Tag: nuclear fuel

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Pressure on U.S. Nuclear Power Could Mount if Sanctions Imposed on Russian Uranium

March 10, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions may have a limited immediate impact on the U.S. nuclear industry, despite its reliance on uranium imports. Potential implications over the longer term, however, require urgent action, officials from the Nuclear Energy Institute […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Extracting Uranium from Radioactive Waste

February 4, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Scientists at Ural Federal University have figured out how to process sludge containing radioactive uranium, which will help provide uranium for the nuclear industry. “We have succeeded in extracting uranium suitable for recycling into nuclear fuel production,” explains Ksenia Nalivaiko, […]