The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois teamed up with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to develop a prototype sodium-cooled nuclear fast reactor.
Cleanup at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues, and a U.S.-based company is again supplying a water treatment system to help.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) completed demonstration work of its MEISTeR remote controlled robot to help with decommissioning efforts inside Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
"H igher-power lasers are predominately used for fabrication, but sometimes we use them for slightly off-the-wall applications," said Dr. Jon Blackburn, Section Manager - Laser and Sheet Processes with TWI.
The modular snake robot developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute made big news this summer when it successfully inspected the bowels of Austria's dormant Zwentendorf nuclear power plant.
Manufacturers of nuclear power plants operate in a unique sphere, where design tolerances are razor-thin, safety requirements unrelenting, and standards for initial quality never bend.
The nuclear industry did not have a reliable process to confidently detect the presence of low power fuel failure in boiling water reactors (BWR) during normal operational conditions.
The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research is helping lead research and development activities for the power generation industry.
The United States commercial nuclear industry appears to be on the verge of resuming construction of new-build, nuclear power plants.
Bechtel National, Inc. is designing, constructing and commissioning the world's largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).