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2009-10-06 07:00:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's second largest power market, China is making a significant investment in its nuclear power infrastructure; developing the most advanced third-generation reactors and aiming to increase its wattage tenfold, adding 70 Gigawatts by 2020. Tyco Flow Control has been working with China to meet its demand for nuclear solutions, and was awarded two separate contracts to provide the critical safety valves for four state-of-the-art nuclear...

2009-09-30 11:00:00

Higher Costs, Pollution and Proliferation Dangers if Congress Opens Door to Reprocessing MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's Congressional delegation is hearing today from a diverse group of 16 Minnesota organizations -- including Clean Water Action, Environment Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter and the Minnesota Peace Project -- that strongly oppose any effort to open the door to the reprocessing of radioactive waste from Prairie Island and other...

2009-09-15 10:00:00

Marignac Says "Far From Being a Model, France Should be a Powerful Cautionary Tale for the U.S. about the Folly of a Headlong Rush into More Nuclear Power" WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. policy makers are in the grips of "dangerous and costly illusions" if they think that France is a model showing how nuclear power could be implemented aggressively in the United States, according to Yves Marignac, a leading international consultant on nuclear energy issues and the...

2009-09-08 09:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nuclear Power http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131239/Nuclear-Power.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nuclear Power in Billion Kilowatt-hours (kWh). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through...

2009-08-27 12:30:00

More Lobbying Expected in 2010 in Even Tougher Environment After Yucca Mountain and Soaring Cost Estimates; Outside of Bans, Industry Falters on CWIP in Missouri and Key Fights in Other States. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The so-called "nuclear renaissance" is finding few friends among state lawmakers in the United States. The nuclear power industry has been shut out across the board in 2009 in its efforts in all six states -- ranging across the nation from Kentucky to...

2009-08-09 15:46:41

A University of Iowa official says the current limited supply of radioisotopes used in medical scans could put some patients' lives in danger. Dr. Michael Graham, a university official and president of SNM, formerly known as the Society of Nuclear Medicine, said some medical patients could be facing risky surgeries that could be avoided through medical scans utilizing the isotopes, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. It's possible that some deaths could occur, Graham said. The...

2009-08-05 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several new analyses confirm that, after over half a century of operation, nuclear power remains one of the most capital intensive, high-risk energy industries. Despite its checkered past, industry proponents have suggested that nuclear power could be a cost-effective solution in a carbon constrained world. In order to pay for the potential resurgence of nuclear power, several proposals to dramatically increase subsidies for the industry have...

2009-07-28 17:00:35

SNM and a coalition of eight other organizations have issued a white paper urging Congress to take steps to maintain adequate supplies of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a radioactive substance that is the basis for a common medical isotope used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures.The coalition jointly issued the paper to ensure that patient care is not compromised by a worldwide shortage of Mo-99 and measures to curtail the use of high-enriched uranium (HEU) in radionuclide...

2009-07-24 08:28:27

A world-wide shortage of a crucial radioisotope threatens to set back the quality of medical care several decades, U.S. doctors said. Technetium-99m is used in more than 40,000 medical procedures in the United States each day. The isotope is key to tests for cancer, kidney function and cardiac disease. The two aging atomic reactors that provide most of the world's supply of the isotope are closed for repairs. A 51-year-old reactor in Ontario, Canada, has been idle since mid-May because of...

2009-07-16 14:17:00

Experts Find That FPL and PEF Assumptions Used to Justify New Reactors Are Not Valid TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading national expert on the financing of nuclear power reactors filed testimony Wednesday with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) in which he warns that it is "not prudent" to proceed with plans for building new nuclear reactors at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami and the proposed Progress Energy of...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.