Radiation risk reduced

Two million litres of liquid nuclear waste safely pumped from old nuclear waste store

Emergency pump units for nuclear power plant

Safety regulations at many nuclear plants have been considerably tightened, this has led to an increased demand for fire fighting pump systems

Sellafield expert given institute role

A leading nuclear expert from Sellafield Ltd has accepted a prestigious role with the UK’s most influential institute for nuclear professionals

Decommissioning dominates

Investments in the nuclear power industry are dominated by decommissioning, refuelling and safety projects, reports Eugene McCarthy

Europe continues fusion reactor funding

The ITER experimental fusion reactor has secured funding to take it to the operational level. Sean Ottewell reports

Contaminated equipment recovered from nuclear fuel storage pond

Pond has to be emptied carefully as part of a clean-up and decommissioning of oldest nuclear facilities in the UK

Camera systems for the nuclear industry

In highly radioactive environments camera servicing or replacement are not an option

Nuclear industry focuses on Generation III technology and small modular reactors

Generation III power technology and advances in small modular reactors are driving developments in the nuclear power generation market. Sean Ottewell reports

Vacuum equipment plays a key role uranium enrichment

Oerlikon Leybold’s vacuum solutions deal for a nuclear plant presently under construction in the United States

Nuclear plant pile chimney opened for first time in over 17 years

Work is now underway for the major demolition of the filter gallery structure and this is due to be completed by the end of 2014

Instrument protection system targets nuclear industry

Hima-Sella to develop a two-tier, fail-safe Instrument Protection System to include the EMPHASIS-approved Planar4 logic solver

Double Drax contract win for Capula

Imtech UK’s Capula business division has won two contracts with Shepherd Engineering Services for work at the Drax Power Station

High efficiency, high reliability cooling water pumps

Specially designed for pumping large quantities of critical cooling water within fossil and nuclear power generation applications

Developing nuclear skills

National Skills Academy Nuclear & National Nuclear Laboratory Sign Agreement on high level skills for the nuclear sector

Metal reactor decommissioning

Dealing with the coolant when decommissioning liquid metal cooled reactors, is a demanding and hazardous challenge. Jason Casper looks at how this may be addressed to complete the timely decommissioning of the UK's Dounreay reactors

Tackling challenging nuclear clean-up projects

Bo Wier looks at the challenges involved to complete one of the world's deepest nuclear clean-ups, and at some of the innovative approaches being deployed to accelerate the programme whilst minimising cost

Waste interim storage: the cost efficiency challenge

In the on-going search for the optimum solution for interim storage of radioactive waste, Val Drake, looks at the factors to take into account in reviewing the alternatives, and considers whether one of the first waste package designs could still be the most cost-effective

Phase two of Sellafield project contracted

Involves completion of the design, specifications, procurement packages and safety case support

Geological exploration for storage of radioactive waste

DMT concludes a 2D seismic survey campaign in northern Switzerland



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