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2013-11-07 12:24:12

Tribe urges viewers to consider the risks of generating more nuclear power without first identifying a solution for long-term radioactive waste storage WELCH, Minn., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's Tribal Council today issued the following statement in response to CNN's plans to air "Pandora's Promise," a documentary film that heavily favors an increased reliance on nuclear power and explores attitudes about potential environmental benefits. "The...

2013-11-06 11:15:37

The researchers, from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering, have shown that mixing plutonium-contaminated waste with blast furnace slag and turning it into glass reduces its volume by 85-95 per cent. It also effectively locks in the radioactive plutonium, creating a stable end product. The approach could also be applicable to treating large volume mixed wastes generated during the eventual clean-up of the damaged Fukushima plant. "The overall volume of plutonium...

2013-11-05 23:22:26

Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, to lead global Westinghouse efforts in continuous improvement, quality compliance and environment, health and safety activities. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Hamilton will lead...

2013-11-06 00:20:38

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) announced tonight that Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 is safely shut down as plant personnel assess the cause of a small electrical wiring fire. An unusual event, the lowest of four nuclear emergency classifications, was declared at 6:28 p.m. this evening in response to the issue. Operators manually shut down Beaver Valley Unit 1 shortly before 6:00 p.m. today after receiving indications of...

2013-11-05 23:01:48

The following is a statement attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Jeff Benjamin regarding the recent concrete pour at Unit 3 of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Jenkinsville, S. Carolina, U.S. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 The following statement is attributable to Westinghouse Electric Company Nuclear Power Plants Senior Vice President Jeff Benjamin: “This weekend, we reached another significant milestone in...

2013-11-05 11:59:29

2013 No.11 issue of SCIENCE CHINA Chemistry published a special topic on extraction of uranium from Seawater recently. Owing to the fast economic growing and the concern over greenhouse gases and air pollution, the development of nuclear energy is one important option to meet the expanded energy consumption in our future. To achieve that goal, continuing and reliable supplies of uranium are critical to future nuclear power projects. As is well known, global terrestrial reserves of uranium...

2013-11-01 23:21:30

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Nuclear Power in India, Russia And Germany Growth And Market Outlook to 2025, 2013 Update - Capacity, Generation, Deployment Trends, Investments, Power Plants, Regulations, and Company Profiles” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/nuclear-power-in-india-market-outlook-to-2025-2013-update-capacity-generation-deployment-trends-investments-power-plants-regulations-and-company-profiles....

2013-11-01 08:23:51

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy nuclear power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the November issue, and awards are presented at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition being held in New Orleans, April 1-3, 2014. This year's award-winning nuclear Top Plants are: -- Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. With refurbishment of Units 1 and 2, Bruce...

2013-10-31 23:20:27

Unique Inspection Mentor program provides access to our team of seasoned compliance experts that can quickly assess and identify areas to target for inspection preparation to help improve regulatory compliance performance. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, is pleased to announce that its Office of Licensing and Compliance Team has been chosen to provide Inspection Mentoring...

2013-10-30 20:22:42

LOUDON, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lou Ann Ferguson is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Nuclear Energy as a result of her role as Technical Procedure Writer with B and W Technical Services, Y-12. B and W Technical Services, Y-12 provides manufacturing, technical, and scientific expertise to produce components, subassemblies, and quality evaluations to sustain a U.S. nuclear deterrent, reduce the threat from weapons of mass...


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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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