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A CEMinal moment 19 November, 2019 Is the world ready to let nuclear help with the heavy lifting to mitigate climate change? On the cusp of the IAEA’s international climate change conference, 7-11 October, Jacquie...

PUR-1 goes fully digital 14 November, 2019 At Purdue University in Indiana, Reactor Number One (PUR-1) has been licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation...

Pulsed fusion progress 13 November, 2019 UK-based First Light Fusion is on track to demonstrate pulsed fusion later this year, as NEI learns.

Daily grind foiled at Chapelcross 06 November, 2019 Workers at the Chapelcross nuclear power station in Scotland are using foil coffee bags to package some streams of radioactive waste.

Improving models for dry storage 06 November, 2019 Collaborative research hopes to provide a more realistic understanding of cladding and cask temperatures for better spent fuel management, Aladar Csontos explains.

Micro Modular Reactor moves forward in Canada 30 October, 2019 The first example of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation’s advanced micro modular reactor (MMR) technology is getting closer to becoming reality as an initial unit remains on track...

Delay and decay 30 October, 2019 Saurav Jha looks at India’s approach to radioactive waste management.

Completing the TMF 23 October, 2019 Construction of a new multi-million-pound tails management facility has been completed in Capenhurst, UK. Caroline Peachey reports.

A role for zirconium 23 October, 2019 Zirconium has an important role in the nuclear sector. Keven Harlow looks at the development of the material and its applications.

Holding it together 17 October, 2019 As the nuclear industry enters its next stage of growth, bolting solutions will become more important in reducing exposure, says Boltight.

By the numbers 15 October, 2019 Ala Alzaben discusses the benefits of advanced numerical simulation.

Smart solutions for valves 09 October, 2019 Christopher Gill examines opportunities for digital instrument optimization in the nuclear industry, particularly the advantages of smart positioners and digital valve controllers...

Small reactors, big opportunity for MENA 08 October, 2019 The Middle East and North Africa region is typically known for its oil and gas, but as Ian Jackson explains, smaller nuclear reactors have the potential to drive economic growth in...

New fuel for Temelín 1 03 October, 2019 Westinghouse VVER-1000 fuel has been loaded into Temelín 1 for the first time in almost a decade. Jan Höglund and Ulf Benjaminsson introduce the latest design.

China’s fusion roadmap 03 October, 2019 As well as being a world leader in the construction of new fission power stations China is making huge contributions in nuclear fusion research, as Yuntao Song reveals.

Benchmarking nuclear and aviation security 03 October, 2019 The nuclear and aviation sectors should work together more closely on security, says Roger Howsley, as he previews a forthcoming international report on the topic.

Growing interest in molten salt reactors 24 September, 2019 With recent research milestones and funding achievements the development of molten salt
reactors is moving forwards.

The silent giant 19 September, 2019 Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association discusses the need for nuclear energy for a brighter tomorrow

Competitive nuclear energy in a world of new paradigms 12 September, 2019 Bernard Fontana, chief executive officer of Framatome explains how innovation and new technologies can improve the competitiveness of nuclear energy.

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