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With nearly 11,000 readers throughout 58 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.


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ATF: Accelerated innovation through collaboration

During the ANS Winter Meeting, a panel session focused on the development and deployment of accident-tolerant fuel... (More)







3 Major Steps for Solidifying A Culture of Excellence in your Organization

Sponsored by: Accelerant Solutions*

Step 1 – Identify Your Biggest Pain Points Using Causal Analysis

It’s quite easy to make assumptions that you know what the problem actually is without performing an analysis, however, it’s best to remove all assumptions from the equation and allow the tools and processes to perform the heavy lifting for you.

It might surprise you that by performing an analysis without discrimination or bias you come to determine your real problems are something quite different than what you first imagined…(More)



A Diamond in Dogpatch: The 75th Anniversary of the Graphite Reactor 
Part 2: The Postwar Years

Following World War II, the Graphite Reactor was the foundation upon which Oak Ridge National Laboratory was built, and it gave birth to many of the technologies we take for granted in the 21st century... (More)


A Diamond in Dogpatch: The 75th Anniversary of the Graphite Reactor 
Part 1: The War Years

The Graphite Reactor and its companion plutonium separations facility in Oak Ridge played an extraordinary role in the success of the Manhattan Project’s atomic bomb design and production effort... (More)








A Drinking Water Purification System for Nuclear Reactor Personnel

Sponsored by: Argonide Corporation*

The chance that terrorists or state actors will strike at the water supplies of small groups of industrial, governmental or infrastructural (e.g. nuclear plant operations) is real. After recognizing the suspected plot of the microwave irradiation causing sickness of U. S. personnel in Cuba, it would not be far fetched for a state actor to consider the contamination of the drinking water of a nuclear plant. Even without intentional attempts there are several situations where nuclear plant drinking water could be unexpectedly contaminated... (More)



Davis-Besse’s 20th outage: The “Drive For 25”

As a result of detailed planning, improved communications, and a united effort, Davis-Besse and its contractors achieved their 25-day outage goal—a plant record... (More)


Nuclear News Special Section: Nonproliferation

810 shades of gray

You may have heard of 10 CFR Part 810, but it’s not everything... (More)







Protecting Nuclear Reactor Cooling Pump Face Seals from Electrostatic Erosion and Electrochemical Corrosion

Sponsored by: Electro Static Technology*

Mechanical end face seals for nuclear reactor recirculation pumps (RRPs) and reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) are critical components in preventing the escape of radiation from reactor primary cooling systems.

But stray voltages can build up on RRP/RCP motor shafts and lead to currents which electrically erode face seals... (More)



24th Annual Vendor/Contractor Profile Special Section

This special advertising section features 45 companies and a wealth of information on the various aspects of nuclear they cover, including instrumentation and controls, parts obsolescence and reverse engineering, fire protection systems, decommissioning and waste management services, cranes and rigging, inspection equipment, and maintenance services... (More)


In the News

Waste Management - DOE to Clarify Definition of HLW

Under the DOE’s interpretation, not all waste from spent fuel reprocessing would be defined as high-level radioactive waste. (More)

Policy & Legislation - Bipartisan bill aims to boost U.S. nuclear industry

The Nuclear Energy Leadership Act calls for more action from the DOE in support of advanced nuclear energy goals. (More)

Waste Management - Decommissioning: Holtec to buy Oyster Creek, Pilgrim, Palisades for D&D

Forming a joint venture with SNC-Lavalin to provide accelerated decommissioning services, Holtec is the latest company to jump into the nuclear D&D market. (More)


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