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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Saint Lucie 1 (FL) @ 100 % UNANALYZED CONDITION FOR HOT LEG INJECTION SCENARIOS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170801en.html#en52879

    "At 1400 [EDT], St. Lucie completed a review of Unit 1 Hot Leg Injection scenarios.

    St. Lucie Unit 1 was licensed with a Hot Leg Injection capability that relies upon manual actions to accomplish the function.

    This review concluded that some postulated single electrical train failure scenarios were not fully addressed in plant procedures.

    Because of the potential to extend Hot Leg Injection initiation beyond the analysis start time, St. Lucie is reporting this condition under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B).

    "The affected off-normal procedures were immediately revised to include necessary instructions to restore power to selected valves during a postulated loss of electrical power to restore the Hot Leg Injection strategy.

    Unit 1 remained at 100% power.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

    A review found this condition was not applicable for Unit 2.

    [ nothing really here, this was a what if '...' scenario that resulted in a ' we didn't think about that, we need to fix it '. ]


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  • freebywill

    HIGH PRESSURE COOLANT INJECTION STEAM SUPPLY VALVE FAILED TO REPOSITION
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170802en.html#en52881

    "At 0934 CDT, while appropriately removed from service for pre-planned testing, the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) inboard steam isolation valve, MO-2238, valve position indication was found to be inadequate.

    As a result, MO-2238 was declared inoperable in accordance with Technical Specification (TS) 3.6.1.3.

    This resulted in a condition that caused the HPCI system to be inoperable.

    "The cause of the inadequate valve position indication is currently being investigated.

    This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed."

    [ ' inadequate ' ? ]


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  • freebywill

    Secret Bunkers for Continuation of U.S. Government while Nuked Citizens Die – RAVEN ROCK author Garrett Graff – Nuclear Hotseat #319 http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/08/02/secret-bunkers-continuation-of-u-s-government-while-nuked-citizens-die-raven-rock-author-garrett-graff-nuclear-hotseat-320/

    Libbe HaLevy

    This Week’s Featured Interviews:

    Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org deciphers TEPCO’s first batch of robot pictures of inside Fukushima-Daiichi’s wrecked containment vessel.

    Garrett Graff, author of RAVEN ROCK: The Story of the US Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die.

    Not exactly your light bedtime reading!

    [ Remember, the gov't isn't here to save you from it's decisions, it's objective is to save itself.

    But the gov't needs your help paying for all this.

    Please consider getting a second job so you can pay more taxes, or you
    could work extra hard and get a pay raise, so you can pay more taxes.

    There are many ways you can contribute if you get creative and really try.

    Diverting resource from the gov't in preparing for your own survival is just plain selfish, you aren't the gov't THEY are. ]


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  • freebywill

    Cooper: Nuclear Plant Operated 89 Days with Key Safety System Impaired http://allthingsnuclear.org/dlochbaum/cooper-near-miss-2017

    Dave Lochbaum, director, Nuclear Safety Project | July 14, 2017, 6:00 am EDT

    Workers shut down the reactor on September 24, 2016, to enter a scheduled refueling outage. That process eventually led to NRC special inspections.

    Following the outage, workers reconnected the plant to the electrical grid on November 8, 2016, to begin its 30th operating cycle.

    During the outage, workers closed two valves that are normally open when while the reactor operates.

    Later during the outage, workers were directed to re-open the valves and they completed paperwork indicating the valves had been opened.
    [ completed the paperwork but not the task ]

    But a quarterly check on February 5, 2017, revealed that both of the valves remained closed.

    The closed valves impaired a key safety system for 89 days until the mis-positioned valves were discovered and opened.

    The NRC dispatched a special inspection team to the site on March 1, 2017, to look into the causes and consequences of the improperly closed valves.
    [ Why didn't the resident inspector verify this task had been done? }

    [ more detail at the link ]


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  • freebywill

    August 2, 2017 | NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant on Safety Performance Improvement Commitment | https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2017/17-028.i.pdf

    [ this is a notice of the Recovery Plans transmittal ]

    [ This is the recovery plan. ]

    July 28, 2017 | Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Recovery Plan | https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1721/ML17212A571.pdf

    [ Considering that Pilgrim is scheduled for shutdown in 2019 ]
    http://www.entergynewsroom.com/latest-news/entergy-close-pilgrim-nuclear-power-station-massachusetts-no-later-than-june2019/

    [ does anyone really believe they ( Entergy ) are going to commit the resources needed to fulfill the Recovery Plan ? ]


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Comanche Peak 1;2 (TX) @ 100;0% Retract POSTULATED FIRE EVENT COULD ADVERSELY IMPACT SAFE SHUTDOWN EQUIPMENT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170803en.html#en52817

    * * * RETRACTION ON 8/2/17 AT 1638 EDT FROM BRIAN MITCHELL TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

    "On 06/21/2017 Comanche Peak reported an ENS Report (no. 52817) related to the potential loss of 118 VAC electrical panels operating in bypass mode of operation for various 10 CFR [50] Appendix R III.G.2 fires outside the Control Room due to circuit coordination issues. This could adversely affect safe shutdown equipment and potentially cause the loss of the ability to conduct a safe shutdown as required by 10 CFR 50 Appendix R.

    "Subsequent analysis by Engineering has determined that the affected panels remain coordinated for fire generated faults and can be credited as available by the Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis for a fire outside of the Control Room.

    "Based on the above, the condition described in the ENS report no. 52817 is not considered to be an unanalyzed condition as described in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B)."

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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  • freebywill

    IRRADIATOR EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170803en.html#en52822

    "On June 22, 2017 at [1130 EDT], [...] Radiation Safety Officer for Hospira, Inc. (Pfizer), Rocky Mount, NC [...] experiencing an issue involving their Wet Shielded Irradiator [..] 4,800,000.00 Ci of Co-60).

    RSO stated that during routine maintenance checks the Source 1 Rack of the irradiator would not trip the down switch to confirm the source rack was in the down position on the control panel and that they were following emergency procedures. Nordion was then contacted by the licensee to obtain assistance. RPS inspectors were immediately dispatched to the licensee's site.

    [ This device is in a 'vault room ' , the source is lowered into a shielded position which allows workers to move items to be processed into the room. What they are processing is unknown to me but from previous readings it could be medical instruments or devices, or medical compounds that are being irradiated by Co60 as a sterilizer. ]

    [ The end result was a faulty switch that wasn't registering the device as being secured into the shielded position. The switch was replaced. ]


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  • freebywill

    Mexico – cesium 137 and americium-beryllium was stolen http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_summary&edis_id=HZ-20170803-59296-MEX

    A container with radioactive material was stolen in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon https://sputniknews.com/latam/201708031056132277-radioactive-materials-stolen-mexico/

    "The National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) informed the Interior Ministry’s National Coordination of Civil Protection that a theft of a radioactive source with the serial number MD40502057 took place at 16:20 [local time, 07:20 GMT] on August 1 on Plaza La Joya, the state of Nuevo Leon," the statement said, noting that the radioactive material could be dangerous for human health.


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  • freebywill

    EQ – approx 150 km SE of WIPP M 2.8 – 35km SE of Pecos, Texas
    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000a4kd#executive
    2017-08-04 17:05:36 UTC 31.161°N 103.271°W 2.7 km depth


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  • freebywill

    EQ approx 7 km NW of Peach Bottom (PA)
    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60140301#executive
    M 1.8 – 4km NNE of Susquehanna Trails, Pennsylvania
    2017-08-05 05:26:56 UTC 39.796°N 76.352°W 5.0 km depth


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  • Checkmate

    A very interesting article on living on a nuclear dump…

    http://thebulletin.org/treasure-island-cleanup-exposes-navy%E2%80%99s-mishandling-its-nuclear-past#skip-link

    I don't know if the "#skip-link" should be included in the copy and paste I did.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Thank you, Checkmate. A quote from your link above, reference to a statement by Jonathan Weisgall:

      "Jonathan Weisgall, an attorney who wrote the book Operation Crossroads: The Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll, said secrecy long has undermined efforts to protect civilians from exposure to radioactive waste."

      “ ' What I saw at the birth of the Cold War and the testing program was this ignorance, arrogance, and secrecy, which combined into a hairy-chested attitude of, "If you can’t feel it, it doesn’t hurt you," ' Weisgall said. 'As I’ve looked at the history ever since, that hairy-chested attitude continues to permeate the approach of government agencies that have dealt with the legacy of atomic weapons.”

      We spent some time in Vallejo, California, from 2010 through 2013. We knew many people with horrid cancers and brain cancers. It seemed far too many people died of cancer there. Vallejo is not far from Treasure Island. It is also home to the Mare Island Naval facility, now closed. Interestingly, homes are now also being and have been built on Mare Island. A close friend whose father was in the Navy and worked on transport of nuclear weapons there said the Plutonium contamination there is significant.

      That is another subject for research and potentially opens another huge can of worms. 'Wondering when contamination levels at Mare Island may see the light of day.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Radiological Contamination of the Mare Island Shipyard (from EPA):

        "Radiological Survey of the Mare Island Shipyard, Alameda Naval Air Station, and Hunters Point Shipyard"

        It's not just Treasure Island and Mare Island Shipyard which were actually or potentially contaminated; radioactive materials were handled by the Navy and Air Force all over the S.F. Bay (east side), and southeast San Francisco.

        Click through the "Get This One" link at upper right side to download the .pdf file.

        https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/P100HXJ3.TXT?ZyActionD=ZyDocument&Client=EPA&Index=1986+Thru+1990&Docs=&Query=&Time=&EndTime=&SearchMethod=1&TocRestrict=n&Toc=&TocEntry=&QField=&QFieldYear=&QFieldMonth=&QFieldDay=&IntQFieldOp=0&ExtQFieldOp=0&XmlQuery=&File=D%3A%5Czyfiles%5CIndex%20Data%5C86thru90%5CTxt%5C00000030%5CP100HXJ3.txt&User=ANONYMOUS&Password=anonymous&SortMethod=h%7C-&MaximumDocuments=1&FuzzyDegree=0&ImageQuality=r75g8/r75g8/x150y150g16/i425&Display=hpfr&DefSeekPage=x&SearchBack=ZyActionL&Back=ZyActionS&BackDesc=Results%20page&MaximumPages=1&ZyEntry=1&SeekPage=x&ZyPURL


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          stock, if you see this, would you please comment on the methodology, esp. that used for gamma scintillation analysis?

          My comment on the EPA report would be to accurately determine whether or not the results have validity, the methodology including maps and statements about data collection and analysis would need close inspection. As they say, the devil is in the details.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            stock and/or others, curious about the selection of samples for data collection and analysis, too.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            One more comment re: the SF Bay area site study (air stations and naval shipyards), there is no summary at the beginning of the report. Is this sloppy editing, or are results presented at the end to minimize the impact of the reader's perception of the results?

            IMHO a well written technical report should always include a summary of the results at the beginning, as well as having a re-statement or conclusion at its end.


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              The EPA study results state there was no Cobalt 60 found at any of the sites.

              Interestingly, if one looks closely at results for the other contaminants, they are within detectable ranges. Some of them, Cs 137, Pb 214, Pi 214, Ra 226, Th 232, have results falling within the higher end of the specified range. Counting range errors appear to be on the high end.

              Observation: since the counting range errors are so high (some 10 or 11 percent in many cases), are these results reliable? Why are error ranges so high? This report apparently gives results with Standard Deviations of .02. That's very high for a statistical analysis with meaningful results. An SD of 1.0 to 1.5 is much more desirable, and results are far more reliable. The goal is (if memory serves) to have counting errors more in the range of 2% to 5%.

              Note the 20% counting range error for Ra 226.

              Can anyone comment on this?

              The report also states Tritium levels were below detectable thresholds.

              I personally don't believe these test results have validity, based on my own observations and reports from people who live in the area (anecdotal, yes). Am going to see if there's independent data out there, and what it says.


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                From a website someone posted re: the chemical and radiological contamination at Vallejo, CA. Wow, look at this list of radiological sites in California (I digress for a moment). Sites and purpose description:

                U.S. Radiation Sites CA (not an exhaustive list):

                http://www.prop1.org/prop1/radiated/ca0rept.htm

                Interesting factiods:

                SNRS-1 *
                DOD/DOE Reactor
                McClellan AFB, CA
                Stationary Neutron Radiography System

                UTR Test
                DOE Reactor
                Mountain View, CA
                American Radiator & Standard Sanitary

                UTR-1
                DOE Reactor
                Mountain View, CA

                Am. Standard Inc.
                Atoms for Peace exhibit

                Mare Island Shipyard **
                transportation
                Oakland, CA

                Dismantling nuclear ships
                Shipping irradiated fuel

                And EPA stated there is no contamination at Mare Island? Really?

                Lovely, eye opener:

                Sierra Nuclear Corp.
                Industry & Science
                Scotts Valley, CA

                Interim "spent" fuel storage license
                Dry cask

                The Scotts Valley storage site above is just off Highway 17, in the mountains just above Santa Cruz, CA (and not far from the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake).

                The number of sites with DU stored there is pretty astonishing. So is the number of research reactors and DOE sites and experimental reactors.

                The site above has links for other U.S. locations.


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                More on rad waste at Treasure Island, in SF Bay:

                https://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/12/hot-spots-radioactive-san-francisco/

                No time to comment on this right now, but the report above comments on radiological contamination all around the SF Bay. Reports from San Diego Free Press, the SF Examiner, etc.

                This report states there has actually been contamination found at the sites listed. Contrary to the EPA report….


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                HoTaters, the SF testing has the same problem as Fukushima and all nuke disasters, cancer clusters around nuke plants etc; they cant find enough radiation to indicate danger. A striking conclusion could be that they dont know enough about nuclear fallout danger.

                Also, that was way back in 1989 when government was corrupt, they would carry out experiments on the unsuspecting public, lie about radiation exposure to natives at bomb test sites, dump nuke waste in the ocean etc. Since that time, mankind has completely changed and is now trustworthy, caring, honest and transparent, putting truth and science before profit and chain of command


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                OK, re-reading. Tritium levels in surface water at three locations were below detectable levels.

                No radiation indicative of the activity of nuclear powered ships was found in the biological samples collected at any of the three harbors.

                Conclusions:

                "Only radionuclides of natural origins and trace amounts of Cs-137 from previous nuclear weapons testing were detected in the harbor sediment samples."

                No radiological contamination indicating the operation or maintenance of nuclear-powered warships was found in any dredge or core sediment samples.

                No tritium or gamma ray emitters was found except from natural sources in surface water or drinking water from nearby sources.

                No gamma-ray emitters, other than those occurring naturally, were found in samples of harbor algae, mussels, or sea lettuce (biological samples).

                Gamma-ray surveys of harbors did not detect any "exposure rates significantly above background levels."

                Final conclusion: nuclear powered ship activities contributed no significant sources of radiation at Hunters Point, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, or Alameda Naval Air Station. Naval operations at these locations "pose no radiological health problem to the public."

                Believable? Meh ….


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                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  This article states substantial amounts of radiological substances have been found at Hunter's Point. Apparently radioactive waste from other facilities was transported there, then dumped off the Farallon Islands.

                  https://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/12/hot-spots-radioactive-san-francisco/

                  "After a fire at Hunters Point in August 2000, the EPA hired the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to study what the fire might have done to residents of the surrounding Bayview and Hunters Point communities.

                  The agency reported that this was an “87% minority population,” with “higher than the national average rates of asthma, respiratory disease, lung cancer and diabetes.”

                  The communities were “considered vulnerable and may be more sensitive to the effects of exposure to hazardous substances.”

                  And these substances at the former Hunters Point Shipyard included “radiological elements. PCBs, mercury, lead and over 400 toxins that emit very high readings and adversely impact all life forms and that includes humans,” according to Francisco Da Costa, director of Environmental Justice Advocacy, in the April 7, 2010 edition of SF Bayview newspaper.

                  Yet the agency only recommended that the communities should be notified when toxins in the air were higher that usual, so they could leave their homes."

                  RE: EPA recommendations, didn't happen, probably never will.

                  So much for Club Nuclear hubris….


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  • HoTaters HoTaters

    As Rancho Seco ("Rancho Stinko") nuclear power plant's Safe Stor program approaches the 30 year mark, and NRC re-licensing permitting slated for 2019…. The plant had an abysmal safety record. Shut them down NOW.

    http://www.energy-net.org/01NUKE/RSECOT.HTM

    http://www.energy-net.org/01NUKE/RSECO85.HTM

    Rancho Seco Near-Disaster Covered Up by Utility

    On December 26th, 1985 at 4:17 A.M., the Rancho Seco reactor located southeast of Sacramento came extremely close to a meltdown. The reactor with a hundred accidents under its belt (twice the average for reactors its age) and three of the most serious cooldowns in the industry has created a political and economic crisis for the Sacramento Municipal Utility Commission (SMUD) that may lead to the permanent shutdown of the reactor or even bankruptcy of the utility. It has been shutdown since the accident, and only has a 40% chance of coming back on line by June 1987. The accident did not come to the public's attention until after the Chernobyl disaster. What's most chilling however, is the fact that the public never learned just how serious the accident was. (cont.)


