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PNNL Staff Are Among the 'Titans of Nuclear'

Five PNNL nuclear experts join the ranks as guests of an international podcast

June 2018

International podcast aims to educate the tech-savvy on nuclear energy by interviewing experts on topics including reactors, regulation, rare earth elements, and risk analysis. Among the Titans of Nuclear interviewees are PNNL’s Steve Unwin, Tara O’Neil, Brady Hanson, Ron Omberg, and Chad Painter.

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date

June 2018

For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater.

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