All about CANDU

The latest issue of Physics in Canada is a cool theme issue with 4 really interesting articles about the features and capabilities of CANDU's newest ACR-700™ reactor. The first article, The CANDU™ Reactor — Past, Present, and Future talks about the evolution of CANDU reactors and design considerations that went into the ACR-700.

Another article (that I haven't gotten around to reading yet), ACR-700™ Reactor Physics and Fuel goes into some of the physics behind the various fuel core designs of the CANDU™ reactors.

It's a very interesting and instructive series of articles that shows what makes the CANDU™ reactor design simple to build (relatively), easy to operate and cheap to run.