Latest Plutonium Stories

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Deseret News editorial The only thing rising faster than gas prices these days is the cost of hollowing out Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. Seven years ago the estimated price was $58 billion. Last year it was announced as $77 billion.

2008-07-09 09:00:31

Once again the Deseret News has taken the short-sighted, knee- jerk approach by using more fear than logic.

2008-06-28 12:01:34

By Associated Press YONGBYON, North Korea -- The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble.

2008-06-27 03:00:20

North Korea Friday took another step in giving up its nuclear weapons program with plans to blow up the cooling tower of its main nuclear plant.

2008-05-04 21:00:13

Research to create the first U.S. atomic bombs has caused cancer among people who grew up near where the research was conducted, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.

2008-03-13 08:51:45

International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor.

2008-01-20 10:00:00

Much of the world’s nuclear waste like in "interim storage". This includes, thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath the jutting tip of Normand, while above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

2006-10-17 09:45:00

Revisiting one of physics' most embarrassing cases of scientific misconduct, researchers from Russia and the United States announced Monday that they have created a new super-heavy element, atomic number 118.

2006-10-06 18:25:00

Even as a secret community that gave birth to the atomic bomb morphed into a bustling government-lab town, many of its most historic sites remained tucked away from view.

2006-07-24 01:17:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report showed on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.