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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Turkey Point 4 (FL) @ 88 % MANUAL REACTOR TRIP ON LOWERING STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170911en.html#en52960

    "On 09/10/17 at 1855 [EDT], [Turkey Point] Unit 4 reactor was manually tripped from 88% RTP [Rated Thermal Power] due to a failure of 4C Steam Generator main feed regulating valve causing lowering S/G [Steam Generator] level.

    All other systems operated normally.

    Auxiliary Feed Water initiated as designed to provide S/G water level control.

    EOP's [Emergency Operating Procedures] have been exited and General Operating procedures (GOP'S) were entered.

    Unit 4 is stable in Mode 3 at NOT/NOP [Normal Operating Temperature/Normal Operating Pressure]."

    The licensee is investigating the failure of the feed regulating valve. Offsite power is available.

    Decay heat is being removed via main feedwater with steam discharged to atmosphere using the ADVs [Atmospheric Dump Valves].

    There is no known primary-secondary steam generator tube leakage.

    The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.

    [ Unit 4 is due for refueling beginning on Oct 02 ]


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  • freebywill

    There are 12 ENs posted today, of which 8 involve power reactors
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170911en.html
    Event Reports For 09/08/2017 – 09/11/2017

    [ non power reactor reports ]
    52916 UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION EVENT – BROKEN FLAME-SEALED GLASS AMPOULE
    52941 STOLEN THEN IMPROPERLY DISPOSED OF TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS
    52942 DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE
    52944 IRIDIUM-192 SOURCE LOST DURING SHIPMENT

    52952 NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT – HURRICANE WARNING [repeat]
    52954 FITNESS FOR DUTY – CONFIRMED POSITIVE FFD TEST [Oyster Creek]
    52955 HPCI SYSTEM INOPERABLE [Quad Cities 2]
    52956 NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT – HURRICANE WARNING [St Lucie]
    52957 HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED AFFECTING SITE WITHIN 36 HOURS [Crystal River]
    52958 MECHANICAL DRAFT COOLING TOWER FANS DECLARED INOPERABLE [Fermi]
    52959 TWO CONTROL BAY CHILLERS DECLARED INOPERABLE [Browns Ferry
    52960 MANUAL REACTOR TRIP ON LOWERING STEAM GENERATOR WATER LEVEL [TP 4]

    [ notice that 52953 has been skipped, unknown if it was skipped or is being withheld ]


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  • freebywill

    us_NPS Browns Ferry 1;2;3 (AL) 2 100 % TWO CONTROL BAY CHILLERS DECLARED INOPERABLE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170911en.html#en52959

    "At 1151 [CDT] on September 10, 2017 Browns Ferry Units 1 and 2 declared 'B' Control Bay chiller inoperable.
    'A' Control Bay chiller was previously declared inoperable.

    This resulted in inoperability of the equipment in the U1 and U2 4kV Shutdown Board Rooms.

    The declarations of the equipment in the Shutdown Board Rooms is a loss of safely function for electrical components (4kv Shutdown Boards and 480V Shutdown Boards) required for shut down of the U1 and U2 reactors and maintaining them in a safe shutdown condition, as well as RHR capability and Accident Mitigation.

    "lnoperability of these boards also requires declaring two trains of Standby Gas Treatment inoperable resulting in a loss of safety function for Units 1, 2 and 3 for systems needed to control the release of radioactive material. [...]
    'Any event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to
    (A) Shut down the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition;
    (B) Remove residual heat;
    (C) Control the release of radioactive material; or
    (D) Mitigate the consequences of an accident."

    The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

    CR 1336821 was initiated in the Browns Ferry Corrective Action Program.

    [ remnants of Irma…


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  • freebywill

    Nuclear corruption – Where's the NRC ? The EPA ? – from a piece in the Free Thought Project.

    Sheriff Forced to Pay Own Money for Sending SWAT Team After Cop Who Criticized Him http://thefreethoughtproject.com/sheriff-pay-sending-swat-team/
    " Parish President Gordon Dove "
    " dumping radioactive waste in eastern Montana. "

    searched for ' Parish President Gordon Dove company dump radioactive waste in Montana '

    Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt
    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/04/sheriff-raids-house-to-find-anonymous-blogger-who-called-him-corrupt/

    One ExposeDAT blog post titled “Gordon Dove and Tony Alford’s Radioactive Waste Dumping,” briefly describes the relationship between Alford and the parish’s president, who jointly own a Montana trucking company that has been cited for dumping radioactive waste in Montana. That citation was originally reported in the Missoula, Mont., newspaper The Missoulian.

    [ the blog ExposeDAT is gone ]

    Company suspected of dumping radioactive waste in Montana ordered to stop
    http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/company-suspected-of-dumping-radioactive-waste-in-montana-ordered-to/article_e63b89ac-cdc2-11e3-b909-0019bb2963f4.html?mobile_touch=true

    By Tom Lutey Billings Gazette Apr 26, 2014

    A Louisiana trucking company believed to have illegally dumped radioactive waste in an Eastern Montana landfill for nearly two years has been ordered to stop by state officials…


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "The price of electricity from offshore wind in Britain has dipped below the level guaranteed to Hinkley Point, raising questions about the construction of the vast nuclear power station."
    http://www.winddaily.com/reports/UK_wind_electricity_cheaper_than_nuclear_data_999.html


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

    Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition

    The Trump adviser pushed a 'Marshall Plan' for Middle East nuclear power after he was hired by its private sponsors.

    “Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the transition as the 'Marshall Plan.' But he did not publicly disclose that backers of the plan had paid him at least $25,000….”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/michael-flynn-middle-east-nuclear-power-242643


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    evidence that frequency matters in electromagnetic radiation. From the University of Groningen, Netherlands

    Abstract
    Physical and biological evidence has been found for the hypothesis that carcinogenesis fits in a frequency pattern of electromagnetic (EM) waves, in which a gradual loss of cellular organization occurs. We find that cancer can be initiated and promoted at typical frequencies of electromagnetic waves positioned in decoherent soliton frequency zones. In contrast, the generation of cancer features can be inhibited and retarded by application of coherent soliton frequencies. This hypothesis has been substantiated by 200 different EM frequency data in 320 different published biomedical studies. All frequencies, ranging from sub Hz till Peta Hertz, could be normalized into 12 basic beneficial (anti-cancer) frequencies, and 12 basic detrimental (cancer promoting) frequencies,


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    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Sounds quite right. There are several 'chanting' type sounds which seem to be beneficial to one's health, among some more practical usages.


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    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Code, what link is that study?
      This site is selling some sort of bad frequencies interrupter:
      https://earthpulse.net/emf-protection/


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      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Plowboy, a quick scan of that earthpulse website makes me have no confidence in them. The little I read dose not jive with my understanding of frequency , electromagnetic effect and earth resonances. I did study this subject off and on most of my life.

        After all that study and experiment, I still dont have a clear idea of what to do. The basic idea is to assure a natural environment. This wont happen by disrupting it with pulses, or shielding. I have a field meter…most of the time you wont find these presumed destructive EM fields.

        Grounding a conductive bed sheet seems interesting. Restoring the voltage gradient of 150 to 300 volts per meter seems valuable, although care must be taken not to create a huge capacitor that could kill a person, if say you put a big plate on the ceiling.

        Theres a lot to it. Dowsers may find subtle lines of something like an electromagnetic grid which is destorted by water and geographical features. There may be something to it.

        The body may have a paramagnetic or electrodynamic interaction with the earths fields by way of the skin surface. Being indoors and wearing clothes all the time could interfere…although one sees relatively healthy peoples in snowy climates. Frequencies of around 1000 hz have been measured and many more exist, up to very high frequencies in the cell.

