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Saturday, June 23, 2012

California begins mapping future without nuclear power

California begins mapping future without nuclear power
Los Angeles Times
14 California energy officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a long-term future without the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant's unexpected outage of ...


Energy Commission Plans for Clean(er) Energy Future

San Diego Reader (blog) - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎
The California Energy Commission convenes a meeting this morning in Los Angeles regarding the 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update. The report focuses on the state's long range clean energy goals and includes questions concerning the future of ...

Berkeley City Council asks governor to pull plug on unsafe nuclear power plants

Daily Californian - ‎Jun 20, 2012‎
By Oksana Yurovsky | Staff In a nearly unanimous vote, the Berkeley City Council has decided to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to decommission two of the state's nuclear power plants, which some say pose a hazard if allowed to operate.

SCE Confirms cause of unexpected tube-to-tube wear at San Onofre


SCE confirms cause of unexpected tube-to-tube wear at San Onofre ...
PennEnergy- Energy News (press release)
After extensive testing of the steam generator tubes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Units 2 and 3, Southern California Edison (SCE) executives ...

Davis Besse Update 6/22

Regulators OK Ohio nuke plant's report on cracks

CBS News -
TOLEDO, Ohio — Federal regulators say they agree with an Ohio utility company's assessment that cracks found in the concrete shell of a nuclear plant along Lake Erie can be traced to a blizzard nearly 35 years ago. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...

Cracking the cracks

Toledo Blade -
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and FirstEnergy Corp. agree that long cracks in the outer containment shell of the Davis-Besse power plant likely formed during the Blizzard of 1978. But new information reveals that some cracks formed even earlier, ...

Davis-Besse's cracked shield building is safe the NRC has concluded

Democratic Underground -
Federal regulators have accepted FirstEnergy Corp.'s analysis that the Great Blizzard of 1978 damaged the massive building housing the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor - but not enough to keep the plant idle. In a report issued amid a chorus of critics ...

Federal regulators ok report on Davis Besse cracks

northwestohio.com -
by Kevin Kistner OAK HARBOR -- Federal Regulators are agreeing with First Energy's assessment on what caused cracks found in the concrete shell at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant. The company says the cracks can be traced back to the Blizzard of 78 ...

Regulators accept explanation for Davis-Besse crack

Bizjournals.com -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted FirstEnergy Corp.'s explanation for a crack in the concrete shell of its Davis-Besse nuclear reactor. Akron-based First Energy (NYSE:FE) blamed a blizzard that occurred 35 years ago for the 30-foot long crack, ...

Uri Gat and the Ultimately Safe Reactor

A number of years ago, Uri Gat. an ORNL researcher, wrote a paper which argued that design features of the Molten Salt reactor made it the ultimately safe reactor.  I reproduce and discuss Gat/s paper in Nuclear Green, in a post titled, Uri Gat, and the Ultimately Safe Reactor.  



ABSTRACT
The Ultimate Safe (U.S.) Reactor is based on a novel safety concept. Fis- sion products in the reactor are allowed to accumulate only to a level at which they would constitute a harmless source term. Removal of fission products also removes the decay heat — the driving force for the source term. The reactor has no excess criticality and is controlled by the reactivity temperature coefficient. Safety 1s inherent and passive. Waste is removed from the site promptly

ANS Update: 110th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

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110th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

By dyurman on Jun 22, 2012 09:10 pm

The 110th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is up at  Atomic Power Review The Carnival is the collective voice of blogs by legendary names that emerge each week to tell the story of nuclear energy. If you want to hear … Continue reading
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Editorial: TEPCO internal report on Fukushima nuclear disaster nothing but ...


Editorial: TEPCO internal report on Fukushima nuclear disaster nothing but ...

Mainichi Daily News - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎
The final report issued by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s in-house investigative panel on the Fukushima nuclear crisis looks like it was written up to counter the growing swarm of lawsuits that have been and could yet be filed against the utility ...

From Fukushima's home country: Nuclear will double

From Fukushima's home country: Nuclear will double

SmartPlanet.com (blog) - ‎Jun 22, 2012‎
By Mark Halper | June 22, 2012, 4:21 AM PDT General Electric Hitachi bases its PRISM reactor on the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (above) that the US operated in Idaho until 1994. Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi Ltd., has boldly predicted ...

LFTR In 5 Minutes - Thorium Reactor - Safe Power with minimal ...


LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactor - Safe Power with minimal ...
/r/Technology is for posts concerning the wide and diverse world of technology;. Please read the rules and guidelines before posting: Image submissions are not ...
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NPR: Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?

NPR: Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?
Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors. ************** *********************************************. Talk of the Nation. [19 min 36 sec] ...
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From Fukushima's home country: Nuclear will double



From Fukushima's home country: Nuclear will double
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
They include reactors that run on thorium instead of uranium (GEH has never answered my inquiries as to whether they're researching thorium). Japanese utility ...

Yucca Mountain Funding Is Tapped Out, DOJ Tells DC Circuit


Yucca Mountain Funding Is Tapped Out, DOJ Tells DC Circ.
Law360 (subscription)
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday urged the D.C. Circuit not to force regulators to review plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, saying ...

Editorial: The nuclear-waste hot potato

Editorial: The nuclear-waste hot potato

Newsday -
Opinion Newsday Print Aa Editorial Editorial: The nuclear-waste hot potato Originally published: June 22, 2012 12:49 PM Updated: June 22, 2012 7:30 PM The question of how to store highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods -- a major unresolved issue ...

Japan’s cautious return to a nuclear-powered future By Editorial Board


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Japan’s cautious return to a nuclear-powered future

By Editorial Board, Published: June 22

JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER, Yoshihiko Noda, has been sailing into the political winds lately, bravely pushing a tax increase and the restarting of the country’s nuclear power stations, idled after last year’s earthquake and meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Both initiatives could be risky to his career, given that his five predecessors each survived in office less than 15 months.
Mr. Noda’s drive to switch on nuclear power has implications far beyond Japan. It goes to the heart of a question that has troubled people since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979: Can governments and utilities be trusted to safely manage complex machines that split the atom and capture the energy?
Nuclear power evokes suspicions that run deeper than other technology hazards, social researchers say. In today’s globalized digital universe, the scenes of chaos and fear at Fukushima spread quickly. Germany decided to close eight of its 17 nuclear power plants. Although U.S. views of nuclear energy were not shaken as dramatically, the need to build and sustain public confidence can’t be taken for granted. In the fight against global warming, nuclear power remains a vital low-carbon energy source and very well may be for a long time to come.
In Japan, nuclear power generated about 30 percent of the electricity supply before the disaster. Years of public relations by government and industry had left people convinced it was safe and necessary. More than eight in 10 Japanese favored in a 2005 poll building more nuclear plants or maintaining the existing ones. Now that support has crumbled. In a survey taken in Japan by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project and published this month, 70 percent of respondents said that the country should reduce its reliance on nuclear energy. Eighty percent said that the government has done a poor job dealing with the Fukushima crisis.
These feelings are an understandable response to the shock of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. But they also stem from inexcusable missteps by the government in failing to fully inform people of the radiation dangers as the crisis unfolded. Thousands of Japanese fled in the same direction as winds were carrying radiation emissions. Data about the emissions existed but were not disseminated in a timely way. No wonder people are still angry.
Japan has begun to address the mistrust with legislation to overhaul the nuclear regulatory agencies and with revised safety standards. In recent days, Mr. Noda has decided to restart two of the 50 commercial Japanese reactors taken offline for inspection after Fukushima, but he faces great skepticism. The Three Mile Island meltdown and Chernobyl disaster showed that, once lost, public trust is extremely hard to regain. Even in closed societies, a nuclear accident cannot be hushed up, as Mikhail Gorbachev discovered after Chernobyl. A lesson of all three accidents is that if nuclear energy is to have a sustainable future, a foundation of public confidence is essential. Splitting the atom must be done with care — and candor.

Fueling future of nuclear power

Fueling future of nuclear power
Washington Times
Another distinction for the plant, as Richard Martin writes in “SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future,” Shippingport is “still the only ...

Friday, June 22, 2012

From Areva: Expanding Nuclear Energy Generates Jobs in Florida

Expanding Nuclear Energy Generates Jobs in Florida

Check out this article in the Orlando Sentinel today by guest columnists Christine Todd Whitman and Karen Avilla.
Christine Todd Whitman is a former EPA Administrator and Governor of New Jersey, and currently the Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy). Karen Avilla is president of Hispanic Elected Local Officials, and also a CASEnergy Coalition member.
They make a very strong argument framing nuclear energy as key to Florida’s efforts in both the green jobs sector and for the state’s overall economic growth.

