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From STEM to STEAM: Re-defining the skills landscape
24 November, 2022
Scouring the standard recruitment pools for engineers will not be...
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Time for a new focus on fast reactors 23 November, 2022 Fast neutron reactor designs have been under development since the earliest days of civil nuclear engineering. Despite their many potential advantages, the sector has been dogged...

Uprating TRIGA fuel production 23 November, 2022 After decades of production in the USA, an uprated facility in France is now producing TRIGA uranium zirconium hydride fuel for use in both research reactors and a new generation...

Data is key to an economic future 17 November, 2022 Should the nuclear industry invest in machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to better manage its asset base? Janet Wood argues the industry can start getting easy...

Hitting net zero on enrichment 16 November, 2022 Nuclear power is key to a low-carbon future, but improving the climate performance of the entire value chain is another important part of the transition. Uranium enrichment company...

Culture is the key to success in nuclear operations 10 November, 2022 Benchmarking the criteria for success among US nuclear power plant operators reveals the key to improving performance - the right organisational culture

What follows JET fusion? 09 November, 2022 The radiological challenge in decommissioning a fusion reactor is a fraction of that of a fission reactor, and repurposing the site is a more immediate challenge. JET is recruiting a...

Deep thought on disposal 03 November, 2022 Successfully creating a deep geological disposal site for high-level waste has long been a key challenge for the nuclear industry. Now, a series of breakthroughs seems to show light...

EBRD looks at a new agenda in Ukraine 02 November, 2022 As its existing programmes reach an end, the Nuclear Safety Department of the EBRD has begun discussions over providing aid to Ukraine, once hostilities are over. It is...

The importance of integrated logistics 26 October, 2022 Growing global uncertainties have increased reliance on supportability engineering and the reassurances it can provide in managing and minimising project risk

A global realignment 20 October, 2022 The uranium and nuclear fuel markets were already in a turbulent phase when the Ukrainian invasion placed Russia beyond the pale for many countries. There’s no doubt that has...

LP blade erosion: repair proves better than replacement 12 October, 2022 A project at a four unit VVER-440 nuclear power plant has demonstrated the effectiveness of repairs for free standing low-pressure steam turbine blades. The repair entails butt welding...

Is there a place for a future nuclear-hydrogen economy? 05 October, 2022 The rapidly-expanding hydrogen economy is set to be an opportunity for nuclear. Taking advantage of that option will present a complex challenge for developers Janet Wood reports.

Next generation fast neutron reactors 28 September, 2022 We are running out of time to choose between good and bad in the power industry. Soon people will have to make a choice based on other criteria – between either extending the life...

When the rearguard is the vanguard 22 September, 2022 It may seem counter-intuitive, but effective decommissioning has a critical role to play in the future of the nuclear energy industry.

Pyrohydrolysis of bituminized waste drums 21 September, 2022 Long-term stability concerns over bituminized waste prompted NUKEM Technologies to establish a novel pyrolysis process for treatment. Rainer Slametschka, Director Center of Competences...

Remote and digital technologies for decommissioning 15 September, 2022 Robots have a lot to offer the nuclear business, particularly when it comes to decommissioning and decontamination. A host of new developments not only shows the promise of robotics...

Could do better? 14 September, 2022 The UK government’s spending watchdog says the NDA still has lessons to learn on nuclear decommissioning – including general issues, like managing contracts.

One size fits all metering 08 September, 2022 Why has the Nuclear Power Industry failed to embrace and benefit from the digital revolution? Despite the obvious benefits it offers like higher reliability, accuracy, efficiency,...

Koeberg: keeping the lights on for South Africa 06 September, 2022 Imposing rolling blackouts across South Africa even ahead of the winter peak demand season has prompted Eskom to reconsider the timing of its nuclear repair and refurbishment programme.


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