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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

NexGen announced further results from their ongoing spring drilling program on their 100% owned Rook I Property, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Drilling at the area 180 m southwest of Arrow has intersected significant off-scale radioactivity associated with extensive visible uranium mineralization. All 3 holes in this area have intersected off-scale mineralization.
    
A total of 11 drill holes have now encountered mineralization in this area, which remains    open in    all directions and has currently established a strike... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

The Hungarian government has made this service available to the world. Community, public and domestic emergencies and nautical information systems, construction, operation and provision of services. Non-profit organization to assist the public sector.

Facilitate European integration and cohesion, a regional approach, partnership and spirit of the principles of transparency, through the association of tenders and projects. Develops and cultivates the European, American and International cooperation.

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

Familiarity with nuclear energy and its role as a reliable producer of low-carbon electricity increases support for the technology, according to a new national public opinion survey. There is a direct connection between feeling knowledgeable about nuclear energy and favoring it, said Ann Bisconti, of Bisconti Research. Among respondents who feel very well-informed about nuclear energy, 75% are in favor and 54% are strongly favorable. In contrast, only 18% of the self-described very well-informed group strongly opposes it.

Those who feel very well-informed about a topic are more like... More →
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Index / Consultants & Vendors - Mining and Environmental

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

Andrew Follett reports that Hillary Clinton said that her own supporters in the environmental movement put ideology ahead of science when they deny the advantages of natural gas and nuclear power. Proposals to end natural gas production or rapidly shut down our national nuclear power fleet put ideology ahead of science and would make it harder and more costly to build a clean energy future, the former secretary of state said recently.

The Clinton statement was an attempt to affirm her stance on coal power while approving some form of governmental support to out-of-work coal miners. ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute) have reported on the worst pollution issues involving lead, radionuclides, mercury, chromium, pesticides, and cadmium on the planet over the past decade, while documenting and quantifying the health and human impacts of these neglected problems by expedient governments and irresponsible industry in handling of dangerous chemical constituents.

Challenges remain in dealing with recycling lead from used batteries, while vehicle numbers continue to grow worldwide. Gold prices are still high and consequently emissions... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Two-thirds of the world production of uranium from mines is from Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia. An increasing proportion of uranium, now 46%, is produced by in situ leaching.

After a decade of falling mine production to 1993, output of uranium has generally risen since then and now meets over 90% of demand for power generation. Kazakhstan produces the largest share of uranium from mines (41% of world supply from mines in 2013), followed by Canada (16%) and Australia (9%).

The WNO monitors uranium production. This table provides country data and is updated on a regular ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The World Nuclear Association country profiles near-term developments and the prospective long-term role for nuclear power in national energy policies. New plants coming on line are largely balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2013, 66 reactors were retired as 71 started operation.

There are no firm projections for retirements over the period covered by this report, but the WNO estimate that at least 60 of those now operating will close by 2030, most being small plants. The 2015 Nuclear Fuel Report reference scenario has 132 reactors closing by 2035, and 287 new ones com... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The WNO report that nuclear power capacity worldwide is increasing steadily, with over 60 reactors under construction in 15 countries. Most reactors on order or planned are in the Asian region, though there are major plans for new units in Russia. Significant further capacity is being created by plant upgrading. Plant life extension programs are maintaining capacity, in the U.S. particularly.

Today (October, 2015), there are some 437 nuclear power reactors operating in 31 countries plus Taiwan, with a combined capacity of over 380 GWe. In 2014 these provided 2,411 billion kWh, over ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The IAEA Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the IAEA for over four decades, is a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned.

The database covers:

1. Reactor specification data (status, location, operator, owner, suppliers, milestone dates) and technical design characteristics.

2. Performance data including energy production and energy loss data, outage and operational event information.

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

Brad Plumer opines that there is a compelling argument that the world ought to be building many more nuclear power plants. He agrees that we will need vast amounts of carbon-free energy to stave off global warming. It is not at all clear that renewables can do the job alone for a number of reasons. And nuclear is a proven technology, already providing 11% of electricity globally.

So what is the catch, Plumer asks? Cost. More than safety or waste issues, modern-day reactors have become jarringly expensive to build, going for $5 billion to $10 billion a plant. Worse, the price tag see... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that China is working on a floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites around the world and anchor offshore to produce power for various needs. China General Nuclear expects to complete construction of this small modular offshore multi-purpose reactor by 2020, and demonstrate its utility for a variety of purposes. Construction of the first floating reactor is expected to start next year with electricity generation to begin in 2020.

China General Nuclear ACPR50S reactor design was approved by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission.... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Phil Plait reports that in December, GOP Senator, presidential hopeful, and outrageous science denier Ted Cruz held a Senate panel about climate change that could charitably be called a farce. He empaneled a series of people who ranged from lukewarmers (believing the Earth is warming, but not dangerous, or not rapid enough to worry about now) to out-and-out head-in-the-sand deniers.

Plait indicates that during the hearing, Cruz said a lot of completely false things, but two things he hammered over and again were the reliability of satellite data, and how those data do not show any w... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Dr. Conca reports that nothing was said about an all-of-the-above energy mix like the COP21 climate meeting in Paris last month. Along with climate experts such as Dr. James Hansen, most heads of state agreed that we need a lot more of all low-carbon energy sources, not just renewables. But many people with an ideological bent towards renewables only, and anti-nuclear in particular, have started denigrating those scientists and experts who understand that all low-carbon energy sources are needed to fight this most urgent problem.