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      "Workers were dispatched to various parts of the facility in attempts to head off a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). LOCA's are the dreaded scenario almost sure to lead to a meltdown. Two of the workers were contaminated in their attempt to reach critical valves.

      Operators were successful at stopping the LOCA but did not have accurate procedures for maintaining control of the reactor from outside the control room. As a result, the reactor vessel cooled down to quickly. When this occurs, the 8 inch thick walls of the reactor may shatter, crack or become embrittled reducing the usable lifetime for the unit. During the accident the following serious events occurred:
      At 4:52 AM, at the height of the crisis, a back-up shift operator collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital. The shift was at a bare minimum level before his collapse.
      Attempts to call for help were useless because the switch-board operator on duty did not have the phone numbers of the next shift.
      No alarm was sounded within the facility, so the Rad/Chem team did not do monitoring for contamination during the most crucial stages of the accident. Contaminated areas were not cordoned off, resulting in the dosing of an unaware security guard." (cont.)


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        "Required updates of the accident to state emergency officials weren't done, nor were they given correct details of the accident to allow proper emergency response preparations.
        The alarm system in the control room was so loud that operators could not hear themselves talk, increasing the tension during the crisis. The alarms were shut off but not properly reset to warn of further problems.
        There was radioactive contamination of the Auxiliary Building and releases of radiation offsite. The utility estimated that 33 curies of noble gases were released to the environment. The 30 curies of Xenon that were released, rapidly turn into radioactive Iodine. The NRC and SMUD claimed this amount would not do damage to the environment.
        The stack radiation monitors at the complex that were set at 60,000 counts per minute (CPM) were tripped at 5:05 AM, setting off state emergency alarms in Sacramento (the 60,000 CPM level is 7,500 times higher than normal background radiation). The monitor levels were supposed to be set at 20,000 CPM rather than at 60,000 CPM. Another of the monitors had run out of ink, making it impossible to get accurate release readings. The true level of offsite radiation releases is clearly in question." (cont.)


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Damage included destruction of a large make-up pump that burned at the start of the incident. Core Assemblies in the reactor were also lifted from their normal positions. The investigations showed that there was no seriouis damage to the reactor core.
          During the remote manipulation of the valves, one valve was stuck in the open position and unable to be closed. Another valve was turned off by one operator, but broken back into the open position when another operator by, thinking the valve still open. Operators were later given training in proper operation of valves. Another pump that was part of the reason for the rapid cooldown was completely forgotten to be turned off.
          No log was kept during the accident because the operators were too busy trying to deal with the accident. Operator coments registered with the NRC called SMUD training "terrible" and complained of complacent management. Quizzing of operators showed extensive weaknesses in a variety of procedures for running the reactor. "

          Managers were secretly paid huge bonuses, rate payers saw rate increases of several hundred percent, the Board stifled whisteblowers, one manager stated it was like "running the Keystone cops." Plant managers lied to the NRC and hid safety issues. It can't get much worse than this. And this was a public utility, run by the City of Sacramento, California. Sheesh.


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          • HoTaters HoTaters

            This following should be in quotes, as it's not my verbiage. Note there was "serious damage to the reactor core" (information hidden from the public).

            "Damage included destruction of a large make-up pump that burned at the start of the incident. Core Assemblies in the reactor were also lifted from their normal positions. The investigations showed that there was no serious damage to the reactor core.
            During the remote manipulation of the valves, one valve was stuck in the open position and unable to be closed. Another valve was turned off by one operator, but broken back into the open position when another operator by, thinking the valve still open. Operators were later given training in proper operation of valves. Another pump that was part of the reason for the rapid cooldown was completely forgotten to be turned off.
            No log was kept during the accident because the operators were too busy trying to deal with the accident. Operator coments registered with the NRC called SMUD training "terrible" and complained of complacent management. Quizzing of operators showed extensive weaknesses in a variety of procedures for running the reactor. "


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Weren't valves at Fukushima stuck in the open position, leading to the meltdown of at least one of the cores?

              Maybe it's time to revisit the Rancho Seco accident, and make this information known more widely to the public. These plant operators shouldn't be allowed to let this kind of thing happen, and hide it from public view. If most people knew how seriously awful nuclear plant safety really is, they'd likely pressure plant operators and the NRC to shut them all down.

              The waste storage situation is abysmally awful, too.

              Seeing how all of this is managed is a valuable study in politics and human shortcomings, i.e.; how did we get here, and why aren't we planning for the future.

              Potential extinction level failure to manage and failure to plan. But if your efforts are aimed at decimating the enemy at any cost, creating cash cows for youself and your buddies, and devil-may-care, I'm justified to blow their friggin' brains out 'cause I'm in the right, then go figure.


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              • HoTaters HoTaters

                This is what happens when you create a culture where sociopaths can call the shots. The military and its related ventures have apparently created a culture where sociopaths can thrive.


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                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  From Dictionary.com:

                  Sociopath

                  noun, Psychiatry.
                  1. a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

                  Yep.


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                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  Psychopath:

                  noun
                  1. a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.

                  Check.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          " The 30 curies of Xenon that were released, rapidly turn into radioactive Iodine. The NRC and SMUD claimed this amount would not do damage to the environment."

          Note the weasel wording.

          No mention of the damage possibly done to humans or living things, just "the environment." The way the sentence was worded almost sounded like it referred to a non-living environment, not a biosphere with humans and other creatures in it

          The main part of the report states radioactive iodine was found in cow's milk near the plant at least once.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      It should also be reiterated the plant came dangerously close to a meltdown, which was hidden from the public. And there were repeated discharges of radioactive gases into the air. Billions of gallons of contaminated water were released into nearby creeks and the Mokelumne and Cosumnes watersheds. At least 10,000 gallons of highly contaminated water was released "offsite" into a nearby creek.

      I'd be curious to know what kind of cancer clusters have occurred nearby.

      We know residents of nearby Elk Grove who claim they are selling their homes and leaving because of radioactive plumes coming from the Safestor area. The rumor here is the plant repeatedly off-gases radioactive plumes, and they are sometimes detected in Elk Grove and south Sacramento. I'm unable to verify these reports. But I stay away as much as possible.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    N. Korea’s posturing raises question: Is Iowa prepared for a nuclear strike?

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/08/05/north-korea-posturing-iowa-prepared-nuclear-threat/532285001/

    Single bomb from North Korea could cause ‘more damage than Hiroshima'
    A NUCLEAR missile from Kim Jong-un’s terrifying arsenal could cause more damage than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, its mayor has claimed.
    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/635441/north-korea-bomb-us-UN-sanctions-nuclear-missile-united-states-hiroshima-bomb-anniversary


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  • Checkmate

    North Korea couldn't hit the broadside of a barn door. The whole story is one great big lie- put out by war-mongering Generals and the 1%. Just like the story of Iraq. All BULL!!!

    Does anyone remember a few months ago there was talk of a so-called limited nuclear war? Well, guess what…those idiots in Congress believe these nutty Generals. And you wonder why this country is screwed-up.

    All the countries aren't stupid (China or Russia), they know that any kind of a nuclear war is the end. The kid over in North Korea is just blowing smoke…huffing and puffing…trying to look important.

    Now look at the E.U. believing all the BULL about Russia trying to expand. What another piece of S&%T!!!
    In my studies I have determined only 20% of the global population is intelligent: 10% are honest and tell the truth, the other 10% are massive liars and scum. The rest which is the other 80% are so incredibly stupid and believe the LIARS.
    Common Sense is a rarity on Earth today. Don't even believe half of what you see.


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Nine Mile Point 2 (NY) @ 0 % AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DURING TESTING https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170807en.html#en52889

    "At 2235 [EDT] [ on 08/05/2017 ] Nine Mile Point Unit 2 experienced an automatic scram on high reactor pressure.

    Turbine stop valve testing was in progress at the time of the scram.

    All control rods inserted.

    Pressure control is via the turbine bypass valves.

    The cause of the scram is being investigated.

    "This is a 4-Hour report for 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) RPS [Reactor Protection System] Actuation.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

    [ So while testing one thing the unit shutdown unexpectedly and no one knows why because they're 'experts' don'cha know. ]


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    US_NPS Brunswick 1 (NC) @ 100 % SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INOPERABLE DUE TO OPENING IN SERVICE WATER PIPING https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170807en.html#en52888

    "On August 4, 2017, at 1511 EDT, Unit 1 Secondary Containment was declared inoperable due to a small (i.e., approximately 0.75 inch diameter) hole in Service Water system piping which was found during ultrasonic testing activities.

    The affected portion of piping penetrates Secondary Containment and flow in the piping creates a vacuum condition; thus bypassing Secondary Containment.

    The identified hole is being evaluated with respect to its impact on operability of the Service Water system.

    "This condition is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C), as an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material.

    "This event did not result in any adverse impact to the health and safety of the public.

    "Initial Safety Significance Evaluation: The initial safety significance of this event is minimal.

    At the time of discovery, Unit 1 was at 100% steady state conditions. Reactor Building Ventilation was in service in a normal alignment.

    No abnormal radioactivity conditions existed within Secondary Containment.


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      "Corrective Actions: Temporary repair of the affected Unit 1 Service Water piping has been completed.

      This repair was evaluated by Engineering and it has been determined that the repair meets the requirements to maintain Secondary Containment operable.

      Unit 1 Secondary Containment operability was restored at 1704 EDT on August 4, 2017."

      The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

      [ The daily power reports show that they never lowered power even after finding a 3/4" hole in a pipe which they had to find by ultrasound cause no one could see it. ( nuclear workers visual resolution only allows them to see a 1" or greater hole ) ]


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    Other things going on by looking at the daily power reports:

    Limerick 2 (PA) lowered power to 68 % Sunday and reports 70 % today – no explanation on reason for reduction.

    Watts Bar 2 (TN) @ 40 % – still struggling to recover from the condenser repairs that had the unit offline for 130 days.

    Quad Cities 2 (IL) @ 0 % – no event notice, reason for shutdown unknown atm.

    Comanche Peak 2 (TX) @ 0 % – CP2 begins its 9th week shutdown.


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    US_NPS Susquehanna 1;2 (PA) @ 100;100 % LOSS OF SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170809en.html#en52880

    "On August 8th, 2017 at 2044 hrs. [EDT] a loss of secondary containment differential pressure (D/P) occurred due to an apparent equipment failure. This caused a reduction in Reactor Building Zone II (Unit 2) D/P to less than the required 0.25 inch WC [water column] per SR [Surveillance Requirement] 3.6.4.1.1.

    "Reactor Building Zone II Exhaust Fans were manually swapped and Reactor Building Zone II D/P was restored to greater than 0.25 inch WC by 2112 hrs.

    "Reactor Building Zone 1 (Unit 1) and Zone 3 (Units 1&2) ventilation remained in service and stable.

    "This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(c) and per the guidance of NUREG 1022 Rev 3 section 3.2.7 as a loss of a Safety Function. There is no redundant Susquehanna Secondary Containment system."

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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    • Susquehanna is just another ticking time bomb…

      10 CFR Section:
      50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) – POT UNCNTRL RAD REL

      Potential uncontrolled radiation release????????

      From a Mark II containment building?

      These things were built in the 80's and should by law be shut down…

      That was the agreement when building them…

      …Now it's put a bandaid on it and keep it running.

      It's a criminal enterprise that must be stopped ASAP…

      And for anyone that doesn't think this is punishable by law just look up willful child endangerment in the criminal code

      Unit 2 is not the only problem encountered there this year…

      We've also seen a problem with #1 in May of this year when the reactor automatically shut down and no one seemed to know why…

      http://www.mcall.com/business/energy/mc-talen-automatic-shut-down-susquehanna-nuclear-plant-20170609-story.html

      And let's not forget:

      Roughly 10,000 gallons of radioactive water spilled at the Station's Unit 1 turbine building after a gasket failed in the filtering system in 1985

      And they (whoever they are) have given another 20 year extinction to these reactors???

      And here is a somewhat humorous link from http://reliableplant.com

      http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/24969/PPL-Susquehanna-water-reactor

      One has to hope the plants are more reliable than this website…

      …or we may all go 404.


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    US_NPS Perry 1 (OH) @ 100 % HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY SYSTEM SUPPRESSION POOL LEVEL INSTRUMENTATION INOPERABLE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170809en.html#en52891

    "On August 8, 2017, at 1554 hours [EDT], during restoration from testing of the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) Suppression Pool Level High Instrumentation, unexpected as-left indications were found that impacted both of the required channels of instrumentation.

    Subsequent venting of the instrumentation lines was completed and both channels of instrumentation are reading consistent with previously taken as-found data.

    The instrumentation was declared OPERABLE at 1635.

    The initial cause of the unexpected as-left indications appears to be the introduction of air into the instrumentation lines during the calibration activities. [ human error ]

    "This is considered a loss of safety function based on both of the HPCS Suppression Pool Level High Instrumentation channels being declared INOPERABLE and the loss of the automatic HPCS suction swap to the Suppression Pool on a high level.

    This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

    The [NRC Resident Inspector] has been notified."


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    GAS CENTRIFUGE FACILITY ADMINISTRATIVE CRITICALITY CONTROLS NOT USED https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170809en.html#en52886

    [ extracts ]

    IROFS54a [Items Relied On For Safety] and IROFS54b are administrative criticality controls for the SCDT [Small Component Decontamination Train] and limit the amount of U-235 to less than 730g.

    The material was put into the SCDT without using bookkeeping procedures which could have potentially led to a criticality in the SCDT.

    "Last week material from the pH adjustment tanks on the LECTS [Liquid Effluent Collection and Transfer System] slab tanks was moved into the SCDT without the use of administrative criticality control IROFS54a and 54b.

    During a work package review yesterday (8/3/2017) the transfer into the SCDT was questioned by the lSA engineering group.

    Material was approximately 250ml of waste water and 12L of NaOH solution in a 5 gallon bottle. Conservative estimate of the total amount of U-235 in the Slab Tanks at the time the 250ml of waste water was removed was less than 600 g U-235.

    "The amount of material transferred into the SCDT was below subcritical mass limits therefore UUSA [URENCO USA] could not enter into a condition in which 10 CFR 70.61 performance requirements would not have been met.


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    Nuclear Boondoggle! V.C. Summer DOA but SC Ratepayers Stuck w/the Bill: Beyond Nuclear’s Paul Gunter, NH #320 http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/08/09/nh-320/

    This Week’s Featured Interviews:

    Paul Gunter, Director, Reactor Oversight Project for Beyond Nuclear, gets into the complexities of what the abandonment of the V.C. Summer two-reactor build in South Carolina means. For SC ratepayers, the news is not good!

    Terrie Barrie is a worker advocate with Cold War Patriots and part of the Alliance of Nuclear Workers Advocacy Groups (ANWAG). She explains how recent whistleblower accusations about intentional Department of Labor obstruction to delay payment to radiation-exposed workers workers have led to action. gain compensation under the too-complex Energy Employees Claimant Assistance Projects (EECAP).

    Hiroshima Remembrance links:

    LINK TO WILFRED BURCHETT ARTICLE: “The Atomic Plague”

    LINK TO NEWLY DISCOVERED HIROSHIMA PHOTOS:


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    US_NPS Surry 1 (VA) @ 0 % SHUTDOWN FOR REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM LEAKAGE
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170810en.html#en52894

    "On 8/9/17, a Unit 1 containment entry was made in order to investigate increased Reactor Coolant System (RCS) unidentified leakage.

    The team noted a through-wall leak from the tubing/socket weld area of 'C' Hot Leg Sample Valve.

    The sample valve and RCS pressure boundary were declared inoperable, and a 6-hour action statement to place Unit 1 in Hot Shutdown was entered at 1338 [EDT] hours as required by Technical Specification 3.1.C.3.

    "At 1606 [EDT] hours on 8/9/17, Unit 1 shutdown was commenced, and at 1637 [EDT], Unit 1 was at Hot Shutdown.

    This report is being submitted pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(i) as a result of power reduction required by Technical Specifications.

    Further, this report is being submitted pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principle safety barriers, being seriously degraded.

    "The NRC Resident [Inspector] has been notified of this event and is on site. [ Remember this statement. ]

    "There was no radiation release associated with this event, nor were there any personnel injuries or contamination events."

