• US Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCO

    US Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCO For Huge Fukushima Tank Water Release Program

    Los Angeles, CA.  April 6, 2021 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB: UCLE) has now proposed its unique automated, continuous, ultra-sensitive tritium-in-water monitoring system to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for the massive project of monitoring the safe release of the radioactive/contaminated water being stored from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  There is currently a staggering 1.24 million tons of water containing radioactive tritium being held in more than 1,000 storage tanks across Fukushima- and the 1.37-million-ton storage capacity will be full by 2022.  Japan aims to finalize plans and begin the water release before they run out of time.  US Nuclear believes their tritium water monitoring equipment will provide an effective method of continuously monitoring the release of the tank water and seawater in the area to ensure that the concentration of tritium is safe and does not pose any danger.

    Us Nuclear Proposes Automated Tritium Monitoring System To TEPCOOn March 11, 2011, a rare and powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake was detected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which automatically shut down the reactor and started emergency diesel generators to power the pumps which would continue to cool down the fission reactor.  Unfortunately, a 14 meter (46 ft) high tsunami arrived shortly afterward which swept easily over the seawall and flooded the plant and the emergency generators, causing the pumps and cooling to fail, leading to three nuclear meltdowns, three hydrogen explosions, and the release of radioactive contamination. In the decade since the disaster, cooling water has been leaking from the primary containment vessels into the basements of the reactor buildings, with new water being pumped into the reactors to cool the melted fuel.  The cooling water is treated using an advanced filtration system to remove most all of the contaminants, but unfortunately, it cannot remove the tritium contamination, which is why the water has been stored in tanks.

    Japan’s current plan is to slowly release and dilute the tritium contaminated water into the sea, though this plan has been met with wariness by the local fishery industry as well as other nearby countries. Japan is determined to resolve the issue in a safe and effective manner and recently reached out to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on March 23, 2021, for help in reviewing how to safely release the contaminated water.

    To help TEPCO effectively monitor the release of the water, US Nuclear has recently proposed their revolutionary Model Trimaran-H2O which is an automated, continuous fresh or seawater monitoring system capable of measuring tritium in water all the way down to 500 Bq/L (14,000 pCi/L), below the US EPA’s drinking water limit of 740 Bq/L or 20,000 pCi/L.  Except for US Nuclear, there is no other automated, continuous, and real-time tritium in water monitors on the market capable of measuring below safe drinking water limits for tritium due to the complexity of measuring tritium in water.  US Nuclear’s Model Trimaran-H2O utilizes an electrolytic separator and a special sample enrichment feature to iteratively concentrate the tritium and allow for ultra-low-level measurements not possible in other equipment. Furthermore, the system operates using gas proportional counting technology, which is just as sensitive as traditional laboratory techniques using liquid scintillation counting, but does not produce any hazardous mixed waste or requires an expensive scintillation cocktail.

    It is projected that it could take 30-40 years of continuous releases to safely discharge all of the Fukushima storage tank water.

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    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, or the company’s website at https://www.usnuclearcorp.com

    CONTACT:

    US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

  • US Nuclear Completes $256,626 Shipment To China, Signs New Agreement With CNNC Subsidiary

    US Nuclear Completes $256,626 Shipment To China, Signs New Agreement With CNNC Subsidiary

    Los Angeles, CA. March 22, 2021 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB: UCLE) recently completed a shipment to China of USN’S popular tritium and carbon-14 air samplers as well as portable tritium monitors worth a total of $256,626.

    Furthermore, as part of US Nuclear’s expansion into the Chinese market, US Nuclear signed a new “Cooperation Agreement” on March 1, 2021, with Dalian Zhonghe Scientific and Technological Development Co., a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Together, the companies will work to design the perfect instrumentation to outfit Chinese nuclear power plants. The instruments are planned to be built at a local factory in China to be cost-competitive and will be optimized for Chinese operators based on the local regulations and procedures. This can be a game-changer since currently 80% of nuclear instruments purchased are imported into China at a high cost, and the functionality often does not fit local procedures, regulations, and language.

    US Nuclear already has a local sales office in Beijing, China, and this new cooperation agreement with Dalian Zhonghe will help US Nuclear capture even more of the burgeoning market for nuclear power and radiation detection equipment in China.

    The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) controls most nuclear sector business including R&D, engineering design, uranium exploration and mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing, and waste disposal. It is also said to be the major investor in all nuclear plants in China.

    China’s Nuclear Power Measurement Market

    China is by far the world’s most active builder of nuclear power with plans to surpass the U.S. as the world’s top producer of nuclear energy by as early as 2030 and expects that nuclear power will account for about 10% of the country’s total electricity generation capacity by 2035 as the country shifts away from coal. China currently has 50 nuclear power plants in operation (48,659 MWe), 15 under construction (14,745 MWe), 39 planned (43,085 MWe), and 168 proposed. Each of these nuclear power plants going into operation requires about $10 million worth of radiation and detection equipment.