Florida is one of many states exploring opportunities to expand nuclear energy capacity at existing facilities, which would mean the creation of many new jobs and added economic impact. By showing our support for Florida’s five nuclear energy reactors, and paving the way for the expansion of associated infrastructure in the state and beyond, we can help create and sustain green jobs and reduce unemployment.
Florida needs jobs. While overall U.S. unemployment rates stand at 8.2 percent, unemployment in Florida is slightly higher, at 8.6 percent. National unemployment among Hispanics is higher still, at 11 percent.
At present, the U.S. nuclear-energy industry supports 100,000 American jobs. Each new nuclear facility creates an average of 1,400 to 1,800 high-paying jobs, often reaching as many as 3,500 jobs during peak construction periods. Once operational, these facilities create 400 to 700 direct and permanent jobs.
And as the Presidential election has a special focus on Florida’s Latino population, the authors call out what a crucial issue this is this group:
Latinos in Florida will be able to take advantage of contract opportunities set aside for minority development programs. And Florida’s communities will provide the goods and services needed to support a growing nuclear-energy industry. Recent trends in entrepreneurship indicate business starts in the Hispanic community will continue at a much higher rate than in other communities. Hispanic communities are therefore readily able to address the growing needs of new nuclear facilities.
Educational institutions across the state are also targeting minority populations with training programs designed to produce nuclear work-force-ready candidates. These programs and partnerships are cropping up at minority-serving institutions statewide.
Take, for example, Miami Dade College’s Nuclear-Career Academic Bridge, which leverages a combination of financial aid, mentorships and focused, skills-oriented training to ready students to enter the nuclear industry upon completion of the program.
These kinds of efforts — which expose Hispanic students in greater numbers to critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics education — not only promote greater diversity in the energy work force, but also put Hispanic students in line to enter well-paying careers in an industry with a bright future.
It’s a great article, worth sharing especially to your friends in Florida. Read the whole article here.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency faced further embarrassment this week for neglecting to use US Department of Energy radiation data during evacuations near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Meanwhile, the Japanese parliament approved the creation of a new and more independent agency that will replace NISA by September.

Recent developments related to Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s severely damaged nuclear plant include:
DOE Data Ignored

US military's role with petroleum is to assure security, not pioneer alternataive fuels

US military's role with petroleum is to assure security, not pioneer alternataive fuels

Santa Monica CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2012
Energy purchases made by the U.S. Department of Defense do not influence world oil prices, making cutting fuel use the only effective choice to reduce what the Pentagon spends on petroleum fuels, according to new reports issued by the RAND Corporation. The U.S. military can continue to have an important role in promoting stability in major oil producing regions and by helping protect the flow of

OPEC Could Collapse As Shale Gas Pops Peak Oil Myth

OPEC Could Collapse As Shale Gas Pops Peak Oil Myth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Jun 21, 2012
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which in its heyday could trigger global economic crises by turning off the oil taps, faces an uncertain future as the shale oil revolution transforms the energy business. OPEC's plight is deepened by a growing confrontation between oil price hawks, like Iran and Algeria, and the so-called doves led by Saudi Arabia, long the dominant me

Update from Editor, Oilprice.com

Greetings from London.

Another interesting week in the energy world as BP released their latest Statistical Review of World Energy which reported large increases in oil production and consumption with both setting new all-time records. Consumption grew by 0.7% over 2010, to 88 million barrels per day and production was up 1.3% to 83.6 million barrels per day.
The figures also show a large increase in U.S. domestic oil production, with only Russia and Saudi Arabia producing more barrels per day.     

Elsewhere the National Research Council made a controversial announcement that fracking causes fewer earthquakes than conventional oil and natural gas extraction techniques - you can find the report here.

We conducted a very interesting interview this week with corporate intelligence firm Jellyfish Operations on energy security, piracy and the growing threats to energy infrastructure. You can find the interview at: The Most Immediate Threats to Global Energy Security

In today’s special report our analysts take a look at the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act which would extend MLPs to include energy-related investments beyond oil, natural gas, coal and pipelines. This could have a massive impact on the renewable energy sector and is something all energy investors should be aware of.

I hope you enjoy the report and have great weekends.

