Issue Date: May 28, 2012
Heavy Problems For Heavy Water
Last December, Ontario Power Generation sent a letter to a small group of customers informing them that it would stop selling deuterium oxide by the end of 2012. The company, a nuclear power producer that is the main supplier of electricity to the Canadian province, told the customers that it was keeping the material for itself.
Deuterium oxide is a doubly deuterated form of water commonly called heavy water. The planned . . .
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