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Acceptance testing in the nuclear industry (Factory, Site, Operational, etc.), are tests conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification, nuclear safety and contract are fully met. Each system should be assigned a classification, then checking is performed on...
A Trident missile fired last year from a Royal Navy nuclear submarine off the Florida coast malfunctioned and headed to the mainland during a routine test, but Whitehall ordered a news blackout to avoid “severe panic,” the Sunday Times...
The regulatory guide for reviewing the licensee's technical report for the extension of the operating period of commercial power reactors, enacted in November 2013, requires evaluation of the proof stress of the concrete structures of nuclear power plants operated...
Extremely high radiation levels have been recorded inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, almost six years after the plant suffered a triple explosion. The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure...
The Baker (explosion) nuclear test, which was carried out on 25 July 1946 at Bikini Atoll, was one of two nuclear detonations under Operation Crossroads, was the fifth nuclear weapon detonation in human history, and was the first ever...
Unit 3 at the South Ukraine NPP suffered an emergency shutdown on 27 November. The Ministry of Energy said it had been disconnected from the grid to identify and eliminate the causes of the reactor scram. Emissions and discharges...
Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program has been suffering a skills shortage for the last ten years, posing a threat to nuclear safety, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report says. The latest annual report from the UK MoD’s, Defence Nuclear Safety...
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring...
Westinghouse Electric Company, founded in 1886, one which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday 27 March 2017, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the...

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