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2013-08-23 23:02:19

Transparency Market Research adds new "Uranium Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/uranium-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Uranium is mostly used in nuclear power plants to generate electricity. The rising demand for electricity and the capacity of nuclear reactors is driving the uranium...

2013-08-22 16:21:38

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting Thursday and a 1.5 percent retail rate increase - TVA's first increase in two years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Less than the economy's modest growth in inflation since TVA's last rate increase in 2011, the rate adjustment will add about $1.50 to the monthly power bill of a residential...

2013-08-15 12:31:33

None of 107 U.S. Reactors in Study is Adequately Protected, But Among Most Vulnerable are 11 Reactors in CA, CT, FL, MD, MA, MO, NY, NC, TX, VA, ... Including 1 Within 25 Miles of White House. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10 years after the 9/11 hijackers considered flying a fully loaded passenger jet into a Manhattan area nuclear reactor, U.S. commercial and research nuclear facilities remain inadequately protected against two credible terrorist threats...

2013-08-12 12:22:19

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, August 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info Fukushima operators Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have admitted that Japan's nuclear power plant is still not under control. And despite an estimated 20 to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium leaking into the Pacific Ocean since May 2011 - Japan still plans to keep nuclear as a source of energy generation. Tepco's handling of the Fukushima disaster has made the...

2013-08-08 23:02:59

Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Corporation today announced the formation of BWRPLUS, a new joint marketing organization for operating nuclear power plants in North America that will leverage the synergies between Westinghouse and Toshiba. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba Corporation today announced the formation of BWRPLUS, a new joint marketing organization for operating nuclear power plants in North America that will leverage...

Nuclear Operators, Industry Helped With Virtual Control Room
2013-08-08 13:23:23

DOE/Idaho National Laboratory Modernizing nuclear power plants to help extend their operating lifetimes is no small task. But the endeavor offers an opportunity to improve control-room design and layout. The Department of Energy's new Human System Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory is a full-scale virtual nuclear control room that can test the safety and reliability of proposed technology replacements before they are implemented in commercial nuclear control...

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...

2013-08-08 12:21:44

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Nuclear One's Unit 1 reconnected to the grid at 10:43 p.m. CDT Wednesday after a major restoration effort involving ANO and Entergy Nuclear workers, government officials and multiple third-party experts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/MM74349LOGO ) "We'd like to thank the community for their outpouring of support at both the local and state levels," said Jeremy Browning, ANO site vice president. "As a...

2013-08-07 12:22:49

Study in AIP Advances Describes How Muon Imaging May Allow Experts to Assess Damage Inside Fukushima Daiichi Reactors WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Critical to the recovery efforts following the devastating effects of the 2011 tsunami on Japan's Fukushima reactor is the ability to assess damage within the reactor's core. A study in the journal AIP Advances by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) shows that muon imaging may offer the...

2013-08-01 16:23:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School and author of a July 17th report forecasting that three dozen reactors are at risk of early retirement, issued the following statement today: "The announcement by Duke that it is abandoning the Levy reactor project in Florida is the second such announcement by that utility in the space of just a few weeks. The Duke decision...


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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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