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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tepco's Fukushima: the most expensive industrial accident in history | Asia Times

Tepco's Fukushima: the most expensive industrial accident in history | Asia Times

Why American Nuclear Exporters Need the Ex-Im Bank - Nuclear Energy Institute

Why American Nuclear Exporters Need the Ex-Im Bank - Nuclear Energy Institute

Congress Moving on Nuclear Options: The State of Play on Advanced Reactor Bills | American Institute of Physics

Congress Moving on Nuclear Options: The State of Play on Advanced Reactor Bills | American Institute of Physics

The Subtle Art of Watching North Korea Build Nukes | WIRED

The Subtle Art of Watching North Korea Build Nukes | WIRED

Poland starts environmental survey for first reactors

Poland starts environmental survey for first reactors

Fuel loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

Fuel loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup April 7, 2017


Nuclear Roundup
April 7, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Subcommittee Weighs Iran's Nuclear Threat

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-04-06/subcommittee-weighs-irans-nuclear-threat

House Hearing: ASSESSING THE IRAN DEAL

https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/assessing-iran-deal/

United States

Senate Hearing: United States Southern Command and United States Northern Command

https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/17-04-06-united-states-southern-command-and-united-states-northern-command

Future of DOE heavy water supply still uncertain

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/04/07/future-doe-heavy-water-supply-still-uncertain/99866310/

International

Tillerson to Chair UN Meeting on North Korea Nuclear Tests

http://www.voanews.com/a/rex-tillerson-chair-un-meeting-north-korea-nuclear-tests/3794712.html

Groundhog Day: Activity Continues at North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

http://38north.org/2017/04/punggye040617/

North Korea Has Nuclear Weapons So It Won't End Up Like Libya

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/north-korea-has-nuclear-weapons-so-it-wont-end-libya-20060

South Korea urges int’l support vs North Korea’s nuclear weapons

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/887363/south-korean-exec-calls-for-support-vs-north-koreas-nuclear-weapons#ixzz4dZRVe9lI

Win-Win Steps to Prevent a New Korean War

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2017-04-06/win-win-steps-to-work-with-china-to-prevent-a-war-with-north-korea

The US can't defend against Russia's newest cruise missiles — so it may have to try offense instead

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-inf-cruise-missile-us-no-defense-offense-2017-4

Sen. Tom Cotton: Russia has subverted our treaty on cruise missiles for years. It’s time to act

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-tom-cotton-russia-has-subverted-our-treaty-on-cruise-missiles-for-years-its-time-to-act

Russia unveils Kazan nuclear sub, a powerful new weapon in its naval arsenal

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/russia-bolsters-naval-arsenal-unveils-its-most-powerful-nuclear-sub-ever.html

Russian sub causing nuclear headache in Denmark

http://cphpost.dk/general/russian-sub-causing-nuclear-headache-in-denmark.html

Georgia: Inside the Uranium Underworld: Dark Secrets, Dirty Bombs

http://time.com/4728293/uranium-underworld-dark-secrets-dirty-bombs/

Ex-CIA Director Woolsey: Strike Iran's Nukes in Syrian Response

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/nuclear-weapons-strike-CIA/2017/04/06/id/783020/

Hungary, Iran eye nuclear research cooperation

http://bbj.hu/economy/hungary-iran-eye-nuclear-research-cooperation_131300

The conundrum of disarmament

http://nation.com.pk/columns/07-Apr-2017/the-conundrum-of-disarmament

General Interest

Putting the nonproliferation back in the NPT

http://thebulletin.org/putting-nonproliferation-back-npt10678

What does “nuclear terrorism” really mean?

http://thebulletin.org/what-does-nuclear-terrorism-really-mean9309
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Friday, April 7, 2017

New Mexico, Texas seek licenses to store spent nuclear fuel

New Mexico, Texas seek licenses to store spent nuclear fuel


https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/apr/05/new-mexico-texas-seek-licenses-to-store-spent-nucl/

$6B Cost Estimate Increase Imperils U.S. Nuclear Projects

$6B Cost Estimate Increase Imperils U.S. Nuclear Projects

Westinghouse Electric Co.’s bankruptcy filing over estimated cost increases causes utility owners to reassess projects



http://www.enr.com/articles/41794-6b-cost-estimate-increase-imperils-us-nuclear-projects

