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

NEI reports that The Boulder Daily Camera offers what can only be called an economic populist objection to nuclear energy, such as -

......On the economic side, we have this Darwinian capitalism that emphasizes profit at all costs. Nothing can ever be done without everybody slurping at the trough, somewhat of an unstated mandate to always put the risk on the other guy and not pay for it ourselves, and the disastrous need for short-term profits. This would force the operators and owners to cut corners on maintenance and safety, use low-cost unqualified labor, try to circumvent the ru... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Will Boisvert reports that four years ago a large earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan. More than 15,000 people were killed. A subsequent nuclear meltdown added fear to grief. As terrible as the meltdown appeared to be - with the accumulated hydrogen gas igniting and blow the roof off the pumphouse, it did not have significant public health consequences, much less catastrophic than many feared and some continue to claim.

On the fourth anniversary of the tsunami, earthquake, and meltdown, journalist Will Boisvert investigated and unearthed five public health findings fro... More →
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Llewellyn King reports that the 17 rare earth elements have energy supply by the throat. They are used in everything from oil refineries to solar and wind generators. These rare earths are, as John Kutsch, director of the Thorium Energy Alliance, says, the great multipliers. They make metals stronger, generators more efficient, cell phones smaller, television sets sharper, and laptops lighter. They are, in their way, as important to modern manufacturing as energy.

Back in the days, the U.S. was a major supplier of rare earths - with supplemental supplies coming from countries aroun... More →
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Nick Cunningham reporter for oilprice.com asks a well biased question -
Can nuclear help avoid the worst effects of climate change? Does that mean the O and G folks believe there is a problem in Houston?

The International Energy Agency recently provided a roadmap for nuclear power, detailing how the technology could help keep global temperature increases within a 2-degree scenario. According to the IEA report, between 2015 and 2050 total installed nuclear power capacity around the world would need to more than double from 396 gigawatts to 930 GW.

To get there, the IE... More →
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Llewellyn King, reporter for oilprice.com, laments that this will be an unhappy year for Vernon, a small town in the state of Vermont. It is losing its economic mainstay. The owner of its proud, midsized nuclear plant, which has sustained the community for 42 years, Entergy, is closing the plant. Next year the only people working at the plant will be those shuttering it, taking out its fuel, securing it and beginning the process of turning it into a kind of tomb, a burial place for the hopes of a small town.

What may be a tragedy for Vernon may also be a harbinger of a larger, multi... More →
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World Nuclear News reported that China has now resumed construction of new nuclear power plant projects, starting with the fifth unit at the Hongyanhe nuclear plant in Liaoning. All nuclear construction in China has been halted for the past 15 months.

The pouring of first concrete for the reactor basemat marks the official start of construction of the unit, the first of two that will form the second phase of the Hongyanhe plant. A total of some 4452 cubic meters of concrete will be poured to complete the foundation slab of the unit, plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering Corpor... More →
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Christine Todd Whitman says that with oil prices low, it would be easy to perceive that we as a nation have our energy issues under control. But despite the current benefits derived from oil prices that have not been this low in six years, we still need an overarching energy policy for the U.S. In 1977, President Carter outlined a national energy plan based on 10 principles, the first of which was that we can have an effective and comprehensive energy policy only if the government takes responsibility for it and if the people understand the seriousness of the challenge. Those words are just as... More →
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Alan Caruba blogs that the American people have spent 30 years and 15 billion dollars to determine whether Yucca Mountain would be a safe repository for the U.S. civilian and defense-related nuclear waste. Compare that with the one year and 45 days it took to build the Empire State Building or the five years it took to build the Hoover Dam in the depths of the Great Depression. In the first half of the last century, Americans knew how to get things done, but the rise of environmentalism, aka adversarialism, in the latter half, starting around the 1970s, has increased the cost and time of any c... More →
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There is a growing possibility that Japan will rely on nuclear energy for more than 20 per cent of its total power output in 2030, compared with about 30 per cent before the Fukushima nuclear disaster started in March 2011, sources said. Following the triple reactor core meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the government initially looked to reduce the dependence on nuclear energy as much as possible, issuing incentives that led to a glut in solar energy and costly natural gas imports.

However, to decrease the energy costs, the Ministry of Economy, Tra... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Rowena Ryan tells us that Baotou is the biggest supplier of rare earth minerals, which are used to make new technologies, and she claims it to be like hell on Earth. This pastureland turned wasteland on the edge of the Gobi desert is said to be a toxic nightmare, evidence of the horrific effect the pursuit of consumerism has had on Earth. A trip was undertaken by designers Liam Young and Kate Davies from Unknown Fields, a nomadic design studio from London that travels around the world to explore the sacrifices made on our landscape to produce contemporary cities and technologies, aka Luddites?... More →
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Reuters reports that cutting the share of nuclear power in the French electricity mix from 75 to 50 per cent by 2025 is not the most important issue in a planned energy law, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said. In October, 2014, the lower house of the French parliament passed a much-delayed energy transition bill that included the 2025 target and capped nuclear power production at current levels. But earlier this month the senate, in which the conservative opposition has a majority, and which has the power to amend but not block laws, scrapped the cap and removed any reference to 2025.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

In applying the Holistic Environmental Management approach, the NEI Fact Sheets suggest that the electricity production and the availability of water are interdependent. While electricity generation requires water for cooling, usable water production requires substantial amounts of electricity for pumping and purification.

