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Latest Nuclear reactor technology Stories

2009-07-09 13:50:00

The withdrawal of Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a potential nuclear waste repository has reopened the debate over how and where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste.

2009-06-24 11:43:39

Composite materials such as fiberglass, which take on a mix of properties of their constituent compounds, have been around for decades.

2009-06-18 12:30:00

Combination of Efficiency and Renewables Much More Economical Than New Nuclear Reactors With Skyrocketing Construction Costs; 'Low Balling' of Cost Estimates Imperils 'Nuclear Renaissance,' Just as Runaway Costs Sank the 'Great Bandwagon Market' of 1970s WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The likely cost of electricity for a new generation of nuclear reactors would be 12-20 cents per kilowatt hour (KWh), considerably more expensive than the average cost of increased use of energy...

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2009-06-13 08:20:00

A scarcity of medical isotopes has forced physicians at scores of US and Canadian hospitals to begin curbing the number of a variety of standard diagnostic tests they prescribe.

2009-06-05 13:15:00

"Shot Heard Round the World" Echoes in Strong Local, State Opposition Across U.S.

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2009-05-22 06:01:09

The shut down of a Canadian nuclear reactor has forced makers of medical isotopes, used for diagnostic imaging, to search for new suppliers.

2009-03-30 10:00:00

Research to Show That Modest Gains in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Power Would Cover Growth in Demand - and Allow Retirement of Existing Coal-Fired Units WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina consumers will see wallet-busting increases in their electric bills if Duke Energy and Progress Energy move ahead with plans for up to four nuclear reactors and a coal-fired power plant, according to a major new report prepared by the former chair of the Duke University...

2009-03-23 14:09:00

Nation's Nuclear Plants Stronger, Safer Than Ever Before. JACKSON, Miss., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago, the United States experienced the worst nuclear plant accident in American history.

2009-03-09 08:51:29

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel say they have developed a way to declaw nuclear fuel, ensuring only peaceful plutonium use. The engineers said their technique denatures plutonium created in large nuclear reactors, making it unsuitable for use in nuclear arms.

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2009-01-28 08:21:51

Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.