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WSU partnering with Japanese company in radiochemistry

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries, operated by Washington State University, will sign a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association of Japan on Tuesday, May 16, at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland to partner for research opportunities, student experiences and the general sharing of knowledge. » More …

Oct. 17: Research role in nuclear nonproliferation program

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. » More …

Finding could improve nuclear reactors, detectors

plutonium-from-pnnlRICHLAND, 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. » More …

New capability supports U.S. energy, security needs

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Dignitaries formally dedicate the Dynamic Compression Sector at Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source.

PULLMAN, Wash. – A first-of-its-kind-worldwide research capability will help unravel the mysteries of material behavior at extreme conditions and short time scales in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s vital national security missions. » More …

New radiochemistry training offered to WSU grad students

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

WallPULLMAN, Wash. – A new radiochemistry trainee program at Washington State University will help address a critical shortage of scientists in the nuclear energy industry. » More …

Advising guides Polestar back to small-business success

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Bill Bailey, left, Kathy Miller and Patty Bailey.

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

RICHLAND, Wash. – What happens when your small company is acquired by a big company, but then it turns out that size matters and small is better? » More …

Summer internship leads to job months before graduation

By Ben Reynolds, AREVA

Jared-BeaucheneRICHLAND, 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. » More …

Human tissue, data study eyes nuclear impact

 

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 & Uranium Registries,” (USTUR) and is operated by the WSU College of Pharmacy, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health and Safety.

 

“The project is to basically increase the confidence in the regulatory system for protecting workers and also, by extension, members of the public … » More …