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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Watta Bar 2 (TN) @ 100 % CONTAINMENT AIRLOCK FUNCTION LOST DUE TO EQUALIZING VALVE NOT CLOSING https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170320en.html#en52618

    "On March 9, 2017 at 0120 EST, the equalizing valve for the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) Unit 2 upper containment airlock inboard door was found not closed while the outboard airlock door was open.

    This created a containment bypass with leakage potentially greater than allowed by the design.

    The operator immediately identified, after opening the outer door of the elevation 757 Air Lock, the pressure equalizing valve for the inner door was not fully closed.

    The outer door was promptly shut to isolate the airlock. The inner door was then cycled which closed the equalizing valve.

    The total time that a containment bypass was present is estimated at five minutes.

    "This condition was initially recognized as being potentially reportable. However, the assessment performed at the time, based on operator control of the outer airlock door, concluded there was a reasonable assurance of meeting the safety function. A subsequent independent review of this condition identified that this should have been reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) within eight hours of the event.

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

    The licensee is planning on replacing the equalizing valve in the near future.


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    • freebywill

      US_NPS Vogtle 1 {GA} @ 0 % AUTOMATIC ACTUATION OF EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR
      https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170320en.html#en52619

      [ the Event Date is Mar 17, Refueling Outage day 10 ]

      "At approximately 1517 [EDT], while restoring protective relay power to the 1B Reserve Auxiliary Transformer, a valid undervoltage actuation signal was sent to the 1B Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG).

      The 1B EDG automatically started and tied to the safety bus (1BA03).

      The 1BA03 bus was loaded by the automatic load sequencer.

      This actuation was identified by the Control Room Operators and the 1B EDG was locally monitored while in service.

      "This actuation is reportable due to the automatic actuation of a system listed in 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(B).

      "The reactor was not critical at the time of the event and not challenged throughout the event.

      "Containment Cooler Number 8 did not automatically start in 'Fast Speed' as expected.

      Containment Cooler Number 8 was successfully started in 'Fast Speed' manually by the Control Room Operators.

      "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


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      • freebywill

        US_NPS Turkey Point 3 (FL) @ 0 % ALERT DECLARED FOR INDICATIONS OF FIRE IN SAFETY RELATED SWITCHGEAR

        "Alert declared at 1119 EDT 3/18/17 based on EAL H.A.2 – Fire or Explosion affecting plant safety systems.
        Fire alarms in the Unit 3 4kV switchgear rooms resulting in a loss of the 3A 4kV bus and trip of all three Reactor Coolant Pumps.
        The reactor tripped and was stabilized in Mode 3.
        No actual fire was observed.
        The 3A 4kV is deenergized.
        The 3B Reactor Coolant Pump was restarted for forced circulation.
        All other safety systems functioned as required.
        A refueling outage was scheduled to begin on 3/20/17."

        * * * UPDATE AT 1426 EDT ON 3/18/2017 FROM DAN HAGARDY TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

        "Unit 3 was determined by the Emergency Coordinator to be in a safe and stable condition, the Emergency Plan personnel at the Technical Support Center and Emergency Operations Facility were no longer required for support, the Operations Support Center was staffed for recovery efforts, and plant personnel were sufficient and capable for continuing mitigation efforts.

        "Investigation of the fault on the 3A 4kV bus is ongoing.

        "Based on the above conditions, the Alert was exited at 1420 hours [on 3/18/2017]."

        The injured electrician was taken to an offsite hospital to treat minor burns and possible sprained ankle.


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          US_NPS Turkey Point 4 (FL) @ 0 % REACTOR TRIP AND LOSS OF ABILITY FOR UNIT 4 TO SUPPLY POWER TO UNIT 3 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170320en.html#en52623

          "On 3/18/17 at 1107 [EDT], the Unit 3 reactor tripped as a result of the loss of the 3A 4kV bus.
          All three reactor coolant pumps (RCP) tripped and the 3B RCP was restarted for forced recirculation.
          The reactor is stable in Mode 3.
          The 3A 4kV bus remains deenergized until troubleshooting and repairs are complete.

          In addition, Technical Specification 3.8.1.1, Action C requires a four hour report for the concurrent inoperability of the Unit 4 startup transformer to Unit 3 via the 3A 4kV bus and the Unit 3 3A diesel generator.

          [...]

