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Japan Softens Stance On 2040 Nuclear Power Phase Out Policy
2012-09-19 18:38:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a reversal of a policy announced just last week, the Japanese government has stopped short of declaring 2040 the deadline for ending all nuclear power production in the country. It is widely believed that pressure from business groups, who opposed the original plan based on the potential economic damage it might cause, led to the change. Instead of a hard deadline, the government said it would “take into...

Nuclear Japan to Phase out All Reactors by 2040
2012-09-17 09:40:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since 1945, the Japanese people have been haunted by the specter of radioactive fallout. Yet despite the disturbing memories of the two innocuously dubbed nuclear warheads Fat Man and Little Boy, the island nation has embraced the power of the atom and currently depends on nuclear reactors for 30 percent of its total energy needs. However, Japan´s nuclear-sensitive psyche was rocked last year by the series of catastrophes at the...

2012-09-02 23:02:30

ReportsnReports.com adds new, 2012 update research reports on Nuclear Power Market Outlook to 2025 for US, UK, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Russia, Spain, BRIC and Other Countries to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 These 2012 update research reports on nuclear power market deal with the industry analysis including energy mix, nuclear capacity and generation forecast, drivers, restraints key players, regulations, trends and developments in nuclear power industry of each...

2012-08-23 00:30:03

PNNL tests adsorbent to extract uranium from the ocean When you take a dip in the ocean, nuclear fuel is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Uranium floats in Earth´s oceans in trace amounts of just 3 parts per billion, but it adds up. Combined, our oceans hold up to 4.5 billion tons of uranium — enough to potentially fuel the world´s nuclear power plantsfor 6,500 years. Countries such as Japan have examined the ocean as a uranium source since the 1960s, but...

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2012-08-21 22:25:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sea holds 4 billion tons of the Earth's uranium, and scientists say they have made advances in finding a way to tap that source. Reporting at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Robin Rogers, PhD., and colleagues from the University of Alabama, say they are making progress towards the 40-year-old dream of tapping the sea for uranium. The scientists have developed promising...


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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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