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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Russian Money Talks. America Was All Ears. - Bloomberg

Russian Money Talks. America Was All Ears. - Bloomberg

Gulf Coast Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster - Bloomberg

Gulf Coast Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP Disaster - Bloomberg

A Plea for Common Sense on Missile Defense « LobeLog

A Plea for Common Sense on Missile Defense « LobeLog

The EU on the JCPOA: Neither “Fix” nor Nix « LobeLog

The EU on the JCPOA: Neither “Fix” nor Nix « LobeLog

Donald Trump didn't create danger of presidential dictatorship, he inherited it


Donald Trump didn't create danger of presidential dictatorship, he inherited it


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/18/we-wouldnt-freaking-out-dictator-trump-if-we-saw-our-past-tyrants-what-they-were-james-bovard-column/587500001/

Obama's DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concerns | TheHill

Obama's DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concerns | TheHill

AAAS 2018 Annual Meeting

AAAS 2018 Annual Meeting

Trump’s Iran Policy Is More about Rollback than Nukes

Trump’s Iran Policy Is More about Rollback than Nukes


http://lobelog.com/trumps-iran-policy-is-more-about-rollback-than-nukes/#more-41594

Homeland Security orders federal agencies to start encrypting sites, emails | ZDNet

Homeland Security orders federal agencies to start encrypting sites, emails | ZDNet

NEI calls for reform to design certification process

NEI calls for reform to design certification process

Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities | IAEA

Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities | IAEA

Opinion Article: Nuclear Weapons and World Peace: U.S. Playing The Role of Arsonist and Firefighter - Solomon Times Online

Opinion Article: Nuclear Weapons and World Peace: U.S. Playing The Role of Arsonist and Firefighter - Solomon Times Online

[Editorial] Trump’s message during SK visit will be crucial to peacefully resolving nuclear issue : Editorial & Opinion : News : The Hankyoreh

[Editorial] Trump’s message during SK visit will be crucial to peacefully resolving nuclear issue : Editorial & Opinion : News : The Hankyoreh

Where the Russian uranium scandal might lead

Where the Russian uranium scandal might lead

J.P. Morgan to Buy Payments Firm WePay in First Major Fintech Acquisition - WSJ

J.P. Morgan to Buy Payments Firm WePay in First Major Fintech Acquisition - WSJ

South Africa to generate 9,600 megawatts of nuclear capacity as Zuma appoints new energy minister – Nigeria News Today 2017

South Africa to generate 9,600 megawatts of nuclear capacity as Zuma appoints new energy minister – Nigeria News Today 2017

Study finds 5.3% of domestic and Russian seafood contains radioactive material : International : News : The Hankyoreh

Study finds 5.3% of domestic and Russian seafood contains radioactive material : International : News : The Hankyoreh

Minister: Armenian Nuclear Power Plant closure is economic, not political issue

Minister: Armenian Nuclear Power Plant closure is economic, not political issue

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

US to extend nuclear cooperation deal with Japan: official- Nikkei Asian Review

US to extend nuclear cooperation deal with Japan: official- Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's nuclear watchdog to require new cooling system for boiling water reactors | The Japan Times

Japan's nuclear watchdog to require new cooling system for boiling water reactors | The Japan Times

Energy Voice | US nuclear plant under watchdog's eyes after fault found - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Energy Voice | US nuclear plant under watchdog's eyes after fault found - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

NRG Energy Pulls Controversial California Gas Project - Power Engineering

NRG Energy Pulls Controversial California Gas Project - Power Engineering

Yerevan May Scrap Plans For New Nuclear Plant

Yerevan May Scrap Plans For New Nuclear Plant

NATO Nuclear Exercise Underway With Czech and Polish Participation |

NATO Nuclear Exercise Underway With Czech and Polish Participation |

US commander must 'imagine the unimaginable' on NKorea

US commander must 'imagine the unimaginable' on NKorea

N. Korea nuclear test site may be a 'Tired Mountain': 38 North

N. Korea nuclear test site may be a 'Tired Mountain': 38 North

Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions

Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions

Chinese Slowdown May End Nuclear's Last Hope for Growth - The Energy Collective

Chinese Slowdown May End Nuclear's Last Hope for Growth - The Energy Collective

Integrated Farming Finds Success in India with Help of Nuclear Science

Integrated Farming Finds Success in India with Help of Nuclear Science

Rice is one of the crops being cultivated as part of this integrated crop-livestock farming project in India. (Photo credit: N. Jawerth/IAEA)

