Iran's New Uranium Production Facility: Because the Rest of the World…

Taking a page from the North Korean Handbook for Successful International Diplomacy, Iran has recently announced that it is inaugurating a new addition to its Ardakan Yellowcake Production Plant. The facility will handle the processing of the 60 some-odd tons of uranium excavated from the nearby Saghand uranium mine… » 4/11/13 6:28pm 4/11/13 6:28pm

The Future of Nuclear Power Runs on the Waste of Our Nuclear Past

America alone produces about 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste annually and our best solution for disposing of it: bury it deep in the Earth. However, a pair of MIT scientists believe they've found not only a better way of eliminating nuclear waste but recycling the deadly detritus into enough clean electricity to… » 3/14/13 11:30am 3/14/13 11:30am

Military Helicopters Finally Dump Seawater on Over-Heating Fukushima…

After yesterday's failed attempts to pour seawater on the boiling reactors, due to the increasing levels of radiation, two lead-lined military chinook helicopters were able to make four drops each of 7.5 tons of seawater onto the No.3 reactor. Only one actually hit the target, reportedly. » 3/17/11 5:40am 3/17/11 5:40am

Samurai Sword Maker Holds The Key To Nuclear Reactors

In testament to old world craftsmanship, Japan Steel Works is both a samurai sword maker and the only company in the world that's good enough with steel to produce the central part of a nuclear reactor's containment vessel in one piece, an engineering necessity in order to reduce the risk of radioactive leaks. The… » 3/14/08 9:59am 3/14/08 9:59am