          "A loss of safety function affecting Units 3 and 4 occurred due to the loss of the 3A high head safety injection (HHSI) pump because it could not be powered from the faulted 3A 4kV bus with both Unit 4 HHSI pumps earlier (0624) removed from service due to planned maintenance. This caused three of the four HHSI pumps to be inoperable. The four HHSI pumps are shared by both Units 3 and 4. The safety function is achieved by two of the four HHSI pumps. Both Unit 4 HHSI pumps were restored to operable status at 1336. The loss of safety function is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D).

          "The Unit 3 reactor is stable in Mode 3. The 3A 4kV bus remains deenergized until troubleshooting and repairs are complete. Unit 4…


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          • freebywill

            US_NPS Nine Mile Point 1 (NY) @ 0 % MANUAL SCRAM DUE TO PRESSURE OSCILLATIONS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170320en.html#en52624

            "On March 20, 2017 at 0227, Nine Mile Point Unit1 was manually scrammed due to pressure oscillations.

            The Unit was offline and reactor shutdown was in-progress at the time of the scram.

            The scram was inserted at approximately 4% reactor power when pressure oscillations occurred exceeding the procedurally required limit for pressure oscillations.

            The cause of the scram was due to Operators manually inserting the scram.
            The cause of the pressure oscillations is being investigated."

            The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

            Notified the R1DO (Gray).

            [ this event occurred as the unit was being brought down for Refueling Outage starting on 03/20 ]


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  • freebywill

    FIRE DURING RADIOGRAPHY OPERATIONS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170320en.html#en52603

    [ long EN: synopsis - fire near a rad camera, crew unable to fully extinguish fire or retract rad source and had to back off until firefighters arrived. Source has since been retrieved and sent to OEM for analysis ]

    City: ROSEVILLE State: MN

    " … Flint Hills Refinery on March 9, 2017 … "

    The pocket dosimeter readings for the crew were as follows:

    Radiographer 1: 54 mR
    Radiographer 2: 15 mR
    Another individual: 13 mR
    Team's lead radiographer: 5 mR

    "Exposure device: QSA 880 D. Source: A-424-9, Ir-192, 64 curies"

    [ event happened on Mar 9, was reported to NRC Mar 10, posted to public today Mar 20, fully 10 days after the event ]


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  • FUKUSHIMA NEWS; THE SMALL NUKE REACTOR SCAM AND THE REYES CONNECTION EXPOSED BY KEVIN D. BLANCH
    MARCH 20, 2017 A GREEN ROAD PROJECT LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT

    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/p7Gu3Q8TNsg

    via Fukushima news; the SMALL NUKE MOD REACTOR SCAM the Reyes connection EXPOSED BY kevin d. blanch – YouTube

    President Trump is backing the nuclear industry, no matter how corrupt they are, and no matter how much money taxpayers lose.. He is in it on behalf of the 1 percent, who profit off of deaths, diseases, corruption, and raping taxpayers.


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Point Beach 1 (WI) @ 100 % UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED FOR FIRE ALARM IN CONTAINMENT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170321en.html#en52627

    At 1620 [CDT], an unusual event was declared due to a smoke detector alarm in Unit 1 containment.

    [There were] no indications of any other detector alarms, no abnormal equipment indications, and containment parameters are normal (temperature, humidity).

    "At 1631 [CDT], visual inspection [of the] 66 ft. hatch indicated no smoke or abnormal smell.

    "At 1640 [CDT], local inspection of Unit 1 containment verified no fire or hot spots."

    The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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

    * * * UPDATE FROM RYAN RODE TO DONG PARK AT 2208 EDT ON 3/20/2017 * * *

    "Event transmitted under ENS # 52627 is terminated at 2022 [CDT on] 3/20/17."

    The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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    • freebywill

      US_NPS Watts Bar 2 (TN) @ 0 % MANUAL REACTOR TRIP AS A RESULT OF SECONDARY PLANT TRANSIENT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170321en.html#en52625

      "On March 20, 2017 at 0813 EDT, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN) Unit 2 operations personnel manually tripped the plant from approximately 91 percent power based on lowering steam generator levels. Prior to the plant trip, the 2A Hotwell pump tripped at 0758 EDT and the 2C Condensate Booster Pump subsequently tripped at 0802 EDT. Operations personnel commenced to lower plant power after the 2A Hotwell pump trip in an attempt to maintain steam generator levels, but were unable to recover level and manually tripped the unit.

      "All control rods fully inserted and all automatically actuated safety related equipment operated as designed. At 0905 EDT, operations personnel exited the emergency operating instructions after the plant was stabilized. The cause of the event is under investigation.

