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Decontamination ?at Biblis A&B
18 October, 2018
A new process was used to achieve decontamination factors of up to 85,...
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Emptying the MSSS 10 October, 2018 Work to empty a high-hazard silo at the Sellafield site has taken a significant step forward, with removal of solid waste set to start in 2019.

Adopting ATF 10 October, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company and its partners are adopting a two-phase approach to accident tolerant fuels development, as Peng Xu, Robert L. Oelrich, Sumit Ray, Christian Deck...

Russia: keeping the SMR dream afloat 03 October, 2018 Judith Perera gives an insight into Russia’s plans for small modular reactor (SMR) development.

Bringing a new twist to nuclear fuel 03 October, 2018 Enfission believes its innovative helically-twisted metallic nuclear fuel design has the potential to improve reactor safety, increase proliferation resistance and reduce operating...

Building Rooppur 26 September, 2018 Saurav Jha looks at the unique role India will have in providing industrial support for Bangladesh’s Rooppur nuclear plant.

Generating partners 26 September, 2018 Can nuclear and renewables learn to live together to keep Britain’s lights on? Tony Roulstone examines the issue.

Concrete solutions to plant ageing 26 September, 2018 With a lifetime of 60 years or more, nuclear power plant concrete structures are subject to ageing and degradation. Mark Lemon outlines some typical refurbishment solutions.

Improving tank inspection 19 September, 2018 Chris Gregory, Ian Daniel and Mark Stone explain how techniques from oil and gas can improve integrity management of storage tanks in the nuclear sector.

Talking TVS-K 13 September, 2018 Igor Leshukov, director of Tvel’s TVS-K programme speaks to NEI about Russia’s development of fuel for Western-design reactors.

Monitoring motors 13 September, 2018 EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment to monitor the condition of key components at its Hartlepool power station in the UK.

An enriching deal 06 September, 2018 The recent UK nuclear sector deal recognised the importance of the UK nuclear fuel industry. Dominic Kieran discusses what this means for Urenco.

Engineering an inlet 05 September, 2018 Building information modelling (BIM) is playing an important role in the conceptual design of an unshielded intermediate-level-waste handling cell for the UK’s geological...

Finding the lost megawatts 05 September, 2018 Valve maintenance is a complex, yet lucrative opportunity for improved maintenance strategy. Frank Todd and Katelin Kohn offer an insight into the different methodologies that can be...

PFBR progress 30 August, 2018 After many delays, India’s Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) looks to be nearing completion, Saurav Jha reports.

Fukushima looks to drones 30 August, 2018 Companies in the USA and the UK are developing drones to help with investigations underway at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

China – a nuclear powerhouse? 22 August, 2018 Will China tower over the world’s nuclear power industry through 2050 in the way that advanced Western countries dominated it during the last half-century? Conventional wisdom...

First Light: hoping to avoid a false dawn 22 August, 2018 UK-based start-up First Light is working on a novel approach to fusion that employs an inertially confined plasma combined with projectile-generated shockwaves as the driver, rather...

Beijing’s clear nuclear strategy 15 August, 2018 Growing support for renewables in China and economic pressures may suggest uncertain times for nuclear energy. But in spite of the recent slowdown, China has a clear plan for nuclear...

Energising development 15 August, 2018 Nuclear power could be a major catalyst for growth in emerging markets, but successful deployment requires a long-term commitment and strategic plan from the outset. Elina Teplinsky...


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