        Then there is the acupuncture meridian system. This may function with direct current as per Becker, but also seems to be associated with…


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          the acupuncture system seems to have an ionic character at the skin surface, and the 'energy' may not be classic electromagnetism. Physicists will scoff, but there is emerging evidence which gives weight to the traditional perceptions of a bio energy, chi, orgone, manna etc.

          An aspect of this has been studied by the name of biophotons. It was found that low level nuclear radiation stimulates emission of biophotons and there is a rather deep and involved set of theories which have been building over the last many decades. The upshot of it, in my mind, is to respect natures ways, although room for technological devices exists. Air ions and polarity, grounding, full spectrum light, all the electro-geomagnetic solar and lunar rhythms play a part. A pure diet is perhaps the most important.

          I think a very large coil, essentially wall sized, (could be very thin wire) producing a constant magnetic field modulated by low level pulses of the Schumann frequencies, the magnetic field lines lined up with the earth, could be a benefit. This cant be too hard to make and I bet there is a cheap generator somewhere, or just get an old computer to run them. One could generate the frequencies on freeware, record them and play through an old cheap sound system which would provide plenty of power. Maybe the DC component could be a simple battery attached to the speaker output leads as a constant bias. But in this case one wants to 'overpower' the natural field otherwise you will…


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        • PlowboyGrownUp

          Scanned the earthpulse site, that's all I did too. What kind of meter do you have?
          I like to go as natural as possible. Walk barefoot a lot on dirt.
          Got it from being a plowboy. There's two or 3 more in my area, we are the last of the barefoot plowboys around here.
          There's (to my thinking) one big scale, as related to frequencies, and wherever it starts, at one hz or below that, up through the audible frequencies, ultrasound, radio waves, etc, infrared, visible light of the colors, ultra violet, and on up. The frequencies double for every octave. Strange that the material elements are vibrating at very high frequencies unknown to me.
          Try sleeping with head pointing north, south, east, west to see if you sleep better at one of them. The Earth is magnetic you know.

          I think it was an article by Dr Mercola that recommended a product
          (wire) that you could hook to your toe and plug the other end into the ground plug on a wall plug. No, I won't do that. There is a possibility of some electrical malfunction causing a bad or worse shock.


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Plowboy, the devices are too expensive for one thing. What you want is an even field. Their little coils will create strong field gradients…not wanted for this application.

            Im not sure how much the subject of frequency therapy or effect can be simplified. Its extremely complex. That simple harmonic relationship that the netherlands guys found is remarkable because in my experience, it was never so straightforward. The intuitive principle of resonant induction and a clear harmonic progression doesnt seem to hold true, this study being somewhat of an exception.

            You might enjoy Philip Callahan. A patent for a healing chamber here, complete with suggested frequencies. Earthen
            http://www.google.ch/patents/US5449376

            there are two or three little books you can probably find used or library.

            I used a version of this burlap biological antenna to measure biological frequencies and analyse them on a freeware fourier transform program. His claim is that it heals by somehow reinforcing endogenous frequencies
            http://patents.justia.com/patent/5247933


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          • Field meters can be had pretty cheap under $100


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        • PlowboyGrownUp

          Thanks for the links, looked at the first one, will get to the others tomorrow, long day.


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        • PlowboyGrownUp

          Code re that second link, a lower vibration study might be a better way to maintain/improve health: cymatics https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sound+wave+patterns+in+sand

          or self made sounds, one org has one for every day of the week.


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          • PlowboyGrownUp

            That 3rd link (long article, many references) " Importantly, there is now ample evidence that mechanical forces and audiofrequency stimulation can alter gene expression, determine cell fate, and promote the healing of injured tissues, "


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Plowboy…the thing with cymatics is that the pattern depends on the size shape and material of the vibrating plate…and the material. EVerything has a different 'spring constant'. The bones are more resonant, and in fact designed by nature to resonate and create minute piezoelectric currents. I wouldnt put much weight into those beautiful mandalas, only that it illustrates an effect. Not necessarily transferable directly to human health. One has to search out the people doing meaningful research. In the body there are many different frequencies, from the low brain waves all the way to extremely high frequencies in molecular bonds. The main thing is that the design of it is more or less self regulating. Give it pure food and take out the toxins, exercise, and the right frequencies will be there. There is a place for technology also. Too many 'new age' people selling ideas and gadgets, lacking in solid science


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            • SadieDog

              Lol. Code explaining cymatics? Oh, fucking hell! Gimme a break.


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            • SadieDog

              Just say the vibration is equal to a banana. For fuck sake.


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            • PlowboyGrownUp

              Code, that's interesting and correct, I would say. I will say that one can, in generating one's own sounds, that the correct set of vibrations can be found for oneself, without concern about finding the right frequencies. Except to aim at some of the musical scale notes.


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            • PlowboyGrownUp

              Code, an interesting article today on Dr Mercola. Bodily voltages.
              http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/09/17/body-voltage-dictates-health-and-disease.aspx?et_cid=DM158896&et_rid=53670083

              Again, it's simpler, just use breath to increase or decrease voltages. Holding breath-positive electrical effect, holding breath out negative electrical effect.


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Plowboy…its great that Mercola has the nerve to publish this kind of stuff. The path of Dr Tennant is similar to many naturopathic lines of thought over the last 40 years. It includes eastern and rather obscure modern physics thinking. My thought is that even though they probably dont know what theyre talking about, they get something that works. Physics and biology are not fully understood.

                Its slightly disturbing that the alternative practitioners have latched onto some physics ideas and acupuncture ideas with only partial understanding and then relay them as 'truths' for example

                "Anytime you have something that's a golden mean and expose it to scalar energy … scalar energy implodes into the center and becomes the power supply for DNA,"

                Thats an almost entirely unsupported idea that gets these guys labeled as quacks. Scalar fields can describe gravity, electrostatic charges, or theoretical quantum ideas very difficult to comprehend. Teslas longitudinal 'waves' are described as scalar…but I dont think you would be 'beaming' any 'wave' that is scalar. Not that they dont exist…Eric Dollard seems to have the best grasp of Tesla waves but its beyond my knowledge base to understand it. Pretty sure this goes for 99.99% of naturopaths and new age trinket sellers who claim the zero point or scalar wave energy is behind the function of their stuff.

                Going 'faster' than the speed of light has radical implications the human brain is not…


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Humans cant understand faster than light. They have a very hard time grasping the zero point theory. Schauberger was a German guy that claims to have developed vortex water flows in phi geometry that somehow generated energy by implosion. But I never found and replication of this. The story even includes water powered UFOs and such. Free energy. You can see that its quite a stretch to assume you know how some presumed scalar zero point energy is collapsing into DNA.

                  In fact there is some work at CERN about this…the Higgs factor that somehow breaks the symmetry of the zero field on a quantum level to create mass. Pretty doubtful that new age guys are doing this.

                  I didnt see the reference to adjusting voltage with breath, but assume this is the Co2 function. Breathing is automatically designed to keep the body ph adjusted. But again, there are the unknowns. Chi and prana are not understood scientifically. Breathing may involve more than oxygenation and ph balance.

                  The skenar an enart devices come from Russia. I would feel fairly confident one could order them without getting ripped off. The cost is several hundred. They may be somewhat advanced biofeedback energy treatment devices. Russia is ahead of the west in this area


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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Can you see it? No? Then it is faster than light!

                      The Clairvoyants promised to astound the nation as they appeared on America's Got Talent.
                      And they do better than that in this exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday's night's upcoming show – they astound Simon Cowell.

