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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...

2011-05-20 00:00:31

Appro Supercomputers will Support DOE's Missions in Nuclear and Energy Research Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the final installation of a new 12,512-processor core Appro Xtreme-Xâ“ž¢ supercomputer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The system is known as "Fission." The acquisition of Fission enables INL researchers to build more complete scientific models and...

2011-05-13 14:51:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee Valley Authority employees at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant have been honored by the Nuclear Energy Institute for co-developing a monitoring system to improve nuclear fuel rod performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The TVA team won the institute's B. Ralph Sylvia "Best of the Best" Top Industry Practice award, the industry group's top honor. Five years ago, the industry set a goal to...

2011-05-05 07:00:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), the 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, May 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) to discuss the 2011 first quarter and provide an update on recent corporate developments. Seth Grae, President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the call and additional...

2011-04-28 05:00:00

HOUSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp., a heavy rare earths mining company that is developing Round Top Mountain, announced today that it has elected James J. Graham to its Board of Directors. Mr. Graham is a former member of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Board of Directors, served as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) and is the past Chairman of the NEI's Nuclear Fuel Supply Forum. Jim also Co-Chaired the...

2011-04-15 18:25:32

Easy-to-follow recipes for radioactive compounds like those found in nuclear fuel storage pools, liquid waste containment areas and other contaminated aqueous environments have been developed by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories. "The need to understand the chemistry of these compounds has never been more urgent, and these recipes facilitate their study," principal investigator May Nyman said of her group's success in encouraging significant amounts of relevant compounds to...

2011-04-04 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), the leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today provided further details regarding the safety benefits of its proprietary metal fuel technology. A major purpose of designing nuclear power plant safety systems is to ensure that no radioactive material inside the fuel rods is released into the...

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...

2011-03-25 09:00:00

Media Statement On Nuclear Crisis In Japan KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which is manufactured by Heyl chem. pharm. Fabrik Berlin GmbH in Germany. Radiogardase® traps radioactive cesium and thallium in the...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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