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2012-01-26 13:54:33

Japan used seawater to cool nuclear fuel at the stricken Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant after the tsunami in March 2011 -- and that was probably the best action to take at the time, says Professor Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California, Davis. But Navrotsky and others have since discovered a new way in which seawater can corrode nuclear fuel, forming uranium compounds that could potentially travel long distances, either in solution or as very small particles. The research...

Image 1 - New Material Removes Radioactive Gas From Spent Nuclear Fuel
2012-01-25 11:04:00

Research by a team of Sandia chemists could impact worldwide efforts to produce clean, safe nuclear energy and reduce radioactive waste. The Sandia researchers have used metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to capture and remove volatile radioactive gas from spent nuclear fuel. “This is one of the first attempts to use a MOF for iodine capture,” said chemist Tina Nenoff of Sandia´s Surface and Interface Sciences Department. The discovery could be applied to nuclear fuel...

2012-01-23 11:35:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next-generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that the company has added a senior fuel manager of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) to the Lightbridge Nuclear Utility Fuel Advisory Board. Lightbridge advisory board members provide input into Lightbridge's nuclear fuel development...

2012-01-09 14:03:42

Scientists at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Oxford University (United Kingdom) and the University of Michigan (USA) have joined efforts to develop new materials for thermonuclear fusion reactors. Their research focuses on characterization of oxide dispersion-strengthened, reduced-activation steel for the reactor structure. Thermonuclear fusion promises to be a possible solution to the current energy crisis. It is produced when two atomic nuclei of light elements combine to...

2011-12-13 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, December 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KWN, a company jointly owned by Westinghouse Electric Company and KEPCO Nuclear Fuel, has begun production of control element assemblies (CEAs) for Combustion Engineering-designed nuclear plant customers worldwide. The first order of 56 CEAs will be delivered in February 2012 to the Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 5, Korea. Control element assemblies are a key component of the system that controls the nuclear reaction in a reactor....

2011-11-29 03:00:00

STOCKHOLM, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SKB International has signed a new agreement with Canadian NWMO, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, on the issue of managing spent nuclear fuel. The agreement reinforces SKB International's strategy to continue in its role as an important international player within safe management of spent nuclear fuel. The new agreement concerns the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company's underground rock laboratory, the "Aspo...

2011-11-28 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of advanced nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to explore nuclear fuel collaboration opportunities. Under the terms of the MOA, Lightbridge and KAERI will explore collaborative...

2011-11-10 12:55:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR ), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that it has established a Nuclear Utility Fuel Advisory Board that will initially consist of senior nuclear fuel managers from Exelon, Duke Energy and Dominion. The objective and purpose of this Board will be to further strengthen...

2011-11-10 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that it has established a Nuclear Utility Fuel Advisory Board that will initially consist of senior nuclear fuel managers from Exelon, Duke Energy and Dominion. The objective and purpose of this Board will be to further strengthen...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of advanced nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. (EST) to provide an update on recent corporate developments and discuss the 2011 third quarter earnings. Seth Grae, President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the call and additional...