U.S. and Iraqi workers have removed 600 tons of uranium, still in the natural yellowcake state, from Iraq's primary nuclear site. The uranium reportedly has been sold to Cameco and taken to Canada for storage as a health- and political-safety measure.
Patrick Moore of the Clean and Safe Energy
Coalition talks about increased public confidence in the nuclear industry's safety record, confrontational politics and the need to recycle spent nuclear-fuel rods in this interview with the St. Petersburg Times.
With expectations Toshiba will build 40 nuclear plants by 2015, company President Atsutoshi Nishida said engineering staff will be increased in the next several years by "some thousand." Toshiba also will increase production of steam turbines for thermal power plants.
A new study by the European Commission indicates that the safe and permanent management of radioactive waste would bolster public support of nuclear energy. Nearly four out of 10 respondents said they would change their minds about nuclear energy if a waste solution were found.