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Saturday, November 17, 2012

German Anti-Nuclear Effort Leads to . . Coal

German Anti-Nuclear Effort Leads to . . Coal

William Tucker, Nuclear TH
The word coming out of Germany these days is what everything is going swimmingly with the effort to give up nuclear and transitional to the renewable generation of electricity. "German Power Exports Peak Despite Nuclear Phase-Out," says one headline. "German renewables beat forecast," says a second. "Renewable Climb to 26 Percent of Power" says a third and "Germany Showing Nuclear Shutdown is a Viable Option" a fourth. It's only when you read behind the headlines that you start to see the underside of all...http://www.nucleartownhall.com/blog/william-tucker-the-perils-of-giving-up-nuclear/

Duke Energy Downplays Flooding Risk at Oconee Nuclear Plant

Duke Energy Downplays Flooding Risk at Oconee Nuclear Plant

Of the 34 nuclear facilities from South Carolina to Vermont in Hurricane Sandy's path, 24 continued to operate safely and generate electricity throughout the event. Seven were already shut down for refueling or inspection, and three in New Jersey or New York safely shut down, as designed, because of storm conditions or grid disturbances.Nuclear Energy Institute president and Chief Executive Officer Marvin S. Fertel said, "Hurricane Sandy once again demonstrates the robust construction of nuclear energy facilities, which are built to withstand extreme…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/Duke-Energy-Downplays-Flooding-Risk-at-Oconee-Nuclear-Plant.html

Energy to spare


Energy to spare
The Economist
It now accounts for nearly a fifth of world energy consumption. China may be the world's biggest consumer, but each American burns three and a half times as much as the average Chinese person. Demand has more than doubled since America was last able ...http://www.economist.com/news/business/21566694-america-track-produce-all-energy-it-needs-home-energy-spare

"SMR designs once again a focus at ANS Winter Meeting 2012"


"SMR designs once again a focus at ANS Winter Meeting 2012"

Will Davis reports from the technical sessions at the 2012 ANS Winter Meeting in San Diego -- on Small Modular Reactors, a new approach to nuclear energy

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/11/14/smr-designs-once-again-a-focus-at-ans-winter-meeting-2012/

The Coming of US Energy Independence

The Coming of US Energy Independence

Daniel Yergin contemplates it:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/17/the-coming-of-us-energy-independence.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29

IAEA: Iran ready to boost uranium enrichment

IAEA: Iran ready to boost uranium enrichment

UN's nuclear watchdog says Tehran now capable of significantly expanding uranium enrichment after equipping key plant.http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/201211170442883543.html

Iran Set to Double Nuclear Fuel Capability

Report from U.N. Watchdog Agency Puts Tehran Closer to Producing Enough Enriched Fuel for a Weapon; Worries Over Qom http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578123042469361174.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird


More News On Iran's Nuclear Program

UN Nuclear Agency: Iran Poised to Expand Nuke Work
-- ABC News
Iran ready to double uranium enrichment at Fordo - IAEA -- BBC
IAEA: Iran making steady advances on nuclear program
-- Christian Science Monitor
UN watchdog says Iran still working toward nuclear weapons -- FOX News
IAEA says key Iran nuclear site fully equipped -- AFP
U.N.: Iran ready to double uranium output -- UPI
Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA -- Reuters
U.N. inspectors report worrisome steps in Iran’s nuclear program
-- Washington Post

 

ANS Winter Meeting ends on high note

ANS Winter Meeting ends on high note

Readers of Atomic Power Review likely saw the posts on ANS Nuclear Cafe covering various meeting events, as well as live Twitter commentary on various sessions by the ANS Twitter feed, my own, Steve Skutnik's, and others.  Now that I'm back, regular articles and posts will again appear here at APR.

