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2011-03-22 14:02:00

PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement concerning the workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The USW honors the brave Japanese men and women who are toiling day and night to cool down the reactors and spent nuclear fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They are risking their lives to...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

TradeTech's Daily Uranium Spot Price climbed 13 percent to US$60.00 per pound U3O8 on March 21, as the uranium market continued to react to the nuclear crisis in Japan, which followed the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the northern region of the country. The price rise was supported by 21 transactions concluded last week that removed the most aggressively priced supply from the market, as well as unanticipated discretionary demand and positive reports from Japan that electricity has been...

2011-03-17 10:08:00

STOCKHOLM, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, March 16th, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, applied for a permit to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel and a facility where the fuel will be encapsulated before being transported to the final repository. SKB's application will now be reviewed by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Environmental Court. The application will subsequently be presented for political decision in the relevant...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 15, 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, today filed an 8-K to disclose new information on its proprietary all-metal fuel technology. The disclosure outlines more detailed safety benefits of the Company's all-metal fuel technology, including increased heat transfer between fuel and coolant, lower...

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2011-03-12 06:55:00

The devastating earthquake that forced the closure of four nuclear power plants in Japan demonstrates the serious risk of inadequate back-up generators at U.S. facilities, said experts with the Union of Concerned Scientists on Friday. Although U.S. regulators insist the nation's nuclear fleet can withstand such a massive quake, the scientists said more work is needed to ensure that future quakes don't result in the reactor impact now being experienced in Japan. "We do not believe the safety...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NRC's Assumptions About the Impacts of Waste Disposal are Obsolete - An Environmental Impact Statement is Needed to Comply With Federal Law, Groups Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after three states went to court to dispute the safety issues of storing nuclear waste on site at reactor sites, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) faces two major new legal challenges to the agency's 2010 findings that used nuclear reactor fuel and high-level...

2011-02-23 11:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 23, 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, today provided an update on the Company's nuclear fuel development and commercialization efforts at the Jefferies 11th Global Clean Technology Conference. The presentation, led by Seth Grae, Lightbridge President and CEO, and James Malone, Chief Nuclear...

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...

2011-02-17 16:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 17, 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 Friday, February 25 at 11 a.m. EST to discuss the Company's 2010 year-end results and provide an update on recent corporate developments. Seth Grae, President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the call and additional members...

2011-02-15 16:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 15, 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, announced today that the Company will present at the Jefferies 11th Global Clean Technology Conference. The conference will take place in New York, NY, on February 23 and 24, 2011. Lightbridge President and CEO, Seth Grae will present at the conference along...


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