Highlights:

  • CANDU Fuel Conference
  • India's Fuel Program
  • Advanced Fuels
  • Maintenance Conference
  • UDM Design
  • Three Pioneers

Ric Fluke    Dec. 12, 2003

In this issue

First, the publication date for this issue was delayed by several unforeseen factors.   Our apologies.   The delay did, however, enable us to include a report on the CANDU Maintenance Conference in late November, a note on the Interim Report on the August 14th blackout, and our editorial comment on the Pickering "A" report.

This issue is largely devoted to the 8th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, which was held in September.   Our report on the conference is followed by four papers that were presented.   Two provide overviews of the programs in other coun- tries for the production and use of fuel in CANDU or CANDU-type reactors.   The first is: An Overview of PHWR Fuel in India.   That is followed by CANDU Type Fuel Activities in Argentina.

The Canadian work is presented in Advanced Fuel Development in AECL.   A specific proposal for the use of a new fuel design is given in Bruce Power New Fuel Project.

Then we switch to the other major conference, the 6th CNS International conference on CANDU Maintenance.   One paper from that conference is reprinted Universal Delivery Machine - Design of the Bruce and Darlington Heads.

As a change of pace, a paper from last summer's Annual Conference is presented, Incorporating Human Factors into Design Change Processes - A regulator's perspective.

A short report is offered on a meeting held in late November, the Royal Society of Canada Symposium on Energy, Environment and Society, under the theme title of that symposium Making Choices.

There is our typical, eclectic, selection of items under General News, and sadly, Obituaries of three more pioneers of our nuclear program who have passed away this fall.

Some information on current activities of the Society is presented in CNS News, there is an updated Calendar and, of course, the unique perspective of Jeremy Whitlock in Endpoint.

Your reaction is always welcomed.