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

India and Mongolia plan to begin governmental talks in Mid-2017 on trading in uranium, a mineral abundant in the land-locked Asian country and a key attraction for New Delhi as it seeks new sources of fuel for its ever-growing chain of nuclear plants by needing a tighter partnership with a nation on the periphery of China. But also, Mongolia will be testing its traditional dependence on China by increasing its engagement with other countries i.e., going beyond China dominion.

Mongolia has a long history of uranium exploration commencing with joint Russian and Mongolian endeavors fro... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Tom Lydon, of ETF Trends, opines that after a multi-year run of disappointing investors, the Global X Uranium ETF, which holds uranium miners, started rebounding in significant fashion in the 4th quarter. That ebullience has carried into 2017 with the uranium exchange traded fund higher by more than 23%.

However, investors still need to approach URA with some caution. For example, URA has pulled big in a big way after touching a 52-week high. From that high above $19, URA now resides closer to $16, a decline that took just a few weeks to materialize.

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

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for comments and information about a possible change in its transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. DOE is considering a new Secretarial Determination covering potential continued transfers and issued a Request for Information last July seeking information about uranium markets and domestic uranium, conversion, and enrichment industries and the potential effects of DOE uranium transfers on the domestic industries.

The agency also commissioned an independent analysis of the potentia... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

EBR suggests that nuclear energy is regarded as one of the prominent sources of energy with a huge potential. As nuclear power plants emit low greenhouse gas emissions, the energy is seen as environmentally friendly. Using a nuclear fission reaction, the power plants produce high amount of electricity with uranium as fuel. Although nuclear energy offers various advantages, concerns have been raised over the disposal of radioactive waste and harmful radiations from the nuclear plants.

Here are the major pros and cons of nuclear power plants.

Advantages

Low harmf... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Uranium One Inc.reported headline revenue of $314.6 million for 2016. Attributable revenue was $405.7 million for 2016 based on sales of 13.5 million pounds of produced material at an average realized sales price of $27 per pound sold of produced material, with an average cash cost per pound sold of produced material at $9 per pound. Attributable production for 2016 was 12.7 million pounds.

Total attributable production during 2016 was 12.7 million pounds, compared with total attributable production of 12.5 million pounds during 2015. The average total cash cost per pound sold of pr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Paul Garvey reports that Labor victory in the West Australian election has cast a shadow over the state uranium sector, with the industry urging the incoming government to keep the door open for the most advanced uranium projects. Labor went to the polls on a platform opposed to the development of uranium projects, with the exception of any proposal that had already received government approvals.

The WA uranium projects of ASX-listed duo Vimy Resources and Toro Energy, along with Canadian uranium heavyweight Cameco, were all approved by Colin Barnett government in the months leading... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Kim Martini reported in 2013 that the tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan. It also resulted in the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when the tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Radioactive particles were released into the atmosphere and ocean, contaminating groundwater, soil and seawater which effectively closed local Japanese fisheries, and all other industry in the area as well.

As a media event, this has also led to some wild speculation on the widespread dangers of Fukushima radiation on the internet. Posts with titles like Holy Fukushima, Radiation Fr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Andrew Karam reports that in the five years since the Fukushima accident, there has been a lot of information put out about Fukushima, some is accurate but much is uninformed, hyperbolic, or worse. He took a look at what actually happened and what the science tells us.

The highest radiation dose rates he measured were clearly elevated, but were also too low to cause short-term or long-term health risks. Radioactivity escaping into the environment sounds scary no matter how small the levels, which probably explains why there was so much bad information put out about the environmental... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Dom Galeon reports that China wants to take a shortcut in sending their rockets into space. Instead of the usual take off from the ground, Chinese engineers are working on designing a space rocket that can be launched from an aircraft, according to a senior official talking to state-run newspaper China Daily.

Li Tongyu, the head of carrier rocket development at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, explained that the rockets are meant to send hundreds of low-orbit satellites into space for military and research purposes. The academy designers already have a ready-for-produ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Neil C. Bhavsar reports that SpaceX well-known competitor in the private space industry, Blue Origin, is making strides in its effort to have private citizens breach the final frontier. While SpaceX prepares for its 2018 lunar mission, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is confident his company will be able to send two astronauts to space by the end of 2017, with commercial flights following in 2018. He certainly does have a few good reasons for this confidence. In fact, soon, he will soon have six.

After six long years of development, Blue Origin has finally unveiled one of its BE-4 ro... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

June Javelosa reports that renewable energy met a major milestone in the U.S., with wind powering over 50% of the U.S. electric demand....that is, for only a matter of a few minutes that is. The Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a grid operator responsible for powering 14 states, notes that while it may have been brief, the fact that the U.S. hit the mark even for a short period of time is notable, since it was the first a North American power grid to achieve the feat.

According to their report, wind power reached 52.1% last February, beating the previous record of 49.2%. Ten years ago, t... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Dom Galeon and Jolene Creighton report that both chambers of Congress just passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2017. With this transformative development, the space agency got a lot more than just $19.508 billion in funding. They also got a very clear mandate ... Get humanity to Mars !

To be clear, Mars has been in the works for some time. However, the 2017 Act places a strong emphasis on this goal, making it the focal point of NASA long-term plans. In the document, congress asserts that the space agency is to get humans near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s. Opposition to th... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Many mining incidents can be traced in one form or another to unsafe behaviors of workers on the job. When you optimize human behaviors, you are less likely to have the potential for increased injuries and accidents.

