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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...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.