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2010-10-08 10:00:00

MADISON, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has begun the demolition and removal of the retired test reactor outer structure at its Waltz Mill facility here. This project is part of the site's continued remediation plans, which include decontamination or removal of structures and areas used as part of test reactor operations conducted from 1959 to 1962. The test reactor vessel was previously removed in 2000; the remaining structure, a large,...

2010-09-29 14:34:00

Fact Sheet Explores Cost, Safety and Waste Issues Glossed Over by Industry WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same industry that promised that nuclear power would be "too cheap to meter" is now touting another supposed cure-all for America's power needs: the small modular reactor (SMR). The only problem is that SMRs are not only unlikely live up to the hype, but may well aggravate cost, safety, and environmental problems, according to a new fact sheet prepared by the...

2010-02-17 01:30:00

WARSAW, Poland, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Addition of Polish Research Reactor Helps With Worldwide Supply Shortage Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, and the Institute of Atomic Energy in Poland (IAE POLATOM) today announced an agreement to augment and further diversify Covidien's supply of Molybdenum 99 (Mo 99) to produce the medical isotope Technetium 99m (Tc 99m). Tc 99m is a vital medical isotope used in over 80...

2009-07-30 09:00:00

MAPLE Reactors Could Solve the Isotope Crisis within 24 months OTTAWA, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has submitted a Proposal to the Government of Canada's Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope and Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) Generator Production. MDS Nordion believes that the best answer to the shortage of medical radioisotopes is the completion and bringing into service of the MAPLE project. The MDS Nordion...

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2009-06-18 15:57:22

The Canadian government stood by its recent decision to abandon the Maple isotope reactor project, but made very clear that they hope to have the project picked up by private groups to take over the latent nuclear program. The chief executive of MDS Inc-- the Canada based international health and science company that provides products and services for the development of drugs and the management of disease-- reflected on comments made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada would...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

OTTAWA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today urged the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to consult with international experts and obtain their assistance toward activating the MAPLE project to address the current shortage of medical isotopes created by the shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario - and to avoid similar occurrences in the...

2008-09-25 21:00:31

ASTANA. Sept 25 (Interfax) - The first-ever nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan will be located in the western Mangistau region, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in the regional administrative center of Aktau on Wednesday. "Intensive development of our economy requires new energy resources. The government and Kazatomprom are preparing on my instruction and in cooperation with Russian colleagues to build a nuclear power plant in your region. It is very important to complete the...

2008-08-12 09:01:28

Mini-nuclear power plant developer Hyperion Power Generation has received a letter of intent from the TES Group for the purchase of the Hyperion Power Module, a compact, transportable nuclear power reactor. The intention to purchase up to six units for various projects, at approximately $25 million each, was placed by the TES Group, an investment company focusing on the energy sector in central-eastern Europe. If successful, they could potentially be in the market for up to 50 Hyperion...

2006-07-26 09:51:35

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Radioactive water has spilled in a Russian nuclear submarine, but has not escaped into the environment, local media reported on Wednesday. "The radioactivity level inside and outside the atomic submarine is normal. There is no pollution risk," a navy spokesman told Russian news agencies. The feedwater -- which is used to cool the reactor -- had been spilled when removing the reactor from the submarine in the Arctic naval base of Vidyaevo, the news agencies said....

2006-04-21 04:50:00

By John Ruwitch DAYA BAY, China -- Look away from the four giant nuclear reactors, and Daya Bay's manicured lawns, golf range and ocean-front apartments seem like the trappings of a luxury south China housing enclave. Just 50 km (30 miles) from the heart of Hong Kong as the crow flies, they form a ring around one of the oldest fission-powered electricity plants in China, a template for success in an industry launching one of the most ambitious expansion drives in the world. China's leaders...


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