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2012-05-30 08:45:58

A Sandia National Laboratories technology has been used to remove radioactive material from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Sandia researchers had worked around the clock following the March 2011 disaster to show the technology worked in seawater, which was pumped in to cool the plant's towers. "It's the kind of thing that sends a chill," said Mark Rigali, manager of the geochemistry group at Sandia. "We've...

2012-05-24 02:23:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Energy Alliance today released the results of a new statewide survey that shows a strong majority of Pennsylvanians continue to support the use of nuclear energy. The poll of 700 Pennsylvania residents found that nearly 9 of 10 respondents believe the use of nuclear power is an important part of meeting the United States' electricity needs. "It's quite apparent that people recognize the benefits of nuclear power as a clean,...

2012-05-23 06:22:07

SENECA, S.C., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's Oconee Nuclear Station has received the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) prestigious "Best of the Best" Award for the first digital upgrade of a nuclear safety-related system in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) The award was presented during NEI's Nuclear Energy Assembly on May 23, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. Oconee's digital upgrade of a reactor protection system (RPS) and engineered...

2012-05-23 06:21:59

As Ratepayer Rebellion Rages in Florida, Small Modular Reactor and "CWIP" Advance Financing Drive Stopped Dead in Iowa; Next Battleground States: Missouri and North Carolina. WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though its trials and travails at the national level get all the attention, the nuclear power industry is finding fewer and fewer friends in statehouses across the nation. In the Southeast, traditionally the stronghold of new nuclear power projects, a growing...

2012-05-23 02:23:18

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, a leading investment bank specializing in the global natural resources supply chain, will host a Uranium Executive Forum on June 5th, 2012 in New York City. The forum will feature presentations by top executives from 9 uranium companies. In addition, Philip Macoun, Principal Consultant at CRU Strategies will serve as a keynote speaker during the forum. The format of the forum will consist of presentations by company...

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2012-05-22 18:04:29

Michael Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com Britain made a large step toward new rules to reduce carbon emissions and protect consumers from high prices for electricity. Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed that the government will follow last year´s proposed plan and guarantee a minimum price to low-carbon energy producers. Nuclear power is included and will provide backup for intermittent renewable energy. Davey said the goal is to, “ensure...

Japan Faces Power Outages, Residents Urged To Conserve Energy
2012-05-20 05:06:00

A Japanese government panel warned that there could be power outages this summer if three Japanese utilities do not get much needed energy from nuclear reactors that have been on shutdown since the Fukushima crisis more than a year ago. Of the three, Kansai Electric Power Co. could face the biggest shortage of 14.9 percent, as it is the most reliant on nuclear power, the panel reported on May 12. In face of the potential power shortages, Japan is urging businesses and residences to cut...

2012-05-15 10:21:07

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company's PaR Nuclear Inc., a global leader in the supply of fuel-handling equipment and nuclear cranes, has signed agreements to establish a joint venture with Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group Co., (TYHM), manufacturer of cranes, forging equipment, excavators and other heavy machinery. The new company, to be called PaR-TZ Nuclear Company, Ltd., of which PaR Nuclear will hold a majority interest, will provide the assembly, testing...

2012-05-14 10:22:13

Changes Will Put Nuclear Workers, Public Health and Safety at Risk WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metal Trades Department and its affiliated unions strongly oppose HR 4310 House Armed Services Committee's 2013 National Defense Authorization bill--especially provisions changing the nuclear weapons worker health and safety programs. The Metal Trades points to objections raised by Dr. Peter Winokur, Ph.D, Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, that...

2012-05-11 06:21:32

We Told You So: Major Cost Overruns Latest Sign of Vogtle Woes, Including Construction Errors and Raft of Amendments to Federal License WASHINGTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Vogtle reactor project got its federal license just three months ago, the controversial nuclear reactors are already in trouble. The latest problem: A cost overrun of nearly $1 billion in 2011 dollars, according to groups that warned in February that the Vogtle expansion effort is a...


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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