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2012-12-16 12:20:09

BERWICK, Pa., Dec. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant automatically shut down early Sunday morning (12/16) during routine testing of a valve on the unit's main turbine system. Operators have confirmed all systems responded as expected and the reactor is in a safe and stable condition. Susquehanna employees are investigating why the testing caused the shutdown. "We regularly test and evaluate the condition of plant systems and equipment," said Timothy...

2012-12-13 04:20:23

LONDON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The aftermath of Fukushima has raised two key questions in Europe. One: is nuclear power with its attendant waste and safety issues worth having? And, two: can Europe, in the absence of nuclear power generation, reduce its dependency on oil and gas imports and meet its climate targets? New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.energy.frost.com), European Nuclear Power Sector, finds that nuclear energy is the answer to meeting aggressive EU...

2012-12-05 08:21:51

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that independent analysis of the Company's fuel design validates the technology's indicated benefits of increased power output and enhanced operating economics for nuclear utilities. "Power uprate project economics are generally attractive...

2012-12-04 12:21:59

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that corporate executives will present updates on Lightbridge operations, financial performance and strategic direction at two investor conferences on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. At 8:15 a.m. EST, Seth Grae, Lightbridge President and Chief...

2012-11-26 12:30:15

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that Peter P. Sena III, currently president and chief operating officer, has been elected president and chief nuclear officer of FENOC. In his new position, Sena will provide overall guidance and strategy to the FENOC nuclear fleet and interface with industry leadership to drive high standards and best practices that enhance...

2012-11-20 04:20:16

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Monday (11/19) from the regional power grid shortly after returning to service because of a hydraulic oil leak on a system that controls the flow of steam into the turbine. Operators are manually shutting down the reactor and plant systems are responding as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the cause of the oil leak. "Shutting down the reactor is the safest course of...

2012-11-09 04:20:29

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor Friday (11/9) because a computer system that controls the reactor's water level was not functioning properly. Operators manually shut down the reactor when they identified the malfunction and plant systems responded as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the reason for the loss of the computer system. "Our operators are well-trained to manage...

2012-11-06 08:22:09

ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company today announced that Ventyx customer China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a Chinese government entity which owns more than 40 percent of China's nuclear sites, has received two significant industry awards for its deployment of Ventyx solutions as part of the world's largest and most ambitious nuclear new build program. CNNC took top honors in two categories -"Nuclear Power Project of the Year" and "Information Project of...

2012-11-05 08:24:43

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maybe I'm crazy but, I would never prepay the mortgage on a home before I could live in it, especially without knowing how much the principal balance was or how many years I was going to have to pay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121105/CG05848) As consumers, we expect accountability when it comes to our hard earned money being spent by others. We like to get what we pay for. Too bad right now we are paying for two new...

2012-11-03 11:20:11

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Penn., returned to service at 5:22 p.m. last night following a September 24, 2012, shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The 904-megawatt plant is currently operating at 23 percent power and is expected to reach full power in the next week. During the outage, 65 of the plant's 157 fuel...


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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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