    [ Notice no info on how much water leaked out. Most likely the leaked fluid has been moved to a storage tank. ]


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    New Generation Nuclear Reactors Unlikely to Deliver on Design https://www.ecowatch.com/new-generation-nuclear-2471347067.html

    By Paul Brown

    New generation nuclear reactors, promised for the last 18 years by the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) as a way to provide cheap and plentiful supplies of electricity, are unlikely to be fulfilled any time in the next 30 years.

    That is the conclusion of university researchers who have used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the program's budget history to find out what designs the government has spent $2 billion of public money on supporting.

    Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University described the research program as "incoherent" and said the government was "unlikely" to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by mid-century.

    The study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, said much of the money that was supposed to be spent on civilian reactors was spent instead on supporting infrastructure, where the main focus was defense programs and not commercial opportunities.

    The gov't is

    A) Corrupt
    B) Incompetent
    C) Both


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    • "promised for the last 18 years by the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) as a way to provide cheap and plentiful supplies of electricity"

      Cheap? Plentiful?? Really???

      How about the almost 6 billion dollars already spent on just one site in South Carolina alone And yep that's billions with a "B" to produce NOTHING but a bigger bank account…

      These sites (see photo below) will NEVER produce enough electricity to light a led light bulb…

      Just figure that total waste of rate payers money into the cost of electricity!!!!

      Ridiculous isn't it…

      Clean? Green?? Cheap???

      Total lies and they already got paid to do nothing…

      One thing does stand out though…

      The statement:

      "said Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter. "If you really believe we need to reduce carbon, this was the way to do it."

      How could this be a true statement? Ohhhhhh Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter must have meant by running bulldozers and cement trucks for no reason what so ever we will save on carbon?

      Gotta read this one…

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/utility-votes-stop-building-billion-dollar-nuke-reactors-48950562

      There's the smoking gun that cost billions for absolutely NOTHING!!!!

      It's time to say NO MONEY UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE!!!!


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      • If these plants are really a good idea and produce power cheaply and efficiently let private investors pay for construction and reap these great (fictitious) profits.

        But no one with a brain or a portfolio would ever invest in that madness…

        That's the free enterprise world of inherent checks and balances.

        Using someone else's money and getting paid upfront to never complete the project is a criminal enterprise and should be treated as such…

        Duh Huh…

        Earnest Electroman:
        https://youtu.be/2nQfLrDco6g


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  • Natural Potassium and nuclear fallout / waste products:

    Any body out there that thinks potassium can be compared (on any level) to man made nuclear isotopes should hit the reset button on their computer and their brain NOW…

    This is a totally false subject and one many pro nuke shills have used to confuse and distract…

    There is no count it 0 (zero) toxic effects from potassium in normal health people…

    People with kidney disease do have a concern with potassium levels as their bodies don't process and excrete it (potassium) properly…

    Nothing to do with intake and you can eat all the natural potassium you want without toxic effect as it is naturally controlled and used and excreted by your body…

    Beware of ANYONE that says potassium or k-40 can be compared to nuclear waste.

    A solid provable lie that has been shown to be a false comparison by legitimate researchers time and time again…

    So if you read a comment that compares a natural nutrient to the most man made deadly nuclear waste on the planet…

    You should know it's either a total lack of knowledge and/or any education or qualification to even be discussing nuclear in any form, on any related subjects. Or it's a false information spreader with a nefarious agenda intended to distract and confuse…

    Potassium and nuclear have nothing in common in reality and we live in the real world, not the fake world of "I saw it on the internet".


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    US_NPS Riverbend 1 (LA) @ 100 % NON LICENSED SUPERVISOR CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170811en.html#en52897

    A non licensed supervisor confirmed positive for alcohol during a fitness for duty test. The employee's access has been terminated.

    The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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    REED COLLEGE, PORTLAND, OR – POTENTIAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION VIOLATION https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170811en.html#en52896

    "I'm calling under Technical Specification 6.7.2.4 to report a potential Technical Specification violation.

    The relevant Technical Specifications are 3.2.2 and 3.2.3, specifically related to a non-operational power monitoring channel.

    Because this channel was inoperable at low powers, the source interlock was not capable of performing its intended function.

    Potential violations occurred an August 1st, 3rd, and 4th.

    The condition was identified on August 9th."

    The licensee notified the NRC Project Manager (Wertz).

    [ This is a Test/Research reactor. ]


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    US_NPS Reactor activities for Friday Aug 11, 2017 via Reactor Status reports.

    Nine Mile Point 2 (NY) is back to 100 % after Saturdays scram.
    AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DURING TESTING https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170807en.html#en52889

    Peach Bottom 2 (PA) has been at 98 % all week, no EN posted but it may be from LIMITED TO 25 MVAR DUE TO TURBINE VIBRATION which has been going on since Sept of 2015. In Dec of 2015 they reported 100 MVAR RESTRICTION DUE TO TURBINE BEARING VIBRATIONS. So it seems to be getting worse.

    Surry 1 (VA) @ 1 % recovering from TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN FOR REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM LEAKAGE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170810en.html#en52894

    Watts Bar 2 (TN) @ 100 % after being down for over 130 days due to condenser damage caused when supports failed. Just in time to help with tritium production for nuclear weapons making.

    Quad Cities 2 (IL) @ 0 % still no EN detailing reason.

    Comanche Peak 2 (TX) @ 2 % recovering from 66 days offline for main generator repairs.

    [ Will be posting the 2017 fall refueling schedule Sunday. ]


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    2017 Fall Refueling Schedule 19 units scheduled, this should be stable

    09/09/17 North Anna 2
    09/10/17 McGuire 1
    09/13/17 DC Cook 1
    09/17/17 Vogtle 2
    09/18/17 Three Mile Island 1
    10/01/17 Palo Verde 1
    10/02/17 Turkey Point 4
    10/02/17 Byron 1
    10/07/17 Point Beach 1
    10/07/17 Callaway 1
    10/08/17 Millstone 3
    10/08/17 Comanche Peak 1
    10/13/17 Salem 1
    10/14/17 Watts Bar 2
    10/14/17 Prairie Island 2
    10/15/17 Farley 2
    10/23/17 Peach Bottom 3
    10/28/17 Oconee 2
    11/02/17 Dresden 2


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    giggles – Evidence suggesting LNT was fabricated as a purposeful effort to hamstring nuclear technology development https://atomicinsights.com/evidence-suggesting-lnt-fabricated-purposeful-effort-hamstring-nuclear-technology-development/

    August 8, 2017 By Rod Adams 47 Comments

    The effort expended to protect people from exposure to ionizing radiation is perhaps the single biggest driver of cost and schedule challenges associated with the design, licensing, construction, operation, maintenance and security posture of nuclear power plants. The high cost of the effort is driven by the demand for nearly perfect protection from all radiation.

    Recently, I attended a presentation given by one of the world’s leading nuclear safety experts gave a presentation. One of his slides was a graph to be used in a safety analysis decision process. The bottom axis of the graph was estimated radiation dose in units of rem. An audience member asked whether the numbers were for acute doses or doses spread out over time – hour, day, month, year or lifetime.

    The nuclear safety expert – who is nearing the end of a long and distinguished career in positions of direct responsibility for nuclear safety or advice to those with regulatory responsibility – could not answer the question. It seemed as if he really wanted to ask the questioner why it mattered.

    [ weasel words – didn't name the ' nuclear saftey expert ' or the name/place of the presentation, no link to any presentation…


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    US_NPS Comanche Peak 2 (TX) @ 10 % AUTOMATIC TURBINE TRIP FROM 10 PERCENT POWER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170814en.html#en52898

    "At 1124 CDT on 11 August 2017, CPNPP [Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant] Unit 2 experienced an automatic turbine trip and trip of both main feedwater pumps on high steam generator water level (P-14, 81.5 percent level) in steam generator 2-02.

    Following the turbine trip, the auxiliary feedwater system actuated as required.

    The plant was stabilized at 2-3 percent reactor power with auxiliary feedwater feeding all steam generators with all levels within their normal bands.

    "The cause of the high steam generator level appears to be a mechanical malfunction of steam generator 2-02 flow control valve bypass valve 2-LV-2163 (SG 2-02 FW BYP CTRL VLV) to close when demanded.

    Troubleshooting and repair of 2-LV-2163 is in progress.

    "This event is being reported in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for an actuation of auxiliary feedwater.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


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    US_NPS Perry 1 (OH) @ 100 % SECONDARY CONTAINMENT MOMENTARY LOW VACUUM https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170815en.html#en52903

    "On August 14th, 2017 at 2257 [EDT], while shutting down the Annulus Exhaust Gas Treatment System (AEGTS) Train B, secondary containment pressure momentarily lowered.

    This resulted in the Technical Specification (TS) for Secondary Containment to not be met for 15 seconds.

    The minimum Secondary Containment vacuum observed during that time was 0.52 inch of vacuum water gauge.

    "Secondary Containment pressure was returned to within the TS operability limit of 0.66 inch of vacuum water gauge (TS SR 3.6.4.1.1) by the AEGTS Train A that remained in operation.

    There were no radiological releases associated with this event.

    "Declaring Secondary Containment inoperable is reportable under [10 CFR] 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) & (D) for an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function of a system that is needed to:(C) Control the release of radioactive material; or (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident.

    "The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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    US_NPS Millstone 2 (CT) @ 100 % UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO FIRE ALARM IN CONTAINMENT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170816en.html#en52904

    On August 15, 2017 at 0748 EDT, an Unusual Event was declared at Millstone Unit 2 due to a fire alarm indication in containment that was unable to be verified extinguished within 15 minutes.

    Current containment parameters do not indicate an actual fire.

    A containment entry is planned to verify that there is no fire.

    Unit 2 continues at 100% power.

    Unit 3 was unaffected.

    The NRC remains in Normal mode.

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and State and local government agencies.

    Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC. Notified FEMA National Watch and Nuclear SSA via E-mail.

    * * * UPDATE FROM TODD STRINGFELLOW TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 0953 EDT ON 8/15/2017 * * *

    At 0951 EDT, the Unusual Event was terminated.

    No signs of an actual fire were present upon containment entry.

    All alarms are cleared and they are investigating the cause of the alarm.

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and State and local government agencies.

    Notified R1DO (Gray), NRR EO (Miller), and IRD (Gott). Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC. Notified FEMA National Watch and Nuclear SSA via E-mail.


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    US_NPS Peach Bottom 2;3 (PA) @ 100;100% LOSS OF POWER TO TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170817en.html#en52909

    "On 8/16/2017, at 1039 [EDT], an un-planned trip of the Peach Bottom Station Blackout Transformer 34.5 kV feeder breaker 1005 and a loss of the 191-00 line occurred causing a loss of power to Unit 1 and the TSC.

    Power was not restored to the TSC or the ventilation system within 1 hour.

    Power was subsequently restored to the TSC at 1207 hours [EDT] and the ventilation system was restored to available.

    "This report is being submitted pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(xiii) as a Major Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities due to a reduction in the effectiveness of the Onsite Technical Support Center (TSC).

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this notification."

    [ something wrong with this report 'causing a loss of power to Unit 1 and the TSC' - power was restored to TSC but no mention of restoring power to unit 1. Peach Bottom Unit 1 was an experimental helium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor. It operated from 1966 to 1974. ]


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    Trump’s N. Korea WARGASM! Will It Come? A Different Perspective w/Space4Peace’s Bruce Gagon & Bo Jacobs in Hiroshima – NH #321 http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/08/16/trumps-n-korea-wargasm-a-different-perspective-wspace4peaces-bruce-gagon-bo-jacobs-in-hiroshima-nh-321/

    This Week’s Featured Interviews – North Korea Close-up:

    Bruce Gagnon is the secretary/coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. He provides the history of US/N. Korea relations, a context for understanding what the countries are threatening, Donald Trump’s misplaced bellicosity, and the likelihood that Kim Jong Un will drop a nuke on Guam (SPOILER ALERT: Not very likely.)

    Bo Jacobs, a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University, is a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation techno-politics. He fills us in on how people in Japan are REALLY responding to threats of a missile strike on their country by North Korea. (SPOILER ALERT: Not very.)

    [ Two very informative interviews. ]


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    PROTECTION AGAINST EXPOSURE TO RADIATION

    In the early going, your goal is to prevent exposures of over 100 RADS. A radiation dosimeter will be useful to gauge radiation levels and is widely available for purchase. This item will give you an idea of your likelihood of developing radiation sickness.

    1) Limit the time unprotected.
    2) Increase the distance from the radiation.
    3) Provide a barrier.

    [ info on diff thickness of barrier materials ]

    TREATING RADIATION SICKNESS

    Remove contaminated clothing and


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    US_NPS South Texas 1;2 (TX) @ 100;100 % NON WORK RELATED ONSITE FATALITY https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170818en.html#en52911

    "At 1315 Central Daylight Time (CDT) on 8/17/2017, the South Texas Project Unit 1 Control Room was notified that a contract employee had experienced a non-work-related medical emergency within the Protected Area.

    The individual was transported to Matagorda Regional Medical Center in Bay City, TX.

    At 1442 CDT, the Unit 1 Control Room was notified that the patient was declared deceased.

    "The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be notified.

    This notification is being made under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi) as an event for which another government agency is being notified.

    The deceased individual was not radioactively contaminated.

    "The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."


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    US_NPS Watts Bar 1 (TN) @ 100 % ACTUATION OF TURBINE DRIVEN AUXILIARY FEEDWATER PUMP DUE TO LOSS OF 6.9KV SHUTDOWN BOARD

    "On August 17, 2017, at 1205 [...] (EDT), the Watts Bar [...] lost power to the 1B-B 6.9kV Shutdown Board.

    [...[ resulted in an automatic start of the Unit 1 Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feedwater Pump (TDAFWP).

    The motor driven AFW pumps did not start and were not expected to start for this event.

    No other system actuations occurred as a result of loss of power to the 1B-B 6.9kV Shutdown Board.

    Power to the 1B-B Shutdown Board was restored at 1505 EDT on August 17, 2017.

    "During the loss of power to the 1B-B Shutdown Board, a reduction in containment and control rod drive mechanism cooling occurred.

    At 1233 EDT, lower containment average temperature exceeded the procedural limitations specified, [...].

    Lower containment average temperature was restored to within limits at 1525 EDT on August 17, 2017.

    This is reportable as a potential loss of safety function.

    "Other than several common Unit Technical Specifications having not been met, Unit 2 was not operationally impacted by the loss of power to the 1B-B Shutdown Board and remains in Mode 1 at 100% power.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

    The loss of power occurred during restoration from Emergency Diesel Generator maintenance. [ human error ]


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    US_NPS Columbia 2 (WA) @ 100 % PART 21 REPORT – RELAY MOUNTING PLATE MOUNTED UPSIDE DOWN https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170818en.html#en52913

    "[...]

    "On August 12, 2017, Energy Northwest completed a 10 CFR 21 evaluation of [...] GE Nuclear HMA124A2 relays supplied by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC, and intended for use at Columbia Generating Station.

    The evaluation was performed to determine the applications where the relays were approved for installation, and where they were installed in the plant, and to determine if the failure of the relays could result in a Substantial Safety Hazard as defined In 10 CFR 21.3.

    "Two of the HMA124A2 relays received had back plates that were mounted upside down, causing the terminals to not match the standard configuration. Although the internal wiring to the physical stud locations was correct, the numbering scheme embossed on the back plate did not match the correct configuration.

    With the incorrectly mounted back plate, the internal coil of the energizing circuit could be wired to the incorrect portion of the control circuitry, which would not energize when required and could result in the failure of a safety function.

    [ The defective parts were reworked on site, tested and installed ]


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  • Checkmate

    Whether you are Republican or Democrat…find out the real truth and your position in the world today!!! You have no country!!!

    http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm


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  • Checkmate

    Especially read this on the link below: TREASON OF PUBLIC SERVANTS then copy it and give it to the local police, judges, etc. Carry in the car and give to the police if you are stopped. Please read this, sir.

    Then give it to all the protesters that gather on both sides of the fence. What do you think would have happen if these leaf-lets were handed out in Virginia before they confronted each other????

    http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm

    Feel like a Fool, yet…


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  • Here's one that goes with ANY nuclear decision and most any others for that matter…

    Who is it again creating these violent and unproductive decisions on any level????

    It's us!!!

    And a eclipse occurs somewhere on earth every 18 years, what about education?

    Case by case basis and ain't that what the true agents say? Oh hold on, I think I heard me one of them silent alarms…

    Big Trouble Trailer:

    https://youtu.be/gqAgkcRwSkc?t=42s

    The disconnect with all things real…

    ..it that real?, fighting over a statue that has never moved or hurt anyone? And now how many people are hurt?

    It's them or us? It's republicans or democrats?

    It's the right or wrong thing to do?

    We should be doing stuff like this!!!!!

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-officially-debunks-chemtrails-conspiracy-live-180960139/

    But we are what????


