Results 1 - 10 of 28
Results 1 - 10 of 28. Search took: 0.025 seconds
|Sort by: date | relevance|
[en] In 2018, the Academy of the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN has launched together with the Joint European Research Center EC-JRC the first edition of the Nuclear Game Challenge. This interactive and educational game was developed around nuclear themes and applications and contributes to informing present and future generations on nuclear themes to preserve knowledge. The article discusses this and other initiatives to improve scientific literacy among young people in the field of ionising radiation and its applications.
[en] On 20 September 2018, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN signed the Green Deal ‘Business & Biodiversity’ charter aimed at turning business and industries greener, with a view to the preservation of local fauna and flora. The article discusses current and future plans environmental management.
[en] In a first part, this report presents the legal activity of the French Commission for the Regulation of Energy (CRE): organisation of the legal affairs directorate, statistics of legal activities and contentious appeals. The second part proposes an overview of the situation of important issues and of related actions: regulations of services of management of customers under unique contract, the certification of electric power and natural gas transport network managers (implementation of a new simplified procedure, new challenges), dynamic regulation of energy transition in non interconnected areas, the CORDIS expertise in the field of dispute resolutions. The third part presents syntheses of the main decisions and deliberations
[en] The Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN has developed unique expertise in the dismantling of nuclear facilities. The article describes techniques used for the dismantling of the M2 hot cell located at the Lab for High and Medium-high Activity (LHMA). This hot cell was used for carrying out destructive mechanical operations on spent fuel from nuclear reactors. Furthermore, the article discusses the dismantling of cell 11, in which tensile and pressure mechanics tests on reactor vessel steel and irradiated materials from nuclear power plants were conducted.
[en] The EDF Group is one of the world's leading energy companies, active in all areas from generation to trading and network management. It has a sound business model, evenly balanced between regulated and deregulated activities. With its first-rate human resources, R and D capability, expertise in engineering and operating generation plants and networks, as well as its energy eco-efficiency offers, the Group delivers competitive solutions that help ensure sustainable economic development and climate protection. The EDF Group is the leader in the French and UK electricity markets and has solid positions in Italy and numerous other European countries, as well as industrial operations in Asia and the United States. Everywhere it operates, the Group is a model of quality public service for the energy sector. After a map illustrating the worldwide dimension of EDF, and an interview of the EDF's chairman, this report presents and comments the financial performance and the sustainable development indicators of EDF activity in 2010. Then, after a presentation of the world energy context, it presents and comments EDF's main activities: energy production and engineering, network management, trading. It presents and comments the operational performance of the company in different countries (France, United Kingdom, Italy, and other countries) and evokes additional activities. The next chapter deals with human resources and with innovation and R and D activities. The last chapter presents governance structures and financial results
[en] Centre de la Manche disposal facility is the first French surface disposal facility for low and intermediate level short lived radioactive waste. It has been operated for 25 years, from 1969 to 1994. The facility was licensed for the institutional control period in 2003. As there were significant changes in the design of vaults or in waste acceptance criteria during the 25 years of operation, it was decided to implement a capping system including a bituminous membrane that would be able to sustain strains that might be caused by the settlement of waste packages in the eldest parts of the facility, where conditioning modes were different than those as presently practiced. In 2008 Andra submitted to ASN, the regulatory body in France, a file related to the safety of the facility including a study of the opportunity to modify capping system. Andra's project was to improve long term watertightness and to stabilize the sides of the cover by smoother slopes through a progressive approach. This file was completed in early 2015 by a progress report providing in particular results on studies related to the durability of the bituminous membrane. They take into account periodical measurements performed on samples of the membrane extracted from the capping system and studies performed on the phenomenology of ageing of the membrane. These data support the strategy of improvement of the capping system developed by Andra in order to achieve a more passive surveillance. (authors)
[en] In 2018, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN completed the construction of the “Emergency Medical & Measurement” building. The building hosts an early warning system for low radioactivity contamination (Snow White), a mini hospital, a lab division and an emergency planning room.
[en] The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, ENSI, is responsible for overseeing nuclear installations in Switzerland. It inspects and monitors the five nuclear power plants (Beznau 1 and 2, Muehleberg, Goesgen and Leibstadt), the interim storage facilities based at each plant, the Central Interim Storage Facility of Zwilag in Wuerenlingen together with the nuclear installations at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the University of Basel and the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Using a combination of inspections, regulatory meetings, checks, analyses and the reporting of the operators of individual facilities, ENSI obtains the required overview of nuclear safety in these facilities. It ensures that they are operated as required by law and in compliance with the terms of their operating licences. ENSI's regulatory responsibilities also include the transport of radioactive materials from and to nuclear facilities and preparations for a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. ENSI maintains its own emergency organisation, which is an integral part of the national emergency structure that would be activated in the event of a serious incident at a nuclear facility in Switzerland. The Nuclear Energy Act, the Nuclear Energy Ordinance, the Radiation Protection Act, the Radiation Protection Ordinance and other rules and regulations on nuclear safety and security in particular on staff training, emergency protection, the transport of radioactive material and deep geological storage form the legal basis for ENSI's supervisory role. Based on these legal foundations ENSI writes and updates its own guidelines. Within these it formulates the criteria according to which it assesses the activities and projects of the operators of the nuclear installations. ENSI reports periodically on its supervisory activities and the nuclear safety of Swiss nuclear installations. It keeps the public informed about events and findings in the nuclear installations, for example within the framework of public meetings and specialist talks. This ENSI Oversight Report forms part of its periodic reporting. In addition, ENSI publishes an annual Radiation Protection Report and an annual Research and Experience Report. Chapters 1 to 4 of this Oversight Report deal with operational experience, systems technology, radiological protection and the management of the five nuclear power plants. ENSI performs a separate safety evaluation for each nuclear power plant for the reporting year. Chapter 5 deals with the Central Interim Storage Facility (Zwilag) at Wuerenlingen. Chapters 6 and 7 are devoted to the nuclear facilities at PSI and the research reactor of EPFL as well as the decommissioned research reactor of the University of Basel. Chapter 8 covers the transport of radioactive materials from and to Swiss nuclear facilities. Chapter 9 covers the deep geological storage of radioactive waste including work within the framework of the Sectoral Plan. Finally, Chapter 10 deals with generic issues relevant to all facilities such as probabilistic safety analyses.
[en] The principal activities of EDF Energy Holdings Limited and subsidiaries together during the year continued to be the provision and supply of electricity and gas to commercial, residential and industrial customers, and the generation of electricity through a portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, coal, gas and renewable generation. The Group is also involved in the construction of nuclear new build assets. This document is EDF Energy group annual report for the year 2018. It includes: the Strategic report, the Directors' report, the Directors' responsibilities statement, the independent Auditor's report to the Members of EDF Energy Holdings Limited, the Consolidated income statement, the Consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the Consolidated balance sheet, the Consolidated cash flow statement, the Consolidated statement of changes in equity, the Notes to the consolidated financial statements, the Company balance sheet, the Company statement of changes in equity, and the Notes to the Company financial statements
[en] After a presentation of some key figures related to various aspects of clean technologies (evolution of energy consumption, energetic renovation, energy saving certificates, renewable energy productions and regional productions), this publication proposes comments on the evolution of French public policies, on the high level of company financing, on the financing of clean technology projects, on innovation, on the industrial concentration in the renewable energy sector, on the development of aggregators, on the development of battery-based storage, on the development of biogas, on the development of electric vehicles, and on the commitment of local communities and regions.