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19 December, 2017
Maria Korsnick, head of the Nuclear Energy Institute, explains that the US industry has adopted a four-step strategy to preserve its existing fleet, support innovation and help the nuclear industry thrive at home and overseas.
Achieving cyber resilient industrial control systems
22 November, 2017
Atkins cyber security consultant Campbell Hayden asks how civil nuclear organisations can remain resilient against an evolving cyber security threat
Sellafield brings down chimney
14 November, 2017
Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of the site’s 60-year old First Generation Reprocessing Plant, after four years of preparatory work.
Areva installs load following system at Gösgen
22 October, 2017
Areva NP has installed a system at Switzerland’s Gösgen nuclear plant to automatically adjust the plant's electrical output according to the needs of the grid operator.
New LEU bank in Kazakhstan
11 October, 2017
Molly Lempriere reports from the opening of the nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.
13 September, 2017
Debalina Ghoshal gives a profile of the activities at India’s Nuclear Fuel Complex in Hyderabad.
Finnish regulator has no concerns about Russian FNPP
25 July, 2017
Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) says transport of Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, through the Gulf of Finland is no cause for concern.
A failed ontology: The Linear No-Threshold model of radiogenic cancer
18 July, 2017
The linear no-threshold model of radiogenic cancer is false. Because it fails empirically against superior empiricism, it becomes misinformation and opinion, not knowledge, but it is still advocated because it lends contentment to believers. We can no longer tolerate the universal application of LNT misinformation when, as people of science, we are about helping, not harming, humanity. By Charles W. Pennington and Jeffry A. Siegel
A nuclear battery
04 July, 2017
A micro-modular reactor that can “put power where the demand is” is targeting industrial and off-grid power markets worldwide, Caroline Peachey reports.
Keeping it contained
21 June, 2017
Jirí Žd’árek gives an overview of the European research on in-vessel melt retention strategies for VVER-1000 reactors.
14 June, 2017
With cheap finance and advanced technology, could Russia solve Britain’s nuclear energy crisis? By Ian Jackson
Checking up on Chashma
09 June, 2017
Modern surveillance and monitoring techniques have been employed at Pakistan’s Chashma nuclear power plant for safety and ageing management. By Muhammad Haroon, Zafar Kazmi, Saleem A. Ansari
Tackling legacy contamination
08 June, 2017
Dr Horst Monken-Fernandes* explains how the IAEA is working to help with environmental remediation of legacy sites.
The future is here
09 May, 2017
It was not so very long ago that virtual reality, drones, and devices communicating with each other would have been regarded as concepts more suitable for science fiction novels than for actual everyday use. The concepts are no longer in the realms of fiction, but are solid fact. Areva NP makes significant use of these in operations and maintenance. Frederic Lelievre, SEVP Sales, Regional Platforms and I&C describes the activities that Areva is involved in.
Take some ten-year-olds and a newspaper
27 April, 2017
Rebecca Smale, senior mechanical engineer, and Mark Salisbury, training manager, at Horizon, discuss how to attract people into the industry.
Fuel for India’s nuclear ambitions
07 April, 2017
Saurav Jha gives an update on India’s plans to use its abundant thorium resources for nuclear power production.
A bright future for French nuclear
07 April, 2017
Christophe Bouvet explains why nuclear will continue to play an important role in France, despite the country’s plans to cut its share in the energy mix.
The hidden powers of molybdenum
08 March, 2017
Imparting greatly increase corrosion resistance to stainless steel, molybdenum is making an ongoing positive contribution to radioactive waste management around the world. By Alan Hughes