Latest Plutonium Stories

2006-03-08 20:16:11

By Jeremy Lovell SELLAFIELD (Reuters) - It is the regular beeping that grates. But if it stops, prepare to be scared. The signal audible every second in every corridor of the high-level toxic nuclear waste plant on Britain's sprawling Sellafield site is a sign all the alarms are working.

2006-03-08 20:15:00

The nuclear industry says its technology emits no carbon and does not cause global warming but for many, still wary after disasters like the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, the lingering fear is that the toxic waste might leak and kill.

2006-02-13 13:33:35

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush ad

2006-02-06 10:50:00

President George W. Bush on Monday asked the U.S. Congress for $250 million in research funds to restart a controversial program that would reprocess spent nuclear fuel.

2006-02-04 16:34:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will propose funding for the creation of an atomic energy partnership with Russia in his upcoming fiscal 2007 budget, according to the New York Times.

2006-01-18 14:13:20

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, confronting a potential threat to its 2005 nuclear deal with India, has signaled it will set aside concerns that New Delhi violated a previous agreement with the United States.

2005-12-02 13:32:34

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to include India in a 10-billion-euro project to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor that in the long-run could provide virtually unlimited, cheap and clean energy.

2005-09-28 16:08:59

Purdue University nuclear engineers have developed an advanced nuclear fuel that could save millions of dollars annually by lasting longer and burning more efficiently than conventional fuels, and researchers also have created a mathematical model to further develop the technology.

2005-09-15 00:36:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New satellite photos show for the first time that North Korea has resumed some work on a nuclear reactor that could enable the communist state to vastly increase stocks of weapons-grade plutonium, but the activity seems to be modest, an analyst said.

2005-09-01 18:48:22

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The United States is poised to produce plutonium-238 for the first time since the end of the Cold War but it will be used for space missions, not weapons, officials said this week. The U.S.

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