      "This event is reportable to the NRC within four hours under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) as a result of the actuation of the Reactor Protection System and in eight hours under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) as a result of actuation of the Auxiliary Feedwater system.

      "The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Some trivia from the past. Remember Radioactive Boy Scout?

    Tried to build a breeder reactor in 1998. Sores all over his body.

    He died at 39 last November. Some controversy as to why he died at 39.

    Here is the belated explanation from his dad…

    Man who tried to build a homemade nuclear reactor didn’t die of radiation poisoning

    "I’m proud of my son and I’m very sad that he’s gone," says Radioactive Boy Scout's dad.

    On Tuesday, David’s father, Kenneth Hahn, called Ars to confirm that his son died of alcohol poisoning and that his previous nuclear experiments played no role in his passing. He said that he came upon our months-old request for comment while cleaning out old e-mails.

    Citing a toxicology and autopsy report, Kenneth Hahn said his son was found with a dangerous level of blood alcohol content, 0.404, late in the evening on September 26, 2016. The "radiation injury," he explained, refers to a small burn on David's wrist dating back to his experiments.

    "Dave was shopping at Walmart to get some food. It was around 10:30pm at night, and I guess he went to get some groceries," Kenneth Hahn said. "They found him in the restroom about 20 minutes later, deceased. There was no way to revive him."

    Kenneth Hahn added that he didn’t learn of his son’s death until the Shelby Charter Township police arrived at about 2am the following morning to inform him of the news.

    https://arstechnica.co


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125202-exposed-soviet-cover-up-of-nuclear-fallout-worse-than-chernobyl/
    Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

    … August 1956… a Soviet nuclear weapons test at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan…

    …The newly revealed report, which outlines “the results of a radiological study of Semipalatinsk region” and is marked “top secret”, shows for the first time just how much Soviet scientists knew at the time about the human-health disaster and the extent of the cover-up.

    It details how Moscow researchers on three expeditions to Ust-Kamenogorsk found widespread and persistent radioactive contamination of soil and food both there and across the towns and villages of eastern Kazakhstan. …


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  • razzz razzz

    While looking for any video on the latest robot entry into Unit 1 with radioactive readings, found a selection of TEPCO videos. The link shows the current situation as of Jan '16 at Daiichi and you will be glad to know that the cafeteria feeds workers food grown in Fukushima.

    You will also see the contraption being built for Unit 3's spent fuel removal among other things like bolted tanks being swapped out for more secure ones and the site being mostly paved or concreted over to contain the fallout from the explosions.

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/library/archive-e.html?video_uuid=o6iw41m6&catid=61795


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Watts Bar 2 # 0 % AUTOMATIC START OF AUXILIARY FEED WATER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170323en.html#en52630

    "On March 23, 2017, at 0014 EDT, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (WBN2) experienced an unplanned trip of both Turbine Driven Main Feed Pumps (TDMFP) following a loss of Main Condenser Vacuum.

    The trip of both TDMFPs caused an automatic start of both Motor Driven Auxiliary Feed Water Pumps and the Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feed Water Pump. [

    The] cause of the loss of Main Condenser Vacuum is currently under investigation."

    The plant was performing a normal startup, and had just synced the main generator to the grid.

    Subsequent to the event, the plant was transitioned to Mode 3 by inserting all rods with a manual trip.

    Decay heat is being removed via the atmospheric relief valves.

    Unit 1 remains in Mode 5 for a refueling outage.

    The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl
    More nuclear bomb tests were conducted at Semipalatinsk than anywhere else in the world during the 1950s and early 1960s. Western journalists have reported since the breakup of the Soviet Union on the apparent health effects on villagers downwind of the tests. And some recent studies have estimated radiation doses using proxies such as radioactivity in tooth enamel.
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/2125202-exposed-soviet-cover-up-of-nuclear-fallout-worse-than-chernobyl/


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  • freebywill

    Daily Dose presents – The Rust-bucket Roundup Report – exposing the nuclear industry before the nuclear industry exposes you.

    With data from the NRC – the Nuclear Reactor Complicity organization that paves the way to tomorrows paychecks.

    I'm your host Dane Gerous, the mad man with the rad plan, coming to you live from the state of Dissolution where nothing makes sense.

    Let's get right to it and see what those wacky newkers reported today . . .


