Using equations to mine nuclear energy resources
Rising energy demands and environmental concerns have intensified the search for valuable energy resources. As myriad public and private entities pursue increased efficiency, reliable renewable energy or ...
'Time-capsule' Japanese lake sediment will improve radiocarbon dating
A new series of radiocarbon measurements from Japan's Lake Suigetsu will give scientists a more accurate benchmark for dating materials, especially for older objects, according to a research team that included ...
Glass offers improved means of storing UK's nuclear waste
University of Sheffield researchers have shown, for the first time, that a method of storing nuclear waste normally used only for high level waste, could provide a safer, more efficient, and potentially cheaper, solution ...
Leak brings safety of Hanford nuclear site into question
As part of the biggest, costliest environmental cleanup in the nation's history-disposing of 53 million gallons of radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state-one thing was supposed to be sure: ...
Sandia Labs technology used in Fukushima cleanup
(Phys.org) -- A Sandia National Laboratories technology has been used to remove radioactive material from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater at Japans damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ...
Novel radiation surveillance technology could help thwart nuclear terrorism
Among terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern are attacks involving nuclear devices or materials. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered ...
A capsule for removing radioactive contamination from milk, fruit juices, other beverages
Amid concerns about possible terrorist attacks with nuclear materials, and fresh memories of environmental contamination from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, scientists today described ...
New paper describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy.
Butterfly molecule may aid quest for nuclear clean-up technology
Scientists have produced a previously unseen uranium molecule, in a development that could help improve clean-up processes for nuclear waste.
The future of nuclear energy
Last March, the world watched closely as Japan struggled to contain a series of equipment failures, hydrogen explosions and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Creation of database for promising adsorbents for decontamination of radioactive substances from nuclear power plants
(PhysOrg.com) -- NIMS is collecting basic data on natural minerals produced in various regions and inorganic materials with different chemical compositions as a tool for selecting suitable materials, and will make this information ...
Small fire at Japan nuclear lab; no radiation leak
A building housing an experimental nuclear reactor in Japan caught fire Tuesday, but there was no leak of radioactive materials, officials said, amid nervousness over Japan's atomic industry.
Fukushima radioactive water 'leaked to Pacific
Highly radioactive waste water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has leaked to the Pacific, its operator said Tuesday, promising to prevent similar incidents.
Fukushima radiation 'mostly fell in sea': study
Most of the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant dropped into the ocean and began circling the planet, Japanese researchers said Thursday.