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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 …

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 …

Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Aurora-Clark,-left,-and-Sue-ClarkPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. » More …

Immobilizing nuclear waste the focus of WSU research

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

WallRICHLAND, Wash. – New research at Washington State University could help in the design of long-term nuclear waste storage facilities and make it easier to clean already contaminated areas. » More …

Re-energizing radiochemistry: buck the trend, lead the way

The Palouse might not have a lot in common with the rolling hills of Tuscany, but just as Florence, Italy, was the birthplace of the Renaissance, Pullman is becoming home to the rebirth of radiochemistry. Today there are seven graduate students in radiochemistry at WSU, up from four in 2002, making it one of the largest programs in the country. It is second only to the University of Missouri, Columbia, and gaining fast. Next year, depending on funding, there may be as many as 15 graduate students in WSU’s program. Nationally, enrollment in radiochemistry programs — the chemistry of radioactive elements — peaked about 30 … » More …