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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

A Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) is the repeatable, integrated processes, procedures and actions that result from the system plan. It should be operations wide and must be coordinated and include the assignment of responsible persons to help steer and actively manage the system on its path forward. As the SHMS plan is developed and implemented, incorporation of CORESafety into other operational systems should be considered in paralleling efforts to achieve the 0:50:5 goals across all departments.

Management System Coordination is the process of:

1. Assigning r... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Jeff Foust reports that a former NASA manager of the International Space Station announced June 22 that he is starting a new venture that eventually plans to develop a private space station. In a presentation at the NewSpace 2016 conference here, Mike Suffredini, president of the commercial space division of Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) who joined the company shortly after retiring from NASA last September, said he has co-founded a new company that initially will seek to install a commercial module on the ISS.

That module would serve as a precursor for a private facility on... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Dr. Conca reports that, aside from exposure to the Sun causing skin cancers and to radon causing lung cancer to underground uranium miners who smoke, it is very rare for anyone to be hurt by any dose of radiation. Contrary to the hype and fear pandering by the media on Fukushima, and even Chernobyl, the observable radiation health effects from both accidents were small. In the case of Fukushima, it was as close to zero as one can get. In the case of Chernobyl, although significant, it was still very small.

The reason you might not know this, is that almost everyone uses the wrong m... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power.

Starting on June 24th (2016) in San Francisco, people will march from San Francisco to Sacramento to protest the potential closing of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which, together with the recent closing of the San Onofre nuclear plant in southern California, would completely wipe out all p... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Luczaj, et al., report that disseminated Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) mineralization occurs throughout NE Wisconsin, and is recognized as the source of regionally extensive natural groundwater contamination in the form of dissolved arsenic, nickel, and other related metals. Although considerable attention has been given to arsenic contamination of groundwater in the region, limited attention has been focused on characterizing the bedrock sources of these and other metals.

A better understanding is needed, especially in areas where groundwater is the dominant source of drinking wat... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Andrew Topf reports that uranium production in Namibia is expected to triple by 2017 with the ramp-up of the massive Husab mine. In spite of weak commodity prices and relatively slow growth in external demand, the initiation of operation of a large-scale mining project will still support decent levels of economic growth. Namibian output of uranium in 2017, for example, is projected to be more than 3 times the volume produced in 2015, thanks in large part to the Husab uranium mine, Calle Schlettwein, Namibian finance minister. He added that tourism and export-oriented industries are expected to... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Kristin Lewotsky that a simple solution-based method extracts photoluminescent carbon dots from coal with up to 25% yield. When you think of coal, you probably think of energy and steel manufacturing, of heat and electricity. You probably do not look at the inky black lumps and think of photoluminescence. And yet a Rice University team led by chemist James Tour did just that, grinding up coal and processing the material to isolate nanoscale crystalline structures (made up of sheets of carbon called graphene) that fluoresce at yellow, green, and blue wavelengths.

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

James Moss opines that when Gov. Jay Inslee (WA) asked me in 2013 if I would sit on the Energy Northwest (EN) executive board as one of his three appointments to that board, I did not have to think twice. Not only did the mission of EN to provide reliable, cost-effective, environmentally responsible power strike me as being the right fit for the region, but the EN largest project, the Columbia Generating Station nuclear-energy facility, employs nearly 1,000 professionals, including hundreds of craft workers.

The recent action by the Seattle City Council to denigrate, even deny, the ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Robert Bryce opines that if you are concerned about climate change, then you should take note of this. Over the last 8 months, utilities from NY to Nebraska have announced plans to shutter six nuclear reactors by 2019. These closures will come on the heels of earlier ones, 5 reactors have been shuttered in the last 3 years alone. The latest closure announcement came earlier this month when Exelon Corp., the largest nuclear-energy producer, said it would close 3 reactors at two sites in Illinois by 2018.

The 6 targeted reactors have been safely producing about 40 terawatt-hours of ze... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Angela Maas presents Part 1 of a 2-part article explaining how smart phones and the Building Internet of Things can help facility managers make facilities more secure. Many security technologies that previously were the stuff of science fiction have now become reality. Change has come to all elements of the security system, from infrastructure hidden above ceilings and behind walls to technology that affects the way occupants interact with security systems. And new technology is not all that is new in some facilities ... There are security systems that, while not new to the industry, have seen... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

Campbell opined that new methods, procedures, and devices are transforming the way the water-supply industry will do business in the 21st Century. Past practices point the way to improved technological and managerial efficiency in groundwater development, water-well construction, maintenance, and protection from contamination. The cost-benefit of the use of groundwater and surface water requires new ways to meet demands involving conjunctive use programs.

Past practices have depleted the low-cost, high-quality groundwater resources, and as a result water costs will be higher in the... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

Campbell and Campbell (2004) report in the Chinese journal, EnviroTechnology, that clean-water resources are depleting and water costs are increasing as high-cost, low quality surface-water resources are brought online. Developing, maintaining and protecting groundwater supplies over the past century began by drilling a hole in the ground and pumping water to the surface via an engineered system. New technology was neither available nor needed.

