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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

India, Russia at internal approval stage of Kundankulam nuclear plant | Business Standard News

India, Russia at internal approval stage of Kundankulam nuclear plant | Business Standard News

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

DOE proposes closing Hanford tank farm by 2031 | Tri-City Herald

DOE proposes closing Hanford tank farm by 2031 | Tri-City Herald

Oregon lawmakers shouldn't allow nuclear power until there's a safe solution for its waste (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Oregon lawmakers shouldn't allow nuclear power until there's a safe solution for its waste (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

The Idea of Floating Nuclear Power Plants Gets a New Look | RealClearEnergy

The Idea of Floating Nuclear Power Plants Gets a New Look | RealClearEnergy

The Beginning of the End for US Utilities? | RealClearEnergy

The Beginning of the End for US Utilities? | RealClearEnergy

Fighting Hacks of the Electric Grid | RealClearEnergy

Fighting Hacks of the Electric Grid | RealClearEnergy

Jobs? Investing in Renewables Beats Investing in Fossil Fuels | RealClearEnergy

Jobs? Investing in Renewables Beats Investing in Fossil Fuels | RealClearEnergy

Nuclear power subsidies must end - Washington Times

Nuclear power subsidies must end - Washington Times

TVA’s Nuclear Allegators - Union of Concerned Scientists

TVA’s Nuclear Allegators - Union of Concerned Scientists

Trump names nominees to nuclear watchdog amid shutdown fears

Trump names nominees to nuclear watchdog amid shutdown fears

German Nuclear Forum Sounds Warning On Need For Long-Term Skills And Training

German Nuclear Forum Sounds Warning On Need For Long-Term Skills And Training

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power

Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.



https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602051/fail-safe-nuclear-power/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=e1082dfcfb-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-e1082dfcfb-153856085

Switzerland Votes to Phase Out Nuclear Power


Switzerland Votes to Phase Out Nuclear Power

It’s another blow to an industry that has been hammered in the U.S. and Europe, leaving a huge opportunity for China to emerge as a global leader in nuclear technology.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607920/switzerland-votes-to-phase-out-nuclear-power/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=e1082dfcfb-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-e1082dfcfb-153856085

China discusses issues with coal


China discusses issues with coal

By By Michael McDonald,   /  Monday, May 22, 2017 12:19 PM
This week Chinese authorities met with representatives of some of the largest power companies in the country to discuss the future of coal in China. A main topic of discussion in the meeting was the measures being taken to reduce the importing of low quality coal. China which is the largest consumer of coal in

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire

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Trump to Nominate Three to Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 
Trump is planning to nominate three commissioners to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, bringing the Commission to its full five-member capacity.  
 
Kristine Svinicki, the current chairwoman, will be nominated for a second five-year firm, while Annie Caputo and David Wright will be nominated for their first terms. Caputo is currently a senior advisor to Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, while Wright  retired in 2013 from the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

General Dynamics Unit Wins $33M Deal for Nuclear Submarine - Nasdaq.com

General Dynamics Unit Wins $33M Deal for Nuclear Submarine - Nasdaq.com

Westinghouse will not object to unsealing contract for VC Summer nuclear project | Utility Dive

Westinghouse will not object to unsealing contract for VC Summer nuclear project | Utility Dive

Tax breaks could keep SCE&G's nuke project afloat | The State

Tax breaks could keep SCE&G's nuke project afloat | The State

Tom Baker: Nuclear energy safest source of power in US

Tom Baker: Nuclear energy safest source of power in US


http://www.gazettenet.com/Tom-Baker-suggests-nuclear-power-safest-option-10243471

Nuclear Power in America Requires Political Resolve


Nuclear Power in America Requires Political Resolve

https://morningconsult.com/opinions/nuclear-power-america-requires-political-resolve/

Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines

Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines



http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2017/05/coal-news-federal-committee-examining-health-risks-from-surface-mines.html?cmpid=enl_pennenergy_pennenergydailypower_2017-05-23&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1762201

Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power

Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power

A new nuclear arms race? With Rachel Bronson, Ivo Daalder, Robert Gallucci, & Scott Sagan



A new nuclear arms race? With Rachel Bronson, Ivo Daalder, Robert Gallucci, & Scott Sagan
In recent decades the United States has led international efforts to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. But many of President Trump’s statements on nuclear weapons suggest a coming shift in US policy. In questioning America’s security guarantees to its allies, criticizing the Iran nuclear deal, and calling for the strengthening of America’s nuclear capabilities, critics charge that the President is undermining global nonproliferation efforts. Could America’s new posture spark a renewed nuclear arms race? Or is an expanded and modernized nuclear deterrent critical to American security in an age of geopolitical instability and renewed great power rivalry?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to participate in this forum at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Wednesday, May 24th.

