Operations & Maintenance

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.

Tech advances make drones a must-have for nuclear operators

Jun 15, 2021

Technical advances in Unmanned Ariel and Ground Vehicles (UAV or UGV) mean they have quickly become a must-have piece of kit for the nuclear industry.

Overhaul gives test reactor new lease of life

Jun 1, 2021

The world’s most powerful and versatile test reactor is up for its sixth major overhaul since it began operating in 1967 and technological upgrades over the last five years mean the...

Surry Power cleared to extend operations; US eyes nuclear tax credits

May 11, 2021

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

Nuclear’s adoption of disruptive technologies to be handled with care

Apr 6, 2021

Artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, blockchain, robotics and drones and Internet of Things could all, potentially, change the nuclear industry forever, but technology that...