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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Other, RTGs, Thorium, Helium-3 and Fusion Research

The Korean Times reports that South Korea state-run laboratory said that it has successfully developed a technology for the mass production of tritium-breeder pebbles for nuclear fusion energy. The technology allows the annual production of more than 50 kilograms of tritium breeder pebbles, which is one of two core fuels used for nuclear fusion energy, according to the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI). Another fuel, called deuterium, is naturally abundant while tritium can in the past only be produced artificially by atomic explosions for example.

Although this needs to be ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Deep Sea Mining

WNN reports that the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is reviving plans from the 1980s to establish a system for the underwater exploration of mineral resources. The Russian Nuclear Community reports that federal agencies are considering the use of a nuclear reactor to power this proposed system.

The project, named Iceberg, will use a nuclear power unit that meets all the safety requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the report. A new entity involving Rosatom, the Russian Defense Ministry, Gazprom, the... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Purpose of Presentation at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Conference & Trade Fair, Austin, Texas:

1. To Increase Communications between the General Public, Regulatory Agencies (TCEQ, RRC, TDSHS) and the Uranium Industry,

2. Encourage Research by BEG and TWDB on Issues Important to Uranium Industry and to the General Public,

3. Encourage Research on Health and Regulatory issues important to the General Public,

4. Encourage Recruiting Graduates and Professionals Interested in Working in the Uranium Industry, and

5. Encoura... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

In general, commodities prices began to rally at the beginning of Q2 after hitting rock-bottom in Q1 (2016), raising the question of whether this represents a turnaround in the downward trend that began in Q3 2014 or just a temporary increase. Analysts agree that while commodities prices are unlikely to undershoot the lows registered at the beginning of 2016, the formation of bottoms could occur in the coming months. The Consensus view, however, is that the nascent recovery is here to stay, but its pace is expected to be slow and uneven across different commodities.

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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNN reports that Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

The BN-800 reactor was brought to minimum controlled power for the first time in June 2014, at which time commercial operation was planned for the end of that year. However, in December 2014 Rosenergoatom announced that nuclear fuel for the unit would first be developed further. It was brought again to the minimum controlled power level in August 2015, and again in November 2... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ikata 3 had been idle since being taken offline for a periodic inspection in April 2011. However, Shikoku began the process to restart Ikata 3 on 12 August and the reactor attained criticality the following day. The 846 MWe pressurized water reactor resumed power generation on 15 August and since then output from the unit has been gradually increased.

Ikata 3 became the fifth Japanese reactor to resume operation under new safety standards introduced following the March 2011 incident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant after the tsunami.

Unit 1 of Kyushu Electric Power Company... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Paige Blankenbuehler asks the question ....Is the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant good or bad for the climate? At the end of June, 2016. nearly 100 environmentalists (often aka Nuclear Adversaries) marched through the streets of Oakland, California, stopping to picket an unlikely foe ... the Sierra Club. While most of their comrades waved signs outside the concrete building expansive front windows, a small group took the elevators upstairs to the main office and began chanting ... We are on a mission to stop all emissions ... But you are wrong about one thing ... nuclear power, t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Kathiann M. Kowalski reports that two Democratic lawmakers concerned about job losses in their southeast Ohio districts have spoken out in support of a FirstEnergy plan that critics say is an unlawful bailout of a nuclear power plant. In letters filed with Ohio regulators this week, state senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) and representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) stressed the fact that the FirstEnergy Sammis power plant employs 350 to 400 people in their area.

The jobs sustained by this facility have a significant impact on the people, businesses, and communities of Jefferson Cou... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Emily Gosden opines that new small nuclear reactor technology should be built at the site of a former nuclear power station in Wales, a committee of Welsh MPs has said. The Trawsfynydd nuclear plant in Snowdonia National Park has been shut down since 1991 and is undergoing the lengthy process of decommissioning.

In a report, MPs on the Welsh Affairs select committee said the site would make an ideal location to build small modular reactors, dubbed mini-nukes, and urged the Government to designate it as a site for their construction.

Trawsfynydd was not included on the lis... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Peter Bradford opines that since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and customer subsidy based on promises of economic and environmental benefits. Many of these promises are unfulfilled, but new ones take their place. More subsidies follow (Fact check needed here !!).

Today the nuclear industry claims that keeping all operating reactors running for many years, no matter how uneconomic they become, is essential in order to reach U.S. climate change targets. Economics have always challenged U.S. reactors (Fact check here too). After more than 100 construction... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Motta opines that in a course I teach at Penn State, we discuss the characteristics of an ideal electricity production portfolio for the U.S. and consider what form of energy policy would best achieve it. The class typically identifies the most important factors as cost, reliability of supply, public safety and environmental impact. Students also cite other characteristics, such as national security, domestic availability of fuels and technologies, and electric grid stability.

Because no real-world energy source fulfills all of these characteristics, we have to make compromises ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ryan Call, of the The Pueblo Chieftain, CO, reports that Colorado Public Utilities Commission received an earful from Pueblo residents at the public hearing over a proposed 4.8% rate hike by Black Hills Energy. While the Pueblo local electric utility provider seeks the rate increase mostly to pass along to consumers the cost of building a new $65 million, 40-megawatt natural gas turbine, others argue the cost of energy continues to go up, not only for Black Hills customers, but across the state, as a result of state and federal environmental regulations.

As part of a 2004 ballot ini... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

1. A New Consent-Based Approach to Siting
Siting storage or disposal facilities has been the most consistent and most intractable challenge for the U.S. nuclear waste management program. Of course, the first requirement in siting any facility centers rests on the ability to demonstrate adequate protection of public health and safety and the environment.