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Columbia 2 (WA) @ 0 % No EN – reports shutdown as of this am, reason unk atm


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  • freebywill

    Navy Families Sue Fukushima Operators for Wrongful Death https://www.courthousenews.com/navy-families-sue-fukushima-operators-wrongful-death/

    BIANCA BRUNO August 22, 2017

    SAN DIEGO (CN) — Families of five Navy service members who died after responding to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have sued Tokyo Electric Power Co., blaming the deaths on radiation illnesses contracted from the March 2011 disaster.

    The families wish to join a lawsuit from 152 other members or survivors of members of the 7th Fleet who performed humanitarian response from March 11, 2011 until March 14, when the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was moved away from Fukushima due to detection of nuclear radiation in the air and on helicopters returning to the ship.

    The new plaintiffs want to join in the third amended complaint Cooper, et al. v. TEPCO, et al., originally filed in the same court in 2012. They say it is only recently that they discovered the extent of the injuries, real and/or expected, due to exposure to radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

    They say General Electric designed defective the [sic] GE Boiling Water Reactors at Fukushima, which was run by TEPCO, Japan’s largest electric utility.

    [ much more at the link ]


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  • Susquehanna is just another ticking time bomb…

    10 CFR Section:
    50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) – POT UNCNTRL RAD REL

    Potential uncontrolled radiation release????????

    From a Mark II containment building?

    These things were built in the 80's and should by law be shut down…

    That was the agreement when building them…

    …Now it's put a bandaid on it and keep it running.

    It's a criminal enterprise that must be stopped ASAP…

    And for anyone that doesn't think this is punishable by law just look up willful child endangerment in the criminal code

    Unit 2 is not the only problem encountered there this year…

    We've also seen a problem with #1 in May of this year when the reactor automatically shut down and no one seemed to know why…

    http://www.mcall.com/business/energy/mc-talen-automatic-shut-down-susquehanna-nuclear-plant-20170609-story.html

    And let's not forget:

    Roughly 10,000 gallons of radioactive water spilled at the Station's Unit 1 turbine building after a gasket failed in the filtering system in 1985

    And they (whoever they are) have given another 20 year extinction to these reactors???

    And here is a somewhat humorous link from http://reliableplant.com

    http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/24969/PPL-Susquehanna-water-reactor

    One has to hope the plants are more reliable than this website…

    …or we may all go 404.

    John Mayer – Wait Until Tomorrow (HD):

    https://youtu.be/q-uSnRVy0Fs


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  • Jebus Jebus

    I'm in moderation above. :(

    I posted a doe phone number.

    I wont do that anymore for a time limited edit.

    I could edit it while I'm in moderation.

    Here, I fixed it?

    What In The Hell? Whats Happening? :|

    Operation Clean Desert

    Dr. Proton? Adam the Atom?

    FUN FOR ALL AGES!

    Operation Clean Desert is a set of activities following the adventures of Dr. Proton and Adam the Atom as they learn about the NNSS. The activities are geared toward teaching children about ongoing efforts to address environmental challenges, such as contaminated groundwater and radioactive waste disposal. The set of activities include an activity book, teacher’s guide, and an interactive computer game. Parents, educators, and community groups and programs can request free copies of the activity book and teacher’s guide by going to the website link below…

    http://www.nnss.gov/pages/PublicAffairsOutreach/KidsZone/OpCleanDesert.html

    Again, it's going to get louder…


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  • DUDe DUDe

    All talk to children about hypothetical cleaning up the environment (that we cant really do ) is useless aslong as we keep expanding our polluting activities..all it does is give them a false sense of future control..well , maybe not all..i guess it increases awareness..

    But there is only so much we can do to get pollution out of the environment..imho

    We must stop polluting and help Earth clean itself..cancer does not cure the host..it must stop being cancer and the host will heal itself..if it still can..


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  • Dazy Dazy

    Maybe they'll even get a field trip to make sand castles in the restricted area. Fun…

    Probably a good idea for people to avoid sending their children through the government's public school 'education' and try an give them a real education. It's been a fairly useless and harmful institution for some time now.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I have had a few denied too..we are now entering the twilight zone.. often found in the outer limits.


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  • or-well or-well

    "test" was supposed to appear as a Reply – indented – to DUDe above, not as an original post.
    There's a glitch in this Forum.

    (this should appear as a Reply to my comment containing "test")


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  • DUDe DUDe

    Hi or-well.. you got my attention but i don't understand..(just woke up from a nap)..:) ?


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  • DUDe DUDe

    And that was supposed to be a reply to your 7:47 post but jumped to here..maybe that glitch you mentioned..:)


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  • or-well or-well

    DUDe, it's strictly random that your post is mentioned.
    It is not about you at all.
    It is about the way posts are being positioned on this forum by the software.
    To place a comment at the end – in other words – in the newest position, I have to make my comment as a REply to the previous one.


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  • DUDe DUDe

    Ok got it..funny that my reply jumped to the end then lol
    One of the old OT forums also had its own will where posts ended up..was only fixed by starting a new one iirc..and the current one also start to have its addreslink wrong.
    This is supposed to be under your 10:09 post..


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  • or-well or-well

    Clearly, conversation on this forum will be difficult if not pointless to attempt without specific attribution such as @(date/time).


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.ft.com/content/32f14d76-f8e6-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65

    Kepco seen as potential buyer for Toshiba’s ailing nuclear unit

    South Korean group, in contrast to rivals, is willing to look at Westinghouse deal

    …and Nugen


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    Safety and Security Concerns about Small Modular Reactors: NuScale’s Design

    But the real news is not that DOE awarded a second grant under the program, but that it took so long to do so. NuScale, along with three other reactor vendors, originally applied for the funds in early 2012 with the expectation that two designs would receive grants. However, later that year DOE surprised many observers by only awarding a grant to one design, the Generation mPower.

    (Took the money and folded)

    Subsequently, DOE issued a second solicitation that sought “innovative” designs. But three of the four applicants applicants for the second round were the same designs—including NuScale—that had been denied funding under the first round. In the absence of additional good applicants, DOE’s move to spend the rest of the money on a design it had originally rejected smacks of desperation.

    http://allthingsnuclear.org/elyman/safety-and-security-concerns-about-small-modular-reactors-nuscales-design


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  • or-well or-well

    New reactor applications under review by the NRC.

    https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/new-reactor-map.html

    Helps to contact the right politicians.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Yeah, that's what Kentucky needs! A nuclear plant to cry for subsidies! A commonwealth state for spoiled rich men. Women and children first for their cancer handouts.

    KRS 2017 SB11 makes it all possible. BE SURE to never let this get approved by the Ky House. It's been approved by the Senate four or five times now.

    "Section 5
    This Act shall be cited as the Robert J. Leeper Act." http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/17RS/SB11/SCS1.pdf

    We are so screwed this time people. "Republicans take the Kentucky House after 95 years of Democratic control "

    Republicans have not controlled the House in Kentucky in 95 years but now they do. Thanks to corrupt democrats like HILLARY CLINTON

    http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article113464563.html


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  • or-well or-well

    Town mayor gives nod to restart Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Pref …

    http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170307/p2g/00m/0dm/080000c


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    update : Leeper Act to end Kentucky's nuclear moratorium passes the House
    Posted:
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:00 PM EDT

    They wasted no time rushing to spit in the wind. http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/34880689/leeper-act-to-end-kentuckys-nuclear-moratorium-passes-the-house

    I had no idea. I bet rush out and buy some more KI pills and KY Jelly.


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  • or-well or-well

    64% of city's budget is covered by Nuclear Power related revenue. See http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/national/article/312982

    from comment under Mainichi article

    part of the English translation of above referenced article -

    "The initial fiscal budget plan for the general public account of fiscal year 2005 is about 7.7 billion yen. Approximately 64% of approximately 4,924 million yen is related to nuclear power generation such as power supply location grant."


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  • or-well or-well

    radioactive boars to greet Fuku returnees

    http://www.voanews.com/a/radioactive-boars-japan-nuclear-refugees/3756664.html

    The boars have been destroying local farms and eating plants contaminated with radiation.

    Some of the boars tested by the government showed levels of radioactive material 130 times above Japan’s safety standards.

    Five towns in Fukushima have partially reopened since the disaster so far.

    But three weeks before the evacuation order is to be lifted in Tomioka, the average radiation level is still well above Japan’s goal. Homes are still damaged or abandoned, and the streets are littered with bags of radioactive waste.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Hundreds of the boars are roaming the empty streets of exclusion zone towns

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4295826/Wild-boars-offer-challenge-homecomers-radiation-hit-Fukushima.html#ixzz4aqIuOO4H
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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Roaming wild in the radiation zone: Endangered species are THRIVING around Chernobyl 30 years after nuclear disaster forced mankind to leave

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4356306/Endangered-species-thriving-Chernobyl.html#ixzz4cczwFEZY
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.justreadonline.com/2017/03/10/dap-questions-sudden-embrace-nuclear/


    …“How is this possible? In four months, you have acquired so much knowledge? In fact it says the word here is ‘considerable base of knowledge’.

    “That means you have acquired so much of knowledge in the past four months to make the first major decisive step in order to build the power plants in Malaysia, which will cost Malaysia something like RM23 billion. This was the value in 2015,” Santiago said.

    On Tuesday, Nancy said the final report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission Phase 1 will be tabled to the Cabinet by next week.

    Bernama reported her as saying that the three-phase assessment, initiated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), concluded that Malaysia is thoroughly prepared and has developed a considerable base of knowledge to make an informed decision about introducing nuclear power.

    She reportedly said that Malaysia has 30 days to respond to the recommendation made by the report that evaluates interested newcomer countries’ status and state-of-readiness in developing nuclear power programme.

    Santiago today suggested that the sudden change was evidence that Putrajaya had previously kept such plans hidden from public knowledge.

    Liew said moving towards nuclear energy was a wrong step, saying the country has avenues for renewable energy that were untapped or underutilised, such as solar power.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://linkis.com/reuters.com/Japans_Kyushu_Hokkai.html

    Japan's Kyushu Electric Power and Hokkaido Electric Power received shareholder approval on Thursday for bailouts from a state-backed bank as the utilities struggle to cope with losses from a prolonged shutdown of nuclear reactors.

    All of Japan's 48 reactors remain shut more than three years after the Fukushima catastrophe, the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

    There is no timetable for restarts and atomic regulators remain bogged down in vetting applications to reboot reactors, with Kyushu Electric's Sendai plant in southwestern Japan seen to be the closest to approval.

    Shareholders on Thursday agreed to Kyushu Electric's plan to issue 100 billion yen ($980 million) in preferred shares to state-owned Development Bank of Japan, as well as Hokkaido Electric's bid to issue 50 billion yen in preferred shares to the bank. …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    re: http://www.justreadonline.com/2017/03/10/dap-questions-sudden-embrace-nuclear/


    …“How is this possible? In four months, you have acquired so much knowledge? In fact it says the word here is ‘considerable base of knowledge’.

    *********

    How, you ask? http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Hitachi-GE-to-launch-nuclear-energy-course-in-Malaysia-0408164.html Don't worry, they come with no liability, plenty of customers profit's, unpaid tax monies and subsidies and are just here to educate you… for now…


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Guess who…

    http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/news/2017/03/09/178-billion-in-profits-no-taxes-paid.html

    The study show how 258 profitable Fortune 500 companies collectively“paid an effective federal income tax rate of 21.2 percent” from 2008-15, with 18 companies paying no federal income tax during that time despite earning pretax profits of nearly $178 billion over the measured period.

    Of those 18 companies, Pepco Holdings, now a subsidiary of Exelon (NYSE: EXC), had the lowest effective tax rate over that period, at -27.9 percent. It was followed by Pacific Gas & Electric (NYSE: PCG) at -14.5 percent, then Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) at -10.0 percent. By negative tax rates, that means, as ITEP put it, the companies made more after taxes than before taxes in those no-tax years.

    …Gardner added to the Times: “When the biggest companies aren’t paying their fair share, that means the rest of us are left to pick up the slack. It means small business and middle-income families are paying more.”


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.qconline.com/news/local/mccombie-s-nuclear-power-bill-approved-in-committee/article_7168ae84-8a92-56b5-8563-49899e2db8ad.html


    …"This bill lifts the moratorium on nuclear plants to empower them to improve their facilities if the construction project is deemed necessary to provide adequate, reliable and efficient service to its customers," said Rep. McCombie.

    "The bill helps the state's current six nuclear power plants, including the plant in Cordova, better serve the public," she said. "It also provides protections for customers by ensuring new construction projects are the least-cost means of satisfying the service needs of its customers." … …


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  • or-well or-well

    YOU may become a nuke-refugee -

    Mardi 12, 2017

    24,000 evacuees not counted by Fukushima govt.

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170312_13/

    NHK has learned that the Fukushima prefectural government's estimate of the current number of evacuees from the 2011 disaster is about 24,000 less than the figure calculated by local municipalities.

    Earlier this month, officials said about 80,000 people were still living in shelters because of the tsunami and nuclear accident.

    This includes 17,781 residents of 5 municipalities around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant who were evacuated to other parts of the prefecture.

    But NHK's survey found 42,030 people had left these municipalities — about 24,249 more than the prefectural government's figure.

    Officials from the 5 municipalities say their estimate includes all the people who evacuated to other parts of the prefecture, but the Fukushima government's calculation excludes those who moved into public housing or acquired new homes in other areas of the prefecture.

    A visiting associate professor at Fukushima University, Kazuhiko Amano, says many residents still dream of returning to their hometowns even after they have found a place to live.

    He says surveys should also cover the type of housing and whether evacuees are living normal lives. He says the prefectural government's counting method may underestimate the number of people who actually need support.


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  • or-well or-well

    Let's play a game! They do – with OUR lives -

    http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-weapons/close-calls?gclid=CM7DxfTK09ICFQqGaQodpfgGew#.WMaf3jvyuUk

    I Wish I Didn't Know That
    REAL-LIFE TALES OF CLOSE CALLS, SCREW UPS, AND NUCLEAR NEAR MISSES

    Just click a number on the wheel!


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  • or-well or-well

    Grandkids got fingers? (Lucky) Tell 'em to cross 'em -

    Nuclear Near Misses:
    A Decade of Accident Precursors at U.S. Nuclear Plants

    http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nuclear-near-misses-a-decade-of-accidents-at-us-nuclear-energy-power-plants-may-2016-3mb.pdf?f3025c


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  • or-well or-well

    Implosion At Los Alamos is a frightening exposé that reveals failed security, crime, mismanagement, cover-ups, and corruption at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ground Zero for America’s strongest defense against rogue nations and terroristic entities — at least it should be.

    Former Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Glenn Walp was hired by “the lab” to investigate crime and lapsed security that plagued the lab post-9/11. Walp uncovered the theft/loss of more than three million dollars in taxpayer property, including nearly four hundred computers that potentially housed nuclear secrets.

    Certain lab leaders, concerned that public exposure of these and other administrative and criminal debacles could jeopardize the lab’s lucrative government contract, opposed his efforts at every turn. Notwithstanding, Walp and his two partners remained dauntless, exposing to the world the real and present danger to America’s nuclear secrets.

    https://www.amazon.com/Implosion-Los-Alamos-Corruption-Jeopardize/dp/0615361730


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  • or-well or-well

    Nuclear Corruption: The Very Long-Term Costs of Nukes

    Corruption legitimized serves the profit motivations of special interests; in this case, special nuclear interests.

    Will we also allow global corporations to defer the genetic and fiscal consequences of their radioactive waste to America's posterity?

    One definition of corruption is "impairment of integrity." A plan that lacks integrity has been legitimized to facilitate deferral of nuclear waste liability far enough into the future that those responsible will be long deceased.

    Now, the Department of Energy and the nuclear industry want to sell nuclear technology (which US utilities are no longer buying) to third-world countries. Part of the deal is to return the waste for 5,000 generations of Americans to handle and store.

    Corruption legitimized serves the profit motivations of special interests; in this case, special nuclear interests.

    http://www.greens.org/s-r/11/11-08.html

    American nuclear corruption


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  • or-well or-well

    Ready?

    Severe nuclear reactor accidents likely every 10 to 20 years, European study suggests

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522134942.htm

    Probable nuclear plant failures


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  • or-well or-well

    A Fukushima Survivor's Story – Setsuko Kida

    Published on Mar 12, 2017

    Japanese activist Setsuko Kida – who lost her home, her land, and her former life to radioactive pollution from the Fukushima triple meltdown – tells how she overcame personal tragedy and trauma to become an outspoken international advocate for radiation refugee rights.

    https://youtu.be/fG5gn9ojAMo

    Subtitled.


