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2012-08-14 14:20:48

WELCH, Minn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community issued the following statement from Tribal Council President Johnny Johnson in response to today's forced shutdown of one of two reactors at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. According to Xcel Energy, operators at the plant were forced to shut down Unit 1 early this morning when two diesel generators were determined to be inoperable during a monthly test. The unit is being shut down until the...

2012-08-13 06:21:35

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the August 7, 2012 decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend approving nuclear license extensions until it has taken a deeper look at the safety of on-site spent nuclear fuel, economists at The Brattle Group have released a new study examining the appropriate size, pace, and economics of a new federal spent fuel handling program in the United States. The report recommends that the government restart a spent fuel handling...

2012-07-12 06:22:08

Troubling Parallels Seen: The "U.S. Has the Same Colluding System Between Industry, Regulators and Government" WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same underlying "man-made" problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the...

2012-06-27 10:20:58

MISSISSAUGA, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Candu Energy Inc. (Candu) is pleased to announce it has engaged with the United Kingdom's (UK) Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to assist in providing alternative full lifecycle approaches for managing that country's fissile material stocks. The UK's preferred method is to re-use the material as mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. "This is a great opportunity to build on the neutron efficient fundamentals of CANDU(®) technology which easily allows...

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...

2012-06-24 23:00:35

Award recognizes lifetime achievement in reactor safety. LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member Hans K. Fauske, PhD, has been named the recipient of the George C. Laurence Pioneering Award for Nuclear Safety, ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Fauske during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the Global Impact of Economic and Natural...

2012-06-23 23:01:13

Compton Award recognizes outstanding contributions to education in nuclear science and engineering. LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member Michael L. Corradini, PhD, has been named the recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award in Education, ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Corradini during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the Global...

2012-06-19 23:01:27

Award Recognizes Major Lifetime Contributions to Nuclear Science and Sustainable Energy LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member Leonard J. Koch has been named the recipient of the W. Bennett Lewis Award, ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Koch during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the Global Impact of Economic and Natural Events,”...

2012-06-11 18:26:49

A University of Alberta team has made an important breakthrough in the race to find a viable replacement for supply of technetium-99m, an important isotope produced by Canada's Chalk River reactor. Their research has proven that this important medical isotope, used in nuclear medicine imaging for about 250,000 Alberta patients each year, can be created in a device known as a cyclotron–and is as safe to use and provides as reliable an image as reactor-based isotopes. Their results are...

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...