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2012-07-09 06:22:50

PRAGUE, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today confirmed an important strategic partnership with Czech company Vitkovice a.s., in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. In accordance with the partnership, Vitkovice will join the Westinghouse/Toshiba/Metrostav team to jointly offer as a potential fabricator of key structural and mechanical equipment modules, should the AP1000...

2012-07-03 06:22:30

PLYMOUTH, Mass., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Local workers and concerned citizens have expressed heightened concerns about the safety of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant heading into one of the most densely populated days in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth hosts one of the Commonwealth's largest annual Fourth of July celebrations, with tourists flocking to the region for a variety of events, including fireworks, live music and a parade. Questions and concerns about the safety of Pilgrim...

2012-07-02 10:21:08

BERWICK, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Monday (7/2) after an outage to investigate and repair a small water leak inside the containment structure surrounding the reactor. "We made the proactive decision to shut down the unit and address the small leak, consistent with our safety-first approach to operating the plant," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior...

2012-07-02 10:20:54

DETROIT, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack M. Davis, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, has announced that he is retiring at the end of this year. The DTE Energy Board of Directors has named Joseph H. Plona, currently site vice president, to replace Davis as senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, effective Sept. 1. Plona will report to Steven Kurmas, president and chief operating officer of Detroit Edison, who will assume...

2012-07-02 06:21:50

PRAGUE, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has submitted a fully compliant and competitive bid to CEZ, a. s. to develop and deliver a turnkey dual-unit AP1000 plant for completing the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4 Project. Westinghouse is eager to build upon its demonstrated success in the Czech Republic on Temelin Units 1 and 2. And, with more than 50 years of worldwide experience leading the nuclear industry,...

2012-06-28 06:29:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week voted unanimously in favor of House Resolution 750 which directs the President and Congress to adopt the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and pass legislation enabling the construction of one or more centralized interim nuclear fuel storage facilities. After two years of fact-finding and intense study, the Blue Ribbon Commission endorsed a number of...

2012-06-26 23:01:04

Two Individuals are Honored for their Public Information Efforts LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) President Eric Loewen, PhD, presented ANS members Meredith J. Angwin and Howard C. Shaffer, III with Presidential Citations in recognition of their successful public information efforts in Vermont and elsewhere. Angwin and Shaffer received their award during the ANS President´s Special Session at the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and...

2012-06-26 10:22:17

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utilities Service Alliance (USA) Board of Directors gathered in Colorado Springs, CO., recently to conduct its annual meeting and reelected Thomas P. Joyce, President and Chief Nuclear Officer of PSEG Nuclear for a second term as USA Board Chairman, said USA's President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Parry. Joyce has served as chairman of USA since July 2010 and will continue in this role through June 2014. "I am very pleased the Board...

Seafood Being Sold Again In Japan
2012-06-26 14:08:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com The first seafood caught off the Japanese coast of Fukushima since last year´s nuclear meltdown went on sale Monday – a sign the million-dollar fishing economy is on the mend. The first day´s offerings were limited to the only commercial sea creatures that have consistently tested negative for radioactive cesium: octopus and whelk, a type of marine snail. Japanese fishmongers are hoping sea bass and flounder soon follow, but are aware that...

2012-06-19 23:02:29

Award recognizes outstanding application of engineering knowledge in nuclear power research and development LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member W. David Pointer, PhD, has been named the recipient of the Landis ANS Young Member Engineering Achievement , ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Pointer during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the...


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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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