Farmers have teamed up with scientists to find new ways to produce more food, improve the quality of their farmland and earn more money. With the help of nuclear techniques, they now have a method for producing high quality livestock and more crops while protecting the health of their soil for a future of more fertile farming.
“Given the importance of agriculture and the limited resources available, we need to find ways to make better use of what we have and become more efficient,” said V. Ramesh Saravana Kumar, Principal Investigator of this project facilitated by the IAEA in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “With the methods demonstrated in this project, we have shown that sustainable, integrated crop-livestock farming is the answer.”
Approximately 70% of people in India rely on agriculture as a source of income. Many conventional farming methods involve inorganic fertilizers and using only one crop type each season, which puts a strain on farmers’ soil and water resources. This often leads to less productive crop yields, which in turn means less food and lowered incomes. As the already strained situation gets worse due to climate change, farmers are now in need of more efficient modes of production.
Scientists at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University have used nuclear and isotopic techniques to study soil and water use and select and grow crops that thrive on local farms (see The Science box). They integrated their findings with effective livestock production methods involving cattle and goats to develop an easy-to-follow, crop and livestock-based organic farming system.
The project has so far resulted in an increase in organic carbon content in the soil, which gives it structure and makes it healthier and better for growing crops. Livestock reproductive performance has also gone up, including a 15% increase in the cattle’s milk production as well as significant increases in the size of the goats.
“After seeing the positive results, the farmers understand that integrated crop-livestock techniques, which also lead to more organic farming, are the only way to a healthier life. They are now more willing to take part in similar research and advice,” said Kumar. The government at all levels is also now encouraging the use of this method, he added.   
A cycle of growing crops and feeding livestock
The new integrated method is based on a more organic, self-sustaining approach: after farmers grow and harvest crops, they feed livestock the leftover plant parts and grass from the fields, which results in nutrient-rich dung and urine that serves as an organic fertilizer for growing new crops. They then repeat the process. Over time, this revitalizes the soil’s structure and replenishes important nutrients for plants to grow, as well as provides a steady source of healthy feed for livestock.
“Conventional techniques are not sustainable. Instead of continuing business as usual, we can use this integrated farming approach to make the most of land and nutrient resources not just in India, but also potentially worldwide,” said said Lee Kheng Heng, Head of the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the IAEA.
Ten other countries are now also testing, developing and implementing this integrated livestock-cropping system under the umbrella of this project. So far, in addition to the success in India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya and Uganda have also been showing promising results.
“What is especially encouraging with these techniques is that they are not limited to certain geographical areas or climates. If land is suitable for crop cultivation, it’s suitable for integrated crop-livestock practices,” Heng said. “This project has demonstrated that this integrated farming approach will have a significant impact on the future of agriculture in India and worldwide.”
THE SCIENCE
To confirm the effectiveness of the integrated crop-livestock approach, scientists use nuclear techniques involving the nitrogen-15 and carbon-13 isotopes. Nitrogen-15 and carbon-13 are stable isotopes, and scientists are able to track these isotopes to measure, for example, how efficiently crops consume nitrogen.
Scientists do this by introducing samples of nitrogen-15 into the soil around the crops. Over several months they observe how much nitrogen-15 is absorbed by the plants. This provides crucial information about how efficiently the crops use the nutrients.
Similarly, scientists add samples of carbon-13 to the soil to assess soil quality. As nutrients are recycled in the soil, organic carbon content goes up. Scientists can measure the changes in organic carbon content by tracking the carbon-13.

