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Characterisation trial
19 December, 2017
Safe and cost-effective management of nuclear waste is more important than ever. Suzanne Glorie explains how new technologies can help.

American Imperative
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.

India’s research fleet
12 December, 2017
Saurav Jha explains how India is using its research reactor fleet to support its three-stage nuclear programme

NuScale’s story of simulation
12 December, 2017
Simulation played a major role in getting the 50MWe NuScale reactor ready for design certification in the United States. Caroline Peachey reports

Reinterpreting Chernobyl
06 December, 2017
A new hypothesis agrees with an alternative theory for the Chernobyl accident

Highlights from Vienna
05 December, 2017
Judith Perera reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference, held 18-22 September in Vienna.

End-of-life funding challenges
05 December, 2017
Increasing focus is on funding of the back-end needs of retiring nuclear power plants. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Expanding capacity
01 December, 2017
Dr Andrea Borio di Tigliole, head of the Research Reactor Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency speaks about plans to increase research reactor offerings over the coming years.

A market fix for nuclear
30 November, 2017
Ed Kee looks at the reasons behind the premature retirement of US nuclear plants and whether recent initiatives could help secure a nuclear future in the country

Learning from leaders
29 November, 2017
Paul Lalovich discusses safety culture in the nuclear industry and the role of leadership in shaping culture of safety

Virtual decommissioning
22 November, 2017
Virtual reality has now reached the field of remote handling and robotics. Jean-Michel Wagner, Hubert Hafen and Wolfgang Metzger explain how using it for training and interactive feasibility studies can lead to cost and time savings on complex decommissioning projects

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

Tackling the cyber threat
14 November, 2017
Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal ICS Security Consultant at Applied Risk, discusses why the nuclear industry must alter its mindset to avert future cyberattacks

How can we build affordable reactors?
14 November, 2017
Tony Roulstone examines the economics of nuclear power, highlighting three ways to reduce construction costs.

Microbes for managing waste
07 November, 2017
Professor Katherine Morris and her collaborators at The University of Manchester have developed new analysis of biogeochemical reactions affecting the long term environmental stability of radioactive elements. Her work using synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy affects the safety case for geological disposal of nuclear waste and offers potential new biotechnological remediation solutions.

#SMEM – crisis comms in the social media age
05 November, 2017
Gary Gleason speaks to the US industry about best practices and lessons learned for nuclear communications.

The road to Hanhikivi
02 November, 2017
Caroline Peachey looks back over ten years of work on the Hanhikivi project, from construction developments at the site, to progress on financing, licensing and recruitment

Nuclear power in Ukraine – 40 years of unease
25 October, 2017
Alexey Kovynev looks back at over four decades of nuclear power in Ukraine.

Equipping the Estate
25 October, 2017
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is responsible for cleanup of the UK’s legacy nuclear sites, spending some £3.3bn annually. More than half of this is spent with suppliers. Ron Gorham, head of supply chain at NDA speaks to NEI about the Estate’s supply chain priorities, which range from innovation to training.

How Rosatom is fuelling innovation
18 October, 2017
The nuclear fuel market is at the cutting edge of new technology. Rosatom tells how its multi-million dollar research programme is improving fuel economics, reliability and performance.

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