Operations & Maintenance

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...

Canada's nuclear industry ‘blindsided’ after exclusion from green bond framework

Mar 22, 2022

Many in Canada’s nuclear industry have been left questioning the federal government’s commitment to the technology after nuclear power was excluded from the first ever Canadian-dollar-...

Exelon NPPs saved but US plants remain vulnerable without national support

Sep 21, 2021

Illinois legislators have passed a bill that will secure the future of two nuclear plants in the state and, while the bill is site specific, there are signs that public opinion and...

Report calls for more R&D into material degradation

Aug 10, 2021

Degradation of structural materials must be further researched in new nuclear designs and potential mechanisms characterized and understood, according to a recent report.

Radiation-detecting drone launched; JV formed to mine cryptocurrencies with nuclear

Aug 10, 2021

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

AI finds a place in nuclear O&M

Jul 20, 2021

The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) can make nuclear power plants cheaper to operate and maintain, and more flexible as part of a mixed generation grid, but...

US program aims to cut nuclear construction costs

Jul 20, 2021

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a multi-million-dollar program to develop three technologies, already common within other industries, to reign in ballooning...

EDF moves Dungeness B into defueling stage; DOE requests record funding for nuclear

Jun 15, 2021

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

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