Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Piketon Uranium Enrichment Project Halted By Department of Energy"

"The Department of Energy is recommending pulling the plug on the Piketon uranium enrichment project. Lawmakers Friday received word that the Energy Department has decided to end a contract to test and demonstrate new uranium centrifuge technology that Ohio lawmakers had hoped would be a boon for southern Ohio’s economy."

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 09/16/2015

"Plutonium Is Unsung Concession in Iran Nuclear Deal"

"At first glance, the metals that give atom bombs their destructive fury might seem interchangeable: Uranium and plutonium are both more valuable than gold. Both captivate would-be atomic powers. And both fueled bombs that leveled Japanese cities — uranium at Hiroshima and plutonium at Nagasaki."

Source: NY Times, 09/08/2015

"Washington State Sues U.S. Over Toxic Vapors at Nuclear Waste Site"

"The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 09/03/2015

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