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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Steve Sebelius reports that Harry Reid did his level best to fight the nuclear waste repository during his long career in Congress, stripping funds from its budget and promoting the idea of on-site storage at nuclear plants in dry casks. Reid repeatedly insisted that Yucca Mountain was closed, dead and forever destined to remain a monument to political folly, an $8 billion hole in the ground, thanks to Democrat stupidity.

According to E and E News, a draft list of questions directed to Department of Energy officials indicates the Yucca Mountain project is not dead, at least in the m... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Tom Henry reports that President-elect Donald Trump advisers are seeking help from the U.S. Department of Energy on ways they might stave off more premature closures of nuclear plants struggling because of intense competition from natural gas and renewable energy. The move comes one day after another nuclear plant appears headed for premature closure because of failing economics. It might help FirstEnergy Corp. Beaver Valley plant near Pittsburgh, the Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio, and the DTE Energy Fermi 2 nuclear plant in Ohio remain in the mix.

Jennifer Young, FirstEnergy sp... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

WNN reports that developing production capacity to meet the world uranium needs, rather than the availability of uranium resources, is a likely challenge over coming years according to the latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint report on uranium resources, production and demand.

Known as the Red Book, Uranium 2016 - Resources, Production and Demand was published on 30 November. It is the 26th edition of the report, currently updated every two years, and provides a reflection of information current as of 1 January 20... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

The Honorable Kevin Scarce reports that South Australia can safely increase its participation in nuclear activities. Such participation brings social, environmental,
safety and financial risks. The state is already managing some of these risks, and the remainder are manageable.

Some new nuclear fuel cycle activities are viable. One in particular, the disposal of international used fuel and intermediate level waste, could provide significant
and enduring economic benefits to the South Australian community.

Viability analysis undertaken for the Commission determin... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

This NEA-IAEA report presents the results of the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and offers a statistical profile of the world uranium industry as of 2015. It contains official data provided by 37 countries and 12 national reports on uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements...

1. Projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor related uranium requirements through 2035 are presented, as well as a discussion of long-term uranium supply and demand issues.

2. Total identified uranium resources have increased b... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dan Petrella reports that Bill Stoermer, spokesman for the Quad-Cities Nuclear Plant in Cordova, said the bill, when signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, will ensure the continued operations of the Clinton and Quad-Cities nuclear power stations for a decade and protects 4,200 related jobs.

Along with keeping open two of the state reliable and efficient nuclear power plants, passage of the bill will maintain Illinois competitive electric rates and preserve and create tens of thousands of jobs, Stoermer added. The Cordova facility employs about 800 people and is Rock Island County's ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Andrew Follett reports that nuclear power plants have far less environmental impacts than any other energy source, according to top International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials. They also said nuclear power is more sustainable than wind or solar because waste is fully accounted for and plans to decommission plants exist before reactors are even built.

As for the future, nuclear power plants (NPPs) and nuclear sites are the most sustainable energy sources in terms of environmental impact, of course, if there are no nuclear disasters, Mikhail Chudakov, deputy director of the IA... More →
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Index / Hydroelectric Power (Dams and Pumped Storage)

Dr. Conca reports that the Department of Energy released a plan to expand hydropower by 50% through electrifying existing dams and emplacing pumped hydro storage at existing non-powered dams to facilitate more intermittent renewables like wind and solar onto the electric grid.

According to DOE Hydropower Vision, the United States could increase its hydropower electricity generation capacity from about 100 GW to 150 GW by 2050 by energizing existing dams (dams that presently have no ability to produce power), upgrading plants already producing power with more capacity, and constructi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Other, RTGs, Thorium, Helium-3 and Fusion Research

Eric Roston, of Bloomberg, blogs that fusion has always drawn energy futurists. It is the perfect topic for them, since it has been 30 years away for at least four decades. While fission produces energy by splitting atoms of uranium or plutonium, fusion would eliminate planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions if scientists could only harness its power in a controlled fashion.

Such technology would not produce long-lasting radioactive waste, and unlike a sun that sets or wind that dies down, fusion would not need battery back-up. It would work all the time, not unlike the current fis... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that companies like Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter sell digital ads but contribute little in terms of employment, job multipliers or tax receipts. Their revenues are small, ten times less than their value. On the other hand, Exelon produces enormous amounts of cheap, clean energy, in this case from nuclear power. Exelon brings in more revenue than it is valued, and supports tens of thousands of jobs.

The media firms are hailed as leaders of the new economy, despite their insignificant contributions to employment or products. They manage their message carefully to r... More →
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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

Alan Stern and the New Horizons Team presented a PPT at the recent Plenary Session with Masursky Lecture, Monday, March 16, The 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21,25, 2016.

PLUTO SYSTEM
MEASUREMENT OBJECTIVES

Group 1 Objectives ...

1. Characterize the global geology and morphology of Pluto and Charon
2. Map surface composition of Pluto and Charon
3. Characterize the neutral atmosphere of Pluto and its escape rate

Group 2... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry



An outstanding Video presentation by Michael Shellenberger.
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues

Cecille De Jesus reports that French President Francois Hollande announced at this year UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco that all coal power plants in the country will cease operations by 2023. Hollande also acknowledged U.S. President Barack Obama crucial role in creating the Paris agreement, which was signed last year by 175 countries vowing to reduce carbon emissions significantly by exhausting the best options available to science.

