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2014-02-25 08:21:32

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science fiction sometimes foreshadows science fact. Remember the movie Forbidden Planet and the Martian epic Total Recall? Each had within their planets powerful alien-built reactors. The evidence continues to build that Earth contains a powerful nuclear fission reactor at its center, not made by aliens or humans, but by Mother Nature. J. Marvin Herndon presents the scientific basis, evidence and implications accumulated over the past 20...

2013-08-08 12:22:14

$90 Billion in Initial Manufacturing Order Book Needed, Requiring Massive Involvement by the Chinese or Taxpayer-Backed Federal Subsidies; Major Implications Seen for Companies and SMR Test Sites in FL, MO, NC, OR, PA, SC, and TN. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A shift to "small module reactors" (SMRs) is unlikely to breathe new life into the increasingly moribund U.S. nuclear power industry, since SMRs will likely require tens of billions of dollars in federal subsidies...

2013-01-11 12:21:10

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fire that shot 50 foot flames into the air erupted January 8(th) in the main transformer at the South Texas Project site near Bay City, Texas, about 90 miles southwest of Houston. Reactor 2, which was out of commission for five winter months in 2011-2012, has not been operating since the fire. The fire occurred just one week prior to a hearing on re-licensing the two South Texas Project reactors, which will be held January 15(th)...

2012-10-03 02:30:19

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC:AEHI; www.aehipower.com) today announced the company is exploring the use of small modular reactors (SMR) on its proposed nuclear power plant site in Payette County, Idaho. These designs have progressed to the point of consideration now as they have gotten much closer to the Federal approval stage. SMRs range between 45 and 220 MWe and because of their modular and easily expandable design, their implementation...

New Research Depicts Precisely How Sand Flows
2012-04-10 04:53:35

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have an impact in a range of industries, from engineering to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ken Kamrin of MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a model that predicts the flow of granular materials under a variety of conditions. Sand's behavior, which is part fluid, part solid, has made it difficult for researchers to predict how it and other granular materials flow under...

Experts Call For Long-Term Nuclear Meltdown Research Project
2012-03-09 05:31:28

With the one-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor coming up this weekend, three US university professors are calling for a long-term study of how such fuels respond to such extreme environmental conditions. University of Notre Dame Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Peter C. Burns, University of Michigan Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Rodney Ewing, and Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California-Davis...

2012-02-06 10:02:00

KENNESAW, Ga., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ENERCON, a multi-disciplined engineering, environmental and technical consulting energy company since 1983, has received patents (USPN 8048319 and USPN 8054932) for a filter medium for strainers used in nuclear reactor Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120206/AQ48044) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/AQ11481LOGO-b) ENERCON's product was developed in response to the...

2011-08-24 11:46:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion ended the Alert at its North Anna Power Station near Mineral, Va., at 11:16 a.m. today after starting a reactor cooling pump for each of the two units. The reactors were cooled by natural circulation and emergency pumps while the reactor coolant pumps were not operating. The station remains in a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE), the least serious of four Nuclear Regulatory Commission emergency classifications, while the reactor...

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2011-08-23 17:47:22

  According to a new report from MIT, Japan's Fukushima disaster could provide valuable lessons for the design of future nuclear power plants. The report said that emergency generators should be better protected from flooding and other extreme natural events.  It also said that increasing the spacing between reactors at the same site would help prevent an incident at one reactor from damaging others nearby. MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) put out...

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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...