News from ETSON and its members*
|15 Mar 2022 | ETSON |||ETSON Members on the situation in Ukrainian NPPs
Concerning the situation in the Ukraine, some members of ETSON have published notes and reports.
|22 Feb 2022 | Jacobs |||Managing nuclear assets the digital way
The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) believes that digital transformation is the future of its asset management. It aims to deliver savings of up £150m per annum through efficient data and information management.
|22 Feb 2022 | Vuje |||Creation of the material archive from decommissioned V1 NPP
VUJE in a consortium with other partners is implementing the Project: “D4.2 Dismantling of Reactor Coolant System Large Components” being a crucial part of V1 Nuclear Power Plant (two units with VVER– 440 reactors located in Jaslovské Bohunice site in Slovakia). In Cooperation with the company JAVYS, a material archive and a related database including all relevant information to specific material parts is created in order to LTO support of the operated units.
|22 Feb 2022 | ENEA |||A surrogate model for atmospheric dispersion in emergency situations leveraging ensemble weather forecasts
Ensemble weather forecasts can be very useful in properly predicting the dispersion of radioactive material in an accident, but they are very expensive to use. We present a surrogate model approach that aims at recovering the information from the whole ensemble while trying to still be fast enough to be used in emergency situations.
|22 Feb 2022 | Jacobs |||How ‘the 9 chrome problem’ has kept Richard busy for 51 years
Richard Brierley's understanding of the intricacies of corrosion has played its part in ensuring safe operation of the UK's nuclear power stations
|22 Feb 2022 | Vuje |||New full scope simulator delivery for NPP V2 Jaslovské Bohunice
New FSS NPP V2 Jaslovské Bohunice is constructed by company VUJE and will be delivered to Slovenské elektrárne in beginning of 2022. After 12 months from beginning of works the new FSS is currently assembled in FSS room. The FAT and SAT tests has to start after finishing of assembly and after a final approval by Slovak regulatory authority ÚJD SR with preliminary date of start of operation in May 2022.
|22 Feb 2022 | ENEA |||Characterization and analysis of groundwater recharge through tritium measurements
Analyzing the concentrations of tritium in groundwater it is possible to trace the age of the aquifer and / or define if the aquifer is polluted by anthropogenic activities
|22 Feb 2022 | Jacobs |||Jacobs team supports clean-up of Scotland’s most radioactive beach
Worries about radioactive contamination will soon be a thing of the past for a coastal community where aircraft components containing radium were disposed of after the second world war
|31 Jan 2022 | SEC NRS |||Participation of the SEC NRS in the implementation of small modular reactors technologies
Nowadays, there are more than seventy small modular reactors (SMR) designs around the world on different stages of development and implementation. Most of the SMR designs adopt advanced or inherent safety features and are deployable either as a single or multi-module plant.
|31 Jan 2022 | PSI |||LRC and BluAct explore innovative filter material
Fission products from the PSI-SINQ gas-jet facility, as operated by LRC, were used to reveal the separation of relevant radionuclides from radioactively contaminated water.
|31 Jan 2022 | Bel V |||Preparation of the post-operational phase of the Belgian NPPs
Bel V is currently actively working on the preparation of the post-operational phase of the life of the Belgian NPPs. This phase directly follows the definitive shutdown and aims in a time period of approximately 5 years at evacuating the spent fuels and the operational waste from the units, and at preparing the dismantling activities.
|31 Jan 2022 | SEC NRS||Regulation of thermonuclear facilities safety
In recent years, the growth of interest is observed with regard to perspective technologies of thermonuclear fusion, as to alternative energy sources, the operation of which does not cause carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere.
|31 Jan 2022 | PSI |||Hydrogen degassing of zirconium under high vacuum conditions
At PSI, young scientists from experimental and modelling labs are working hand in hand in order to better understand the effect of hydrogen on the mechanical properties of zirconium alloys.
|31 Jan 2022 | SEC NRS||Rostechnadzor Attends 27th Annual VVER Forum Meeting
The 27th annual meeting of the Forum of Nuclear Safety Authorities of the Countries Operating VVER Type Reactors (VVER Forum) took place from November 30 to December 2, 2021, via videoconference.
|31 Jan 2022 | PSI |||The common surgical face mask as emergency dosimeter
The Department of Radiation Safety and Security at PSI proposes an additional use to the common surgical face.
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