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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.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

The application and interpretation of the same safety objectives into specific national regulatory requirements and guidance result in significant differences between the same reactor design when deployed in different countries, writes Claude Mayoral. A more harmonised approach to regulation will be needed to enable the widespread deployment of small modular and advanced reactor designs.

13 January 2022


Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

The agreement signed by Rusatom Overseas and Seligdar covers the supply and consumption of energy from a small modular reactor nuclear power plant to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in northeast Russia's Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


OKG signs hydrogen supply contract

OKG signs hydrogen supply contract

Swedish power company OKG AB has signed its first contract to supply hydrogen produced at its Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. According to the agreement with Linde Gas AB, the first delivery of hydrogen produced with fossil-free nuclear power will be completed early this year.

Corporate 20 January 2022


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

Viewpoint: Collaboration - the key to streamlining nuclear regulation

The application and interpretation of the same safety objectives into specific national regulatory requirements and guidance result in significant differences between the same reactor design when deployed in different countries, writes Claude Mayoral. A more harmonised approach to regulation will be needed to enable the widespread deployment of small modular and advanced reactor designs.

13 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


US national labs support international waste disposal research

US national labs support international waste disposal research

Modelling and laboratory work at three US Department of Energy national laboratories is being undertaken to support the HotBENT international field experiment to evaluate the behaviour of bentonite clay used as an impermeable backfill in deep geological repositories for high-level waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2022


Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

International engineering group Assystem has been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. The company said this new multi-year contract will be key to bringing the UK's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years into operation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2022


EDF considers next move after French government's energy sale plan

EDF considers next move after French government's energy sale plan

Unions at the French energy giant EDF are calling for strike action over government measures designed to control fuel bill rises, which the company estimates could cost it as much as EUR8.4 billion (USD9.5 billion).

Corporate 19 January 2022


Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project is helping contribute to economic revitalisation in Ontario, the company said today as it announced new contracts and manufacturing milestones with its partners in the province. These include the completion of calandria tube manufacturing for unit 3; a new contract to automate the installation of the tubes; and a contract for the replacement of steam generators at Bruce 3 and 4.

Corporate 19 January 2022


Lithuania to tackle Soviet-era waste store

Lithuania to tackle Soviet-era waste store

Lithuania is to demolish the outdated MaiĊĦiagala radioactive waste storage facility and permanently dispose of the waste it holds. A tender for buildings and equipment for the project has been launched.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2022


Another GDF community partnership forms in Cumbria

Another GDF community partnership forms in Cumbria

A community partnership has been formed in Allerdale, Cumbria, UK, to take forward discussions around siting a geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. The Allerdale GDF Community Partnership is the third to form, following Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership and South Copeland GDF Community Partnership in late-2021.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2022