Chinese-Built Steam Generator On Route To Fuqing Unit 5 -

Chinese-Built Steam Generator On Route To Fuqing Unit 5 -

PSC asked to help ratepayers get back $1 billion from bungled nuclear project | The State

PSC asked to help ratepayers get back $1 billion from bungled nuclear project | The State

Electricity Customers in 30 States Could Foot the Bill for Perry’s Coal Bailout - Center for American Progress

Electricity Customers in 30 States Could Foot the Bill for Perry’s Coal Bailout - Center for American Progress

French regulator highlights safety risks at nuclear reactors globally, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

French regulator highlights safety risks at nuclear reactors globally, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

SA cannot afford more nuclear power, says former Eskom CEO | The Citizen

SA cannot afford more nuclear power, says former Eskom CEO | The Citizen

Planned decommissioning of KEPCO reactors puts pressure on gov't energy goals - The Mainichi

Planned decommissioning of KEPCO reactors puts pressure on gov't energy goals - The Mainichi

A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Atlantis Resources Ltd presses government for subsidy support for tidal power project

Atlantis Resources Ltd presses government for subsidy support for tidal power project

Your Renewable News | Atlantis Resources provides MeyGen operation & production update

Your Renewable News | Atlantis Resources provides MeyGen operation & production update

Scots tidal at full power - Event | reNEWS - Renewable Energy News

Scots tidal at full power - Event | reNEWS - Renewable Energy News

Chinese-Built Steam Generator On Route To Fuqing Unit 5

Chinese-Built Steam Generator On Route To Fuqing Unit 5

Bechtel Selected For Savannah River Joint Venture - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Bechtel Selected For Savannah River Joint Venture - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Kansai Electric to scrap 2 old nuclear reactors at Oi plant - Japan Today

Kansai Electric to scrap 2 old nuclear reactors at Oi plant - Japan Today

Desalination plans underway for SA | SA News

Desalination plans underway for SA | SA News

Longtime Yucca Mountain booster in Congress makes his pitch in Nevada - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper

Longtime Yucca Mountain booster in Congress makes his pitch in Nevada - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper

FirstEnergy nuclear charges still before lawmakers, opponents fight earlier increases at Supreme Court | cleveland.com

FirstEnergy nuclear charges still before lawmakers, opponents fight earlier increases at Supreme Court | cleveland.com

Florida rejects some recovery for proposed new FPL nuclear reactors

Florida rejects some recovery for proposed new FPL nuclear reactors

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space - ABC News

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space - ABC News

NUCLEAR: National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future -- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

NUCLEAR: National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future -- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

Regulators say no to FPL nuclear fees with no financial analysis

Regulators say no to FPL nuclear fees with no financial analysis

In a rare rebuke of FPL, state utility regulators reject request for nuclear cost recovery | Tampa Bay Times

In a rare rebuke of FPL, state utility regulators reject request for nuclear cost recovery | Tampa Bay Times

NUCLEAR: National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future -- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

NUCLEAR: National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future -- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

Russian Nuclear Scandal - What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Russian Nuclear Scandal - What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Bombshell: FBI found Russia bribery, extortion plot in US nuclear industry - in 2009 - Hot Air Hot Air

Bombshell: FBI found Russia bribery, extortion plot in US nuclear industry - in 2009 - Hot Air Hot Air

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says | TheHill

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says | TheHill

U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

More 'imprudent' evidence | Editorials | postandcourier.com

More 'imprudent' evidence | Editorials | postandcourier.com

Small modular nuclear reactors needed: Letters, Oct. 18

Small modular nuclear reactors needed: Letters, Oct. 18

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup October 18, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
October 18, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

The Latest: Nuclear envoys meet over North Korean threat

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-allies-stress-diplomacy-north-korean-nukes-50553826

Hecker: Time to insert the control rods on North Korea

https://thebulletin.org/time-insert-control-rods-north-korea11198

United States

The Worst Defense

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/10

NNSA Completes First Production Unit of W80-1 Alt 369

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-completes-first-production-unit-w80-1-alt-369

