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Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


NIA report urges DOE focus on commercialisation of advanced nuclear tech

NIA report urges DOE focus on commercialisation of advanced nuclear tech

The Nuclear Innovation Alliance has set out its proposals for ways the US Department of Energy can do more to help to commercialise advanced nuclear technologies.

Nuclear Policies 20 January 2023


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US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal cask for the storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec claims SMR-160 can repurpose any coal-fired plant

Holtec International has applied for a patent for multi-stage compressors that would enable any coal-fired plant to be repurposed by replacing its coal-fired boiler with clean steam from the SMR-160 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

Researchers have developed a method for assessing degradation of stainless steel components using laser beams that could reduce the time and expense needed for conducting safety checks of ageing nuclear power reactors.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2023


Holtec debuts innovative decommissioning technology

Holtec debuts innovative decommissioning technology

The company said the HI-CUT technology used at Indian Point unit 3 has exceeded expectations and "revolutionises" segmentation of reactors undergoing decommissioning.

Corporate 06 January 2023


Robots to be used in trials for REMIX fuel

Robots to be used in trials for REMIX fuel

Russia's TVEL will begin the first trials of its TVS-5 fuel design in 2023 and manufacture the first assemblies robotically, a conference heard.

Uranium & Fuel 30 December 2022


Prototype SMR safety system completed

Prototype SMR safety system completed

X-Energy Reactor Company and Paragon Energy Solutions have worked for two years to deliver, install and test the reactor protection system prototype, a key safety feature of X-energy’s Xe-100 advanced nuclear reactors.

Regulation & Safety 22 December 2022


Method developed for Sellafield floc retrieval

Method developed for Sellafield floc retrieval

A technique has been developed to suck up and move a sludgy radioactive substance, known as flocculant, currently stored in legacy effluent tanks at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, UK.

Waste & Recycling 19 December 2022


Chinese nuclear plant starts supplying industrial heating

Chinese nuclear plant starts supplying industrial heating

China's first nuclear energy industrial heating project has officially been completed and put into operation at the Qinshan nuclear power plant in Zhejiang Province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

Corporate 15 December 2022