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) designs and builds nuclear power plants and oversees all aspects of China’s civilian and military nuclear programs.

    US Nuclear’s popular, high sensitivity air samplers are used to continuously collect tritium and carbon-14 from the air in sample collection vials over a period of time. After sample collection is complete, the vials are measured to determine the concentration of radionuclides collected based on the sampling time and flow rate. Air samplers are often used as compliance monitors to ensure that there are no harmful levels of radionuclides exposed to workers or released into the environment.

  • Water and Power at Risk

    Water and Power at Risk

    Drinking water is always at risk.  The EPA states ‘The Safe Drinking Water Act defines the term “contaminant” as meaning any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water. Therefore, the law defines “contaminant” very broadly as being anything other than water molecules. Drinking water may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. Some drinking water contaminants may be harmful if consumed at certain levels in drinking water while others may be harmless. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.’

    Water and Power at RiskSurface water from lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater is the primary source of drinking water in the United States. Typically drinking water is treated before moving into the municipal delivery system from which at least 80% of the U.S. population receives drinking water. Approximately 14% of the population relies on private groundwater wells, cisterns, and springs.

    Treated water is subject to the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act and goes through treatment protocols to ensure safety to the public. Private water is primarily in rural areas and is not regulated as is municipal water.  The safety of private water is solely the responsibility of the owner. If any regulation is required it is on a limited state basis.

    There are many sources of potential contamination for drinking water, municipal or private. Naturally, occurring contamination can pose a health risk: bacteria, viruses, nitrate, arsenic, chromium, and fluoride. Radiological contaminants such as uranium, radium, and radon are naturally present in rock formations, subsequently ending up in the water supply.

    Other water contamination sources can include:

    • Terrorist activity
    • Improper waste disposal from hospitals, research facilities, etc.
    • Treatment or leakage from storage sites.
    • Discharges from factories, industrial sites, or sewage treatment facilities.
    • Leaching from aerial or land application of pesticides and fertilizers on yards or fields.
    • Fracking mining from both mining practices and fracking wastewater disposal being reinjected into deep geologic formations via wells specifically designed for that purpose, which in turn contaminates groundwater tables.
    • Accidental chemical spills.
    • Underground storage tank leakage.
    • Improper disposal of household wastes such as cleaning fluids, paint, and motor oil.

    Without appropriate detection, monitoring, and remediation drinking water is always at risk. US Nuclear Corp’s division, Technical Associates, has developed a suite of water detectors providing detection and monitoring of radiological, chemical, and biological contamination. This includes both freshwater, well water, saltwater, and wastewater. These instruments are continuously real-time installed and portable.

    Investors may find additional information regarding US Nuclear Corp. at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, or the company’s website at https://www.usnuclearcorp.com

    CONTACT:

    US Nuclear Corp. (UCLE)
    Robert I. Goldstein, President, CEO, and Chairman
    Rachel Boulds, Chief Financial Officer
    (818) 883 7043
    Email: info@usnuclearcorp.com

  • Think About Taking Your First Fusion Powered Trip To Mars And Back

    LOS ANGELES, CA / March 1, 2021 /

    On February 18, 2021, NASA’s advanced Perseverance rover touched down on Mars and is now seeking evidence of native life on the red planet.  Sooner than you think, human engineers and adventurers may be building the first town on Mars.  While we have made great strides in robotics technology, the next step in the journey is sending humans to Mars.  In order to send a crewed mission to Mars, NASA is focusing on nuclear electric or nuclear thermal propulsion systems for minimizing the time and fuel it takes to travel to Mars and back.

    Jim Reuter, the associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, said NASA is “investing in technologies that could enable crewed missions to Mars, and looks forward to seeing what innovations industry offer in nuclear propulsion.”  NASA released a solicitation on February 12, 2021 asking the industry for preliminary reactor design concepts for a nuclear thermal propulsion system.  Technology development has already begun for sending a crewed mission to Mars as early as the 2030s.  US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) and MIFTI’s fusion power generator would be ideal for this application, as its nuclear fusion power uses a lightweight, safe, and low-cost fuel.  It generates four times as much energy as nuclear fission, and 10,000,000 times as much as chemical rocket fuels.

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  • Signing of Historic LOI for Mining Expedition to the Moon

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp (OTCQB: UCLE) and Solar System Resources Corporation in Poland signed a historic transatlantic agreement for the supply of the desperately rare helium-3 isotope from deposits located on the moon.

