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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Swansea Bay: tidal power’s £1.3bn experiment


Swansea Bay: tidal power’s £1.3bn experiment

Can tidal lagoon energy be both clean and green?

http://www.newstatesman.com/microsites/energy/2017/04/swansea-bay-tidal-power-s-13bn-experiment

Friday, April 28, 2017

IAEA considers safety of ageing research reactors

IAEA considers safety of ageing research reactors

China nuclear firm urges more homegrown reactors to cut costs | Reuters

China nuclear firm urges more homegrown reactors to cut costs | Reuters

Sen. Heller opposes Yucca Mountain bill, urges partnership on alternative nuclear waste solution - Daily Energy Insider

Sen. Heller opposes Yucca Mountain bill, urges partnership on alternative nuclear waste solution - Daily Energy Insider

New research reactor fuel completes irradiation tests

New research reactor fuel completes irradiation tests

The Energy Collective Daily: Climate Change is Not Democratic: Inaction Equals Annihilation of the Poor

Climate Change is Not Democratic: Inaction Equals Annihilation of the Poor | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Nuclear Energy Reactor Animations | Neutron Bytes

Nuclear Energy Reactor Animations | Neutron Bytes

Nuclear Energy Reactor Animations

Nuclear Energy Reactor Animations


https://neutronbytes.com/2017/04/28/nuclear-energy-reactor-animations/

Can North Korea’s nuclear missiles really hit the US? Here’s what you need to know.

Can North Korea’s nuclear missiles really hit the US? Here’s what you need to know.

US Needs More Options than Yucca Mountain for Nuclear Waste - Union of Concerned Scientists

US Needs More Options than Yucca Mountain for Nuclear Waste - Union of Concerned Scientists

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup April 28, 2017


Nuclear Roundup
April 28, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran’s top diplomat says you should ignore Trump’s comments on the nuke deal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/26/irans-top-diplomat-says

The nuclear deal takes center stage as Iran’s election campaign gets underway

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-nuclear-deal-takes-center-stage

Fact-checking Marco Rubio’s statements about the Iran nuclear deal

http://www.politifact.com/florida/article/2017/apr/27/fact-checking-marco-rubios-statements-about-iran-n/

United States

U.S. says 'major conflict' with North Korea possible, China warns of escalation

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-idUSKBN17T0AW

McCarthy: House to vote on North Korean sanctions next week

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/27/north-korea-sanctions-congress-237726

United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea

https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/17-04-27-united-states-pacific-command-and-united-states-forces-korea

Fox News Poll: 53 percent favor military action to stop North Korea nukes program

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/fox-news-poll-53-percent-favor-military-action-to-stop-north-korea-nukes-program.html

Renewed Calls for Civil Defense Programs After North Korea Nuclear Threat

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/04/27/north-korea-civil-defense-program/

Can North Korea’s nuclear missiles really hit the US? Here’s what you need to know

https://mic.com/articles/175431/can-north-korea-s-nuclear-missiles-really-hit-the-us-here-s-what-you-need-to-know#.xCbx6WQH7

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-harris-idUSKBN17S21G


Face to face with Pete Domenici: Moving off the sidelines

https://www.abqjournal.com/994844/face-to-face-with-pete-domenici-moving-off-the-sidelines.html

Safeguarding America’s nuclear weapons from emerging cyber threats

http://wivb.com/2017/04/27/safeguarding-americas-nuclear-weapons-from-emerging-cyber-threats/

US Needs More Options than Yucca Mountain for Nuclear Waste

http://allthingsnuclear.org/elyman/us-needs-more-options-than-yucca-mountain-for-nuclear-waste

The Nuclear Security Administration Lost a Film Titled 'Skull Melting Demonstration'

http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-nuclear-security-administration-lost-a-film-titled-1794707579

International

UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/35273991/un-security-council-to-confer-on-north-korea-nuclear-program

ASEAN expresses alarm over N Korea nuclear tests, missiles

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/28/asean-expresses-alarm-over-nkorea-nuclear-tests-missiles.html

North Korea: will nuclear weapons be used in our region? – Australian politics live podcast

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2017/apr/28/north-korea-nuclear-weapons-be-used-in-our-region-australian-politics-live-podcast

When is an earthquake not an earthquake? How we'll find out when North Korea conducts its next nuclear test

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/27/13/05/north-korea-nuclear-test-how-world-will-know#gRUtLA1Gqy1KzDtl.99

North Korea Policy: Failure Is The Only Option

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-korea-policy-failure-is-the-only-option_us_5900f889e4b00acb75f1843b

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-puts-out-new-video-showing-the-white-house

WHAT DOES PUTIN REALLY THINK ABOUT NORTH KOREA?

http://www.newsweek.com/where-does-putin-make-north-korea-tensions-590976

RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY U.S. GLOBAL MISSILE DEFENSE COULD LEAD TO NUCLEAR WAR IN EUROPE

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-us-global-missile-defense-lead-nuclear-war-europe-591244

