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Looking through a sustainability lens
18 July, 2018
Experience is showing that decommissioning nuclear reactors and managing...
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Decom skills 18 July, 2018 Meeting the skills needs of the UK decommissioning programme will be a challenge. Paul Murphy explains how transferable skills can help meet growing needs.

Prairie Island: a virtual pioneer 11 July, 2018 Xcel Energy is developing new virtual training tools as part of a dose reduction initiative at its Prairie Island nuclear plant. NEI learns more.

Cyber security – the human factor 11 July, 2018 Digital equipment can help to alleviate commercial pressures on nuclear generation, but safety assessment tools to enable their full implementation are playing catch-up. James Amende...

Reports from Russia 04 July, 2018 Russia signed 39 agreements at Atomexpo 2018 in Sochi, as Judith Perera reports.

The modern movement: digital I&C 04 July, 2018 Today’s instrumentation and control technologies are key to efficient, reliable plant operations. Clayton Scott explains how the transition to digital is helping to support the...

Kozloduy’s plasma plant 04 July, 2018 Plasma technology can be used to treat a variety of radioactive waste streams. Jan Deckers and Mieke Roos explain how a new plant is gearing up to treat waste from Kozloduy in Bulgaria.

Pressuring light water? 26 June, 2018 John Lindberg looks at the impacts of path dependencies on nuclear innovation. Is the dominance of pressurised water reactors hampering industry growth prospects?

From unclear to nuclear 26 June, 2018 With a huge market opportunity in both nuclear new build and decommissioning, Monica Mwanje outlines how companies can enter the nuclear sector.

Skills for tomorrow 26 June, 2018 As a new survey provides a snapshot of the nuclear skills landscape, NEI examines some of the challenges facing the sector.

Looking outward 26 June, 2018 The French Nuclear Society (SFEN) examines what the nuclear industry can learn from the digitalisation of other high-tech industries.

Nuclear’s digital transformation 26 June, 2018 A digital transformation is underway in the nuclear sector, but as Valérie Faudon, explains, our industry is playing catch-up.

Backend opportunities 26 June, 2018 With the value of the global nuclear D&D market up to 2050 estimated at around $1 trillion, NEI looks at emerging trends in this growing area.

Bringing Beznau 1 back online 21 June, 2018 Beznau 1 recently returned to service after the Swiss regulator confirmed aluminium oxide inclusions in the reactor pressure vessel do not affect the unit’s safety case. Michael...

Building a CANDU future 20 June, 2018 In Ontario, Canada, more than 60% of the electricity used in 2017 was produced with nuclear power. With successful completion of two huge refurbishment projects, the province can...

Getting SMRs on the map 13 June, 2018 With the potential for future deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) to newcomer countries in the developing world, Anthony Wetherall outlines a proposed approach to legislative...

The birth of value-based maintenance 13 June, 2018 Mark Maras and Steve Malak explain how a new approach to maintenance developed by the US industry can help reduce nuclear generation costs.

Establishing infrastructure 06 June, 2018 With a growing number of countries looking to introduce nuclear power Milko Kovachev explains to NEI how the International Atomic Energy Agency can help with infrastructure development.

Breaking up Barsebäck 06 June, 2018 With decommissioning of Sweden’s first commercial nuclear plant progressing well, Per Segerud explains how lessons learned from segmenting the reactor internals at Barsebäck 2...

Winds of change – the Rosatom way 31 May, 2018 Rosatom has long been known for its nuclear power capabilities, but renewables are seemingly just as big a part of the picture as NEI explores.

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