                      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3616632/You-magic-powers-Simon-Cowell-Heidi-Klum-freaked-mind-reading-clairvoyant-act-America-s-Got-Talent.html#ixzz4sxtrgMAe
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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      These people are good..

                      How did they do it? Clairvoyants turn America's Got Talent's judge Howie Mandel into a MIND READER as they return to the show, a year after finishing in second place

                      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4862272/Clairvoyants-turn-Howie-Mandel-MIND-READER-AGT.html#ixzz4sxzTmPzT
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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      Real example and surely there are more out there.

                      Went camping with my wife when we were young and just dating at the time early 20's. Road a motorcycle up over 100 miles and joined with a group on the camping side with no power on this small island. Festivities required that we drink heavily which we did.

                      At about 8PM my now wife starts crying and can't stop for no reason…wailing. She knows something is wrong at home.

                      This goes on for some time and she is so upset that she states she needs to call home which required me to drive her to the other side of the island on the motorcycle where there was a phone to use.

                      About 9:30PM she calls home and finds out that her Dad had hit a young kid on a bike with his car and his body smashed her Dad's windshield and that this accident happened at about 8PM.

                      The kid was fine.. but her father was a mess..and she was a mess.. at exactly the same time at about 8PM.

                      Tough to explain such events, but it is a gift and it is true, and lots of people have these.. faster than light gifts…they just do not know it yet. :)

                      My daughter has the same gift and to think in the old days they would burn these types of very gifted people.


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                    • SadieDog

                      I absolutely believe you. This happens all the time. But people don't believe it till it happens to them.


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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      True! :) Something is sending what appears to be a biological wave signal very fast..may be some cellular mental quantum effect happening.


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Obe; "omething is sending what appears to be a biological wave signal very fast..may be some cellular mental quantum effect happening."

                      this is just a theory that appeals to your 'common sense'

                      The very idea of 'sending' and 'fast' may be not relevant at all. In quantum entanglement, two atomic particles spin in synchronous times over great distances. I dont think 'sending' and 'fast' have much to do with it. Can you say for sure that your wife didnt know about the crash even before it happened? 'before' and 'after' are not fixed characteristics of the universe. This is why I say that the human brain is not equipped to understand the idea of faster than light, quantum scalar fields etc. You just cant do it. Do you know that time is different for the different atoms and supatomic particles in your body? It may be small, but the difference is real, and might as well be huge. A huge difference is seen muons…the stuff they took pictures of the Fukushima ruins with. Its hard to imagine to things existing for long together if they run at different speeds of time….you would think the slower time speed object would get lost in the past of the faster time speed object….yet they are here, making up your body and everything else.

                      Time is not the fixed speed river upon which events, and their speeds occur


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      sorry, too many typos…but its hard to imagine TWO things existing together for long if they run at different time rates. For that matter, its a good thing your consciousness doesnt travel at the same speed as the clock, because it would be left behind in the past along with monday. In other words, something allows you to act as if you are timeless, watching the days of the week go by. An analogy is a river…if time were a river, and the days of the week represented by various logs floating by….only on the fixed, non moving bank can you see the days go by, whereas if you were floating in the river with the logs, you would stay with monday (or any day represented by a log) forever.


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      It was a muon scan that showed the insides of the blown up, melted down reactors wasnt it? The interesting thing is that we couldnt even take that muon scan if those particles werent moving at a different rate of time than us. For muons, the universe is a little flatter, and things age at a different rate. (This helps explain the flat earth theory!)

                      This video explains

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejcaz7wXawY


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                    • PlowboyGrownUp

                      Obe, my take too on thought projecting. But sometimes as slow as mailing a letter.


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                    • PlowboyGrownUp

                      Obewan 'Real example and surely there are more out there.'
                      My momma was in nursing home, all at once she started slowly waving her arms in the air and she said 'I lost my baby, my baby' and I asked her who, 'I lost my baby girl' and I didn't realize what she meant. 5 min later I was walking down the hall and got the call that my youngest sister had passed on.


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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      That was it..the Force in action!

                      Starting to think they throw so much confusion our way intentionally.. as a way to disrupt the Force.. that is all around us.


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                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      obe, time dilation with mass and velocity is well confirmed. This fact changes the entire concept of reality. the state of 'no time' and 'no distance' is a reality in this universe.

                      Its hard to wrap ones mind around. We can try, but inevitably we will fail to grasp the nature of reality.

                      the wise ones realized this and suggested that conscious transcendence beyond the mind was the requirement. Thats a pretty heavy concept, a tall order. Not just transcending the brains thought process, but the very substrate of the perceivable universe; differentiation and causality.

                      But we can take this step; we can say "Im not sure". It would be naive to think our brains are that much better than say a religious fanatic, when it comes to comprehending the nature of things. One thing is for sure; we are limited by our little brains and our little senses. Being a retard is tough


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                    • PlowboyGrownUp

                      Definitions I like – 'Reality' is as I perceive things, 'time' is a human description of cycles which would continue without humans. Related to 'distance' also.
                      Anybody ever read "The Sound and The Fury"?
                      In some chapter it describes a happening as viewed from 4 different types of people.
                      Just recommending the chapter, the book reading was a requirement in a course I took.


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                    • PlowboyGrownUp

                      Actuality, meant to put 'actuality' vs 'reality'.


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                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    obe..the process of thinking is a physical thing in the brain, subject to the physical laws. Therefor thinking cant go faster than the speed of light. however, we dont really know what consciousness is. It may have no mass, and in fact maybe its not confined to a locality. For example, in your brain, there are various electrical signals going on in specific locations, but you cant find the exact spot where consciousness itself resides. If you were to expand the brain to the size of a football field, or even a galaxy…then you may have consciousness spread out over a very large area.

                    But even this is very difficult to comprehend. At the speed of light, the universe collapses to two dimensions, its just flat from the perspective of a photon, which itself is timeless. See, theres a problem because speed is distance divided by time (i.e. miles per hour etc) and for a photon there is no distance and no time. Going beyond this speed is theoretical…maybe you can go both ways in time and space, or simply exist everywhere. ITs just very hard to say. from your link;

                    'Some observers with sub-light relative motion will disagree about which occurs first of any two events that are separated by a space-like interval. In other words, any travel that is faster-than-light will be seen as traveling backwards in time in some other, equally valid, frames of reference'


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                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Not so tough.. :) Chuckles!

                  Saliva better way daddy! Father who asks his son to clean the windows… is stunned to spot the toddler happily washing them with his TONGUE

                  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4894730/Little-boy-washes-windows-tongue.html#ixzz4t2aj2QSm
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              • DUDe DUDe

                "Again, it's simpler, just use breath to increase or decrease voltages. Holding breath-positive electrical effect, holding breath out negative electrical effect."

                "I didnt see the reference to adjusting voltage with breath, but assume this is the Co2 function. Breathing is automatically designed to keep the body ph adjusted. But again, there are the unknowns. Chi and prana are not understood scientifically. Breathing may involve more than oxygenation and ph balance."

                I readed a theory once that claimed the slow , deep and heavy breathing by yogi's increased the friction of the air passing the "airway's" , and that extra friction would generate more micro-electricity then normal breathing..and this electricity would then pass tru channels including the nervesystem in to the brain , where it would then benefit the proces of chemo-electrical activity in the brain..that was his explanation of the mystical "extracting prana" from the air theory and it sounded plausible enough to me..back in the day's..


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

    Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41220948


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "BRIDGMAN, Mich. – A nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan says a coolant water safety valve opened unexpectedly after one of its reactors was shut down for refueling and maintenance.