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    • freebywill

      US_NPS Point Beach 1;2 (WI) @100;0 % SIGNIFICANT FFD POLICY VIOLATIONS OR PROGRAMMATIC FAILURES https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52636

      "On 3/23/17, at 0325 hours CDT, it was discovered that a prohibited item was present in the protected area from 0508-1718 hours on 3/22/17, which resulted in a reportable condition pursuant to 10 CFR 26.719(b)(1).

      "The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

      [ "prohibited item" turned out to be a gun last time, PB2 is shutdown for RFO so it's a good bet that a contract worker brought it in ]


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      • freebywill

        US_NPS Diablo Canyon 1;2 (CA) @ 100;100 % FITNESS-FOR-DUTY REPORT INVOLVING DISCOVERY OF KOMBUCHA TEA INSIDE THE PROTECTED AREA https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52632

        An employee reported finding a container of herbal tea (Kombucha) in the Administrative Building refrigerator which is inside the Protected Area.

        Kombucha tea is a fermented tea containing trace amounts of alcohol.

        A similar incident occurred on 6/16/2016.

        The licensee issued a communication to all employees at that time identifying that Kombucha tea is not permitted on-site.

        The licensee will re-issue their communication to all employees and continue their investigation to identify who may have brought the tea on-site.

        The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector and R4 (Haire).


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        • freebywill

          US_NPS River Bend 1 (LA) @ 100 % HIGH PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52631

          "During performance of the HPCS Pump and Valve Operability Test, the operators observed an unusual system response after E22-MOVF023 (HPCS Test Return to the Suppression Pool) was stroked closed. A field check showed that the key that connects the E22-MOVF023 valve stem to the anti-rotation device had become dislodged.

          [ according to the spokesweasel " it's one of those things we have in case of emergency but since there's no emergency it's really nothing to worry about". All the bobbelheads nodded in agreement and everyone went and collected their paychecks. ]


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          • freebywill

            US_NPS Watts Bar 2 (TN) @ 0 % AUTOMATIC START OF AUXILIARY FEED WATER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52630

            "On March 23, 2017, at 0014 EDT, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 (WBN2) experienced an unplanned trip of both Turbine Driven Main Feed Pumps (TDMFP) following a loss of Main Condenser Vacuum.

            The trip of both TDMFPs caused an automatic start of both Motor Driven Auxiliary Feed Water Pumps and the Turbine Driven Auxiliary Feed Water Pump. [The] cause of the loss of Main Condenser Vacuum is currently under investigation."

            The plant was performing a normal startup, and had just synced the main generator to the grid.

            Subsequent to the event, the plant was transitioned to Mode 3. All rods are fully inserted.

            Decay heat is being removed via the atmospheric relief valves.

            Unit 1 remains in Mode 5 for a refueling outage.

            The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


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            • freebywill

              US_NPS Fitzpatrick 1 (NY) @ 100 % Retract PART 21 – FAILURE OF POWER SUPPLIES TO MEET VOLTAGE STABILITY SPECIFICATIONS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52480

              "The testing vendor Argo Turboserve Corp provided input to this condition in Non Conformance Report NC161. Engineering reviewed NC161 and discussed this condition with the vendor. The power supplies showed an initial drift following a 100 hour burn-in but continued operation was stable. Therefore, even though the initial voltage drift did not meet the power supply's calibration requirement in F180-0309, it would not be expected to drift significantly further. Engineering concluded that this condition will have a negligible impact on system components. Readings were steady and within the tolerance of the RHR instrument specification. Based on all current information, the component will function over its mission time of 100 days.


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              • freebywill

                US_NPS Dresden 2;3 (IL) @ 100;87 % Retract CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION CHARCOAL NOT MEETING ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170324en.html#en52253

                "The purpose of this notification is to retract ENS notification 52253 made on September 19th, 2016, for Dresden Nuclear Power Station.

                After further evaluation and testing, it has been determined that the Control Room Emergency Ventilation System (CREVS) charcoal would have fulfilled its safety function given the Methyl Iodide Penetration test results.

                The initial tests were performed with a 2 inch bed depth due to a difference in batches used in each charcoal filter, but testing at a 4 inch bed depth is the correct testing methodology for Dresden's configuration.

                At a 4 inch bed depth, the test results met the Technical Specification acceptance criteria with significant margin.

                Therefore, this event does not meet the criteria of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) and the ENS report is being retracted."


