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Stories with subject: Nuclear physics
  • TVA: Watts Bar reactor achieves sustained nuclear fission 
    Updated: May-24-16 5:00 am

    SPRING CITY, Tennessee - The Tennessee Valley Authority says its Watts Bar Unit 2 has achieved its first sustained nuclear fission reaction and is operating in a stable condition at low power levels.

  • Leader: New Yucca Mountain report ignores impact on tribe story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 8:17 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A Native American tribal leader said Tuesday that federal regulators failed to consider people living in the Death Valley area in a key environmental report about the likelihood of underground water contamination from a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert.

  • Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.