    Indiana Michigan Power says Cook Nuclear Plant's Unit 1 reactor was shut down early Wednesday as planned, but less than an hour afterward a valve that's part of its reactor coolant supply system opened. Fluid went into a collection tank.

    No injuries were reported. The plant notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and activated its emergency plan until about 8 a.m. "
    https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/valve-opens-unexpectedly-during-nuclear-reactor-shutdown_


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Cook 1 (MI) @ 0 % UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO LETDOWN RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE TO THE PRESSURIZER RELIEF TANK https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170913en.html#en52967

    At 0047 EDT, the licensee declared a notification of unusual event under emergency action level S8 due to actuation of the letdown relief valve which resulted in reactor coolant system leakage to the pressurizer relief tank exceeding 10 gpm.

    The plant was in mode 3 at the time making preparations to proceed to cold shutdown to support their refueling outage.

    Operators were in the process of reducing reactor coolant system letdown from 120 gpm to 45 gpm when the letdown system relief valve lifted.

    The relief discharged to the pressurizer relief tank at approximately 12 gpm.

    Operators isolated the letdown line which reduced the leakage to approximately 1 gpm.

    Plant staff is in the process of determining where the 1 gpm leakage is from and evaluating the basis for terminating the unusual event.

    Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Operations Center, DHS NICC, FEMA National Watch Center (email) and Nuclear SSA (email).


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    • freebywill

      Update to the DC Cook EN from yesterday https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170914en.html#en52967

      * * * UPDATE FROM BUD HINCKLEY TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 0807 EDT ON 9/13/17 * * *

      At 0800 EDT, the licensee terminated the notification of unusual event. The basis for termination was that the letdown line was isolated which reduced leakage to less than the EAL threshold of 10 gpm.

      The cause of the letdown relief lifting is still under investigation.

      The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will be notifying the state of Michigan and Berrien County.

      The licensee has issued a press release to the media concerning this event.

      Notified R3DO (Riemer), IRD MOC (Stapleton), NRR (Miller), DHS SWO, DHS NICC, FEMA Ops Center, FEMA National Watch Center (email) and Nuclear SSA (email).

      [ nothing seems to have changed, the problem went from leaking a lot to leaking a little, but they still have no idea why? ]


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    US_NPS Columbia 2 (WA) @ 100 % SECONDARY CONTAINMENT PRESSURE MOMENTARILY ABOVE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION LIMIT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170913en.html#en52966

    "On September 12, 2017, at 1228 PDT, Reactor Building (Secondary Containment) pressure momentarily rose above the Technical Specification (TS) limit.

    Secondary Containment was declared inoperable and TS Action Statement 3.6.4.1.A was entered.

    The pressure rise was due to unexpected isolation of the supply and exhaust valves in the Reactor Building ventilation system due to an electrical transient on the power panel feeding the valve operators' solenoid pilot valves during maintenance.

    The cause of the electrical transient is under investigation.

    "The Reactor Building differential pressure controller restored the building pressure to within limits.

    The Control Room operators reopened the Reactor Building ventilation supply and exhaust valves.

    Secondary Containment was declared operable at 1228 PDT and TS Action Statement 3.6.4.1.A was exited.

    "This condition is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) and 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material and accident mitigation."

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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    US_NPS Dresden 3 (IL) @ 100 % STANDBY LIQUID CONTROL SYSTEM PIPING FAILURE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170913en.html#en52964

    "On September 12, 2017 at 1131 CDT, both Unit 3 Standby Liquid Control system (SLC) subsystems were declared inoperable for a through wall leak on the common discharge piping.

    With both subsystems inoperable, the SLC system was unable to fulfill its safety function.

    "This event is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(A) for an event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function of a system that is needed to shut down the reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition and under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for a system that was unavailable for accident mitigation.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

    With both trains of SLC inoperable, the licensee entered an 8-hr. action statement to restore at least one train to operability.

    If unable to do so, then the plant will enter a 12-hr. shutdown action statement.


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  • How many nuclear reactors were running at full power during potential catastrophic conditions in the last month?

    What does that say? The train kept a rollin didn't it? The exact reasons are not known, but the confirmed continued operation is known…

    Ole henry sittin by the brakes did not for what ever reason apply them, he (or she) was unable to do so for whatever reason…

    Going is going and stopped is stopped…

    ..No great mystery there, the mystery is why.

    So no matter what the reason, these poison factories have been left running putting millions in danger when they should have been stopped at least until the emanate threat had passed…

    That's not a assertion, that's proven truth…

    Even if your cars braking system is working perfectly, if you can't step on the brake peddle quick enough to avoid that tree, ya still have no brakes…

    No stoppie? No brakes….

    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/


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

    Full episode 4hr
    Nightlife: a short history of nuclear weapons

    • 50mins 13secs The politics and science of nuclear weapons
    http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/nightlife/nuclear/8947362


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Vogtle 3;4 (Under Construction) CONTRACTOR MANAGER CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170915en.html#en52968

    On September 13, 2017, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) determined a Contractor Manager confirmed positive for alcohol during a for cause fitness-for-duty test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated.


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Waterford 3 (LA) Update UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170915en.html#en52863

    * * * UPDATE FROM SCOTT MEIKLEJOHN TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1233 EDT ON 9/14/17 * * *

    "Waterford 3 is retracting a follow up notification made on July 19, 2017 for EN# 52863, concerning the loss of safety function associated with the Condensate Storage Pool (CSP) per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B).

    The Condensate Storage Pool was performing its required safety function by providing inventory to the Emergency Feed Water pumps when the required Tech Spec level (T.S. 3.7.1.3) dropped below 92%.

    The Technical Specification was entered at 1624 [CDT] on July 17, 2017 and exited after filling at 0039 on July 18, 2017.

    The total allowed outage time allowed by Tech Spec 3.7.1.3 is 10 hours to be in Hot Shutdown if not restored.

    The Condensate Storage Pool level was restored to greater than 92% prior to exceeding the allowed outage time.

    Based on level being restored and the Condensate Storage Pool performing its required safety function, 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(B) does not apply.

    Prior to the automatic reactor trip, Condensate Storage Pool level was greater than 92%.

    [ entire sequence at the link, cascade of problems ]


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

    Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain's lights on, say Lib Dems

    Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/16/nuclear-power-plants-lib-dems-vince-cable-wind-energy


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
    The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, wants to reduce the list of foods subject to radiation tests before they can be imported into the bloc, which currently includes rice, mushrooms, fish and other seafood."
    http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/EU_parliament_opposes_bid_to_reduce_testing_of_Fukushima_food_imports_999.html


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "OAK HARBOR, Ohio- Workers will spend several weeks repairing cracks in an Ohio nuclear plant’s concrete walls that protect its reactor.

    FirstEnergy Corp. says its Davis-Besse nuclear plant along Lake Erie near Toledo will continue to operate during the work this fall."
    http://fox8.com/2017/09/15/more-cracks-in-concrete-at-ohio-nuclear-plant-prompt-repairs/amp/


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  • freebywill

    US NRC Response on Crystal River Nuclear Power Station Spent Fuel Pool Near Tampa; Our Response, and More https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/us-nrc-response-on-crystal-river-nuclear-power-station-spent-fuel-pool-near-tampa-our-response-and-more/

    [ Neil Sheehan - NRC spokesweasel ]
    the NRC no longer maintains a resident inspector at Crystal River, when events such as Hurricane Irma occur, communication protocols with plant staff are established.

    We are not aware of any spent fuel pool cracking at Crystal River. You may be referring to cracking involving the containment building, which led to the plant’s shutdown.

    From our response: [ Mining Awareness ] The “hairline crack” was found 8 years ago (ML103220257 ) and could have grown in that time.

