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2012-07-03 10:13:54

Experts at The University of Nottingham are the first to create a stable version of a ℠trophy molecule´ that has eluded scientists for decades. In research published in the prestigious journal Science, the team of chemists at Nottingham has shown that they can prepare a terminal uranium nitride compound which is stable at room temperature and can be stored in jars in crystallized or powder form. Previous attempts to prepare uranium-nitrogen triple bonds have required...

2012-03-29 10:16:35

American researchers have shown that prospective magnetic fusion power systems would pose a much lower risk of being used for the production of weapon-usable materials than nuclear fission reactors and their associated fuel cycle. The researchers, from Princeton University, found that if nuclear fusion power plants are designed to accommodate appropriate safeguards, there is little risk of fissile materials being produced for weapons, either secretly or overtly. Their results have been...

2011-09-20 13:37:37

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today published Japanese translations of articles from its new special issue on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster. The online Japanese edition features influential writers examining the current and future impact of Fukushima, what might have been done to lessen the scale of the accident, and the steps we need to take both in Japan and worldwide to prevent another nuclear tragedy. Editorial and translation services for the Fukushima...

2011-09-20 11:13:09

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publish special issue on Fukushima When the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011, the world witnessed the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In a special Fukushima issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published today by SAGE, experts examine the current and future impact of Fukushima, what might have been done to lessen the scale of the accident, and...

2011-07-13 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), a leading manufacturer of nuclear medicine products, is pleased to announce it has selected Parsons Corporation (Parsons), a global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, as the prime contractor for the design-build of the planned depleted uranium de-conversion facility in Lea County, New Mexico. The Parsons team consists of Merrick and Company, Burns...

2011-04-18 14:23:00

HOBBS, N.M., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Senator Pete V. Domenici will be the key note speaker at the Uranium Fuel Cycle Conference, April 27 in Hobbs, N.M. The N.M. Center for Energy Policy, which is a division of New Mexico Tech, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County and New Mexico Junior College, is organizing the conference to bring together leaders in nuclear-related mining, energy and waste management. Domenici has long been...

2011-03-28 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), issued a statement on March 17 emphasizing that the recent problems at Japan's nuclear power plants, as a result of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, have not changed the Company's plans to build the first commercial, environmentally friendly, depleted uranium de-conversion facility in the United States. The Company would like to reiterate that the recent termination of its plans...

2011-02-20 22:07:31

Time has come revive long-dormant reprocessing program Failure to pursue a program for recycling spent nuclear fuel has put the U.S. far behind other countries and represents a missed opportunity to enhance the nation's energy security and influence other countries, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Sunday. Dale Klein, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas System, said largely unfounded concerns and "long-held myths" about the...


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