When the rearguard is the vanguard
It may seem counter-intuitive, but effective decommissioning has a critical role to play in the future of the nuclear energy industry.
Pyrohydrolysis of bituminized waste drums
Long-term stability concerns over bituminized waste prompted NUKEM Technologies to establish a novel pyrolysis process for treatment. Rainer Slametschka, Director Center of Competences at NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH and Stefan Thiel, Research assistant, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, explain.
Remote and digital technologies for decommissioning
Robots have a lot to offer the nuclear business, particularly when it comes to decommissioning and decontamination. A host of new developments not only shows the promise of robotics but also a route to recruiting a new generation of engineers for the nuclear business.
Could do better?
The UK government’s spending watchdog says the NDA still has lessons to learn on nuclear decommissioning – including general issues, like managing contracts.
One size fits all metering
Why has the Nuclear Power Industry failed to embrace and benefit from the digital revolution? Despite the obvious benefits it offers like higher reliability, accuracy, efficiency, and return on investment, nuclear operators have resisted adopting digital metering. Could that be about to change?