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Jeff Desjardins presents a graphic illustrating the uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin, Canada. The Basin currently accounts for 15.5% of annual uranium production. Even more interesting, is the grade of these deposits. 10 of the 15 highest grade uranium deposits in the world are found in the region. Further, Athabasca deposits such as Phoenix, McArthur River, and Cigar Lake range from 15 to 20% uranium, several times the grade of their nearest competition outside of the Basin.
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Simon Evans, of the Sydney Morning Herald, reports that nuclear power advocates are hoping the recommendations of a Royal Commission by a retired State Governor will give fresh impetus for uranium-rich Australia to develop a nuclear industry, with a focus on hi-tech storage of spent nuclear fuel rods and other waste, and small-version, modular nuclear reactors.

Kevin Scarce, who was Governor of South Australia for 7 years until 2014, will unveil the preliminary findings of his Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission after 128 witnesses and almost 12 months of investigations both locally... More →
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RAMESH THAKUR reports that while in India, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was expected to sign a deal to sell Australian uranium that will be the single most significant advance in bilateral relations in decades. The journey to get to this point has been tortuous and the controversy is unlikely to fade anytime soon. The main impetus for the change in Australian policy came from geopolitical changes, i.e., the re-emergence of China and India as major players and the relative decline of the United States, and the increased importance of the bilateral relationship with India rather than co... More →
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Josh Bevan reports on the activities of the South Australia Royal Commissioner looking into Nuclear Energy by Kevin Scarce who has just returned to Australia from overseas. He conducted a series of inspections of nuclear facilities and processing plants in Asia, including Japan, and Europe. He gave Ian Henschke and 891 listeners a comprehensive account of what he discovered.
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Former Atomic Energy Commission of India chairman Anil Kakodkar has said the country should accelerate its nuclear energy production program by taking advantage of the civil nuclear deal it has struck with Australia last year. As the nuclear commerce is opened up for us on our terms and without affecting our strategic autonomy or our decision-making power, why not we accelerate our nuclear program by importing uranium which was a constraint so far?,he said.

Observing that the country would benefit from the uranium deal with Australia, Kakodkar said that importing uranium from Austra... More →
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Chris Webb reports that an Australian Royal Commission has issued a report that almost 50 companies are exploring for uranium deposits throughout the country. After almost a decade of dwindling activity, the uptick has heartened the construction industry, which would build the supporting infrastructure.

More than 230 nuclear reactors worldwide are either under construction or in the planning stages, helping to fuel demand for uranium. Another 200 nuclear power plants are due for decommissioning and, the industry hopes, replacement during the next 25 years, the commission says. The n... More →
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Kieran Lark and Armin Rosencranz opine that the Australian rejection of nuclear energy originates from fear, a lack of understanding, and a lack of vision. What was once a hazardous technology (not true) will soon be safer and more efficient than ever before (somewhat true). The economic, safety, and security concerns that once cast a pall over nuclear energy will cease to exist (an exaggeration ...unfounded fear of radiation and ignorance prevailed).

The Australian political consensus is that nuclear energy is too capital and labor-intensive to implement (but not true) The public c... More →
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Ben Heard blogs that it is not a coincidence in the timing of the attack by the Australia Institute just five days before the release of preliminary findings of the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. Heard finds it astonishing to note that their attack, funded by none other than the Conservation Council of South Australia, seeks to undermine a plan based on recycling, waste reduction, large-scale clean energy production and minimization of mining for energy.

Heard blogs that the extensively researched, fully referenced, peer-reviewed Commission document offers a ... More →
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Agence France-Presse reports that Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday opened the door to the use of nuclear energy as Australia faces growing pressure to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions. Australia is the third-ranking uranium producer in the world behind Kazakhstan and Canada but does not use nuclear power at present, largely due to its abundance of low-cost coal and natural gas reserves, and community sentiment.

But with demands growing for Canberra to announce its climate targets for beyond 2020 at global talks in France late next year, Abbott said he was open to the idea... More →
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Anya Litvak opines that either the Ohio-based company will shut down the 1,800-megawatt plant, two decades ahead of schedule, or it will sell it to another operator. The latter option is a nonstarter unless something, aka someone, aka legislators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, intervenes to equalize nuclear energy with gas.

The Beaver County nuclear plant and two others in Ohio share the same chopping block as about a dozen fossil fuel plants in FirstEnergy portfolio across several states where electricity generation is not directly supported by ratepayers.

But getting legisla... More →
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Takayuki Nakagawa and Keiichiro Azuma, in China, report that under President Xi Jinping, China is accelerating efforts to become a nuclear power plant superpower. In late January, the Chinese government released its first white paper on nuclear power generation and declared that the country aims to become the world leader in this kind of generation by 2030.

China is constructing nuclear power plants at a pace that is little short of frenetic. Besides becoming a leader in nuclear power generation, the country also aims to grab a large slice of the world market in the nuclear power pl... More →
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Jenny Splitter opines that she sides with Senator Sanders 95% of the time. She also is a science advocate and wants to vote for a presidential candidate who both respects scientific expertise and wants to advance evidence-based policies. In our current death of expertise cultural milieu, she suggests that we desperately need leaders who value the rigor of credible scientific evidence and respect the consensus of experts in their field.

