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Saturday, September 15, 2012

US extends waivers on Iran sanctions for Japan, 10 EU nations

US extends waivers on Iran sanctions for Japan, 10 EU nations

Tehran Times -
The Obama Administration is keen to see Iranian crude oil exports slow the fastest, but this is also having the largest deleterious effect on the global economy, as oil prices rise worldwide because nations like Japan and South Korea are now biding for the ...

South Korea is buying Iranian oil again

Tehran Times -
After two months in which South Korea took in no crude, it's now going to take at least 6 million barrels this month, and that's up from an earlier plan to take 4 million barrels. The oil is on its way, according to Platts sources; the first of three fully laden tankers ...

US renews waivers of Iran sanctions for Japan, EU nations

The Express Tribune -
PHOTO: FILE. SINGAPORE / WASHINGTON: The United States has renewed waivers on Iran sanctions for Japan and 10 European countries because they cut their purchases of the OPEC nation's crude oil, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

'US determined to prevent Iran from acquiring N-weapons'

Zee News -
'US determined to prevent Iran from acquiring N-weapons` Washington: The US is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring atomic weapons, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, announcing the first list of 11 countries which were again exempted from ...

US extends exemption to 11 nations from Iran sanctions

Xinhua -
The law aimed to up pressure on Iran to force it to suspend its uranium enrichment activities. WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Friday that it would extend exemptions from sanctions to Japan and 10 European countries on account ...

Energy projects dominate Sino-Arab economic forum

Energy projects dominate Sino-Arab economic forum

South China Morning Post (subscription) -
Despite Beijing's push to diversify trade between China and Arab nations, energy projects dominated the Sino-Arab economic forum in Ningxia, which concludes today. Agreements for 124 projects, worth about 218.7 billion yuan (HK$268 billion), were signed ...

How we all gain in the power of two

China Daily -
A free trade deal between China and the US is full of economic and political potential. During the recent US-China Investment Cooperation Forum in Beijing, new trade-cooperation mechanisms were put on the table and negotiations on free trade zones was ...

China, Arab countries seek economic co-op

China Daily -
China and Arab countries have a huge potential for financial cooperation as bilateral trade increased an average of 20 to 30 percent in recent years, especially in Islamic bond issuance and the establishment of investment funds, executives said on Sept 13.

China, Arab entrepreneurs seek co-op at forum

China Daily -
Comments() Print Mail Large Medium Small 分享按钮 0. YINCHUAN -- Chinese and Arab entrepreneurs at the ongoing China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum agreed that business cooperation between the two sides' companies should be deepened.

China steps up west's opening

China Daily -
Comments() Print Mail Large Medium Small 分享按钮 0. China plans to make a greater effort to develop the western region to balance regional development, and infrastructure investment will be a key part of the strategy, officials and experts said on Thursday.

Sino-Arab trade forum told of trade opportunities in resurgent Middle East

South China Morning Post (subscription) -
As the pace of economic recovery in the Arab world picks up following prolonged political turmoil that began in late 2010, the region is seeing new opportunities for economic collaboration with China. These opportunities are being highlighted at the ongoing ...

$15 Billion hole in the ground


Aliens object to nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain


Plutonium Power for the People


Plutonium Power for the People

http://atomicinsights.com/2012/09/plutonium-power-for-the-people.html

One of the biggest threats to the continued wealth and power held by the global fossil fuel industry is a “plutonium economy” fueled by abundant resources of uranium that can be converted into fissile plutonium.

The anti plutonium propaganda machine has successfully delayed the implementation of extensive breeder reactor programs by several decades.

Today, the propaganda machine is continues working to stoke fears of plutonium because the material is still a threat to the prosperity of the fossil fuel industry. Instead of using former weapons material in conventional reactors in the form of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, people opposed to the use of plutonium would prefer for the valuable, energy-dense material to be encapsulated into glass logs and buried deep into the earth’s crust where even smarter future generations will have trouble getting to it.

After all, the law of supply and demand tells suppliers that they can make m

NRC to Increase Oversight of Concrete Degradation Reviews

NRC to Increase Oversight of Concrete Degradation Reviews


NRC to Increase Oversight of Concrete Degradation Reviews Involving ...
Equities.com
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct additional inspections and reviews to independently verify and assess work being done to address concrete degradation identified at the Seabrook nuclear power plant. The single-reactor facility is located ...http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-09-15&val=482297&cat=energy

Concrete issues found at NH's nuclear plant

CBS News -
SEABROOK, N.H. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to conduct inspections at Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire due to degrading concrete in some areas. The NRC said Friday while the problem is still being evaluated, the plant can ...