    During its audit, the staff performed a walkdown on July 15, 2009, and found this hairline crack location at elevation 143 foot was dry at that time. The staff also walked down the leak chase channel drain points to ensure that the leak chase channel system is functioning. The staff noted one of the pipe ends appeared to contain mineral deposition and there was blockage of the leak chase channels that can potentially cause leakage of the borated water from the spent fuel through the floor and walls of the spent fuel pool.

    [ Not Regulating Correctly ]


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  • freebywill

    52 mins | San Onofre Nuclear Waste Debate – pt.1 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40a2iAGrz9s

    Published on Sep 15, 2017

    This is Part 1 of EON's coverage of the Progressives of South Orange County's meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in Capistrano Beach, CA.

    The topic is the looming danger of the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump which is in construction by Southern California Edison.

    Thousands of tons of radioactive waste, deadly for centuries, threaten to be stored in thin containers on the beach in a tsunami and earthquake zone for the indefinite future, and possibly forever, unless authorities can be persuaded to move it safely elsewhere – a very tall order technologically and politically.

    Roger Johnson moderates. The speakers are Ray Lutz of CitizensOversight.Org, who recently won a court battle with Edison, and Donna Gilmore (SanOnofreSafety.Org), who is an expert on the storage and transportation of nuclear waste. Gary Headrick of San Clemente Green,who advocates for unity against these challenges also speaks.

    For more info: http://socprogressives.com/
    Also visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/progressivesofsouthorangecounty

    [ some good info on the SOC Progressives FB page; this is a group organizing to stop the waste dump on the SoCal beach. ]


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    US_NPS Brunswick 2 (NC) @ 100 % EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR AND PRIMARY CONTAINMENT ISOLATION SYSTEM ACTUATIONS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170918en.html#en52974

    "On September 17, 2017, during planned surveillance activities involving Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) 4, unexpected voltage and frequency indications were noted when EDG 4 was synchronized to Emergency Bus E4. With EDG 4 in manual mode, the Operator responded by lowering load to reopen the EDG 4 output breaker. Opening of the EDG 4 output breaker with the breakers from Balance of Plant (BOP) Bus 2C, which normally feeds the Emergency Bus E4, opened; resulted in de-energizing Emergency Bus E4. The EDG 4 voltage regulator and governor automatically reverted to auto control, and EDG 4 reconnected to Emergency Bus E4. Normal frequency and voltage were restored with EDG 4 in auto control.

    [ ... more at link ]

    "The safety significance of this event is minimal. Safety systems functioned as designed following the power perturbation on E4. Plant systems responded as designed. The cause of the event is under investigation."


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    US_NPS Susquehanna 2 (PA) @ 100 % LOSS OF SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170918en.html#en52973

    "On September 16th, 2017 at 1330 hrs. [EDT], a loss of secondary containment differential pressure (D/P) occurred due to an equipment failure. This caused a reduction in Reactor Building Zone 2 (Unit 2) D/P to less than the required 0.25 inches WC per SR [Surveillance Requirement] 3.6.4.1.1.

    "2V206B, Reactor Building Zone 2 Equipment Compartment Exhaust Fan, was manually started and Reactor Building Zone 2 D/P was restored to greater than 0.25 inches WC by 1333 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 has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Cook 1 (MI) @ 0 % UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO LETDOWN RELIEF VALVE DISCHARGE TO THE PRESSURIZER RELIEF TANK https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170918en.html#en52967

    * * * RETRACTION FROM BUD HINCKLEY TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1617 EDT ON 9/15/17 * * *

    "The condition reported in Event Notification #52967 pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i) has been evaluated, and determined not to have met the threshold for classification as an Unusual Event under Emergency Action Level (EAL) S-8 and is being retracted.

    "During the events of 9/13/17, Control Room staff calculated Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage to the Pressurizer Relief Tank (PRT) through the Letdown Relief Valve to be greater than the EAL S-8 threshold of 10 gallons per minute. Subsequent review of trends associated with PRT level increase during the event determined that the RCS leakage to the PRT was less than 10 gallons per minute and therefore did not represent an Unusual Event under EAL S-8.

    "The NRC Resident Inspector was notified of this retraction."

    [ This doesn't mean there wasn't a coolant leak, it just means that the leak amount they CALCULATED wasn't enough to have to be reported as an unusual event. ]

    [ This unit is on RFOD#_006 of a typical 45 day RFO, but the RFO may be extended due to "Pulling generator rotor for inspection. Split Pin, Baffle Bolt replacement." Baffle bolt replacement takes a long time. ]


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

    China’s CGN seeks stake in Toshiba-led UK nuclear project
    https://www.ft.com/content/432ce6f4-4dd4-353b-a14b-43520e98d935


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

    Russian-built nuclear plant revives Chernobyl fears
    Power station taking shape on Belarus border feeds anxiety in Lithuania and beyond
    https://www.ft.com/content/a98322de-96f7-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    The man who saved the world from nuclear destruction
    "Petrov was in charge of Soviet nuclear early warning systems on the night of September 26, 1983, and decided not to retaliate when a false "missile attack" signal appeared to show a US nuclear launch. He is feted by nuclear activists as the man who "saved the world" by determining that the Soviet system had been spoofed by a reflection off the Earth. "
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/soviet-air-defense-officer-who-saved-the-world-dies-at-age-77/?comments=1&post=34005345


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov (Russian: Василий Александрович Архипов) (30 January 1926 – 19 August 1998) was a Soviet Navy officer credited with casting the single vote that prevented a Soviet nuclear strike (and, presumably, all-out nuclear war) during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Such an attack likely would have caused a major global thermonuclear response which could have destroyed much of the world" (nuclear torpedo)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Point Beach 1;2 (WI) @ 98;100 % CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE NOT MAINTAINED https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170919en.html#en52976

    "At 1724 [CDT] on 9/18/17 during Control Room Ventilation testing Door-61, South Control Room Door, became wedged against its door stop and stuck open.

    Door-61 is a credited High Energy Line Break (HELB) / Fire / Flood Barrier in addition to its function to maintain the Control Room envelope.

    The door stop was subsequently unbolted from the floor and the door was free to close. Door-61, South Control Room Door, has since been inspected, and at 1750 [CDT], was declared functional as a HELB / Fire / Flood Barrier and Operational for purposes of maintaining the Control Room Envelope.

    During the 26 minutes the door was stuck open, the Control Room was in an unanalyzed condition with regards to protection from a High Energy Line Break."

    The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Indian Point 2 (NY) @ 0 % shutdown for unknown reason, no EN, unit is not scheduled for refueling.


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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules..
    (but not soon) – He compared the situation to designing a machine in outer space and then placing it at the bottom of the ocean. The waterlogged device will not function the same as the original design."
    http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Discovery_could_reduce_nuclear_waste_with_improved_method_to_chemically_engineer_molecules_999.html


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    US_NPS_Status_Report_for_Wednesday_September_20_2017 … All regions …*=GE mark1

    Indian Point 2 (NY) @ 1 % – restarting from unk shutdown reported 09/19, no EN

    *Peach Bottom 3 (PA) @ 88 % – coastdown to RFO 10/23/17

    Three Mile Island 1 (PA) @ 0 % – RFO day 2

    *Brunswick 2 (NC) @ 89 % EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR AND PRIMARY CONTAINMENT ISOLATION SYSTEM ACTUATIONS
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170918en.html#en52974

    McGuire 1 (NC) @ 94 % coastdown to RFO 09/23/17

    North Anna 2 (VA) @ 0 % RFO day 11 (RPV open)

    Vogtle 2 (GA) @ 0 % RFO day 3 ( projected RPV open Friday )

    Byron 2 (IL) @ 98 % coastdown to RFO 10/02/17

    DC Cook 1 (MI) @ 0 % RFO day 8 ( RPV is open )

    *Dresden 2 (IL) @ 91 % coastdown to RFO 11/02/17

    Point Beach 1 (WI) @ 97 % coastdown to RFO 10/07/17
    CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE NOT MAINTAINED
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170920en.html#en52976

    Prairie Island 2 (MN) @ 0 % RFO day 1

    Callaway 1 (MO) @ 90 % coastdown to RFO 10/07/17

    Grandgulf 1 (MS) @ 0 % shutdown day 22
    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN
    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170830en.html#en52936


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    • freebywill

      Correction to the Status report – Prairie Is 2 may or may not be in RFO, still scheduled for 10/14.

