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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge Caveat

Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge Caveat

A new study suggests we could tap into natural evaporation for a huge part of our energy needs, but it would come at a high cost to our freshwater resources.



https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608949/evaporation-engines-could-produce-more-power-than-coal-with-a-huge-caveat/?set=&utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=742f07b85d-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-742f07b85d-153856085&mc_cid=742f07b85d&mc_eid=e25735476a

Small Reactors Could Kick-Start the Stalled Nuclear Sector


Small Reactors Could Kick-Start the Stalled Nuclear Sector

NuScale is on track to build the first commercial small modular reactors in the United States.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608271/small-reactors-could-kick-start-the-stalled-nuclear-sector/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=742f07b85d-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-742f07b85d-153856085&mc_cid=742f07b85d&mc_eid=e25735476a

Hanford and Yucca Mountain – an environmental imperative or status quo? | The Olympian

Hanford and Yucca Mountain – an environmental imperative or status quo? | The Olympian

US Energy: Which Way the Wind Blows - The Globalist

US Energy: Which Way the Wind Blows - The Globalist

The State of European Wind - The Globalist

The State of European Wind - The Globalist

(14) NRC'S PRINCIPLES OF GOOD REGULATION - TODAY - YouTube

(14) NRC'S PRINCIPLES OF GOOD REGULATION - TODAY - YouTube

Massive Pennsylvania Gas Leak Proves Industry Requires More Oversight - The Energy Collective

Massive Pennsylvania Gas Leak Proves Industry Requires More Oversight - The Energy Collective

Palisades Nuclear Plant Will Continue Operating Through 2022 Neighbors Ecstatic

Palisades Nuclear Plant Will Continue Operating Through 2022 Neighbors Ecstatic

Nuclear Power: Water may have leaked at Fukushima due to gauge errors

Nuclear Power: Water may have leaked at Fukushima due to gauge errors

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Radioactive Water May Have Been Leaking From Reactors for Months

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Radioactive Water May Have Been Leaking From Reactors for Months

Radioactive Water Reportedly Leaking From Japanese Power Plant | One America News Network

Radioactive Water Reportedly Leaking From Japanese Power Plant | One America News Network

Botched Gauges Mean Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima - Sputnik International

Botched Gauges Mean Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima - Sputnik International

No joke: Despite the evidence, nuclear power declared safe:The Asahi Shimbun

No joke: Despite the evidence, nuclear power declared safe:The Asahi Shimbun

What Coal-Burning Plants Are Doing To The Environment - Press Release - Digital Journal

What Coal-Burning Plants Are Doing To The Environment - Press Release - Digital Journal

Natural gas causing coal, nuclear shutdowns, gov. report says - Axios

Natural gas causing coal, nuclear shutdowns, gov. report says - Axios

DOE to FERC: Force Competitive Markets to Value Coal and Nuclear Resiliency, Reliability Attributes

DOE to FERC: Force Competitive Markets to Value Coal and Nuclear Resiliency, Reliability Attributes

White House pushes for 'cost recovery' for ailing baseload plants | Recharge

White House pushes for 'cost recovery' for ailing baseload plants | Recharge

An Obscure Statute Is Helping Trump Save U.S. Coal, Nuclear - Bloomberg

An Obscure Statute Is Helping Trump Save U.S. Coal, Nuclear - Bloomberg

Costs and Climate Be Damned, Rick Perry Seeks to Prop Up Coal, Nuclear Plants | Common Dreams

Costs and Climate Be Damned, Rick Perry Seeks to Prop Up Coal, Nuclear Plants | Common Dreams

DOE Proposes Outrageous, Massive Coal and Nuclear Bailout

DOE Proposes Outrageous, Massive Coal and Nuclear Bailout

Trump and the end of Obama's bitter 'war on coal' | TheHill

Trump and the end of Obama's bitter 'war on coal' | TheHill

Perry urges FERC to adopt pricing rule benefiting coal, nuclear power - Electric Light & Power

Perry urges FERC to adopt pricing rule benefiting coal, nuclear power - Electric Light & Power