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  • or-well or-well

    Crap parts in crap US reactors, NRC doesn't give a crap. Bugout bag ready?

    http://www.beyondnuclear.org/nuclear-reactors-whatsnew/2017/3/9/beyond-nuclear-testifies-on-at-risk-creusot-forge-components.html

    NRC still balking at inspecting and testing the US sites even at next scheduled outage.

    I went into a room filled with NRC engineers, an AREVA manager, a "K" St. lawyer and probably some Capitol Hill staffers and a slew of nuclear utility management on a telephone bridge line. I presented to a NRC Petition Review Board about bogus nuclear parts and cooked quality control documents that still have three nukes in France in cold shut down. The same Creusot Forge that did those nukes has sold 17 U.S. reactors the same bill of goods. NRC still balking at inspecting and testing the US sites even at next scheduled outage.

    from Paul Gunter


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Nuclear core was unarmed, but 6,000 pounds of explosives detonated
    Mar 13, 2017
    http://www.wyff4.com/article/59-years-ago-a-nuclear-bomb-was-accidentally-dropped-on-south-carolina/9127564


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Their fuck buddies will get upset


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://buzzsouthafrica.com/sa-nuclear-power-deal-enrich-sapolitical-hyenas/

    SA Nuclear Power Deal: Vavi Says Its Another Means To Enrich SA ‘Political Hyenas’ Post by Chika Udeh March 14, 2017


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/GE-Hitachi-Nuclear-developing-new-SMR-with-US-company

    NEW YORK — As part of its strategy to service aging nuclear plants, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) will develop a cutting-edge small modular reactor in cooperation with Advanced Reactor Concepts, the company said Monday.

    The move by GEH, owned 40% by Hitachi and 60% by General Electric, comes as nuclear plant builders push to introduce inexpensive reactors to stimulate growth in the industry. The recent crisis at Westinghouse Electric, and subsequent troubles born by its parent company Toshiba, has highlighted the cost risks of conventional reactors, which the SMRs are expected to replace.

    GEH has been targeting older plants with its own SMR currently under development, and decided to bring on board Advanced Reactor Concepts — also known as Arc Nuclear — due to its expertise with sodium-cooled reactor technology, key to producing SMRs.



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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/toshiba-mulls-majority-sale-of-westinghouse-nuclear-operations

    … A sale of Westinghouse to state-run Chinese companies might run into national security concerns or political challenges in the U.S. and Japan, according to George Borovas, the global head of the nuclear group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, a New York-based multinational law firm. That could leave South Korea as a better fit. Korea Electric Power Corp. said it would consider a purchase if it receives a proposal from Toshiba.

    “Nothing has been confirmed or decided. Kepco is closely watching the market/industry and is willing to review the purchase if it receives a proposal from Toshiba,” said a spokesman for the state-run company, asking not to be named because of internal policy. …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NY_XGR_ASSEMBLY_BUDGET_NYOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    Mar 14, 6:00 PM EDT
    New York Assembly budget would halt nuclear plant bailout

    … The Assembly on Monday suggested in its one-house budget a moratorium on the bailout program until officials from the Public Service Commission testify before senators and Assembly members about how and why ratepayers would be funding the bailout with their electric bills.

    … The commission came under fire at a recent hearing for not sending any representatives to answer lawmakers' questions about the subsidy program it approved in August. Energy groups said the costs and details of the proposal slid through approval with limited transparency or legislative oversight.

    "It will raise every New Yorker's energy bill, their local taxes and the price of goods and services," New Yorkers for Fair Energy Coalition wrote in a statement. "The Assembly is right to demand more information from the state, and New Yorkers stand ready to support their effort." …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    *HaHaHa.
    http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/time-for-spore-to-say-yes-to-nuclear



    … I am convinced that floating assets unrelated to oil and gas are the new horizon and a new area to develop. In particular, floating nuclear power plants are a disruptive technology worthy of the challenge.

    What Singapore needs next is the political will to say "Yes" to nuclear.

    *• The writer is managing director of Floating Solutions LLP.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/12/south-koreas-kepco-in-talks-to-join-cumbrian-10bn-nuclear-projec/

    … Kepco's reputation was badly hit in 2012 by a safety scandal over the forgery of thousands of nuclear components.

    However, Kepco's supporters point to its record in the UAE, where it has so far hit construction milestones in building reactors at Barakah under a $20bn deal awarded by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation 2009.

    Prior to joining NuGen, Mr Samson served as ENEC's chief operating officer, working closely on the Barakah project.

    NuGen has so far insisted it will be unaffected by the outcome of EDF's Hinkley Point C project, which Theresa May's Government is currently reviewing.

    However, experts warn a decision to reject Hinkley after EDF has spent £2.4bn on the project would inevitably shake confidence in the wider nuclear new build venture. …

    Sept, 2016…


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.keia.org/sites/default/files/publications/south_koreas_nuclear_export_successes_and_challenges.pdf
    Reactor Race: South Korea’s Nuclear Export Successes and Challenges

    … Fourth, Korea should concentrate on counties that can afford nuclear energy, especially those in the Middle East that can provide the ROK with greater energy security. So far, South Korea has been targeting emerging economies that have limited financing capacity, and that have made supplier-provided project financing a key criterion; however, a more viable scheme for Korea would be to offer financing through export-import banks. In the long run, a market reform of domestic electricity tariffs in the ROK (that is ending substantial domestic subsidies to industry)52 would be helpful to support KEPCO’s financial capacity for overseas tenders and permit it to offer to take equity shares in future nuclear export tenders and thus reinforce the financial position of the Korean consortium.
    Last, while it is so far unclear whether the safety scandals South Korea experienced last year will hamper its efforts to sell nuclear technology globally, quick and decisive action will be important to ensure that it does not damage the ROK’s image as a leading nation in nuclear quality and safety. …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://m.democratherald.com/corvallis/news/local/nuscale-hopes-to-change-the-conversation-on-nuclear-power/article_a1764b83-1de7-58b6-84fc-6657420c641b.html

    …There are a number of other American firms working on small modular reactor designs of their own. Besides Babcock & Wilcox, other contenders include Westinghouse and Holtec, but all of those projects lag well behind NuScale in the licensing pipeline.

    Internationally, Russia, South Korea and Argentina all have relatively advanced SMR development programs. China does as well, but unlike other governments working on their own SMR designs, it has shown a willingness to let foreign manufacturers into the fold.

    NuScale is counting on having the first SMR design licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — widely considered the gold standard for excellence both at home and abroad — to give it a major advantage in the global marketplace.

    How big is the market potential? The numbers are breathtaking.

    According to feasibility study released last year by the United Kingdom’s National Nuclear Laboratory, global demand for SMR energy generation could be 55 to 75 gigawatts by 2035 (excluding Russia, which is assumed to be closed to foreign suppliers).

    That equates to between 1,100 and 1,500 NuScale power modules, the company’s chief financial officer, Jay Surina, told the audience at NuEx. Assuming a 25 percent market share and a 10-year deployment time frame… …


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    "… “In the U.S., as the market slows for traditional reactors, this is an opportunity for us to move into SMRs,” said Bob Freeman, Areva’s vice president for U.S. nuclear fuel contracts and services.

    NuScale, he added, looks like an excellent bet to become a high-volume customer.

    “We think they’re going to be very successful,” Freeman said. “We’re hopeful the marketplace will embrace them. We’re here to help push them over the finish line.” …"


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    GE
    http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/radiopharmaceutical-market/release-781476.htm

    … "Rising Incidence of Chronic Diseases Propelling Demand for Radiopharmaceuticals" …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://thehill.com/regulation/323851-new-regs-for-wednesday-prepaid-cards-nuclear-water

    … Water: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is moving forward with new ground water guidelines at nuclear power plants.

    The NRC issued Tuesday new guidelines for measuring “abnormal discharges of radionuclides in ground water from the subsurface to the unrestricted area at commercial nuclear power plant sites.”

    The guidelines go into effect immediately.

    Nuclear: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is drafting new rules for nuclear power reactors that are being decommissioned.

    The rules will “provide for an efficient decommissioning process” and “reduce the need for exemptions from existing regulations.”

    The public has 90 days to comment.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    the rise in pus filled tumors from 'poison X' propels demand for pharmaceutical 'poison X'. They use the potent carcinogen to try and kill the tumor before they kill you. This extends your life expectancy from five years without to five years with the poison X treatment. GE is the largest recipient of poison X profits and north america, downwind from the blown up melted down poison X plants is the largest purchaser of poison X. The poison X is hailed as a triumph of modern medicine in its endless battle against cancers caused by poison X.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/146852-bnpp-trust-accountability

    … the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) filed corruption charges against Herminio Disini, whose wife is the first cousin of first lady Imelda Marcos, and whose firm brokered the BNPP project. Westinghouse later testified in a US court that they paid Disini over US$17 million to help acquire insurance, telecommunications and civil works subcontracts for the BNPP without competitive bidding. Later, Disini’s cousin, Jesus Disini, also admitted to the same court that President Marcos himself received part of this pay-off because he was co-owner of the group of companies headed by Herminio Disini. (READ: Ferdinand Marcos' economic disaster)

    In 2012, the Sandiganbayan finally ruled on the matter and held Disini accountable for approximately USD50 million and asked to reconvey such amount, which was further affirmed by the Supreme Court. But by 2014 Disini passed away, leaving the reconveyance of this amount in uncertain terms.
    … …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Where it stops…nobody knows… Placing my bet on this landing above "moderation".

    Grab and go… or let go.
    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/jun/22/ge-power-close-chattanoogplants/372252/


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  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    GE eliminates some competition. ;(


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  • or-well or-well

    Fukushima Prefecture evacuees in a class action suit over the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster were disappointed by the 38.55 million yen in total compensation awarded on March 17 by the Maebashi District Court, as the amount was just one-fortieth what they had been seeking.

    http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170318/p2a/00m/0na/017000c

    earlier story -

    Court orders TEPCO, state to pay evacuees of nuclear disaster

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703170069.html


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  • or-well or-well

    That Fuku class action award – less than 3 grand US each.

    38,530,000 = US$341,836

    (US$ 341 836) / 137 =
    2 495.15328 US$


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    oops – sorry – lets be accurate – up it a buck twenty-five

    38550000 Japanese Yen equals
    342013.2870 US Dollar

    (342 013.2870 U.S. dollars) / 137 =
    2 496.44735 U.S. dollars


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    So clean and green…

    http://www.wise-uranium.org/edusa.html#GOREFERTIL

    Uranium Enrichment/Fuel Fabrication – Decommissioning Issues (USA)


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/18/c_136138616.htm

    Fury sparked in Japan as companies found duping foreign refugees into decontamination work in Fukushima

    …Moni and Deroaru were told by a so-called labor dispatch agency in Nagoya that they could do decontamination work in exchange for an extension of their visa.

    The two, knowing little Japanese and trying to seize every opportunity they could, accepted the job and worked in Fukushima for three months in 2015.

    But when they finished their work and went to the local immigration bureau to extend their stay, they were told by officers there that they knew nothing about such a policy.

    They later found out that the construction company that had hired them had changed its company name, and its Fukushima branch had closed.

    Half of the 20 workers that they had worked with in Fukushima were foreigners, many of whom had been applying for refugee status in Japan, the pair later recalled.

    Their work mainly involved clearing away contaminated soil with spades, and while they were at work might well have been affected by high levels of radiation. "The radiation detectors we brought with us kept sounding alarms, which was rather scary," they were quoted as saying. …


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  • Mafia, War Criminals And Nuclear Industry Connections In Japan, USA, Europe, Using Homeless, Disadvantaged, Plus Foreign Workers For Toxic Radiation Fallout Decontamination – 'Nuclear Ginza' Movie
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2012/10/documentary-movie-nuclear-ginza.html


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  • Planetary Thermal Imbalance & Extreme UV Levels.

    Extract:

    Planetary Thermal Imbalance

    Also, a lot of krypton-85 and other radioactive isotopes are being released into the atmosphere by the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. This enhances air ionization, which interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system, and the water balance of the earth's atmosphere.

    This is creating a Planetary Thermal Imbalance & Extreme UV Levels. Planetary Thermal Imbalance is indicated by recent record breaking extremes in worldwide hot and cold temperatures. Where very hot and very cold air masses meet, you get severe weather events occurring. An example of this is the severe drought experienced in the Western USA, and the severe cold in the Eastern USA, over the last few years.

    http://sccc.org.au/extreme-uv-levels-in-summer


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  • or-well or-well

    Higher court backs restart of halted Takahama reactors

    http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170328/p2g/00m/0dm/063000c

    "The decision, made by the Osaka High Court, legally allows Kansai Electric to resume operating the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at the nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast in Fukui Prefecture."


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  • or-well or-well

    Nuke Info Tokyo No. 176 (Jan/Feb 2017)

    by CNIC_English · February 2, 2017

    PDF

    The post 3/11 (“three-eleven”) anti-nuke movement

    Power system accounting reforms to help no one but TEPCO

    Reference Material: Radiation exposure data (FY2015)

    News Watch Monju Decommissioning Now Official / Fukushima Prefectural Assembly Adopts Statement Demanding Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station / Difficult-to-return Zone to Be Decontaminated at National Expense / Japanese and British Governments Sign Memorandum on Nuclear Cooperation / Japanese and Russian Governments Sign Memorandum on Nuclear Cooperation / Cooperation Agreement between NUMO and DBE / Ikata NPP Reactor Unit No. 1 Decommissioning Plan Approval Applied for / Labor Authorities Find TEPCO Employee’s Thyroid Cancer Case Eligible for Work Compensation / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Proposes Investing in Areva’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Business

    Group Intro: Tarachine mothers’ radiation lab


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  • DUDe DUDe

    The only thing on this planet more toxic for life then the levels of nuclear pollution in chernobyl..HUMAN PRESENCE..


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    Just realised I forgot the link above -
    http://www.cnic.jp/english/?p=3689

    Nuke Info Tokyo No. 176 (Jan/Feb 2017)

    by CNIC_English · February 2, 2017

    PDF

    The post 3/11 (“three-eleven”) anti-nuke movement

    Power system accounting reforms to help no one but TEPCO

    Reference Material: Radiation exposure data (FY2015)


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  • or-well or-well

    Japan court denies injunction against Ikata nuclear plant

    A local district court in western Japan on Thursday denied granting an injunction against Shikoku Electric Power Co's Ikata No. 3 nuclear reactor, the operator said on Thursday, a move that backs the continued operations of the reactor that's been generating power since last August.

    The ruling by the Hiroshima District Court, which is similar to the Osaka High Court decision on Tuesday, is a relief for Japan's nuclear operators at a time when they face the risk of further delays in firing up mostly idled atomic generators if judges side with local residents worried about safety.

    (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Randy Fabi)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-nuclear-courts-idUSKBN1710KG


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Nuclear Hotseat:

    • “Activist Alex Cohen on non-violent civil disobedience actions at the West Lake Landfill and elsewhere in St. Louis intended to push awareness of the illegally buried World War II nuclear weapons waste and the underground, unstoppable fire barreling towards it from the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill.
    • “Will 2020 Tokyo Olympics food for athletes and fans contain radiation? A focus on Bequerel Awareness Day (Bqs are a measurement of radiation in food) and the impact on Japan’s food supply. Featured:
    o Kimberly Roberson, founder of Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network, and the brains behind Bequerel Awareness Day.
    o Cindy Folkers, the Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclear
    o Nancy Foust, Communications manager & research team member at Simply Info
    http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/04/05/west-lake-nuke-waste-protests-erupt-radiation-in-2020-olympics-food-nuclear-hotseat-302/


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://ieefa.org/editorial-cheap-solar-south-carolina/
    Two new nuclear reactors under construction in central South Carolina will cost state residents billions of dollars for years to come — even if they never get finished. Solar power, on the other hand, has gotten so cheap in the past few years that the state’s utilities could massively expand their renewable energy capacity at a long-term cost savings.

    It would not necessarily cost ratepayers any money up front to build a new solar farm, and it could actually save them money on their electric bills.

    In fact, solar is now the cheapest way to build new electricity generating capacity — even without any kind of subsidy, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance and other sources.

    It’s cheaper than coal. It’s far cheaper than nuclear. It’s even cheaper than natural gas, which itself has dropped dramatically in price as fracking has expanded.

    Compare that to the nine times SCE&G has raised electricity rates in the past eight years just to pay for the two new reactors, both of which face an uncertain future after the main contractor in charge of constructing them filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.

    MORE


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/energy-process-corp-settles-16554/

    On Monday, April 24, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Energy & Process Corp. agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle False Claims Act allegations concerning the construction of a large nuclear waste treatment facility in South Carolina. The allegations came to light as part of a whistleblower action brought by a former employee of a principal E&P subcontractor in late 2013. The federal government intervened last year.

    The U.S. Department of Energy hired Energy & Process to provide supplies for a nuclear waste treatment facility. When complete, the multibillion dollar facility will transform more than 30 metric tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium into fuel pellets for use at nuclear power plants.