Russia hands over responsibility for Kudankulam 1

Russia hands over responsibility for Kudankulam 1

06 April 2017
Russia's ASE Group and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) have announced the "final acceptance" of unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The two sides signed a joint statement yesterday confirming that ASE had met its contractual obligations to its customer for the Kudankulam 1 construction project.


http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Russia-hands-over-responsibility-for-Kudankulam-1-06041701.html

A Billion Miles Under Nuclear Energy

A Billion Miles Under Nuclear Energy


http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-billion-miles-under-nuclear-energy.html

Nuclear News Roundup Apr 06, 2017

Nuclear News Roundup Apr 06, 2017


http://nucleotidings.com/article/nuclear-news-roundup-apr-06-2017

Nuclear Reactors 275 - Generation Atomic Releases Atomic Action App To Gamify Advocacy Of Nuclear Power

Nuclear Reactors 275 - Generation Atomic Releases Atomic Action App To Gamify Advocacy Of Nuclear Power

Nuclear Reactors 275 - Generation Atomic Releases Atomic Action App To Gamify Advocacy Of Nuclear Power



http://nucleotidings.com/article/nuclear-reactors-275-generation-atomic-releases-atomic-action-app-gamify-advocacy-nuclear

92 percent in UAE back nuclear energy program: Poll

92 percent in UAE back nuclear energy program: Poll



http://www.albawaba.com/business/92-percent-uae-back-nuclear-energy-program-poll-959798

New nuclear power deals with Kenya

 

New nuclear power deals with Kenya

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0406/c90000-9199464.html

Here’s How Trump Could Try To Solve The US Nuclear Waste Problem


Here’s How Trump Could Try To Solve The US Nuclear Waste Problem

Photo of Andrew Follett

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/06/heres-how-trump-could-try-to-solve-the-us-nuclear-waste-problem/

IAEA and WANO agree to closer ties


IAEA and WANO agree to closer ties

07 April 2017
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) have agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen nuclear operational safety and to support countries that are planning or considering launching nuclear power programs.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-IAEA-and-WANO-agree-to-closer-ties-0704177.html

EDF Delays Plans To Shut Down Fessenheim Nuclear Station

 

EDF Delays Plans To Shut Down Fessenheim Nuclear Station

http://www.nucnet.org/all-the-news/2017/04/07/edf-delays-plans-to-shut-down-fessenheim-nuclear-station

Green Power: Wave of the Future



Green Power: Wave of the Future
Fran├žoise d’Estais, Angus McCrone & Ulf Moslener
The price of renewable energy — especially solar power — continues to tumble, and the result is more green power generating capacity for fewer dollars. That’s the bottom line message from the latest figures on world investment in clean technologies. In 2016, record levels of new ... MORE > > http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/green-power-wave-of-the-future/

IAEA: Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates

Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates

On 3 April 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the seawater monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during March, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of March. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 23 March 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the progress of investigation inside Unit 1 PCV at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan. The full report is here.

The Japanese Government has provided the IAEA with a report that summarizes the events and highlights the progress related to recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The IAEA provided its assessments, which are contained in full at the end of the report.
The IAEA acknowledges further progress with the freezing of the land-side impermeable wall and, in combination with the sub-drain and groundwater drain systems operation, its effect on decreasing the volume of ingress groundwater. The IAEA encourages continuation of these efforts for contaminated water management.
The IAEA notes the progress made in the investigation of damaged fuel and fuel debris inside the PCVs. The investigation will allow the operator to plan for future activities needed to remove fuel and fuel debris.
The IAEA acknowledges further progress in the preparatory activities towards the removal of spent fuel from storage pools of the reactor buildings.
The IAEA acknowledges the efforts and the progress in the decontamination works both in the SDA and ICSA. Efforts to reduce the amounts of contaminated soil to be disposed of are encouraged and discussions with stakeholders to find appropriate options for soil recycling are noted as a positive action.
Based on the information that has been provided, the IAEA acknowledges that on-site monitoring results remain stable. Extensive decontamination efforts and the decay of the radionuclides contributed to the decrease of air dose rates within the 20 km zone.
The IAEA takes note of the decisions to lift the evacuation orders and the preparation for the return of residents, which indicate Japan's continued efforts towards the recovery of the areas affected by the accident. As mentioned in a previous report in August 2016, the IAEA encourages Japan to continue its monitoring of radiation exposure doses of the residents and the continued provision of practical measures of radiation protection (e.g. measurement of individual doses, health care and consultations) for people returning to previously evacuated areas.
The IAEA acknowledges the availability of data related to the occupational radiation protection of workers involved with on-site and off-site decontamination and remediation activities.
Based on the information provided by Japan, no significant changes were observed in the monitoring results for seawater, sediment and marine biota during the period covered by this report. The levels measured by Japan in the marine environment are low and relatively stable. For the purpose of public reassurance, the IAEA encourages continuation of sea area monitoring, particularly considering the ongoing authorized discharges of treated and monitored groundwater into the ocean.

