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Friday, November 10, 2017

Radioisotopes in Medicine | Nuclear Medicine - World Nuclear Association

Radioisotopes in Medicine | Nuclear Medicine - World Nuclear Association

Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Market Overview, Growth, Types, Applications, Market Dynamics, Companies, Regions, & Forecast to 2022 – satPRnews

Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Market Overview, Growth, Types, Applications, Market Dynamics, Companies, Regions, & Forecast to 2022 – satPRnews

BBC - Future - How the USSR tested the biggest nuclear bomb in history

BBC - Future - How the USSR tested the biggest nuclear bomb in history

China's Appetite for U.S. Energy Falls Shy of Binding Deals - Bloomberg

China's Appetite for U.S. Energy Falls Shy of Binding Deals - Bloomberg

Pope Stresses Need to Halt Nuclear Arms – ZENIT – English

Pope Stresses Need to Halt Nuclear Arms – ZENIT – English

A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors

A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors

Nuclear Power Explodes Back Into The Spotlight | Seeking Alpha

Nuclear Power Explodes Back Into The Spotlight | Seeking Alpha

A mock reactor, a few expensive lasers, and the future of nuclear power in a Harmarville lab | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A mock reactor, a few expensive lasers, and the future of nuclear power in a Harmarville lab | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nuclear News Roundup Nov 09, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Nov 09, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety In France Detects Ruthenium 106 Over Europe | Nucleotidings

Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety In France Detects Ruthenium 106 Over Europe | Nucleotidings

General Dynamics to sustain U.S., British submarine weapons systems

General Dynamics to sustain U.S., British submarine weapons systems

CBO Study Presents Options For A More Affordable Nuclear Modernization Plan |

CBO Study Presents Options For A More Affordable Nuclear Modernization Plan |

French institute suspects nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan in September


French institute suspects nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan in September


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-nuclearpower-accident/french-institute-suspects-nuclear-accident-in-russia-or-kazakhstan-in-september-idUSKBN1D92LJ?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

GOP Embraces Geoengineering ... Which Terrifies Geoengineering Researchers - MIT Technology Review

GOP Embraces Geoengineering ... Which Terrifies Geoengineering Researchers - MIT Technology Review

