• 28th CNS Annual Conference
  • Nuclear Achievement Awards
  • Update on the Bruce A Rebuild
  • CANDU and Reactivity Events

Ric Fluke    July 12, 2007

In this issue

First, our apologies for the lateness of this issue.   It had been planned to be slightly late to allow for coverage of the Annual Conference but then a number of unexpected problems arose.

The major story is our report on the 28th CNS Annual Conference, the largest and (editorial opinion) best in the decade since the CNS has been doing these annual events on its own.

That is accompanied by a note on the winners of this year's Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards.

Next is the only paper from the Conference reprinted in this issue.   Titled, Reactivity Initiated Accidents and Loss of Shutdown - 20 Years Later, it presents solid arguments why so-called "international" standards, derived for LWRs, should not be applied to CANDU reactors.   (Hopefully someone at CNSC will read and understand it.)

Bruce A Refurbishment - An Update, is, as the title says, a brief overview of the remarkable project to essentially rebuild units 1 and 2 at the Bruce A station, by Rob Liddle of Bruce Power.

The title, UOIT Graduates First Nuclear Engineers, explains the subject of this notable event.

A short paper with a long title, The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project, comes from the PHYSOR conference last fall.   It was originally planned for the December 2006 issue but got caught up in copyright issues.

There is another of our "history" lessons, The Montreal Lectures, somewhat longer than others in this series but desirable reading to remind all of us in the Canadian nuclear program that its beginning, many decades ago, was remarkable.

Our typically eclectic selection of items for General News hopefully will include some that are new to you.

There are two Obituaries and one Memorial as a remembrance, not only of those individuals, but also of the ageing of many in our nuclear program.

CNS News includes a report on the Annual General Meeting of the Society at which Dan Meneley handed over the president's role to Eric Williams.

And, of course, there is Jeremy Whitlock's view of our world in Endpoint.

Although it did not go together smoothly we hope you find some things of interest in this, our final issue as editor.   Your comments are still invited.