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2012-06-15 02:22:41

BERWICK, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Friday (6/15). Plant operator PPL Susquehanna shut the unit down May 30 to inspect the turbine after finding a small number of cracked turbine blades on Unit 1 during a planned inspection earlier this spring. After replacing affected blades and completing other maintenance work, Unit 1 returned to service June 7. Workers did not find...

2012-06-11 23:01:47

Economic Realities of New Nuclear Energy Plants, Coping with Extended Station Blackout, and Advanced Reactor Concepts among Issues To Be Discussed by International Nuclear Experts LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “This conference brings...

2012-06-11 06:21:22

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Paper Assesses How Industry, Regulators Have Applied Lessons Learned CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following each of the world's worst nuclear accidents--Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima--governments and plant operators adopted safety and security measures to help prevent future disasters. Most recently, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has designed a new set of rules to harden American reactors against...

2012-06-08 10:20:50

WELCH, Minn., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on the federal government to fulfill its promise and legal obligation to remove nuclear waste from Prairie Island - the Tribe's ancestral homeland - after a federal court rejected Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") regulations to extend on-site storage to 60 years beyond the closure of nuclear reactor sites without conducting a comprehensive environmental impact study. "When on-site nuclear storage...

Big Step To Develop Nuclear Fusion Power
2012-06-08 10:21:56

UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental fusion reactor Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward making this scenario a reality. UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion...

2012-06-05 06:22:24

RESTON, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Safety, emergency preparedness, the role of new technologies in power generation, and evolving competitive electricity markets topped the list of issues examined by electric utility industry leaders during the EUCG Spring Workshop in Austin, Texas, last month. EUCG, a global association of energy and electric utility professionals, meets semiannually to discuss current and emerging industry issues, share best practices and exchange data for...

2012-06-04 10:20:58

ORLANDO, Fla., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Company today received the 85th Annual EEI Edison Award, the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, for the company's efforts in leading the nuclear renaissance. The company made immense progress toward building two new reactors at the site of subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 by successfully obtaining the first combined construction and operating license in the United States in more than three...

Thirsty Power Plants Hog Water
2012-06-04 13:27:31

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account for 40% of US freshwater use. In Europe these power plants provide 75% of power and use half the water. A study by European and...

2012-06-01 10:21:40

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to justify continued payments by consumers of electricity from nuclear power plants into the Nuclear Waste Fund. Consumers since 1982 have paid more than $30 billion into the fund. The court ordered DOE to conduct a complete reassessment of this fee within six months. While the court did not order DOE to suspend the fee payments,...

2012-05-31 06:24:05

MCLEAN, Va., May 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 James P. Malone, Chief Nuclear Fuel Development Officer, is one of three authors of a new study that promotes consolidating spent nuclear fuel in self-funding, regional storage sites around the world. The study "The Back-End of the...


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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