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An uplift for nuclear in Europe?
28 February, 2024
Investment analysis suggests the mood music is positive for Europe’s...
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Net zero nuclear: Momentum to action 22 February, 2024 It is beginning to feel inevitable that many nations will include nuclear energy among their key tools to mitigate climate change, but to do so at a palatable cost means a...

Critical service in SMR development 21 February, 2024 There is considerable interest in the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) market but, as it stands, no design has yet become commercially available. What are the key points needed to unlock...

Audits and the waste data trail 14 February, 2024 The layered system of governance for nuclear materials generates huge volumes of data across multiple stakeholders in multiple jurisdictions. Now, blockchain technology may help...

INL's microreactor: A MARVEL machine 13 February, 2024 The MARVEL microreactor is on a fast track to development at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) where it will be the point of the spear on advanced microreactor deployment.

The case for a nuclear Kazakhstan 08 February, 2024 As the world shifts towards clean and sustainable energy, Kazakhstan stands on the cusp of a significant move into nuclear energy. President Tokayev has suggested a national referendum...

An advanced nuclear reactor game plan 07 February, 2024 Benefits await for first movers on advanced reactor deployment at scale but a number of barriers much be overcome before that can become reality. A new report details both the scale...

Breaking down the ILW category 01 February, 2024 The need to expand nuclear waste disposal sites and reduce costs has prompted the UK government to question some longstanding assumptions on waste management.

Commercialising fusion technology 31 January, 2024 The UK has published an update to its fusion strategy. It aims to leverage its experience hosting the JET facility at Culham and turn the programme definitively towards...

Nuclear’s pursuit of synfuels 25 January, 2024 With the clock ticking in the run up to net zero emissions, synfuels are seen as a key plank in the energy transition. What role can nuclear play in the production of synfuels?

Framatome boosts blasting operations 24 January, 2024 Installing a new blast room has allowed Framatome to improve safety while cutting costs at its US pump and motor service centre.

Cumbria: Making waste safe, sooner 18 January, 2024 Over the last six decades the disposal of the UK’s low-level radioactive waste has taken place at the Low Level Waste Repository near Drigg in Cumbria. Mike Pigott, Nuclear...

Training, motivation and retention 17 January, 2024 Many businesses struggle to retain staff, particularly in engineering roles. With the nuclear sector widely anticipated to see a new boom, staff retention is becoming more important...

SMRs and the transport challenge 11 January, 2024 Some of the key issues that must be addressed for the successful roll-out of SMR technology concern transport. Deployment of some reactor designs will need completely new rules that...

Managing multi-point wireless traffic 11 January, 2024 As wireless networks become increasingly important in plant monitoring and control systems keeping data flowing is crucial to successful operations.

Expanding tails management 10 January, 2024 With new demand on the horizon uranium enrichment company Urenco is building production capacity but is also looking at expanding its tails management capabilities too.

Central Asia’s uranium legacy 04 January, 2024 Former Soviet Union uranium mining sites across the Central Asia represent a significant risk. A IAEA-backed programme was established in 2012 to support remediation. What progress...

Used fuel not an obstacle to nuclear 03 January, 2024 Solutions for the sustainable management of used fuel already exist and innovative options for the future are also being developed. Why then is used fuel a barrier to the deployment...

Mobile robots help clean up legacy 21 December, 2023 Highly mobile robots are helping to inspect and clean up some of the nuclear industry’s most hazardous sites. It’s another example of nuclear innovation being deployed to realise...

Seeking nuclear stability in France 20 December, 2023 France’s nuclear fleet is expected to make a much larger contribution to meeting Europe’s power needs this winter than it did the last. Can the return of its reactors provide...


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