To manage this interdependence responsibly, a range of issues should be taken into account. Within the energy sector, these issues include the potential environmental impacts of power plant cooling systems, the environmental footprint of various energy sources, an... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. announced it has entered into a uranium offtake agreement with a subsidiary of AREVA, the largest nuclear and renewables energy company in the world. According to the agreement, TRER will supply up to 300,000 pounds of natural uranium concentrates i.e., U308, per year based upon a pricing formula indexed to U308 spot prices at the times of delivery.

The Agreement is for a term of five years commencing in 2018 or as soon thereafter, contingent upon development and production at its Round Top project. Other terms and conditions of the Agreement ref... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The uranium spot price has seen an 11.3-per cent rise in 2015, but is currently holding steady at $39.50 per pound of U3O8.

While that might sound a little disheartening, Raymond James analyst David Sadowski pointed out in a recent note that the spot market saw some healthy activity in March, with total volume amounting to 6.9 million pounds U3O8e done across 32 deals. That is the highest monthly level seen over the past three years, and an increase of 2.5 million pounds.

Sadowski also mentioned that although April is often a slow month on the uranium front, the metal pr... More →
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Josh Wingrove reports that Cameco Corp., biggest uranium producer in Canada, would reap a revenue windfall once a sales agreement is finalized with India, while boosting employment in its home province, the Saskatchewan premier said. A deal would be huge, yielding hundreds of millions in revenue and supporting jobs in the mining sector, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said in an interview with Bloomberg News on Friday. He was asked to comment on a possible agreement by Saskatchewan-based Cameco to provide uranium for nuclear power. He said that he deal would mean tax revenue, it would mean job ... More →
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Quora offers a place for citizens to offer opinions about whether they think nuclear power is safe and on other matters related to nuclear power.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The long-term sustainability of nuclear power will depend on, among several factors, an adequate supply of world uranium resources that can be delivered to the marketplace at competitive prices. New exploration technologies and a better understanding of the genesis of uranium ores will be required to discover often deep-seated and increasingly hard to find uranium deposits.

Exploration, mining and milling technologies should be environmentally benign, and site decommissioning plans should meet the requirements of increasingly stringent environmental regulations and societal expecta... More →
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Uranium prices have been on the move over the past six months, up 35 per cent to nearly 40 dollars per pound. That is in stark contrast to the rest of the energy market, which has seen prices sink with crude oil leading the way. There is a supply shortage of just as demand continues is increasing, said Amir Adnani, CEO of Uranium Energy.

Uranium has been in a multi-year bear market, but is finally starting to move to the upside. Adani said that there's demand for cleaner fuel and a desire to curb carbon emissions. For example, Japan has received regulatory approval to restart four... More →
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Barry W. Brook and Cary Bradshaw have announced their conclusions that as conservation scientists concerned with global depletion of biodiversity and the degradation of the human life-support system this entails, we support the broad conclusions drawn in the article Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation published in Conservation Biology.

Thay argue that the full gamut of electricity-generation sources including nuclear power must be deployed to replace the burning of fossil fuels, if we are to have any chance of mitigating severe climate change. They provid... More →
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Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, two countries in Central Asia, may become new global centers of rare earth metals production during the next several years, according to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.

In the case of Afghanistan, according to recent studies, conducted by the US Geological Survey - USGS, total value of the country rare and rare earth metals, is estimated at 1 trillion U.S. dollars. In their studies, the U.S. geologists used the Soviet maps, which were prepared by Soviet scientists in 1979-1980. At that period of time the USSR had plans for the estab... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Donn reports that there was a time, not too long ago, that the U.S. nuclear industry was probably the most important, and viable, in the world. Today, the remaining nuclear adversaries still beat the warning drums, but why?

In the mid 1960s, GE bet the company by making huge investments in three strategic businesses - mainframe computers, jet engines, and nuclear power. GE believed that nuclear power would be a large growth business. In 1979, the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island was followed, in 1986, by the Chernobyl disaster. These two accidents, though Chernobyl could hardly... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Almost 40 countries are considering introducing nuclear power. The majority of these are located in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Though the group is large, caution should be exercised in assessing which might actually build a first nuclear plant and over what time frame.

There are many stages to introducing nuclear power. An adequate regulatory framework, overseen by an entity that is both competent and independent, is imperative. Also critical are a country underlying economic, political and social conditions. To build a large-scale reactor, adequate financial resour... More →
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China is ready to help the Czech Republic to develop its nuclear industry and expand its power stations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying in a newspaper on Wednesday. The Czech Republic is working on a long-term energy strategy that is expected to count heavily on nuclear power even after the official cancellation of the planned expansion of a nuclear power plant in the south of the country. While Li was on a visit to Serbia this week, China said it would create a new investment fund of 3 billion dollars - 2.4 billion euros - targeting central and eastern Europe.

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

Dr. Conca reports that the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011 was a disaster of epic proportions where over 20,000 people died, over 300,000 left homeless, a blow to the economic and infrastructure of Japan unlike anything in the last 40 years. A week later, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, crippled by the tsunami, released a cloud of radiation that impacted neighboring prefectures and triggered a mass evacuation. The plant is still leaking.

But the real health and environmental impacts from the Fukushima reactors are nothing compared to the tsunami... More →
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This report was submitted by Dug Wells and others on the current research on low-energy nuclear propulsion aircraft principles at the NASA Langley Research Center. It serves as the final written documentation for the Aeronautic Research Mission Directorate - ARMD - Seedling Funds Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction - LENR - Aircraft Phase I project.

The findings presented include propulsion system concepts, synergistic missions, and aircraft concepts. LENR is a form of nuclear energy that potentially has over 4,000 times the energy density of chemical energy sources. It is not expected to ... More →
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