      The sched may have been changed and the unit is in RFO, will have to wait and see.

      Until we verify RFO this is an unsched SD, no EN.


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  • freebywill

    Updated 2017 Fall Refueling Schedule 19 units scheduled for RFO this fall.

    09/09/17 North Anna 2 RFO day 11 ( RPV open )
    09/13/17 DC Cook 1 RFO day 8 ( RPV open )
    09/17/17 Vogtle 2 RFO day 3 ( projected RPV open Friday )
    09/18/17 Three Mile Island 1 RFO day 2 ( projected RPV open Saturday )
    09/23/17 McGuire 1 @ 94% coastdown to RFO
    10/01/17 Palo Verde 1
    10/02/17 Turkey Point 4
    10/02/17 Byron 1 @ 98% coastdown to RFO
    10/07/17 Point Beach 1 @ 97% coastdown to RFO
    10/07/17 Callaway 1 @ 90 % coastdown to RFO
    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 @ 0 % unsched shutdown, no EN
    10/15/17 Farley 2
    10/23/17 Peach Bottom 3 @ 89 % coastdown to RFO
    10/28/17 Oconee 2
    11/02/17 Dresden 2 @ 91 % coastdown to RFO


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  • freebywill

    Great Interview – Hometown Nuclear Activist Beats Goliath: Patty Ameno vs. NUMEC http://nuclearhotseat.com/2017/09/18/hometown-nuclear-activist-beats-goliath-patty-ameno-vs-numec/

    This week’s featured interview:

    Never doubt that a single activist can make all the difference in the world. Patty Ameno grew up in Apollo, Pennsylvania, 35 miles NE of Pittsburgh, not realizing that her childhood home was directly across the street from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation. NUMEC manufactured fuel for commercial nuclear power plants and the Navy’s nuclear submarines, leaving behind a legacy of uranium and plutonium waste that impacted the health of everyone in the area — including Patty. A trained investigator with Naval Investigative Service (NIS) and former U.S. Federal Criminal Investigator, Patty took on NUMEC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Babcock & Wilcox and Atlantic Richfield… and won.

    This is the story of how she did it.

    [ In the interview Patty details how the NRC ran blockade. Reinforces the obvious, the NRC is not there to regulate the industry, it's there to regulate what the public knows about the industry. The highly publicized regulator actions are only a facade to placate the public. She was threatened, arrested and harassed by the various nuclear criminals and their cohorts. ]


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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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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

    Well, it looks like a solar tsunami is coming to planet Earth. X10 solar flare just erupted from the sun. Most powerful ever recorded.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csDPd0Ho3Yk

    This planet is not a good place to build hundreds of nuclear plants.


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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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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
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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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "… “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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T or-well

    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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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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  • AGENT C-A-T or-well

    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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  • AGENT C-A-T 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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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/

    more…

    ***side note


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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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    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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    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    (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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    (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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

    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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  • Jebus Jebus

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


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


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    Cryoconite as a temporary sink for anthropogenic species stored in glaciers

    Current glacial melting poses critical issues in this context, since pollutants accumulated and entrapped within ice bodies during last decades are now being re-mobilized. Given its physical and chemical properties cryoconite could play a role in this process.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-10220-5

    Temporary.

    The references are a read…


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    Groups Call On Japan Not To Dump Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

    “The time for using world oceans as a dump is over,” reads the letter. To date, the groups include: Turtle Island Restoration Network; WildEarth Guardians; Beyond Nuclear; Endangered Species Coalition; Klamath Forest Alliance; Environmental Protection Information Center; WILDCOAST; Ocean Defenders Alliance; Kurmalliance; Pacific Marine Mammal Center; World Ocean Observatory; Ocean Institute; and Elders Climate Action. The groups are encouraging other organizations to sign on before the letter is submitted on Sept. 3.

    http://www.ladailypost.com/content/groups-call-japan-not-dump-radioactive-water-pacific-ocean


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    Dying Navy Sailors Push for Trial on Fukushima Meltdown

    September 1, 2017

    SAN DIEGO (CN) – Representing cancer-ridden Navy service members who say they were exposed to radiation on a humanitarian mission in Fukushima, former Sen. John Edwards urged a federal judge Thursday to set a date for trial.

    Over a decade after serving as John Kerry’s running mate in the 2004 presidential election, Edwards now represents hundreds of Navy sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan as part of a humanitarian mission trip to Fukushima, Japan — bringing food and supplies to the city in March 2011 after it was devastated by an earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

    “We have all these sailors whose case is now five years old, who have died or are in the process of dying right now,” said Edwards, whose firm Edwards Kirby is based in North Carolina.

    Edwards noted that some of his other clients have seen their children born with birth defects. He said he made the trip from Raleigh to San Diego to “try to get this thing moving.”



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    “From the perspective of a lawyer, it’s a wonderful cause,” Edwards said. “Here are these completely innocent people whose lives have been taken away from some of them and they were there trying to help the Japanese people. It was such a just and righteous cause that they were there for and they’ve had their lives changed forever as a result of what happened.”

    More sailors are coming forward every week, Edwards added, saying they expect the numbers to continue to go up as the word gets out about the lawsuits.

    He said they want to make sure “the truth comes out” and that the “word gets out about the dangers and risks that exist not just in Japan, but in other parts of the world.”

    https://www.courthousenews.com/dying-navy-sailors-push-trial-fukushima-meltdown/


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    Moody’s Investor Service.

    Decision to recommend Vogtle nuclear project completion is credit negative.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_KEK8-LWmzhVFZDWGd3YTRzUU0/view


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    Letter to the Editor

    More than ever, comment on 'Chernobyl and Fukushima — Where are we now?'

    Jungchun Ho1,2, Patricia Chiao-Tzu Lee3,4,5,6 and Peter Wushou Chang7,8

    Published 31 August 2017 • © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd

    Journal of Radiological Protection, Volume 37, Number 3

    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6498/aa637d/meta


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    Battling nuclear demons: Mental health issues haunt those who were the first line of defense after 3/11

    Ryuta Idogawa traces the onset of his battle with mental illness to a moment not long after his parents had been relocated to Saitama from their hometown

    One other group that reportedly has been afflicted by mental health problems comes from an unusual quarter, and one that has not been a factor in previous nuclear accidents. American sailors who were taking part in the U.S. military’s “Operation Tomodachi” relief mission at the time of the Tohoku disasters were inadvertently exposed to a plume of radiation that passed over their ships, which were anchored off the Pacific coast north of Fukushima.

    Several hundred have since developed life-changing illnesses, including leukemia and other cancers — a result, they claim, of the radioactive plume. Many have also suffered persisting mental health issues, either due to concerns of physical illnesses that have resulted from the exposure or extreme stress brought about by concerns for potential future illnesses, including cancers.



