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With more than 11,000 readers throughout 60 countries, Nuclear News is recognized worldwide as the flagship trade publication for the nuclear field. News reports cover plant operations, maintenance, security, international developments, waste management, fuel, and industry. The magazine has been published by the American Nuclear Society since 1959.


Featured Articles


Robert Coward: Playing on an All-Star Team

In early 2003, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating company (FENOC) was facing some serious challenges with its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant outside Oak Harbor, Ohio. The previous spring, the company had discovered the infamous "hole in the head" of the reactor pressure vessel... (More)



Human factors for main control room modernization

For the current light-water reactor operating fleet, control rooms consist of an expensive set of control boards to accommodate the thousands of discrete controls and indications required by analog control technologies... (More)


Capacity Factors: Close to a New Peak

Starting in the 1990s, the company once known as the Middle South Utilities and then rebranded as Entergy Corporation was a leader in a trend that had the effect of continuing the operation of power reactors that might have closed long before their license expirations... (More)


In the News

Waste Management - Yucca Mountain: GAO outlines steps needed to resume licensing process

The GAO has identified four key steps that the NRC, the DOE, and others would need to take in order to license the proposed high-level waste repository in Nevada. (More)


Policy & Legislation - Congress $1 Trillion Spending Bill Signed

The latest omnibus appropriations bill provides more funding for the DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy and the NNSA, less for the NRC. (More)


Waste Management - Spent Fuel: Holtec Submits License Application for Interim Storage Facility

Holtec International continues to pursue consolidated interim storage of spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico. (More)


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Delivering On-time Products to the Nuclear Industry Worldwide

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Solutions for Application Obsolescence in Nuclear Power Plants

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Identifying Root Causes and Methods for Eliminating Leakage

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Why I&C Rooms Don't Modernize Their Instrumentation

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