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Innovative technology enhances NuScale SMR safety

NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a new safety display and indication system for NuScale’s small modular reactor which they say is the first application of field programmable gate array (FGPA) technology for real-time display and monitoring in the US commercial nuclear industry.

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Why diversity is key for the UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021 a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group’s (NSSG) strategic plan has found.

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Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor and the 43rd time it has been carried out there since it started operations in 1973.

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Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion are collaborating on a project to convert fusion reactions into heat to enable clean power production. The ‘fusion island’ project is to be partly funded by a grant from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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