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2011-06-27 14:34:35

Nuclear power is a major component of our nation's long-term clean-energy future, but the technology has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of Japan's recent Fukushima disaster. Indeed, many nations have called for checks and "stress tests" to ensure nuclear plants are operating safely. In the United States, about 20 percent of our electricity and almost 70 percent of the electricity from emission-free sources, including renewable technologies and hydroelectric power plants, is...

2011-03-01 11:38:00

MONROE, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monroe County Community College, in partnership with DTE Energy, will launch its own nuclear engineering technology program in the fall, MCCC President Dr. David E. Nixon announced yesterday at a news conference in the atrium of the college's La-Z-Boy Center. A nuclear engineering technology program has been available to MCCC students in conjunction with Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio and DTE Energy since 2008; however,...

2010-07-19 10:44:00

ATLANTA, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO David M. Ratcliffe today announced the election of Dr. Dale E. Klein, 62, to the Southern Company board of directors. A former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Klein is currently the associate vice president of research and associate director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-06-15 12:56:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments, has been named the ninth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair. Wirth is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 2002 following several years as a materials scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Wirth leads a number of research projects funded by various...

2010-05-03 06:59:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lawrence J. (Larry) Weber has been named senior vice president and chief nuclear officer of American Electric Power's (NYSE: AEP) Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Mich., effective May 8. Weber is currently site vice president at Cook, a dual-unit nuclear site with a total generating capacity of 2,150 megawatts. Weber is replacing Joe Jensen, who is leaving AEP to become chief nuclear officer for the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Nuclear...

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2009-08-18 16:40:00

Researchers are adapting the same methods used in fusion-energy research to create extremely thin plasma beams for a new class of "nanolithography" required to make future computer chips.Current technology uses ultraviolet light to create the fine features in computer chips in a process called photolithography, which involves projecting the image of a mask onto a light-sensitive material, then chemically etching the resulting pattern.New nanolithography will be needed to continue advances in...

2009-06-16 15:05:16

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $9 million in awards to support the next generation of American nuclear energy development. Chu said the Department of Energy will provide $2.9 million in scholarships and fellowships to 86 U.S. nuclear science and engineering students, and will offer more than $6 million in grants to 29 U.S. universities and colleges in 23 states. The Nuclear Energy Universities Program supports the country's nuclear energy research infrastructure while...

2009-04-08 17:33:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newman Wachs Racing, The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and Entergy Nuclear have teamed up once again for the 2009 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. NWR and NEI joined in 2008 with Entergy Nuclear in the "Nuclear. Clean Air Energy" public awareness program, designed to educate fans and consumers about the carbon-free production of electricity at 104 nuclear power plants across America. The Nuclear Energy...

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2008-10-14 13:20:00

Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, a Purdue University scientist is suing two other faculty members for alleged defamation. Taleyarkhan, a professor of nuclear engineering, was reprimanded over claims he produced nuclear fusion in tabletop experiments. Now he has filed a complaint in Tippecanoe Superior Court that Lefteri Tsoukalas and Tatjana Jevremovic made false and malicious public statements that led to "a successful campaign to ruin Taleyarkhan and his sonofusion research." In August, the university...


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