James Stafford
Editor, Oilprice.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/oilandenergy

ANS Update 6/22 ANS Nuclear Matinee: Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality

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ANS Nuclear Matinee: Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality

By pbowersox on Jun 22, 2012 01:00 am

Facts vs. myths about the health effects of Fukushima and Chernobyl.  The conclusions of scientists studying health consequences may be startling to those exposed only to commonly held beliefs and traditional media (and Chernobyl Diaries!) Also see the excellent article and discussion about the video at the Atomic Insights website.
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UC-Berkeley NE department receives ANS Presidential Citation

By lscheele on Jun 21, 2012 12:00 pm

The University of California–Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department has been awarded an American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation, ANS President Eric Loewen announced today. Loewen will present the award to UC–Berkeley nuclear engineering department representatives during the President’s Session of the ANS … Continue reading
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NASA launches centralized platform to share its technology with the public

NASA launches centralized platform to share its technology with the public


http://fedscoop.com/nasa-launches-centralized-platform-to-share-its-technology-with-the-public/

AG Coakley Appeals Decision by NRC


AG Coakley Appeals Decision by Nuclear Regulatory Commission to
BOSTON – Saying that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) acted “ arbitrarily” and “abused its discretion” when it relicensed the Pilgrim Nuclear Power ...
www.mass.gov/.../2012-06-18-pilgrim-relicensing-appeal.html

Governments get nuclear policy round-up

Governments get nuclear policy round-up

An OECD report has highlighted the contribution nuclear already makes to the energy mix as well as how it can fit into future low-carbon networks. The report is aimed at informing the policymaking of the body's member governments.

Further protection for Fukushima fuel pool

Further protection for Fukushima fuel pool

Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 fuel pool cover 48A new cover has been installed over the used fuel pool of unit 4 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The cover will provide additional protection from the weather and prevent debris from the roof of the reactor building falling into the pool.

Nuclear Energy brings jobs to Florida

Nuclear energy brings jobs to Florida

Nuclear energy will benefit the Florida economy by creating jobs, says an op-ed by Christine Todd Whitman, former Environment -More-

Nuclear plant relicensing opponents challenge NRC


Nuclear plant relicensing opponents challenge NRC ...
SEABROOK — For the second time in two months, nuclear safety groups have filed federal action against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, alleging it failed to appropriately fulfill its role as a protector of public health and safety.
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Entergy is meeting shutdown fund targets for N.Y. reactors

Entergy is meeting shutdown fund targets for N.Y. reactors

There are enough funds to safely dismantle Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York if needed, the Nuclear Regulatory -More-

MAP: How Oil Flows In And Out Of Every Country In The World

MAP: How Oil Flows In And Out Of Every Country In The World

Here's a map from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy summarizing all of the world's oil import/export activity.  Scroll down for a table with details.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: the Answer Lies in the Gulf

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT
This week, much of the globe’s attention is focused on the United Nation’s Rio +20 Earth Summit, where thousands of international delegates and NGO representatives are gathering to hammer out solutions to an increasingly stressed out, warmed-up world.

Fukushima Watch: Japan Mulls Referendum on Nuclear Power

Fukushima Watch: Japan Mulls Referendum on Nuclear Power
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Do Japanese want nuclear power? Why not find out in a referendum? That's what proponents of putting the nuclear question to the people are saying.

Lawmakers push for small modular nuclear reactrs in Tri Cities


Lawmakers push for small modular nuclear reactors in Tri-Cities ...
Energy Central is a hub on the Internet for electric power professionals searching for information, products and services related to the energy industry.
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Small Modular Reactors - American Security Project


Small Modular Reactors - American Security Project
The Defense Energy Security Caucus' briefing on small modular reactors (SMRs) illustrates the hype of the nuclear community toward SMRs.
americansecurityproject.org/.../do-small-modular-reactors-pres...

Do Small Modular Reactors Present a Serious Option for the Military’s Energy Needs?

Lots of comments on Small Modular Reactors – join in! | IX Power

Lots of comments on Small Modular Reactors – join in! | IX Power
IX Power is going to run off all the comments and send them over to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), Small Modular Reactor Subcommittee ...
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New Podcast: Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran

New Podcast: Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran

This week, FAS released a new issue brief, "Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran," co-authored by Mr. Daniel Wertz, Program Officer at the National Committee on North Korea, and Dr. Ali Vaez, former Director of the Iran Project at FAS, which offers a comparative analysis of U.S. policy towards Iran and North Korea.
Sanctions have played a major role in U.S. efforts for the denuclearization in Iran and North Korea. U.S. policymakers have had to find a balance between concerns over proliferation and other undesirable policies; between taking coercive action and considering humanitarian needs; and between taking immediate unilateral measures and seeking to build coalitions for a multilateral approach.
In a new edition of the FAS podcast series, "A Conversation with an Expert," co-author Daniel Wertz discusses the similarities and differences in sanctions against North Korea and Iran,  the relationship between U.S. and UN sanctions, and China's role as a trading partner with both countries.

