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Saturday, April 25, 2020

(2) Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs - YouTube

(2) Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs - YouTube: Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Delingpole: Left-Wing Activists Are Trying to Cancel Michael Moore

Delingpole: Left-Wing Activists Are Trying to Cancel Michael Moore: Left-wing activists have turned on documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, furious that the anti-renewables documentary Planet of the Humans which he executive produced has betrayed their cause and giving an easy win to their enemy President Donald Trump.

GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus - POLITICO

GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus - POLITICO: The Senate Republican campaign arm distributed the 57-page strategy document to candidates.

Donald Trump’s Debt to China | The New Yorker

Donald Trump’s Debt to China | The New Yorker: The Chinese financial investments that end up funding Trump’s office buildings are the mirror image of the trade deficit that has cost the United States millions of jobs.

California Cannot Sustain Great Depression 2.0 Much Longer | Hoover Institution

California Cannot Sustain Great Depression 2.0 Much Longer | Hoover Institution: Between mid-March and mid-April, California obliterated all its job growth of the last decade. More than 3.1 million California workers filed for unemployment over this four-week period, which has increased the state’s unemployment rate to at least 17 percent. Continued job loss over the last week may have pushed it up to 20 percent or more. California, and nearly all other

The expendables in the coronavirus pandemic: The elderly and those with disabilities - The Boston Globe

The expendables in the coronavirus pandemic: The elderly and those with disabilities - The Boston Globe: Despite the patina of affection for the elderly and people with disabilities, the pandemic has revealed how we inherently devalue them.

This nurse’s friends were skeptical about coronavirus. Then she drove north to work at MGH - The Boston Globe

This nurse’s friends were skeptical about coronavirus. Then she drove north to work at MGH - The Boston Globe: When Liz Adams was home in Huntsville, Ala., the coronavirus felt like a distant fear. Then she took a job as a traveling nurse at Mass. General Hospital.

No, warm weather will not kill the coronavirus - The Boston Globe

No, warm weather will not kill the coronavirus - The Boston Globe: Experts and studies suggest no one should get their hopes up as temperatures rise and spring turns into summer.

They chose to live alone. But in the grip of coronavirus, what started as freedom has sometimes turned to isolation. - The Boston Globe

They chose to live alone. But in the grip of coronavirus, what started as freedom has sometimes turned to isolation. - The Boston Globe: A month into the state’s stay-at-home advisory, as parents and couples complain about home-schooling and spouses with annoying work and dishwasher habits, many who live alone by choice are finding they’ve got the opposite problem: they are too alone.

Work in the Midst of Lockdown - The Catholic Thing

Work in the Midst of Lockdown - The Catholic Thing: Fr. Thomas Wray: In the midst of COVID-19, let’s follow St. John Paul the Great’s exegesis on Genesis: who we are, why we are here, and how we find meaning.

When It’s Over, Fix the Gig Economy and Bring Back the WPA

When It’s Over, Fix the Gig Economy and Bring Back the WPA: The assumption is that we’ll return to work when COVID-19 is contained, or we have adequate vaccines to deal with it. That assumption is wrong. For many millions, maybe tens of millions, there will…

Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card | The New Yorker

Jared Kushner Is China’s Trump Card | The New Yorker: How the President’s son-in-law, despite his inexperience in diplomacy, became Beijing’s primary point of interest.

America Has a Jared Kushner Problem - American Greatness

America Has a Jared Kushner Problem - American Greatness: f President Donald Trump is serious about draining the swamp, he ought to start with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Kushner raised eyebrows when he strutted into the role of pandemic point man for the White House, alongside his former roommate and a handful of McKinsey & Company management consultants. As Chris Buskirk wrote in these …

Turkey turns to Rolls-Royce for SMRs


Turkey turns to Rolls-Royce for SMRs


https://nbn.media/turkey-turns-to-rolls-royce-for-smrs/

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fukushima Update 4/24/20

Fukushima Update 4/24/20 –
Tepco’s newest plans for decommissioning F. Daiichi include local business involvement… Reopening of Namie’s Ukedo fish market stimulates the local economy… A government panel says a deep-sea mega-quake could spawn a tsunami worse than 3/11/11.
https://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire April 23, 2020

ANS Nuclear Policy Wire
April 23, 2020

Brouillette Reveals Comprehensive Nuclear Energy Strategy

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced a strategy for Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage, a direct result of the efforts of the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group established by President Trump in July 2019. 
 