Top nuclear power producing countries - Energy Business Review

Top nuclear power producing countries - Energy Business Review

Rick Perry's energy proposal benefits nuclear, helps climate

Rick Perry's energy proposal benefits nuclear, helps climate

IAEA Focused on Delivering Concrete Results, Director General Says at UN

IAEA Focused on Delivering Concrete Results, Director General Says at UN

Video of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the UN General Assembly
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivered his statement at the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA, 10 November 2017.  (Video: UN Web TV)
United Nations -- Director General Yukiya Amano addressed the United Nations General Assembly today and spoke about developments and milestones reached over the past year in the IAEA’s efforts to improve the lives of people around the world through the use of nuclear science and technology.
In his annual statement to the world body, he highlighted the IAEA’s work to support sustainable development by transferring knowledge and expertise in areas such as energy, food and agriculture, industry, water management and health.
“Delivering concrete results in everything to do with Atoms for Peace and Development will remain my focus in the coming years,” Mr Amano told the 72nd regular session of the General Assembly.
He singled out important achievements, including progress in the extensive modernisation of the IAEA’s eight nuclear application laboratories outside Vienna.
“This is one of the most important projects ever undertaken by the Agency, with investment likely to total around 60 million euros,” Mr Amano said. “When completed in a few years’ time, the expanded laboratory complex will greatly increase our capabilities as a technology holder, to the benefit of all 168 IAEA Member States.” 
As part of the project, a new Insect Pest Control Laboratory was inaugurated in September to help countries to use nuclear techniques to control pests such as mosquitoes, tsetse flies and fruit flies that spread disease and damage crops.
Turning to energy, he said nuclear power was likely to make a growing contribution to sustainable development in the coming decades. As this energy form produces virtually no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, he said increased use of nuclear power – and of renewables – will help countries to achieve their climate change goals. He also highlighted the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century that took place in Abu Dhabi 10 days ago.
On the IAEA’s work to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, the Director General said 182 countries now have safeguards agreements. Of those, one hundred and thirty countries have additional protocols in force, giving the IAEA wider access to information and locations. “I encourage all countries to implement the additional protocol,” he said.
He updated the General Assembly on the IAEA’s verification and monitoring of Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was agreed in 2015.
“The nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA are being implemented,” Mr Amano said. “Iran is now subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime.”
He expressed serious concern, however, about the nuclear programme of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and called its nuclear test in September – its sixth and largest – extremely regrettable. He urged the DPRK to comply fully with its obligations under all relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the IAEA.
The IAEA is working to maintain readiness to return its inspectors – who had to leave in 2009 – to the country when political developments make this possible, he added.
While nuclear safety and security are national responsibilities, the IAEA plays a vital role in enabling countries to share experiences and best practices. On safety, Mr Amano said lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011 had now been incorporated into all IAEA nuclear safety requirements, ensuring that they become part of global safety practice. “Safety must always come first,” he said.
The IAEA is also expanding assistance aimed at helping to minimize the risk of nuclear and other radioactive material being used in a malicious way, Mr Amano said.
Mr Amano – who in June became an International Gender Champion as part of a leadership network to break down gender barriers – said the IAEA had significantly increased the proportion of women in the professional and higher staff categories to 29.4%, its highest level ever.
“But we can and must do better,” he said. “I made a commitment to increase the proportion of women at very senior level in the Agency.”


An inconvenient reality: nuclear power is needed

An inconvenient reality: nuclear power is needed

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

Rosneft, China To Deepen Strategic Cooperation | OilPrice.com

Rosneft, China To Deepen Strategic Cooperation | OilPrice.com

Non-OECD countries to lead nuclear growth: EIA

Non-OECD countries to lead nuclear growth: EIA

FERC chairman proposes 'interim' plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants 'afloat'

FERC chairman proposes 'interim' plan to keep coal and nuclear power plants 'afloat'

Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor that will make nuclear as cheap as natural gas passes first certification hurdle

 

Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor that will make nuclear as cheap as natural gas passes first certification hurdle


https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/11/molten-salt-nuclear-reactor-that-will-make-nuclear-as-cheap-as-natural-gas-passes-first-certification-hurdle.html

Remember how we overthrew Iran’s democracy

Remember how we overthrew Iran’s democracy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rolls-Royce to conduct SMR study for Jordan - World Nuclear News - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Rolls-Royce to conduct SMR study for Jordan - World Nuclear News - Pro-Nuclear Power Blogs - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

PG&E Approved to Recoup Diablo Canyon Closure Costs from Customers - Power Engineering

PG&E Approved to Recoup Diablo Canyon Closure Costs from Customers - Power Engineering

