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2014-09-16 16:22:36

Specific Reactor-by-Reactor Update to be Provided: Vast Majority of Reactors Under Construction Are Now Behind Schedule, Tens of Billions of Dollars Over Budget. PARIS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. and other nations, proponents of nuclear power often point to the supposedly swift progress and on-budget delivery of new nuclear power in other nations. But this grossly mischaracterizes the actual track record of the 66 reactors now under construction...

2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-09-11 23:05:53

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced it signed two instrumentation and control system cooperation agreements with China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company. LONDON (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced it signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company (SNPAS). Danny Roderick, president and CEO, Westinghouse...

2014-09-08 08:23:52

NYSE MKT Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Uranium Energy Corp ("UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Melbye as Executive Vice President effective immediately. Scott is a 30-year veteran of the nuclear energy industry having held leadership positions in major uranium mining companies as well as industry-wide organizations. Through to June 2014, Scott was Executive Vice President, Marketing, for...

2014-08-28 23:13:54

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by OKG AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for all of their three reactors, Oskarshamn Units 1, 2 and 3. VÄSTERÅS, Sweden (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by OKG AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for all of their three reactors, Oskarshamn Units 1, 2 and 3. The contract includes yearly deliveries...

2014-08-21 12:23:52

Latest Step Follows Announced August 31st Departure of "Fatally Compromised" Magwood on Heels of June and July Letters Urging Him to Step Down for Violations of Ethics Laws in Seeking and Landing a Job Promoting Nuclear Energy. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three dozen groups and individuals - including leading national and regional organizations Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the...

2014-08-20 23:02:23

Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah. Under the...

2014-08-19 23:04:09

Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist William E. Kennedy, Jr. will present a technical paper titled "NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas Production Waste: What Does It Mean and What Do We Do?" at the 2014 Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association Annual Conference to be held August 25-28 in Casper, Wyo. Richland, Wash. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist William “Bill” E. Kennedy, Jr. will present a technical paper titled “NORM/TENORM in Oil and Gas...

2014-08-18 08:24:00

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nuclear Power Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Nuclear power plants convert heat produced by nuclear fission reaction into electricity and use uranium as a fuel. Heat generated inside the nuclear reactor from the nuclear fission is used to convert water into steam, which drives the turbo generator. The analysts forecast the...

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2014-08-17 02:00:10

American Genetic Association, Journal of Heredity Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals Following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown, biological samples were obtained only after extensive delays, limiting the information that could be gained about the impacts of that historic disaster. Determined not to repeat the shortcomings of the Chernobyl studies, scientists began gathering biological information only a few months after the...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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