Operations & Maintenance

Nuclear life extensions help drive Ontario's decarbonization efforts

Feb 7, 2024

The Canadian province of Ontario announced in January it would refurbish the country’s oldest operating nuclear power plant, the latest overhaul for the aging nuclear fleet.

Nuclear fuel studies look to boost, safeguard reactors

Feb 7, 2024

Studies into Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATFs) and high burn rate fuels will help safeguard reactors in the case of accidents and lend a significant boost to existing reactor efficiency...

Bruce Power unit reconnected to grid; Westinghouse supplies VVER-440 reactor

Sep 14, 2023

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know

AI gains ground in nuclear industry

Jun 14, 2023

Nuclear power plants for decades relied on analogue systems and human operators, but increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence applications are helping streamline operations.

Solving obsolescence a key part of the puzzle for nuclear life extensions

Feb 1, 2023

An increasing number of aging nuclear power plants are being cleared for long-term operations (LTOs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) say solving obsolescence will be key to...

Pro-nuclear campaigns help keep the lights on in California, Ontario

Oct 19, 2022

Soon-to-be-closed nuclear plants in California and Ontario, Canada, were granted life extensions recently, in part due to tireless pro-nuclear advocacy by concerned citizens.

Mexico’s Laguna Verde license extended; Oklo files project plan to NRC

Sep 21, 2022

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know

Regulatory, cost innovations seen as key for next gen nuclear

Jun 22, 2022

Innovations in controlling costs and schedules, and streamlined, globally harmonized regulation are key to developing and deploying next generation nuclear reactors, say industry heads...

Laser-mounted robots: the future of nuclear cleanup

May 24, 2022

Lasers strapped to autonomous aerial drones and free-moving robots may seem like science fiction but could soon be a reality for nuclear facility cleaning and decommissioning.

Modeling advances drive improvements in fuel performance, safety

May 24, 2022

The development of novel modelling and simulation tools on the back of decades of performance data and ever-more-powerful computing capabilities is helping push fuel efficiency and...