Energy Dept proposes power pricing that may boost coal, nuclear plants

Energy Dept proposes power pricing that may boost coal, nuclear plants

NRC Renews South Texas Project Nuclear Operating License - Power Engineering

NRC Renews South Texas Project Nuclear Operating License - Power Engineering

NRDC Analysis: Nuclear Energy and a Safer Climate Future | NRDC

NRDC Analysis: Nuclear Energy and a Safer Climate Future | NRDC

Twin Nuclear Plants In Georgia Get $3.7 Billion Lifeline | OilPrice.com

Twin Nuclear Plants In Georgia Get $3.7 Billion Lifeline | OilPrice.com

DOE Offers Another $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Project

DOE Offers Another $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Project

Threatened Solyndra Loan Program Gets Boost From Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg

Threatened Solyndra Loan Program Gets Boost From Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg

Federal govt shows support for Georgia nuclear plant project - LA Times

Federal govt shows support for Georgia nuclear plant project - LA Times

U.S. offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees | Business | stltoday.com

U.S. offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees | Business | stltoday.com

nuclear power plant: India plays major role in nuclear plant in Bangladesh - The Economic Times

nuclear power plant: India plays major role in nuclear plant in Bangladesh - The Economic Times

China’s Wind Investment


China’s Wind Investment

At home and abroad, China dominates wind energy production.

https://www.theglobalist.com/wind-power-china-united-states-energy/

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Need For Missile Defense | Hoover Institution

The Need For Missile Defense | Hoover Institution

Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency | Department of Energy

Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency | Department of Energy

Nuclear Power Technology Global Market Outlook 2017 Analysis,... - 9D Research Group

Nuclear Power Technology Global Market Outlook 2017 Analysis,... - 9D Research Group

No decision on new CEO of failed nuclear project's co-owner | The Sacramento Bee

No decision on new CEO of failed nuclear project's co-owner | The Sacramento Bee

Hiding in Plain View: North Korean Nuclear Intentions | SLDInfo

Hiding in Plain View: North Korean Nuclear Intentions | SLDInfo

Global Nuclear Battery Sales Market Report 2017: By Product, Application, Manufacturer, Sales and Segmentation- GlobalQYResearch


Global Nuclear Battery Sales Market Report 2017: By Product, Application, Manufacturer, Sales and Segmentation- GlobalQYResearch


http://www.mynewsdesk.com/us/chemicalgqyr/pressreleases/global-nuclear-battery-sales-market-report-2017-by-product-application-manufacturer-sales-and-segmentation-globalqyresearch-2183110?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Alert&utm_content=pressrelease

Nuclear weapons: how we learned to stop worrying – until now

Nuclear weapons: how we learned to stop worrying – until now

Alarming graphic predicts radioactive aftermath of N. Korean nuclear launch — RT News

Alarming graphic predicts radioactive aftermath of N. Korean nuclear launch — RT News

Nuclear Air Filtration Market - openPR

Nuclear Air Filtration Market - openPR

Summer Settlement Agreement Sold, Still No Buyer for Stalled Expansion - Power Engineering

Summer Settlement Agreement Sold, Still No Buyer for Stalled Expansion - Power Engineering

Palisades Nuclear Granted Reprieve Until 2022 - Power Engineering

Palisades Nuclear Granted Reprieve Until 2022 - Power Engineering

Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

If North Korea Fires an ICBM, the US Might Have to Shoot It Down Over Russia - Defense One

If North Korea Fires an ICBM, the US Might Have to Shoot It Down Over Russia - Defense One

The effects of a single terrorist nuclear bomb | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The effects of a single terrorist nuclear bomb | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Locating Fuel Debris inside the Unit 3 Reactor Using a Muon Measurement Technology at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - handouts_170928_01-e.pdf

Locating Fuel Debris inside the Unit 3 Reactor Using a Muon Measurement Technology at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - handouts_170928_01-e.pdf