The last session I attended at the ANS 2012 Winter Meeting was a series of fascinating lectures on various papers covering the FSR molten salt cooled, discrete fuel element reactor concept.  Due to complications, all of the papers (which were co-authored by many graduate students at MIT) were delivered by Charles Forsberg and Edward Blandford.  The concept is not near the hardware stage yet, but a great deal of theoretical work has been done and is underway in a number of quarters.  I found that ending the long week on a forward looking and in ways futuristic manner was quite satisfying - especially since much of my week was devoted to Fukushima Daiichi. 

I'll begin posting again here at APR this week, so keep an eye here and on ANS Nuclear Cafe as well for the Winter Meeting wrap-up.

10:00 AM Eastern 11/17/2012
ATOMIC POWER REVIEW

Interview of M. Birkhofer, Executive Vice President of the Fuel Business Unit, AREVA


Interview of M. Birkhofer, Executive Vice President of the Fuel Business Unit, AREVA

http://www.sfenjg.org/Interview-of-M-Birkhofer-Executive?goback=.gde_49952_member_185380381 

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

Exclusive: Israeli hardliners joke about the periodic need to decimate each new generation of Palestinian militants as “mowing the grass,” a process underway again in new bombardments of Gaza. This ugly metaphor has also penetrated the think-tank world of Official Washington, as ex-CIA analyst Elizabeth Murray learned.

By Elizabeth Murray

Friday, November 16, 2012

20 Months After Nuclear Disaster, Japanese Town Struggles to Rebound

20 Months After Nuclear Disaster, Japanese Town Struggles to Rebound
National Journal
“Nobody knows that it is really safe,” he added, referring to radiation fears following the nuclear accident. “But if we don't hear the children's voices, this town is going to be [a] very lonely, isolated town,” Yamada said. In a nearby elementary ...http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/20-months-after-nuclear-disaster-japanese-town-struggles-to-rebound-20121116

China is expected to field nuclear missiles on a nuclear powered submarine within two years.


China is expected to field nuclear missiles on a nuclear powered submarine within two years.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/11/china-will-field-nuclear-missiles-on.html

India's Kudankulam reactor 1 will start operating in the first week of December


India's Kudankulam reactor 1 will start operating in the first week of December
http://nextbigfuture.com/2012/11/indian-kudankulam-nuclear-power-project.html

The Pentagon Is Greener Than DOE

The Pentagon Is Greener Than DOE

Lachlan Markay, The Foundry
According to a new report on financial waste in the Department of Defense, the Pentagon initiated more renewable energy projects in 2010 "“ the year measured "“ than any other federal agency, including the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those findings are detailed in a report (embedded below) released Thursday by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) highlighting Defense programs that are wasteful, duplicative, or superfluous.http://blog.heritage.org/2012/11/15/pentagon-more-active-in-green-energy-than-the-energy-department/

EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it has not found evidence to support severe economic harm that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2012/11/epa-keeps-renewable-fuels-levels-in-place.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+power-engineering-latest-news-rss+%28Power+Engineering+Latest+News%29

Atlantic Power enters agreement to acquire 1 GW of wind projects Atlantic Power Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Veolia Environnement SA to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ridgeline Energy Holdings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eolfi SA.

Atlantic Power enters agreement to acquire 1 GW of wind projects

Atlantic Power Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Veolia Environnement SA to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ridgeline Energy Holdings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eolfi SA.http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2012/11/atlantic-power-enters-agreement-to-acquire-1-gw-of-wind-projects.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+power-engineering-latest-news-rss+%28Power+Engineering+Latest+News%29

Nuclear power news updates

Germany Abandons Nuclear Power and Lives to Talk About It
Bloomberg
To fully understand the Energiewende, and to anticipate its future twists and turns, it's essential to understand the role Chernobyl played in shaping the German public's view of nuclear power. Take Marianne Störmer, for example, my seatmate on a trip ...
South Korea's commitment to nuclear non-proliferation
The Hill (blog)
Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act requires U.S.-origin nuclear material and technology meet stringent nonproliferation criteria when transferred to a recipient country for nuclear energy uses. With new U.S. appointments and confirmation hearings ...
Nuclear power for peaceful purposes — Is it safe?
Oman Daily Observer
At a time when some countries were trying hard to acquire nuclear power, the Japan nuclear disaster occurred, dampening the ambitions of many of them. Some countries retreated from their efforts while some others insisted on getting it by entering into ...

