By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research PULLMAN, Wash. – The role of university research in national security will be discussed by the deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Goertzen Hall atrium at Washington State University.
RICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University physics instructor and undergraduate have taken part in a study aimed at getting a better understanding of plutonium, a complex element with far-ranging applications in the fields of energy, security and the environment.
By Ben Reynolds, AREVA RICHLAND, Wash. – Jared Beauchene never figured he’d work in a nuclear fuel plant right out of college. But he will; in fact, he will start part-time as a mechanical engineer this fall with the AREVA company before turning full-time following spring graduation.
By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences RICHLAND, Wash. – When Miles Pasch began working at the Hanford nuclear plant in 1945 most of his job in communications involved openly installing telephone lines throughout the site. One project, however, was top secret.
RICHLAND – Tucked away in a metal-sided warehouse at the Richland Airport, WSU researchers sift through years, even decades, of data files and human tissue samples in an attempt to track how previous nuclear workers were affected by plutonium, uranium and other nuclear-industry related elements. The project is called “The United States Transuranium […]
RICHLAND — The worldwide energy future, along with energy issues related to population growth and economic expansion, will be discussed Sept. 18 at WSU Tri-Cities. The nuclear-related engineering professional development seminar will be presented by Roger S. Reynolds, a nuclear engineer and adjunct professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program at WSU Tri-Cities. The […]
SEATTLE – As an international leader in nuclear science and radiochemistry education, WSU is responding to our society’s most pressing nuclear concerns and preparing the next generation of scientists and professionals to meet our future energy and security needs. A professor in the WSU Department of Chemistry, Sue Clark leads a team of radio-analytical chemists […]
PULLMAN – WSU’s TRIGA-type research nuclear reactor was converted this week from high-enriched uranium (HEU) nuclear fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The conversion is the result of a cooperative effort between the United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and WSU. As part of its nuclear nonproliferation mission, NNSA provides support to convert research […]
PULLMAN – Nuclear power, weapons, and waste disposal remain a topic rife with controversy. Cleanup will require a Herculean effort, along with massive funding. Accidents continue, promises remain unfulfilled, and Washington State regulators may file a lawsuit against the federal government. The sobering legacy encompasses 3750 square miles of land involved in the U.S. […]