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IAEA drone for emergencies
15 April, 2021
A new drone-based technology, developed by the International Atomic...
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Nuclear sector sustainability 14 April, 2021 Frazer-Nash Consultancy’s Rebecca Yates considers how designing for sustainability could help the nuclear industry manage its through-life carbon emissions

Fukushima Ten Years On: A TEPCO perspective 08 April, 2021 Akira Ono describes how the unprecedented challenge of safely decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi is being met.

Keeping a record 07 April, 2021 Nuclear decommissioning is a complex process involving a range of stakeholders and creating an array of paper, digital and other records that need to be preserved to support...

Virtual simulation for Chinese plant 01 April, 2021 China is using virtual reality and process modelling to create a virtual simulation system to train nuclear power plant operators and managers. By Yang Cheng, Li Ang, Chen Zhi, Min...

SGs dismantled at Mülheim-Kärlich 31 March, 2021 Bilfinger has successfully dismantled two 450t steam generators at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant, marking an important decommissioning milestone

First Light gives it its best shot 25 March, 2021 First Light Fusion believes its new plant design for projectile-based inertial fusion, with a lower frequency of shots, but higher fusion energy yield per shot, could result in...

Aneel and its appeal 24 March, 2021 Researchers at Texas A&M and the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have partnered with Clean Core Thorium Energy to fabricate a proprietary thorium-based nuclear...

Confidence in copper coating 18 March, 2021 A research review by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization found that copper coating undergoes little corrosion and can maintain its role in containment of nuclear fuel

INPRO: 20 years on 17 March, 2021 Twenty years after it was established, we speak to Brian D. Boyer about the future of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO)

The social costs of plant closure 11 March, 2021 A report from US-based Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative examines the socioeconomic impacts of decommissioning on nuclear plant host communities

Twin benefits 10 March, 2021 A combined tool for removal of pressure tubes and calandria tubes can help reduce outage duration, cut cost and improve safety in Candu refurbishments

Radionuclide removal using graphene oxide 04 March, 2021 Russian researchers have adapted graphene to improve its ability to remove radionuclides from water

Why close Hinkley Point B early? 03 March, 2021 After nearly 45 years of quietly helping to power Britain, a proactive decision has been taken to move Hinkley Point B into the defuelling phase

Supporting Jordan 24 February, 2021 The European Union has completed a cooperation project to enhance radiation safety and the safe management of radioactive waste in Jordan

U-Battery progress 23 February, 2021 U-Battery’s parallel development in the UK and Canada is hitting milestones toward first-of-a-kind operation in 2028. Jacquie Hoornweg reports

Innovation for sustainable recovery in Europe 18 February, 2021 Could small modular reactors have a role in supporting Europe’s green recovery plans? Rumyana Vakarelska reports

JAWS 2.0 for remote retrieval 18 February, 2021 A new retrieval tool can save nuclear plants outage time, radiation exposure and money, says Bruce Pellegrino

Empowered by fusion 11 February, 2021 Matt Gallimore speaks to NEI about Assystem’s work on nuclear fusion

Nuclear energy and COP26 10 February, 2021 Tim Yeo reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to COP26 in November 2021


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