Al Gore: nuclear power will play 'limited role' in future energy mix
The Guardian
Nuclear power will only play a limited role in the world's energy future because of its "absurdly high" cost, Al Gore said on Thursday. Despite several countries, including the US, UK and China, pushing forward with plans for new nuclear reactors, the ...
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Troubled Neb. nuke plant inches closer to restart
Businessweek
(AP) — The troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is inching closer toward generating power for the first time since April 2011, but federal regulators say the utility still has significant work to do before the plant can restart. The Nuclear ...
John Hayes: 'windfarms will not replace gas or nuclear'
The Guardian
Windfarms are "extremely inefficient and costly" and will not be able to replace gas or nuclear power generation, according to a letter sent by the Conservative energy minister, John Hayes, which reveals the extent of his antipathy to the technology ...

Two Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project activists held
Times of India
TIRUNELVELI: Two more people protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) have been booked under Goondas Act in Tirunelveli district. The police had already detained two people from Kudankulam under Goondas Act a week ago ...
AEHI CEO Don Gillispie Resigns Amid Health Concerns, Replaced by Nuclear ...
Stockhouse
Honeysett is a 30-year veteran of the nuclear industry and began working for AEHI in October 2011. He spent most of his career with Florida Power and Light working in operations at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Jensen Beach, Florida. As a senior ...
Public set to vote on phasing out nuclear power
swissinfo.ch
The Green Party has collected 109,000 signatures in support of a people's initiative that would require caps on the lifetimes of existing nuclear power plants in Switzerland and a ban on the construction of new ones. The initiative was needed to ensure ...

Nuclear energy development in Kenya faces many challenges
Business Daily
While nuclear industry is generally safe, there are unique challenges facing each country with nuclear power plants or those intending to install them. Kenya being at the start of her nuclear programme will be no exception. There are a number of ...

SCANA says SC Summer reactor repair to add two weeks to outage

SCANA says SC Summer reactor repair to add two weeks to outage
Reuters
"The plant is absolutely safe and poses no safety concern to the public," Boomhower said, noting the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which regulates the nuclear power industry, was fully aware of the work SCANA is doing. Boomhower said the ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/utilities-scana-summer-idUSL1E8MG8O120121116

NUKE MATTERS: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima…Plymouth?


NUKE MATTERS: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima…Plymouth?
Wicked Local
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC; the regulatory body that oversees nuclear safety in the U.S.) risk estimates rank Pilgrim second in the nation for likelihood that an earthquake could cause core damage – a risk that has increased 763 percent since ...http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/topstories/x35738056/NUKE-MATTERS-Three-Mile-Island-Chernobyl-Fukushima-Plymouth#axzz2CQBiKlbt

NRC rejects Petition for SONGS Licensing Amendment


NRC Rejects Petition for SONGS Licensing Amendment
Dana Point Times
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected a petition last Thursday by environmental group Friends of the Earth for a license amendment review at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision was made at a public meeting in Rockville, Md.http://www.danapointtimes.com/2012/11/15/nrc-rejects-petition-for-songs-licensing-amendment/

Crack repairs follow Shippingport incident


Crack repairs follow Shippingport incident
Timesonline.com
The flaws were discovered on the plant's steel dome, on the four welded holes where nuclear fuel rods are inserted. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the cracks do not pose a threat the public. SCE&G has told the NRC the utility's repair ...http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/crack-repairs-follow-shippingport-incident/article_9d7999f5-9e5c-5eeb-a482-d266f0494b2c.html

Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Restart Pushed into 2013


Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Restart Pushed into 2013
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Portal (blog)
Facing additional improvements mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the owner of Nebraska's Fort Calhoun nuclear plant has pushed its scheduled restart into the first quarter of 2013. An Omaha Public Power District spokesman told Bloomberg ...http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2012/11/16/ft.-calhoun-nuclear-plant-restart-pushed-into-2013-111601.aspx

Portion of NRC budget covered by licensee fees (90%) must be ...


