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

Dr Conca says No. In fact, 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 our 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 scientists.

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

The U.K. plans to invest in new nuclear power following the France lead, but breaking ranks with Germany and the big Green pressure groups.

The U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change published this infographic, but then took it down. Businesses reaping billions in subsidies from solar and wind deemed it unhelpful.

The facts according to the U.K. government?

Acres required to power 6 million homes:

Wind 250,000 acres
Solar 130,000 acres
Nuclear 430 acres (in construction)...160 acres in operation.

The Daily Telegraph call... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Jason Deign reports that a company touting a new nuclear reactor design landed CAD$5.3 million ($4 million) last month to complete the first phase of its vendor design review. The Series A funding achieved by Canadian firm Terrestrial Energy, from unnamed investors, added to a March grant of CAD$5.7 million ($4.4 million) from the Canadian government to bring the companys total fundraising to CAD$22.5 million ($17.2 million) so far.

Terrestrial Energy is looking to use the money to commercialize an Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design based on Manhattan Project-related resea... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Gail Reitenbach (pp. 42 to 52) reports that the second World Nuclear Exhibition was held at a moment in time when the prospects for nuclear power are both tantalizing and frustrating. One thing is clear ... The dynamics of the nuclear power industry have changed recently, and so have the solutions proposed for achieving greater certainty.

One of the strongest arguments nuclear power has going for it these days, around the world, is that generating power with fissile material does not emit carbon dioxide. Whether that attribute is enough to ensure the industry current footprint, neve... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

NEI opines that the U.S. nuclear energy plants are the largest source of carbon-free power. They produce clean, reliable electricity as well as well-paying jobs. Although several dependable nuclear plants have closed in recent years for economic reasons, nuclear energy is getting a fresh look for its ability to produce vast amounts of power without emitting greenhouse gases. And with new reactor designs, both big and small, scientists and technologists are re-engineering the future of nuclear energy for the benefit of all.

Built in a factory and delivered by truck to locations in ne... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

James Hansen, et al., opines that to solve the climate problem, policy must be based on facts and not prejudice. Alongside renewables, Nuclear will make the difference between the world missing crucial climate targets or achieving them. The authors have dedicated their scientific careers to understand the processes and impacts of climate change, variously studying ocean systems, tropical cyclones, ice sheets and ecosystems as well as impacts on human societies. They have used both climate models and geological records of past climates to better understand lessons from warmer periods in the Ear... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Jude Clemente opines that as a non-carbon source of baseload energy, it will be virtually impossible to meet climate change and environmental goals without a major expansion of nuclear energy. Today, nuclear accounts for 5% of global energy supply and 11% of world-generated electricity and is 0% of CO2 emissions.

Nuclear faces a bright future under both IEA World Energy Model Reference Case and the 450 Scenario, the latter setting an energy pathway consistent with the goal of limiting the global increase in temperature to 2 degrees C by limiting concentration of greenhouse gases in... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca opines that Party Platforms are generally tools to appease the faithful, and the Democratic and Republican Party 2016 Platforms do just that. However, in different ways, both of these platforms would do irreparable harm to our National environmental health and energy infrastructure. Unfortunately, this has become a normal state of affairs in the new ideology-over-science era that America has entered over the past few years.

Kiona Davis and Tammy Adereti compared the Democratic and Republican platforms with respect to energy issues, and they found the parties even further a... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Tom Lydon reports The Global X Uranium ETF, which tracks uranium miners, has stumbled for several years and over that time, there has been no shortage of uranium market observers voicing bullish opinions on the commodity. Uranium remains controversial even five years after the 2011 Fukushima incident in Japan (No one died or was irradiated).

In response to the fallout, anti-nuclear activists have aggressively petitioned courts to block restarting the plants. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has also been a vocal nuclear power proponent, arguing that atomic power, which generated ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Hydrogeology & Water Resources

It is actually a frozen soil wall around the four crippled reactor units, intended to block the flow of groundwater and prevent its mixing with contaminated water. The principal benefit of the frozen barrier compared with a physical barrier is that it avoids the challenges of building a wall around such underground obstacles as pipes, and creates a seamless barrier. Its effectiveness was demonstrated in tests held in March through April of 2014, when it maintained the ground temperature below 0 degrees Celsius.

The barrier is being funded by the government, with construction being u... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Nuclear power has been a constant, with the nearest plant to NYC, Entergy Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, working nearly around the clock this summer to provide power needed to keep the lights, and the air conditioners, on in New York City and its suburbs.

Without Indian Point to meet demand, experts say, New York would have to rely on dirtier and more expensive sources of power, such as the dual-fired plants flipped on to meet so-called superpeaks and natural gas, which in NY State can be pricey because of distribution bottlenecks. And that is why experts are scratching the... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Rafi Letzter blogs that the U.S. has committed to cutting 80% of the greenhouse gases it currently pumps into the air by 2050. It is a major project, and an expensive one, too. But Columbia University environmental economist Geoffrey Heal said nuclear power could cut those costs significantly. Here is why...

Shifting to an 80% cleaner grid will likely involve building up solar and wind from about 6% to 66% of total electric generation on the U.S. grid. In addition to the costs of the windmills and photovoltaic panels themselves, the country will need to build giant batteries and int... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Megan Dailey reports that while there is no telling exactly when oil will be bouncing back for real, we can see pretty clearly how the uranium price will be taking off within the next year or two. It is important to note that uranium does not trade on the open market like oil does. You do not invest directly in the commodity, but rather in the companies that work with it.

That said, uranium does cater to the whims of supply and demand. Over the past 10 years, uranium prices have been beaten to a pulp. Before 2007, investment into energy technologies, nuclear included, was rising ste... More →
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Index / Coal / Exploration, Production, Coal Ash, Rare Earths

Sally McPherson blogs that less than a year ago the coal industry was said to be terminal, and yet the commodity has recently staged a comeback, with its steepest price rise in five years. The cargo prices from the Newcastle terminal (Australia) are seen as the benchmark for Asia, and they have jumped by more than 35% since mid-June this year, up to almost $US70 per tonne.

The increase in prices is due to mine closures in Australia, the U.S. and Indonesia, along with policy changes by authorities in China, which has limited its production of coal to 276 days per year, cutting output... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

David Louis reports that Energy Fuels Inc.(EFI), is quickly becoming a leading producer of uranium in the U.S. Although the company does not have any mines currently producing in the Grand Canyon state, an exploratory site eight miles south of Tusayan is showing promise. The company announced that drill intercepts have located several large and high-grade areas of mineralization at its Canyon Mine, the site of a previous small-scale conventional uranium mine with a surface disturbance of 15 acres, located in the Arizona strip.

The company is currently conducting underground delineat... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation, China

Work starts on Fuqing 6 turbine building, China

Reactor internals installed at third Tianwan unit, China

Russia connects Novovoronezh 6 reactor to grid, Russia

Russia notes progress with fast reactor technology, Russia

Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit, United Arab Emirates

Preferred site chosen for NuScale SMR, Utah
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WNN reports that the 11 units do not include those already under construction, Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Novovoronezh and Rostov, or the floating reactor Academician Lomonosov. The BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors are to be built at the Beloyarsk and South Urals nuclear power plants.

The decree also approves building a facility to produce high-density U-Pu nitride fuel and the construction by 2025 of the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor. BREST-OD-300 is part of Russian state nuclear corporation Proryv, or Breakthrough, project to enable a closed nuclear fuel cycle. The ult... More →
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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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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.

Re Uranium (pag... More →
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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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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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