On 1 March 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the seawater monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during February, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of February. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 16 February 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the progress of investigation inside Unit 2 PCV at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan. The full report is here.


On 1 February 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the seawater monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during January, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of January. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 4 January 2017, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the seawater monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during December, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of December. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 1 December 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the seawater monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during November, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international Missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of November. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

The Japanese Government has provided the IAEA with a report that summarizes the events and highlights the progress related to recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The IAEA provided its assessments, which are contained in full at the end of the report.
The IAEA acknowledges further progress towards the full operation of the Frozen Soil Wall and the results achieved by the operation of the sub-drain and groundwater drain systems. The IAEA notes the importance of the monitoring of changes of earth temperature and groundwater levels for assessing the effect of the overall countermeasures against the groundwater issues.
The progress made in preparing for the removal of fuel from the spent fuel pool of Unit 1 has been noted, including the measures that have been implemented to reduce the potential for the spread of contamination during the fuel removal activities.
The IAEA also notes that no significant changes were observed in the monitoring results for seawater, sediment and marine biota during the period from August 2016 until the end of September 2016. The levels measured by Japan in the marine environment are low and relatively stable. For the purpose of public reassurance, the IAEA encourages continuation of sea area monitoring, particularly considering the ongoing authorized discharges of treated and monitored groundwater into the ocean.
The IAEA considers that the extensive data quality assurance programme helps to ensure that stakeholders can be confident of the accuracy and quality of the sea area monitoring data. The IAEA continues to assist the Government of Japan in ensuring that the regularly updated Sea Area Monitoring Plan is comprehensive, credible and transparent. A proficiency test and two inter-laboratory comparison exercises are organized annually to test the sampling and analytical performance of the Japanese laboratories for the analysis of radioactivity concentration in seawater, sediment and marine organisms. The results of the fifth inter-laboratory comparison exercise study are currently being analysed while a sixth inter-laboratory comparison exercise study is being planned. A third proficiency test started in September 2016, which includes the analysis of radioactivity concentration in seawater.
Experts from the IAEA will visit Japan from 14 to 18 November 2016 to collect water and fish samples from coastal waters off Fukushima Prefecture to support the quality assurance of radioactivity data collection and analysis by the responsible authorities in Japan (https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/mediaadvisories/sixth-iaea-mission-to-collect-marine-samples-from-coastal-waters-off-fukushima-prefecture).

On 1 November 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during October, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of October. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 3 October 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during September, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all international missions in Japan.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of September. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

