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2009-06-24 11:43:39

Composite materials such as fiberglass, which take on a mix of properties of their constituent compounds, have been around for decades. Now, an MIT materials scientist is taking composites to the nanoscale, where entirely new properties, not found in any of the original compounds, can emerge.Michael Demkowicz, an assistant professor in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of a team based at Los Alamos National Laboratory that recently received a federal Energy...

2009-04-29 22:30:00

- Integrated nuclear fuel company to operate as Westinghouse subsidiary PITTSBURGH, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today the signing of a share transfer agreement with Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., under which Westinghouse Electric UK Limited will acquire a combined 52 percent stake in Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. (NFI), Japan's sole producer of nuclear fuel for both boiling-water and pressurized-water reactors. The...

2009-04-25 08:12:32

When Sweden's spent nuclear fuel is to be permanently stored, it will be protected by three different barriers. Even if all three barriers are damaged, the nuclear fuel will not dissolve into the groundwater, according to a new doctoral dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. By Midsummer it will be announced where Sweden's spent nuclear fuel will be permanently stored. Ahead of the decision a debate is underway regarding how safe the method for final storage is,...

2009-02-07 08:39:59

Russian nuclear fuel producer TVEL is set to sign a $780 million contract to supply fuel for new Indian nuclear power plants, officials said Saturday. A spokesman for Russia's state nuclear power corporation Rosatom told RIA Novosti that the contract, if signed, would make Russia the first country to supply nuclear fuel to India since an international ban on such sales was lifted in September. Under the TVEL deal, Russia would supply India with 2,000 metric tons of uranium pellets, the news...

2008-10-16 09:00:31

Russell Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets:RUSL), recently the Company has been asked by the general investor public, "Why should I invest in Uranium"? To follow are a few of the reasons as published in Money Week, October 7, 2007. "Security concerns over global oil supply and fears of global warming have shifted public opinion," say analysts at Canada's Haywood Securities, "with nuclear energy becoming an acceptable option again." "Uranium in its enriched form is the fuel of nuclear power...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By GEORGE JAHN By George Jahn The Associated Press VIENNA, Austria North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The United States said the moves did not mean the end of efforts to persuade the North to recommit to nuclear disarmament in exchange for diplomatic and economic concessions . Despite the gloomy implications of North...

2008-10-05 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Paris, Oct. 5 (Petra) Jordanian and French officials on Sunday opened their first meeting to discuss areas of nuclear cooperation. Discussions covered five major topics: extricating and mining uranium, nuclear energy plants, nuclear fuel cycle, training and qualifying relevant cadres and securing funds needed to carry out nuclear programmes. The meeting was held in implementation of the executive...

2008-10-04 03:00:16

By Bunnell, Stephen At a July 8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, the heads of government of the Group of Eight (G-8), a forum of the largest economies worldwide, continued discussions on expanding their current nonproliferation partnership from a focus on the former Soviet Union to a more global approach. They also took note of the program's achievements to date in the former Soviet Union as well as remaining projects there. In a statement released after the summit, the leaders acknowledged the...

2008-09-18 09:00:42

Text of report headlined "Govt to set up two nuclear power plants" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 18 September Islamabad: The government has decided to set up two nuclear power plants, worth of Rs 139 billion, to overcome the power crisis the country is facing, official sources said on Wednesday. President Asif Ali Zardari will discuss the acquisition of the fuel technology for the two new nuclear plants with the Chinese leadership during his forthcoming visit to...

2008-09-18 06:00:34

By Anthony Harrington NOW is a busy time for the various consortia who have submitted designs for the UK's new generation of nuclear power facilities. The general assessment process that will pick the winning design is scheduled to take three years, but there is still much to do and the commercial stakes here are huge. In September, Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Toshiba, signed agreements with BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce Group and Doosan Babcock, which would see all three...


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