Kingdom Of Fear: Saudi Arabia On Lockdown | OilPrice.com

Kingdom Of Fear: Saudi Arabia On Lockdown | OilPrice.com

IAEA COP23 Side Event: Nuclear Innovation Can Help Achieve Climate Goals

IAEA COP23 Side Event: Nuclear Innovation Can Help Achieve Climate Goals

Aliki van Heek, IAEA Unit Head for Energy, Environment, and Economic Analysis discusses the role of nuclear power in achieving decarbonisation of the global energy system. (Photo: D. Shropshire/IAEA)
The goal of limiting the global temperature increase to well below 2˚C requires new climate policies, investment incentives, and a massive adoption of low carbon energy technologies, including nuclear power, participants at an IAEA side event to the Bonn Climate Change Conference heard yesterday.
“As we look at the future of nuclear power and the issue of climate change, it is worth taking a moment to lay out a roadmap showing how nuclear energy innovations can support our Member States with their national climate action plans,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, in his video message to the event.
At the two-week-long 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the IAEA is leading three side events on energy policy, sustainable development, nuclear power and climate change.
“Existing nuclear power plants account for a third of the low carbon energy produced globally,” Chudakov said. “To meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, we need to substantially increase nuclear power capacity by 2050 and beyond.”
Under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, all Parties submit their planned actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Starting from 2020, governments will submit updates to their NDCs every five years to the UNFCCC with increasingly ambitious climate actions to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.
At the side event on ‘Connecting Roadmaps for Innovation in Nuclear Energy to the NDC Timeline’, senior representatives from the industry discussed how advanced nuclear energy technologies can help achieve a low carbon future. Panellists outlined options to incorporate innovative nuclear power technologies into climate action plans and NDC timelines.
An outline of innovations in nuclear energy technologies currently under development and their linkage to NDC updates. (Infographic: IAEA)
“Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuels are revolutionary concepts of the next generation to be deployed within the next decade,” said Elmar Schweitzer, AREVA’s senior expert on Materials and Thermal-Mechanics.
There are a number of other advanced nuclear power technologies such as accident High Temperature Reactors, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), non-electric nuclear applications and innovative nuclear systems with great potential for enhanced competiveness and sustainability. With this knowledge, Member States may choose to include new nuclear technologies in the updates of their NDCs, participants at the session heard.
Through various activities, the IAEA helps Member States use nuclear technologies to mitigate climate change and achieve other Sustainable Development Goals. These include supporting energy planning and infrastructure development with training and guidance, providing information on innovative nuclear power technologies such as advanced reactor designs and innovative fuels, as well as new applications.
In parallel to the main sessions at COP23, the IAEA serves as the focal point for the United Nations exhibit on Energy, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Located in the One UN Exhibit Area, the exhibition showcases the IAEA’s latest publications and integrated approach in nuclear science and technology that can help address climate change.

Saudi Arabia Divesting from Petrodollar to Nuclear Energy Based Economy

Saudi Arabia Divesting from Petrodollar to Nuclear Energy Based Economy



https://geopolitics.co/2017/10/03/saudi-arabia-divesting-from-petrodollar-to-nuclear-energy-based-economy/

The increasing likelihood of war with North Korea | IISS

The increasing likelihood of war with North Korea | IISS

Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public

Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public

Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap

Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap

A Decrease In Emissions And Reduction In Consumer Costs Move Us Forward


A Decrease In Emissions And Reduction In Consumer Costs Move Us Forward

By By Energy Tomorrow Blog,   /  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 AM
Today, the U.S. is both the largest producer of natural gas and the world leader in reducing emissions. When it comes to propelling the U.S. forward with energy in the 21st century, “we no longer have to choose between more energy and a cleaner environment.” – API President and CEO Jack Gerard For more than 50

Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada - MIT Technology Review

Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada - MIT Technology Review

FANR: Globalisation key to regulatory excellence

FANR: Globalisation key to regulatory excellence

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure | News & Observer

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure | News & Observer

End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant - San Francisco Chronicle

End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant - San Francisco Chronicle

Public Service Commission begins Vogtle hearings

Public Service Commission begins Vogtle hearings

Fukushima Update 11/9/17

Fukushima Update 11/9/17

UNSCEAR reiterates that there have been no detectible negative Fukushima health effects…
The fuel handling machine (FHM) for unit #3 used fuel removal is being shipped to F. Daiichi… Attendance at Iitate schools nearly doubles… Blanket radioactive contamination scanning of Fukushima rice is questioned… The NRA chairman says the pace of nuke restarts will not speed up… The NRA doubts the effectiveness of the Fukushima Ice Wall… A new Fukushima exploitation film is released in Japan.

