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Hearings raise a jobs question: nuclear or tourism?
22 July, 2021
Public hearings during the development consent process for Sizewell C...
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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,...

Upgrading Browns Ferry 2 15 July, 2021 The latest outage at the Browns Ferry 2 BWR included the largest scope of turbine deck work since original construction, as well as new fuel innovations.

The light at the end of the tunnel 14 July, 2021 In May 2001, the proposal to construct a high-level waste repository at Eurajoki near Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear plant was approved by lawmakers.

Stator delivery to Darlington 08 July, 2021 Canada’s second-largest nuclear facility is undergoing a major refurbishment so that it can supply clean energy for decades to come. Transport of a vital component relied on using...

Canada’s nuclear path 07 July, 2021 The 40th annual Canadian Nuclear Society conference delivered two clear messages: Canada’s nuclear future is now and there is room for everyone. Jacquie Hoornweg reports

Nuclear power and hydrogen 01 July, 2021 Paul Lalovich and Ed Bodmer discuss the economics and finance of nuclear power and hydrogen cogeneration.

A roadmap to net zero 30 June, 2021 The International Energy Agency has presented a roadmap for the global energy sector to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. What contribution could nuclear make?

The security of advanced reactors 24 June, 2021 Álvaro Acevedo discusses the security challenges facing advanced reactors and the work being carried out by the World Institute for Nuclear Security.

Finland: designing for disposal 23 June, 2021 Finland’s Posiva is collaborating to utilise modern technologies in the world’s first final disposal facility.

Is fusion moving closer? 17 June, 2021 Insights from an analysis of global fusion patent applications filed. By Andrew Thompson

Laying the groundwork for a UK repository 16 June, 2021 NEI looks at some of Radioactive Waste Management’s research activities, which are supporting preparations for a UK geological disposal facility.

Big changes at Hanford 09 June, 2021 The last couple of years have seen the skyline change at the US Hanford site. The next are likely to see changes underground, as a complex new low-activity waste management system...

Construction on the double 09 June, 2021 Systems engineering is at the heart of the modular construction that will be applied to SMRs, says Andrew Robb and in future a digital twin will keep it current.

Using waste to fuel future reactors 03 June, 2021 David Bradbury, George Elder, David Hebditch and Susan Hewish suggest how today’s nuclear waste can be used as future nuclear fuel and how this could affect management of existing...

Poland bets on nuclear to meet EU climate goals 02 June, 2021 Witold Strzelecki discusses why Poland is looking to nuclear energy to help decarbonise its power system

Stepping into the future 27 May, 2021 Rob Learney explains why the nuclear industry must enter the digital age

Will the US infrastructure plan look to nuclear? 26 May, 2021 New US president Joe Biden has ambitious plans to use massive post-Covid investment to upgrade the country’s crumbling infrastructure and join the rush to low-carbon. Will it be...

Qualifying canned motor pumps 19 May, 2021 A multidisciplinary study focusing on nuclear qualification, electrical-thermal modelling and testing has been carried out in order to increase the service life of canned motors and...

Spot the robot 18 May, 2021 Engineers from RACE are developing autonomous and remote handling systems for fusion energy, the nuclear industry and other sectors with hazardous environments. RACE’s Guy...


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