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This Web Portal is made available to I2M Clients, Associates, geoscientists and the general public worldwide with a focus on scientific topics of interest offered by the management of I2M Associates, LLC. More →

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Resources relating to astrogeology, off-world natural resource exploration and development, planet defense, and associated news of space developments. Also including information related to off-world activities, such as the development of robotics and to serious reports of extraterrestrial life that may create unintended consequences for humans.

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I2M Associates, LLC is a professional practice offering experienced engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and other scientists with many years in environmental assessments, including remediation management, mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the environmental and mining industries, and environmental site assessments, due diligence assessments, and impact assessments in addition to brownfield redevelopment and management (as well as grant application assistance) in the U.S, and for state ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Kirk Sorensen reports that the short answer to the title question is that uranium-fueled reactors can be built right away, but they use fuel inefficiently. Thorium-fueled reactors, on the other hand, are fuel-efficient, almost perfectly so, but that comes at the end of a three-phase process, with the first phase shared by thorium and uranium fuel.

Uranium is the only element with a naturally occurring fissile isotope, meaning the isotope nucleus splits into two smaller nuclei when struck by a neutron traveling at any speed. Few isotopes are fissile. But all thorium and nearly all ur... More →
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The May 6 earthquake lies at the northern end of the New Madrid seismic zone, which ruptured in three Magnitude-7 or greater earthquakes in the winter of 1811-1812. The events occurred a few weeks apart on December 16, January 23, and February 7. They damaged the frontier communities in the area and were felt throughout the central and eastern U.S (Hough and Page, 2011). Sand blows, where groundwater shoots up through the soil and erupts at the surface, and other evidence of severe liquefaction, occurred in the sediments of the Mississippi Embayment where the water table is within a few feet o... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

For the first time, scientists have built a transistor out of carbon nanotubes that can run almost twice as fast as its silicon counterparts. This is big, because for decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how to build the next generation of computers using carbon nanotube components, because their unique properties could form the basis of faster devices that consume way less power.

Making carbon nanotube transistors that are better than silicon transistors is a big milestone, said one of the team, Michael Arnold, from the University of Wisconsin. This achievement has be... More →
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The Sn-W Panasqueira mine, in activity since the mid-1890s, is one of the most important economic deposits in the world. Arsenopyrite is the main mineral present as well as rejected waste sulphide. The long history is testified by the presence of a huge amount of tailings, which release considerable quantities of heavy metalloids into the environment. This work assesses soil contamination and evaluates the ecological and human health risks due to exposure to hazardous materials.

The metal assemblage identified in soil (Ag-As-Bi-Cd-Cu-W-Zn, potentially toxic elements (PTEs)) reflect... More →
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Martin, et al., report that arsenic in dust and aerosol generated by mining, mineral processing and metallurgical extraction industries, is a serious threat to human populations throughout the world. Major sources of contamination include smelting operations, coal combustion, hard-rock mining, as well as their associated waste products, including fly ash, mine wastes and tailings. The number of uncontained arsenic-rich mine waste sites throughout the world is of growing concern, as is the number of people at risk of exposure.

Inhalation exposures to arsenic-bearing dusts and aeroso... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Licensing small modular reactors (SMRs) presents a new opportunity for standardization in the nuclear power industry, Vanessa Jakovich, counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, told delegates at the World Nuclear Association 41st Annual Symposium in London. Jakovich, who chairs the WNA Licensing and Permitting Task Force, said traditional licensing frameworks and standards pose challenges in terms of standardization and cooperation. But, noting that 19 of the current reactor designs being considered by regulators are SMRs, she said, this seems to be the new world.

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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Centeno, et al., have assembled a special issue Geoscience dealing with current and future medical geology including ... elevated levels of arsenic in drinking water in dozens of countries including the U.S., mercury emissions from coal combustion and its bioaccumulation in the environment, the impacts of mercury, arsenic, and lead mobilizations in surface and groundwater in regions were artisanal gold mining is conducted, the residual health impacts of geologic processes such as volcanic emissions, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and geogenic dust, exposure to fibrous minerals such as asbe... More →
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FAST will also cover two to three times more sky area thanks to its innovative design of an active primary surface. A science instrument with an order of magnitude improvement in any of its capacities which is also able to explore new dimensions in parameter space is likely to generate unexpected discoveries.

FAST aims to find out more on the greatest mysteries of our universe such as dark matter and dark energy, and would also seek out gravitational waves and radio emissions from stars and galaxies, and possible signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life. In theory, if there is civ... More →
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Cecille De Jesus reports that it takes between three to six months for a probe to reach Mars from Earth. A new concept space train called Solar Express is challenging that time frame ... it would, hypothetically, be able to transport people and cargo from earth to Mars in less than two days.

Imaginactive founder, Charles Bombardier, and his team aim to create Solar Express in a way were it could travel at around 1% the speed of light, which is 3,000 km (1,864 miles) per second. The concept started out with identifying what makes space travel expensive and inefficient. In space, the ... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that scientists at the GE Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their efficiency and speed.

SiC is a synthetic crystalline compound of silicon and carbon with diamond-like strength and resistance to high temperatures, along with excellent abilities to conduct electricity. The most effective application of SiC in the solar industry is i... More →
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