Regulators to inspect degrading concrete at Seabrook nuclear plant

WMUR Manchester -
The NRC said Friday while the problem is still being evaluated, the plant can continue to operate safely. The NRC said the concrete is degrading due to an alkali silica reaction or ASR. ASR is a chemical that combines reactive silica from the concrete with ...

Concrete issues found at NH's nuclear plant
CNBC.com
SEABROOK, N.H. - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to conduct inspections at Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire due to degrading concrete in some areas. The NRC said Friday while the problem is still being evaluated, the plant can ...

Responsible govt should never adopt zero nuclear goal


Responsible govt should never adopt zero nuclear goal

The Daily Yomiuri -
Responsible govt should never adopt zero nuclear goal. The Yomiuri Shimbun. It was extremely irresponsible of the government to set out a "zero nuclear power" policy without illustrating the details of how the nation is supposed to secure a stable supply of ...http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120915002585.htm

Without nuclear, the battle against global warming is as good as lost


Without nuclear, the battle against global warming is as good as lost

The Guardian - ‎Sep 14, 2012‎
A madness is taking hold. In the same week as Arctic ice cover is recorded at its lowest ever extent, two major countries decide to reduce or eliminate their use of the only proven source of low-carbon power that can be deployed at sufficient scale to tackle our ...
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Nuclear's best friends turn cold shoulder after Fukushima


Nuclear's best friends turn cold shoulder after Fukushima

The News International - ‎18 hours ago‎
LONDON: The nuclear industry was dealt a big blow on Friday when two of the most nuclear-friendly countries decided to exit or sharply curb their reliance on the technology following a public opinion backlash after the Fukushima accident in Japan last year. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-1-132067-Nuclears-best-friends-turn-cold-shoulder-after-Fukushima

Nuclear champions Japan and France drop their support

The Age -
Two of nuclear power's greatest champions dealt the industry a heavy blow on Friday, with Japan deciding to phase out its plants and France confirming plans to cut its heavy reliance on the technology following concern over the Fukushima disaster. Japan ...

Japan to complete reactors despite no-nuclear policy

Bangkok Post - ‎1
This file photo shows a plant to extract plutonium and uranium from spent nuclear fuel, at Rokkasho village in Aomori prefecture, northern Japan, in 2006. Japan said it would go ahead with planned work to complete three new nuclear power reactors, two of ...

Japan plans to phase out nuclear power

Boston Globe -
TOKYO — Japan said Friday that it would seek to phase out nuclear power by 2040, a historic shift for a country that has long staked its future on nuclear energy but one that falls far short of the bold steps that the government had promised in the wake of the ...

Japan's startling energy plan: Nuclear-free by 2030s

Detroit Free Press -
LOS ANGELES -- The Japanese government announced a dramatic turn in its energy policy Friday, vowing to make the densely populated island nation nuclear-free by the 2030s. Last year's tsunami-triggered disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power ...

Japan Seeks Slow Nuclear Phase-Out

Wall Street Journal -
By TAKASHI MOCHIZUKI, MARI IWATA and CHESTER DAWSON. TOKYO—The Japanese government unveiled a long-term energy plan that seeks an end to nuclear power by 2040, responding to strong antinuclear sentiment but stopping short of a clear ...

Nuclear energy can help abate global climate change


Nuclear energy can help abate global climate change
Quad City Times
Over 1,500 U.S. counties are drought disaster areas now. Global warming means no food here by some time just after the middle of this century. We can do something about global warming. We can convert all fossil-fueled power plants to nuclear. http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/nuclear-energy-can-help-abate-global-climate-change/article_52da0998-fefe-11e1-9cd1-001a4bcf887a.html
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The staggering decline of sea ice at the frontline of climate change

The staggering decline of sea ice at the frontline of climate change

The Guardian - ‎Sep 14, 2012‎
John Vidal in Arctic : Scientist John Fletcher from Cambridge University Measuring Arctic Sea Ice. The scientist John Fletcher from Cambridge University measures the thickness of an ice floe in the Arctic. Photograph: Alex Yallop/Greenpeace. We are a few ...

shrinks to smallest extent ever recorded

The Guardian - ‎Sep 14, 2012‎
Sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest extent ever recorded, smashing the previous record minimum and prompting warnings of accelerated climate change. Satellite images show that the rapid summer melt has reduced the area of frozen sea to less ...