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

Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap

Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap

Nuclear power - unaffordable, or lowest cost energy available? | Fin24

Nuclear power - unaffordable, or lowest cost energy available? | Fin24

EIA Forecasts Growth in World Nuclear Electricity Capacity, Led by Non-OECD Countries - The Energy Collective

EIA Forecasts Growth in World Nuclear Electricity Capacity, Led by Non-OECD Countries - The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective Daily: Wind, Solar Costs Continue to Fall and Fossil Fuels Can't Stop Them

Wind, Solar Costs Continue to Fall and Fossil Fuels Can’t Stop Them | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Rare Look Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant « CBS Philly

Rare Look Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant « CBS Philly

Flagstaff council passes resolution against uranium transport | Local | azdailysun.com

Flagstaff council passes resolution against uranium transport | Local | azdailysun.com

Minor violation found during nuclear inspection | Fulton, Missouri News

Minor violation found during nuclear inspection | Fulton, Missouri News

Exelon's 1,355-MW Peach Bottom-3 nuclear unit at 25% capacity after refueling outage - Electric Power | Platts News Article & Story

Exelon's 1,355-MW Peach Bottom-3 nuclear unit at 25% capacity after refueling outage - Electric Power | Platts News Article & Story

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure | The Sacramento Bee

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure | The Sacramento Bee

How Dow Chemical Influenced the EPA to Ignore the Scientific Evidence on Chlorpyrifos | Union of Concerned Scientists

How Dow Chemical Influenced the EPA to Ignore the Scientific Evidence on Chlorpyrifos | Union of Concerned Scientists

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup November 9, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
November 9, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

North Korea responds to 'mad dog' Trump saying nuclear program is a 'fatal miscalculation'

http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-response-trumps-speech-denuclearization-2017-11

Trump warns North Korea not to 'try us' with nuclear weapons

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/07/trump-foiled-effort-visit-korean-dmz/841674001/

Leaders of S. Korea, Indonesia agree to upgrade ties, urge N. Korea to give up nukes

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/search1/2603000000.html?cid=AEN20171109012400315

North Korea caught stashing $150,000 worth of alcohol in Pakistan to pay for nuclear weapons program

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-paying-nuclear-weapons-program-illegal-alcohol-sales-pakistani-705054

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Focus Shifts to the West Portal

http://www.38north.org/2017/11/punggye110617/

Cheney Once Warned Against Military Action on N. Korea

https://www.voanews.com/a/cheney-once-warned-against-military-action-north-korea/4107577.html

Inside the drive to ‘make a deal’ with North Korea

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/11/09/inside-the-drive-to-make-a-deal-with-north-korea/?utm_term=.03e965a9c8e9

United States

Corker to hold hearing on president's nuclear weapons authority

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/359517-corker-to-hold-hearing-on-presidents-nuclear-weapons-authority

U.S. lawmakers aim to comply with Iran nuclear deal: EU

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-mogherini/u-s-lawmakers-aim-to-comply-with-iran-nuclear-deal-eu-idUSKBN1D72AY

British foreign secretary discusses Iran with US lawmakers

https://apnews.com/62057eaff5ea4fe78923170980fdecaa/British-foreign-secretary-discusses-Iran-with-US-lawmakers

Mattis looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nato-russia/mattis-looking-at-ways-to-bring-russia-into-compliance-with-arms-control-treaty-idUSKBN1D91N5

Compromise defense bill includes $58M to counter Russia arms treaty violations

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/359462-compromise-defense-bill-includes-58m-to-respond-to-russia-arms-treaty?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11969

Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/11/09/21261/energy-undersecretary-wants-nuclear-safety-reports-hidden-public

US installs final ground-based missile interceptor to counter ICBM threat

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/11/07/final-ground-based-missile-defense-interceptor-in-place-at-fort-greely/

Exclusive Access Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/11/08/limerick-nuclear-power-plant/

This Old American Nuclear Attack Submarine Could Still Take on Russia or China's Best

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/old-american-nuclear-attack-submarine-could-still-take-23113

International

Despite Trump’s misgivings, nuclear negotiator and watchdog say Iran deal works

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/despite-trumps-misgivings-nuclear-negotiator-and-watchdog-say-iran-deal-works/2017/11/07/c7192d8e-c3ed-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.68ca867a79ec