The Japanese Government has provided the IAEA with a report that summarizes the events and highlights the progress related to recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The IAEA provided its assessments, which are contained in full at the end of the report.
In this assessment, the IAEA acknowledges the results of the investigation of the fuel debris location in the Unit 2 reactor, by applying the muons transmission method, and that they contribute to further assessment of the conditions inside the Unit 2 reactor and to developing an effective approach for the removal of fuel debris.
Regarding the Frozen Soil Wall, the IAEA notes that the established continuous monitoring of the changes of the earth temperature and groundwater levels is essential for assessing the effect of the overall countermeasures against the groundwater issues.
In addition, the IAEA assessment acknowledges that the lifting of the evacuation orders indicates Japan's efforts with regard to the environmental remediation and recovery activities in the areas affected by the accident. The IAEA encourages Japan to continue these efforts and its monitoring of radiation exposure doses of the residents and the provision of practical measures of radiation protection (e.g. measurement of individual doses, health care and consultations) for people returning to previously evacuated areas.
The IAEA also acknowledges that no significant changes were observed in the monitoring results for seawater, sediment and marine biota during the period from May 2016 to July 2016. The levels measured by Japan in the marine environment are low and relatively stable. For the purpose of public reassurance, the IAEA encourages continuation of sea area monitoring, particularly considering the ongoing authorized discharges of treated and monitored groundwater into the ocean.
The IAEA considers that the extensive data quality assurance programme helps to ensure that stakeholders can be confident of the accuracy and quality of the sea area monitoring data. The IAEA continues to assist the Government of Japan in ensuring that the regularly updated Sea Area Monitoring Plan is comprehensive, credible and transparent. A proficiency test and two inter-laboratory comparison exercises are organized annually to test the sampling and analytical performance of the Japanese laboratories for the determination of radionuclides in seawater, sediment and marine organisms. A fifth inter-laboratory comparison exercise study is currently underway and includes the analysis of the radioactivity concentration in seawater and marine sediment. A third proficiency test will start in September 2016 and includes the analysis of radioactivity concentration in seawater.

On 1 September 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during August, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of August. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 1 August 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during July, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of July. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 4 July 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during June, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of June. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 3 June 2016, the Tritiated Water Task Force has announced the release of a report as well as an outline of the report that presents the results of technical evaluations conducted by the Tritiated Water Task at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
The Tritiated Water Task Force is an expert’s group established under the governmental Committee on Contaminated Water Countermeasures to examine and consider various options for the handling of contaminated water in the site containing radioactive hydrogen (tritium).
As the current Multi-nuclide removal equipment installed at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is not technically capable of removing tritium, the treated contaminated water still contains tritium and is stored within the Fukushima Daiichi site. The report evaluates various options regarding the handling of this tritiated water.
The full text (in Japanese only) of the outline of the report is available on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (see here).

The Japanese Government has provided the IAEA with a report that summarizes the events and highlights the progress related to recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The IAEA provided its assessments, which are contained in full at the end of the report.
In this assessment, the IAEA acknowledges further progress toward the achievement of a sustainable situation regarding groundwater and contaminated water issues, including the commencement of the freezing of the major part of the land-side impermeable wall (started in March 2016). Other technical measures, such as the completion of the separation of Unit 1 turbine building from the circulation water injection line, also demonstrate progress in water management. These activities, as well as the ground water bypass and drain pumping, indicate effective implementation of the overall water management strategy.
In addition, the IAEA assessment states that no significant changes were observed in the monitoring results for seawater, sediment and marine biota during the period from February 2016 to April 2016. The levels measured by Japan in the marine environment are low and stable. For the purpose of public reassurance, the IAEA encourages continuation of sea area monitoring, particularly considering the ongoing authorized discharges of treated and monitored groundwater into the ocean.
The IAEA continues to assist the Government of Japan in ensuring that the regularly updated Sea Area Monitoring Plan is comprehensive, credible and transparent. A proficiency test and two inter-laboratory comparison exercises are organized annually to test the sampling and analytical performance of the Japanese laboratories for the analysis of radionuclides in seawater, sediment and marine organisms. A fifth inter-laboratory comparison exercise study is currently underway and includes the analysis of the levels of radionuclides in seawater and marine sediment. The results of the first four inter-laboratory comparison exercise studies (organised in 2014–2015) were presented in an IAEA progress report released in April 2016. The report indicated that the participating Japanese laboratories produced reliable data on the level of radionuclides in seawater, sediment and fish samples collected near Fukushima (see here).
The IAEA considers that the extensive data quality assurance programme helps to ensure that stakeholders can be confident of the accuracy and quality of the sea area monitoring data.

On 1 June 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during May, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of May. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 2 May 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during April, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of April. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

On 1 April 2016, Japan provided the IAEA with a copy of a report on the discharge record and the sea water monitoring results at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during March, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent to all missions in Tokyo.
The report contains information on discharges from the subdrain and groundwater drain systems, as well as on groundwater bypassing conducted during the month of March. In both cases, in advance of the action, TEPCO analyzes the quality of the groundwater to be discharged and announces the results. These results confirm that the radiation level of sampled water are substantially below the operational targets set by TEPCO.