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    “Unlike the nuclear plant workers, these sailors had no protective clothing. In fact, some of them literally had no shirts on their backs because they had given all their clothing away to people they saved from the tsunami waves,” says Charles Bonner, a lawyer representing some 400 sailors who have filed a lawsuit against Tepco and U.S. nuclear reactor manufacturer General Electric. “And because they had given away all their bottled water to tsunami survivors, they were drinking desalinated water that had also been contaminated. I do not doubt the psychological impact of the disasters on the plant workers, but at least they had masks and other protective clothing, as required by law. The sailors, however, knew nothing of their exposure and were literally marinated in the radiation.”

    http://www.cetusnews.com/news/Battling-nuclear-demons–Mental-health-issues-haunt-those-who-were-the-first-line-of-defense-after-3-11-.HJGytoXjrOFW.html


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    I thought Toshiba was going broke?? Anyone?

    http://www.nei.org/News-Media/News/Contracts
    Toshiba Completes NuGen Acquisition

    July 27, 2017—Toshiba Corp. is now the sole owner of NuGeneration (NuGen) after completing the acquisition of French utility Engie's 40 percent share in the U.K. nuclear power plant developer on July 25. NuGen plans to build three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at Moorside in West Cumbria, England.

    Toshiba owns Westinghouse Electric Co., whose Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in late March entitled Engie to sell its entire shareholding in NuGen to Toshiba, or to acquire all the shares themselves. Engie exercised its right to require Toshiba to purchase all shares in NuGen on April 4.

    Toshiba said it will continue to look for investors interested in investing in NuGen, and to consider the sale of its holding in the company.

    Japan-India Nuclear Agreement Comes Into Force

    July 27, 2017—A civil nuclear agreement signed between India and Japan in November 2016 came into force July 20, allowing Japan to export nuclear power plant technology and provide finance for nuclear power plants in India. Japan also will help India with nuclear waste management and could jointly manufacture nuclear power plant components in India.

    India has ambitious plans for nuclear growth. In May 2017, it approved the construction of 10 indigenous pressurized heavy water reactors with a total installed capacity of 7,000 megawatts. … … …


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    http://www.theenergycollective.com/dan-yurman/2409348/holtec-snc-lavalin-partner-development-160-mw-smr

    …Holtec has not said publicly whether it also has a customer order or one in the works. …However, neither firm has said anything about a joint marketing agreement….

    …Holtec International is completing construction of the world’s first dedicated SMR manufacturing facility. The factory, sited on the Delaware River in Camden NJ, has the lifting, cutting, welding, cladding, drilling, machining, inspection, and shipping capacities necessary for all of the SMR-160’s capital nuclear equipment fabrication needs.

    This facility, scheduled for commercial operation by the beginning of 2018, is expected to be the first of multiple such facilities, both in the United States and elsewhere globally.

    Holtec said it expects to submit its the initial licensing application to the NRC by the end of 2018.

    U.S. Firm to Launch SMR Manufacturing Center in Pittsburgh, PA

    Concurrent Technologies Corp plans to launch a Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing (CANM) to fill the “critical gap” that exists in providing proven applied advanced manufacturing technologies in the emerging field of small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

    Lot's more…


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    SNC-Lavalin and Holtec Formalize Agreement to Accelerate Development of Small Modular Reactor

    July 20, 2017—Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin have formalized an agreement to partner in accelerating the development and deployment of Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor. The partnership aims to accelerate the reactor system’s ongoing development and international licensing efforts by linking SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear team with Holtec’s SMR team.

    Under the terms of the agreement, SNC-Lavalin will initially provide Holtec with a range of nuclear engineering services, including supporting the SMR-160 reactor licensing process.

    ***SMR-160 is a small reactor with the flexibility to be used in remote locations, in areas with limited water supplies and in unique industrial applications.*** [emphasis mine]


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    https://www.revolvy.com/topic/SMR-160&item_type=topic
    .."NJ approves $260M in tax breaks for Holtec Camden factory"..
    7. "Small Nuclear Power Reactors: Holtec SMR-160". world-nuclear.org. “Holtec SMR-160 Holtec International set up a subsidiary – SMR LLC – to commercialize a 140 MWe (446 MWt) factory-built reactor concept called Holtec Inherently Safe Modular Underground Reactor (HI-SMUR). The particular design being promoted is a 160 MWe version of this, SMR-160, with two external horizontal steam generators, using fuel similar to that in larger PWRs, including MOX. The 32 full-length fuel assemblies are in a fuel cartridge, which is loaded and unloaded as a single unit from the 31-metre high pressure vessel. Holtec claims a one-week refueling outage every 42 months. It has full passive cooling in operation and after shutdown and a negative temperature coefficient so that it shuts down at high temperatures. The heat sink can be to atmosphere, using dry cooling. The whole reactor system will be installed below ground level, with used fuel storage. A 24-month construction period is envisaged for each $800 million unit ($5000/kW). Operational life claimed is 80 years. Holtec expected to submit an application for design certification to NRC by the end of 2012 and hopes to have the first unit operating in 2018. The detailed design phase is from August 2012. The Shaw Group is providing engineering support for the design, and Areva is involved in the in the development


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    (con't) The Construction Permit Application and Preliminary Safety Analysis Report are due in June 2014. In March 2012 the US DOE signed an agreement with Holtec regarding constructing a demonstration SMR-160 unit at its Savannah River site in South Carolina. NuHub, a South Carolina economic development project, is supporting Holtec's bid for DOE funding for the SMR-160, as are Exelon, Entergy, PSEG, First Energy (though see above re mPower), and SCE&G which would operate the demonstration plant.”

    https://smrllc.com/2013/03/13/thomas-marcille-a-veteran-reactor-specialist-of-ge-los-alamos-and-nuscale-joins-holtecs-smr-llc/

    http://www.taxpayer.net/library/article/taxpayer-subsidies-for-small-modular-reactors While you sleep from a hard days work…your tax dollars are hard at work…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    For North Korea, the next missile up gets shot down.

    The only move's left on the board…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Nuclear weapons were created to contain war.

    Looks like containment was breeched, again…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Same result too.

    Billions wasted and a whole lotta cleanup…


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    Leaf Ecology and Radiocesium Contamination in Trees/Forests

    Nonessential elements enter/accumulate in trees at certain ratios via the same uptake/translocation systems as essential elements. This phenomenon may not only damage the ecosystem but also result in human health problems. As one such nonessential element, the fate of radiocesium in trees has been extensively studied after the nuclear accident at Fukushima in 2011. Here, to better our understanding of the fate of radiocesium in nature and contribute to plan countermeasures, a review based on recent data for the Fukushima accident will be explicated with historical experiences of the global fallout, the Chernobyl accident, and many laboratory studies. In particular, the effects of specific leaf ecology (deciduous and evergreen), types of radiocesium exposure (dry/wet depositions or root uptake), and decomposition of litter on the fate of radiocesium will be precisely described with a specific uptake/translocation system of potassium, which can be recognized as the most possible entrance of radiocesium into trees.

    https://www.intechopen.com/books/plant-ecology-traditional-approaches-to-recent-trends/leaf-ecology-and-radiocesium-contamination-in-trees-forests


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    Should GE’s Mark 1 Nuclear Reactor Be Recalled Worldwide Like a Faulty Unsafe Automobile? (Pt. 5)

    "Now, if you trace Japan’s troubles back far enough, then once again, you’re going to find yourself right back here in the good old U S of A – in the state of California – during the 1970s – with General Electric at the helm."