Haley to meet nuke agency chief, push Iran nuke deal demands

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nikki-haley-donald-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-iaea-yukio-amano-united-nations/

Will South Korea Build Nuclear Attack Subs?

https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/will-south-korea-build-nuclear-attack-subs/

Director General’s Statement at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/statements/director-generals-statement-at-woodrow-wilson-international-center-for-scholars

Hard constraints on China’s nuclear forces

https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/china-nuclear-weapons-breakout/

General Interest

A.I. system finds cracks in nuclear reactors

http://www.futurity.org/deep-learning-nuclear-reactor-safety-1598922/

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Tomgram: Subhankar Banerjee, The Destruction of a Vast Transnational Nursery? | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Subhankar Banerjee, The Destruction of a Vast Transnational Nursery? | TomDispatch

EU-20 sign collective defense treaty on Nov. 13

EU-20 sign collective defense treaty on Nov. 13

Israel tells its envoys to back Saudis, Hariri against Hezbollah, Iran - report | The Times of Israel

Israel tells its envoys to back Saudis, Hariri against Hezbollah, Iran - report | The Times of Israel

Top US universities use offshore funds to grow their huge endowments | News | The Guardian

Top US universities use offshore funds to grow their huge endowments | News | The Guardian

CIA director met with DNC hack conspiracy theorist at Trump's urging - CNNPolitics

The Presidential Daily Brief for November 09, 2017 | OZY

The Presidential Daily Brief for November 09, 2017 | OZY

The House of Trump and the House of Saud

The House of Trump and the House of Saud

CIA director met with DNC hack conspiracy theorist at Trump's urging - CNNPolitics

CIA director met with DNC hack conspiracy theorist at Trump's urging - CNNPolitics



Trump's association, of course, poisons any possible credibility to
Binney's claims, and the Intercept article raises real  issue's with
Binney's assertions.  However, the circumstances of Crowdstrike's
original "explanation" without their also providing
the basic data and access to any third party, and Crowdstrike's various
dubious associations make the "Russia did the hacking" conventional
wisdom extremely problematic, even if it is accepted truth throughout
the mainstream.  The whole matter still needs
an investigation by a competent and objective authority, if such a
thing can be found.  Mueller?  The FBI?  Somewhere else?
___________________________

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Moving Toward the Giant Battery - Electric Light & Power

Moving Toward the Giant Battery - Electric Light & Power

Global Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market CAGR Growing Steadily Till 2022 – Industry Trends, Growth, Forecast, Size, Share, Analysis & Key Players like General Electric, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Larsen and Toubro Industries, Dongfang Electric – satPRnews

Global Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market CAGR Growing Steadily Till 2022 – Industry Trends, Growth, Forecast, Size, Share, Analysis & Key Players like General Electric, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Larsen and Toubro Industries, Dongfang Electric – satPRnews

Terrestrial Energy’s molten-salt nuclear reactor approved by national regulator | www.bullfax.com

Terrestrial Energy’s molten-salt nuclear reactor approved by national regulator | www.bullfax.com

Westinghouse to deliver nuclear reactor in China - Chinadaily.com.cn

Westinghouse to deliver nuclear reactor in China - Chinadaily.com.cn

End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant - SFGate

End may be nearing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant - SFGate

Kundankulam nuclear power project: Reliance Communications is lowest EPC contract bidder, beats Tata Projects, L&T - The Financial Express

Kundankulam nuclear power project: Reliance Communications is lowest EPC contract bidder, beats Tata Projects, L&T - The Financial Express

My Turn: Hans von Spakovsky: Serious questions surround Uranium One

My Turn: Hans von Spakovsky: Serious questions surround Uranium One

Global Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market CAGR Growing Steadily Till 2022 – Industry Trends, Growth, Forecast, Size, Share, Analysis & Key Players like General Electric, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Larsen and Toubro Industries, Dongfang Electric – satPRnews

Global Small Nuclear Power Reactors Market CAGR Growing Steadily Till 2022 – Industry Trends, Growth, Forecast, Size, Share, Analysis & Key Players like General Electric, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Larsen and Toubro Industries, Dongfang Electric – satPRnews