Will Iran Give Up Twenty Percent Enrichment?

Sanctions and Nonproliferation in North Korea and Iran
Towards Enhanced Safeguards for Iran's Nuclear Program
Using Enrichment Capacity to Estimate Iran's Breakout Potential
Will Iran Give Up Twenty Percent Enrichment?
The Twenty Percent Solution

Local, State and International Leaders Turn Their Attention to New Reactors, Both Big and Small

Local, State and International Leaders Turn Their Attention to New Reactors, Both Big and Small
http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2012/06/local-state-and-international-leaders.html

The Price Point in Japan


The Price Point in Japan
http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2012/06/price-point-in-japan.html

NEI's Mark Flanagan takes a look at Japan's decision to restart the reactors at Ohi.

Coal's Unexpected New Enemy: Induced Seismicity

Coal's Unexpected New Enemy: Induced Seismicity

Margaret Ryan, AOL
The potential for underground injections to cause earthquakes was thought to be a problem for natural gas, but a new National Research Council study says the impacted sector will not be gas. It's a problem for coal.
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Nat Gas Challenging King Coal in Power Battle

Nat Gas Challenging King Coal in Power Battle

Trevor Curwin, CNBC
For U.S. power plant operators, the economics of natural gas may have already dethroned coal as the nation's key source of electrical power.

Fracking: Call It Both a Savior and a Scourge

Fracking: Call It Both a Savior and a Scourge

Albert Bozzo, MSNBC
It's almost impossible to overestimate the importance of fracking to the natural gas industry and the nation. It's also difficult to understate the controversy surrounding the environmental issues of the rock fracturing technology.Our special report, "Who's Winning The Natural Gas Game?" addresses both issues and more. Just a few years ago, the operating assumption of both government and the industry was that the U.S. was running out of recoverable natural gas and would soon be importing large amounts to meet our needs. Shipping terminals to...

Oil Prices: Caught Between Sands & The Pipelines

Oil Prices: Caught Between Sands & The Pipelines

Marin Katusa, Forbes
One of oil's most important characteristics is its fungibility, which means that a barrel of refined oil from Texas is equivalent to one from Saudi Arabia or Nigeria or anywhere else in the world. The global oil machine is built upon this premise "“ tankers take oil wherever it is needed, and one country pays almost the same as the next for this valuable commodity.

NRC Petitioned to Stop 35 Reactors Until Court Ruling Satisfied

NRC Petitioned to Stop 35 Reactors Until Court Ruling Satisfied

Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must not make final licensing decisions until it has completed a rulemaking action on the environmental impacts of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the form of spent, or 'used', reactor fuel storage and disposal, as required under the landmark Waste Confidence Rule decision of June 8th by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, according to

Japan sorry for not using US radiation map

Japan sorry for not using US radiation map

Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2012
A Japanese minister apologised Tuesday for the nation's failure to make use of a United States-made map showing how radiation was spreading from crippled reactors in the days after the Fukushima crisis. Tokyo admitted that confusion among government departments meant the map was never used and evacuees were not directed away from areas where radiation from the leaking nuclear plant was spiki

Lithuania seals approval of Hitachi nuclear plant deal

Lithuania seals approval of Hitachi nuclear plant deal

Vilnius (AFP) June 21, 2012
Lithuania's parliament on Thursday approved a deal with Japan's Hitachi on the construction of a new nuclear plant aimed at reducing the Baltic state's energy dependence on Russia. Last July, Lithuania invited Hitachi in alliance with General Electric to start talks on building a plant, rejecting a bid by the US-based Westinghouse Electric, owned by Japan's Toshiba Corporation.

Where to put nuclear waste?

Where to put nuclear waste?

London, UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2012
Researchers in Finland have found that acceptance of the site of a spent nuclear fuel repository can depend on gender and economic background. Writing in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, the team reports that affluent men more often have a positive opinion on the location of such facilities than women or disadvantaged people.

IEA sees natural gas consumption climbing

IEA sees natural gas consumption climbing World natural-gas consumption could grow 17 percent by 2017 as Chinese and US demand rises, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday, potentially curbing growth in use of carbon-spewing coal. ... more

How much oil is left in the world?