    Helium-3 is humanity's hope for cheap, ecological fusion energy without the production of radioactive wastes. It is estimated that 200 tons of helium-3 would be enough to meet the global annual energy needs of all mankind without producing greenhouse gases or pollution and without burdensome social austerities and sacrifices - unlimited, cheap, clean, green energy.

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  • Mining A $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid

    Mining A $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB:UCLE)

    Bob Goldstein, CEO of US Nuclear Corp (OTC: UCLE) weighs in on asteroid mining, “Mining of rare and valuable metals from the asteroids has long been fantasized, but then disregarded as something that is in the distant future. However, recent breakthroughs in fusion energy could lead to a new generation of faster, more powerful spacecraft propulsion systems, precisely for the purpose of asteroid mining expeditions.”

    The mining of asteroids has long been viewed as a vast source of wealth consisting of rare earth elements and precious metals.  The short supply and high prices for these minerals have put us at odds with other countries, disrupting the supply chain of phones, computers, electric cars, and slowing our economic growth.  In fact, terrestrial reserves on Earth could be exhausted within the next few decades.

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  • NASA and US Space Force Are Considering Fusion Energy to Power Our Moon and Mars

    LOS ANGELES, CA, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE ‒ US Nuclear Corp. (OTC: UCLE) announces that NASA has just released “Artemis Accords - Guidelines For Humans to Abide by in Space” which also covers protection of the astronaut’s basic infrastructure, including their major assets: spaceships and the Moon and Mars base power plants. Ideally, these will all be fusion-powered.

    NASA and the new US Space Force need a clean, high-powered, compact, and safe energy source for spacecraft propulsion and to establish operations on the Moon and colonizing Mars. Since there is little spare oxygen on space ships, the Moon, and Mars, most conventional energy sources (such as fossil fuels) will not burn and are not useful. Nuclear fission is not safe, and solar cells do not generate adequate power.

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  • Visualizing the world’s water security threat

    Visualizing the world’s water security threat

    Benjamin Hennig explains two cartograms that demonstrate the global water security threat

    Global croplands play a central role in feeding the world’s population. As the population keeps growing (though with declining growth rates that suggest an end of growth towards the end of the century), the importance of croplands for water and food security has become a central focus of research.

    The US Geological Survey estimates that there are 1.87 billion hectares of global croplands, which means that on average one hectare sustains food production for about four people in the world. The three most populous countries, China, India, and the USA, also have the highest net cropland area (albeit the largest country by population, China, only comes third in terms of cropland area). However, the overall distribution is much more uneven and less related to where most people live on the planet.

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  • US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB:UCLE)

    Dear US Nuclear Corp. Shareholders,

    The very challenging year of 2020 has finally come to an end and our hearts and prayers go out to all COVID-19 victims, families, and friends. After such a tumultuous year for everyone, it is only appropriate to give you an update on US Nuclear’s operations and strategic goals moving forward.

    COVID-19 restrictions, precautions, and confusion caused a stall in US Nuclear Corp’s manufacturing process, which in turn, caused significantly lower revenues than our 2018 & 2019 levels. During this period, in order to protect our workers, we reduced the number of working staff, rotated work schedules, and hoarded our cash-on-hand. As with many other companies, US Nuclear has office personnel working partially or entirely at home, but we are manufacturers and much of our work is done in our Los Angeles and Cincinnati plants. We have been solely focused on returning our operations and sales to full normality, whether our employees are working in-office or from home. Towards the end of Q4 2020, bookings and quote requests were increasing, so we are expecting 2021 to be a cash-positive growth year.
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  • New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2021 / On December 16, 2020, the White House issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), which outlines a national strategy for using space nuclear power and propulsion (SNPP) systems in a safe and effective manner. The new policy directive confirms the United States’ commitment to using SNPP systems and establishing nuclear power stations on the moon and beyond, which is good news for US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) and partner MIFTI, who have designed and are testing thermonuclear fusion power generators.

    Scott Pace of the National Space Council, commented “Space nuclear power and propulsion is a fundamental enabling technology for American deep-space missions to Mars and beyond.  The United States intends to remain the leader among spacefaring nations, applying nuclear power technology safely, securely, and sustainably in space.” The key factor for enabling space travel is the new nuclear-powered propulsion systems, as traditional chemical-powered rocket fuels are hopelessly weak. DARPA, NASA, and the US Space Force have recently gotten serious and deployed the nuclear option. Why? Nuclear fuels and nuclear power systems, such as the highly-regarded MIFTI Z-pinch fusion reactor, can deliver 10,000,000 times the work (or energy) per payload pound than the chemical rocket fuels now used by Musk’s Space-X, Bezos’s Blue Origin, Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, as do Lockheed and Boeing.

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