Production of W76-1/Mk4A Arming Fuzing Subsystem completed on time and budget

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/production-w76-1mk4a-arming-fuzing-subsystem-completed-time-and-budget

WIPP will get more space

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/wipp-will-get-more-space/article_24edb2c2-ded8-5bdf-97fa-8fe34fad7f08.html

International

Iran nuclear deal: EU statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/10/16-iran-nuclear-deal-eu-jcpoa/

Trump's Iranian nuclear deal speech ricochets across the Middle East

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/355867-trumps-iranian-nuclear-deal-speech-ricochets-across-middle-east

Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-khamenei/khamenei-says-iran-will-shred-nuclear-deal-if-u-s-quits-it-idUSKBN1CN167

Confronting Iran Doesn’t Have to Mean Scrapping Nuclear Deal

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/strategic-view/confronting-iran-doesnt-mean-scrapping-nuclear-deal

Dershowitz: Iran is violating the deal

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/355949-iran-is-violating-the-deal

An Exit from the Top in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis?

http://lobelog.com/an-exit-from-the-top-in-the-iranian-nuclear-crisis/

Through a periscope darkly: the nuclear undersea competition in Southern Asia is just beginning

https://warontherocks.com/2017/10/through-a-periscope-darkly-the-nuclear-undersea-competition-in-southern-asia-is-just-beginning/

US to extend nuclear cooperation deal with Japan: official

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/US-to-extend-nuclear-cooperation-deal-with-Japan-official

India to Launch 2nd Strategic Nuclear Sub by End of 2017

https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/india-to-launch-2nd-strategic-nuclear-sub-by-end-of-2017/

General Interest

Japanese A-bomb survivor and activists press nations to ratify nuclear ban pact

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/17/national/japanese-bomb-survivor-activists-press-nations-ratify-nuclear-ban-pact/#.WedXW_lSxrS


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Forum to Address Decommission of Pilgrim Plant

Forum to Address Decommission of Pilgrim Plant

Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil And Gas wastewater


Getting Dangerously Creative With Oil And Gas wastewater

By By Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog,   /  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 AM
The oil and gas industry has a massive wastewater problem. And if the growing dialogue about new ways of dealing with it are any indication, it may get worse if we aren’t careful. Cost concerns, pressure to conserve water, and other factors have led some oil and gas companies to consider new ways to manage

UK eyes state-owned decom company; US accelerates nuclear support, injects into Vogtle

 

UK eyes state-owned decom company; US accelerates nuclear support, injects into Vogtle


https://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/uk-eyes-state-owned-decom-company-us-accelerates-nuclear-support-injects-vogtle?utm_campaign=NEI%2018OCT17%20Newsletter%202&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=2f1ae6774e284da9a81dc25e04c950ba&elq=538f28ccbbfd4a46b2e4c90a91ab88d3&elqaid=31692&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=15675

Automation, cutting upgrades set to slash reactor removal costs

 

Automation, cutting upgrades set to slash reactor removal costs


https://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com/automation-cutting-upgrades-set-slash-reactor-removal-costs?utm_campaign=NEI%2018OCT17%20Newsletter%202&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=78aaf3ff6d7a4318be5894b51dce4ec8&elq=538f28ccbbfd4a46b2e4c90a91ab88d3&elqaid=31692&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=15675

Webinar: ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update – Generation to Generation: An Energy Evolution

 

ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update – Generation to Generation: An Energy Evolution


We will be releasing our semi-annual issue of The Energy Industry Update. Themed “Generation to Generation: An Energy Evolution,” this Update examines a broad array of strategic issues propelling, and challenging, our industry and explores how utilities are responding and adapting to them. Between Illinois’ grid transformation progress, the future of utility solar, and changes to and potential solutions for FERC-regulated wholesale markets, the energy industry is changing significantly and for the long term. It is more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve. Topics include: 

 • Nuclear Power-This section plans to lay out a roundup of recent events on new nuclear innovations. It also has a discussion on the industry and the government about the future of nuclear along with a small modular reactors update. 

