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2009-04-25 08:12:32

When Sweden's spent nuclear fuel is to be permanently stored, it will be protected by three different barriers. Even if all three barriers are damaged, the nuclear fuel will not dissolve into the groundwater, according to a new doctoral dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. By Midsummer it will be announced where Sweden's spent nuclear fuel will be permanently stored. Ahead of the decision a debate is underway regarding how safe the method for final storage is,...

2008-10-04 12:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are sponsoring legislation that would pave the way for thorium nuclear-fuel reactors in the United States. The bill, introduced in Congress this past week, could also potentially benefit two companies in Utah and Virginia. Passage of the so-called Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008 would provide $250 million over five years to create a new oversight arm under the Nuclear Regulatory...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Thorium Energy, Inc., +1-801-326-6110, info@thoriumenergy.com, or Jack Lifton of Thorium Energy, Inc., jacklifton@aol.com Senate Bill Authorizes Use of Thorium in US Nuclear Power Plants SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thorium Energy, Inc. today announced its wholehearted support for the 2008 Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Ut) and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv), the Senate Majority Leader, introduced the...

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. This week, the Bush administration put it at $90 billion. Enough, already. The $9 billion actually spent on the project to date is too much. Yucca Mountain is a non-starter. Congress needs to scuttle the idea...

2008-07-15 21:00:18

By Thomas Burr, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 15--WASHINGTON -- Dumping the nation's nuclear waste in the Nevada desert could cost billions more and take even longer than previously anticipated. But the plan to open Yucca by 2020 -- three years later than previously estimated -- hinges on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approving a license for the facility, for Congress to give its final nod to the arrangement and for enough money to be earmarked to the project. "That is the best...

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. The spent fuel, vitrified into blocks of black glass that will remain dangerous for thousands of years. This is currently waiting for a disposal method six decades in the making....

2006-09-01 07:21:31

By Adam Tanner SKULL VALLEY, Utah (Reuters) - As some U.S. Indian tribes have grown rich in recent years through casinos, others far from population centers have struggled to overcome a historical legacy of poverty. One tiny tribe in Utah, one of two states that bars gaming, has shocked residents and officials by planning to turn part of their barren reservation into a temporary storage for highly radioactive nuclear fuel waste. "They gave us crap for land, but they want it back....

2006-04-12 04:16:51

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no impact outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday. About 40 liters of water containing plutonium and uranium leaked inside a concrete-lined cell at the plant for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel in Rokkasho, northern Japan, on Tuesday when an employee made an error in a remote-controlled process, the...

2006-04-12 03:53:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a new Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no effects outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday. About 40 liters of water containing plutonium and uranium leaked inside a concrete-lined cell at the plant for reprocessing spent nuclear fuels in Rokkasho, northern Japan, on Tuesday while an employee was conducting a remote-controlled...

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. The proposal would involve having the United States and Russia provide nuclear reactor fuel to other countries for use in generating nuclear power, the newspaper reported on Saturday. The spent fuel would be taken back to prevent its use in weapons. A White House spokeswoman declined to...


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