 
Portion of NRC budget covered by licensee fees (90%) must be ...
By Rod Adams
It is time to remind Congress and the President that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's budget is, by law, almost 90% funded with fees assessed on license.
Atomic Insights

California's energy future: does it include SONGS?


California's energy future: does it include SONGS?
San Jose Mercury News
California has two nuclear power plants: PG&E's Diablo Canyon, located on the San Luis Obispo County coast, and the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente, known as SONGS. SONGS has been around since the late 1960s, and the ...

Social Risk Assessment and Data Mining vs. Good PR planning

Social Risk Assessment and Data Mining vs. Good PR planning
URL: http://deregulatetheatom.com/2012/11/social-risk-assessment-and-data-mining-vs-good-pr-planning/
Summary: The Chinese are trying to deal with expensive protests by trying g to assess the public's feelings through social media.  That bit of news inspired my blog. Why not prevent the protests through education. Take away the root fears and gain public support.

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PennEnergy Video News Update
From the record-setting fine against BP, to the IEA's predictions for the U.S., to the companies selected for a major Afghan exploration project, all of the week's biggest headlines are in the PennEnergy Video News Update.
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BP to pay record $4.5 billion fine for Deepwater Horizon disaster
BP has been levied a record-setting $4.5 billion fine from the Justice Department and the Securities & Exchange Commission for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The Black Swan: Power Generation

The Black Swan: Power Generation
The figures I have found on the internet suggest that 6-8 years is the average length of time that a family occupies the same house and that resonates with my own personal experience. That means that most homeowners would never get their money back from an investment in residential power generation.
Full Articlehttp://www.pennenergy.com/index/blogs/the-black-swan-blog.html?cmpid=EnlWeeklyPetroNovember162012

US Military Invests in Sustainability

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 12:18 PM PST
The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. It seems that the U.S. military realizes that a fossil fuel dependent war machine is vulnerable, they also understand the importance of adopting broader sustainability goals in which environmental security is a key element of national security.http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/144371/us-military-s-investment-sustainability?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

U.S. NRC Blog Update: "Government-to-Government" - Recognizing Tribal Interests

U.S. NRC Blog

“Government-to-Government” — Recognizing Tribal Interests

by Moderator
November is Native American Heritage Month, so it seems a suitable time to highlight the NRC’s current efforts to develop a Tribal Policy Statement and improve our interactions with Native Americans.
Throughout the regulatory process, the NRC works in cooperation with other governmental entities, including federal, state and local governments – and tribes. This cooperation helps to ensure effective communication and to promote greater awareness of the policies, activities and concerns of all parties involved.
Native American tribes have a unique relationship with the NRC and the federal government. There are 566 federally recognized tribes that are “sovereign”— that is, they have the legal authority to govern themselves. As a result, when the NRC meets or consults with tribal representatives, it does so on a “government-to-government” basis, much as it does with the leaders of foreign countries.
The NRC recently published a draft Tribal Protocol Manual to provide more clarity, and to obtain feedback, on how the agency conducts its meetings with tribes. The manual, originally developed as an internal document to provide guidance to NRC staff participating in tribal consultations and interactions, has been published to explain how the NRC conducts these consultations. It will help to create more open and productive working relationships between the NRC and tribal governments. It will also serve as a starting point for the staff to develop a policy statement on tribal consultations.
The manual contains information NRC staff collected from many sources, including Native Americans, NRC staff with experience in interacting with tribes, and other federal agencies with established tribal outreach programs. It will help NRC staff to work more effectively with Native American tribes by providing both sides with a clear roadmap to the regulatory process and the opportunities for interactions within it.
Anyone interested in NRC’s interactions with tribes is invited to comment on the draft and to provide input to the policy statement.
For more information, see the NRC website.
Michelle Ryan
Project Manager
Intergovernmental Liaison Branch