But Sanders is not pro-science. While his position on the existence of climate change is certainly in line with most climate scientists, his agricult... More →
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From a speech delivered at MIT, Bill Gates discusses his support for nuclear energy. Recorded April 21, 2010, Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA.
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Dr. Conca reports that the Bill Gates nuclear power company, TerraPower, signed an agreement with the China National Nuclear Corporation allowing the two companies to collaborate on advanced nuclear technologies that address safety, environmental and cost issues.

China has plans to build 400 new nuclear reactors by mid-century and this means a huge market for any company dedicated to design and build next-generation reactors. Last year, President Jinping called for even faster development of nuclear energy, as discussed in Forbes - Asia.

Bill Gates has long understood the... More →
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Bill Gates has turned to nuclear energy to help solve the world's energy problems over the next 30 years.
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Robert Baillieul of Motley Fool fame, whose purpose is to help the world invest, reports that Billionaire George Soros Bought 45 Million US Dollars of Cameco Corporation.The company is Cameco Corporation, the largest uranium producer on Earth. Its key asset, McArthur River, is one of the largest and highest-grade mines in the world. It alone accounts for more than 10 per cent of the industry yellowcake output.

Uranium prices collapsed between 2007 and 2010, where spot rates fell as low as US Dollars 40 per lb. Then Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster hit in early 2011. Prices took a... More →
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Rod Adams reports that Third Way bills itself as a centrist think tank that is not satisfied with just thinking; they take action that gets results. The Jan 27th Advanced Nuclear Summit and Showcase provided an excellent example of the Third Way ability to seek common ground among people from both major political parties in the U.S.

The event provided the opportunity for speakers from a variety of points around the middle of the political spectrum to share their thoughts about the importance of advanced nuclear technologies and their personal reasons for joining the growing chorus o... More →
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How Nuclear Power Can Produce Enough Clean, Cheap, Reliable, American Energy to Create Jobs, Clean the Air, and Solve Global Warming.

Nuclear energy may be the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. It is based on physics of the atom, which is the reason a large portion of the public does not yet understand it. It is difficult to grasp how an energy source can be so powerful and still have so little impact on the environment. Yet if we were to describe the ideal energy source - low fuel requirements, no carbon emissions or other pollution, little land requirements, low ... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that Japan restarted the second of its shuttered nuclear reactors, four and a half years after the impact of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunamis closed all of that country nuclear plants, and two months after the first reactor restart on the same site at Sendai.

The first control rods in the reactor began withdrawal, and initial criticality was achieved about twelve hours later. The reactor should start transmitting power next week and resume full commercial operation next month.

Owned and operated by Kyushu Electric Power Company, these two Sendai nuc... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that the only power facility in California that does not use any of the state precious fresh water is the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. And it can even produce additional freshwater for the nearby community.

The nuclear plant desalinates ocean water using reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration. The nuclear plant depends on the desalination plant as its sole source of fresh water, used for the plants two nuclear reactors as well as all other water needs such as drinking water for its employees and irrigation of its grounds.

Alt... More →
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Koerth-Baker opined in 2016 that this is the face of nuclear development in the U.S. today ... slow, over-budget, economically untenable. Yet the dream of a nuclear-powered society is still alive. Nationwide, the U.S. gets about 20% of our electricity from nuclear. It produces the lion share (64%) of the U.S. clean energy, provided that by clean, she means anything but fossil fuels. In addition to Watts Bar 2 there are four other reactors currently under construction in this country, signaling that perhaps America has a renewed interest in going nuclear.

Look abroad and there is eve... More →
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Conversation.com has written that in June, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans for phasing out its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, located on the central California coast. If the current timetable holds, late summer 2025 will see the first time in over six decades that the U.S. most populous state will have no licensed nuclear power providers.

This is big news. Forty years ago, Diablo Canyon stood at the middle of an intense controversy over the safety and desirability of nuclear power. Those debates stand as part of the origin story of the anti-nuclear mo... More →
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Dr. Conca opines that indeed it can! While most people think the difficult issue is radiation, the real issue is infrastructure. The 50-foot tsunami that crashed into Japanese east coast five years ago destroyed the infrastructure of over 500,000 people.

In addition to about 300,000 tsunami evacuees whose homes were destroyed, 150,000 additional people were ordered to evacuate from within 20 kilometers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, even though their homes were intact. While this was completely effective in preventing any radiation-induced health-effects, it caused about 1,... More →
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Ken Silverstein reports that the passing of the 2014 holiday season also witnessed the passing of another landmark, which is the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station that had been in business since 1972. The questions now are from where will New England get its electricity and how will power markets there be affected?

The 604-megawatt nuclear generation plant had been operating at more than 90 percent capacity for the last three years, providing consumers with about 35 percent of the electricity that they had been using. But the plant succumbed to market forces, namely from low-cost... More →
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The formation of a group of high-profile advocates from past Democratic and Republican administrations plus the President Obama mandate to cut heat-trapping pollutants offers the nuclear industry an uncommon chance to re-emerge as one of this country premier fuels used for electric generation. The push here is to re-brand itself, although there is no need to do so, as a climate-friendly energy source that should be green-lighted for a major expansion in the United States. The logic goes something like this. By 2050, world population will grow 40 percent from today's levels and demand more ener... More →
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