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CASL, Westinghouse Simulate Neutronics In AP1000 Reactor Core
2014-02-19 10:58:13

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientists and engineers developing more accurate approaches to analyzing nuclear power reactors have successfully tested a new suite of computer codes that closely model “neutronics” — the behavior of neutrons in a reactor core. Technical staff at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, supported by the research team at the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), used the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications core...

2014-02-19 08:24:20

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Plant Life Extension (PLEX) and Plant Life Management (PLIM) for Nuclear Reactors - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025 Plant Life Extension (PLEX) and Plant Life Management (PLIM) for Nuclear Reactors - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025 Summary "Plant Life Extension (PLEX) and Plant Life Management...

2014-02-18 12:23:44

New NRC Study Shows Even a Small Reactor Pool Fire Could Displace 4.1 Million People; Make More than 9,000 Square Miles Uninhabitable. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition...

Series Of Experiments Show Initial Gain In Fusion Fuel
2014-02-12 14:37:51

Breanna Bishop - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy deposited into the fusion fuel. Though ignition remains the...

2014-02-07 20:20:27

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation's nuclear fleet continued to produce electricity around the clock and was unaffected by ice, snow storms and frigid temperatures that dominated the first month of 2014. Exelon's 10 nuclear power plants in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey operated continuously throughout January, producing more than 12 million megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power more than 16 million average American homes. Exelon's...

2014-02-03 12:22:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning at 12:41 a.m. ET, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant safely took Unit 1 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. Each unit at Plant Hatch requires new fuel every 24 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2014-01-29 23:28:24

Westinghouse Electric Company welcomes the decision by the Polish government to adopt its new program for nuclear power, which will pave the way for the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant. This new program corresponds with the aims of the European Commission’s proposed energy and climate objectives to be met by 2030. Warsaw, Poland (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Polish government to adopt its new...

2014-01-27 16:21:07

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation's 10 nuclear power plants in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey produced 134 million net megawatt-hours of electricity in 2013, the highest annual production ever for the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear reactors. The new generation record exceeded the previous record, set in 2007 by the same plants, by 1.6 million megawatt-hours. A megawatt-hour is a million watts flowing for an hour. The 2013...

JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Unveiled And Sets New Records In Precision, Stability
2014-01-23 09:53:25

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability-- key metrics for the performance of a clock. The clock is in a laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder. Described in a new paper in...

2014-01-17 08:20:49

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Missouri today announced the promotion of Fadi Diya to Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO), replacing Adam Heflin, who is leaving to become Chief Executive Officer and CNO of The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/CG48335) Diya joined Ameren as Superintendent of Design Engineering at Callaway Energy Center in 2005 and was later promoted to Plant Director....


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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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