Thorium Molten Salt Reactor News update


Li Qingnuan - Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) Fuel Processing ...
Li Qingnuan discusses "Primary Scenario on Fuel Processing for Thorium Molten Salt ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGTSEJrfDis
Tang Wencai - Off Gas Removal Bypass System for Molten Salt ...
Tang Wencai - Off Gas Removal Bypass System for Molten Salt Reactor @ ... Fa Dan ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvEiOmNJnc

Guo Hong - Thorium in Baotou CANDU-6 @ ThEC12 - YouTube

Guo Hong - Thorium in Baotou CANDU-6 @ ThEC12 - YouTube
Guo Hong of China North Nuclear Fuel Corporation speaks on "Research and Development of Thorium Fuel for CANDU-6 Reactors in Baotou". Presented at ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzbBPAnVaVE

Efficient Water Management in Water Cooled Reactors - IAEA Nuclear Energy Series NP-T-2.6

TEPCO updates on their Safety Action plan...

Ask An Expert - Is Thorium Power The Future Of Energy?

Ask An Expert - Is Thorium Power The Future Of Energy?
RedOrbit
This article is the first in a new series where redOrbit's in-house experts will answer questions submitted by you, the reader. Got a science or space question that's stumping you? Each week we'll select a handful of the wiliest questions you can whip ...

Thorium Molten Salt Reactor News update


Li Qingnuan - Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) Fuel Processing ...
Li Qingnuan discusses "Primary Scenario on Fuel Processing for Thorium Molten Salt ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGTSEJrfDis
Tang Wencai - Off Gas Removal Bypass System for Molten Salt ...
Tang Wencai - Off Gas Removal Bypass System for Molten Salt Reactor @ ... Fa Dan ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvEiOmNJnc

Thomas Hedges on Renewable Energy


Thomas Hedges on Renewable Energy
"How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy" -- There is no debate on climate change in Germany, where architects of the clean energy movement estimate that from 80 percent to 100 percent of the country's electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_germany_is_getting_to_100_percent_renewable_energy_20121115/

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Design Specific Safety Requirements



Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Design Specific Safety Requirements
Series No. SSR-2/1, published Monday, February 20, 2012.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1534_web.pdf

Software for Computer Based Systems Important to Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.1, published Tuesday, November 14, 2000.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1095_scr.pdf

Instrumentation and Control Systems Important to Safety in Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.3, published Friday, March 29, 2002.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1116_scr.pdf

Design of Fuel Handling and Storage Systems in Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.4, published Friday, August 08, 2003.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1156_web.pdf

External Events Excluding Earthquakes in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.5, published Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1159_web.pdf

Seismic Design and Qualification for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.6, published Monday, October 20, 2003.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1158_web.pdf

Protection Against Internal Fires and Explosions in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.7, published Thursday, September 02, 2004.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1186_web.pdf

Design of Emergency Power Systems for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.8, published Wednesday, September 01, 2004.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1188_web.pdf

Design of the Reactor Coolant System and Associated Systems in Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.9, published Thursday, September 23, 2004.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1187_web.pdf

Design of Reactor Containment Systems for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.10, published Wednesday, September 22, 2004.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1189_web.pdf

Protection against Internal Hazards other than Fires and Explosions in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide Series No. NS-G-1.11, published Monday, October 04, 2004.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1191_web.pdf

Design of the Reactor Core for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.12, published Thursday, May 26, 2005.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1221_web.pdf

Radiation Protection Aspects of Design for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Guide
Series No. NS-G-1.13, published Friday, December 09, 2005.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1233_web.pdf

Deterministic Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants Specific Safety Guide
Series No. SSG-2, published Tuesday, January 05, 2010.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1428_web.pdf

Development and Application of Level 1 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants Specific Safety Guide
Series No. SSG-3, published Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1430_web.pdf

Development and Application of Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants Specific Safety Guide
Series No. SSG-4, published Tuesday, May 25, 2010.
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1443_web.pdf 

Fukushima Upadte 11/16

Here are the topic summaries for today's Fukushima commentary and updates. Please click the link for the full reports.
 