How much oil is left in the world?

Headline News from ENENews.

Latest Headlines:

Bloomberg: Tepco cover over No. 1 reactor designed to withstand only 56 mph winds

Japan Gov’t Expert: Water could get sucked out of Fukushima spent fuel pools by tornado and expose nuclear rods

‘China Syndrome’? Former Japan Official: Underground rumblings heard in Fukushima plant area night of March 14, 2011 — “Caused by melted fuel underground” (VIDEO)

TV: Bluefin tuna picking up more and more cesium — Contamination “will go on for 300 to 600 years” (VIDEO)

Mayor: Tepco report has fabricated data — Fukushima Official: “We still don’t know what happened in the cores of No. 1, 2 and 3″

Former Japan Official: US army planned to entomb Fukushima reactors days after 3/11 — Given permission to use Yamagata airport

Gov’t flip-flops: Unit 4′s fuel rods to be removed starting this year — ‘Buckling’ building, quake concerns behind change

NYTimes: Tepco “has worked vigilantly to shut out close scrutiny of the ravaged plant’s condition”

New Tepco Report: Unit 4 had ‘major impulsive sound’ then damage to roof on March 14, 2011 — Fire seen hours later, then again next day

*CNN* Unspeakable Rage: I saw my wife on fire — “This is Tepco’s fault” — No official count of how many are killing themselves after Fukushima (VIDEO)

Alarm sounds at newly restarted Japan nuclear plant: Warning that “water level in tank fell at least 10 cm” from normal — More water injected ‘just in case’ — Officials apologize for delayed disclosure (VIDEO)

NHK: Tepco fails to reveal what caused so much radioactive material to be released — Amount of radioactivity released still unknown — Still no investigation into what caused meltdowns (VIDEO)

NHK: Japan braces for another storm — “Typhoon Guchol has already made ground vulnerable” — Torrential rain up to 15 inches — Gov’t warns of landsides and floods (VIDEO)

“Fuel particles themselves must have been blown away” during Unit 3 explosion — Alpha particles “splattered faster than sonic speed”

Oyama: They must have filmed Fukushima Daiichi from mountain tops with telephotographic lens — More than one footage of explosions of Units 2, 3 and 4 must exist — I think there was a local cameraman who had media contract

Farmer: Fukushima police filmed explosion of Unit 1 from helicopter above my land — They warned “the gov’t is hiding the information, you should leave”

French gov’t questions if Fukushima workers suffer ‘acute radiation syndrome’ — Take Tepco’s denials with “great caution” (VIDEO)

Local official publishes post alluding to possible additional explosions/incidents at Fukushima Daiichi between March 15 to 21 last year

Zeolite may make sense for people in the Cascades (Northwestern US) exposed after Fukushima, but be careful -Gundersen (VIDEO)

Local Official: Visible hot mass floated in air and fell for hours after Reactor 3 exploded — “Top secret images” of black smoke falling — Diluted version may have reached Tokyo

Gundersen: People on US West Coast should have used iodine pills to protect from Fukushima radiation after 3/11 (VIDEO)

Davis-Besse's cracked shield building is safe the NRC has concluded


Davis-Besse's cracked shield building is safe the NRC has concluded

 

i-Nuclear update: Lithuanian Parliament approves plans for Baltic states' Visaginas nuclear power plant

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Lithuanian Parliament approves plans for Baltic states’ Visaginas nuclear power plant

by I-Nuclear
The Lithuanian parliament on June 21 approved the concession agreement for the Visaginas nuclear power plant, a planned 1,350-MW Hitachi-GE ABWR to be built at the Ignalina nuclear site.
Parliament approved the concession agreement previously signed in March between Lithuania’s Energy Ministry and Hitachi. The law approving the agreement still has to be signed by Lithuania’s president.
The regional partners for the Visaginas nuclear plant – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -- and the approved strategic investor, Hitachi, can now proceed with discussions on the establishment of the project development company, according to a statement from Lithuania’s Energy Ministry.

Government of India supports Power Industry India

Government of India supports Power Industry India email us

The Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Coal, part of the Government of India, will officially support the Power Industry India Conference and Exhibition, held on 30 - 31 August 2012 at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India.

The Honourable Minister of Coal, Sriprakash Jaiswal, will lead the Indian delegation and present a keynote address on &#39The Future of Coal Generation and Supply in India’.

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