    The FCA suit alleged that Energy & Process provided faulty steel reinforcing bars, failed to conduct quality assurance, and falsely certified its products and processes adhered to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission standards. In its complaint in intervention, the federal government noted that if Energy & Process’s deficient efforts had not been discovered, the public would have be exposed “to the serious and long lasting risks associated with radiological contamination.” … …


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.npca.org/articles/1534-federal-licensing-board-hearing-to-discuss-threats-from-florida-power-and

    Federal Licensing Board Hearing to Discuss Threats from Florida Power and Light’s Proposed Nuclear Expansion at Turkey Point in Biscayne Bay

    …FPL has proposed using millions of gallons of reclaimed wastewater as the primary source of cooling water for the new reactors. After use, FPL plans to discharge the polluted wastewater into the groundwater. Although the wastewater will be treated before it is injected underground, measurements of some toxic contaminants exceed federal limits and advisory guidelines. …

    … …“The DEIS is deficient in concluding that the environmental impacts from FPL’s proposed deep injection wells will be “small.” The chemicals ethylbenzene, heptachlor, tetrachloroethylene, and toluene in the wastewater injections at concentrations listed in DEIS Table 3-5 may adversely impact the groundwater should they migrate from the Boulder Zone to the Upper Floridan Aquifer.”


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://defencenews.in/article/Nuclear-Power-Westinghouse-to-miss-deadline-to-firm-up-India-deal-251891

    India has asked Japanese company Toshiba to offer ways to resolve the issue of sale of nuclear reactors following bankruptcy of its US-based Westinghouse Electric Company. The Westinghouse-Toshiba nuclear reactors deal for making six reactors was to be negotiated by June 2017 but that deadline is sure to fall through, Indian officials told FE.

    “The US-based Westinghouse Electric Co filed for bankruptcy protection in March this year. We have to wait for the company to come up with solutions to meet the June deadline,” an official who didn’t want to be named said. According to the official:

    “Though no money has exchanged hands, and with techno-commercial negotiations of the deal at an advanced stage, any delay or even a cancellation from the US-based company will impact India’s target of tripling its nuclear generating capacity by 2024”. … …


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    http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/18030

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A proposed electricity rate increase for FirstEnergy Corp. customers in Ohio to keep alive two nuclear plants along Lake Erie shouldn't be considered a bailout, the utility's president told state lawmakers.

    The plants need to keep operating to ensure Ohio has a diverse lineup of homegrown energy sources and that electricity prices aren't vulnerable to wild swings, said FirstEnergy President Chuck Jones.

    The company is trying to persuade lawmakers to approve a plan that could generate about $300 million each year for its nuclear plants by increasing residential customers' bills by as much as $5 a month. Businesses would pay much more.

    It would go on for four years and could last another 12 under the proposal designed to rescue the Davis-Besse and Perry plants that make 14 percent of the state's electricity.

    Like many nuclear plants around the nation, both plants are aging, costly to operate and face stiff competition from cheaper natural gas plants.



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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/05/02/world/asia/02reuters-toshiba-accounting-westinghouse-nuclear-insight.html?_r=0

    …The approach – building pre-fabricated sections of the plants before sending them to the construction sites for assembly – was supposed to revolutionize the industry by making it cheaper and safer to build nuclear plants.

    But Westinghouse miscalculated the time it would take, and the possible pitfalls involved, in rolling out its innovative AP1000 nuclear plants, according to a close examination by Reuters of the projects.Those problems have led to an estimated $13 billion in cost overruns and left in doubt the future of the two plants, the one in Georgia and another in South Carolina.

    …MORE


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    http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/tipsheets/politico-new-york-energy/2017/05/nuclear-questions-abound-in-assembly-007317
    …The lawmakers questioned whether the cost — about $1 billion in the first two years — is necessary, what alternatives were considered and why downstate ratepayers are footing the bill. Not all of those questions were satisfactorily answered, said Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who chairs the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee. Dinowitz has raised concerns about Exelon, which operates the plants, making a profit from the subsidy, as opposed to the funds being used for operational costs to keep the plants open. He said his questions about that possibility were not answered by interim Public Service Commission chair Gregg Sayre. “He didn’t have a number,” Dinowitz said. “It’s a bailout. There’s no debate about that, the question is how big the bailout is and we don’t have the answer on that. That’s what I wanted to know … How much is going directly into the pockets of the company?” …


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The Nuclear Nightmare will never go away..another screw up! :(
    Portion of tunnel containing nuclear waste collapses at Hanford
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-hanford-nuclear-emergency-20170509-story.html


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Town mayor gives nod to restart Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Pref …"

    loser


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Is this person delirious.."It also provides protections for customers"

    The public has no protections from Nuclear anything..planes crash all the time too.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/06/2017-11682/list-of-approved-spent-fuel-storage-casks-nac-international-magnastor-cask-system-certificate-of
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International (NAC), MAGNASTOR® Cask System listing within the “List of approved spent fuel storage casks” to include Amendment No. 7 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031. Amendment No. 7 provides a new Passive MAGNASTOR® Transfer Cask and associated Technical Specification (TS) changes in Appendices A and B, and updates Section 4.3.1(i) in Appendix A of the TSs to include revised seismic requirements. Clarifying (non-technical) changes were also made to

    Appendices A and B.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Who is NAC International? So glad you asked. They're Hitachi Zosen of Japan.
    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Hitachi_Zosen_buys_NAC_International-2501137.html
    25 January 2013
    Hitachi Zosen is to buy used fuel management specialist NAC International from its current owner, USEC, in a $45 million deal that will provide the Japanese company with a platform to expand its operations in used fuel transportation and storage.
    …USEC bought NAC International in 2004 for $16 million. Welch said that the decision to sell NAC formed part of the company's strategy to focus on its core uranium business and the deployment of its American Centrifuge Technology over the next several years. The centrifuge project has been dogged by problems with both technology and finance. The $45 million sale, which has been achieved through a competitive process, will benefit the company's balance sheet.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.hitachizosen.co.jp/english/news/2015/04/001721.html
    Hitachi Zosen Corporation has completed manufacture of the fifteenth factory-assembled contaminated water tank for Tokyo Electrical Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station under contract from Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki; President Hidetoshi Takehara) and shipped it today from the company’s Sakai Works. The tanks are designed to boost the power plant’s contaminated water storage capacity, and are flat-bottomed vertically-installed cylindrical tanks 12 m in diameter, approx. 12.5 m in height, with a storage capacity of approx. 1,220m3 and a weight of 90 t, making them the largest factory-assembled tanks (manufactured at the factory and shipped to the site) yet made. In manufacturing these tanks, we were able to draw on our high levels of manufacturing technology, backed up by years of experience in storage and transport vessels for spent fuel and process equipment and so on for industry, completing high-quality tanks for nuclear power station use in just a short period of time.

    1. Client: Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
    2. End user: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO)
    3. Equipment: Factory-assembled contaminated water storage tanks
    4. Final delivery destination: TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
    5. No. shipped: 15 tanks
    6. Final delivery: April 28, 2015
    7. Manufacturing site: Hitachi Zosen


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.4-traders.com/HITACHI-ZOSEN-CORP-6492488/news/Hitachi-Zosen-AC-International-and-AREVA-Partner-to-Support-U-S-Consolidated-Interim-Used-Fuel-St-20494925/
    06/05/2015 | 05:44am EDT
    NAC International Inc. ("NAC"), a Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group Company, and AREVA Inc. have signed an agreement of cooperation to support the licensing, design, construction and operation of a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) project in Texas, led by Waste Control Specialists LLC ("WCS"), operation company for low level radioactive waste treatment in U.S.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.4-traders.com/HITACHI-ZOSEN-CORP-6492488/news/Hitachi-Zosen-DOE-Concludes-Successful-Deployment-of-Dry-Storage-Casks-for-the-Safe-Storage-of-Vit-23505963/
    12/05/2016 | 09:04pm EDT
    NORCROSS, GA – NAC International Inc. (NAC), a Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group company, is pleased to announce the successful completion and safe deployment of 56 NAC-MPC cask systems at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in West Valley, New York. A significant project milestone was achieved on November 17, 2016, with the placement of the last NAC-MPC system transferred to the newly built onsite dry storage facility. This project sets an industry record where multi-purpose canister based systems are relied upon to safely store vitrified high level waste (HLW) at a U.S. Department of Energy nuclear decommissioning project. A talented team, led by the site prime contractor, CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV), completed the safe loading of the 56 HLW canisters as part of the WVDP Phase I Decommissioning Project, which concluded with the successful relocation of HLW to the onsite dry storage facility.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    USEC was the executive agent in the U.S./Russia Highly Enriched Uranium Purchase. The United States Enrichment Corporation, a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC Inc.), is a corporation that contracts with the United States Department of Energy to produce enriched uranium for use in nuclear power plants. The company emerged from bankruptcy at the end of September 2014 with the new name of Centrus Energy.

    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01148.pdf
    Implications of the U.S. Purchase of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium
    USEC. Loaded document.
    far left side note: **ALVIS technology is now a GE endeavor

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/centrus-energy-formerly-known-as-usec-emerges-from-chapter-11-bankruptcy/2014/09/30/df84fde4-48bc-11e4-891d-713f052086a0_story.html

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/dan-poneman-centrus-116089?o=1
    Ex-energy official's $1.7 million gig draws fire. Critics in Congress question Dan Poneman’s new role as CEO of Centrus,

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/former-department-of-energy-official-named-ceo-of-centrus-energy/2015/03/06/886880ec-c410-11e4-9ec2-b418f57a4a99_story.html
    Former Department of Energy official named CEO of Centrus …

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/dan-poneman-centrus-house-panel-inquiry-116573


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Russian-Nuclear-Fuel-Giant-Making-A-Move-In-US-Markets.html
    …According to Bloomberg, Rosatom has been supplying low-enriched uranium to the U.S .since 1987.
    Rosatom is apparently not targeted by U.S. sanctions.
    In 1992, according to Bloomberg, an anti-dumpling investigation prompted trade controls that affected how much low-enriched uranium Rosatom could supply to the U.S.. From 2002 to 2011, Rosatom had to stop commercial supplies to the U.S. For now, the Russian giant has long-term uranium delivery contracts with Centrus Energy Corp. ,NextEra Energy Resources and Exelon Generation Company LLC.

    http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/uranium-one-bought-by-top-russian-shareholder-armz-for-1-3-billion

    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-clintons-putin-and-uranium-2015-4

    http://m.ibtimes.com/political-capital/amid-russia-controversy-trump-white-house-major-energy-companies-lobbied-russia


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.4-traders.com/CENTRUS-ENERGY-CORP-21225363/news/Centrus-Energy-Uranium-From-the-Russian-Federation-Final-Results-of-the-Expedited-Fourth-Sunset-R-24567462/
    …On February 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the Suspension Agreement and suspended antidumping duty investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). /1/ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), the Department received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in this sunset reviews from Louisiana Energy Services, LLC (LES), Power Resources, Inc. (PRI) and Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Crow Butte), and Centrus Energy Corp. and United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) (collectively, Centrus) on February 21, 2017, and from ConverDyn on February 24, 2017. On March 6, 2017, the Department received complete substantive responses from LES, PRI and Crow Butte, and Centrus (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). /2/ The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this Suspension Agreement.

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    (con't)
    FOOTNOTE 2 See "Uranium from Russia: Louisiana Energy Services, LLC's Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation" from Louisiana Energy Services dated March 6, 2017; "Uranium from the Russian Federation: Substantive Response to the Notice of Initiation" from Power Resources and Crow Butte Resources dated March 6, 2017; "Uranium from the Russian Federation: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Review" from Centrus Energy Corp. and United States Enrichment Corporation dated March 6, 2017. END FOOTNOTE

    Scope of the Agreement

    The product covered by the Suspension Agreement is natural uranium in the form of uranium ores and concentrates; natural uranium metal and natural uranium compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing natural uranium or natural uranium compounds; uranium enriched in U235 and its compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235; and any other forms of uranium within the same class or kind.

    Uranium ore from Russia that is milled into U3 O8 and/or converted into UF6 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is considered uranium from Russia and is subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement.

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    For purposes of this Suspension Agreement, uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235 in Russia are covered by this Suspension Agreement, regardless of their subsequent modification or blending. ***Uranium enriched in U235 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is not considered uranium from Russia and is not subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement. /3/

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    http://world-nuclear-news.org/C-Centrus-Tenex-extend-cooperation-to-2026-23121501.html
    23 December 2015
    Centrus Energy Corp has reached agreement with Russian uranium enrichment company Techsnabexport (Tenex) …to extend their contractual relationship until 2026.


    …On 23 March 2011, USEC and Tenex signed a multi-year contract for the 10-year supply of low-enriched uranium (LEU). Tenex started supplying the LEU in 2013 under the contract, signed in Washington, DC, by USEC senior vice president Philip Sewell and Tenex director general Alexey Grigoriev.
    … Deliveries under the contract are expected to continue until 2022, USEC said at the time.

    The Megatons to Megawatts program to downblend weapons-grade uranium was completed in December 2013. The arrangement started in 1993, when the US and Russian governments signed an agreement for the purchase over a 20-year period of 500 tonnes of Russian 'surplus' high-enriched uranium (HEU) from nuclear disarmament and military stockpiles. These were to be bought by the USA for use as fuel in civil nuclear reactors. Under the deal, the USA transferred to Russia a similar quantity of natural uranium to that used to downblend the HEU.


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    https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1506/ML15061A392.pdf
    Director, Regulatory Affairs Centrus Energy Corp.
    …NRC:…We reviewed the information provided in your February 6, 2015, letter and the affidavit requesting to withhold this information in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 2.390. On the basis of your statements, we have determined that the submitted information sought to be withheld contains proprietary, trade secrets, and commercial or financial information and should be withheld from public disclosure.
    Therefore, the document listed above, marked as proprietary, will be withheld from public disclosure pursuant to 10 CFR 2.390(b)(4). Withholding from public inspection shall not affect the right, if any, of persons properly and directly concerned to inspect the documents.

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170501006322/en/Centrus-Energy-Corp.-Regains-Compliance-NYSE-MKT
    On November 17, 2015, Centrus received notice from the NYSE MKT indicating that the Company was not in compliance with continued listing standards.
    …The notification from the NYSE MKT, received on April 28, 2017, confirms that Centrus is back in compliance with the listing standard. In accordance with NYSE MKT regulations, the Company will be subject to a 12-month follow-up review period to ensure that the Company does not fall below any of the NYSE MKT’s continued listing standards.


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    https://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2015/09/16/department-of-energy-finally-cuts-wasteful-american-centrifuge-project

    "Spun Out of Control"

    This week, the Department of Energy announced it would cut funding for the troubled American Centrifuge Project. In a time of acrimony and appropriations gridlock in the Capitol, a sensible decision, albeit a belated one, deserves some recognition.
    The American Centrifuge Project, which was owned by the United States Enrichment Corporation – now known as Centrus Energy, as I will explain later — was meant to develop, demonstrate and eventually commercialize new technology to enrich uranium fuel for use in nuclear power plants. From the beginning, the success of the American Centrifuge Project was predicated on significant government funding. The plan was to secure billions to construct a new enrichment facility using the centrifuge technology in Piketon, Ohio. But securing billions in government subsidies wasn't the corporation's only uphill battle. The project was also plagued with technological troubles.

    But it never could get its house in order, even with constant influxes of taxpayer support. For years, the company was helped by lucrative uranium transfers and relied on contracts, especially with the Russian-owned Tenex, that had been secured by the government.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Withholding from public inspection shall not affect the right, if any, of persons properly and directly concerned to inspect the documents."