Commentary - Japanese Press Promotes Wide-spread Distrust
The Japanese Press refuses to give Tepco credit for learning from the past and bringing themselves to a level of acceptable informational transparency. Why does the Press in Japan continue to promote unrestricted cynicism and conveniently ignore what seems to be quite obvious? Continuing to promote unmitigated distrust towards Tepco is a disservice to the Japanese people.
 
Now for some some updates - A nation-wide group of 13,000 citizens have submitted a criminal complaint against Tepco and the now-defunct Nuclear Safety Commission... Forty-one people evacuated from within 30 kilometers of F. Daiichi are jointly suing Tepco for about $25 million... The lead story across Japan is Prime Minister Noda’s dissolution of the Diet’s Lower House (House of Representatives)... Tepco is putting together plans to build a sealed outer structure around F. Daiichi unit #3... Tepco’s deputy site manager for the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, Shiro Arai, says “It is too premature to talk about when [our] reactor restarts will happen,” because of the need to meet Tokyo's post-Fukushima mandates concerning safety.
 

Shale Oil Will Boost U.S. Production, But It Won’t Bring Energy Independence

Shale Oil Will Boost U.S. Production, But It Won’t Bring Energy Independence

New York utility firms subpoenaed by prosecutor in Sandy inquiry


 
 
New York utility firms subpoenaed by prosecutor in Sandy inquiry
 
The subpoena asks how well the utilities prepared for the storm. http://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-york-utility-firms-subpoenaed-by-prosecutor-in-sandy-inquiry/73993/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547&utm_content=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547+CID_197aa2afa947a747b2a90acea5e83a67&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=New%20York%20utility%20firms%20subpoenaed%20by%20prosecutor%20in%20Sandy%20inquiry

Sandy Strikes Manhattan: Even Smart Grid Didn’t Keep the Lights On


 
 
Sandy Strikes Manhattan: Even Smart Grid Didn’t Keep the Lights On http://www.utilitydive.com/news/sandy-strikes-manhattan-even-smart-grid-didnt-keep-the-lights-on/73078/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547&utm_content=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547+CID_197aa2afa947a747b2a90acea5e83a67&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=Sandy%20Strikes%20Manhattan%20Even%20Smart%20Grid%20Didnt%20Keep%20the%20Lights%20On

Post-Sandy: Thinking The Uthinkable In Energy Infrastructure

Post-Sandy: Thinking The Uthinkable In Energy Infrastructure http://www.utilitydive.com/news/post-sandy-thinking-the-uthinkable-in-energy-infrastructure/73087/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547&utm_content=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-16+091507481547+CID_197aa2afa947a747b2a90acea5e83a67&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=Post-Sandy%20Thinking%20The%20Uthinkable%20In%20Energy%20Infrastructure

ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinee: The Radioactive Orchestra

ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinee: The Radioactive Orchestra

By pbowersox on Nov 16, 2012 01:00 am

With the 2012 ANS Winter Meeting wrapping up in San Diego, a musical tribute to the nuclear sciences and technologies – and now, the nuclear arts! — is in order. In this excellent TEDx presentation, media artist Kristofer Hagbard talks about making a musical … Continue reading
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November edition of ANS journal Nuclear Technology is available

By rmichal on Nov 15, 2012 02:00 pm

The ANS Winter Meeting is focused on progress in nuclear technology. Keep up-to-date year round with the ANS technical journal Nuclear Technology (NT).  The November 2012 edition is available electronically and in hard copy for American Nuclear Society member subscribers and others. … Continue reading
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