Hollande also mentioned that signing the Paris agreement is irreversible and that the U.S. must honor the commitment it made in th... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Bec Crew reports that physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity that we probably only have about 1,000 years left on Earth, and the only thing that could save us from certain extinction is setting up colonies elsewhere in the Solar System.

he suggest that we must continue to go into space for the future of humanity, Hawking said in a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week. I do not think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet. The fate of humanity appears to have been weighing heavily on Hawking of late ... he has also recently c... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Dr. Scott Pace testified to the U.S. Senate that while space touches every aspect of modern life, he focused on human space exploration, as that topic is the one whose future is most in doubt today. This is unfortunate, as human space activities are among the most interdisciplinary of enterprises, requiring skills from every field of geoscientific and technical endeavor. Their successful accomplishment requires a degree of systems engineering skill found only in the most complex and demanding programs.        

The ability and willingness of ... More →
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Index / Federal Resources / US Geological Survey (USGS)

This anti-nuclear blog reports that the alleged U.S.G.S. laboratory fraud included a study about uranium in the environment and included ISL samples (In situ leach uranium), uranium environmental task force and much more. It is unclear if the ISL research was for proposed ISL uranium mining or for historic or both. One specific study mentioned was assessment of uranium in the environment in and around Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona for possible groundwater restoration.

Anyone who has followed this blog for awhile has learned, if they never knew it before, that you can not tru... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Greg Klein reports that to those who watch uranium, its underachieving price has not just been an ongoing disappointment. It is a source of frustration to those who have made bullish forecasts. Lackey has been less surprised than others, however.

He spoke at a conference last year and might have been the only one who thought uranium was actually going to go down this year, he recalls. It did go down, but way more than he thought, which was about $29 or $28. He thought everybody else was too optimistic about Japan restarting all the units and we have seen excess supply coming out of ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues

Dr. Conca concludes that the public may not be the best judge of risk. If you ask someone what they are afraid of, they will say things like radiation, fluoridated water, or vaccinations, things that are generally not dangerous. We are only just beginning to realize that texting while driving is really a big problem, or that overuse of opioid medications are leading to a national epidemic of heroine deaths. And these two only because of a flood of advertisements and documentaries on the subjects.

This is an important issue. Without understanding what real risks are, well-intentioned... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues

Dr. Conca realizes that many journals and on-line publications need sensational headlines to attract readers. It seems necessary in these times of social media and 24-hour news cycles. But it becomes unethical to push bad science without doing at least a little due diligence. I understand anti-nuke ideology cares little about science and is never held to any technical standard, but in some cases reporting bad science hurts people who need good science to make personal decisions for themselves and their families.

A recent textbook case of this malfeasance is the Fukushima-induced thy... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues

Dr. Conca reports that the McClatchy newspaper chain published a sensational report in late 2015 that suggested over 30,000 nuclear workers at weapons facilities across the United States died from radiation-induced cancer when, in fact, it is impossible to show that even a dozen died.

Over 50,000 workers who worked at U.S. weapons sites over a period of about 40 years have received monetary compensation if they got cancer, regardless of whether the cancer was caused by radiation or not. However, authors Hotakainen, Wise, Matt and Ehlinger of this report decided that if someone recei... More →
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Dr. Conca opines that it is highly unlikely that the issues surrounding energy will make any difference in who we choose for our next President. Other concerns, and a few character traits, drown out energy as an important issue in this election. That said, there are distinct differences among the four presidential nominees with regard to energy.

Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy with a tilt towards non-fossil fuels, including nuclear, to address climate change. Some particulars can be summarized as:

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

Dom Galeon reports that MIT researchers using the Alcator C-Mod reactor have achieved a new nuclear fusion pressure record of more than 2 atmospheres of pressure. The Alcator C-Mod is set to retire after over 23 years of use but its nuclear fusion experiments have brought us closer to nearly unlimited clean energy.

Nuclear fission reactors have been within our grasp for 50 years now, but harnessing the power of the Sun through stable nuclear fusion has eluded us. Stable nuclear fusion involves a plasma particle density, its confinement time, and its temperature, reaching a particula... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues

A generalized reference to most subjects Nuclear Power. It contains good resources and graphics generated from Google but it lacks focus of treatment but is of historical interest. Most are pre-2012 references at last visit.

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The purpose the Linkpedia management is to give the 1.2 Billion mobile youths a chance to connect socially through their shared passions and interests thus creating a global network with access to all perspectives, as opposed to the often p... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues

UEC reports that one of the best kept secrets in Texas is that uranium has been continually mined since the late 1950s. Uranium mining was initially conducted by open-pit mining followed by conventional milling to produce yellowcake, which is harnessed to produce electrical energy in nuclear power plants. In the early 1970s, a new environmentally sensitive means of extraction was developed in South Texas addressing concerns about the disturbance of the surface of the land, dewatering portions of the aquifer to enable men and equipment to work beneath the surface, and later forming vast areas o... More →
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Index / Hydroelectric Power (Dams and Pumped Storage)

Dr. Conca reports that recently (mid-2016), a federal judge forced discussion of a radical step to save endangered salmon: taking out four somewhat large hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington State. These four dams include Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams. They are fairly old dams and were not optimized for salmon survival. They were built primarily for navigation of barge and various river traffic, for low-carbon power, and to lesser degrees for flood control and irrigation.

And despite millions of dollars spent on fish passage i... More →
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