Fukushima unit #3 muon imaging update

Today's Tepco Press handout of unit #3 muon imaging shows the possibility of partial melt-through of the RPV. Tepco says as much as 50% of the corium from the core area and bottom of the RPV may have escaped the RPV’s bottom head. Of the 210 tons of fuel bundles (160 tons), control rods (15 tone), and structural materials (35 tons) in the core before the accident, there is only about 30 tons remaining. Where there was about 35 tons of control rod drive mechanisms in the bottom head before 3/11/11, about 90 tons of collected material is indicated by the muon scan. This suggests that 125 tons of corium (admixed, formerly-molten debris) may have exited the RPV bottom head. The July 22nd submersible robotic investigation showed considerable debris collected inside the pedestal, but little or no compromise of both the RPV bottom head and the Control Rod Drive Mechanisms that protrude from the bottom head. It then seemed that much, if not most of the corium remains inside the protruding CRDMs. However, the 9/29/17 Tepco Press handout indicates that all of that corium exited the RPV and is now collected in the bottom of the pedestal.

https://www4.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2017/images/handouts_170928_01-e.pdf

Leslie Corrice

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup September 29, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
September 29, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

IAEA: Jury out on North Korea H-bomb test

http://www.dw.com/en/iaea-jury-out-on-north-korea-h-bomb-test/a-40739396

Tillerson Heads to China Amid North Korea Nuclear Escalation

https://www.voanews.com/a/tillerson-china-north-korea-nuclear-escalation/4049311.html

Zakaria: There’s a way out on North Korea

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/theres-a-way-out-on-north-korea/2017/09/28/4382dfc4-a48a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.db7eacb980d6

What does North Korea want?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/28/what-does-north-korea-want/?utm_term=.d472e80c5ef5

How Experts Comb Satellite Images for Clues on North Korea's Nuclear Tests

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/how-experts-comb-satellite-images-for-clues-on-north-koreas-nuclear-tests

Two North Korean Spies, a Ukrainian Jail and a Murky Tale

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/28/world/europe/north-korea-ukraine-missiles.html?_r=0

If North Korea Fires an ICBM, the US Might Have to Shoot It Down Over Russia

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/09/if-north-korea-fires-icbm-us-might-have-shoot-it-down-over-russia/141376/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

United States

NNSA Needs to Improve Its Program Management Policy and Practices

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-773

ORNL budget has more at stake this year as GOP sets priorities

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/09/29/ornl-budget-has-more-stake-year-gop-sets-priorities/680389001/

McMaster urges lawmakers to fight for MOX

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/mcmaster-urges-lawmakers-to-fight-for-mox/article_cf98a53c-a482-11e7-8dc2-6b1826fed218.html

International

Iran may drop nuclear deal if US withdraws

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/28/iran-may-drop-nuclear-deal-if-us-withdraws.html

U.S. Says Russia Trying To 'Shield Iran' From Some Nuclear Inspections

https://www.rferl.org/a/us-says-russia-trying-shield-iran-some-nuclear-inspections/28763701.html

Iran's People And The Nuclear Deal

https://www.forbes.com/sites/heshmatalavi/2017/09/29/iran-economy-nuclear-deal/#6031fd863e42

Trump keeps Europe guessing on Iran nuclear deal

https://www.ft.com/content/3f5e9fee-a3a1-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2

Why Russia Fears America's Missile Defenses

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-russia-fears-americas-missile-defenses-22533

Gronlund: White House Must Extend New START Arms Control Treaty with Russia

http://www.ucsusa.org/press/2017/white-house-must-extend-new-start-arms-control-treaty-russia#.Wc5SovlSxrQ

START from the Beginning: 25 Years of US-Russian Nuclear Weapons Reductions

http://allthingsnuclear.org/emacdonald/25-years-of-start

General Interest

Bunn/Roth: The effects of a single terrorist nuclear bomb

http://thebulletin.org/effects-single-terrorist-nuclear-bomb11150

This Simulation Shows What Would Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Dropped Near You

https://futurism.com/this-simulation-shows-what-would-happen-if-a-nuclear-bomb-dropped-near-you/


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The Energy Collective Daily: Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers?

Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers? | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Russia May Help Brazil Develop its Nuclear Power Plant - Sputnik International

Russia May Help Brazil Develop its Nuclear Power Plant - Sputnik International

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

Nuclear regulators debate new challenges

U.S. offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees

U.S. offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees

Nuclear Subsidies Are Bad Energy Policy

Nuclear Subsidies Are Bad Energy Policy

Trump throws billion-dollar lifeline to struggling nuclear power plant - Axios

Trump throws billion-dollar lifeline to struggling nuclear power plant - Axios

White House pushes for 'cost recovery' for ailing baseload plants | Recharge

White House pushes for 'cost recovery' for ailing baseload plants | Recharge

Energy Secretary Perry Requests Federal Rules to Boost Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear | Greentech Media

Energy Secretary Perry Requests Federal Rules to Boost Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear | Greentech Media

Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency | Department of Energy

Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency | Department of Energy

Energy Department Urges Pricing Shift that Could Bolster Coal, Nuclear - WSJ

Energy Department Urges Pricing Shift that Could Bolster Coal, Nuclear - WSJ

How China got its hand on U.S. nuclear technology materials

How China got its hand on U.S. nuclear technology materials

Perry's Vision Of Nuclear Generator Movable By Cargo Plane Successfully Tested During Kennedy Admin

Perry's Vision Of Nuclear Generator Movable By Cargo Plane Successfully Tested During Kennedy Admin

Trump proposes higher payments for coal, nuclear power | TheHill

Trump proposes higher payments for coal, nuclear power | TheHill

Nuclear Plant Risk Studies: Then and Now - Union of Concerned Scientists

Nuclear Plant Risk Studies: Then and Now - Union of Concerned Scientists

NRC Renews South Texas Project Nuclear Operating License - Power Engineering

NRC Renews South Texas Project Nuclear Operating License - Power Engineering

NRC says letters calling for hearing on Seabrook evacuation plans should go to FEMA | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

NRC says letters calling for hearing on Seabrook evacuation plans should go to FEMA | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

Entergy to continue operating Palisades nuclear power plant until Spring 2022

Entergy to continue operating Palisades nuclear power plant until Spring 2022

Palisades Power Plant to continue operations until spring 2022 - News - Holland Sentinel - Holland, MI

Palisades Power Plant to continue operations until spring 2022 - News - Holland Sentinel - Holland, MI

NRDC Analysis: Nuclear Energy and a Safer Climate Future

NRDC Analysis: Nuclear Energy and a Safer Climate Future


https://www.nrdc.org/experts/matthew-mckinzie/nrdc-analysis-nuclear-energy-and-safer-climate-future

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea | The New Yorker

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea | The New Yorker

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Nuclear News Roundup Sep 27, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Sep 27, 2017 | Nucleotidings

START from the Beginning: 25 Years of US-Russian Nuclear Weapons Reductions - Union of Concerned Scientists

START from the Beginning: 25 Years of US-Russian Nuclear Weapons Reductions - Union of Concerned Scientists

Devastating Blow to Puerto Rico's Electric Grid


Devastating Blow to Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

Puerto Rico lost approximately 80 percent of its power lines, and experts expect it will take months to restore power to the island.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/hurricane-maria-dealt-a-devastating-blow-to-puerto-ricos-electric-grid/

Global nuclear organisations enhance cooperation

Global nuclear organisations enhance cooperation

Czechs Can Build Nuclear Unit Without Foreign Money, Babis Says - Bloomberg

Czechs Can Build Nuclear Unit Without Foreign Money, Babis Says - Bloomberg

Why nuclear power is the backbone of Ontario’s clean electricity system | TVO.org

Why nuclear power is the backbone of Ontario’s clean electricity system | TVO.org

Utilities sell settlement over failed nuclear power project | Consumer | omaha.com

Utilities sell settlement over failed nuclear power project | Consumer | omaha.com

Nuke plant deemed prepared for emergencies | Local | somdnews.com

Nuke plant deemed prepared for emergencies | Local | somdnews.com

Westinghouse Asks Court to Stop Cancellation of Vogtle Contract

Westinghouse Asks Court to Stop Cancellation of Vogtle Contract

National Clean Energy Week and Nuclear Energy | ANS Nuclear Cafe

National Clean Energy Week and Nuclear Energy | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Friday Matinee Special: Cognitive Computing and Nuclear Technology | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Friday Matinee Special: Cognitive Computing and Nuclear Technology | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Tokyo Governor Koike - will examine steps to exit nuclear power dependence by 2030 - World | The Star Online

