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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Secretary Of Defense Carter Presents The DoD Distinguished Public Service Award To Secretary Of Energy Moniz


Secretary Of Defense Carter Presents The DoD Distinguished Public Service Award To Secretary Of Energy Moniz

By By U.S. Department of Energy,   /  Friday, November 25, 2016 10:00 AM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honored Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, the department’s highest civilian honor. Secretary Carter presented the award to Secretary Moniz at a ceremony at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C., in recognition of Secretary Moniz’s leadership

High costs, dead reactor threaten future of Three Mile Island

High costs, dead reactor threaten future of Three Mile Island



http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/11/25/high-costs-dead-reactor-threaten-future-tmi/94225706/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

Thorium: a future option for nuclear?

Thorium: a future option for nuclear?


http://energytransition.de/2016/11/thorium-a-future-option-for-nuclear/

No active fault beneath Bataan nuclear plant, says scientist

No active fault beneath Bataan nuclear plant, says scientist

But UP expert warns plant would end up worse than Fukushima plant if a calamity similar to the 2011 quake-tsunami occurs



http://news.mb.com.ph/2016/11/26/no-active-fault-beneath-bataan-nuclear-plant-says-scientist/

Pilgrim's Progress: Inside the American Nuclear-Waste Crisis

Pilgrim's Progress: Inside the American Nuclear-Waste Crisis


http://www.topix.com/forum/energy/nuclear-energy/TG1ASJ7DT65VM3D5C

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank God for your blessings.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Energy Collective: EU is Losing the Energy Battle with Russia

EU is Losing the Energy Battle with Russia | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Empty Pockets Leave Indian Nuclear Plants Incomplete


Empty Pockets Leave Indian Nuclear Plants Incomplete

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/asia/201611231047759881-india-incomplete-nuclear-plants/

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201611231047759881-india-incomplete-nuclear-plants/

Philippines mulls opening unused Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Philippines mulls opening unused Bataan Nuclear Power Plant


http://www.wortfm.org/philippines-mulls-opening-unused-bataan-nuclear-power-plant/

Vietnam Nuclear Power Program: National Assembly Scraps Atomic Energy Project With Russia, Japan

Vietnam Nuclear Power Program: National Assembly Scraps Atomic Energy Project With Russia, Japan


http://www.ibtimes.com/vietnam-nuclear-power-program-national-assembly-scraps-atomic-energy-project-russia-2450250

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup November 23, 2016


 
 
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Nuclear Roundup
November 23, 2016
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.
Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN13I0VH

Trump, Though Critical of Nuclear Deal, Could Offer Opportunities for Iran

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/middleeast/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-deal.html?_r=0

U.K. Will Seek to Soften Trump Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/u-k-will-seek-to-soften-trump-opposition-to-iran-nuclear-deal

United States

Rep. Joe Wilson asks Speaker Ryan to delay recess until NDAA, MOX funding pass

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/rep-joe-wilson-asks-speaker-ryan-to-delay-recess-until/article_a154db70-b0bb-11e6-8121-f39140770f92.html

NNSA meets with young leaders to discuss nonproliferation

https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/nnsa-meets-young-leaders-discuss-nonproliferation

International

Could Russia's Missile Shield Stop a Nuclear Weapons Attack?

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1730851-can-russia-s-missile-shield-stop-nuke-attack

Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from 'nuclear trains'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-putin-nuclear-train-missiles-tests-success-a7433861.html

Russia Announces The Deployment Of Nuclear-Capable Missiles To Western Europe

http://www.westernjournalism.com/russia-announces-the-deployment-of-nuclear-capable-missiles-to-western-europe/

Russia Has a Fatally Wounded Nuclear Submarine That Could Become an Underwater 'Chernobyl'

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russias-has-fatally-wounded-nuclear-submarine-could-become-18488

South Korea and Japan sign pact to counter North Korea threat

https://www.ft.com/content/88d9a392-b119-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

China’s Abandoned Nuclear City

http://thewire.in/81729/chinas-abandoned-nuclear-city/

India has effective deterrence against Chinese, Pak nukes: Former NSA

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/55581837.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

General Interest

Which Countries Will Get the Bomb?

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/22/nuclear-proliferation-which-countries-will-get-bomb/

Let’s Get a Better Deal on Plutonium Disposition

http://allthingsnuclear.org/elyman/lets-get-a-better-deal-on-plutonium-disposition
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
 
 
Richard C. J. Somerville
“Why is Uncle Pete so stubborn and so resistant to overwhelming scientific evidence?” That's a very good question, and here is the answer. Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a presentation at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ annual dinner, held on November 14 in Chicago.
 
Patricia Lewis, David Livingstone
 
Satellites form the exoskeleton of the world’s critical infrastructure—and they’re seriously vulnerable to cyber attacks.