• LNG – This section includes an overview of the local developments in a Global Market, the status of LNG terminals in North America, an overview of changing global LNG market dynamics, outlook for demand and supply from US LNG export terminals and their status. It also covers possible implications for the North American gas market. 

• Competition at the Crossroads – FERC has attempted to find a price formation construct in competitive electric markets that provides long-term market stability. It is a difficult economic problem that so far evades a simple solution. What is the problem? What is causing it? What can be done? 

• Stirring Up the Generation Mix –Is nuclear generation at the risk of retirement with an increasing switch to wind and solar power generation? Does the “Two step forward, one step backward” mantra prove the strengthening of the production of the solar and wind energies juxtaposed to the nuclear, along with the credit of being the ‘non-emitting’ fuels? 

 Several of our experts will be leading a webinar on Friday, November 3 from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT. You can hear from our experts including Cristin Lyons, partner and grid transformation practice leader at ScottMadden; Paul Quinlan, clean tech manager at ScottMadden; and Stuart Pearman, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden. 

 You can register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8821663650101420035?source=ScottMadden%27s+reach+out


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department - The New York Times

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department - The New York Times

The Energy Collective Daily: To Save Coal, Will Trump Kill Electricity Competition?

To Save Coal, Will Trump Kill Electricity Competition? | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

China Focus: Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China Focus: Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Conservative think tank: Plan to help coal, nuclear power ‘arbitrary’ | TheHill

Conservative think tank: Plan to help coal, nuclear power ‘arbitrary’ | TheHill

The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

What Miniature Nuclear Reactors Could Mean For The World | OilPrice.com

What Miniature Nuclear Reactors Could Mean For The World | OilPrice.com

THE POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER - CNL Nuclear Review

THE POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER - CNL Nuclear Review

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup October 17, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
October 17, 2017
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

North Korea says "nuclear war may break out any moment"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-warns-nuclear-war-may-break-out-any-moment/

Russia steps up as go-between on North Korea

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Russia-steps-up

N.K. unlikely to talk until securing ICBM capability that levels playing field: Robert Gallucci

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/10/16

Note on the Question of Iran/North Korean Cooperation

http://isis-online.org/isis-reports/detail/note-on-the-question-of-iran-north-korean-cooperation

United States

The President’s Power to Start a Nuclear War

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/opinion/trump-nuclear-war.html?_r=0

U.S. Navy Launches Most High-Tech & Stealthy Nuclear Attack Submarine Ever

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/us-navy-launches-most-high-tech-stealthy-nuclear-attack-22741

Daniel Ellsberg warns of nuclear dangers in the era of Trump

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/17/ellsberg-warns-of-nuclear-dangers-in-the-era-of-trump_partner/

International

Trump: 'Total Termination' of Iran Nuclear Deal Possible

https://www.voanews.com/a/donald-trump-total-termination-possible-iran-nuclear-deal/4072667.html

This is what Hans Blix told me about the dangers of Donald Trump’s foreign policy

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-risks-repeating-errors-in-iraq-a8003376.html

Russian, Iranian Diplomats to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal This Week: Ifax

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-17/russian-iranian-diplomats-to-discuss-iran-nuclear-deal-this-week-ifax

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration

Trump’s Iran Strategy Looks Ominously Familiar

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/16/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-215717

Trump’s U-turn may see Iran join North Korea as a nuclear state

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2150443-trumps-u-turn-may-see-iran-join-north-korea-as-a-nuclear-state/?cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-Echobox

The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2017/10/17/the-iran-nuclear-deal-without-the-united-states/#73efb5dd3c94

General Interest

Nuclear Fallout Shelters Were Never Going to Work

http://www.history.com/news/nuclear-fallout-shelters-were-never-going-to-work

We Almost Learned What Happens When Nuclear Missile Subs Collide

https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/In-2009-We-Almost-Found-Out-What-Happens-When-Nuclear-Missile-Su-109040948