Deep-Sea Methane, Wind that Could Power World?

National Geographic - ‎Sep 13, 2012‎
The U.S. Energy Department announced plans to spend more than $5 million researching the potential to produce natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates—ice-like formations that contain natural gas and are stable at depths of more than 300 feet.

Harsh winter headed for Europe, thanks to record Arctic sea ice melt

Greener Ideal -
Last month, we reported that Arctic sea ice had melted to record low levels. In August, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said that the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.58 million square miles. That broke the old record of 4.17 million sq. kilometres set in ...

Arctic Warming is Altering Weather Patterns, Study Shows

Climate Central -
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published April 3. Given recent news that Arctic sea ice set a record low, it's a reminder that changes in the Arctic can affect the U.S. and Europe. By showing that Arctic climate change is no longer just a problem for ...

Loss of Arctic ice may trigger extreme weather

Bend Bulletin -
LOS ANGELES — Arctic sea ice is shrinking at a rate much faster than scientists ever predicted and its collapse, due to global warming, may well cause extreme weather this winter in North America and Eu. Last month, researchers annourope, according to ...

Broken sea ice to hit UK winter

ITV News -
Broken sea ice to hit UK winter. A university researcher has told the Guardian that the record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer may mean a cold winter for the UK. 6 minutes ago. UK in for 'wild' winter due to broken sea ice. Broken sea ice photographed from a ...

Nuclear energy can help abate global climate change

Quad City Times -
The Latest. No winners in this election cycle. Average Jane and Joe Republican and average Jane and Joe Democrat are both in the 99 percent. Both have a lot to lose if Gov. Mitt Romney and …

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

TruthDive -
London, Sept 15 (ANI): The sea ice in the Arctic region has shrunk to its smallest extent ever recorded, breaking the previous minimum record and prompting warnings of accelerated climate change, a new study has revealed. Satellite images show that the ...

Arctic Sea Ice Cover Shrinks to Record Low

Truthdig -
Warming temperatures have reduced the area of frozen sea on the planet to roughly 2.2 million square miles, less than half of what it was four decades ago, suggesting that irreversible and accelerated climate change will be upon us in the coming decades.

More news from the Arctic graveyard

Record-Searchlight (blog) -
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death ...

Ice still delays Shell Arctic offshore drilling in Chukchi Sea

Anchorage Daily News -
A mass of ice 30 miles long and 12 miles wide continues to block the resumption of exploratory petroleum drilling 70 miles off the northwest coast of Alaska, Curtis Smith said by email. Shell's ship, the Noble Discoverer, began drilling a pilot hole on the sea ...

Ice still delays Shell Arctic offshore drilling

Ventura County Star - ‎1
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Persistent sea ice will keep a Royal Dutch Shell drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea until at least Monday, a spokesman for Shell Alaska said Friday. A mass of ice 30 miles long and 12 miles wide ...

Massive Ice Sheets Halt Arctic Ocean Drilling

unEARTHED, from Earthjustice (blog) -
What Happens Next to Shell's Ship that Ran Ashore? U.S. Coast Guard divers are now on the way to Dutch Harbor, Alaska to inspect the 571-foot drill rig Noble Discoverer, which is scheduled to drill thr... by Trip Van Noppen: Shell's Promise To Protect Arctic ...

Starting and stopping

Petroleum News - ‎Sep 14, 2012‎
Starting and stopping. Shell begins Chukchi drilling, then suspends operation because of ice floe. Alan Bailey. Petroleum News. In a good news, bad news few days for Shell in the Arctic offshore, the company started drilling in its Chukchi Sea Burger A ...