    •  Moderator: Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher,
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    •  Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    •  Robert L. Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy,
    Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    •  Scott Sagan, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies,
    Stanford University


If you are in the Chicago area, register for this event on the Chicago Council's website. You can also watch the live stream on the Chicago Council's website, on Facebook Live (be sure to "like" or follow us to be able to watch), or after the event at www.thebulletin.org.

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 East Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601
Wednesday, May 24th


Doors open at 5:30 pm; program at 6 pm, Central
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China Nuclear Power Market Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations, Company Profiles & Industry Outlook to 2017-2030 | satPRnews

China Nuclear Power Market Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends, Regulations, Company Profiles & Industry Outlook to 2017-2030 | satPRnews

The consequences of nuclear war

The consequences of nuclear war


https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-consequences-of-nuclear-war/

Sudan, Russia Signs Cooperation Agreement On Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy

Sudan, Russia Signs Cooperation Agreement On Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy


http://allafrica.com/stories/201705230200.html

Ukraine buys nuclear fuel worth $121.5 mln in 1Q 2017

Ukraine buys nuclear fuel worth $121.5 mln in 1Q 2017

Nuclear experts to visit Kimba | Eyre Peninsula Tribune

Nuclear experts to visit Kimba | Eyre Peninsula Tribune

Uzbekistan News.Net - Nuclear power subsidies must end

Uzbekistan News.Net - Nuclear power subsidies must end

Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Equipment Market to... - Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd.

Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety Equipment Market to... - Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd.

Sudan, Russia Signs Cooperation Agreement On Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy


Sudan, Russia Signs Cooperation Agreement On Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy

http://allafrica.com/stories/201705230200.html

Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

 Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

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Supplies - 193427-2017 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily

Supplies - 193427-2017 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily

Tritium-extracting solution decontaminates nuclear waste


Tritium-extracting solution decontaminates nuclear waste

EU-funded researchers have been recognised for their ground-breaking work on recovering and reusing waste material in nuclear fusion reactors. They developed and demonstrated new membrane technologies capable of decontaminating waste and extracting valuable tritium for re-use.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?id=/research/headlines/news/article_17_05_23_en.html?infocentre&item=Infocentre&artid=44276

Texts adopted - Thursday, 9 July 2015 - Maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident ***I - P8_TA(2015)0267

Texts adopted - Thursday, 9 July 2015 - Maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident ***I - P8_TA(2015)0267

Radiation Survey Meters Market Analysis with Key Players, Applications, Trends and Forecasts 2022 | Business

Radiation Survey Meters Market Analysis with Key Players, Applications, Trends and Forecasts 2022 | Business

Japan’s top officer ‘cannot be optimistic’ about North Korean nuclear progress

Japan’s top officer ‘cannot be optimistic’ about North Korean nuclear progress



https://www.stripes.com/news/japan-s-top-officer-cannot-be-optimistic-about-north-korean-nuclear-progress-1.469726#.WSQyr8m1u7o

Chinese investors linked with £10bn Moorside nuclear plant

Chinese investors linked with £10bn Moorside nuclear plant



http://www.in-cumbria.com/news/nuclear/Chinese-investors-linked-with-10bn-Moorside-nuclear-plant-0a4223ee-2b00-4aa8-b718-7b61898ff026-ds

Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Argentina and Romania join nuclear group

Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Argentina and Romania join nuclear group

Early-hours alert over Ascó I nuclear plant fire




Early-hours alert over Ascó I nuclear plant fire

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/29055/early-hours-alert-over-asco-i-nuclear-plant-fire

Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power and replace it with renewable energy

Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power and replace it with renewable energy



http://trueviralnews.com/switzerland-has-voted-to-phase-out-nuclear-power-and-replace-it-with-renewable-energy/

Zambia plans nuclear energy to tame power deficit

Zambia plans nuclear energy to tame power deficit



https://constructionreviewonline.com/2017/05/zambia-plans-nuclear-energy-to-tame-power-deficit/

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada’s nuclear dilemma: Inside the reignited fight over Yucca Mountain

Nevada’s nuclear dilemma: Inside the reignited fight over Yucca Mountain


https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/may/22/yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-donald-trump/

The Energy Collective Dailly: Why We Need Competition Between Data Management Models for Smart Grids

Why We Need Competition Between Data Management Models for Smart Grids | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

A question of uncertainty - Power Engineering International

A question of uncertainty - Power Engineering International

EDF plans to push back France's 50 percent nuclear target to 2050 - BFMTV - Nasdaq.com

EDF plans to push back France's 50 percent nuclear target to 2050 - BFMTV - Nasdaq.com

NUCLEAR: 'Improbable set of circumstances' blindsided Southern -- Monday, May 22, 2017 -- www.eenews.net E&E News -- Start a free trial