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Nuclear Reactor Market Trends and Key Players – Areva, CNNC, Rosatom, Westinghouse Electric Company, CGN, Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy, KHNP and More - openPR

Nuclear Reactor Market Trends and Key Players – Areva, CNNC, Rosatom, Westinghouse Electric Company, CGN, Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy, KHNP and More - openPR

UK Announces Plans To Invest £460 Million In Nuclear Energy

UK Announces Plans To Invest £460 Million In Nuclear Energy

This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons | The National Interest Blog

This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons | The National Interest Blog

This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons | The National Interest Blog

This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons | The National Interest Blog

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow | TheHill

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow | TheHill

What Can Save the Staggering U.S. Nuclear Industry?

What Can Save the Staggering U.S. Nuclear Industry?

Zuma's nuclear agenda behind #CabinetReshuffle – analyst | Cape Times

Zuma's nuclear agenda behind #CabinetReshuffle – analyst | Cape Times

Russian Nuclear Scandal - What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Russian Nuclear Scandal - What Did Hillary Clinton Know? | National Review

Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia

Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia

Bribery Plot Uncovered By FBI Before Obama Administration Approved Moscow Nuclear Deal | Survival

Bribery Plot Uncovered By FBI Before Obama Administration Approved Moscow Nuclear Deal | Survival

Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’ : EU Reporter

Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance ‘top priority’ : EU Reporter

Salt Mining to Resume at WIPP


Salt Mining to Resume at WIPP

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This continuous miner, located underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, is capable of cutting out salt and depositing it into a vehicle for transport to the surface.

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Mining operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are expected to resume this fall for the first time in more than three years, helping EM fulfill its mission of emplacing transuranic waste from generator sites around the country.
   Mining for Panel 8 is expected to restart later this month or in early November, with completion of the partially-mined panel scheduled for 2020, according to Dave Sjomeling, undergound deputy operations manager with WIPP management and operations contractor Nuclear Waste PartnershipMiners have completed testing of the mining equipment to be used in Panel 8.
   More than 112,000 tons of salt will be removed from the underground to complete the panel, which will contain seven disposal rooms for waste emplacement. Each disposal room is 300 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 13 feet high. Rooms generally hold about 10,395 55-gallon drum equivalents.

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A finished disposal room ready to receive waste drums. Each room can hold more than 10,000, 55-gallon drums. There are seven rooms per panel.  

   “The resumption of mining represents an important step for WIPP and our workforce,” Carlsbad Field Office Manager Todd Shrader said. “Panel 8 will provide additional space for the emplacement of transuranic waste as our waste handler crews continue to emplace waste in Panel 7.”
   Panel 8 mining began in late 2013, but was halted following separate fire and radiological events that suspended emplacement operations. Workers will re-mine the current roof (called the back) at the panel’s entrance and install rock bolts to provide stability.
   Miners use a continuous miner — a machine designed to remove salt rock from the WIPP underground. They load the mined salt into a haul truck, which deposits it into a hoist that carries the material 2,150 feet to the surface for removal. WIPP uses a room and pillar system, where the mined material is extracted across a horizontal plane, creating arrays of rooms and pillars.
- Contributor: Khushroo Ghadiali

EM Update | Vol. 9, Issue 20 | Oct. 17, 2017

EM Update | Vol. 9, Issue 20 | Oct. 17, 2017
GreenBar

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. - The New York Times

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. - The New York Times

Secretary Of Energy Rick Perry Announces First Shipment Of U.S. Crude Oil To India

 

Secretary Of Energy Rick Perry Announces First Shipment Of U.S. Crude Oil To India

By By U.S. Department Of Energy,   /  Monday, October 16, 2017 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that on October 2, 2017, the first-ever shipment of U.S. crude oil arrived in India. Following Prime Minister Modi’s visit with President Trump, Indian companies ramped up purchases of U.S. crude. “I am proud of the collaborative work between the United States and India that

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