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Load factors to end September 2004
22 December, 2004

Europe censures France, threatens Britain
21 December, 2004

Load factors to end June 2004
29 October, 2004

Safety upgrades at Kozloduy
26 October, 2004
The European Commission insists on closing Kozloduy 3&4 before 2007 because, in 1992, it classified these units as ‘non-upgradable’. This means that the units are: “Reactors which cannot be upgraded to internationally accepted levels of safety at a reasonable cost.” By Emil Vapirev and Sabin Sabinov

UK finds another Euro battle
22 October, 2004

De Palacio's nuclear legacy
18 September, 2004
Do the revised European Commission directives on nuclear safety and radioactive waste management address the main criticisms of the last versions, as transport and energy commissioner Loyola de Palacio believes?

Facing new challenges
31 August, 2004
The enrichment industry must now contend with higher demands given the movement to lower tails assays in enrichment contracts and continued growth in nuclear power. By Jeff Combs

To Yucca from plant
22 July, 2004
The US Department of Energy has decided that most of the spent fuel destined for a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain will be shipped by rail. By Thecla Fabian

2003 load factors analysed by NSSS vendors
16 July, 2004
The NEI tables of nuclear plant load factors to the end of December 2003 were published in the May 2004 issue. In this article, a further analysis is presented for the principal nuclear vendors. By Richard Knox

A much better outlook
16 July, 2004
In the USA, there will be 101GWe of installed nuclear capacity in 2010, according to the latest EIA projections. Yet, not that long go, the EIA said that the USA would have under 88GWe in 2010. Why have the figures been revised to such an extent and how much confidence should we place in the current projections?

Technetium to go
11 May, 2004
A plant-scale trial of a new method of reducing technetium discharges from Sellafield has been successful. The UK’s Environment Agency and Nuclear Installations Inspectorate have granted BNFL permission to begin routinely using this method.

Letter to the Editor
11 May, 2004

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