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2011-03-25 07:11:55

According to a report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), aging nuclear reactor closures are expected to peak between 2020 and 2030, posing major concerns for safety and potentially endangering the environment. The report, submitted to member states of the IAEA shortly before the nuclear crisis in Japan this month, stated that high safety performance levels in the global nuclear sector in 2010 were well maintained. But it warned, "in some cases, plans for nuclear power...

2010-07-28 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Enresa (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos) to dismantle the reactor vessel (RV) internals at the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita), located in Almonacid de Zorita, 43 miles east of Madrid, Spain. The contract covers dismantling and segmentation of the reactor vessel internals, including the up-front engineering studies. It also includes plant modifications,...

2009-09-09 18:15:00

LONDON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company will announce that it is in advanced discussions with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) concerning a new organizational arrangement for the UK Fuel site at Springfields near Preston. These arrangements are looking at the introduction of a long-term lease when the current site management contract ends on March 31, 2010 together with the permanent transfer of ownership of Springfields Fuels Ltd, the company managing the...

2008-07-18 15:00:52

By Gareth Edwards TORNESS nuclear power station owner British Energy has admitted it will not be able to return the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 stations to service on time or on budget. At its AGM in Edinburgh yesterday, shareholders were told the bill for vital repair work to the two reactors would be "significantly higher" than initial estimates of GBP 50 million for the current financial year. The two nuclear power stations have been out of action since last autumn after wire...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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