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2011-10-25 06:00:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE Amex:URG) ("Ur-Energy" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic marketing arrangement with NuCore Energy, LLC ("NuCore"). Under the agreement, NuCore will provide uranium marketing advisory and professional services and exclusively negotiate uranium sales agreements for the production derived from the Company's Lost Creek uranium ISR project. (Logo:...

2011-09-12 10:30:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Sept. 12, 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, is pleased to announce that Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer Jim Malone has been asked to chair the World Nuclear Association's (WNA) newly-formed Fuel Technology Working Group. As chair of the Working Group, Malone will lead a body of...

2011-08-16 05:05:00

A small spike in radioactive sulfur from Japan's crippled nuclear plant was detected in southern California between March 22 and April 1, according to the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. However, scientists say the amount of radiation, while higher than normal background levels, was too small to pose health threats. "The levels we recorded aren't a concern for human health. In fact, it took sensitive instruments,...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 9, 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 provided a 2011 first half business update on the progress of its nuclear fuel technology and consulting businesses and reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. "We continue to make steady progress executing...

2011-08-05 07:00:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 5, 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, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) to provide an update on recent corporate developments and discuss the 2011 second quarter earnings. Seth Grae, President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the call and...

2011-07-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Bob Hook as controller for Westinghouse's Nuclear Fuel organization, effective September 1, 2011. In this role, Mr. Hook will have responsibility for all finance and reporting activities for the company's Nuclear Fuel product line. Mr. Hook most recently served as the controller for the Field Services segment of the Nuclear Services product line. In this role, he led financial plan...

2011-07-01 13:10:07

After Fukushima, it is now imperative to redefine what makes a successful nuclear power program - from cradle to grave. If nuclear waste management is not thought out from the beginning, the public in many countries will reject nuclear power as an energy choice, according to research that appears today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE. According to Allison Macfarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, and a member of...

2011-06-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it will begin shipping nuclear fuel to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Watts Bar site for use in the Unit 2 reactor. TVA recently received a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to receive, inspect and store new nuclear fuel for the reactor. This is a significant milestone, which provides the first fuel for a new U.S. reactor in 15 years. Westinghouse manufactured the...

2011-06-15 15:17:00

SPRING CITY, Tenn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has received a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to bring fuel to the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant for use in the Unit 2 reactor now under construction. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The license allows TVA to receive, inspect and store new nuclear fuel at the site for Unit 2, which is scheduled to come online next year. "Receiving the license that permits...

2011-05-24 18:43:48

A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield. Iodine radioisotopes are produced by fission of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor. Radioactive iodine is of concern because it is highly mobile in the environment and selective uptake by the thyroid gland can pose a significant cancer risk following long term exposure. Furthermore, iodine-129, which is a type of radioactive iodine, has an extremely long...