Britain has just unveiled a new nuclear submarine and it’s massive

http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/28/britain-has-just-unveiled-a-new-nuclear-submarine-and-its-massive-6602900/#ixzz4fYMNlRFb

Russian Photographer Recalls Death, Beauty Inside Chernobyl's Fourth Reactor

http://www.rferl.org/a/chernobyl-russian-photographer-inside-fourth-reactor-death-beauty/28452849.html

General Interest

Photo of the Week: How to Transform Your Nuclear Bunker into Paradise

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/japan-nuclear-bunker/

Here's What the U.S. Military's Nuclear Apocalypse Training Looks Like

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/heres-what-the-u-s-militarys-nuclear-apocalypse-traini-1794715837

After the “Science Marches,” Highest “Security Priority” Is Nuclear Weapons

http://www.accuracy.org/release/after-the-science-marches-highest-security-priority-is-nuclear-weapons/



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Entergy: Indian Point closure not good for environment

Entergy: Indian Point closure not good for environment

Westinghouse says will operate normally in Asia, Europe despite Chapter 11

Westinghouse says will operate normally in Asia, Europe despite Chapter 11

Westinghouse says will operate normally in Asia, Europe despite Chapter 11

Westinghouse says will operate normally in Asia, Europe despite Chapter 11

Georgia Power objects to Westinghouse loan - MarketWatch

Georgia Power objects to Westinghouse loan - MarketWatch

China nuclear firm urges more homegrown reactors to cut costs | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

China nuclear firm urges more homegrown reactors to cut costs | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

This Chinese Nuclear Plant's Success Is Critical to Westinghouse's Future - Bloomberg

This Chinese Nuclear Plant's Success Is Critical to Westinghouse's Future - Bloomberg

The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC)

The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC)

Annual nuclear power investment of $80 billion needed to meet climate change goals: IAEA | Reuters

Annual nuclear power investment of $80 billion needed to meet climate change goals: IAEA | Reuters

32 African Countries Move against Dumping of Nuclear, Toxic Wastes | THISDAYLIVE

32 African Countries Move against Dumping of Nuclear, Toxic Wastes | THISDAYLIVE

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists April 28, 2017


Friday, April 28, 2017

 
Ramamurti Rajaraman
 
Science and Security Board member Ramamurti Rajaraman writes that the nuclear situation between India and Pakistan may not be good, but it's been over-dramatized as near-inevitable here in the West.
 


Tim Wright
 
Tim Wright returns to the Ban Brief with an observation: Why won't leaders who condemn chemical weapons also condemn nukes? The Bulletin's Ban Brief offers regular updates on the negotiations, background, and implications of the UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Negotiations on the treaty return to UN headquarters in June.
 
 
 
Bob Frye's The Nuclear Requiem is now airing on PBS nationwide. WYCC has a broadcast scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 30th, with WTTW airing it on the same day at 6 p.m. Or watch online anytime at PBS. Check out the film's website or Facebook page for more details.
 
 
 
Anna P├ęczeli
 
What does the future hold for the US nuclear posture under President Trump? Clearly, changes are afoot.
 
 
 
Ingrid Ockert
 
A young historian ponders the implications of the March for Science: Perhaps little will change in day-to-day public policy. On the other hand...

 
 
Lucien Crowder
 
Wednesday marked the 31st anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in Ukraine, which scattered radiation over a vast area and caused a number of deaths that is still hotly debated. Read Lucien Crowder's short collection of Bulletin writings on the accident, and be sure to examine our interactive database on nuclear power reactor construction, developed by World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) and Visionscarto, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Investigative Reporting.
 
 
 
The March for Science Chicago made history as 60,000 Chicagoans took to the streets as part of a global effort to show that scientific progress matters. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was well represented, as interns, board, and staff came out to work a booth at the Science Expo on Museum Campus at the end of the March route.  You can still watch the video of  a "Fireside Chat" on the March for Science Chicago Facebook page. and be sure to watch this short video produced by the March for Science London, featuring Science and Security Board member Ray Pierrehumbert. Would you like a t-shirt like modeled above by the Bulletin's Kendal Gladish, Bill Revelle, and Lydia Veliko? This t-shirt is complimentary with a donation of $100 or more. Get one while supplies last!
 
 
More people are spending more time on our site than ever before. To continue to provide valuable information, and ensure we are there for decision makers when they call seeking expertise, we need your support more than ever.
 
 
 
The March/April issue of the Bulletin’s digital journal is now available! Read it before our next special issue posts in May.
 
