The federal government considers investment in nuclear energy as vital to address climate change, but some proposed technologies pose other challenges.
Molten salt reactors are being touted as an advanced technology for the production of nuclear energy, but their implementation is fraught with challenges.
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We owe it to Aboriginal people living near uranium mines to learn more about what’s making them sick.
In last week's budget, the federal government allocated money to restore the local environment around the mine. But it didn't disclose how much.
Oil well fires burning outside of Kuwait.
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Also known as Gulf War Syndrome, symptoms of the condition include chronic pain, fatigue, and memory problems.
Chien-Shiung Wu’s experiments were instrumental in supporting some of the biggest 20th-century theories in physics.
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Chinese American physicist Wu worked on the Manhattan Project and performed groundbreaking experiments throughout her long career.
The beach at Port Radium, where uranium ore used to be loaded onto barges for shipment. The townsite for the mine used to stand on the pit of land on the right.
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Seventy-five years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the people of Délı̨nę remain affected by Canada’s role in the attack. A documentary presents their stories.
BHP workers in the Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine site, which is set to be expanded.
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In my 24 years of research, including visiting most sites, I’ve yet to see a successful rehabilitation case study of Australia’s uranium mines.
A worker walks through a tunnel in the Cameco uranium mine at Cigar Lake, Sask., in 2015.
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Other economic collapses have affected the mining industry, but the one spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is unusual.
Iran’s nuclear deal is hanging in the balance.
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How policy has shifted back and forth since 1945 over the fine line between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (right) inspects the country’s nuclear facilities in April 2019.
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Iran has announced it will breach the limits on uranium enrichment agreed under the 2015 nuclear deal, after the US turned its back on the agreement. What does that mean for Iran’s nuclear program?
United Nations Security Council members listen to Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Eshagh Al-Habib, left, during a meeting on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Dec. 12, 2018, at UN headquarters.
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Iran’s leaders are threatening to breach a 2015 agreement that froze their country’s nuclear program. What is uranium enrichment, and what would it mean for Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons?
Many Virginians back the decades-old moratorium.
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The 6-3 ruling challenges some common political assumptions about conservatives and liberals.
Saudi Arabia has many possible motives for pursuing nuclear power.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
The Supreme Court is likely to rule on the case by June.
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Distrusting large federal bureaucracies isn’t reserved for conservatives anymore.
Curies and curiouser.
With its strange bluish glow and cancer-killing qualities, meet the wundermetal that became one of the great cautionary tales of modern times.
Warning sign at Kerr-McGee uranium mill site near Grants, N.M., December 20, 2007.
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The Trump administration’s push for ‘energy dominance’ could spur a new wave of domestic uranium production. A scholar describes the damage done in past uranium booms and the visible scars that remain.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Children are most at risk of exposure in homes, especially during the winter months.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission.
By figuring out fission, physicists were able to split uranium atoms and release massive amounts of energy. This Manhattan Project work paved the way both for atomic bombs and nuclear power reactors.
Celebrations outside the Western Cape High Court after it ruled against the South African government’s proposed nuclear deal.
The Cape High Court ruling which declared South Africa’s nuclear energy plan as illegal may have put paid President Jacob Zuma’s ambitions of clinching the deal while he is still in office.
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Eight Tanzanians have been arrested in Malawi after looking into a uranium mine. They say the country has no right to flout the rule of law and to harass groups acting in the public interest.