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2010-04-19 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has entered into an agreement with Louisiana Energy Services (LES), a wholly owned subsidiary of URENCO, to provide depleted uranium de-conversion services for LES's URENCO USA facility (formerly the National Enrichment Facility), located in Eunice, NM. URENCO USA is expected to begin commercial enrichment operations this Spring. The term of this agreement extends for...

2010-03-29 09:30:00

MARLOW, United Kingdom, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The LES Board of Managers today announced Gregory OD Smith has been named new President and Chief Executive Officer for LES and its URENCO USA uranium enrichment facility outside Eunice, New Mexico. The appointment is effective May 3, 2010. Smith currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer for URENCO USA (formerly the National Enrichment Facility). He replaces Reinhard Hinterreither, who has been appointed Chief...

2010-03-17 04:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV - TSX.V) (the "Company") is pleased to be able to report that, after a 3-year hiatus, the Manitoba Government has completed consultation with local First Nations and has issued exploration permits for ground work and drilling on CanAlaska's NE Wollaston Project. These permits now allow CanAlaska to proceed to unlock the value of its previous $7 million of exploration expenditures, and entertain new partnerships for...

2010-02-02 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces its planned uranium de-conversion and flourine extraction plant received overwhelming local support at a recent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting held in Hobbs, New Mexico. Steve T. Laflin, President and CEO of International Isotopes Inc. said, "We are extremely gratified with the Hobbs, New Mexico and Lea County support for our proposed uranium...

2009-11-06 13:16:34

American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 will ensure reliable medical isotope supply SNM applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of H.R. 3276"”the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009. "The worldwide isotope shortage has long been adversely affecting patients in the U.S.," said Michael M. Graham, Ph.D., M.D., president of SNM. "This important legislation will bring us one step closer to solving this chronic problem." The American Medical Isotopes...

2009-07-28 17:00:35

SNM and a coalition of eight other organizations have issued a white paper urging Congress to take steps to maintain adequate supplies of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a radioactive substance that is the basis for a common medical isotope used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures.The coalition jointly issued the paper to ensure that patient care is not compromised by a worldwide shortage of Mo-99 and measures to curtail the use of high-enriched uranium (HEU) in radionuclide...

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2009-06-08 06:45:00

Remnants of undeclared synthetic uranium have been identified at a second location by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, at a reactor in Damascus, BBC News reported.  The site in question was devastated in a 2007 raid by Israeli troops. Claims by the US have sparked an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) investigation as to whether the site was a nuclear reactor that was not yet functional.  Apart from this incident, Iran is continuing to develop uranium in disobedience of the...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

OTTAWA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today urged the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to consult with international experts and obtain their assistance toward activating the MAPLE project to address the current shortage of medical isotopes created by the shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario - and to avoid similar occurrences in the...

2008-09-27 21:00:13

TEL AVIV. Sept 27 (Interfax-AVN) - The Israeli military intelligence service possesses information indicating that Iran will be capable of building the first nuclear warhead by 2012, a high- ranking Israeli military official said. "Iran is moving ahead quite quickly in terms of uranium enrichment. If it keeps moving ahead at this pace, it will obtain enough low-enriched nuclear materials to build the first nuclear warhead in about a year," an official from the General Staff of the Israeli...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and construction services (EPC) of about $1 billion for USEC's American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. Fluor will book the revenue into backlog as the client releases task orders throughout the rest of 2008 and 2009. Fluor performed front-end engineering and design and construction services for USEC from May 2004 to July 2007, with detailed design also underway on...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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