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When does new nuclear become investable?
05 January, 2023
The UK is grappling with the problem of inviting the private sector to invest in new nuclear without interest driving up the price. Its solution cuts costs – but transfers the risk to consumers

Looking at pulsed laser nuclear fusion
07 December, 2022
As a realistic alternative to magnetic bottle designs, commercial laser-based fusion is closer to reality than ever before using high-powered pulsed laser technology

AI’s nuclear opportunities
30 November, 2022
In 2021 the IAEA hosted a Technical Meeting on Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear Technology and Applications to identify priorities for future activities and consider what support the IAEA can provide.

A young professional’s guide to working in the nuclear energy sector
22 November, 2022
For individuals interested in entering the field of nuclear energy, now is the best time to do so.

Hitting net zero on enrichment
16 November, 2022
Nuclear power is key to a low-carbon future, but improving the climate performance of the entire value chain is another important part of the transition. Uranium enrichment company Urenco is one of the leaders of the pack

Deep thought on disposal
03 November, 2022
Successfully creating a deep geological disposal site for high-level waste has long been a key challenge for the nuclear industry. Now, a series of breakthroughs seems to show light at the end of the tunnel

One size fits all metering
08 September, 2022
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?

A global perspective on radioactive waste disposal
18 August, 2022
Radioactive waste is often presented as the Achille’s Heel of nuclear power, but a new holistic approach to waste management could transcend this perception.

Nuclear Safety: Zaporizhzhia and military conflict
13 July, 2022
In March, Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and its satellite town. Olexiy Kovynyev reflects on the events and what it means for the safety of nuclear power in conflict zones.

Nuclear newcomers surge
07 July, 2022
Dozens of countries are turning to nuclear power to meet their energy needs. The nuclear newcomers are here.

Cranes support new phase at PFSP
14 June, 2022
Cleanup work at Sellafield’s legacy ponds required two enhanced handling systems to reach hard-to-access areas, and to avoid potential collisions with existing lifting equipment.

Nuclear power position in the Philippines
26 May, 2022
Joseph Somsel looks at prospects for nuclear power in the Philippines, ahead of the May presidential election

Unlocking the potential of robotics in nuclear
05 May, 2022
Christian Pilon, Head of Robotics - Nuclear at SNC Lavalin, explores the opportunities for integration of robots with remote-control and digital twin technologies in the nuclear industry.

The nuclear power position in the Philippines
14 April, 2022
Joseph Somsel looks at prospects for nuclear power in the Philippines, ahead of the May presidential election

Is it time to consider deep boreholes for nuclear waste disposal?
11 April, 2022
New research affirms that there is growing interest worldwide in deep boreholes as an option for the disposal of nuclear waste. By Chris Parker

Finland’s path to final disposal of nuclear waste
31 March, 2022
We look back at Posiva’s four-decade journey leading to an operating licence application and construction of the world’s first deep geological repository

New uses for old information: an emergency preparedness & response perspective
02 February, 2022
Anders Riber Marklund says the ability to process existing safety assessment results with observations during an incident can strengthen emergency preparedness and response

Practical steps for a more diverse workforce in 2022
26 January, 2022
Paul Marshall outlines a few simple ways organisations can start building greater diversity into the nuclear sector, starting in 2022.

Sodium success story at Dounreay's PFR
18 January, 2022
Joe Christie, Jamie Bain and Sue Thompson explain how 1810 litres of radioactive sodium coolant was removed from a shallow ‘heel’ pool at the base of Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor

What makes nuclear power projects work
13 January, 2022
Nuclear power is increasingly being promoted as an important contributor to future energy supplies and reduction in greenhouse gases, but the industry has not seized on the opportunity and has been challenged by delays and cost over-runs. Ken Petrunik shares his view

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