    "The project that we’re referring to was the development of the Mark 1 boiling water nuclear reactor – the very same model which melted entirely in units 1, 2 and 3 at Fukushima."

    http://www.environews.tv/091117-ges-mark-1-nuclear-reactor-recalled-worldwide-like-faulty-unsafe-auto-pt-5/

    Editor’s Note: The following news piece represents the fifth in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen.


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    Editorial There's no great answer for nuclear waste, but almost anything is better than perching it on the Pacific

    by The Times Editorial Board

    "One of the great failures in U.S. energy policy was that we’ve never figured out what to do with the lethally radioactive waste produced by nuclear power plants. That’s why the owners of the decommissioned San Onofre nuclear plant have had little choice but to keep their spent fuel rods on site, bundled up in concrete bunkers at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, dangerously close to an earthquake fault and millions of people — and hope for the best until the federal government finds a good place to put the deadly waste."

    "When it comes to waste that’s going to remain radioactive for tens of thousands of years, there are no great solutions."

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-nuclear-waste-storage-20170911-story.html


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    Nuclear energy is unsafe and unreliable. And we still don't know what to do with nuclear waste

    To the editor: For 15 years, hundreds of environmental groups have advocated for hardened on-site storage of irradiated nuclear fuel, as close and safely as possible, to the point of generation as a necessary interim measure.

    Why ship highly radioactive waste a thousand miles to the east when it could be moved just a few miles? San Onofre’s wastes can be transferred out of the tsunami zone, away from the earthquake faults, across the 5 Freeway, further inland and to higher ground. By moving the dangerous nuclear fuel rods into the heart of Camp Pendleton, there would be the added bonus of many thousands of U.S. Marines to help guard it.

    The push to turn the New Mexico-Texas borderlands into a nuclear wasteland is an environmental injustice. The large Hispanic population already suffers significant pollution from oil drilling, natural gas fracking, uranium enrichment and “low-level” radioactive waste disposal.

    Kevin Kamps, Takoma Park, Md.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-nuclear-waste-san-onofre-20170914-story.html


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    Jebus makes fun of dead dogs.

    Jebus.
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 12:20 AM · REPLY
    You could pass for HippieDog, SadieDog.

    And again, it's no wonder your dog died…


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    Community sentiment over Diablo Canyon closure shifts to acceptance

    A large crowd filled the Ludwick Community Center in San Luis Obispo for the first of two meetings Thursday to gather public input into PG&E’s proposal to not renew licenses on its two reactors when they expire in 2024 and 2025.

    http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article173437696.html


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  • SadieDog

    .. Jebus.
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 12:20 AM · REPLY
    You could pass for HippieDog, SadieDog.

    And again, it's no wonder your dog died…


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    Like vampires and cats, low-yield nuclear weapons are hard to kill. At any rate, the idea that mini-nukes provide a capability the US military needs is an extraordinarily resilient one. During the 1950s, the United States deployed a variety of smaller nuclear weapons—from nuclear bazookas and artillery shells to demolition charges often called “backpack nukes”—in Europe to deter invasion by Soviet troops. Most of the tactical weapons were withdrawn after the Soviet Union collapsed and the Iron Curtain fell in the early 1990s. Now, however, The Trump administration is considering plans to produce modern mini-nukes, a move that, as Politico reports, “would give military commanders more options but could also make the use of atomic arms more likely.”

    http://thebulletin.org/mini-nukes-attempted-resurrection-terrible-idea11116


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  • SadieDog

    Apologize. , Jebus.
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 12:20 AM · REPLY
    You could pass for HippieDog, SadieDog.

    And again, it's no wonder your dog died…


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  • SadieDog

    Code/Jebus , dog hating no use, hater, pussy. I told you, forever.


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    Risk assessment of radioactivity in food

    Opinion of the Scientific Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

    http://vkm.no/dav/e53db7f962.pdf


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    German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

    A 2011 study by Greenpeace also concluded that renewables and nuclear are not compatible and that fuel rod damage is a possible consequence.

    Kiel’s nuclear supervisory authority explained that the corrosion of Brokdorf’s fuel rods was a result of the reactor’s capacity being increased from 1,440 MW to 1,480 MW in 2006.

    The investigation also concluded that the decision to run the plant as a load-following power station, where output was tailored to grid fluctuations, contributed to the damage.

    “According to our findings, this stress has contributed to the unexpected oxidisation of the upper parts of some of the fuel rods,” Habeck explained.

    The practice of quickly increasing or decreasing electricity generation to compensate for excessive or reduced renewable output has been particularly prevalent since 2015.

    In 2015, the cost of switching off wind turbines in the northern German region, when electricity networks had reached their capacity, was particularly high.

    The damage at Brokdorf was discovered in February when the plant was shut down for an inspection. Oxidisation that exceeded safety levels was recorded on ten fuel rods across three fuel elements. However, evidence of increased corrosion has been present since 2011, according to Habeck’s ministry.

    https://www.euractiv


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    The operator’s own investigation suggested that the material sheathing the fuel rods could have contributed to the oxidisation problem. But the supervisory body’s report dismissed these findings.

    The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster prompted Germany to announce it will phase out nuclear power by 2022. Berlin has so far shut down eight of its 17 reactors.

    As a result, Germany has moved to secure its energy security by prioritising capacity mechanisms, in order to take advantage of its large-scale renewable generation capabilities.

    https://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/news/german-nuclear-damage-shows-atomic-and-renewable-power-are-unhappy-bedfellows/


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    Most Britons 'dislike prospect of living near mini nuclear station'

    Survey finds 62% would not be happy living near the small modular reactors backed by government and industry

    Most Britons would not be happy living near the mini nuclear power stations that Rolls-Royce and several other international companies want to build in the UK, a survey has found.

    The government has promised the developers of small modular reactors a slice of a £250m funding pot in a race to position the UK as the place where the first generation of the power stations should be built.

    Polling by YouGov, however, believed to be the first survey of public attitudes towards the plants, found that 62% of people would be unhappy living within five miles of one.

    The poll, commissioned by the climate change charity 10:10, found that only 24% would be unhappy living near an onshore windfarm, which the Conservative party has stymied with tougher planning rules. The figure fell to 17% for community-owned windfarms.

    Ellie Roberts, a campaigner at 10:10, said: “These results show just how wildly out of step with public opinion UK energy policy has become.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/18/most-britons-dislike-prospect-living-mini-nuclear-station


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    Switzerland to phase out nuclear energy by 2050

    In a referendum, Swiss voters have voted 58.2% to 41.8% in favour of new energy laws centred on phasing out nuclear energy by 2050. Nuclear energy is to be phased out by 2050, renewable energy is to be significantly promoted, and energy conservation boosted

    https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/other/switzerland-to-phase-out-nuclear-energy-by-2050/ar-AArVYQN


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    South Korea To Begin Phasing Out Nuclear Plants

    South Korea is eyeing independence from nuclear energy, to be implemented gradually over the next six decades, as it seeks to switch to safer clean energy sources. The country’s Trade, Industry, and Energy Minister Paik Un-gyu said at a conference in Seoul today that "There is a need to move away from the energy scheme of the past, which focused on promoting nuclear power plants."

    http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/South-Korea-To-Begin-Phasing-Out-Nuclear-Plants.html


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    Again.

    Sept 19 (Reuters) – French nuclear regulator ASN said on Tuesday more than 600 "anomalies" had been found in a review of 12 EDF reactors and ordered the utility to add moulded components to ongoing inspections of parts made at the Creusot Forge.

    Reviews of 12 reactors received as of Sept 14 had revealed 601 anomalies which will have to be analysed before those reactors will be allowed to restart after refuelling or maintenance, the ASN said.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4898766/French-reactor-review-finds-anomalies-EDF-ordered-widen-inspections.html


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