This Old American Nuclear Attack Submarine Could Still Take on Russia or China's Best | The National Interest Blog

This Old American Nuclear Attack Submarine Could Still Take on Russia or China's Best | The National Interest Blog

Behind the nuclear curtain: Fukushima explored six years on | CQ News

Behind the nuclear curtain: Fukushima explored six years on | CQ News

Eerie documentary six years after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster | Daily Mail Online

Eerie documentary six years after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster | Daily Mail Online

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Uranium-Rich Coals and Associated Coal Combustion Residues from China - Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Uranium-Rich Coals and Associated Coal Combustion Residues from China - Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

Senator Corker to hold hearing on president's authority to use nuclear weapons | KHGI

Senator Corker to hold hearing on president's authority to use nuclear weapons | KHGI

Nigeria:Nigeria Signs Pact With Russia On Nuclear Energy

Nigeria:Nigeria Signs Pact With Russia On Nuclear Energy

Energy Department Announces New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Small Modular Reactors | Department of Energy

Energy Department Announces New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Small Modular Reactors | Department of Energy

Energy Department Announces New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Small Modular Reactors

March 11, 2013
WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy, the Energy Department today issued a new funding opportunity announcement to help U.S. industry design and certify innovative small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs). Building off the cost-share agreement announced in November 2012, this follow-on solicitation is open to other companies and manufacturers and is focused on furthering small modular reactor efficiency, operations and design.
“As President Obama said in the State of the Union, the Administration is committed to speeding the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. Innovative energy technologies, including small modular reactors, will help provide low-carbon energy to American homes and businesses, while giving our nation a key competitive edge in the global clean energy race,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The funding opportunity announced today is focused on bringing innovative small modular reactors to market, creating new jobs and businesses in the United States.”
The Energy Department will solicit proposals for cost-shared small modular reactor projects that have the potential to be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and achieve commercial operation around 2025, while offering innovative and effective solutions for enhanced safety, operations and performance. Selected projects will span a five-year period with at least 50 percent provided by private industry. Subject to congressional appropriations, federal funding for this solicitation and the project announced last year will be derived from the total $452 million identified for the Department’s Small Modular Reactor Licensing Technical Support program.
Small modular reactors – which are approximately one-third the size of current nuclear power plants – have compact, scalable designs that are expected to offer a host of safety, construction and economic benefits. The Energy Department is seeking 300 megawatts or smaller reactor designs that can be made in factories and transported to sites where they would be ready to “plug and play” upon arrival. The smaller size reduces both capital costs and construction times and also makes these reactors ideal for small electric grids and for locations that cannot support large reactors.  
Today’s funding opportunity announcement follows the Energy Department’s cost-share agreement announced last year to accelerate commercialization of a small modular reactor design that targets a 2022 deployment date. Under that agreement, the Department will share costs on the design, certification and licensing of the B&W mPower small modular reactor design, with B&W providing at least 50 percent of the total cost.  The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to deploy two 180 megawatt small modular reactor units for commercial operation in Roane County, Tennessee, by 2021, with as many as six mPower units at that site.
Find more information on the funding opportunity announced today at Grants.gov.
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NuScale Awards Steam Generator Prototype Contract to Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing, Operated by Concurrent Technologies Corporation | NuScale Power – Online Newsroom

NuScale Awards Steam Generator Prototype Contract to Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing, Operated by Concurrent Technologies Corporation | NuScale Power – Online Newsroom

Nuclear club rules scorned by rogue nations - Washington Times

Nuclear club rules scorned by rogue nations - Washington Times

U.S. Preparing for North Korea Attack With New Missile Interceptors in Alaska

U.S. Preparing for North Korea Attack With New Missile Interceptors in Alaska

IEEE 741™ Amends Criteria to Protect Class 1E Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Generating Stations


IEEE 741™ Amends Criteria to Protect Class 1E Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Generating Stations


http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171107005322/en/IEEE-741%E2%84%A2-Amends-Criteria-Protect-Class-1E

ITER Corrects False and Misleading Statements

One month ago, New Energy Times published an investigation about the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). The ITER project, under construction in southern France, is the largest and most expensive science experiment on Earth today. Its cost is second only to that of the International Space Station.

