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'Turning point' for laser uranium enrichment
« on: Dec 04, 2013, 04:39 »
US Department of Energy and Global Laser Enrichment begin negotiating over Kentucky stockpile.

http://optics.org/news/4/12/4

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Re: 'Turning point' for laser uranium enrichment
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2013, 05:27 »
US Department of Energy and Global Laser Enrichment begin negotiating over Kentucky stockpile.

http://optics.org/news/4/12/4

Shutdown of Paducah negatively impacted TVA with large reduction in power demand. I was curious about the difference in power consumption between the two methods.



http://www.nature.com/news/laser-plant-offers-cheap-way-to-make-nuclear-fuel-1.10945

In the process I found this piece of trivia.

"SILEX is the only privately held information that is classified by the U.S. government. In June 2001, the U.S. Department of Energy classified "certain privately generated information concerning an innovative isotope separation process for enriching uranium." Under the Atomic Energy Act, all information not specifically declassified is classified as Restricted Data, whether it is privately or publicly held. This is in marked distinction to the national security classification executive order, which states that classification can only be assigned to information "owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government." This is the only known case of the Atomic Energy Act being used in such a manner."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SILEX

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Re: 'Turning point' for laser uranium enrichment
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2013, 06:47 »
I was working in Wilmington, NC at the GE Fuel fab facility when they were doing all of their super secret "Q" clearance research on this, in a certain section of the site. They have been waiting to get all of the thumbs ups from the different players, after the NRC gave them a license last September.
Alot of people will make alot of money on this gig. Get on board if you can.

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Re: 'Turning point' for laser uranium enrichment
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2013, 09:08 »
Shutdown of Paducah negatively impacted TVA with large reduction in power demand. I was curious about the difference in power consumption between the two methods.



http://www.nature.com/news/laser-plant-offers-cheap-way-to-make-nuclear-fuel-1.10945

In the process I found this piece of trivia.

"SILEX is the only privately held information that is classified by the U.S. government. In June 2001, the U.S. Department of Energy classified "certain privately generated information concerning an innovative isotope separation process for enriching uranium." Under the Atomic Energy Act, all information not specifically declassified is classified as Restricted Data, whether it is privately or publicly held. This is in marked distinction to the national security classification executive order, which states that classification can only be assigned to information "owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government." This is the only known case of the Atomic Energy Act being used in such a manner."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SILEX



Very interesting. For TVA; $30/SWU is greater than the $0/SWU that they are currently using.

Better to focus on the half full part of the glass.


 


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