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Finding a new direction
12 September, 2005
While the juggernaut that was Russia's nuclear industry is moving down a new road with new drivers, there is growinf concern in some quarters at what is viewed as a lack of real direction and firm leadership. Bu Judith Perera

Not quite carbon-neutral
12 September, 2005
The UK’s Climate Change Levy could be refocused to give more benefit to the environment – and for nuclear. By Malcolm Grimston

What do the polls tell us?
12 September, 2005
Public support for nuclear now outweighs opposition in the UK for the first time in over five years. By Robert Knight

Tilting at pressure vessels
12 September, 2005
At Bohunice, a range of measurement techniques have been used to monitor the geometry of a VVER-440 pressure vessel over a period of three years. By L’ubomír Ondris, Viktor Rusina, Ján Buzási, Marian Trutz, Marek Paskala, Stefan Lukác and Milos Skrabálek

UK cleanup: you decide
21 August, 2005
The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s draft strategy for consultation outlines plans to cleanup £56 billion ($101 billion) worth of nuclear liabilities at 20 civil nuclear sites.

Predictions galore
15 August, 2005
The nuclear power industry has drawn encouragement from recent energy projections such as the International Energy Agency's "World Energy Outlook 2004". Here we look at a number of energy outlook reports and ask whether they really do predict a bright nuclear future.

Point Lepreau go-ahead
01 August, 2005
Canada’s Point Lepreau plant will undergo a C$1.4 billion refurbishment, rejuvenating the reactor core and extending plant life by about 25 years.

Launching hydrogen
28 July, 2005
Switching to hydrogen-fuelled transport is an obvious and widely-acclaimed fix for the problems now associated with burning oil. Before this transformation can be realised, the biggest issue that must be resolved is where the hydrogen is actually going to come from. By Alistair I Miller

Iran powers ahead
27 July, 2005
“We need peaceful nuclear technology for energy, medical and agricultural purposes and our scientific progress. We will continue this,” Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in June. By Judith Perera

What's happened to BNFL?
27 July, 2005
Announcing its annual results to 31 March 2005, BNFL has set out its strategy for the future – a strategy that includes the sale of Westinghouse.

Thorp stays in control
12 July, 2005
The majority of Thorp plant control systems were purchased in the 1980s with the assurance from the manufacturers that they would be supported for an initial, nominal period of typically 10 years. Extended project timescales meant that a large part of this support period was used up before systems became operational. By Colin Fisher and Robert Wagstaff

Britain has changed
12 April, 2005
To mark one of the most important events the UK nuclear industry has ever experienced – the birth of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on 1 April – this issue of NEI is focusing mainly on things British.

Carry on at CoRWM
29 March, 2005
A UK committee charged with advising government on the crucial business of radwaste disposal has suffered much criticism over its membership and methods. What have been the sources of concern? By John Large

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