2. A New Organization to Implement the Waste Management Program
DOE and its predecessor agencies have had primary responsibility for implementing U.S. nuclear waste policy for more than 50 years. In that time, DOE has ach... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca says Clinton generally supports nuclear energy. She does not want any nuclear power plants to close prematurely, particularly the New York Indian Point nuclear plant. Clinton says that rapidly shutting down the U.S. nuclear power fleet puts ideology ahead of science and would make it harder and costlier to build a clean energy future, agreeing with EPA chief Gina McCarthy, leading climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and almost all nuclear and geoscientists.

But Clinton opposes the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository and supports the President Blue Ribbon Commission recommenda... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that Dr. James Hansen, a leading climate scientist in the world, sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming. The letter was prompted by a recent announcement by P,G and E to close its well-running, low-carbon, low-cost nuclear reactors at Diablo Canyon because of political pressure from the state of California and especially Liberal Lt. Governor Mansion.

New York addressed this issue just last week when it passed a true Clean Energy Standard that supports both renewables and nuclear.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Uranium One Inc. is one of the world largest uranium producers with a globally diversified portfolio of assets located in Kazakhstan, the U.S. and Tanzania. Uranium One is owned by indirect subsidiaries of State Atomic Energy Company ROSATOM, Uranium One Holding N.V. and JSC U1 Group. ROSATOM is the Russian state-owned nuclear industry operator.

In Kazakhstan, Uranium One Inc. holds a 70% interest in JV SMCC, which owns the Akdala and South Inkai uranium mines, a 50% interest in JV Karatau, which owns the Karatau uranium mine, a 50% interest in the JV Akbastau, which owns the Akbast... More →
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Index / Gas Shales / Economics

Chris Mooney opines that in this time of ambitious plans for clean energy growth, two of the U.S. largest states by population, California and New York, have both mandated that power companies get fully 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Only, there is a problem .. Because of the particular nature of clean energy sources like solar and wind, you can not simply add them to the grid in large volumes and think that is the end of the story. Rather, because these sources of electricity generation are intermittent... solar fluctuates with weather and the daily cycle, w... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Mark J. Perry opines that nuclear energy was conceived in hope that the peaceful use of the atom would provide reliable and affordable electricity for millions of Americans and improve our quality of life. That hope has come closer to realization than anyone could reasonably have expected when the process began more than 60 years ago.

Notwithstanding opposition from anti-nuclear adversaries, nuclear energy is too important to let slip away. It is vital to ensuring a dependable supply of electricity, helping to maintain a diverse energy mix that keeps electric rates as low as poss... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Uranium prices have lost some ground over the course of the past month. On 8 July, uranium traded at USD 26.5 per pound, which was down 6.2% from the same day in June and was 22.6% lower on a year-to-date basis. Moreover, the price was down 27.4% from the same day last year.

Prices have been under significant pressure since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011 and since then the recovery in uranium prices has been very slow, mainly because the market remains oversupplied. However, the negative sentiment that the Fukushima incident created will likely start to fade sooner rathe... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Resource Evaluation

Steve Cicala reports that in the early days of electricity, it was difficult to transmit electricity long distances. So it made sense to build power plants close to population centers and transport fuel over these great distances via rail or barge. Over time it got cheaper to transmit electricity, but the regulatory framework has been slow to catch up and largely continues to treat power generation as a local issue.

The impact of this historical approach is evident when looking at where coal comes from today, and where it is eventually burned. Twenty-five counties in just a handful ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that Exelon announced that it will buy the James A Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant in upstate New York from Entergy. The two companies reached an agreement worth $110 million following the NY adoption of a Clean Energy Standard that supports nuclear energy as well as renewable energy.

When approved by state and federal regulatory agencies, Entergy will transfer Fitzpatrick operating license in mid-2017 to Exelon, which operates two other New York nuclear plants, Nine Mile Point and Ginna, along with 21 other reactors from Illinois to New Jersey. This transfer will ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Luke Ramseth reports that the seemingly not-so-bright future for the U.S. nuclear industry was a key focus Tuesday at the Intermountain Energy Summit. Experts noted that older nuclear plants closing prematurely, and new ones facing expensive regulations are the cause of the attitudes expressed. They lamented lingering fears among a small segment of society (mostly Liberals) about safety, and the industry lack of success in shifting the conversation toward nuclear benefits.

Speeches and discussion panels focused on nuclear energy and renewables such as wind and solar power. This year... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Chris Berry reports that nuclear power, despite its major PR challenges (relative to low natural gas prices, lack of state and federal support as a clean energy, Liberal hysteria about solar and wind demonstration projects producing high electric bills, etc.), nuclear power continues to remain a mainstay of the U.S. and global power mix. As reactor technology continues to advance and the need for clean and reliable sources of base-load (grid) power only become more evident as the global population continues to swell, nuclear power will remain firmly fixed in the global power mix.

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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Russell Ray opines that more than a dozen U.S. nuclear power plants have now either closed, are in the process of closing or are at high risk of closing. About half of the U.S. nuclear plants are no longer profitable. Why is that?

Nuclear power is the best option for meeting the U.S. clean energy goals. Consider this ... Nuclear power accounts for 67% of the U.S. zero-carbon electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Yet, the business of nuclear power is collapsing because the market cannot support the U.S. available capacity. Why?

Simply put, i... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Clinton platform for the 2016 election, which is listed on the official website of the Democratic National Convention, totally overturns the Democratic party previous platform, does not mention energy sources that provide more than half of the U.S. electricity and calls for green energy to grow at an unrealistic rate. This is likely designed to foster support from the Bernie people.

Here are the top five problems with the current Clinton energy platform.

1: The Platform Trashes Obama All Of The Above Energy Policy.

The phrase all of the above does not appe... More →
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