Highlights:

  • Special Focus on Nuclear Steam Generators
  • 5th CNS Steam Generator Conference
  • 30 Years of Operation and R & D
  • Replacement of Bruce A Steam Generators
  • Experience at Point Lepreau

Ric Fluke    March 12, 2007

In this issue

This issue has two editorials, the one above and a second, subtitled "a history lesson" on the next page.   Then, on page 3, we have a letter commenting an a letter in the September 2006 issue, which, in turn, referred to a paper in the June 2006 issue.

The technical content draws heavily on the 5th CNS International Steam Generator Conference held in Toronto at the end of Novemher 2006, beginning with a report on that event.

That is followed by reprints of three of the papers presented that give overviews from different perspectives.   The first is a review from an expert in that field, Robert Tapping, on Steam Generator Aging in CANDUs: 30 years of Operation and R & D.   Next is an extensively illustrated explanation of how the steam generators at Bruce units 1 and 2 are going to be replaced, by veteran Ralph Hart, Steam Generator Replacement at Bruce A Unit 1 and Unit 2.   The third is the history of the steam generators at one of the first CANDU 6 units, Evolution of Management Activities and Performance of the Point Lepreau Steam Generators, which was presented by one of the several women at the conference, Janice Keating.

Ernest Siddall, a Chalk River Laboratory pioneer, offers an interesting opinion in The Greenhouse Problem - Let's Get Serious.   And, there is another "history" item, on The Rutherford Museum at McGill University.

Then we have reports on the 4th annual meeting of Women in Nuclear, held in Ottawa, February 28 and the Canadian Nuclear Association's Nuclear Industry Seminar 2007, held March 1, just days before publication.

Our typical eclectic selection of General News contains a number of, hopefully, interesting items.

CNS News presents a partial insight into the many activities of the Society, including some news of individual members, a feature we have been wanting to include.

We close with a Book Review of a new biography of the earliest nuclear researcher in Canada, Ernest Rutherford, the updated Calendar, and, of course, Jeremy Whitlock's particular view inEndpoint.

Again, we hope you find something of interest and invite your comments.