Latest Plutonium Stories
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.
Once again the Deseret News has taken the short-sighted, knee- jerk approach by using more fear than logic.
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.
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.
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.
International inspectors may have a new tool in the form of an antineutrino detector that could help them peer inside a working nuclear reactor.
Much of the worldâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.