    Mass insanity.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.otcmarkets.com/edgar/GetFilingHtml?FilingID=11273893
    …the current supply/demand imbalance in the market for low-enriched uranium (“LEU”); uncertainty regarding our ability to commercially deploy competitive gas centrifuge enrichment technology; our dependence on deliveries of LEU from Russia under a commercial supply agreement (the “Russian Supply Agreement”) with the Russian government entity Joint Stock Company “TENEX” (“TENEX”) and other sources of supply; … risks and uncertainties regarding funding for the American Centrifuge project and our ability to enter into a new agreement with UT-Battelle, LLC, the management and operating contractor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory for continued research, development and demonstration of the American Centrifuge technology; the competitive environment for our products and services… the potential for further demobilization or termination of the American Centrifuge project;
    …We anticipate having a contract with the operator of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (“ORNL”) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to conduct research, development and demonstration of advanced centrifuge technology for the U.S. government. We believe that this technology will play a critical role in meeting our national and energy security needs and achieving our nation’s non-proliferation objectives.
    Evolution of Our Business
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    (con't)…In 2014, USEC Inc. filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and on September 30, 2014, the Company emerged from that bankruptcy as Centrus Energy Corp. In 2015,
    …Historically, we produced or acquired LEU from two principal sources. We produced LEU at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant ("Paducah GDP") in Paducah, Kentucky that we leased from DOE, and acquired LEU under a contract with Russia under the 20-year Megatons to Megawatts program. Under the Megatons to Megawatts program, we purchased the SWU component of LEU derived from dismantled nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union for use as fuel in commercial nuclear power plants. We ceased enrichment at the Paducah GDP at the end of May 2013 and repackaged and transferred our existing inventory to off-site licensed locations under agreements with the operators of those facilities.
    …Revenue from our LEU segment is derived primarily from:
    • sales of the SWU component of LEU,
    • sales of both the SWU and uranium components of LEU, and
    • sales of natural uranium.***
    … …As described below under Advanced Technology, Manufacturing, and Engineering Capability, we performed American Centrifuge research and technology activities as a contractor with UT-Battelle, LLC (“UT-Battelle”), the management and operating contractor of ORNL for DOE.
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    (con't)…Revenue and cost of sales for work that we perform as a contractor to UT-Battelle are reported in the contract services segment. The contract services segment also includes limited services provided by Centrus to DOE and its contractors in Piketon, Ohio and previously at the Paducah GDP.
    …Revenue by Geographic Area, Major Customers and Segment Information Revenue attributed to domestic and foreign customers, including customers in a foreign country representing 10% or more of total revenue, follows (in millions): US…Japan… Belgium… other

    In 2015, our 10 largest customers represented 97% of total revenue and our three largest customers represented 53% of total revenue. Revenue from Exelon Corporation, the U.S. government and its contractors, Synatom S.A. and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. represented approximately 25%, 15%, 13% and 10%, respectively, of total revenue in 2015. Revenue from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Entergy Corporation, and the U.S. government and its contractors represented approximately 31%, 18% and 13%, respectively, of total revenue in 2014. No other customer represented more than 10% of total revenue in 2015 or 2014. Revenue by segment follows (in millions): …

    …We now purchase SWU contained in LEU from Russia supplied to us under a 2011 agreement (the “Russian Supply Agreement”) with the Russian government entity Joint Stock Company “TENEX” (“TENEX”).
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    (con't) Unlike the Megatons to Megawatts program, in which we acted as the U.S. government’s executive agent, the LEU supplied under the Russian Supply Agreement is a commercial arrangement sourced from Russian enrichment production.
    …Under the Russian Supply Agreement, we purchase the SWU component of the LEU and deliver natural uranium to TENEX for the LEU’s uranium component.
    …The amount of SWU we must purchase from TENEX under the Russian Supply Agreement in some years exceeds our current sales order book and therefore we will need to make new sales to place all the Russian LEU we must order to meet our SWU purchase obligations to TENEX. In addition, due to quotas and other limitations, not all of our delivery obligations under our existing contracts can be met with Russian LEU. We intend to procure LEU from other sources in order to supply the customers who cannot be supplied effectively with Russian LEU or from our existing inventory.
    …In October 2015, DOE issued a report to Congress finding that the U.S. must restore its domestic uranium enrichment capability in the future. After evaluating a range of possible technologies, DOE found that the American Centrifuge is the “most technically advanced and lowest risk option” for restoring U.S. uranium enrichment capability to meet long-term national security requirements.
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    (con't) The report identified existing sources of enriched uranium fuel that may be available, subject to varying levels of risk, to meet U.S. national security needs through 2041.
    …In September 2015, DOE announced the conclusion of the federally funded demonstration effort. Effective October 1, 2015, funding for the demonstration cascade was discontinued and the program was consolidated at our engineering and testing facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We anticipate that DOE, through UT-Battelle, will extend our development work in Oak Ridge with a contract through September 30, 2016.

    ….We have long been a leading supplier of LEU to Japan and TEPCO, owner of the Fukushima plant, has historically been one of our largest customers. Sales to Japanese utility customers in 2015 were $77.8 million. A


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1065059/000106505916000065/def_14ax20160302.htm
    …Investor-Designated Directors
    In connection with the Company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 30, 2014 (the “Effective Date”), Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Company (“Toshiba”) and Babcock and Wilcox Investment Company (“B&W”) each received in exchange and on account of their shares of the Company’s Series B-1 12.75% convertible preferred stock and warrants to purchase up to 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock: (i) 718,200 shares (1,436,400 shares in the aggregate) of the Company’s new Class B common stock; and (ii) $20.19 million in principal amount of the Company’s 8% PIK toggle notes ($40.38 million in the aggregate).

    Class B common stock and Class A common stock have the same rights, powers, preferences and restrictions and rank equally in all matters, except when voting on certain matters. Toshiba and B&W, as the holders of the Class B common stock, have the right to elect a total of two directors of the Company (the “Investor-Designated Directors”). Messrs. Sakamoto and Dalheim are currently serving as the Investor-Designated Directors.

    …Kevin Alldred has been Senior Vice President, Business Strategy since October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Alldred worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”), where he was project manager for the IAEA LEU Bank from April 2012 to September 2015, and…

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    (con't) an expert assisting with ***a nuclear infrastructure project, ***research reactor projects and non-proliferation projects from February 2010 to March 2012.

    Elmer W. Dyke has been Senior Vice President, Business Operations since September 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dyke was Vice President for Sales at NAC International from January 2014 to September 2015, and Senior Vice President of NAC’s global consulting business from August 2010 to December 2013.

    …company objectives…
    …the successful positioning of the Company for a significant role in one of the government’s national security; projects that continues to allow for the Company to commercialize the American Centrifuge Project technology; and


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Who's invested in Centrus?
    http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-overview.html?t=LEU
    Centrus Energy Corp

    Global X Uranium ETF Premium 663,497 0 7.61 1.40 06/08/2017
    Global X Management Company LLC Premium 334,459 334,459 3.72 0 12/31/2016
    Heights Capital Management Inc Premium 254,583 -64,690 2.83 0.08 03/31/2017
    U.S. Home Corporation Premium 234,586 -7,858 2.61 0.03 03/31/2017
    Vanguard Group Inc Premium 179,943 11,470 2.00 0 12/31/2016
    GLG Partners LP Premium 180,083 0 2.00 0.05 03/31/2017
    Renaissance Technologies Corp Premium 102,900 -3,600 1.14 0 03/31/2017
    Dupont Capital Management Premium 60,787 0 0.64 0.25 03/31/2017
    Deutsche Bank AG Premium 36,257 36,250 0.40 0 12/31/2016
    Leisure Capital Management Inc Premium 36,356 19,840 0.40 0.20 03/31/2017
    California Public Employees Retrmnt Sys

    Who owns Global X?
    http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-overview.html?t=LEU
    Global X Uranium ETF
    Cameco Corp 20.56 12.69 CAD 3.93
    9.88 – 17.65
    NexGen Energy Ltd 13.68 2.97 CAD 0.68
    1.42 – 4.45
    Uranium Energy Corp 7.52 1.51 USD 1.34
    0.81 – 1.92
    Uranium Participation Corp 7.32 3.85 CAD 1.05
    3.50 – 4.73
    CGN Mining Co Ltd


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    or we could get stock and razzz on it. Looks like free market capitalism doing what it does best


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://agreements.realdealdocs.com/Requirements-Supplier-Agreement/Equipment-Supply-Agreement-2929902/
    This Requirements Supplier Agreement involves
    USEC INC | American Centrifuge Enrichment, LLC | American Centrifuge Manufacturing, LLC
    … …The Contractor has no Conflict of Interest including, but not limited to, Contractor does not perform any work for and will not undertake any work for any of ROSATOM, Joint Stock company “Techsnabexport,” [TENEX**], Areva SA, URENCO Limited or GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC or any of their affiliates.

    Seems USEC would be an affiliate of TENEX…and Areva. Guess it doesn't count…

    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Tenex_to_supply_enriched_uranium_to_USEC-2403114.html
    http://www.theenergycollective.com/dan-yurman/55591/usec-tenex-ink-28-billion-deal
    http://us.areva.com/EN/home-308/a-clean-energy-park-for-ohio.html
    http://us.areva.com/EN/home-1355/areva-enlists-companies-in-ohio-to-supply-build-new-epr-nuclear-plants.html
    http://us.areva.com/EN/home-1277/uranium-enrichment-areva-and-usec-sign-amicable-agreement.html

    http://oakridgetoday.com/tag/american-centrifuge/

    http://www.bwxt.com/media/2a353cb2-1030-4be8-9c6a-6c15c43ea9a9/22EPgg/Documents/Literature/ps301-111-acm.pdf
    American Centrifuge Manufacturing, LLC is a joint company between BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc. and USEC Inc.
    http://www.bwxt.com/news/2011/05/03/BW-and-USEC-Inc-Complete-Formation-of-American-Centrifuge-Manufacturing-LLC


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    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150305006544/en/Daniel-Poneman-Selected-Centrus-President-CEO
    …“I appreciate the board’s confidence and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Centrus. I am excited about working with the board and management team to rebuild Centrus as an industry leader that continues its record of delivering nuclear fuel on-time and in-spec to our utility customers,” Poneman said. “I believe the American Centrifuge technology can play a vital role in meeting America’s national security and non-proliferation goals, while preserving the option of commercial deployment when industry demand for nuclear fuel improves later this decade.”

    Poneman previously served as a White House Fellow and director of defense policy and arms control for the National Security Council. From 1993 through 1996, Poneman was special assistant to the President and senior director for nonproliferation and export controls at the National Security Council. He was confirmed by the Senate as deputy secretary of energy in May 2009. Prior to assuming his responsibilities as deputy secretary, he served as a principal of the Scowcroft Group for eight years, providing strategic advice to corporations in a variety of strategic industries. Earlier in his career, he practiced law in Washington, DC, advising clients on regulatory and policy matters. Poneman received A.B. and J.D. degrees with honors from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in Politics from Oxford University.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Not in nuclears best interest to find waste solutions or safe storage/clean-up. Their profit margins will destroy the world as we know it. Already has. The invisible reaper: nuclear AND their profit margins. "I don't see any radiation. Do you?"

    http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/usa-nuclear-fuel-cycle.aspx

    …A number of utilities have sued the federal government for not meeting its obligation under the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act to begin taking waste by 1998 and have been awarded damages by the courtsm. The DOE reported that a total of $6.1 billion had been paid from the taxpayer-funded Judgment Fund to 30 September 2016. Government liability for breach of contract is estimated by the DOE to be $30.8 billion, including the amounts paid, assuming the DOE starts to accept used fuel in 2021.

    …Areva TN Americas and ***NAC between them represent 62% of existing dry storage systems in the USA, including 78% of the used nuclear fuel stored at sites where there is no longer an operating reactor.


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  • Ya gotta love obewan…

    …he's the man :-)

    And joust till the jousting is done…

    https://youtu.be/h6sj89xgnl4

    HeHeHe… :-)


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    http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-construction/detail/item127825/Fluor-JV-wins-US$1,5-billion-nuclear-contract

    The US Department of Energy has awarded a US$1.5 billion nuclear deactivation contract to a joint venture (JV) including contractor Fluor Corporation.

    The ten-year project will see the Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership (FRNP) – comprising CH2M, Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies – undertaking deactivation and remediation work at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky.

    …Stanski added, “These efforts will save taxpayers millions of dollars over the next several years, while improving safety for the workers, the general public and the environment.”

    The base term of the FRNP contract is five years, and is valued at US$750 million, which will be followed by optional periods of three and two years, respectively, combining to bring the anticipated ten-year project up to the US$1.5 billion total.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/05/30/report-bechtel-fluor-will-bid-to-take-over.html Report: Bechtel, Fluor will bid to take over construction of Vogtle nuclear project

    http://newsroom.fluor.com/press-release/fluor/fluors-nuscale-power-small-modular-nuclear-reactor-design-certification-accepted


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    http://www.salon.com/2017/01/04/rick-perrys-texas-giveaways-theres-something-fishy-about-the-billions-he-gave-in-grants-tax-incentives_partner/

    …Most revealing of the problems associated with the Perry model of taxpayer-funded economic development, though, may have been a $30 million grant in 2004 to a lesser-known outfit called the Texas Energy Center. The center was created in 2003 to be a public-private consortium for research and innovation in so-called clean-coal technology, deep-sea drilling and other areas. Not coincidentally, it was located in the suburban Houston district of Rep. Tom DeLay, the powerful House Republican, who, it was envisioned, would steer billions in federal funding to the center, with the help of Washington lobbyists hired by the Perry administration, including DeLay’s former chief of staff, Drew Maloney.

    But the federal windfall didn’t come through, and the Enterprise Fund grant was cut to $3.6 million, which was to be used as incentives for energy firms in the area. Perry made the award official with a 2004 visit to the Sugar Land office of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, one of the consortium’s members, housed inside the glass tower of the Fluor Corporation. In 2013, when I visited Sugar Land for an article on Perry’s economic development approach, his administration still listed the Texas Energy Center as a going concern that had nearly reached its target of 1,500 jobs and resulted in $20 million…


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    (con't) …in capital investment.

    There was just one problem: There was no Texas Energy Center to be found. Here, from the 2013 article in the New Republic, is what I discovered:

    The address listed on its tax forms is the address of the Fort Bend Economic Development Council, inside the Fluor tower. I arrived there late one Friday morning and asked for the Texas Energy Center. The secretary said: “Oh, it’s not here. It’s across the street. But there’s nothing there now. Jeff handles it here.” Jeff Wiley, the council’s president, would be out playing golf the rest of the day, she said. I went to the building across the street and asked for directions from an aide in the office of DeLay’s successor, which happened to be in the same building. She had not heard of the Texas Energy Center. But then I found its former haunt, a small vacant office space upstairs with a sign on an interior wall — the only mark of the center’s brief existence.

    Later, I got Wiley on the phone. There has never been any $20 million investment, he said. The center survives only on paper, sustained by Wiley, who, for a cut of the $3.6 million, has filed the center’s tax forms and kept a tally of the jobs that have been “created” by the state’s money at local energy companies. I asked him how this worked — how, for instance, was the Texas Energy Center responsible for the 600 jobs attributed to EMS Pipeline Services, a company spun off from the rubble of Enron?


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    (con't) …Wiley said he would have to check the paperwork to see what had been reported to the state. He called back and said that the man who helped launch EMS had been one of the few people originally on staff at the Texas Energy Center, which Wiley said justified claiming the 600 jobs for the barely existing center.

    In at least one instance, this charade went too far: In 2006, a Sugar Land city official protested to Wiley that, while it was one thing to quietly claim the job totals from a Bechtel venture in town, it was not “appropriate or honest” to assert in a press release that the Texas Energy Center had played a role. “There is a clear difference between qualifying jobs to meet the [Energy Center’s] contractual requirement with the state and actively seeking to create a perception of [it] as an active, successful, going concern,” wrote the official, according to Fort Bend Now, a local news website. In this case, reality prevailed, and Wiley declined to count the Bechtel jobs.

    http://m.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2005/05/09/daily17.html
    Fluor Corp. moving headquarters to D-FW area
    http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/15324/commissioners-send-letter-to-perry
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r13859419-Stop-Perry-s-NEW-Tax-FREEway-Tolls~start=30
    …Governor Rick Perry received $30,000 from California based Fluor Corp…less than a week before they signed a 1.5 Billion state contract to build Texas I-30 (toll road).– 8/02 Houston Chronicle…


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    AND …Today, the $20 million in capital investment from the Texas Energy Center has vanished from the state’s official accounting of Enterprise Fund impact, but the 1,500 jobs remain, part of the nearly 70,000 jobs that the state claims the fund has generated.

    Drew Maloney, the former DeLay chief of staff who lobbied for federal funds for the Texas Energy Center, is now the vice president of government and external affairs at the energy giant Hess Corporation.

    http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/16204/piketon-funding

    …“I would have to share his (Brown) opinion about the barter program as a whole, but if it offsets that, and it sounds like it does, we should be thrilled to know that, and it should give the employees on the D&D project with Fluor and everybody else, all the subcontractors reason to rejoice,” Davis said. “It gives them stability in their jobs, which is something our friends and neighbors need up there.” Davis said, while it’s good news concerning the funding, he would like to see the project accelerated….Perry recently announced a reduction in the amount of uranium that can be sold on the market. The project is financed partially by uranium sales and partially by appropriations, and when it was announced, Fluor-BWXT spokesman Jeff Wagner told the Times the amount of uranium his company now has available to barter has dropped from 1,600 metric tons uranium (MTU) per year down to 1,200 …MORE

    Full circle: DOE awards 1.5billion to Fluor


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    http://www.wcstexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/WCS.Release.2.17.16-1.pdf
    …“WCS is very pleased to be part of the Fluor team that DOE has selected. We look forward to playing a vital role in the ICP and supporting Fluor’s mission to execute the project safely, effectively and on time,” said Rod Baltzer, President & CEO of WCS.
    WCS is the only privately-owned and operated facility in the United States that has been licensed to treat, store and dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) at its facility in far west Texas.
    WCS will support Flour’s work focusing on key elements of the ICP-Core which include dispositioning transuranic waste (TRU), spent nuclear fuel storage, and high-level radioactive waste processing.