The Working Group's report proposes a number of actions that are designed to support the entire U.S. nuclear energy sector. These actions fall under four main objectives:
  • Provide immediate support for the U.S. uranium mining and conversion industry
  • Revitalize and strengthen the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle and the domestic nuclear industry
  • Re-establish U.S. leadership in next generation nuclear technology through research and demonstration projects
  • Support U.S. nuclear exports through financing and trade mechanisms
ANS commends the Administration for addressing challenges that face the nuclear community. ANS will closely monitor the implementation of the strategy as we work with Congress to advance legislative action on a number of recommendations in the report.

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Public Intelligence – Federation Of American Scientists

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Public Intelligence – Federation Of American Scientists: Hobbled by secrecy and timidity, the U.S. intelligence community has been conspicuously absent from efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the most serious national and global security challenge of our time.

The silence of intelligence today represents a departure from the straightforward appro

Some body to hold - The fight with Huawei means America can’t shape tech rules | United States | The Economist

Some body to hold - The fight with Huawei means America can’t shape tech rules | United States | The Economist: The protocols for the future are being written in standards bodies that US companies cannot attend

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’: WASHINGTON (AP) — What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America's very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it...

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’: WASHINGTON (AP) — What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America's very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it...

COVID-19: New York Times Revives its Role in Chinagate – Consortiumnews

COVID-19: New York Times Revives its Role in Chinagate – Consortiumnews: UPDATED: The paper of record is again laundering, without skepticism, U.S. intelligence meant to ratchet up tensions with China, just as it did with Russia, writes Joe Lauria.
By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News
During the saga of Russiagate The New York Times was the main vehicle for unname

WHO warns 'long way to go' in coronavirus crisis

WHO warns 'long way to go' in coronavirus crisis: The global coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries still in the early stages of the fight, health experts have warned as researchers revealed the first US deaths from the disease came weeks before the alarm was raised there. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 180,000

New York to launch tri-state virus tracing program with Michael Bloomberg's help - Reuters

New York to launch tri-state virus tracing program with Michael Bloomberg's help - Reuters: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would work with neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey on a joint program to trace the contacts of people exposed to the coronavirus outbreak to try to prevent further spread.

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Status Report - S1074-7613(20)30120-5.pdf

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Status Report - S1074-7613(20)30120-5.pdf

Don't Wear a Mask for Yourself - The Atlantic

Don't Wear a Mask for Yourself - The Atlantic: Much of the confusion around masks stems from the conflation of two very different uses.

Flattening the curve won’t lead to coronavirus turning point, study finds | South China Morning Post

Flattening the curve won’t lead to coronavirus turning point, study finds | South China Morning Post: Projections by a Chinese-US team indicate that South Korea and New Zealand are among the best performers in the global crisis at balancing economics with disease controls.

Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | medRxiv

Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | medRxiv: Background: By early April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had infected nearly one million people and had spread to nearly all countries worldwide. It is essential to understand where and how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted. Methods: Case reports were extracted from the local Municipal Health Commissions of 320 prefectural cities (municipalities) in China, not including Hubei province, between 4 January and 11 February 2020. We identified all outbreaks involving three or more cases and reviewed the major characteristics of the enclosed spaces in which the outbreaks were reported and associated indoor environmental issues. Results: Three hundred and eighteen outbreaks with three or more cases were identified, involving 1245 confirmed cases in 120 prefectural cities. We divided the venues in which the outbreaks occurred into six categories: homes, transport, food, entertainment, shopping, and miscellaneous. Among the identified outbreaks, 53.8% involved three cases, 26.4% involved four cases, and only 1.6% involved ten or more cases. Home outbreaks were the dominant category (254 of 318 outbreaks; 79.9%), followed by transport (108; 34.0%; note that many outbreaks involved more than one venue

