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2013-03-14 12:23:03

Ratepayer-Unfriendly "Advance Cost Recovery" Financing Schemes Are Keeping "Uneconomical" Reactor Projects Alive; Warning Sounded for IA, UT, MO and Other States Toying With Advanced Cost Recovery Financing. WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saddled with an "advance cost recovery" financing arrangement that allows the nuclear industry to make them pay in advance for the construction of new reactors, electricity ratepayers in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, are...

2013-03-13 12:24:13

KYIV, Ukraine, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a EUR 300 million loan for the comprehensive program of upgrading operating Ukrainian nuclear power plants. In addition to EBRD's loan, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) will contribute another EUR 300 million to the project, reads ebrd.com. The comprehensive program comprises of a set of measures, which will bring Ukraine's operating nuclear...

2013-03-12 16:21:17

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, March 10 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2013-03-12 00:20:32

TOKYO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A research team led by Prof. Yoshiaki Oka of Waseda University has succeeded in developing a conceptual nuclear reactor design of high plutonium breeding by light-water cooling for the first time in the world. The team devised a new fuel assembly where fuel rods are closely packed for reducing a reactor coolant to a fraction of fuel volume for high breeding. Prof. Oka succeeded in high plutonium breeding by light-water cooling through computational...

2013-03-11 20:21:45

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Unconventional production technology is helping nations like the U.S. make a rebound in the natural gas drilling landscape while domestic firms in other countries like China need to play catch-up in terms of acquiring the new technology. Meanwhile, Chinese nuclear reactor technology may start shipping as early as this year. According to Deutsche Bank AG, China may account for more than half of the nuclear capacity built between 2010 and...

2013-03-11 16:22:27

LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uranium Hunter Corporation (OTC Pink: URHN) is optimistic about its gold concessions in Guyana, and is buoyed about industry reports from that country. Guyana's gold industry continues to take in significant revenue for the country, increasing another 22 percent last year. It was the second consecutive year that gold declarations passed 300,000 ounces. There is no doubt about the geological potential of Guyana. Gold was discovered in the region by...

2013-03-11 16:21:55

TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NRC Commissioners today upheld last summer's licensing board denial of a construction/operating license for the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor in Maryland. The decision marks the first time in history that the NRC Commissioners have upheld the denial of a license for a commercial nuclear reactor, and only the second time a license for a commercial nuclear facility has been denied. The first license denial was for a...

2013-03-06 08:22:32

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uranium Hunter Corporation (OTC Pink: URHN) has acquired properties in both Guyana and West Africa focusing on what it sees as tremendous growth opportunities in the demand and supply of uranium for future world demand of electricity. The growth in nuclear power centers on China, India, and Russia. These huge populations remain among the lowest consumers of electric power in the world. And in those countries, nuclear power should flourish. According...

2013-02-27 16:21:30

$100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Another Half Billion Dollars Or More in the Pipeline for Major Corporations that Could Pay for Own R&D, Licensing WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related to "small modular reactors"...

2013-02-21 20:22:19

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Continuing with its series of special reports on energy and climate issues for American Public Media's Marketplace, the award-winning BURN: An Energy Journal and its host Alex Chadwick this week investigate the small-but-troubling possibility of a catastrophic meltdown occurring at any of 31 nuclear power plants now operating in the U.S. if they should lose electrical power and their back-up systems fail all at once. All of the nuclear plants in...


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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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