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2012-11-01 23:07:55

Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011, the German government took the nation's eight oldest reactors offline immediately and passed legislation that will close the last nuclear power plant by 2022. This nuclear phase-out had overwhelming political support in Germany. Elsewhere, many saw it as "panic politics," and the online business magazine Forbes.com went as far as to ask, in a headline, whether the decision was "Insane -- or Just Plain Stupid."...

2012-11-01 07:25:25

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy nuclear power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the November issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's award-winning nuclear Top Plants are: North Anna Power Station, Louisa County, Virginia. For decades now, U.S. nuclear generators, faced with daunting barriers to new...

2012-11-01 07:24:47

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 1, 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 a peer reviewed article on the Company's proprietary fuel technology designed to increase power output and safety of commercial nuclear reactors and to enhance industry economics will be published in the December 2012 edition of...

2012-10-31 11:23:08

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 31, 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 a conference call to discuss its business update and 2012 third quarter financial results is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Friday, November 9, 2012. President and Chief Executive Officer Seth Grae will lead the call. Other Lightbridge...

2012-10-31 11:22:25

Groups: Progress Energy Relying on the Kind of Weak Geology Review That Should No Longer Pass Muster Now that a Respected Geologist Heads the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. BRONSON, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of Florida's limited remaining fresh-water wetlands are at serious risk if Progress Energy's problem-plagued Levy nuclear power plant project is allowed to proceed, according to experts testifying here today before a three-judge Nuclear Regulatory...

2012-10-30 15:21:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-four nuclear energy facilities in the path of Hurricane Sandy have responded well and safely to this powerful storm, demonstrating their resilience against severe natural forces. Careful planning and comprehensive preparations days in advance of the storm paid off at all of the facilities, which were prepared to take the steps necessary to maintain safety against high winds, record flooding and disturbances on the regional...

2012-10-23 11:21:42

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The workforce building the nation's first new nuclear energy facility in 30 years at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle has passed a significant milestone - 10 million work hours. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/CL98203 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) Approximately 2,300 people are now on site at Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro. At peak construction, the project is expected to create 5,000...

2012-10-22 07:23:23

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) today said it plans to close and decommission its Kewaunee Power Station in Carlton, Wis., after the company was unable to find a buyer for the 556-megawatt nuclear facility. Pending a grid reliability review by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), the station is expected to cease power production in the second quarter of 2013 and move to safe shutdown. Dominion announced in April 2011 that it would seek...

2012-10-18 11:22:32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin M. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a successful, planned refueling and maintenance outage. Electricity production resumed Oct. 18 at 10:43 a.m. ET. (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...

2012-10-16 15:20:54

New Interactive Resource from the Nuclear Threat Initiative Asks, Can We Really Count on Luck to Keep Us Safe? WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, the United States and the Soviet Union spent two weeks on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Today, the threat of a nuclear crisis remains more dangerous and complicated than ever. The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today launched a new interactive resource about the 1962 crisis and...


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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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