 
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Lawrence J. Korb, Alan Robock, John Mecklin, Frank von Hippel, Robert Socolow, Sharon Squassoni
 
How can people with true expertise in major global threats help the Trump administration to take actions that protect humanity in the long-term? Science and Security Board member Sharon Squassoni joins in by focusing on the long game, wondering whether the Trump administration could be influenced to reduce rather than increase nuclear risks; climate scientist Robert Socolow believes that climate policy and science itself may be at risk over the next four years, and outlines some actions that will provide the needed counterweight to an administration that so far seems bent on trashing climate science.
 
 
Hua Han, Gregory Kulacki, Rajesh Rajagopalan
 
Rajesh Rajagopalan posts his second installment in our new debate on China's role in the nuclear order by observing that the disconnect between China's stated policy and its actual actions are so divergent that one must ask whether the two are really the same.
 
 
 
Dan Drollette Jr.
 
This week we look at the latest issue of The Economist, which features some of the best analyses of what has happened in the US election — and what it could mean for national security, global warming, the nuclear arms race, and other issues of concern to Bulletin readers.
 
 
 
Emma Hansen, University of Toronto, and Zian (Zane) Liu, UC Berkeley
 
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Congratulations to Richard Garwin on his Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded November 22 by President Barack Obama.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Message from President-Elect Donald J. Trump - YouTube

A Message from President-Elect Donald J. Trump - YouTube

Will San Onofre's waste wind up at Yucca Mountain? - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Will San Onofre's waste wind up at Yucca Mountain? - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Peter Thiel’s Other Hobby is Nuclear Fusion - Bloomberg

Peter Thiel’s Other Hobby is Nuclear Fusion - Bloomberg

Japan Probes Nuclear Cooling System Shutdown After Earthquake - Yahoo Singapore Finance

Japan Probes Nuclear Cooling System Shutdown After Earthquake - Yahoo Singapore Finance

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Nuclear Roundup November 22, 2016


 

Nuclear Roundup
November 22, 2016
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.
Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran begins exporting excess heavy water to comply with nuclear deal

http://www.dw.com/en/iran-begins-exporting-excess-heavy-water-to-comply-with-nuclear-deal/a-36471865

Will the Iran nuclear deal be undone under Trump?

http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2016/11/22/will-iran-nuclear-deal-be-undone-under-trump/

Bolton Hopes Trump Will ‘Abrogate’ Iran Nuclear Deal Soon After Taking Office

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/bolton-hopes-trump-will-abrogate-iran-nuclear-deal-soon-after-taking

Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-admin-covering-key-iran-deal-details-final-days/

United States

Peter Thiel’s Other Hobby is Nuclear Fusion

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/peter-thiel-s-other-hobby-is-nuclear-fusion

UC awards national security lab grants

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-14m-lab-research-grants

GAO Report: DOE Needs to Develop a Comprehensive Policy and Training Program

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-51

Richard L. Garwin Named a Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/richard-l-garwin-named-a-recipient-of-the-presidential-medal-of-freedom-300367199.html

International

China and nonproliferation: Divergence between policy and actions

http://thebulletin.org/nuclear-order-what-role-china/china-and-nonproliferation-divergence-between-policy-and-actions

Can Trump Make a Deal With North Korea?

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/trump-north-korea-deal/508421/

What Does Donald Trump's Victory Mean for Asia?

http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2016/11/what-does-donald-trump-victory-mean-for-asia

N.K. likely to demonstrate capability to range U.S. with nuclear missile during Trump's term: expert

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2016/11/19/39/0401000000AEN20161119000300315F.html

New Russia missiles in Kaliningrad are answer to U.S. shield: lawmaker

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-missiles-kaliningrad-idUSKBN13G0W9

Japan Tsunami Highlights Fukushima Nuclear Plant Vulnerability

http://www.voanews.com/a/japan-tsunami-highlights-fukushima-nuclear-plant-vulnerability/3606693.html

Japan Probes Nuclear Cooling System Shutdown After Earthquake

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/japan-probes-nuclear-cooling-system-shutdown-after-earthquake

India’s no first use policy has served it well, says former national security adviser Shivshankar Menon

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indias-no-first-use-policy-has-served-it-well-says-former-national-security-adviser-Shivshankar-Menon/articleshow/55563562.cms

Policy Roundtable 1-3 on the International Atomic Energy Agency Statute at Sixty

https://issforum.org/roundtables/policy/1-3-IAEA

General Interest

Keep focused on the long game

http://thebulletin.org/commentary/keep-focused-long-game10198

Work on a solution to reduce threat of nuclear weapons

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Work-on-a-solution-to-reduce-threat-of-nuclear-10628883.php
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