NUCLEAR: 'Improbable set of circumstances' blindsided Southern -- Monday, May 22, 2017 -- www.eenews.net E&E News -- Start a free trial

France's EDF denies report of "secret plan" to delay scaling back nuclear power | Daily Mail Online

France's EDF denies report of "secret plan" to delay scaling back nuclear power | Daily Mail Online

Leaked: Nuclear weapons, munition focus in DoD budget request

Leaked: Nuclear weapons, munition focus in DoD budget request

The Idea of Floating Nuclear Power Plants Gets a New Look - WSJ

The Idea of Floating Nuclear Power Plants Gets a New Look - WSJ

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup May 22, 2017



Nuclear Roundup
May 22, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39973197

EU vows continued nuclear deal support post Rouhani reelection

http://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-vows-continued-nuclear-deal-support-following-rouhani-reelection/

WHAT DOES HASSAN ROUHANI’S VICTORY MEAN FOR THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL?

http://www.newsweek.com/hasan-rouhani-iran-nuclear-deal-trump-612911

Cardin bill could undermine Iran nuclear deal

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-iran-deal-bill-20170521-story.html

Iran Deal Divides Ossoff, Handel

http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/iran-deal-divides-ossoff-handel/

United States

Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/20/us/hanford-nuclear-tank-potential-leak/

We just avoided nuclear disaster. If we don’t act now, we may not be able to avoid the next one.

https://qz.com/987670/we-just-avoided-nuclear-disaster-if-we-dont-act-now-we-may-not-be-able-to-avoid-the-next-one/

Leaked: Nuclear weapons, munition focus in DoD budget request

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/leaked-nuclear-weapons-munition-focus-in-dod-budget-request

The Idea of Floating Nuclear Power Plants Gets a New Look

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-idea-of-floating-nuclear-power-plants-gets-a-new-look-1495418400

Nevada’s nuclear dilemma: Inside the reignited fight over Yucca Mountain

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/may/22/yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-donald-trump/

The remaining mission of the Savannah River Site: Clean-up

http://www.postandcourier.com/the-remaining-mission-of-the-savannah-river-site-clean-up/article_186a2452-3039-11e7-83da-47bb41f904b2.html

Vayl S. Oxford Named Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/05/22/994744/0/en/Vayl-S-Oxford-Named-Defense-Threat-Reduction-Agency-Director.html

International

North Korea Missile Test Was Short on Distance but Long on Data, South Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/asia/north-korea-missile-test.html?_r=0

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

http://longisland.news12.com/story/35482851/north-korea-says-ready-to-deploy-mass-produce-new-missile

North Korea Tests Its Pukkuksong-2 Solid Fuel Ballistic Missile Again: First Takeaways

http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/north-korea-tests-its-pukkuksong-2-solid-fuel-ballistic-missile-again-first-takeaways/

NORTH KOREAN WMD: A GUIDE TO ONLINE RESOURCES

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1203226/north-korean-wmd-a-guide-to-online-resources/

That North Korean Missile Really Worked, Say U.S. Officials

http://www.nbcnews.com/card/north-korean-missile-really-worked-say-u-s-officials-n762146

Why America Shouldn’t Buy North Korea’s Empty Threats

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-america-shouldnt-buy-north-koreas-empty-threats-20763?page=show

A Quick Technical Analysis of the Hwasong-12

http://38north.org/2017/05/hwasong051917/

High possibility of war with North Korea, warns new South Korean president

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-war-kim-jong-un-south-korea-a7739881.html

How Trump can avoid nuclear war with North Korea

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/05/22/north-korea-cold-war-lessons-nuclear-war-column-garrett-graff/101705876/

Kishida defends skipping U.N. talks, saying nuclear weapons ban would widen rift between haves and have-nots

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/20/national/politics-diplomacy/kishida-defends-skipping-u-n-talks-saying-nuclear-weapons-ban-would-widen-rift-between-haves-and-have-nots/#.WSMCCfnyvX4

Macron’s Nuclear Mistake

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/05/20/macrons-nuclear-mistake/

UN set to back treaty to ban nuclear weapons despite UK boycott

http://www.thenational.scot/world/15300070.UN

ICAN applauds draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons

https://www.pressenza.com/2017/05/ican-applauds-draft-treaty-ban-nuclear-weapons/

General Interest

THE 1ST NUCLEAR BAN DRAFT IS OUT

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1203255/the-1st-nuclear-ban-draft-is-out/

How To Dismantle A Nuclear Weapon

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/how-to-dismantle-a-nuclear-weapon-1795347850

What’s the Objective of Nuclear War?

