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The uses of virtual reality
03 December, 2012
Technology originally intended to develop 3D environments for video games has been turned to an advantage in the UK nuclear industry, in which a mockup of a facility can help clarify and resolve planning and security issues. By Will Dalrymple

India and Canada agree on civil nuclear cooperation deal
08 November, 2012

Report warns of ‘considerable’ waste challenge facing Sellafield
07 November, 2012

Rusatom signs VVER service agreement with Energoatom
06 November, 2012

Lessons learned
01 November, 2012
Operational experience feedback can be a valuable tool for preventing recurrence of similar events at nuclear plants. However, human and organizational factors can significantly hamper accident investigations. By Stanislovas Ziedelis and Benoit Zerger

Toward market balance
01 October, 2012
The return to balance for the conversion services market was thought to be several years away, with significant oversupply expected to continue through 2013. A shutdown for anticipated safety upgrades at the Metropolis plant in the US may noticeably reduce oversupply in the near term and hasten a return to balance. By Michael Schwartz and Thomas Meade

GLE wins licence for laser enrichment facility
26 September, 2012

Foreign ownership blocks licence for Calvert Cliffs 3
03 September, 2012

Preventing half-SCRAMs with insulated screw bit
03 September, 2012
No manufacturer produced a non-conductive bit for a torque screwdriver, until now. Staff at Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Station developed the tool to prevent short-circuits in I&C cabinets.

Breaking up Brennilis
01 August, 2012
Remote technology will be used to dismantle Brennilis, a unique experimental heavy water reactor built in France more than 50 years ago. It is one of the first heavy-water reactors to be decommissioned. By Thierry André and Werner Botzem

One box fits all
02 July, 2012
A maintenance team at Entergy’s Palisades Power Plant have streamlined in-core instrumentation shearing operations during a refuelling outage, saving time and dose.

Digital image correlation for nuclear
23 April, 2012
In a pilot project, an optical monitoring technique that uses computer image processing to measure displacement and strain was applied to a US nuclear power plant containment vessel during a pressure test. Results agreed with data from strain gauges and other physical structures (such as a hidden cold joint location). By Paul Bruck, Thomas Esselman and Michael Fallin

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