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Stephanie Smith: The natural collaborator
21 October, 2020
The new CANDU Owners Group president, Stephanie Smith, comes with a...
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Canada and US show growing interest in SMRs 20 October, 2020 The past few weeks has seen a spate of developments, especially in Canada and the USA, intended to promote and support the development of small and advanced reactors, as Judith...

One flash and it’s done 15 October, 2020 Flash sintering technology has electrifying potential for advanced nuclear fuel manufacture, as David Pearmain and Carolyn Grimley explain

Advances at Angarsk 14 October, 2020 Russia’s Angarsk Electrochemical Plant (AECC) was set up in 1957 to carry out uranium conversion and enrichment. Judith Perera gives an update on work being carried out to...

Russia designs new nuclear fuels 08 October, 2020 Over the past few years Russia has been working hard to develop new nuclear fuels for VVER and fast reactor units, Judith Perera reports

When old meets new 08 October, 2020 Sweden’s central storage facility for spent fuel is unique in many ways. Preparations are now under way to add an encapsulation plant. Kristina Gillin explains

Going remote 01 October, 2020 Cavendish Nuclear has used remote testing to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19 in order to deliver a critical electrical panel ahead of schedule and on budget, as part of the...

Enhancing economics with ATF 30 September, 2020 Adoption of advanced technology fuels (ATF) is on the rise, but their economic impact is poorly understood. The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is shifting understanding. By...

Penny Nuclear innovate to keep business running throughout lockdown 30 September, 2020 Penny Nuclear team utilise CCTV systems to remotely complete Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and to keep projects moving.

Improving resilience of India’s fleet 24 September, 2020 New safety upgrades and severe accident management measures have been implemented at India’s nuclear power plants in the nine years since the Fukushima accident, as Saurav Jha reports

Nuclear delivers a stronger tomorrow 24 September, 2020 Agneta Rising and John Lindberg give an overview of the World Nuclear Association’s latest reports on nuclear power

Nuclear development in Brazil 16 September, 2020 Judith Perera reports on Nuclear Engineering International’s recent webinar, which focused on nuclear power in Brazil

Reaching new areas 16 September, 2020 UK companies demonstrate how an innovative robotic solution transforms their capability to locate and sample hard-to-reach nuclear waste

Intelligent approach to improve O&M 10 September, 2020 A US-funded programme is working to develop digital technologies that could improve operations and lower maintenance costs for the next generation of nuclear power plants

JT-60SA: ready to support ITER 09 September, 2020 The world’s largest superconducting tokamak JT-60SA has been completed in Japan and is targeting first plasma later this year

Decommissioning: All in it together 03 September, 2020 Sharing decommissioning best practice between oil and gas, offshore wind and nuclear facilities has yielded promising areas for future work in the UK, Jeremy Gordon reports

Designs heat up in Asia 02 September, 2020 Japan, China and South Korea are all developing high-temperature reactors, while Indonesia has ambitious plans. Judith Perera reports

Helping hand for Fuqing 27 August, 2020 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), is helping two new Hualong One reactors under construction at China’s Fuqing nuclear power plant to achieve a safe and reliable startup

Poland’s plans for nuclear power 26 August, 2020 Poland is planning to have between 6GW and 9GW of nuclear capacity in operation by 2045, replacing coal-fired plants. By Rumyana Vakarelska

Benefits of blockchain for safeguards 20 August, 2020 Does blockchain offer new opportunities for safeguards of nuclear materials? A prototype developed for Stuk, Finland’s nuclear regulator, lays a foundation for improving data...


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