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Vogtle unit to test 6%-enriched fuel

Vogtle unit to test 6%-enriched fuel

Lead test assemblies of Westinghouse-developed nuclear fuel are to be loaded into unit 2 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, marking the first planned installation of nuclear fuel enriched to more than 5% uranium-235 in a US commercial reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 28 January 2022


Nuclear plus energy storage an opportunity for Ontario

Nuclear plus energy storage an opportunity for Ontario

A combination of emission-free electricity from the Bruce nuclear power plant paired with long-duration energy storage can help maintain the reliability of Ontario's electricity system while reducing reliance on gas-fired plants, a report by the Nuclear Innovation Institute concludes.

Energy & Environment 28 January 2022


Autonomous forklift developed for use in Canadian repository

Autonomous forklift developed for use in Canadian repository

Canadian custom mobile heavy equipment company MEDATech has designed an autonomous forklift to move and stack bentonite-encased radioactive waste canisters underground. The equipment has been developed at the request of Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation.

Waste & Recycling 28 January 2022


Digital platform launched for repowering coal plants

Digital platform launched for repowering coal plants

Bryden Wood has created a new digital platform for making the replacement of coal-fired boilers at existing power plants with advanced modular nuclear reactors possible at scale and speed.

Energy & Environment 25 January 2022


New method for decontamination

New method for decontamination

Scientists at Russia's Bochvar Institute have developed a more effective way to decontaminate laboratory equipment which will reduce the amount of radioactive waste that is produced, as well as its residual radioactivity.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2022


Escape room enhances emergency response training

Escape room enhances emergency response training

A training course at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site is using an "escape room" to help employees learn to perform under pressure while using respiratory protection equipment.

Regulation & Safety 21 January 2022


'Telexistence' contest for UK nuclear decommissioning

'Telexistence' contest for UK nuclear decommissioning

A competition with a fund of GBP1.3 million (USD1.8 million) has been launched to find ways for a human operator "to project in" by using virtual reality equipment to remotely perform complex tasks and operate equipment from a safe distance.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2022


Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

British engineering group Rolls-Royce has opened new offices at Space Park Leicester to develop its expertise in nuclear power applications for space. Being based there will enable Rolls-Royce employees to better collaborate with researchers from the University of Leicester.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

A prototype system for General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant has successfully demonstrated a critical element of the Canadian company's proprietary Magnetised Target Fusion technology.

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


USNC licenses 3D printing for reactor component manufacture

USNC licenses 3D printing for reactor component manufacture

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has licensed a novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which the Seattle-based company says is ideal for manufacturing components for its advanced nuclear reactor designs.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022