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2011-02-11 10:29:55

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation's nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials "” enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons "” to safety. Sandia provided security and logistics expertise to complete the transfer across Kazakhstan of spent fuel containing 11 tons (10 metric tons) of highly enriched uranium and 3.3 tons (3 metric tons) of weapons-grade...

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2011-01-03 08:45:00

Chinese scientists have successfully developed fuel reprocessing technology that will allow them to recycle exhausted nuclear fuel, various media outlets are reporting. According to Reuters, the system was developed and tested at the No. 404 Factory of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in the Gobi Desert, and "enables the re-use of irradiated fuel and is able to boost the usage rate of uranium materials at nuclear plants by 60 folds." In fact, according to Chinese Central Television...

2010-12-23 03:00:00

STOCKHOLM, December 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The SKB nuclear cargo vessel m/s Sigyn has served the Swedish nuclear waste programme in a safe way since the beginning of the 1980s. From 2013, a new vessel specially designed to meet strict environmental and safety specifications will take over this task. SKB (The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group of The Netherlands to build the vessel. To view the Multimedia News Release,...

2010-12-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has completed preparatory work on fuel for its AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants and manufactured the first four fuel assemblies at the company's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in South Carolina. This fuel will be used at Sanmen Unit 1, located in the Zhejiang Province of China. The AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel design uses proven "Robust Fuel Assembly(TM)" technology, which is already in...

2010-10-21 12:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Techsnabexport (TENEX) is set to open its first subsidiary in the United States. TENAM Corp, a fully owned subsidiary of TENEX, will have their Washington D.C. office opening on Thursday, October 21. TENEX, a Russian Joint-Stock company, is a leading global supplier of nuclear materials and nuclear fuel cycle services. TENAM is the fifth overseas subsidiary of TENEX, joining TENEX-Korea Co. (Seoul), TENEX-Japan Co. (Tokyo), Internexco GmbH...

2010-10-01 05:58:00

STOCKHOLM, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) is today submitting its latest RD&D programme to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. Based on the programme SKB now has the knowledge to submit the applications to build a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark. SKB plans to submit the applications in March 2011. According to the Swedish Nuclear Activities Act, SKB and its owners are required to present the...

2010-09-03 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Tom Geer as vice president, Fuel Engineering, for the company's Nuclear Fuel business. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel hardware design, development and testing, as well as the technology development functions supporting nuclear physics, thermal hydraulic and fuel performance methods for PWR and BWR...

2010-06-10 18:41:00

EUNICE, N.M., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The URENCO USA uranium enrichment facility, located in Eunice, New Mexico, today received authorization from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it may begin accepting operational delivery of uranium hexafluoride feed stock. The authorization allows URENCO USA (formerly the National Enrichment Facility) to begin commercial operations enriching uranium for use as nuclear fuel. Over the next few weeks, URENCO USA will begin the methodical...

2010-05-19 09:38:36

Scientists at the Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a range of nuclear energy- and security-related challenges John Wagner, Technical Integration Manager for Nuclear Modeling within ORNL's Nuclear Science and Technology Division (NSTD), says one of the goals of his organization is to integrate existing...

2010-05-05 10:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world may need to adopt new multinational arrangements to ensure the security and safe storage of nuclear materials that result from a global expansion of nuclear energy, according to the authors of a new collection from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Nuclear power is now widely accepted as an important alternative source of clean energy. But the increase in global demand for nuclear power poses significant challenges. How...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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