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2013-07-18 23:03:03

The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) will meet July 23, 2013, at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 Stafford Street, Arlington Va. Fort Belvoir, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) will meet July 23, 2013, at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 Stafford Street, Arlington Va. The meetings are free and open to the public. All interested persons are encouraged to attend; advance registration is not necessary. Registration...

2013-07-15 23:20:00

E.ON Kernkraft GmbH will exercise an option in an existing contract with Westinghouse for additional deliveries of replacement fuel assemblies for its nuclear power plants in Germany, extending the original 2012 contract for additional replacement deliveries to 2016 and 2017. BRUSSELS (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that E.ON Kernkraft GmbH will exercise an option in an existing contract for additional deliveries of replacement fuel assemblies for its...

2013-07-01 23:02:20

Westinghouse Electric Company completes the manufacturing and assembly of two nuclear fuel test assemblies for the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina. Submits its proposal in response to the Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate the deployment of SMR technology. Pittsburgh, Pa (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed the...

2013-06-30 23:18:24

Nuclear Risk Specialists (NRS), an affiliate member of the Health Physics Society, will be in booth #207 at the Monona Center during all exhibit hours Monday through Wednesday. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Headquartered in suburban Chicago, NRS (http://www.nurisk.net) provides risk services, insurance and surety products for individuals, companies and organizations in the nuclear technology industry. Its dedicated team of professionals combines over a century of experience in...

2013-06-30 23:17:54

Mr. Monteau lectures in three separate sessions on the subjects of Financial Assurance for Materials Licensees and Health Physicist Liability. Recent regulatory changes in decommissioning rules make these two topics of special interest and importance to RSO’s, CFO’s and Consultants. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 David Monteau, President of Nuclear Risk Specialists (NRS) will be a speaker at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society. Mr. Monteau’s topics...

Quantum Tunneling Is The Secret To Alcohol Reactions In Space
2013-06-30 12:56:40

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Understanding chemical reactions in space is incredibly difficult. First of all, the extremely cold temperatures would all but preclude most chemicals mixing, as there is simply insufficient energy to ignite the reactions. Yet, observational data suggests that complex compounds are being created in this inhospitable environment. Now, however, a new study reveals that a quantum effect known to be the key in stellar physics may...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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2009-07-09 17:39:38

Americium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. The symbol for Americium is Am and the atomic number is 95. Americium is an actinide that was first isolated by Glenn T. Seaborg in 1944 while attacking plutonium with neutrons. It became the fourth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element to be discovered. It was named for the Americas. It is widely used in commercial smoke-detectors and different types of industrial gauges. Americium in its pure state has a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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