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

In situ leach (ISL) mining, also called in situ recovery (ISR) mining (these terms are considered to be synonymous in this publication), has become a standard uranium mining production method. In this IAEA report, ISL mining refers to a special form of solution mining applied to ore deposits in sedimentary, saturated aquifers by using injection and extraction wells from the surface. This report does not include detailed consideration of any kind of leaching in unsaturated formations or of block leaching in underground mine works.

In the past, ISL was first developed in south Texas, ... More →
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Index / Consultants & Vendors - Mining and Environmental

Hydrex Drone Division Surveying.

Also see Aquifer Mapping - Narrated Presentation ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUO_eeevF_U

Glen A. Collier, P.G., C.P.G.
Senior Hydrogeologist
Hydrex Environmental
1120 NW Stallings Dr.
Nacogdoches, Texas 75964-3428
936-568-9451 936-568-9527 (fax)
gcollier@hydrex-inc.com
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Index / Consultants & Vendors - Mining and Environmental

Aquifer Modeling and other capabilities of Hydrex Environmental, LLC

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHN56DNKp2apcrGTCXQzkug

Glen A. Collier, P.G., C.P.G.
Senior Hydrogeologist
Hydrex Environmental, LLC
1120 NW Stallings Dr.
Nacogdoches, Texas 75964-3428
936-568-9451 936-568-9527 (fax)
gcollier@hydrex-inc.com



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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Bradford and Harvey report that contamination of groundwater by enteric pathogens has commonly been associated with disease outbreaks. Proper management and treatment of pathogen sources are important prerequisites for preventing groundwater contamination.

However, non-point sources of pathogen contamination are frequently difficult to identify, and existing approaches for pathogen detection are costly providing only
semi-quantitative information. Microbial indicators that are readily quantified often do not correlate with the presence of pathogens.

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

Jocelyn Aspa reports that last year analysts and experts approached the uranium outlook with cautious optimism, and were hopeful a uranium price recovery. While they were right to be vigilant about the kind of year uranium would have, its price did not fare as well as anticipated. Last year, some expected a price recovery between $50 and $55. However, the uranium price plunged to a 12-year low in October, and has since gone lower. With just under a month until the new year, uranium prices have fallen to $18.25, compared to $36 per pound at the end of 2015.

Needless to say, it has be... 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 / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix blog that the idea of a human colony on Titan, a moon of Saturn, might sound crazy. Although its temperature hovers at nearly 300 degrees below zero F, and its skies rain methane and ethane that flow into hydrocarbon seas, Titan could be the only place in the solar system where it makes sense to build a permanent, self-sufficient human settlement.

They reached this conclusion after looking at the planets in a new way, ecologically. They considered the habitat that human beings need and searched for those conditions in our celestial neighborhoo... More →
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Index / Solar Energy / Resource Evaluation

Dom Galeon reports that although India may have the largest solar plant to date, Morocco is building a gigantic solar farm that could even power Europe in part. Dubbed as the Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex (after the city near the place, nicknamed the door to the desert), this gigantic structure covers an area equivalent to about 200 football fields, roughly 1,400,000 sq m (15,000,000 sq ft) of desert.

The solar plant sits at the foot of the High Atlas mountains, 10 km (6 miles) away from Ouarzazate, where it is exposed to around 330 days of pure sunshine. It has hundreds of mirrors,... More →
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Index / Regulations / State Regulatory Agencies

Dr. Mace reports that groundwater management in Texas is complicated. The groundwater flow is complicated, the history is complicated, the law is complicated and conflicted, and, for the time being, a certain level of legal uncertainty complicates everything. The purpose of his presentation (and paper) is to describe, as simply as possible, how groundwater management currently works in Texas and how we got there.

The foundation of Texas groundwater law and management remains the Rule of Capture. However, the Rule can be substantially modified by locally controlled groundwater conser... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Other Metals

Although vanadium is widely distributed, by nature it is not found on its own. Instead, it occurs in roughly 65 minerals, including carnotite, roscoelite, vanadinite, mottramite and patronite, and fossil fuel deposits.

Most recent data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) notes that world resources of vanadium exceeds 63 million tons. In addition to the above, vanadium is also found in deposits of phosphate rock, titaniferous magnetite, uraniferous sandstone and siltstone, although it makes up less than 2% of the rock. Vanadium is also also found as a byproduct of uranium ... More →
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Index / Solar Energy / Resource Evaluation

June Javelosa reports that the India Kamuthi Solar Power Project has just been unveiled, giving people across the globe a look at the largest solar plant. The facility is equipped with 2.5 million individual solar panels across more than 10.36 square kilometers (4 square miles) in Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu, and construction on it was completed in just 8 months.

The plant adds 648 megawatts to the current energy capacity and is capable of powering 150,000 homes. It is a huge step forward in India plans to make solar power accessible to more of its citizens. By 2022, the country hopes to ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Dom Galeon reports that humans are gearing up to traverse the stars deeper than ever before. To that end, China launched the Long March 11 rocket this past November 10th, carrying with it a number of satellites. The most notable of these is one that could very well define deep space navigation for the future of space exploration.

China X-ray Pulsar Navigation 1 (XPNAV 1) satellite is the first x-ray navigation system. Prior to the XPNAV 1, the only way for spacecraft to keep track of their location is through the earth-based NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) and ESA European Space Track... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Oliver Milman reports that NASA Earth Science Division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration. Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by NASA as part of a crackdown on politicized science, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

NASA Earth Science is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the ce... More →
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Index / Environmental Law, Regs & Litigation, State & Fed

McCullough Robertson Attorneys report that the long-awaited laws protecting small businesses from unfair terms have taken effect across Australia. As of 12 November 2016, any terms that are unfair in new or renewed contracts could be deemed void and unenforceable. While they are yet to see how the courts and tribunals will interpret this new legislation, the ACCC released a report last week providing a breakdown of some common worrying terms identified in the advertising, telecommunications, retail leasing, independent contracting, franchising, waste management and agriculture industries.
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Index / Hydroelectric Power (Dams and Pumped Storage)

On the other hand, Dr. Conca also reports that as a result of a recent ruling by a federal judge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) are once again discussing the radical step of taking out four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River in Washington State in an attempt to help salmon runs on the Columbia River system.

These four dams include Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams. These dams were built for navigation of barge and various river traffic, for low-c... 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 / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

Video published on Nov 17, 2016, John Kaiser of the Metals Investors Forum summarizes current Trump conditions. What will happen to the gold market now that America has elected Donald Trump as the next President? Popular newsletter writer John Kaiser says interesting times lie ahead for the sector and if you want to bet on higher gold prices, do so through junior miners.

Tune in to Kaiser presentation at the Metals Investor Forum to find out some of the best optionality plays in the sector right now.... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Eric Berger reports that with a new President promising to review its human spaceflight activities, NASA has continued to signal a willingness to consider alternatives to its exploration systems, the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and related ground systems developed at Kennedy Space Center to support their launch later this decade and in the 2020s.

In its latest request for information (RFI), NASA seeks solutions from industry and academia to maximize the long term efficiency and sustainability of its of exploration systems programs. Essentially, NASA wants ideas on ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Gold-Silver Exploration and Mining Projects

The KSM Project is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world. An updated Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) estimates proven and probable reserves total 38.8 million ounces of gold and 10.2 billion pounds of copper, plus silver, some in separate zones. The KSM Project has completed a joint harmonized environmental assessment review as outlined by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. In July, 2014 the project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate from the provincial authorities. Final federal approval was r... 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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