Satellite data show 'highest emissions ever measured' from U.S. oil and gas operations

Satellite data show 'highest emissions ever measured' from U.S. oil and gas operations: Findings published today in the journal Science Advances show that oil and gas operations in America's sprawling Permian Basin are releasing methane at twice the average rate found in previous studies of 11 other major U.S. oil and gas regions. The new study was authored by scientists from Environmental Defense Fund, Harvard University, Georgia Tech and the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research.

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton With Michael Hudson: US Coronavirus "Bailout" Is a $6 Trillion Scam | naked capitalism

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton With Michael Hudson: US Coronavirus "Bailout" Is a $6 Trillion Scam | naked capitalism: Michael Hudson explians why the coronavirus bailouts are even more of a gimmie to the rich than they look.

As crisis rages, Europeans react to US role with sadness, disbelief - The Boston Globe

As crisis rages, Europeans react to US role with sadness, disbelief - The Boston Globe: The pandemic has done more than take lives and livelihoods. It is shaking fundamental assumptions about American exceptionalism — the special role the United States played for decades after World War II as the reach of its values and power made it an example to the world.

Mass. reports new daily high in coronavirus cases amid thousands of additional tests - The Boston Globe

Mass. reports new daily high in coronavirus cases amid thousands of additional tests - The Boston Globe: Governor Charlie Baker also urged residents to continue to visit hospitals for necessary treatment for other serious ailments. And in an afternoon Globe town hall, Mayor Walsh said « we're probably in for another four, five, six weeks of what we’re going through today. »

The Most Essential Service - The Catholic Thing

The Most Essential Service - The Catholic Thing: David Warren: The Church, divine but also worldly, founded the first hospitals and trained the first doctors and nurses. Does that mission still endure?

Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week | World news | The Guardian

Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week | World news | The Guardian: Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide ‘can rid the body of Covid-19’ days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment

Coronavirus Live Updates: Navy Recommends Reinstating Captain; Georgia Businesses Reopen - The New York Times

Coronavirus Live Updates: Navy Recommends Reinstating Captain; Georgia Businesses Reopen - The New York Times: The F.D.A. warned the anti-malaria drugs can cause dangerous abnormalities in heart rhythm. Disinfectant makers warned against improper use of their products after President Trump touted their power to kill the virus.

The Sea of Galilee Is Finally Completely Full — and Empty


The Sea of Galilee Is Finally Completely Full — and Empty

After almost 30 years in which the shrinking lake retreated further and further from the shore, it is now overflowing its banks. Yet the coronavirus lockdown means no one is here to enjoy it

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-sea-of-galilee-is-finally-completely-full-and-empty-1.8792995?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=haaretz-most-read&utm_content=https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-the-sea-of-galilee-is-finally-completely-full-and-empty-1.8792995

ER doctors on how coronavirus is impacting communities of color in Mass. | Boston.com

ER doctors on how coronavirus is impacting communities of color in Mass. | Boston.com

PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Heads Toward Approval in California

PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Heads Toward Approval in California: California regulators are being advised to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from bankruptcy with new controls designed to prevent a

80,000 California wildfire victims weigh their futures, and PG&E’s - SFChronicle.com

80,000 California wildfire victims weigh their futures, and PG&E’s - SFChronicle.com: PG&E fire victims have until May 15 to vote on the company’s bankruptcy plan. Many have already done so, but others are holding out, hoping to secure a better deal.

PG&E CEO to Step Down After Tumultuous Year - WSJ

PG&E CEO to Step Down After Tumultuous Year - WSJ: Chief Executive Bill Johnson will step down on June 30, the company said, leaving the troubled utility after a little over a year at the helm.

