The Ion Exchange for Nuclear Waste Treatment and for Recycling is a research group at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki. Recently, they have been working on materials that can be used to remove radioactive contamination from water.
The Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics is a German physics institute dedicated to the exploration of plasma physics for potential use in the creation of commercial fusion power reactors. It is an institute of the Max Planck Society and has two sites; one in Garching near Munich and one in Greifswald.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy approved four bills on Thursday for release to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The chairman of the subcommittee said that these four bills “would take important steps to address key challenges facing the U.S.
Actinium-225 is a rare medical radioisotope. Treatments based on the use of actinium have been tested on leukemia, melanoma, glioma and prostate cancer and found to be effective. Most of the Ac-225 that has been produced has come from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Two other international sources have produced smaller amounts of Ac-225.
Radioactive decay occurs when the nucleus of an unstable atom ejects an elementary particle such as an electron or neutron and changes to a different isotope which may be a different element. It is a ubiquitous natural phenomenon.