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    http://www.lm.***.gov/land/sites/oh/fernald_orig/NewsUpdate/PDFs/04-28-05%20Silo%201%20and%202%20Waste%20Contract%20Award.pdf

    April 28, 2005
    Fluor Fernald Awards Silos 1 and 2 Waste Storage Contract
    CINCINNATI – Fluor Fernald, the contractor responsible for cleaning up the 1,050-acre former uranium production plant for the Department of Energy (DOE), awarded a $7.5 million contract to Waste Control Specialist (WCS) in Texas for interim storage of uranium processing residues from Fernald’s K-65 Silos at their Andrews County site. WCS is currently pursuing a license to permanently dispose of the material at the same location. Removal of the K-65 waste from Fernald represents the last major hurdle in permanently closing the 54-year-old plant.
    In March, Fluor Fernald workers safely transferred 8,900 cubic yards of K-65 waste from two aging concrete silos to four new 750,000-gallon tanks. With an interim storage and possible permanent disposal site now identified, Fluor Fernald is seeking DOE approval to startup the treatment facility. Here plant operators will blend the waste with flyash and cement to create a loose grout that will be loaded into half-inch thick cylindrical carbon steel containers for shipment to WCS.
    Specially designed flatbed trailers will securely hold two containers per shipment. The waste treatment and shipping campaign is expected to run May – December 2005.

    "***" in link denotes that special energy department that always goes to mod.


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  • Farthington MacMananus Farthington MacMananus

    Salut. Dunno how else to say it.


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  • SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the sailors for now don’t have to make their legal claims in Japan.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/06/23/national/crime-legal/9th-circuit-court-navy-sailors-can-sue-u-s-fukushima-disaster-radiation-exposure/


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  • Yup, it's all connected.

    Carrier Reagan repositioned to avoid reactor fall-out

    Pacific Fleet says in a new statement released on Monday, "The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, to include the cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), the destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), and the combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) continue operations off the east coast of Honshu. An additional destroyer, USS Mustin (DDG 89), is at sea south of the disaster site.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-carrier-reagan-pilots-deliver-aid-japan-2011mar13-htmlstory.html

    File:US Navy 110318-N-8288P-246 A Japan coast guard helicopter lands aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).jpg

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_110318-N-8288P-246_A_Japan_coast_guard_helicopter_lands_aboard_the_Arleigh_Burke-class_guided-missile_destroyer_USS_Fitzgerald_(DDG_62).jpg


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  • Radiation Scans

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk6Sy1cNgXo

    USS Reagan Exposed to More Radiation Than Expected

    The report, "Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty," says that the carrier was exposed to levels of radiation that were 30 times greater than normal as the carrier steamed for the coast to aid victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/03/17/uss-reagan-exposed-to-more-radiation-than-expected.html

    Chronology of Operation Tomodachi

    March 11–April 8, 2011

    http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=121


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    Re: Fitzgerald…

    Perhaps the Wigner effect played a role in it's failures…

    Disclaimer: Just musing.


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  • Fukushima Daiichi: From Nuclear Power Plant to Nuclear Weapon

    “Our world is faced with a crisis that has never before been envisaged in its whole existence… The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.”

    Albert Einstein, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May, 1946

    http://www.mydailyinformer.com/fukushima-daiichi-from-nuclear-power-plant-to-nuclear-weapon/

    Mutant Butterflies In Fukushima

    http://www.antarcticajournal.com/mutant-butterflies-in-fukushima/


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  • Further musing, in chronological order…

    Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

    The 10,000-ton USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal, a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time off Japan's Izu Peninsula, officials said. The area sees heavy maritime traffic, with 400 to 500 vessels crossing it daily.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politics/uss-fitzgerald-crash-timing/index.html

    FBI opens probe of false 'dirty bomb' threat at South Carolina port

    The FBI on Thursday said it was investigating a false threat that a "dirty bomb" was on a container ship at a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-carolina-terminal-threat-idUSKBN1960DN

    Little manmade particles produce reactions…


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  • Earth strikes back with pinpoint accuracy.

    Tornado damaged two U.S. Air Force E-4B 'doomsday' planes

    June 24 (UPI) — A tornado at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska damaged 10 aircrafts including two E-4B "doomsday" planes.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/06/24/Tornado-damaged-two-US-Air-Force-E-4B-doomsday-planes/3991498309846/

    Hope she's on our side…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    So this is Nuclear.

    So this is Nuclear
    And what have you done
    Another spill over
    And a new leak just begun

    And so this is Nuclear
    I hope you can run
    The old and the new ones
    Unleashing the Sun

    A very costly Nuclear
    And bankruptcy fears
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any tears

    And so this is Nuclear
    No weak and no strong
    For rich never poor ones
    The world is so wrong

    So no more Nuclear
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    We have seen the sun light

    A very sorry Nuclear
    And a captured NRC
    Let's hope they find corium
    Remembering the sea

    So this is Chernobyl
    And what have we done
    Another spill over
    And a new leak just begun

    So this is Fukushima
    I hope you eat none
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young

    Say no to Nuclear

    With that mess over here
    Let's hope for some cleanup
    Without any fear

    Nuke is over over
    If you see it
    Nuke is over
    Now…


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    Ok, apologies to John in my post above…

    So, browsing today, this article caught my eye.

    I have no faith in the eager spin, does not matter anyways.

    No melt-troughs occurred with Fukushima Daiichi units #2 & #3!

    Virtual confirmation – No melt-troughs occurred with Fukushima Daiichi units #2 & #3!

    But, some, many, have noticed the broken containers of kak, steaming away these last six months as evidenced in the stills of the Tepscam feeds.

    Well, they are all correct in their observations…

    Tepco says that their relatively recent reduction in coolant flow to the three vessels has revealed where solidified corium might be presently located. Tepco reduced cooling water flows by 33% for units #1, 2, & 3 RPVs – from 4.5 tons per hour down to 3 tons per hour – over the first three months of this year. Unit #1 coolant flow was lowered in January, unit #2 in February, and unit #3 in March. The resulting temperature increases due to the reduced flows were used to guesstimate the current corium locations.

    http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/no-melt-troughs-occurred-with-fukushima-daiichi-units-2-3.html


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    Not a clue is so deeply true…

    More than 30 nuclear experts inhale uranium after radiation alarms at a weapons site are switched off

    Most were not told about it until months later, and other mishaps at the Nevada nuclear test site followed

    The government scientists didn’t know they were breathing in radioactive uranium at the time it was happening. In fact, most didn’t learn about their exposure for months, long after they returned home from the nuclear weapons research center where they had inhaled it.

    The entire event was characterized by sloppiness, according to a quiet federal investigation, with multiple warnings issued and ignored in advance, and new episodes of contamination allowed to occur afterward. All of this transpired without public notice by the center.

    Here’s how it happened: In April and May 2014, an elite group of 97 nuclear researchers from as far away as the U.K. gathered in a remote corner of Nye County, Nev., at the historic site where the U.S. had exploded hundreds of its nuclear weapons. With nuclear bomb testing ended, the scientists were using a device they called Godiva at the National Criticality Experiments Research Center to test nuclear pulses on a smaller and supposedly safe scale.

    https://apps.publicintegrity.org/nuclear-negligence/inhaled-uranium/

    Karma doesn't give clues…


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    Absorbed Dose Estimation with Internal Emitters

    2011 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting
    Lawrence Williams, PhD
    For more information about the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, visit aapm.org/

    Abstract ID: 17213 Title: Absorbed Dose Estimation with Internal Emitters

    https://vimeo.com/87507761


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Looks like in meatspace, it will have to be eaten, to sink in…

    Belarus’ president pushes for farms in Chernobyl exclusion zone

    By Vladislav Vorotnikov, 29-Jun-2017

    Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the country’s government to prepare a decree allowing agricultural activity, including the building of poultry, pig and cattle farms, in an area of the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl power plant.

    http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Industry-Markets/Belarus-president-pushes-for-farms-in-Chernobyl-exclusion-zone


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Again, because I did not remember.

    With credits to uni, I'ma post this here.

    Challenging the ICRP Dose Model with Chris Busby Court Update

    Published on Feb 14, 2016, by arclight2011

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9r33pp4GnQ

    These are the one's making progress.

    Remember that…


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    Well revelations…

    One Big Reason Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Is On The Rise

    “Our group has previously shown that exposures to radioactive iodine significantly increase the risk of thyroid cancer in a dose-dependent manner. The new study shows that radiation exposures are also associated with distinct clinical features that are more aggressive,” says researcher Lydia Zablotska, who teaches epidemiolgy and biostatistics at UCSF.

    Zablotska warns that the same results can be expected for people exposed to radioactive iodine fallout originating from the 2011 nuclear reactor meltdowns in Fukushima, Japan. Those malfunctions occurred after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

    “Those exposed as children or adolescents to the fallout are at highest risk and should probably be screened for thyroid cancer regularly, because these cancers are aggressive, and they can spread really fast,” Zablotska says. “Clinicians should be aware of the aggressiveness of radiation-associated tumors and closely monitor those at high risk.”

    https://www.informationng.com/2017/06/one-big-reason-aggressive-thyroid-cancer-rise.html


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    In fact, the Trump administration may be exacerbating nuclear’s problems by proposing cuts to programs that help deploy emerging technologies, Freed said.

    The Trump administration’s proposed budget would slash Energy Department funding for nuclear energy by more than 28 percent, including support for the development of small modular reactors.

    "You’re taking a chainsaw to the innovation and loan programs that are critical for advanced nuclear and for helping finance the new large light-water reactors in the U.S.," Freed said. "Energy markets, in the end, are driven by dollars and cents. Rhetoric can’t save plants that are losing money in the face of natural gas."

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-29/trump-s-plans-for-a-nuclear-revival-will-begin-with-a-study

    House panel advances bill eliminating ARPA-E, holds DOE science steady

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/house-panel-advances-bill-eliminating-arpa-e-holds-doe-science-steady

    You gotta read it all.


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    Lawmakers are forcing taxpayers to go nuclear

    Now that nuclear energy is becoming less competitive nationwide, lawmakers are responding by using Americans' hard-earned dollars to bail out floundering nuclear plants.
    But government handouts are no way to protect consumers. Rather than favor certain energy sources over others, lawmakers should let consumers benefit from a competitive, level energy playing field.
    Many nuclear companies are struggling to compete with other forms of energy. As a result, nuclear bailouts are becoming the norm.

    Bailouts are great for companies such as Exelon, whose stock has soared since December. But they are terrible for taxpayers and an open and competitive energy market. Rather than dole out taxpayer dollars to prop up failing nuclear companies, legislators should back off and allow all forms of energy to compete.

    http://www.lakecountrynow.com/story/news/local/living-sunday/2017/06/28/lawmakers-forcing-taxpayers-go-nuclear/436311001/


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    Over 120 Nations At The UN Are About to Ban Nuclear Weapons

    Setsuko Thurlow was thirteen years old when the first atomic bomb ever used on people ripped through Hiroshima, including the building she was stationed inside of. She managed to escape the rubble, but she witnessed the skin melt off those who were outside. She saw people clutch their eyes from their sockets, or carry their own intestine. All but two of her classmates were burned to death. She lived to tell the tale, and now she has lived to see the majority of the UN member states unite under a new push to rid the world of nuclear weapons. The question remains, are the nine states who posses them (US, Russia, UK, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, China and North Korea) ready to give them up? (spoiler alert: Of course not).

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/over-120-nations-in-the-un-are-about-to-ban-nuclear_us_595aa2c2e4b0326c0a8d1299


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    Why we're investigating Grand Canyon uranium

    "This could turn out to be the beginning of America's next Standing Rock."

    https://intercontinentalcry.org/investigating-grand-canyon-uranium/


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    More cancers are derived from radiation than national regulators now report. They may not be aware that both age-at-exposure and one’s sex determine how much harm we suffer from radiation.

    Women exposed to ionizing radiation during childhood suffer from cancer at a rate 10 times higher than predicted by traditional models used by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    The models assume that “Reference Man” represents us all. Invented to simplify calculations, Reference Man is 25 to 30 years old, weighs 154 pounds, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, “Caucasian and has a Western European or North American” lifestyle.

    There has never been a pause as more than 2,000 atomic tests since 1945 have been spreading radioactivity worldwide and hundreds of nuclear factories have proliferated. No one asked if Reference Man is an appropriate stand-in for all of humanity and radiation harm.

    http://www.passblue.com/2017/07/05/females-exposed-to-nuclear-radiation-are-far-likelier-than-males-to-suffer-harm/


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    Contamination concerns cannot be ignored

    Greens/EFA MEP Michèle Rivasi comments:

    "The Commission must put the health of citizens ahead of commercial interests. Their current proposal is reckless, allowing imports of food from areas impacted by the Fukushima disaster without putting in place stringent analysis for radioactive contamination. They would even abolish the obligation for Member States to submit quarterly results to the Commission, seriously undermining transparency and trust in the system.

    https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/press/contamination-concerns-cannot-be-ignored/

    A straight up PDF version…

    Contamination concerns cannot be ignored – Greens/EFA

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=66&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm7TFoYDVAhUQ0WMKHd4IDgE4PBAWCE4wBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.greens-efa.eu%2Fen%2Farticle%2Fpress%2Fcontamination-concerns-cannot-be-ignored%2F%3Fpdf%3D32&usg=AFQjCNEhHxB0DCTCyCPEE0taOQcZqwnJSw


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    A preliminary investigation of radiation level and some radionuclides in imported food and food products.

    4/80

    Office of Atomic Energy for Peace

    Bangkok, Thailand

    http://www.iaea.org/inis/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/14/757/14757590.pdf


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  • Jebus, I am a little worried about that report, they say they cannot detect any K-40, then they say they can't detect any CS-137
    hmmmmmmmm


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    Global Meltdown? Nuclear Power’s Annus Horribilis

    This year will go down with 1979 (Three Mile Island), 1986 (Chernobyl) and 2011 (Fukushima) as one of the nuclear industry’s worst ever ‒ and there’s still another six months to go, writes Dr Jim Green.

    Two of the industry’s worst-ever years have been in the past decade and there will be many more bad years ahead as the trickle of closures of ageing reactors becomes a flood ‒ the International Energy Agency expects almost 200 reactor closures between 2014 and 2040.

    The likelihood of reactor start-ups matching closures over that time period has become vanishingly small.

    Pro-nuclear journalist Fred Pearce wrote on May 15: “Is the nuclear power industry in its death throes? Even some nuclear enthusiasts believe so. With the exception of China, most nations are moving away from nuclear ‒ existing power plants across the United States are being shut early; new reactor designs are falling foul of regulators, and public support remains in free fall. Now come the bankruptcies…. The industry is in crisis. It looks ever more like a 20th century industrial dinosaur, unloved by investors, the public, and policymakers alike. The crisis could prove terminal.”

    https://newmatilda.com/2017/07/09/global-meltdown-nuclear-powers-annus-horribilis/

    Scooped from Ton Kraanen


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  • Yep… Hear ya stock…

    Detection is the key to this crap and most any "real time" situational awareness…

    Haven't had the time to work on the 134 stuff lately but…

    http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/055.134/index2.p.full.dm.prod.html

    A good one to get ya stared on the decay chain…

    And never forget this….

    NETC 2015 – 404 Awards Banquet

    https://youtu.be/SgXnltQ76oI


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  • or-well or-well

    Oh yeah, I forgot – the Forum is buggered up as well.
    MATSUYAMA, Japan (Kyodo) — A court on Friday rejected residents' plea to halt a reactor operating at the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan amid concerns about the robustness of an evacuation plan in the event of an accident.

    The Matsuyama District Court ruled against the residents' request to stop Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s No. 3 reactor at the plant in Ehime Prefecture. In March, the Hiroshima District Court also rejected calls for an injunction ordering the reactor to be halted.

    The focal points of Friday's decision were the feasibility of the evacuation plan, the effectiveness of new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, and the likelihood of potential quakes assumed by the utility in designing the reactor's seismic resistance.

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170721/p2g/00m/0dm/060000c


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  • or-well or-well

    More
    #Japan former PM Naoto Kan considers new political party pledging exit from nuclear energy:


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  • or-well or-well

    Ikata NPP site situation shown well in this vid -
    https://youtu.be/D8PhAsv1rY4


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