China offered a compromise on the nuclear program of the DPRK

China offered a compromise on the nuclear program of the DPRK

IAEA and WANO Strengthen Cooperation to Increase Nuclear Safety

IAEA and WANO Strengthen Cooperation to Increase Nuclear Safety

EDF board defy French government on nuclear plant closure - Power Engineering International

EDF board defy French government on nuclear plant closure - Power Engineering International

Could World War 3 really happen? How chemical warfare and nuclear weapons could lead to the Apocalypse

Could World War 3 really happen? How chemical warfare and nuclear weapons could lead to the Apocalypse

Historic and forecast Uranium Mining production and price data to 2020 - EIN News

Historic and forecast Uranium Mining production and price data to 2020 - EIN News

Information about global uranium resources by country, by major operating mines and uranium grade - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Information about global uranium resources by country, by major operating mines and uranium grade - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

CGN’s nuclear technologies now the highlight of China’s manufacturing industry

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Nations have a moral duty to destroy nuclear weapons

Nations have a moral duty to destroy nuclear weapons

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Our Nuclear Folly

Our Nuclear Folly

PacifiCorp to Build Over 3 GW of Wind and Solar

PacifiCorp to Build Over 3 GW of Wind and Solar

Power Engineering Newscast for April 6, 2017

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Webinar: Fortum, SOGIN and IAEA discuss decommissioning and waste management opportunities



Webinar: Fortum, SOGIN and IAEA discuss decommissioning and waste management opportunities
 
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Good morning,

With over 40,000m3 radioactive waste being produced annually in Europe, and an estimated £118 billion deficit in decommissioning trust funds, extensive plans for reactor retirement are becoming increasingly critical.

Join our executive speakers from the IAEA, Fortum and SOGIN on Thursday 13th April (8.30am BST) for the ‘Future of Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management – Webinar’.

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3 key focuses:

• Decommissioning & waste management experiences to date: how lessons learned will impact future decommissioning strategy and how the increased demand for decommissioning is being addressed internationally

• Public acceptance of radioactive waste: increase public acceptance for waste disposal and recognise the pioneering work taking place in Finland to dispose of spent fuel

• Integrating the planning of decommissioning & waste stream management: how safety and cost-effectiveness is being optimised in the transition from operations to decommissioning throughout Europe

Any questions please let me know,

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017


10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them right now.

https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change


Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

$subtitles.get($x) For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at talks between the leaders of the United States and China. … Continue Reading http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2017/04/coal-news-trump-boosts-coal-as-china-takes-the-lead-on-climate-change.html?cmpid=enl_pennenergy_pennenergyweeklypowerupdates_2017-04-07&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1717875

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Friday, April 7, 2017



Friday, April 7, 2017

 
Sharon Burke, Danny Cullenward, Alice Hill, John P. Holdren, Roger Pielke, Jr., Raymond Pierrehumbert, Steven W. Running, Richard Somerville, David Titley, Kevin Trenberth
 
President Donald Trump’s March 28 Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth is but the latest in a series of rollbacks intended to dismantle the Obama administration's climate change policies. Read the new commentaries on how those changes will affect everything from climate mitigation to national security.
 
 
 
Tim Wright, Ray Acheson
 
Disagreements arose during the week of negotiations at UN headquarters, where over 130 countries gathered to discuss a nuclear weapons ban. But Tim Wright believes believes a treaty will be reached by July. Catch up on the week of negotiations, and be sure to read Ray Acheson's post on what will be in the ban.

 
More people are spending more time on our site than ever before. To continue to provide valuable information, and ensure we are there for decision makers when they call seeking expertise, we need your support more than ever.
 
 
 
 
Victor Gilinsky, Henry Sokolski
 
The Non-Proliferation Treaty needs our help to sustain its principal function—barring the way to more nuclear weapons countries—because it has been getting watered it down.
 
 
 
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In this new Voices of Tomorrow essay, a young particle physicist explains why she changed her mind about the March for Science.
 

 
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