New Energy Times revealed how managers of the ITER project have, for years, been using false and misleading language to deceive the public and legislators about the promised performance of the ITER fusion reactor. The project managers had claimed that, when complete, the fusion reactor would produce 500 megawatts of net power. In fact, according to its design, it won't produce any net power. At a price tag of $22 billion, it is a hoax of nuclear proportion.

Yesterday, New Energy Times reported that the ITER organization, without making any announcement, had corrected most of the false and misleading statements on its Web site. There are repercussions not only for ITER, but every nuclear fusion research project in the world.

Reports in this series:
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IAEA Conference Announces More Nuclear Power Needed to Achieve Paris Climate Goals | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

IAEA Conference Announces More Nuclear Power Needed to Achieve Paris Climate Goals | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

'The US Cannot Accept North Korea as a Nuclear Power' – Political Analyst - Sputnik International

'The US Cannot Accept North Korea as a Nuclear Power' – Political Analyst - Sputnik International

Leaky Fuel Rods Shut Down Nuclear Plant for Several Days | New York News | US News

Leaky Fuel Rods Shut Down Nuclear Plant for Several Days | New York News | US News

China outpacing U.S. in nuclear power growth | TribLIVE

China outpacing U.S. in nuclear power growth | TribLIVE

A.I. system finds cracks in nuclear reactors - Futurity

A.I. system finds cracks in nuclear reactors - Futurity

Industry groups say coal, nuclear power doesn't deserve energy incentives

Industry groups say coal, nuclear power doesn't deserve energy incentives

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre | KPBS

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre | KPBS

US Pipeline Economics Study 2017

US Pipeline Economics Study 2017

Sourced by the Oil & Gas Journal's Pipeline Economics Report and FERC fillings, this data set captures information on pipeline and compression station constructions costs back to 2000. Additionally the report includes fiscal data for US oil and natural gas pipelines and data on estimated pipeline costs as presented in applications to FERC since 1980 for hundreds of onshore and offshore pipeline projects. … Continue Reading http://www.pennwellknowledge.com/products/us-pipeline-economics-study-2017.html

Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

$subtitles.get($x) Are all connections to Russia now suspect? Or are they sometimes merely an inconvenient consequence of doing business in a country where major corporations often are controlled by the Kremlin? … Continue Reading http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2017/11/oil-and-gas-are-all-russia-ties-now-sinister-or-are-some-just-business.html?cmpid=enl_pennenergy_pennenergy_daily_buzz_2017-11-08&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1918830

Fossil fuels will be main energy source for decades - OPEC

Fossil fuels will be main energy source for decades - OPEC

$subtitles.get($x) OPEC says growth in global oil demand will steadily lessen from an annual average of 1.3 million barrels a day between 2016 and 2020, to 300,000 barrels a day by 2035-2040. … Continue Reading http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2017/11/oil-and-gas-fossil-fuels-will-be-main-energy-source-for-decades-opec.html?cmpid=enl_pennenergy_pennenergy_daily_buzz_2017-11-08&email_address=micheletkearney@gmail.com&eid=288118515&bid=1918830

The Energy Collective Daily: What Climate Change Policy Puts America First?

What Climate Change Policy Puts America First? | The Energy Collective Daily

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Quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion with doubly heavy baryons : Nature : Nature Research

Quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion with doubly heavy baryons : Nature : Nature Research

Grand Gulf: Three Nuclear Safety Miscues in Mississippi Warranting NRC’s Attention - Union of Concerned Scientists

Grand Gulf: Three Nuclear Safety Miscues in Mississippi Warranting NRC’s Attention - Union of Concerned Scientists