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Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date

June 2018
Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake
Material designed to capture uranium from seawater as an alternative to land-based mining of the fuel for nuclear power production is tested at PNNL's Marine Sciences Laboratory.

SEQUIM, Wash. — 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. Read more.


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