhesive tapes have been used instead of wipe pads in two radioactive treatment centres to check containers and drums for surface contamination. Marina Sokcic-Kostic,...

ENARA: developing nuclear leadership in the UAE 22 May, 2019 The Enara course in the UAE is an example that leverages the latest leadership development techniques.

Something borrowed, something new 21 May, 2019 As Canada prepares for major decommissioning projects, the country is experiencing a brain gain – importing the best in expertise and practices – while building a world-class capacity...

Decommissioning in Europe 21 May, 2019 Sanket Sanjay Sapate gives an overview of decommissioning opportunities in Europe, with key markets in Germany, France and Sweden

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