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Selecting HSIs for new nuclear plants
16 December, 2015
The analysis, design and selection of advanced human-system interfaces (HSIs) constitute an important part of power plant engineering. This article proposes a technology selection scheme for the nuclear industry, based upon context of use, technology readiness levels, usability, and human performance requirements. By Jacques Hugo and David Gertman

Climate conference supports cleaner energy
15 December, 2015
Agreement was reached on 14 December in Paris by the 195 countries attending the 21st conference of the parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which began on 30 November.

Russia holds suppliers forum in Hungary
01 December, 2015
Kirill Komarov, first deputy director general of Russian state nuclear corporation said Russia's global strategy is to have a broad supply chain and that Rosatom's projects are an opportunity for European companies "to apply their technologies".

Fukushima cleanup: status and lessons learned
16 November, 2015
Remediation work at Fukushima enables the return of evacuees and provides a valuable resource for disaster planning and contaminated site remediation. By K. Miyahara, I.G. McKinley, K. Saito, K. Iijima & S.M.L. Hardie.

USA: from leading to lagging the world in spent fuel management?
10 November, 2015
The USA is still the world leader in using nuclear power, but it is no longer a world leader in advancing nuclear technology. Throughout the nuclear fuel cycle the USA has lost its leading position. In providing nuclear facilities and services, countries like South Korea, Russia and China are moving in front, and the USA falling behind is especially pronounced in the case of spent fuel management. What happened? By Charles McCombie

Enrichment excess is here to stay
13 October, 2015
The enrichment market has been hit hard by low prices stemming from oversupply, which show no signs of dissipating. Suppliers are coping by redirecting excess capacity to uranium production. By Thomas Meade and Eileen Supko

Diversification of the VVER fuel market
30 September, 2015
Mark Dye, Jan Höglund, and Ulf Benjaminsson give an overview of Westinghouse’s 15-year nuclear fuel development programme at South Ukraine, along with its plans to re-enter the VVER-440 fuel market with a new design.

New materials research facility for UK university
23 September, 2015
The University of Sheffield in the UK has opened a new GBP3m ($4.66m) advanced nuclear materials research facility. Materials for Innovative Disposition from Advanced Separations (MIDAS) has been established as part of a national network of facilities to deliver the UK spent nuclear fuel research programme.

At the cutting edge
07 September, 2015
Guillotine cutting technology developed for the subsea sector, is proving to be a viable alternative to conventional cutting techniques in hazardous radioactive environments, as Keith Elliott explains.

Robotics for nuclear manufacturing
01 September, 2015
Dave Stoddart showcases some of the work being carried out at the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop and demonstrate the potential of robotic systems for nuclear manufacture.

Repository resilience
17 August, 2015
Robust disposal modules, or compact, highly engineered caverns could offer a more resilient alternative for disposal of spent nuclear fuel. By H. Umeki, I.G. McKinley A. Honda, K. Wakasugi, H. Takase & S.M.L. Hardie.

Is a path opening on US used fuel management?
02 July, 2015
Two rival states in the western US may offer the best hope of an end to the national gridlock over used fuel management, Thecla Fabian reports.

The Zorita project: providing insights for PLEx
02 June, 2015
The Zorita internals research project will provide important data on material ageing under long-term irradiation.

Exelon IPPO - Virtual plant intro
13 January, 2015
An innovative training module developed by Exelon for non-technical power station staff has been named short training course of the year in the 2014 Nuclear Training Awards.

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