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1203176/whats-the-objective-in-a-nuclear-war/

The Ban Treaty Must Address the Scientifically Predicted Consequences of Nuclear War

http://thebulletin.org/ban-treaty-must-address-scientifically-predicted-consequences-nuclear-war10779

Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth

http://www.space.com/36934-humans-change-space-weather.html

Historic nuclear ship opens to public for National Maritime Day

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-national-maritime-day-20170521-story.html


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Campaigning for Clean Air via pro-nuclear strategies | NextBigFuture.com

Campaigning for Clean Air via pro-nuclear strategies | NextBigFuture.com

356th Edition: Nuclear Energy News Digest



356th Edition: Nuclear Energy News Digest
The Hiroshima Syndrome is proudly hosting the latest edition of the
Nuclear Energy News Digest. This week, we have postings by Dr. Gail
Marcus and Dr. Jim Conca.


To read the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog
topics for this edition include…. The many “shades” of green energy
technology, positive moves on the international scene, the changing
global nuclear landscape and its geopolitics. http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/nuclear-energy-news-digest.html

How a US Non-Proliferation Failure Became a Global Cyber Security Threat

How a US Non-Proliferation Failure Became a Global Cyber Security Threat

Hanford contractor finds radioactive contamination on worker's clothes | OregonLive.com

Hanford contractor finds radioactive contamination on worker's clothes | OregonLive.com

A predictable nuclear accident at Hanford | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A predictable nuclear accident at Hanford | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

ČEZ creates new nuclear energy division

ČEZ creates new nuclear energy division

India, Russia at internal approval stage of Kundankulam nuclear plant | Business Standard News

India, Russia at internal approval stage of Kundankulam nuclear plant | Business Standard News

Did feds begin secret shipments of nuclear waste on I-81 in Upstate NY? | syracuse.com

Did feds begin secret shipments of nuclear waste on I-81 in Upstate NY? | syracuse.com

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

Top 5 Vendors in the Nuclear Fuels Market From 2017 to 2021: Technavio | Business Wire

Top 5 Vendors in the Nuclear Fuels Market From 2017 to 2021: Technavio | Business Wire

German Anti-Nuclear Activist Jailed for Blocking Train Carrying Radioactive Waste Through Densely Populated Areas | Mining Awareness +

German Anti-Nuclear Activist Jailed for Blocking Train Carrying Radioactive Waste Through Densely Populated Areas | Mining Awareness +

Nuclear News Roundup May 20, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup May 20, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Possible Radioactive Leak Investigated At Washington Nuclear Site - Slashdot

Possible Radioactive Leak Investigated At Washington Nuclear Site - Slashdot

ANS president talks nuclear | Post Register

ANS president talks nuclear | Post Register

New reactors at South Florida's Turkey Point not so certain | Miami Herald

New reactors at South Florida's Turkey Point not so certain | Miami Herald

Emergency at US Nuclear Site: “Unusually high” radiation levels reported — Worker: “Everybody’s freaked, shocked, surprised” — Governor: “Alarming incident” — TV: “Major event… Sign the plant is falling apart” (VIDEOS) « ENENews.com – Energy News

Emergency at US Nuclear Site: “Unusually high” radiation levels reported — Worker: “Everybody’s freaked, shocked, surprised” — Governor: “Alarming incident” — TV: “Major event… Sign the plant is falling apart” (VIDEOS) « ENENews.com – Energy News

Saudi Arabia, Russia at Odds on Almost Everything, But Oil | RealClearEnergy

Saudi Arabia, Russia at Odds on Almost Everything, But Oil | RealClearEnergy

Trump admin delays greenhouse gas measurement rule for highways | TheHill

Trump admin delays greenhouse gas measurement rule for highways | TheHill

Ohio House Drops Nuclear Financing Plan - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Ohio House Drops Nuclear Financing Plan - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Interconnectors — Moving Clean Power Around a Continent - Renewable Energy World

Interconnectors — Moving Clean Power Around a Continent - Renewable Energy World

GE Strikes Deals Worth $15B In Saudi Arabia | OilPrice.com

GE Strikes Deals Worth $15B In Saudi Arabia | OilPrice.com

As 100 Percent Renewables Become the New Norm, a New Role for Utilities Emerges - Renewable Energy World

As 100 Percent Renewables Become the New Norm, a New Role for Utilities Emerges - Renewable Energy World

Complete Yucca Mountain License Application Review | The Augusta Chronicle

Complete Yucca Mountain License Application Review | The Augusta Chronicle

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

Nuclear hedge against climate change - Editorials - Ohio

How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas - The New York Times

How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas - The New York Times

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joins Board of Directors for fusion energy leader Tri Alpha Energy


Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joins Board of Directors for fusion energy leader Tri Alpha Energy

http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2017/05/former-u-s-energy-secretary-ernest-moniz-joins-board-of-directors-for-fusion-energy-leader-tri-alpha-energy.html?cmpid=enl_pennenergy_pennenergydailypower_2017-05-22&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1760774