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Trump and China: Risking a Middle East Arms Race - The Globalist

Trump and China: Risking a Middle East Arms Race - The Globalist

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, One Year On


Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, One Year On

By By Simon Henderson,   /  Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Life In Riyadh
Royal rivalries, oil uncertainties, and premature optimism about reform initiatives could jeopardize the kingdom’s hopes for transformative economic change. On April 25, 2016, Saudi Arabia announced Vision 2030, an ambitious economic plan intended to confirm the kingdom’s status as “the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds, the investment power house, and the hub connecting

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nevada Fights the Latest Attempt to Give It the Nation’s Nuclear Waste - The Atlantic

Nevada Fights the Latest Attempt to Give It the Nation’s Nuclear Waste - The Atlantic

Nevada officials in D.C. restate opposition to nuclear dump | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada officials in D.C. restate opposition to nuclear dump | NevadaAppeal.com

YUCCA MOUNTAIN: DOE contractor staffs up to restart project licensing -- Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

YUCCA MOUNTAIN: DOE contractor staffs up to restart project licensing -- Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

Nuclear commission won't reopen Fermi 2 licensing case - The Blade

Nuclear commission won't reopen Fermi 2 licensing case - The Blade

Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives Vogtle violation for radiation detection problems | The Augusta Chronicle

Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives Vogtle violation for radiation detection problems | The Augusta Chronicle

DOE EM Update April 27, 2017

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Nuclear power expansion for DTE in Michigan is long-range strategy option - Crain's Detroit Business

Nuclear power expansion for DTE in Michigan is long-range strategy option - Crain's Detroit Business

Grid operator urges cooperation if states want to preserve nuclear plants

Grid operator urges cooperation if states want to preserve nuclear plants

Most U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Were Built Between 1970 and 1990

 Most U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Were Built Between 1970 and 1990
http://www.theenergycollective.com/todayinenergy/2403209/u-s-nuclear-power-plants-built-1970-1990

The Energy Collective Daily: The Clean-Energy Transition is Powering the U.S. Economty

The Clean-Energy Transition is Powering the U.S. Economy | The Energy Collective Daily

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup April 27, 2017


Nuclear Roundup
April 27, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Tangled in Obama’s Iran nuclear trap

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/26/obama-iran-nuclear-deal-showing-little-effectivene/

What the North Korea crisis says about the Iranian nuclear deal

http://www.timesofisrael.com/what-the-north-korea-crisis-says-about-the-iranian-nuclear-deal/

Scuttle the Iran Nuke Deal? That Approach Didn’t Stop North Korea

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/04/trump-may-scuttle-iran-deal-us-already-tried-north-korea/137360/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

United States

Two to Tango with Nuclear Weapons

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-04-26/the-president-shouldnt-have-sole-authority-over-nuclear-weapons

Here's what it looks like when the US fires a nuclear weapon

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-icbm-minuteman-iii-launch-test-2017-4

The Biggest Nuclear Threat To America? It’s Ourselves.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-biggest-nuclear-threat-to-america_us_5900e1ade4b0768c2682e230

Dramatic nuclear attack drills staged near Manhattan as US-North Korea tensions escalate

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/new-york-nuclear-attack-drills-manhattan-north-korea-bomb-threat-trump-a7704516.html

U.S. AIR FORCE TESTS WEST COAST NUCLEAR DETERRENT AS NAVY NEARS NORTH KOREA

http://www.newsweek.com/us-air-force-tests-west-coast-nuclear-navy-north-korea-590522

White House Says Will Push North Korea To Abandon Nuclear Arms

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-china-slam-us-missile-defense-south-korea/28452774.html

State law prevents nuclear attack evacuation plan

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/state-law-prevents-nuclear-attack-evacuation-plan/434534117

TVA eliminating handguns from nuclear security officers

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35243932/tva-eliminating-handguns-from-nuclear-security-officers

Improvement for uranium storage increases safety, efficiency

https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/improvement-uranium-storage-increases-safety-efficiency

Preventing nuclear terrorism through global nuclear material removals

https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/preventing-nuclear-terrorism-through-global-nuclear-material-removals

Belfer Spotlight: Laura Holgate

http://www.belfercenter.org/publication/spotlight-laura-holgate

International

South Asia is not the most dangerous place on Earth

http://thebulletin.org/south-asia-not-most-dangerous-place-earth10720

Nuclear tests will 'never stop,' North Korean government official says

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/asia/north-korea-official-nuclear/

Why North Korea’s nuclear threat must be taken more seriously than ever

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-north-koreas-nuclear-threat-must-be-taken-more_us_5901e1c2e4b00acb75f18506

A Paradigm Shift in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Development

http://38north.org/2017/04/ychang042517/

Anti-missile system in South Korea operational in 'coming days'

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/politics/thaad-missile-system-north-korea/

North Korea youth league warns it will wipe out US with five million nuclear weapons if threatened

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-youth-league-nuclear-weapons-bombs-threaten-pyongyang-kim-jong-un-a7704721.html

A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/27/look-at-north-korea-evolving-brinkmanship.html

How North Korea nuke crisis affects Israel

http://al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/israel-trump-syria-north-korea-iran-new-axis-nuke-crisis.html

Poland backs India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/poland-backs-indias-bid-for-nsg-membership-unsc-seat/articleshow/58401386.cms

South Asia’s escalating nuclear rivalry

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1393450/south-asias-escalating-nuclear-rivalry/

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/26/belarus-march-against-nuclear-power-on-chernobyl-anniversary.html

It was 31 years ago today: Chernobyl

http://thebulletin.org/it-was-31-years-ago-today-chernobyl10717



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