CORESafety Module #15 explains how most experts believe human behavior is primarily controlled by the ABC model of Activator ... Behavior ... Consequence.

People behave the way they do because they are activated to do so, largely by memories or prior experiences. Their behavior is a reflection of their knowledge, training and competence and can be intention... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Heather Janssen reports that plans for uranium mining near the South Dakota-Wyoming border are moving forward. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two draft permits for underground injection. If finalized, the Dewey Burdock Project miners would drill holes to tap water, add oxygen and carbon dioxide, and send the solution to underground ores to recover uranium.

Project officials say these draft permits prove the project is safe. Mark Hollenbeck, project manager, says that it proven technology. Four or five of these are currently operating in Wyoming. One just across ... More →
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Index / Federal Resources / US Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS Earth Explorer is a similar tool to the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) in that users search catalogs of satellite and aerial imagery. The USGS Earth Explorer is the new and improved version.

The USGS Earth Explorer gives some extra capabilities ...

1. Downloading data over chronological timelines.

2. Wide range of specifying search criteria.

3. A long list of satellite and aerial imagery to choose.

4. Explore one of the largest databases of remote sensing data and create some of your own land cover classification.
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

With a swath width of 290 km, the first acquisition began in Sweden and made a strip-like observation through central Europe and the Mediterranean, ending in Algeria. The data were relayed in real time to Italy Matera ground station, where teams eagerly awaited their arrival for processing.

While northern and central Europe were mostly cloudy, Italy typical sunny weather allowed the teams to get their first glimpse of the multispectral instrumental capabilities over the northwestern part of the country and the French Riviera, and they were excited by what they saw. With a ground res... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations

Henry Lazenby reports that while global economic growth came in at a disappointing 2.3% in 2016, and with growth for 2017 pegged at 2.5% and 2.7% for 2018, several analysts outlined bullish long-term scenarios for base and precious metals, pointing to growing supply gaps from 2020 onwards in key economic inputs.

There is some question whether the $1-trillion infrastructure plan promised by the new U.S. President will materialize, noting, however, that it paled in comparison with about $3-trillion in spending plans announced by China. He noted, moreover, that retaliatory measures cou... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Human industry and ingenuity has done more to diversify and distribute minerals on Earth than any development since the rise of oxygen over 2.2 billion years ago. The work bolsters the scientific argument to officially designate a new geological time interval distinguished by the pervasive impact of human activities called the Anthropocene Epoch.

In the paper, published by American Mineralogist, a team led by Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Institution for Science identifies for the first time a group of 208 mineral species that originated either principally or exclusively due to human... More →
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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues / Non-Science Issues

Megan Slaker opines that science is at the core of a number of important policy decisions being made and discussed recently. Science communication is critical for raising concerns and making impactful (and beneficial) policy. While it is easy for us as scientists to be frustrated with what is occurring in politics, it is imperative that we use our voices and knowledge to stand up for the policy issues we deem as essential. How can you participate?

Contact your state senators, representatives, local mayors, governors, and other elected officials. Let them know that funding science ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

A one-year seismic hazard model for 2017, from the U.S. Geological Survey, forecasts lower damaging ground shaking levels in the central and eastern U.S. compared to the previous forecast, in areas where there have been numerous earthquakes induced by wastewater (salt-water) disposal from industrial (oil and gas) activities.

Despite the recent drop in earthquake rates, Oklahoma and southern Kansas still face a significant risk of induced earthquake damage in 2017, according to the U.S.G.S. report published March 1 in the journal Seismological Research Letters.

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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes.

The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smalle... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Water is commonly thought of as just H2O, but groundwater contains a wide range of dissolved chemical elements from the surrounding environment. Most of these occur naturally, and many are present only in small quantities. These elements can tell us a lot about the source of the water, its quality and possible uses.

In most groundwater, typically only seven ions make up nearly 95% of all ions present. These are calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, sulphate, and bicarbonate. In addition, other chemical elements known as minor and trace elements usually exist in small quan... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

Dr. Conca opines that as the White House moves to repeal or gut environmental regulations like the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, we should all be very, very worried. Why? Because the Clean Air Act is the single piece of legislation that has saved the most lives in history. The Clean Air Act is why coal-generated power only kills about 15,000 people a year in the U.S., but kills over 300,000 people a year in China.

According to the World Health Organization, Environmental pollutants kill 1.7 million children each year. But because of our environmental regulations, most of them are ... More →
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Index / Environmental Law, Regs & Litigation, State & Fed

Jonathan Foley and Christine Arena opine that the decision to constrain and muzzle scientific research signals an important milestone. The War on Science has shifted into high gear. This is a fight for our future, and scientists as well as citizens had better prepare for what is coming next.

At his confirmation hearings last week, the new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unveiled the new language of this war, a subtle, yet potentially damaging form of science skepticism. Manmade climate change, he says, is subject to continuing debate. There is reason to be concerned about methane rel... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

A government study finds bladder cancer risk was associated with groundwater intake among participants with a history of private domestic well use. The trend was significant for participants who used shallow dug wells exclusively, a well type that typically has low arsenic concentrations but may have had higher concentrations historically.

Bladder cancer rates have been elevated in northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) for at least 5 decades compared to the rest of the U.S. This excess is seen in both males and females, which suggests environmental causal factors.... More →
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