Membership Information -- ANS / About ANS

Membership Information -- ANS / About ANS

Atomflot orders new nuclear icebreaker - Marine Log

Atomflot orders new nuclear icebreaker - Marine Log: Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation reports that its subsidiary FSUE Atomflot, the world’s only operator of nuclear powered icebreakers, has signed a contract with shipbuilder Zvezda LLC for construction of a new

Japan's Tepco weighs options over projected tsunami threat to Fukushima plant - Reuters

Japan's Tepco weighs options over projected tsunami threat to Fukushima plant - Reuters: Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is assessing a government report that highlights the threat of another tsunami overwhelming its wrecked Fukushima nuclear station, the company said on Wednesday.

GEH To Hold Webinar For Potential Suppliers In Canada :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

GEH To Hold Webinar For Potential Suppliers In Canada :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced that it will conduct a webinar for Canadian suppliers interested in providing material, equipment and services in support of the possible construction of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Canada.



The webinar, scheduled for 28 April, will be conducted in cooperation with the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI).



GEH said the webinar will enable OCNI member companies including suppliers, manufacturers and contractors to learn more about the BWRX-300 and steps the company is taking to pursue licensing of the reactor technology in Canada.

Petition calls for Indian Point nuclear plant to continue operating - Nuclear Engineering International

Petition calls for Indian Point nuclear plant to continue operating - Nuclear Engineering International: A group of more than 5000 environmentalists, business people, climate activists and healthcare professionals have signed a petition to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to postpone the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power...

Inside TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant producing carbon-free power - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Inside TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant producing carbon-free power - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports: Channel 3 was able to go inside the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy to find out why nuclear energy is better for the environment and how the power is generated.

Entergy confirms some employees of Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant tested positive for coronavirus

Entergy confirms some employees of Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant tested positive for coronavirus: A spokesperson with the company said that the employees that tested positive called in sick and got tests done with their doctors.

Plant Vogtle surpasses 100 positive COVID-19 cases

Plant Vogtle surpasses 100 positive COVID-19 cases: Plant Vogtle officials now say 109 of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Trump officials pitch nuclear plan that would bolster struggling uranium industry | TheHill

Trump officials pitch nuclear plan that would bolster struggling uranium industry | TheHill: The Trump administration on Thursday outlined its plan for revitalizing the U.S. nuclear energy industry in a move that would boost uranium mining while benefiting just a handful of companies.

China Firmly opposes politicization of nuclear energy cooperation by US

China Firmly opposes politicization of nuclear energy cooperation by US: The United States set out a strategy for reviving the nation's nuclear industry on Thursday that recommends granting US energy regulators the power to block imports of

Trump officials eye blocking uranium from Russia, China to help U.S. nuclear industry - Reuters

Trump officials eye blocking uranium from Russia, China to help U.S. nuclear industry - Reuters: Trump administration officials on Thursday recommended granting U.S. energy regulators the ability to block imports of nuclear fuel from Russia and China and detailed plans for setting up a government stockpile of uranium sourced from domestic miners.

Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group's Strategy To Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership | Department of Energy

Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group's Strategy To Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership | Department of Energy: Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group's Strategy To Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership

Carnegie Mellon research suggests our view of COVID-19 is going to change with ‘digital surveillance’ | ZDNet

Carnegie Mellon research suggests our view of COVID-19 is going to change with ‘digital surveillance’ | ZDNet: A new heat map of crowd-sourced data on COVID-19 symptoms, compiled by Carnegie Mellon University scientists, is going to change how we look at the spread of the disease. It has profound implications for epidemiology more generally.