Over the past 30 years, however, significant population growth has occurred in both urban and rural U.S. and China, and the relatively shal... More →
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Index / Consultants & Vendors - Mining and Environmental

AZoMining.com is brought to you by AZoNetwork, the leading online science, engineering and medical publisher. Based in Manchester, UK, with offices in Sydney, Australia and New York, USA, AZoNetwork currently operates 10 subject specific portals that are widely regarded as leaders in their individual fields.

Currently the AZoNetwork serves over 2.5 million monthly visitor sessions across its suite of sites.AZoMining.com.com was the 6th subject specific portal launched by AZoNetwork, AZoMining.com being a synergistic extension of the Materials, Nanotech, Optics and Clean Technology, ... More →
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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 / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Kalyan Kumar reports that uranium, the main raw material used in nuclear reactors for energy production had been experiencing depressed prices since the tsunami in Japan in 2011. Among commodities, uranium was the worst-performing in 2016. Downcast prices made the raw material unprofitable to mine for many producers. But things are changing.

The raw material is back in the reckoning as high demand scenario is emerging with looming supply shortage. Miners have cut output and new nuclear plants are commanding a spike in demand, according to Uranium Energy Corp, reports Bloomberg.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jocelyn Aspa reports that uranium is currently seeing rock-bottom prices, but some analysts project the price could double back up by 2018. Uranium prices are currently sitting at $28 per pound, a $0.25 decrease from last week. However, prices are expected to double back up come 2018.

Among those predicting the uranium price will pick back up is David Wang, an analyst with Morningstar, who has been predicting this rise for months. He expects the uranium price to reach $65 a pound by 2019. Another prediction comes from Haywood Securites, the firm expects the period between 2017-2020 ... More →
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Index / Solar Energy / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

J. H. Brown reports that wind turbines are causing unprecedented numbers of bat fatalities. Many fatalities involve tree-roosting bats, but reasons for this higher
susceptibility remain unknown. To better understand behaviors associated with risk, we monitored bats at three experimentally manipulated wind turbines in Indiana, United States, from July 29 to October 1, 2012, using thermal cameras and other methods. We
observed bats on 993 occasions and saw many behaviors, including close approaches, flight loops and dives, hovering, and chases. Most bats altered course toward turbines ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Wise reports that anomalous amounts of uranium, radium, and radon are known to occur naturally in groundwater in numerous areas around the U.S. Granites are well known sources of such elevated concentrations of radionuclides. However, many areas such as portions of the Gulf Coast and mid-continent which do not have granites, contain anomalous uranium, radium, and radon in their groundwater. These occurrences may be the result of roll-front type uranium mineralization in sand aquifers. The placement of water supply wells in or near these deposits will result in the withdrawal of radionuclide co... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

Dr. Conca reports that growing inequality has become one of the major political and economic concerns in the world as well as in the U.S. The growing disparity of wealth today has many parallels with the unequal societies that emerged in the Middle Ages, where wealth and power resided primarily in the hands of a few feudal lords including kings, dukes and assorted noblemen.

At the same time, energy issues, supplies and environmental effects have also been growing. It is easy to think that most things track evenly with wealth, the more money you have, the more of everything you can h... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Their goals include protecting the Earth fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space.

Their purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System. They are transforming the space industry into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to free enterprise. They are determined to convert the ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Ian Crawford, et al., report that to date, all human economic activity has depended on the resources of a single planet, and it has long been recognized that developments in space exploration could in principle open our closed planetary economy to external resources of energy and raw materials.

Recently, there has been renewed interest in these possibilities, with several private companies established with the stated aim of exploiting extraterrestrial resources. Space science and exploration are among the potential beneficiaries of space resources because their use may permit the c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The construction of the United Arab Emirates first nuclear power plant has seen 14,000 Emirati companies share contracts worth a total of over $3 billion over the past six years, benefiting the economy and stimulating the growth of heavy industry in the country, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced today.

Construction began on the first of four Korean-designed pressurized water reactors at Barakah, about 80 km west of the town of Ruwais, in 2012. The first unit, which is now more than 87% complete, is scheduled to start up in 2017 with all four units due online b... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

With generous government subsidies and a green halo, wind power has been enjoying a lot of financial windfalls via governmental and local subsidies. Meanwhile, since being gutted by the Clinton administration in 1993, nuclear energy has been blocked so that it became increasingly less viable. For that reason, anti-nuclear activists thought Sweden would be a good target for their efforts, because they love to tout their lack of emissions. Yet the Swedes would end up with more emissions if they had added wind, according to new research.

The Swedish power supply is mainly based on a co... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Geert De Clercq reports that the Sweden plan to keep nuclear energy as part of its low-carbon energy mix is a major boost for the nuclear industry, the head of French utility EDF said on Tuesday. In a broad deal agreed with the main opposition parties, the Swedish government said last week it would phase out some taxes on nuclear power and allow up to 10 new nuclear reactors to be built as the country closes its old plants.

The Sweden support for nuclear is major news for the nuclear industry following Fukushima, EDF Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy said at a seminar in Par... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Walter Jones, of the Augusta Chronicle, reports that executives at Georgia Power Co. are celebrating the achievement of milestones in the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, the final vertical level and the delivery of the final coolant pump.

Construction is still only one-third complete, but these achievements are significant, company officials said. Reaching the highest level of construction above the ground is a symbolic moment for the 5,300 workers at the site, as it is at all major construction projects. The highest point on the job is the top of the cooli... More →
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