re-enriched uranium http://wkms.org en Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants http://wkms.org/post/megatons-megawatts-russian-warheads-fuel-us-power-plants Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads.<p>It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. facility.<p>The origins of the plan lie in the early 1990s. At the time, <a href="http://www.usec.com/bio/philip-g-sewell">Philip Sewell</a> was working for the U.S. Department of Energy. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 editor 37244 at http://wkms.org Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants PGDP Still Faces Potential Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/pgdp-still-faces-potential-shutdown <p>As the end of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant&rsquo;s TVA utility contract nears, the plant&rsquo;s operators are still searching for ways to keep the plant open for the foreseeable future. The plant&rsquo;s current TVA contract expires at the end of May. United States Enrichment Corporation officials are negotiating new terms to provide a better market for their services and allow them to continue operations. USEC&#39;s Paducah Plant Spokesperson Georgann Lookofsky says the new contract is just one of several problems they need to solve to keep the plant running.&nbsp; She says,</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:15:26 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17683 at http://wkms.org PGDP Still Faces Potential Shutdown