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Great British Nuclear urgently needs a skills plan to supercharge its talent pipeline
26 May, 2022
The Government’s Energy Security Strategy is proposing a new approach to...
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Nuclear power position in the Philippines 26 May, 2022 Joseph Somsel looks at prospects for nuclear power in the Philippines, ahead of the May presidential election

A new approach to project delivery at Sellafield 24 May, 2022 Almost three years into its 20-year life, the Programme and Project Partners model used at Sellafield is beginning to achieve firsts for the nuclear industry.

Real-time weld defect identification 19 May, 2022 A technique that allows defects in fusion welds to be detected in real time will save time and cost in the nuclear sector and beyond. By Tony Burnett

A new phase for HPC 18 May, 2022 Can Hinkley Point C’s construction team step up as the project enters a new phase?

Extending Cernavoda 1 12 May, 2022 Romania is preparing for refurbishment of Cernavoda 1.

Unlocking the potential of robotics in nuclear 05 May, 2022 Christian Pilon, Head of Robotics - Nuclear at SNC Lavalin, explores the opportunities for integration of robots with remote-control and digital twin technologies in the nuclear industry.

Laser ablation: becoming an option for nuclear decontamination 04 May, 2022 Laser ablation systems designed for cleaning, de-coating and decontamination can save the nuclear industry time and minimise costs. By Timothy Niemeier

A new dawn for nuclear in Canada’s low-carbon future 26 April, 2022 The annual Canadian Nuclear Association conference was held from 12-14 April. “Together for Net Zero,” landed on the heels of a federal commitment to radical decarbonisation and a...

Small modular reactors: what are the barriers to deployment? 26 April, 2022 Could small modular reactors be a game changer in nuclear energy’s contribution to tackling climate change? Charles McCombie, Robert Budnitz, Noura Mansouri, H-Holger Rogner,...

India’s activities in nuclear fusion 21 April, 2022 Fusion power is seen as an important part of India’s long-term energy supply. The government hopes to build domestic demonstrators by mid-century. Saurav Jha reports

Arrangements for decommissioning the AGRs 20 April, 2022 A report from the UK’s National Audit Office examines whether the government’s arrangements for decommissioning Britain’s fleet of advanced-gas-cooled reactors offers value for money

The nuclear power position in the Philippines 14 April, 2022 Joseph Somsel looks at prospects for nuclear power in the Philippines, ahead of the May presidential election

Is it time to consider deep boreholes for nuclear waste disposal? 11 April, 2022 New research affirms that there is growing interest worldwide in deep boreholes as an option for the disposal of nuclear waste. By Chris Parker

Monitoring drone developments in the nuclear sector 07 April, 2022 Drones are becoming commonplace and are increasingly being used for radiation monitoring. Judith Perera reviews some recent projects and developments

Innovative robotics for radwaste management 05 April, 2022 A robotic-assisted handling system is being developed in the Virero project to categorise and sort radioactive waste components. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2023....

Is it time for Ireland to consider nuclear power? 31 March, 2022 Ireland wants to reduce electricity emissions intensity to 100g/kWh by 2030 by doubling renewable output. Denis Duff explains why he believes it is time to consider nuclear

Finland’s path to final disposal of nuclear waste 31 March, 2022 We look back at Posiva’s four-decade journey leading to an operating licence application and construction of the world’s first deep geological repository

The waste-burning Stable Salt Reactor 21 March, 2022 Moltex says its Stable Salt Reactor can solve two major issues with current nuclear plants: the upfront costs and the growing amount of waste. Ian Scott and Simon Newton explain

Securing the cloud 09 March, 2022 Adoption of cloud technologies is a key enabler across the nuclear sector. David Sylvester discusses the security considerations

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