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2013-04-17 12:21:49

U.S. Energy Information Administration Indicates that the Demand for Electricity--Which Uranium Helps Generate--Represents the Largest Growth of Any Energy Sector LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uranium Hunter Corporation (OTC Pink: URHN), a uranium and gold mining company that targets historically proven and highly prospective properties in Africa and South America which can quickly come to production, has targeted as its fuel of growth for the company and its...

2013-04-15 12:22:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, April 14 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing...

2013-04-10 16:22:55

Even Before Administration's Budget: $100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Today's Announcement Continues Commitment to Half Billion Dollars in Subsidies WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than six weeks after the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) handed out its latest "Golden Fleece Award" to the Department of Energy for committing more than half a billion dollars in corporate welfare for the development and licensing...

2013-04-04 20:20:18

NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy officials are making plans to restart Arkansas Nuclear One's Unit 2, a process anticipated to take several weeks. The unit has been offline since Sunday when it shut down automatically after a 550-ton generator stator fell as it was being moved out of the turbine building, a non-nuclear area of the plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/MM74349LOGO) The Unit 1 generator stator was being moved for replacement, and a new...

2013-04-04 12:23:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 10. Electricity production resumed on April 3 at 12:32 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in fall 2011. Each unit at Plant...

2013-03-21 12:24:01

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., brought unit 2 back on-line Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The unit is producing electricity after a safe, scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Plant Hatch employees along with our Alliance partners and contract employees safely and successfully completed the scheduled unit 2 refueling outage," said Dennis Madison,...

2013-03-20 12:22:22

AKRON, Ohio, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today several management changes at its fleet headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. Paul A. Harden, currently site vice president at Beaver Valley, has been promoted to senior vice president of Fleet Engineering, effective April 15, 2013. Harden, who will report to FENOC President and Chief Nuclear...

2013-03-19 12:21:53

Partnership Supports Construction and Jobs in SC COLUMBIA, S.C., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NuHub and the State of South Carolina are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Holtec International, Inc., a diversified energy technology company supplying equipment and systems for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry, to compete for the second round federal funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for...

2013-03-18 12:22:17

Major Projects Include Upgrade of Low Pressure Turbines AKRON, Ohio, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, shut down at 12 a.m. today for scheduled refueling, maintenance and a turbine upgrade expected to improve efficiency and reliability. While the unit is off line, 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies will be replaced, and numerous safety...

2013-03-14 16:22:42

Significant milestone for project vital to Georgia's energy future ATLANTA, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has completed the placement of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at its Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear expansion site, a significant achievement in the building of the first new nuclear units in the United States in 30 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/CL77516 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) "This...


Latest Nuclear power Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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