Pandemic Shutdown Is Speeding Up The Collapse Of Coal


Pandemic Shutdown Is Speeding Up The Collapse Of Coal


https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/23/842807177/pandemic-shutdown-is-speeding-up-the-collapse-of-coal?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-04-24%20Utility%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:26967%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive

Electric grid challenges will grow if COVID-19 impacts extend into summer demand season: NERC

 

Electric grid challenges will grow if COVID-19 impacts extend into summer demand season: NERC


https://www.utilitydive.com/news/electric-grid-challenges-will-grow-if-covid-19-impacts-extend-into-summer-d/576705/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-04-24%20Utility%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:26967%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive

'It's really heartbreaking': California's clean energy programs hit hard by COVID-19


'It's really heartbreaking': California's clean energy programs hit hard by COVID-19


https://www.utilitydive.com/news/its-really-heartbreaking-californias-clean-energy-programs-hit-hard-by/576687/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-04-24%20Utility%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:26967%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive

New York hits the brakes on 2.5 GW solicitation of offshore wind due to COVID-19


New York hits the brakes on 2.5 GW solicitation of offshore wind due to COVID-19


https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-york-hits-the-brakes-on-25-gw-solicitation-of-offshore-wind-due-to-cov/576712/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-04-24%20Utility%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:26967%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive

CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News

CNL, Moltex collaborate on SMR fuel development : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK-based Moltex Energy. Funded through CNL's Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative, the agreement includes work to support aspects of Moltex Energy’s nuclear fuel development programme for its Stable Salt Reactor, a 300 MWe small modular reactor design.

Russia prepares for next icebreaker series : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Russia prepares for next icebreaker series : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: Rosatom subsidiary FSUE Atomflot and shipbuilder Zvezda LLC have signed a contract on the construction of the Leader nuclear icebreaker. Part of Project 10510 and the first LC-110 icebreaker to be built, Leader will be capable of breaking through ice more than 4.5 metres thick.

Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival


Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

24 April 2020
Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Working-group-lays-out-strategy-for-reviving-US-in

Thursday, April 23, 2020

ANS Webinars


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At the forefront of research and innovation
Participate in the second installment of the ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs series, featuring Argonne National Laboratory, on Thursday, April 30, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT.
 
Learn about Argonne's storied history and how the lab is supporting key nuclear energy and other initiatives of national and international significance. The webinar is free and open to all. Register now.
 
From the start, Argonne has been at the forefront of research and innovation. In 1946, as an outgrowth of the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago, Argonne was established as a nuclear engineering, chemistry, and materials laboratory to develop peaceful uses for a revolutionary new source of energy: nuclear power. Today, nearly every commercial reactor in existence owes its development to seminal research conducted at Argonne.
 
Building on this heritage, Argonne continues its work to advance the safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy and to apply its nuclear technology expertise to current and emerging programs. Argonne supports key U.S. Department of Energy nuclear energy initiatives, including leading the nation's program for development and demonstration of fast reactor and fuel recycle technologies that promise to improve the affordability of nuclear power, enhancing the assurance of safety and security and minimizing the quantity of radioactive waste.
 
Panelists
  • Temitope Taiwo, Interim Director, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Meimei Li, Manager, Nuclear Materials
  • Darius Lisowski, Manager, Reactor Safety Testing & Analysis
  • Jordi Roglans-Ribas, Deputy Program Manager and Nuclear Technical Integration Principal, Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Program
  • Melissa Rose, Nuclear Engineer
  • Nicolas Stauff, Principal Nuclear Engineer
  • John Stevens, Program Manager, Reactor Material Management
  • Rick Vilim, Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and NDE Sensors
Moderator 
Alisha Kasam-Griffith, Nuclear Engineer
Learn more about other upcoming live and on demand ANS webinars.

The Critical Metal Trump Is Desperate To Secure | OilPrice.com

The Critical Metal Trump Is Desperate To Secure | OilPrice.com: COVID-19 will lead to a recession worse than the Great Depression, warns the IMF, but one crucial commodity will thrive while everything else crumbles

PG&E CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits | Energy Central

PG&E CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits | Energy Central

Bechtel CEO to White House: Infrastructure investment could help save economy | Power Engineering

Bechtel CEO to White House: Infrastructure investment could help save economy | Power Engineering: A robust investment in U.S. infrastructure is badly needed and could be the antidote for the economic collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Brendan Bechtel, CEO of the major engineering, procurement and construction firm bearing his family’s name, recently put out a statement on the company website in response to the White House request...

