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Nuclear Fuel

Ridding The World Of The “Element from Hell”

| David Biello | Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

The vast majority of the radioactive plutonium on the planet is man-made—roughly 500 metric tons, or enough to make 100,000 nuclear weapons by the c...

Panel: Start Now To Replace Yucca Mountain Site

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Panel: Start Now To Replace Nevada Nuke Site

French Company Wins Federal License For U.S. Uranium Plant

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

BOISE, Idaho — France's state-owned nuclear reactor builder on Wednesday won a U.S. license to build and operate a gas centrifuge uranium enrich...

Japan Scraps Plans To Increase Nuclear Energy Use

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan will scrap a plan to obtain half of its electricity from nuclear power and will instead promote renewable energy and conservation ...

Doomsday Scenario at Fukushima

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marvin Resnikoff

The slow motion events occurring at Japan's (or GE's) Fukushima reactor cannot be sugar-coated. It is a doomsday scenario unfolding. Nuclear reactors are not the same as coal/oil/gas electricity plants -- they cannot be turned off.

Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

Given the importance of nuclear energy, it is critical we continue to work with the international community. In Vienna next week, I will offer ideas for how we can promote an international "fuel bank" to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power.

Iran Offers Nuclear Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian nuclear technicians set dozens of centrifuges spinning Tuesday to begin enriching uranium stocks to a significantly highe...

Iran Could Expedite Nuclear Bomb, U.S. Says

The New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON--American intelligence agencies have concluded in recent months that Iran has created enough nuclear fuel to make a rapid, if risky, sprint...

Iran Receives First Nuke Fuel Shipment From Russia

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Russia has made its first shipment of nuclear fuel to an Iranian nuclear power plant at the center of the international tensions over Tehran's atomic ...