South Korea's Nuclear Energy Program

Atomic Power Review
 
South Korea's Nuclear Energy Program
 
Will Davis presents an entirely fresh dissertation on the essentials of South Korea's nuclear energy program.  Using materials from the Korean nuclear industry and from Korean press, Davis fills in details on the important entities, dates and events in the development of PWR technology in South Korea.  If you've wondered how this nation progressed to the point where it could beat all bidders in the UAE's Barakah nuclear plant program, this article is for you.
 
http://atomicpowerreview.blogspot.com/2012/09/south-koreas-nuclear-energy-program.html

Energy Sector Job Opportunities Focus On Technology

Energy Sector Job Opportunities Focus On Technology

Technology and innovation have breathed new life into the energy industry creating a need for students well versed in math, science, and computer science. The natural gasA naturally occurring mixture of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gases beneath the earth’s surface – often in association with petroleum. boom has brought a whole new dimension to the futurehttp://shalestuff.com/education/energy-sector-opportunities-focus-technology/article03187

NEA / OECD: Nuclear Fuel Safety Criteria Technical Review - Second Edition

NEA / OECD: Nuclear Fuel Safety Criteria Technical Review - Second Edition

http://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/reports/2012/nea7072-fuel-safety-criteria.pdf

"Most of the current nuclear fuel safety criteria were established during the 1960s and early 1970s. Although these criteria were validated against experiments with fuel designs available at that time, a number of tests were based on unirradiated fuels. Additional verification was performed as these designs evolved, but mostly with the aim of showing that the new designs adequately complied with existing criteria, and not to establish new limits.

In 1996, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) reviewed existing fuel safety criteria, focusing on new fuel and core designs, new cladding materials and industry manufacturing processes. The results were published in the Nuclear Fuel Safety Criteria Technical Review of 2001. The NEA has since re-examined the criteria. A brief description of each criterion and its rationale are presented in this second edition, which will be of interest to both regulators and industry (fuel vendors, utilities)."

IAEA - Country Nuclear Power Profiles - 2012 Edition

IAEA - Licensing the First Nuclear Power Plant - INSAG-26


IAEA - Licensing the First Nuclear Power Plant - INSAG-26

Electricity Storage, Energy Trading and Risk Management

Electricity Storage, Energy Trading and Risk Management - National ...
By James Greenberger
Electricity Storage, Energy Trading and Risk Management. Written by James Greenberger on September 14th, 2012. The benefits of deploying electricity storage technology on the grid, and in particular on the distribution portion of the grid, ...
National Alliance for Advanced...http://naatbatt.org/naatbatt-blog/electricity-storage-energy-trading-and-risk-management/

Friday, September 14, 2012

Flood Threat to Nuclear Plants Covered Up by Regulators, NRC Whistleblower


Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up By Regulators, NRC Whistleblower ...
Huffington Post
"Although it is not a given that Jocassee Dam will fail in the next 20 years," the engineer added, "it is a given that if it does fail, the three reactor plants will melt down and release their radionuclides into the environment." David Lochbaum, a ...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/flood-threat-nuclear-plants-nrc_n_1885598.html

Nuclear industry takes big hit as former nuclear powers reveal plans to sharply reduce nuclear dependence

Nuclear industry takes big hit as former nuclear powers reveal plans to sharply reduce nuclear dependence

Mixing it up over MOX - a wrapup from Chattanooga

Mixing it up over MOX - a wrapup from Chattanooga

Crowd at the MOX hearingTuesday's meeting in Chattanooga over the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)  over potential plans by TVA to use MOX fuel fabricated from surplus weapons plutonium had no shortage of passion. The meeting drew a packed house of MOX supporters and professional anti-nuclear activists ("professional" in the sense that these individuals clearly make a career out of attending such hearings).

Surprisingly absent however was any evidence of nuclear zombies; while the opponents employed some degree of necromancy in their arguments, no "nuclear zombies" were spotted at the meeting. (To which I wryly observed during the meeting, "All that zombie defense training for nothing...")

For those who missed it, I did a bit of live-blogging at the ANS Nuclear Cafe as well as live-tweeting the meeting (as @sskutnik, under the tag #MOXchat - and #MOXsnark as my snarkiness level progressively increased throughout the meeting...) Meredith Angwin of Yes Vermont Yankee was following the meeting via Twitter and has already posted her thoughts; I've been a bit delayed up until now (such is the life of a professor...), but I wanted to get in my impressions from the meeting.http://neutroneconomy.blogspot.com/2012/09/mixing-it-up-over-mox-wrapup-from.html

Japan’s nuclear sun to set?

Japan’s nuclear sun to set?

