nuclear industry Articles

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Nuclear Industry Testing of PetroZorb Application

    The article describes application of PetroZorb microporous sorbent for application to the removal and disposal of radioactive liquids in the nuclear industry.  The material removes the presence of liquid, enabling the waste to be transported as a solid, and reduces the radioactive vapors to an acceptable level. Previous to this ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

  • Boom-or-doom riddle for nuclear industry

    The headline figures for 2014 from the nuclear industry describe a worldwide boom in progress, with 73 reactors presently being built and another 481 new ones either planned or approved. The World Nuclear Association (WNA) official website paints a rosy picture of an industry expected to expand dramatically by 2030. It says that over the period 1996 to 2013 the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Nuclear Industry

    Bradwell nuclear power station is located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater in Essex. Construction of Bradwell power station began in December 1957 and electricity generation started in 1962. It had two Magnox reactors producing 242 Megawatts of electricity. It could supply enough electricity to meet the combined needs of three towns the size of Chelmsford, Colchester ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Ionising radiation and the health of nuclear industry workers

    The data on deaths from all causes and cancers among workers in the nuclear industry are considered in the light of the data published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2007 (Vrijheid et al., 2007; Thierry-Chef et al., 2007; Cardis et al., 2007). The dose-effect relationship is assumed to be linear with an arbitrary sign of the slope. A zero effect of the dose is also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental attitudes in the UK nuclear energy industry

    The relatively low carbon footprint of nuclear energy development, when compared to fossil fuel alternatives, is widely cited as one of the main factors influencing the recent policy trend in the UK. This paper examines the shift in UK nuclear energy policy in the 21st century from a position opposed to atomic energy expansion to one in its favour, focusing on the role of carbon emissions. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge management for nuclear industry operating organisations

    Maintaining nuclear competencies in the nuclear industry and nuclear regulatory authorities will be one of the most critical challenges in the near future. The purposes of this paper are to identify the fundamental elements needed for an effective Knowledge Management (KM) system, share with nuclear industry operating organisation managers the lessons learned in the industry regarding KM and, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge management initiatives in the Canadian nuclear industry

    The Canadian nuclear industry has been faced with many challenges in the area of Knowledge Management (KM) over the past decade. Increasing levels of retirement have come at a time when the industry is facing increased demand for experienced nuclear scientists and engineers for refurbishment, decommissioning and new builds. In the mid-1990s, the industry was faced with the prospect of a growing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Nuclear Energy Industry Analysis and 2018 Forecasts

    Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the global nuclear energy marketUse the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the global nuclear energy marketLeading company profiles reveal details of key nuclear energy market players' global operations and financial performanceAdd weight to ...

  • Risk management of knowledge loss in nuclear industry organisations

    Maintaining nuclear competencies in the nuclear industry and nuclear regulatory authorities will be one of the most critical challenges in the near future. As many nuclear experts around the world are approaching retirement, the potential exists for the loss of a substantial amount of critical nuclear knowledge and corporate memory. The loss of such employees, many of whom literally designed, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Education for the nuclear power industry: Swedish perspective

    In the Swedish nuclear power industry staff, very few newly employed have a deep education in reactor technology. To remedy this, a joint education company, Nuclear Training and Safety Center (KSU), has been formed. To ensure that nuclear competence will be available also in a long-term perspective, the Swedish nuclear power industry and the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) have formed a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Feeding the nuclear pipeline: enabling a global nuclear future

    Nuclear energy, which exhibits a unique combination of environmental and sustainable attributes, appears strongly positioned to play a much larger and more pivotal role in the mix of future global energy supplies than it has played in the past. Unfortunately, enrolment patterns in nuclear engineering programmes have seriously eroded over the past decade – causing alarmingly low enrolment levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear code of ethics

    The nuclear industry is inseparable from the other techniques making up our industrial society. It is not an excrescence that can be lanced without impinging upon the other sectors of this society, one of whose aspects is its interrelativity. The ethical question concerning nuclear energy in its application, its operation, its use, is part of a wider question from which it cannot be separated: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European nuclear education network

    In most countries within the European Union that rely to a significant extent on nuclear power, neither undergraduate nor PhD education is producing a sufficient number of engineers and doctors to fill the needs of the industry. As a result of an EU-supported project, a new education organisation, European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), has recently been established, with the aim to establish ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Africa and its nuclear renaissance

    Against the background of power shortages, higher prices for oil and gas and the creeping effects of climate change, the nuclear power renaissance has become a global catch phrase. Several African nations are seriously considering the nuclear power option and making exploratory steps toward this objective. The rising expectations for nuclear power are also driven by abundant uranium resources in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global nuclear crisis

    We are living in a world rife with many types of crises. The most prominent and urgent crisis involves the Earth's ecology. Environmental crises involving ozone depletion, global warming, toxic and radioactive wastes, air pollution, industrial accidents, etc., are affecting communities around the world. This paper examines changes in crisis management theory and practice. In the past two decades, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

    Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. With reactors retiring early and proposed ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The future of nuclear power worldwide

    Energy production from fossil fuels, mainly natural gas and coal, contributes significantly to global warming through large-scale greenhouse gas emissions, mainly of hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. At least for the next few decades, one of the realistic options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy production could be the increasing use of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

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