The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted unanimously on December 22 in favor of publishing the final certification rule for Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor design, instructing the agency's staff to forward the final rule, which amends Appendix D of 10 CFR Part 52, for publication in the Federal Register, expected by January 5.
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The December issue of Nuclear News magazine, which contains a special section on instrumentation and control, is available in hard copy and electronically for American Nuclear Society members (must enter ANS user name and password in Member Center). The special section contains the following stories:
December 9, 2011, 5:58PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko has voted in favor of the final certification rule for Westinghouse Electric Company's AP1000 pressurized water reactor design. His vote, dated December 6, was posted in the ADAMS document system on the NRC Web site, at 9:49 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 9; it can be downloaded from ADAMS with the accession number ML113430027.
December 1, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Colocating all back-end facilities will increase community acceptance because of job creation
November 15, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 17, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
For a while in the early 1990s, my work at Nuclear News magazine included coverage of Washington, D.C. Eight or ten times a year, I'd spend two or three days in our nation's capital, attending congressional hearings, interviewing bigwigs, pestering agencies to give me copies of arcane documents, and frantically taking notes in public meetings at the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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Have you ever heard the joke about the football player who was so ugly that, whenever he stepped onto the field, he was penalized 15 yards for illegal use of face? Okay, you probably haven't heard that one before, because I just made it up. The concept of ugliness, both in the abstract and as attributed to specific entities, has long inspired creativity; after all, it spurred me to develop that magnificent joke. (For you young folks out there, the term "illegal use of hands" used to be applied to something one shouldn't do in football, only in the last few years the terminology has changed, so . . . ahh, skip it.)
August 15, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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Help comes from positive news for getting nuclear energy out of its defensive corner
June 28, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
In new media and old, time must be devoted to finding and conveying accurate information, no matter how short the news cycle.
June 25, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Travel Mugs Available at June ANS Meeting
June 17, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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Russia and Turkey say not so fast
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February 28, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The hard-copy March edition of Nuclear News will soon be in the hands of American Nuclear Society members. That edition will also be available electronically to members. The edition contains the 13th Annual Reference Issue, which includes a 34-page special section on the World List of Nuclear Power Plants. The special section includes:
February 2, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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No deals for reactor components without