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Substantial contribution of extrinsic risk factors to cancer development

    Recent research has highlighted a strong correlation between tissue-specific cancer risk and the lifetime number of tissue-specific stem-cell divisions. Whether such correlation implies a high unavoidable intrinsic cancer risk has become a key public health debate with the dissemination of the ‘bad luck’ hypothesis. Here we provide evidence that intrinsic risk factors contribute only modestly (less than ~10–30% of lifetime risk) to cancer development. First, we demonstrate that the correlation between stem-cell division and cancer risk does not distinguish between the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. We then show that intrinsic risk is better estimated by the lower bound risk controlling for total stem-cell divisions. Finally, we show that the rates of endogenous mutation accumulation by intrinsic processes are not sufficient to account for the observed cancer risks. Collectively, we conclude that cancer risk is heavily influenced by extrinsic factors. These results are important for strategizing cancer prevention, research and public health.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7584/pdf/nature16166.pdf

    Just to see if anyone notices…


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  • Fatal Fallout Documentary Movie; Dr Gary Null, Physicist Michio Kaku Expose Dangers Of Nuclear Power Plants And Nuclear Weapons Invisible Heavy Metal Radioactive Poisons And The Negative Health Consequences To Humans, Plants, Animals
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2013/02/fatal-fallout-dr-gary-null-exposes.html


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Fatal Fallout…its great to have a whole documentary on this. Too bad they got the 9-11 WTC thing wrong from the start.

      Unless the science world embraces the findings of Bandazhevsky and other researches which form the basis for the ECRR dose coefficients, its all for naught. The realization that man made nuclear radiation is orders of magnitude more toxic per becquerel than background radiation is something that very few realize. The simple equation of radiation quantity = toxicity quantity is an unfortunate belief that undermines the entire anti nuclear effort


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  • SadieDog

    "STRICKLER — Work began this month to assess the level of radioactivity remaining at the heart of a shuttered nuclear reactor test site in rural Washington County.
    The findings will determine the waste classification for the site's reactor vessel. But actually removing the vessel will take another $16 million in federal funding, said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, which owns the site.
    "I'm very optimistic we'll get those additional funds," said Johnson, adding that an announcement could be made in late spring or early summer.
    He said a fully funded cleanup would allow the site to return to "green field" status next year, but a lack of additional funds would cause cleanup to stop at the end of September after a partial demolition.
    Ongoing cleanup began about three months ago after a $10.5 million grant announced in September by the U.S. Department of Energy."
    http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/mar/25/ua-testing-heat-of-reactor-s-core-20170/


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    • SadieDog

      "The Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor, commonly known as SEFOR, ceased operating in the early 1970s. Built about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville with funding from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, it was operated by a group of investor-owned electric utilities, according to UA, though the site never produced electricity."


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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

    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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  • or-well or-well

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

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


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  • DUDe

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


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  • DUDe

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


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  • or-well or-well

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


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  • DUDe

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


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  • or-well or-well

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

    …and Nugen


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  • Jebus Jebus

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

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

    (Took the money and folded)

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

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


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  • or-well or-well

    New reactor applications under review by the NRC.

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

    Helps to contact the right politicians.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    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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  • or-well or-well

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

    from comment under Mainichi article

    part of the English translation of above referenced article -

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


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  • or-well or-well

    radioactive boars to greet Fuku returnees

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

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

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

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

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


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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


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

    *********

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Guess who…

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

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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


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

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


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  • or-well or-well

    YOU may become a nuke-refugee -

    Mardi 12, 2017

    24,000 evacuees not counted by Fukushima govt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • or-well or-well

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

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

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

    Just click a number on the wheel!


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

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

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


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  • or-well or-well

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

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

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

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


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  • or-well or-well

    Nuclear Corruption: The Very Long-Term Costs of Nukes

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

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

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

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

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

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

    American nuclear corruption


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    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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    A Fukushima Survivor's Story – Setsuko Kida

    Published on Mar 12, 2017

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

    https://youtu.be/fG5gn9ojAMo

    Subtitled.


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  • or-well or-well

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

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

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

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

    from Paul Gunter


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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

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



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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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



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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sept, 2016…


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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

    The guidelines go into effect immediately.

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

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

    The public has 90 days to comment.


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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

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


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

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

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


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  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    GE eliminates some competition. ;(


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  • or-well or-well

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

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

    earlier story -

    Court orders TEPCO, state to pay evacuees of nuclear disaster

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


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  • or-well or-well

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

    38,530,000 = US$341,836

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


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  • or-well 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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