Tokyo Governor Koike - will examine steps to exit nuclear power dependence by 2030 - World | The Star Online

Russia May Help Brazil Develop its Nuclear Power Plant

Russia May Help Brazil Develop its Nuclear Power Plant

India-US nuclear agreement is an arms deal, says former US Senator | The Indian Express

India-US nuclear agreement is an arms deal, says former US Senator | The Indian Express

Nuclear Nonproliferation: NNSA Needs to Improve Its Program Management Policy and Practices, September 28, 2017

Nuclear Nonproliferation: NNSA Needs to Improve Its Program Management Policy and Practices, September 28, 2017

Interview with Claude Fischer Herzog: “EU Needs a Nuclear Industrial Policy”

Interview with Claude Fischer Herzog: “EU Needs a Nuclear Industrial Policy”

Growth of Radioactive Waste Management Market Projected to Amplify During 2017 – 2022 – satPRnews

Growth of Radioactive Waste Management Market Projected to Amplify During 2017 – 2022 – satPRnews

Roadmap for Kenya’s nuclear power programme

Roadmap for Kenya’s nuclear power programme

Russia Cannot Continue Cutting Nuclear Arsenal in Tandem With US – Mission to UN | OANA NEWS

Russia Cannot Continue Cutting Nuclear Arsenal in Tandem With US – Mission to UN | OANA NEWS

Review Addresses Nuclear Security And Helps Guide Laboratories - The Independent: News

Review Addresses Nuclear Security And Helps Guide Laboratories - The Independent: News

Coal News: Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal

Coal News: Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal

Nuclear Power: Probe opened into 'potential criminality' in nuke project

Nuclear Power: Probe opened into 'potential criminality' in nuke project

Free Whitepaper: Cyber Security and the Digitalization of Nuclear Power Plants


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Global Tidal Energy Market 2017 - Aquamarine Power ltd, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd., Pelamis Wave Power Ltd., Tenax Energy - openPR

Global Tidal Energy Market 2017 - Aquamarine Power ltd, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd., Pelamis Wave Power Ltd., Tenax Energy - openPR

An Inconvenient Reality: Nuclear Power is Needed to Achieve Climate Goals - The Energy Collective

An Inconvenient Reality: Nuclear Power is Needed to Achieve Climate Goals - The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective: An Inconvenient Reality: Nuclear Power is Needed to Achieve Climate Goals

An Inconvenient Reality: Nuclear Power is Needed to Achieve Climate Goals | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

EM Update September 28, 2017


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EM Update | Vol. 9, Issue 18 | Sept. 28, 2017
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Fukushima Update 9/28/17

Fukushima Update9/28/17 –

A Fukushima physician says scientists need to better explain the “unknowable”… The European Union is set to relax bans on some Fukushima foodstuffs… Five Fukushima University interns help with disaster cleanup in Houston, Texas… A court says Tepco, not Tokyo, is responsible for the Fukushima accident... The Japan-US nuclear energy cooperation agreement could be automatically extended… and much more.

http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-led War in Yemen

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/lawmakers-demand-u-s-withdrawal-from-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-led War in Yemen

In private remarks, Trump opines on North Korea, Afghanistan and catapults - The Washington Post

In private remarks, Trump opines on North Korea, Afghanistan and catapults - The Washington Post

How much worse was the original Bechtel nuclear report? | The State

How much worse was the original Bechtel nuclear report? | The State

#NukeGate: More Lawsuits – FITSNews

#NukeGate: More Lawsuits – FITSNews

Internal Westinghouse document warned South Carolina nuclear reactor construction was 'at risk' in 2011 | Business | postandcourier.com

Internal Westinghouse document warned South Carolina nuclear reactor construction was 'at risk' in 2011 | Business | postandcourier.com

Utilities sell settlement over failed nuclear power project | U.S. News | pilotonline.com