A week can be a long time in politics, so today’s announcement by the Japanese government that it intends to phase out its 50 remaining nuclear reactors by around the 2030s is perhaps much less of a certainty than it might at first appear. Under the plan, existing reactors would be phased out when they reach 40 years of age so causing a gradual fall in nuclear’s share of electricity generation in Japan, as no new reactors are built to replace them.http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/japans-nuclear-sun-to-set.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+news%2Frss%2Fnewsblog+%28News+Blog+-+Blog+Posts%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away


Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

Chicago Tribune -
LONDON (Reuters) - Two of nuclear power's greatest champions dealt the industry a heavy blow on Friday, with Japan deciding to phase out its plants and France confirming plans to cut its heavy reliance on the technology following concern over the ...http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-energy-nuclearbre88d1dr-20120914,0,381738.story

China's solar power investment to hit $39.5B by 2015


China's solar power investment to hit $39.5B by 2015
ZDNet
China's National Energy Administration said investment in solar power generation is expected to reach 250 billion yuan (US$39.5 billion), as part of the country's 12th five-year-plan spanning 2011 to 2015. China Daily reported Thursday the government ...

NEI Will Host Press Briefing on Monday To Assess Energy Policy, Safety Enhancements


NEI Will Host Press Briefing on Monday
To Assess Energy Policy, Safety Enhancements
 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Nuclear Energy Institute on Monday will host an on-the-record press briefing to discuss U.S. energy policy and to provide the latest update on post-Fukushima safety enhancements being implemented at U.S. nuclear energy facilities.
 
Two members of NEI's leadership team will offer insights on the nation's energy future heading into the final weeks of the 2012 federal elections and provide details on efforts under way to better protect U.S. facilities against severe events, regardless of their cause.

 
When:
2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17
 
Where:
NEI offices
1776 I St. NW, 4th floor
 
Speaker:
Alex Flint
Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs
Nuclear Energy Institute

Tony Pietrangelo
Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

Energy Policy Divides Governing Coalition in France


Energy Policy Divides Governing Coalition in France
New York Times
But a series of compromises and back-room deals on nuclear power has placed the Green Party's leadership at odds with its activist, environmentalist base, and rising tensions are prompting some to wonder whether the alliance can survive Mr. Hollande's ...http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/world/europe/energy-policy-divides-governing-coalition-in-france.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

France seeks ambitious EU carbon cuts

Oman Daily Observer -
PARIS — French President Francois Hollande yesterday called for deeper cuts in European Union carbon dioxide emissions as he sought to put the environment back at the top of the international agenda. Hollande recommended a 40 per cent cut in carbon ...

France's Hollande outlines 'green' energy policy

AFP -
(AFP) – 4 hours ago. PARIS — President Francois Hollande Friday pledged to close France's oldest operational nuclear plant in 2016 and rejected seven proposals for shale gas exploration on health and environment concerns. "The Fessenheim plant which ...

Hollande speeds up Fessenheim closure timetable

euronews -
The French president has said he wants to bring forward the closure date of the country's oldest nuclear power station. Francois Hollande said Fessenheim in eastern France should close at the end of 2016, several months earlier than planned. Last week a ...

Hollande rejects shale gas fracking

Financial Times -
François Hollande has slammed the door on the exploitation of France's big oil and shale gas deposits using “hydraulic fracking”, risking further tensions with business leaders anxious not to lose access to what they see as a potentially vital energy asset.

Hollande outlines green energy policy

Business Recorder (blog) -
PARIS: President Francois Hollande on Friday pledged to close France's oldest operational nuclear plant in 2016 and rejected seven proposals for shale gas exploration on health and environment concerns. "The Fessenheim plant which is the oldest in our ...

France to close oldest nuclear plant end 2016: Hollande

Business Recorder (blog) -
PARIS: France will close its oldest nuclear power plant, Fessenheim, at the end of 2016, President Francois Hollande said on Friday, bringing the closure date forward by a few months. "The Fessenheim power plant will close at the end of 2016, Hollande said, ...

France's Hollande outlines 'green' energy policy

Phys.Org -
Enlarge. French President Francois Hollande waves as he leaves an environmental conference at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France headquarters in Paris. Hollande pledged to close France's oldest operational nuclear plant in 2016 ...

