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Counting the cost of cracking
11 August, 2022
The full extent of stress corrosion cracking at EDF’s reactors in France...
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Adopting advanced manufacturing for nuclear power 10 August, 2022 Techniques like additive manufacturing have much to offer the nuclear business, but standards and guidelines need to catch up if nuclear power is to maximise the benefits of...

Nuclear South West: how a private public partnership is plugging the skills gap 03 August, 2022 Hinkley Point B closed on 1st August after 46 years of service. In its time it produced 311 TWh of low-carbon electricity, enough to power every South West home for 33 years whilst...

New perspectives on decommissioning 03 August, 2022 As a growing number of reactors shut down and enter the decommissioning phase, Nuclear Engineering International held its second virtual conference exploring some of the...

Will the Netherlands deliver new nuclear? 28 July, 2022 Who is making decisions to invest in new nuclear? In June, the spotlight moved to the Netherlands. The government website says firmly, “There are no plans to build any new nuclear...

Impress and dress for nuclear safety 27 July, 2022 Increasing focus on worker safety underpins the importance of industrial protective clothing for nuclear operators.

R&D set to minimise waste volumes 21 July, 2022 A new round of US DOE funding is supporting a swathe of new technologies that aim to effect a dramatic reduction in the volume of waste from the new generation of advanced nuclear...

Tiny technologies, big changes 19 July, 2022 Are small digital technologies a threat or an opportunity for the nuclear industry?

From CANDU vision to SMR mission 14 July, 2022 SNC-Lavalin’s Candu Energy sets course to meet the global triple threat of accessible, secure, net-zero energy, in part, by channeling its CANDU know-how into SMR development,...

Nuclear Safety: Zaporizhzhia and military conflict 13 July, 2022 In March, Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and its satellite town. Olexiy Kovynyev reflects on the events and what it means for the safety of...

Nuclear newcomers surge 07 July, 2022 Dozens of countries are turning to nuclear power to meet their energy needs. The nuclear newcomers are here.

Bad timing 06 July, 2022 How the UK government turned plans for a fleet of eight new nuclear reactors into a bad news day.

Canada’s nuclear emergence 30 June, 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...

Building the Gen IV fuel supply chain 29 June, 2022 Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has recently opened two new US facilities to manufacture core materials and its TRISO-based Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated fuel. Kurt Terrani shares...

New build bringing more women into nuclear engineering 23 June, 2022 Traditionally, the nuclear sector has been a male-dominated industry. This International Women in Engineering Day we can and should do more to rebalance representation across the...

World Nuclear Fuel Conference report 22 June, 2022 In the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, concerns over Russia’s major role in the nuclear fuel supply chain have been brought to the fore as the industry seeks to assess potential...

Occupied Chornobyl: the 25-day shift 15 June, 2022 In February, Russian forces took control of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and its surroundings. Olexiy Kovynyev reflects on the events and what it meant for those working on site.

Cranes support new phase at PFSP 14 June, 2022 Cleanup work at Sellafield’s legacy ponds required two enhanced handling systems to reach hard-to-access areas, and to avoid potential collisions with existing lifting equipment.

A decade of progress 09 June, 2022 Accident tolerant fuel technologies are designed to provide additional safety and response time in case of an incident at a nuclear power plant. What progress has been made after...

Building the nuclear circular economy 08 June, 2022 Strengthening nuclear’s contribution to Canada’s net zero transition, Ontario Power Generation creates a centre for nuclear sustainability at the world’s largest decommissioning...


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