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How augmented reality can advance nuclear operations
23 September, 2021
Augmented reality (AR) enables workers at reactors to access manuals...
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Nuclear: building industry in Bridgwater 23 September, 2021 Sam Orchard explains how the local supply chain has been supporting construction of the UK’s Hinkley Point C

UK hydrogen strategy: a role for nuclear? 15 September, 2021 Hydrogen is attracting growing interest worldwide, not least in the UK, where an H2 strategy has recently been launched. The nuclear industry sees significant opportunities

India’s dual track approach to nuclear new-build 14 September, 2021 India is to construct a fleet of domestically-designed reactors, along with VVERs imported from Russia and EPRs from France, Saurav Jha reports

Pipe repair at Bugey 08 September, 2021 The decision by EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its Bugey nuclear power plant in France has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially

Nuclear energy to play key role in Russia’s Arctic development 07 September, 2021 The 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostock in September saw a number of key agreements signed, which indicated a key role for nuclear energy in Russia’s plans...

Canada gives one for the team 02 September, 2021 As Natural Resource Canada’s nuclear director, Diane Cameron helped chart the country’s nuclear roadmap and brought the technology into the climate change conversation. Ahead of her...

Using robots to clear the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo 02 September, 2021 Cavendish Nuclear and Sellafield have embraced robots in handling legacy intermediate level waste at the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo

Retrofitting obsolete alarm annunciators 26 August, 2021 When it comes to industrial alarm annunciators, many facilities suffer from issues relating to obsolescence management. As many former alarm system manufacturers are no longer...

LongOps robotics 25 August, 2021 NEI learns more about LongOps, the new international programme for robotics in nuclear decommissioning and fusion.

Innovation snakes its way into the core of nuclear culture 19 August, 2021 Duke Energy explains how it is embracing innovation by using drones, robots and virtual reality to improve worker safety and plant reliability.

Phasing out nuclear power in Taiwan 18 August, 2021 With the recent closure of Kuosheng 1, Jeremy Wilcox examines the broader effect of Taiwan’s planned nuclear phaseout on the energy landscape in that country.

Does Japan offer rich pickings for SMRs? 12 August, 2021 Japan is pushing to lead the way on advanced and small modular reactors. The country has put it high on the list of its economic and societal reform plans. But whilst the desire to be...

Virtual reality in the nuclear industry 11 August, 2021 The nuclear industry is embracing virtual reality technology to optimise its operations and improve safety, as a recent white paper from Tecknotrove Systems explains.

Driving digital transformation 05 August, 2021 Digitalisation makes nuclear power cheaper and safer, and creates engineering jobs, according to experts speaking at a recent industry webinar. Rumyana Vakarelska reports.

All change at the UK’s LLWR 04 August, 2021 Through its management of the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository and the National Low Level Waste Programme, an Amentum-led joint venture helped to reduce disposal costs, open new...

Go big or go small? 29 July, 2021 Applying “The Rule of 50”: Volume reduction and waste minimisation vs. shipment for direct disposal. By Michael Brisbin Miller

Spotlight on the SonicSMR project 28 July, 2021 UK-based business Laser Additive Solutions Ltd is leading a government- funded innovation project to develop high-quality additive manufacturing techniques for civil nuclear...

Hearings raise a jobs question: nuclear or tourism? 22 July, 2021 Public hearings during the development consent process for Sizewell C have useful lessons for follow-on plants, Janet Wood reports

Chernobyl’s IFS-2 milestone 21 July, 2021 On 26 April 2021, thirty-five years from the day the accident struck Chernobyl, Ukraine made history by opening the site’s interim storage facility (ISF-2) for spent nuclear fuel,...

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