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2008-09-25 09:00:48

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and construction services (EPC) of about $1 billion for USEC's American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. Fluor will book the revenue into backlog as the client releases task orders throughout the rest of 2008 and 2009. Fluor performed front-end engineering and design and construction services for USEC from May 2004 to July 2007, with detailed design also underway on...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country is restoring its nuclear reactor and isn't concerned about being listed as a terrorism-supporting country. North Korea "suspended the disablement of its nuclear facilities and work has been underway to restore its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state since some time ago," a ministry spokesman said in an interview with the North's official news agency, Yonhap reported. The steps in restarting the main plutonium-producing...

2008-09-18 15:00:32

DETROIT, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Detroit Edison officials today submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission a Combined License Application for a possible new nuclear power plant at the site of the company's existing nuclear plant near Newport, Mich. "It is satisfying to reach this significant milestone, which is necessary if we are to maintain the option of building a nuclear power plant to help Michigan meet both its growing need for electricity and its environmental...

2008-09-17 16:56:38

Nuclear power could make a comeback beyond Earth if NASA goes forward with a proposed a fission reactor in its future moon base. A fission-powered system could generate up to 40 kilowatts and give any lunar outpost enough power to supply eight houses on Earth. More importantly, astronauts will require a reliable and steady energy source on the moon and Mars. "The problem with power on the moon is that, depending on where you're located, you may have 14 days of darkness," said Lee...

2008-09-18 06:00:34

By Anthony Harrington NOW is a busy time for the various consortia who have submitted designs for the UK's new generation of nuclear power facilities. The general assessment process that will pick the winning design is scheduled to take three years, but there is still much to do and the commercial stakes here are huge. In September, Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Toshiba, signed agreements with BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce Group and Doosan Babcock, which would see all three...

2008-09-15 09:00:47

Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI) signed an agreement with a representative of the proposed Colorado Energy Park (CEP) southeast of Pueblo, CO to negotiate contracts on land and water rights for multiple large advanced nuclear reactors. The current CEP site is over 21,000 acres and is valued at $83 million, including substantial water use rights. CEP can host a mixed portfolio of renewable energy including solar PV and CSP, wind, biomass, small-hydro and nuclear. AEHI will...

2008-09-14 03:00:21

By Anonymous Utility Refueling Outage Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, N.Y. completed its scheduled Unit 2 refueling outage at 1:43 a.m., April 17, 2008. The refueling outage duration was 27 days. Refueling and maintenance activities completed during the outage included inspections, upgrades androutine replacement of equipment such as motors, valves and seals. In addition, Constellation Energy completed several projects that contribute to the long-term...

2008-09-12 09:00:45

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Rez, Central Bohemia, 12 September: New Generation IV nuclear reactors to be developed by the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez should meet the parameters demanded by the Green Party (SZ), Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) told journalists today. Topolanek promised support to the projects the Rez institute has been preparing. The construction and use of Generation IV reactors is planned...

2008-09-11 06:00:33

By Liz Szabo Thousands of patients in the USA may face delays in getting key medical tests because of a global shortage of radioactive tracers, which are used to perform bone scans and to assess blood flow to the heart, experts say. The radiotracer in short supply, Mo-99, is mostly used to observe blood flow to the heart and in bone scans that assess the spread of cancer, says Robert Atcher, president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Used in 80% of nuclear medicine procedures,...

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2008-09-10 15:15:00

NASA astronauts will need power sources when they return to the moon and establish a lunar outpost. NASA engineers are exploring the possibility of nuclear fission to provide the necessary power and taking initial steps toward a non-nuclear technology demonstration of this type of system. A fission surface power system on the moon has the potential to generate a steady 40 kilowatts of electric power, enough for about eight houses on Earth. It works by splitting uranium atoms in a reactor to...


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