To limit the rise in global mean temperatures to 2 de... More →
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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

Javier E. David reports that NASA plans to be prepared to detect one coming our way well in advance. In a little noticed move this week, the space agency announced that it had created a directorate for detecting and tracking near earth objects (NEOs).

The new Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which, despite its science fiction-sounding name, is part of a very real effort to ward off the potentially deadly impact of asteroids that may head our way, is charged with supervising all NASA-funded projects to find and characterize asteroids and comets that pass near Earth orbit around... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H. opines that there is more to the story. Nuclear power, because of its use for both peaceful and military purposes, causes angst among some people, and produces fuel for those with other agendas, albeit competing energy sources, religion, or politically belligerent politics. Hence, as nuclear power was being developed in the 1970s in the U.S., the Three-Mile Island incident occurred (but no one was killed or irradiated outside the plant, but two workers were burned with hot water).

Accidents happen occasionally with any industrial activities, but the ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earth) Committee (UCOM) of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division continues to monitor the nuclear power industry and associated uranium exploration and development in the United States and overseas. Chaired by Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., C.P.G., input for this Annual Report has also been provided by Henry M. Wise, P.G., C.P.G. (Vice-Chair - Industry) on industry activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth exploration, by Steven Sibray, CPG, Vice Chair (University) on university activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth research, and by Robert Gregory, P.G... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

This paper includes 10 summaries for energy resource commodities including coal, uranium, geothermal and fossil-fuel based unconventional resources, and an analysis of energy economics and technology prepared by the commodity committees of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Unconventional energy resources, as used in this report, are those energy resources that do not occur in conventional oil or gas reservoirs held in structural or stratigraphic traps in sedimentary basins. Such resources include coalbed methane, oil shale, gas shale ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earths) Committee (UCOM) of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division, chaired by Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., C.P.G., has continued to monitor the nuclear power industry because it drives uranium exploration and development in the United States and overseas. Input for this Mid-Year (Year-End) Report has also been provided by Henry Wise, P.G., C.P.G. (Vice-Chair - Industry) on industry activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth exploration and mining, by Steven Sibray, P.G., C.P.G., Vice Chair (University) on university activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-ear... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Dr. Conca reports that in the wake of the COP21 climate meeting in Paris, which subtly endorsed nuclear power, and the aggressive move by China to build a nuclear plant a month, the supplies of uranium are once again in the spotlight.

The price of uranium for fuel in nuclear reactors has had a complicated history over the last forty years (see figure below). After the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and Fukushima reactor accidents, uranium prices dropped about 60%, bottoming out near $30/lb in mid-2014. By late 2013, all of Japanese nuclear facilities were completely shut down.

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

In a look back at 2015, the editors opine that the value of nuclear energy to U.S. energy policy became clearer than ever in 2015, but the struggle to have that value properly recognized became one of the key issues of the year and will continue into and well beyond 2016. Determining that value is not nuclear science, the shorthand equation is that every nuclear energy facility represents an emission-free economic powerhouse. But its value has been neglected to the point that facilities are allowed to shutter as economically unviable. At any time, but especially in 2015, following the signing ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Fission announced that it entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with CGN Mining Company, a Chinese investment holding company engaged in trading natural uranium. Under the LOI, CGN will make a strategic investment in Fission worth approximately $82 million.

CGN investment will consist of a $82,226,059 private placement for roughly 96,736,540 common shares, plus an additional number of common shares; all in all, the investment will bring CGN stake in Fission to 19.99 percent. The shares will be priced at $0.85 each.

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Rob Chang states that t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Greg Klein reports that NexGen Energy just reported the highest grade intersects ever encountered in uranium exploration. Reporting some winter results from the Patterson Lake South-adjacent Rook 1 project on June 15, the company announced the Arrow zone is the most continually mineralized intersection so far. Located on the southwestern edge of the A2 and A3 shears, hole AR-15-44b showed a major interval of increasingly high grades:

9.56% U3O8 over 68.5 metres (206 feet), starting at 499.5 metres in downhole depth drilled at a -75 degree dip
(within zone: 11.55% over 56.5 metr... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Troy Campbell and Justin Friesen report that many people claim that there was a scientific study that showed vaccines cause autism. Actually, the researcher in that study lost his medical license, and overwhelming research since then has shown no link between vaccines and autism whatsoever.

Some people say, Well, regardless, it is still my personal right as a parent to make decisions for my child.... Do those statements sound familiar - a debate that starts with testable factual statements, but then, when the truth becomes inconvenient, the person takes a flight from facts.
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Index / General Resources / Houston Area

The Houston area, and the Gulf Coast in general, is laced by numerous growth faults which are geological hazards that are known to impact and damage house slabs, building-support structures, highways and associated foundations. Water-supply wells and pipelines, oil and gas wells and pipelines, and other anthropogenic structures are also affected by growth faults, and have cost millions of dollars to repair over the years as a result of the small, but significant, movement of these faults. At depth, these faults have created economically important oil and gas reservoirs, sulfur and uranium depo... More →
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