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2011-03-23 11:14:53

Amid the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan, public support for the increased use of nuclear power has slipped in the United States. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports that 39% of the public favors promoting the increased use of nuclear power, while 52% are opposed. In October 2010, it was a tie at 47% of the population in favor and 47% opposed. On March 15-16, 2011, the Civil Society Institute (CSI) and ORC International conducted a telephone survey of 814 adults...

2011-03-22 10:00:00

Over Half of U.S. Adults Now Back Moratorium on New Reactors ... Three Out of Four Oppose More Taxpayer-Backed Federal Loan Guarantees, Favor Increasing Emphasis on Renewables, Would Make Companies Liable for Fukushima-Style Disaster Clean Up Costs. Washington, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While a drop in public support for nuclear power would be expected after an incident like the Fukushima reactor crisis, the nuclear disaster in Japan has triggered a much stronger response...

2011-03-17 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), a leading manufacturer of nuclear medicine products, announces it has terminated its planned underwritten public offering of common stock which was previously announced February 25, and will withdraw the registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-167566) and related prospectus supplement filed on February 25, 2011. The proposed offering was intended to raise proceeds of between...

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2011-03-15 11:34:21

On Tuesday, Germany announced the temporary shutdown of seven of its oldest nuclear reactors pending a safety review. "We are launching a safety review of all nuclear reactors ... with all reactors in operation since the end of 1980 set to be idled for the period of the (three-month) moratorium," Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement. Germany said 10 years ago that it would be nuclear-free by 2020, which has since been postponed until the mid-2030s by Merkel's government. Japan's...

2011-03-15 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50,000 potassium iodide tablets have been donated by Nukepills.com to Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for immediate distribution to those affected by Japan's nuclear reactor crisis. This effort was facilitated by Dr. Alisa Suzuki Han, Radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. The radiation-blocking drug, currently en route to Japan, will be distributed by the...

2011-03-12 10:49:00

Experts Available Now for Interviews on Rapidly Developing Situation in Japan WASHINGTON, March 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A news media briefing will take place by phone at 1:30 p.m. EST/1830 GMT by four leading nuclear experts in response to the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan. News event speakers will be: * Peter Bradford, former commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; * Robert Alvarez, senior scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, where he is currently focused on...

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2011-03-12 06:55:00

The devastating earthquake that forced the closure of four nuclear power plants in Japan demonstrates the serious risk of inadequate back-up generators at U.S. facilities, said experts with the Union of Concerned Scientists on Friday. Although U.S. regulators insist the nation's nuclear fleet can withstand such a massive quake, the scientists said more work is needed to ensure that future quakes don't result in the reactor impact now being experienced in Japan. "We do not believe the safety...

2011-02-23 11:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR), the leading innovator of advanced nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today provided an update on the Company's nuclear fuel development and commercialization efforts at the Jefferies 11th Global Clean Technology Conference. The presentation, led by Seth Grae, Lightbridge President and CEO, and James Malone, Chief Nuclear...

2011-01-20 09:45:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans... and the world. Consider the following: 20% of our nation's electricity is generated by nuclear power 16 million Americans receive nuclear medicine procedures annually 436 nuclear power plants are operating in 30 countries, supplying 14% of the world's electricity; 53 new nuclear plants are under construction in 14 countries 104 operating nuclear reactors in the U.S. employ an...

2010-12-16 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Mark Cooper, senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, issued the following statement today in the wake of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presentation of the early release reference case for the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook: "The U.S. Energy Information Administration has officially burst the nuclear bubble. They have admitted that the nuclear...