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Sharing the waste burden
03 November, 2002
Is it reasonable, from a safety or economic point of view, if all countries with even small nuclear programmes have to invest in a national geological repository? By Charles McCombie and Neil Chapman

Where do we go from here?
03 November, 2002
The four-yearly European Nuclear Conference took place on 7-9 October in Lille, France. The success of the industry's most ambitious meeting is closely linked to the future of the European Nuclear Society.

Alloy M5 in action
03 September, 2002
The use of M5 for fuel rod cladding and guide tubes provides significant improvements in oxidation, hydrogen absorption, axial growth, and creep compared to Zircaloy-4. By G L Garner and J P Mardon

Virtual projects at Halden
03 August, 2002
The Halden man-machine systems programme for 2002 is intended to address issues related to human factors, control room design, computer-based support system areas and system safety and reliability. By Fridtjov Øwre

Let the people speak
03 July, 2002
Dealing with radioactive waste requires not only solving a technical problem, but also a societal one. Unfortunately, societal questions cannot be resolved in a laboratory. By Anne Bergmans, Katleen Derveaux, Evelyn Hooft and Liesbet Vanhoof

A risky business
03 June, 2002
Effective plant life management must not only consider the engineering aspects of the plant but also the overall business strategy and commercial influences. By Edward Huxley

Engineering challenges of the UK energy review
03 May, 2002
Recent editions of NEI have focused on the implications of the UK energy review for nuclear power. Here, energy consultant Ian Arbon outlines the difficulties in achieving the targets recommended for the review's big winner - renewables.

Load factors to end December 2001
03 May, 2002

Ten years on: ISOE considers expansion
03 April, 2002
For ten years the NEA's Information System on Occupational Exposure has recorded falling exposures in nuclear plants. Now the ISOE is considering how to prepare for its next ten years.

letter to the editor: Charles McCombie
01 March, 2002

NRC to order security measures
01 March, 2002

Methods for disposal of nuclear waste
01 February, 2002
There are two strategies for the management of spent fuel: reprocessing (with or without subsequent transmutation) and direct disposal. The choice between these is determined by whether a country regards fuel as a waste or a resource.

The real truth about nuclear power plant security
01 February, 2002
It is unfortunate that, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, a few special-interest groups have sought to further their nuclear phase-out agenda by spinning tales of nuclear disaster. Their conjecture is alarmist and irresponsible, and has been discredited repeatedly by officials attentive to security issues. By Ralph Beedle, chief nuclear officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

Energy policy for the future
01 January, 2002
The September 11 attacks have highlighted the need for a comprehensive energy plan in the USA. Recently, in a speech to the Hoover Institution, secretary of energy Spencer Abraham spoke about ways in which the country can achieve energy security.

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