Green R&D: Companies Betting Big On Green Innovation


Posted: 14 Sep 2012 05:34 AM PDT
The Green Transition Scoreboard reports that $241 billion was recently invested in green R&D by large multinationals like Samsung, General Electric, and Nissan and smaller companies like Owens Corning, Cree, and First Solar. Companies around the world are recognizing a tremendous opportunity as we shift from a dirty fossil fuel-based economy into a cleaner, greener future.http://theenergycollective.com/derekwong/113041/green-rd-companies-betting-big-green-innovation?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Nuclear Waste News Update 9/14



Japan works on nuclear waste disposal
Power Engineering Magazine
The Science Council of Japan has expressed concerns about the country's nuclear waste disposal policies. The Science Council advocates keeping radioactive debris from the country's nuclear reactors in "temporary safe storage" sites. The problem within ...
Physicists patent nuclear waste-burning technology
R & D Magazine
Loading... University of Texas at Austin physicists have been awarded a U.S. patent for an invention that could someday be used to turn nuclear waste into fuel, thus removing the most dangerous forms of waste from the fuel cycle. The researchers—Mike ...
Nuclear waste options still open
News & Star
CUMBRIA County Council has moved to counter claims from Copeland MP Jamie Reed that it has ruled out having a nuclear-waste repository in the county. When the Government invited local authorities to 'express an interest' in hosting a repository, ...
Nuclear waste ship leaves Murmansk harbor for good after 20-years of ...
Bellona
If necessary, said Nikitin, this damaged spent fuel could, by special agreement, be stored at Sayda Bay, which traditionally houses irradiated reactor compartments – a very different sort of radioactive waste. The Lepse's bow section is also ...

People urged to say what they think about nuclear dump
News & Star
More than 170 people attended a meeting about plans for a underground radioactive waste repository in West Cumbria. They heard from two professors who have studied the county's geology and claim it is unsuitable for the underground dump. Steven Quas ...
EnergySolutions official bows out of bid for Radiation Control Board seat
Deseret News
This Feb. 8, 2007, file photo, shows a warning sign attached to rail cars containing low-level radioactive waste ready for processing at the EnergySolutions facility, in Clive, Utah. State regulators should stop relying solely on the honor system in ...

Nuclear marsh plan on agenda
Rye and Battle Today
CONTROVERSIAL plans to consider creating a nuclear waste dump under the fields of Rye are to be discussed next Wednesday (September 19) at a crunch meeting. Shepway District Council is currently exploring the possibility of a nuclear disposal facility ...
Lynas left holding the baby
Aliran Monthly
Lynas has now submitted an application to the regulator, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), to import radioactive waste from Malaysia,” an Australian High Commission spokesman told The Malaysian Insider today.

County Taking Nuke Waste, State Get 1st Payments
CBS Local
Andrews County, Nuclear Waste, West Texas. ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — Andrews County and the state have gotten their first payments from the company operating a radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas. Waste Control Specialists spokesman Chuck ...

Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

euronews -
By Karolin Schaps and Henning Gloystein. LONDON (Reuters) – Two of nuclear power's greatest champions dealt the industry a heavy blow on Friday, with Japan deciding to phase out its plants and France confirming plans to cut its heavy reliance on the ...

Japan's 30-year plan to be nuclear-free

The Hindu - ‎‎
Japan has announced plans to end its reliance on nuclear power within 30 years, in a historic policy shift prompted by the triple meltdown at the Fukushima power plant. The move to close all 50 of the country's functioning reactors by around 2040 marks a ...

TEPCO removes lid from No. 4 reactor pressure vessel

The Daily Yomiuri -
TEPCO removes lid from No. 4 reactor pressure vessel. The Yomiuri Shimbun. FUKUSHIMA--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed the lid of the pressure vessel on the top floor of the five-story No. 4 reactor building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...

Future spacecraft could be powered by nuclear waste | TG Daily
The British government is reportedly looking for ways to offset the cost of cleaning up nuclear waste by finding commercial uses for what may be the world's ...
www.tgdaily.com/.../66147-future-spacecraft-could-be-power...
Last voyage for nuclear waste hulk | Barentsobserver
At that time, we were told about the plans to just dig a small ditch into the shores in a bay on Novaya Zemlya and bury the old nuclear waste vessel and just ...
barentsobserver.com/en/.../last-voyage-nuclear-waste-hulk-14-...