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2008-07-11 12:00:58

Ukrainian Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan says Ukraine will insist on a transition period of three-four years before Ukraine and Russia fully switch to market prices in gas relations. He notes that the price of gas and gas transit rates for next year will be set during negotiations. He describes the financial state of the national oil-and-gas company Naftohaz Ukrayiny as "balanced". Prodan says the government intends to attract loans to pump 14bn cu.m. of gas into underground storage...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

French officials barred residents in three towns from using two rivers in southern France after waste containing uranium leaked into the waterways. The accident happened at the Tricastin nuclear site at Bollene, about 25 miles from Avignon, the BBC reported. Residents along the Gaffiere and Lauzon rivers were banned from fishing, using water from wells, swimming in the rivers or using river water for crops. The unenriched uranium was toxic but the French nuclear safety agency said the...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 9--Defense and aerospace contractor Alliant Techsystems is about to go nuclear in a big way. The Eden Prairie company will complete a centrifuge rotor-tube factory in West Virginia next month that will play a crucial role in delivering cheaper enriched uranium to the resurgent nuclear power industry. Alliant's 125,000-square-foot plant will employ 120 people and produce 11,500 rotor tubes for U.S. Enrichment Corp. (USEC). Alliant's...

2008-07-06 09:00:08

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI By Ali Akbar Dareini The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Iran indicated Saturday that it has no plans to meet a key Western demand that it stop enriching uranium. That came a day after Tehran sent the European Union a response to an international offer of incentives for halting enrichment. The content of that response has not been made public and there was caution about the prospects of progress. "It was not something that made us jump up and down for joy," said...

2008-06-29 21:02:35

By WILLIAM H. MILLER - uclear power's resurgence in the United States is tied to a surprisingly effective program that is helping to make the world a safer place from nuclear weapons. Known as the "megatons to megawatts" program, it has led to the elimination of huge stockpiles of nuclear-weapons materials, limiting access to these materials by rogue countries and terrorist groups. Established 15 years ago by the U.S. and Russian governments, the megatons to megawatts accord has a...

2008-06-28 15:00:34

North Korea must abandon all nuclear programs in order to build upon its declaration of its nuclear efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says. Rice said Saturday that the list provided by North Korea this week did not include specifics regarding the country's alleged attempts at creating highly enriched uranium or its current nuclear weapon arsenal, the Yonhap News Agency said. As to the other elements, proliferation and the HEU (highly enriched uranium) program, there are...

2008-06-28 00:00:42

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of stalling, North Korea offered a glimpse of its secretive nuclear program Thursday and was promptly rewarded by President Bush with an easing of trade sanctions and a move to take the communist state off the U.S. terrorism blacklist. Bush, who once famously branded North Korea a part of his "axis of evil," offered mostly symbolic concessions in exchange for Kim Jong Il's agreement to hand over a long-awaited accounting of its...

2008-06-24 15:00:00

By CONSTANT BRAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium EU nations approved new sanctions Monday against Iran, imposing additional financial and travel restrictions on a list of Iranian companies and experts including the country's largest bank. But don't expect the EU, China, Russia or the U.S. to agree anytime soon to tougher sanctions that would ban oil and gas exports from Tehran in response to its nuclear program plans. European Union officials stressed the importance of the...

2008-06-24 02:29:28

The United States welcomes the European Union's imposition Monday of further sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said. The 27-member EU voted in Brussels to freeze all assets of Bank Melli, Iran's largest bank, and invoked travel restrictions on high-level experts connected to Iran's nuclear program, the BBC and other media reported. The action is meant to penalize Iran for refusing to give up its nuclear aspirations, which Tehran maintains are of a non-military nature....

2008-06-21 15:00:06

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has become increasingly concerned North Korea might be seeking a new route to produce nuclear weapons, sources say. Just as North Korea was expected to finally submit a formal declaration on its known plutonium-based nuclear activities, new evidence has emerged the communist Asian nation might also be pursuing a secret uranium-based weapons track, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The Post's unnamed sources say traces of highly enriched...

Latest Enriched uranium Reference Libraries

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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