Plant Vogtle surpasses 100 positive COVID-19 cases

Plant Vogtle surpasses 100 positive COVID-19 cases: Plant Vogtle officials now say 109 of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The effects of coronavirus measures on electricity markets | Utility Dive

The effects of coronavirus measures on electricity markets | Utility Dive: Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.

The Nuclear Industry Pushes Back Against Coronavirus

The Nuclear Industry Pushes Back Against Coronavirus: The Nuclear Industry first developed pandemic response plans in 2006, but they were revised in March. Many seem obvious, like stockpiling critical protective gear and implementing screening methods for employees and visitors to critical facilities, but it’s the execution that takes real effort.

Get ready! ANS is taking the Annual Meeting online -- ANS / Newswire

Get ready! ANS is taking the Annual Meeting online -- ANS / Newswire

Rolls-Royce Wins ‘Significant’ Contract For Loviisa Nuclear Station :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Rolls-Royce Wins ‘Significant’ Contract For Loviisa Nuclear Station :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: UK engineering company Rolls-Royce has been awarded a “significant contract” by Finland utility Fortum to perform the partial renewal of the engineered safety features actuation system (Esfas) functions at Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power station.



Esfas is a critical safety nuclear instrumentation & control (I&C) system which automatically manages safety features such as the isolation of main steam lines, main feedwater and emergency feedwater.

UK's Hartlepool nuclear station Unit 2 back online despite workarounds due to coronavirus | Power Engineering

UK's Hartlepool nuclear station Unit 2 back online despite workarounds due to coronavirus | Power Engineering: Nuclear-powered Unit 2 is back in operation at Hartlepool Power Station in northeast England, but it’s operating in a unique way as staff deal with the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic same as other plants around the world. The second reactor at the 1,100-MW plant restarted recently following a planned maintenance and refueling outage. It...

Government Announces Plans To Revive Carem-25 SMR Project :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Government Announces Plans To Revive Carem-25 SMR Project :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: Argentina is to resume work on the prototype Carem-25 small modular reactor project, the refurbishment of the Atucha-1 nuclear power plant, and a used fuel dry storage facility at Atucha, Nucleoel├ęctrica Argentina announced on 21 April.



Energy minister Sergio Lanziani said the projects, on which work was suspended last year because of “breaches by contractor companies”, are vital for the country.



The decision to resume work on the projects was taken on 17 April during a videoconference of Nucleoel├ęctrica’s shareholders. The majority shareholder is the state.

Former EPA head Mike Stoker appointed to federal energy board - Santa Barbara News-Press

Former EPA head Mike Stoker appointed to federal energy board - Santa Barbara News-Press: Former local elected official and head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region Mike Stoker…

NRC Delivers Briefing On Indian Point Decommissioning | WAMC

NRC Delivers Briefing On Indian Point Decommissioning | WAMC: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing with reporters Tuesday about the upcoming decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The

NextEra, NRC pressed for pandemic plan at Seabrook Station | Local News | newburyportnews.com

NextEra, NRC pressed for pandemic plan at Seabrook Station | Local News | newburyportnews.com: SEABROOK – Two Massachusetts senators and a congressman are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and NextEra Energy to release more information on how they are protecting workers from the

Nuclear agency clears way for long days, weeks for Palo Verde employees | CBS 5 Investigates | azfamily.com

Nuclear agency clears way for long days, weeks for Palo Verde employees | CBS 5 Investigates | azfamily.com: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the operator of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station permission to work its employees 18 hours per day and as many as 86 hours

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Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Episode #2: 'Waterskiing with Churchill' & Lessons in Utility Leadership with Lincoln Bleveans
 
Today we bring you the second episode of the inaugural Energy Central podcast series: "Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast." If you didn't catch our premiere episode last week, check out our... Click to continue
 
 
 
Energy Central Podcasts, Voices of The Community, Energy Central
 
 
Introducing Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast and Our Inaugural Episode Featuring Dan Yurman
 
Energy Central is thrilled to announce that we're finally getting into the podcast arena with our inaugural podcast series "Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast." With this first podcast... Click to continue