Utilities sell settlement over failed nuclear power project | U.S. News | pilotonline.com

Escalating tension has experts simulating a new Korean War, and the scenarios are sobering - LA Times

Escalating tension has experts simulating a new Korean War, and the scenarios are sobering - LA Times

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup September 28, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
September 28, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

North Korea nuclear 'blackmail' aimed at direct US talks

http://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-nuclear-blackmail-aimed-at-direct-us-talks/a-40723000

Facing North Korean threats, Seoul expects U.S. to send ‘strategic’ arms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/more-us-strategic-military-assets-to-south-korea-to-deter-the-north-seoul-says/2017/09/28/4062cc7e-a416-11e7-8c37-e1d99ad6aa22_story.html?utm_term=.d9cb2a6617b1

Remote Textile Plant May Secretly Fuel North Korea’s Weapons

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/world/asia/north-korea-missiles-fuel.html

Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451891/united-states-navy-north-korea-intercontintal-ballistic-missiles-defense-aegis

Poll: More than two-thirds say Trump's rhetoric on North Korea unhelpful

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/352841-poll-more-than-two-thirds-say-trumps-rhetoric-on-north-korea

Poll: Nearly half support US military action against North Korea

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/poll-nearly-half-support-us-military-action-against-north-korea-1.489860?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report#.Wczu7mhSyUl

Domestic UDMH production in the DPKR

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1204170/domestic-udmh-production-in-the-dprk/

No one can stop Trump from waging nuclear war with North Korea, not even his generals

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-war-north-korea-generals-nuclear-kim-jong-un-war-north-korea-china-672662

North Korea’s Next Test?

http://allthingsnuclear.org/gkulacki/north-koreas-next-test

North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test in the Pacific: An Act of War?

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/North-Korean-Nuclear-Weapons-Test-in-the-Pacific-An-Act-of-War-108064931

The Lamps are Going Out in Asia

http://www.38north.org/2017/09/jdethomas092517/

United States

3 Questions: America’s Next Nuclear-Missile Submarine

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/09/3-questions-americas-next-nuclear-missile-submarine/141317/?oref=defenseone_today_nl

Nigel Lockyer appointed to second term as director of Fermilab

https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2017/09/27/nigel-lockyer-appointed-second-term-director-fermilab

NNSA Statement on Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-statement-los-alamos-national-laboratory-operations

Nevada National Security Site breaks ground on new facilities

https://nnsa.energy.gov/blog/nevada-national-security-site-breaks-ground-new-facilities

International

Russia Just Pulled Off a Massive Nuclear Weapons Drill (That America Can't Match)

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-just-pulled-massive-nuclear-weapons-drill-america-22503

India Calls for Building Trust, Confidence Among Nuclear Weapon States

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-calls-for-building-trust-confidence-among-nuclear-weapon-states-1755786

General Interest

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition and International Security

http://russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/nuclear-weapons-prohibition-and-international-security/

Expert: Here's what to do if there's a nuclear blast

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/27/heres-what-do-nuclear-blast/710554001/

Preventing Nuclear War

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/opinion/nuclear-war.html?_r=0


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Are Billionaire Donors Driving Trump’s Iran Policy? « LobeLog

Are Billionaire Donors Driving Trump’s Iran Policy? « LobeLog

Puerto Rico Eyed As Electricity Grid Innovation Testing Ground | Bloomberg BNA

Puerto Rico Eyed As Electricity Grid Innovation Testing Ground | Bloomberg BNA

DVIDS - News - Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned

DVIDS - News - Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned

It's Too Late To Stop North Korea From Becoming A Nuclear Power

It's Too Late To Stop North Korea From Becoming A Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power Is 'On Its Back,' Former CIA Director Says

Nuclear Power Is 'On Its Back,' Former CIA Director Says

Puerto Rico Eyed As Electricity Grid Innovation Testing Ground | Bloomberg BNA

Puerto Rico Eyed As Electricity Grid Innovation Testing Ground | Bloomberg BNA

The Energy Collective Daily: The Problem with Demand Response

The Problem with Demand Response | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective