Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Washington Post Actually Takes Russian Government Money (Unlike The Websites It Helped Slander) | Zero Hedge

The Washington Post Actually Takes Russian Government Money (Unlike The Websites It Helped Slander) | Zero Hedge

Which Nation Do Americans See As Their Greatest Enemy (Spoiler Alert: It's Not Russia) | Zero Hedge

Which Nation Do Americans See As Their Greatest Enemy (Spoiler Alert: It's Not Russia) | Zero Hedge

War News Updates: White House Fires Senior National Security Council Aide After Criticising President Trump

War News Updates: White House Fires Senior National Security Council Aide After Criticising President Trump

Unknown Anomaly Heating the Pacific Ocean! Massive Sea Life Die Offs, Fukushima Related? (Video)


Unknown Anomaly Heating the Pacific Ocean! Massive Sea Life Die Offs, Fukushima Related? (Video)


http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2017/02/unknown-anomaly-heating-the-pacific-ocean-massive-sea-life-die-offs-fukushima-related-video-2521774.html

Toshiba: not yet cheap

Toshiba: not yet cheap


https://www.ft.com/content/521ba09a-f4ed-11e6-95ee-f14e55513608

Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels


Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-19/concerns-grow-about-nuclear-incident-europe-after-spike-radioactive-iodine-levels

Oroville Dam Disaster Is a Wake-Up Call for Infrastructure Investment | Fortune.com

Oroville Dam Disaster Is a Wake-Up Call for Infrastructure Investment | Fortune.com

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About the Risks of Climate Change?

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About the Risks of Climate Change?



http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/02/fossil-fuel-companies-telling-investors-enough-risks-climate-change.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29

Fate of Toshiba’s Nuclear Projects Remains Uncertain

Fate of Toshiba’s Nuclear Projects Remains Uncertain


https://neutronbytes.com/2017/02/19/fate-of-toshibas-nuclear-projects-remains-uncertain/

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”


Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-power-is-not-green-energy/5575249

Hitachi teams up with U.S. nuclear giant for British project


Hitachi teams up with U.S. nuclear giant for British project


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The Real Problem with Nuclear Power


The Real Problem with Nuclear Power

http://fortune.com/2017/02/16/toshiba-nuclear-power-plants/

BREAKING: Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

 

BREAKING: Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/breaking-senate-confirms-scott-pruitt-to-lead-epa/436479/

Chaffetz Seeks Charges Against Former Hillary IT Aide Bryan Pagliano

Chaffetz Seeks Charges Against Former Hillary IT Aide Bryan Pagliano


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-17/chaffetz-seeks-charges-against-former-hillary-it-aide-bryan-pagliano

Friday Nuclear Matinee: Vogtle 4Q 2016 Timeline

Georgia Power has released the Fourth Quarter 2016 “Vogtle Timeline” video, detailing progress at the site where two new AP1000 nuclear units are being constructed.  This video is just under ten minutes and is a solid addition to this well-received documentary series. - See more at: http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2017/02/17/friday-nuclear-matinee-vogtle-4q-2016-timeline/#sthash.CpfQnpyk.dpuf


http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2017/02/17/friday-nuclear-matinee-vogtle-4q-2016-timeline/

Why a Big Bet on Nuclear Destroyed Toshiba

Why a Big Bet on Nuclear Destroyed Toshiba


http://www.theenergycollective.com/shellenberger/2398404/big-bet-nuclear-destroyed-toshiba

In Defiance of Trump, Website Helps Scientists Blow the Whistle on Political Interference

In Defiance of Trump, Website Helps Scientists Blow the Whistle on Political Interference

The Union of Concerned Scientists has launched a website to help scientists become whistleblowers

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/02/16/defiance-trump-website-helps-scientists-blow-whistle-political-interference

Iran’s missile tests: What exactly did they use, and what does it mean?

 
 
Dina Esfandiary and Michael Elleman
 
A review of the possible types of missiles that Iran launched in January 2017, and what the Trump administration's response means for future relations with Tehran.http://thebulletin.org/iran%E2%80%99s-missile-tests-what-exactly-did-they-use-and-what-does-it-mean10513

Toshiba's woes weigh heavily on government's ambition to sell Japan's nuclear technology


Toshiba's woes weigh heavily on government's ambition to sell Japan's nuclear technology


 Toshiba's announcement that it will write down nearly A 712.5 billion in losses involving its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse, is seen as a major setback for the government's strategy of selling Japanese nuclear power technology abroad. Over the past four years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and nuclear power players, such as Toshiba/Westinghouse, General Electric-Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have promoted Japanese nuclear reactor technology worldwide.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/15/national/toshibas-woes-weigh-heavily-governments-ambition-sell-japans-nuclear-technology/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+japantimes+%28The+Japan+Times%3A+All+Stories%29#.WKcMLhwZVKo

Seismic risk for San Onofre nuclear waste is on the agenda


Seismic risk for San Onofre nuclear waste is on the agenda

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/sd-me-sanonofre-meeting-20170216-story.html

EU and IAEA agree to bolster cooperation

EU and IAEA agree to bolster cooperation

17 February 2017
The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities, including nuclear science applications, during a meeting in Brussels this week.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-EU-and-IAEA-agree-to-bolster-cooperation-1702174.html

Poroshenko: Ukraine increasing nuclear share to 60%

Poroshenko: Ukraine increasing nuclear share to 60%

17 February 2017
Nuclear energy's share of Ukraine's electricity mix is "rapidly approaching" 60%, President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting of the country's National Security and Defence Council yesterday, according to a statement on the presidential website. The president did not give a date by which the increase would be achieved.


http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Poroshenko-Ukraine-to-increase-nuclear-share-to-60-17021701.html

Nuclear is worth the trouble for energy security

Nuclear is worth the trouble for energy security


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/17/nuclear-worth-trouble-energy-security/

Toshiba looks to reschedule US nuclear projects

Toshiba looks to reschedule US nuclear projects

Talks with local companies, governments aim to avert more cost overruns

http://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Toshiba-in-Turmoil/Toshiba-looks-to-reschedule-US-nuclear-projects

Mitsubishi Heavy rules out Toshiba nuclear rescue

Mitsubishi Heavy rules out Toshiba nuclear rescue

Chief highlights differences between groups’ technologies

https://www.ft.com/content/0238df8c-f44f-11e6-8758-6876151821a6

India still keen to buy Westinghouse reactors despite Toshiba meltdown

India still keen to buy Westinghouse reactors despite Toshiba meltdown


http://in.reuters.com/article/toshiba-accounting-india-idINKBN15W0C3

ICE WORLD Sea ice at poles hit record low for January

ICE WORLD
Sea ice at poles hit record low for January Miami (AFP) Feb 16, 2017 - The amount of sea ice at the Earth's poles fell to a record low for January, while the planet's temperatures last month were the third highest in modern times, US government scientists said Thursday. The monthly report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the first of its kind released in 2017, and comes on the heels of the third year in a row for record-setting heat est ... morehttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sea_ice_at_poles_hit_record_low_for_January_999.html

Nuclear not only problem as Toshiba liable for billions in gas contract

Nuclear not only problem as Toshiba liable for billions in gas contract


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nuclear-not-only-problem-toshiba-105042781.html

[PDF]Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experiences - Nuclear Safety and ...


[PDF]Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experiences - Nuclear Safety and ...

https://www-ns.iaea.org/downloads/ni/irs/npp-op-ex-96-99.pdf
operating experience feedback system for nuclear power plants. IRS reports .... similar cracks were detected in subsequent inspections in more than ten plants. When crack ... In response to a variety of safety signals, the rods are automatically.https://www-ns.iaea.org/downloads/ni/irs/npp-op-ex-96-99.pdf

Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes - World Nuclear Association


Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes - World Nuclear Association

www.world-nuclear.org/...and...plants/nuclear-power-plants-and-earthquakes.aspx
In 1999, three nuclear reactors shut down automatically during the devastating ... Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard ..... to Iran's report to IAEA, though some cracking of concrete was later reported. ... were detected in the cooling water intake, the plant shut down automatically.http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/nuclear-power-plants-and-earthquakes.aspx

System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants

System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants


https://phys.org/news/2017-02-automatically-nuclear-power.html

Automatic Crack Detection for Nuclear Power Plants | Flintbox

www.flintbox.com/public/project/29892/
Jul 14, 2016 - Automatic Crack Detection for Nuclear Power Plants ... with a similar appearance to cracks, which an automatic crack detection system could ...https://www.flintbox.com/public/project/29892/

System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants (Purdue ...

https://article.wn.com/.../System_automatically_detects_cracks_in_nuclear_power_pla...
18 hours ago - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be ...https://www.publicnow.com/view/1CB4C3E21375E379E0265A721488AD54E42FF647?2017-02-16-20:00:46+00:00-xxx7160

Automated System to Detect Cracks in Nuclear Power Plants - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87OgGBIR78
18 hours ago - Uploaded by Purdue Engineering
A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87OgGBIR78

System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants - Parallel ...

www.parallelstate.com/.../system-automatically-detects-cracks-in-nuclear-power-plants...
A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated ...

Automatic detection of cracks during power plant inspection - IEEE ...

ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&arnumber=7030042
Robust inspection is important to ensure the safety of nuclear power plant components. Manually inspecting 100+ hours of video for rarely occurring cracks.http://www.parallelstate.com/news/system-automatically-detects-cracks-in-nuclear-power-plants/413253

Detection of cracks in nuclear power plant using spatial ... - IEEE Xplore

ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7477601/?reload=true&arnumber=7477601
Robust inspection is important to ensure the safety of nuclear power plant ... We propose a crack detection method for nuclear power plant inspection videos .... Vision Based Automatic Inspection System for Nuts Welded on the Support Hinge. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7477601/?reload=true&arnumber=7477601

Detection of cracks in nuclear power plant using spatial ... - IEEE Xplore

ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7477601/
by SJ Schmugge - ‎2016 - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articles
Detection of cracks in nuclear power plant using spatial-temporal grouping of ... We propose a crack detection method for nuclear power plant inspection .... Vision Based Automatic Inspection System for Nuts Welded on the Support Hinge.http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7477601/
2 hours ago - A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other ...https://www.longroom.com/discussion/331812/system-automatically-detects-cracks-in-nuclear-power-plants

[PDF]Development of Crack Detection System with Unmanned ... - I-asem

www.i-asem.org/publication_conf/asem15/5.ICSSS15/.../W3F.2.MS582_2545F1.pdf
by JW Kim - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articles
rising towers, dams and industrial power plants are known to have its ... In this study, the crack detecting system using UAV and digital image processing .... to detect cracks automatically was applied with procedure of pre-processing, pattern .... This research was supported by the Nuclear Power Core Technology.http://www.i-asem.org/publication_conf/asem15/5.ICSSS15/1w/W3F.2.MS582_2545F1.pdf

Automatic Detection of Cracks during Power Plant Inspection

https://www.researchgate.net/.../275032994_Automatic_Detection_of_Cracks_during_P...
Robust inspection is important to ensure the safety of nuclear power plant components. Manually inspecting 100+ hours of video for rarely occurring cracks is a ...https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275032994_Automatic_Detection_of_Cracks_during_Power_Plant_Inspection


Democratic Party delays decision on changing target date for abolishing nuclear power

Democratic Party delays decision on changing target date for abolishing nuclear power


http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/17/national/politics-diplomacy/democratic-party-delays-deciding-2030-target-make-japan-nuclear-power-free/#.WKcDrBwZVKo

If Toshiba Can't Finish U.S. Nuclear Job, Scana May Find Another

If Toshiba Can't Finish U.S. Nuclear Job, Scana May Find Another
http://bloomberg.finanza.repubblica.it/Notizie/Article?documentKey=1376-OLFYNC6JIJUO01-5JKML45KOI5NS1T0O25E598RNL

China Reaches Breakthrough in Global Nuclear Market

China Reaches Breakthrough in Global Nuclear Market

China made the first shipment of domestic-produced nuclear power plant equipment to the European Union, according to China Daily newspaper.


https://sputniknews.com/business/201702171050780059-china-europe-npp/

'Fake News' Risks U.S.-Russia Nuclear War, Says Trump

'Fake News' Risks U.S.-Russia Nuclear War, Says Trump


https://themoscowtimes.com/news/fake-news-risks-us-russia-nuclear-war-trump-says-57183

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses

Radiation can cause harm, but it also has myriad uses


http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/02/17/hawaii-news/facts-of-the-matter/radiation-can-cause-harm-but-it-also-has-myriad-uses/

Toshiba to Exit Nuclear Construction, Chairman to Resign

Toshiba to Exit Nuclear Construction, Chairman to Resign

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted Tokyo (AFP) Feb 16, 2017 - A "scorpion" robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor to learn about the damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown had its mission aborted after the probe ran into trouble, Tokyo Electric Power company said Thursday. TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, sent the remote-controlled device into the No. 2 reactor where radiation levels have recently hit record highs. The ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scorpion_robot_mission_inside_Fukushima_reactor_aborted_999.html

CEFC China Ranks 34th Among World Energy Companies; Only Private Company in China's Top Ten Energy Companies


CEFC China Ranks 34th Among World Energy Companies; Only Private Company in China's Top Ten Energy Companies

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/prnewswire-environment-news.html?rkey=20170217CN15316&filter=1643

Slovenian nuclear plant shuts down after water problem

Slovenian nuclear plant shuts down after water problem Ljubljana (AFP) Feb 16, 2017 - A 35-year old nuclear plant in Slovenia automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said Thursday, ruling out any radiation danger. "The shutdown procedure was triggered because of anomalies in a valve regulating the water supply system," the Krsko nuclear plant said in a statement. The incident comes three months after a shutdown for regular maintenance work. ... morehttp://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Slovenian_nuclear_plant_shuts_down_after_water_problem_999.html

Testing to start next week at IWTU


Testing to start next week at IWTU


http://www.postregister.com/articles/featured-news-daily-email/2017/02/08/testing-start-next-week-iwtu

Meltdown of Toshiba’s Nuclear Business Dooms New Construction in the U.S.


Meltdown of Toshiba’s Nuclear Business Dooms New Construction in the U.S.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603647/meltdown-of-toshibas-nuclear-business-dooms-new-construction-in-the-us/?set=603680



Giant Holes in the Ground

An expected nuclear renaissance has failed to materialize as plans for new plants are scrapped or delayed. What happened?
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/421399/giant-holes-in-the-ground/


GE Continues Restructuring, Divests Nuclear Energy Unit

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ge-continues-restructuring-divests-nuclear-energy-unit-cm667688


Siemens to quit nuclear industry

  • 18 September 2011
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-14963575

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Academics and industry experts give evidence on nuclear research and technologies – ForeignAffairs.co.nz

Academics and industry experts give evidence on nuclear research and technologies – ForeignAffairs.co.nz

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

Kathleen Parker: The case of the nuclear 'football' | Columns | chippewa.com

Kathleen Parker: The case of the nuclear 'football' | Columns | chippewa.com

Toshiba s nuclear fallout shows the Government must take a stand

Toshiba s nuclear fallout shows the Government must take a stand

UPDATE 2-Slovenia's nuclear plant Krsko expected to restart on Friday | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Slovenia's nuclear plant Krsko expected to restart on Friday | Reuters

Toshiba failed to rein in Westinghouse's expansion drive


Toshiba failed to rein in Westinghouse's expansion drive

Nuclear unit went too far with ill-fated US deal, faces China risks


http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Toshiba-failed-to-rein-in-Westinghouse-s-expansion-drive

Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to 'pure play utility'

http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/louisville-kentucky/entergy-mulls-fate-of-new-york-nuclear-plant-21907828

100 Days: Energy Exports Strengthen U.S., Boost Allies


100 Days: Energy Exports Strengthen U.S., Boost Allies

By By Energy Tomorrow Blog,   /  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans
One benefit from the renaissance in U.S. energy production is the new capability to export American oil and natural gas – the mere discussion of which reflects the sea change in our country’s energy outlook. Consider: Just a few years ago there was great concern about growing U.S. dependence on imported crude oil. And because

Fukushima Update 2/16/17


Fukushima Update 2/16/17

The radiation level in the unit #2 PCV is actually 210 Sv/hr… Prior unit #2 radiation estimates are converse of what was expected… An estimate of 650 Sv/hr inside F. Daiichi unit #2 PCV… Japan’s largest newspaper wants Tokyo to rethink post-Fukushima radiation standards… The F. Daiichi “Ice Wall” has lowered groundwater in-leakage by two-thirds… Railway service will resume to Namie before April 1st… Plus a Press tour of F. Daiichi, Kagoshima Prefecture confirms Sendai safety, and making fission products non-radioactive.

http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

Chinese manufacturer ships domestic nuclear power equipment to France

Chinese manufacturer ships domestic nuclear power equipment to France


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-02/15/content_28207116.htm

Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to 'pure play utility'



Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to 'pure play utility'

 

http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/louisville-kentucky/entergy-mulls-fate-of-new-york-nuclear-plant-21907828

Michigan can secure its energy future


Michigan can secure its energy future

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/02/14/perry-michigan-can-secure-energy-future/97914430/

Small Nuclear Reactors Can Power Clean Electric Vehicles


Small Nuclear Reactors Can Power Clean Electric Vehicles

https://morningconsult.com/opinions/small-nuclear-reactors-can-power-clean-electric-vehicles/

Roadblocks to Nuclear: What’s holding the industry back and can we resolve it?


Roadblocks to Nuclear: What’s holding the industry back and can we resolve it?

By ansnuclearcafe on Feb 14, 2017 09:07 am

By Doug Hardtmayer There has probably never been a time of more optimism and uncertainty for the nuclear industry than there is right now. As a current graduate student studying Continue Reading →http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2017/02/14/roadblocks-to-nuclear-whats-holding-the-industry-back-and-can-we-resolve-it/#sthash.Fy327fX1.dpbs

Nuclear Experts: High Radiation Estimates at Fukushima No Surprise to Us

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/nuclear/high-fukushima-radiation-estimates-no-surprise-to-experts
Despite some press reports suggesting radiation was soaring, TEPCO says high counts were expected as robot probes edged closer to one of the damaged reactors

DEPLETED URANIUM FACT SHEET - AF



http://www.au.af.mil/au/AWC/AWCgate/dod/du_factsheet_4aug98.htm
Return to Military Medicine page. DEPLETED URANIUM FACT SHEET. What is depleted uranium? Depleted uranium is what is left over when most of the highly radioactive ...

Anti-nuke group’s report argues for Richland plant shutdown

Anti-nuke group’s report argues for Richland plant shutdown


http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article133038774.html

Chinese manufacturer ships domestic nuclear power equipment to France

Chinese manufacturer ships domestic nuclear power equipment to France


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2017-02/15/content_28207116.htm

States Look to Market Solutions to Support Nuclear Power


States Look to Market Solutions to Support Nuclear Power

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=06297f69-26da-405a-9b89-24b7a1c2fdcf

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor


Hezbollah chief threatens Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor

Nasrallah boasts that decision to move ammonia tank from Haifa was due to ‘our threat to target it;’ Israeli minister: we will target ‘all of Lebanon’

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-chief-threatens-israels-dimona-nuclear-reactor/

Brexit ‘must not mean upheaval in nuclear power’


Brexit ‘must not mean upheaval in nuclear power’

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/brexit-must-not-mean-upheaval-in-nuclear-power-may-is-warned-2w2hmsgnx


UK Nuclear Power Under Threat, Brexit May Have Devastating Effect - IME Report

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201702161050753176-uk-nuclear-power-brexit/

New report says UK’s exit from Euratom could threaten nuclear industry


http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-claims-uks-exit-from-eu-and-euratom-can-threat-nuclear-industry-5741015

Brexit could threaten UK nuclear plan says report

Power Engineering International - ‎8 hours ago‎
Exiting the European Union could threaten the UK's nuclear ambitions, a new report has warned. The nation's plans to build new reactors and decommission older ones, as well as its nuclear fuel supply could be affected according to the report from the ... http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/02/brexit-could-threaten-uk-nuclear-plan-says-report.html

IMechE: UK's break from EU could threaten nuclear fuel supplies and new reactor build 16 February 2017

Process & Control Today - ‎12 hours ago‎
The UK Government's plans to leave the EU, and consequently the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), could threaten plans to build new nuclear reactors and decommissioning activities, as well as jeopardise energy security due to the impact on ... http://www.pandct.com/media/shownews.asp?ID=47969

Leaving Euratom without transitional arrangements will threaten the UK's nuclear plan

City A.M. - ‎14 hours ago‎
I am a journalist for City A.M. reporting on the Industrials sector. I also keep [..] Show more. Follow Courtney. Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant To Cease Operation. Britain's nuclear new builds are at risk in Brexit negotiations (Source: Getty ...http://www.cityam.com/259131/leaving-euratom-without-transitional-arrangements-threaten
 
 

International Nuclear Experts to Share Global Perspectives in Asia

International Nuclear Experts to Share Global Perspectives in Asia


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/international-nuclear-experts-share-global-010000295.html

Exelon competitors file lawsuit to stop nuclear subsidies


Exelon competitors file lawsuit to stop nuclear subsidies

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-exelon-nuclear-bailout-lawsuit-0216-biz-20170215-story.html

Nuclear power never was a commercial venture


Nuclear power never was a commercial venture

https://www.ft.com/content/93f99b74-f381-11e6-8758-6876151821a6

Toshiba

Toshiba's chairman resigns as nuclear power losses mount
The Westinghouse nuclear division operates a boiling water reactor training facility in Chattanooga, which had 88 employees at the end of 2016.http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2017/feb/14/toshibas-chairman-resigns-its-nuclear-power-losses-mount/412787/
 
 

Toshiba handed a one month reprieve from lenders as financial woes deepen

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎11 hours ago‎
The embattled Toshiba group has been granted a one month reprieve on the terms of its £2.5bn loan for a second time this year after multi-billion pound nuclear writedowns put the group in danger of violating its loan agreements. The Japanese ...http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/15/toshiba-seeks-stay-execution-banks-financial-woes-deepen/

Westinghouse uncertainty has officials 'holding their breath'

E&E News - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Rising costs at U.S. nuclear projects such as the Plant Vogtle expansion (pictured in January) are hobbling Toshiba Corp., whose chairman resigned yesterday. Photo courtesy of Georgia Power Co. Toshiba Corp. said it would book a $6.3 billion write-down ... http://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/02/15/stories/1060050084

Plant Vogtle losses threaten to bring down Toshiba

Atlanta Business Chronicle - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Cost overruns at Georgia's Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant are threatening a financial tsunami at electronics giant Toshiba Corp. Toshiba Corp. projected a $6.3 billion write-down, postponed its earnings report because of allegations of impropriety ...http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/02/15/plant-vogtle-losses-threaten-to-bring-down-toshiba.html

Toshiba, The Dangers Of Being A Visionary: Disaster For Both Toshiba And The World Nuclear Industry

Seeking Alpha - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Toshiba considering majority sale of its market leading memory chip business, which is the prize asset of the company. $6.2 billion writedown due to US Westinghouse nuclear business leads to restructure of Toshiba's nuclear business. With construction ...http://seekingalpha.com/article/4046214-toshiba-dangers-visionary-disaster-toshiba-world-nuclear-industry

Analysis: How important is Moorside new nuclear plant to UK climate plans?

Carbon Brief - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
The UK's plans for a fleet of new nuclear plants have suffered another setback after Japanese firm Toshiba said this week it would not build the planned Moorside nuclear plant in Cumbria. Moorside is supposed to be one of six new nuclear schemes built ... https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-important-moorside-new-nuclear-plant-uk-climate-plans

Toshiba's nuclear fallout shows the Government must take a stand

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/16/toshibas-nuclear-fallout-shows-government-must-take-stand/
 
 
 
 

Speakers encourage NRC to rethink waste storage plan


Speakers encourage NRC to rethink waste storage plan

Midland County Democratic Party chairman was among those to express concerns about Andrews site

http://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article/Speakers-encourage-NRC-to-rethink-waste-storage-10936482.php

Is President Trump Headed for a War with China?

Posted: 15 Feb 2017 10:00 PM PST
The brewing conflict around the South China Sea, with its large oil and gas resources, could easily turn into a catastrophic war between the US and China, writes Rajan Menon, international relations specialist at City College New York and Columbia University. The post Is President Trump Headed for a War with China? appeared first on The Energy Collective. http://www.theenergycollective.com/energy-post/2398574/president-trump-headed-war-china?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Tidal Lagoon Energy in Wales

Posted: 15 Feb 2017 05:00 PM PST
The report of an independent review of UK tidal lagoon energy was published on 12 January 2017 by a former UK energy Minister Charles Hendry. The report praises the proposed ‘pathfinder’ tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay as a ‘no-regrets option’, and sets out a supportive case for developing the sector. The post Tidal Lagoon Energy in Wales appeared first on The Energy Collective. http://www.theenergycollective.com/sussexnrggroup/2398571/tidal-lagoon-energy-wales?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Vermont’s 90% Renewable Energy Goal to Cost $33 Billion by 2050


Vermont’s 90% Renewable Energy Goal to Cost $33 Billion by 2050


http://www.theenergycollective.com/willem-post/2398566/vermonts-90-renewable-energy-goal-cost-33-billion-2050?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Bulleting of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup February 16, 2017



Nuclear Roundup
February 16, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump to Netanyahu: Iran will never get nuclear weapon

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/donald-trump-to-benjamin-netanyahu-iran-will-never-get-nuclear-weapon/articleshow/57178430.cms

WHY TRUMP CAN'T KEEP HIS PROMISE OF NO NUCLEAR IRAN 'EVER'

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Why-Trump-cant-keep-his-promise-of-no-nuclear-Iran-ever-481758

Why Trump and Netanyahu might keep Iran nuclear deal after all

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/319628-why-trump-and-netanyahu-might-keep-iran-nuclear-deal-after

S. Korea urges Iran's compliance with nuclear deal following missile test

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/02/16/0301000000AEN20170216007900315.html

United States

Trump Inherits Nuclear Budget Time Bomb

https://www.armscontrol.org/blog/2017-02-15/trump-inherits-nuclear-budget-time-bomb

New CRS Report:  U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33640.pdf

Lab responds to critical report of safety practices

http://www.lamonitor.com/content/lab-responds-critical-report-safety-practices

Duke Energy gives Channel 9 tour of McGuire Nuclear Station

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/duke-energy-gives-channel-9-tour-of-mcguire-nuclear-station/494549866

International

Should we really be so afraid of a nuclear North Korea?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/north-korea-nuclear-bomb-war-south-atomic-ballistic-missile-test-a7578016.html

Top diplomats of S. Korea, U.S. to discuss N.K. nukes in Germany

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2017/02/16/0401000000AEN20170216003000315.html

China mulls joining U.N. talks on treaty to ban nuclear weapons

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/16/asia-pacific/china-mulls-joining-u-n-talks-treaty-ban-nuclear-weapons/#.WKXCilUrLct

This is the ground-launched cruise missile that Russia has reportedly just deployed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/02/15/this-is-the-ground-launched-cruise-missile-that-russia-has-reportedly-just-deployed/?utm_campaign=EBB%202.16.17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_term=.4d7439779f4b

Moscow Issues its First Nuclear Challenge to Trump

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/02/16/moscow_issues_its_first_nuclear_challenge_to_trump_110821.html

The RS-28 Sarmat and the Future U.S. Nuclear Modernization

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/02/16/the_rs-28_sarmat_and_the_future_us_nuclear_triad_110820.html

Admiral Lord West: Can Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump friendship prevent a new nuclear build-up?

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/admiral-lord-west-can-vladimir-putin-and-donald-trump-friendship-prevent-a-new-nuclear-buildup-a3468571.html

An open letter to Trump and Putin: The world needs Nuclear Zero

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/homeland-security/319740-an-open-letter-to-trump-and-putin-the-world-needs

UK national nuclear archive opens in Scotland

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-UK-national-nuclear-archive-opens-1502174.html

Logic Meltdown: Turnbull Government Won’t Participate In Negotiations To Ban Nuclear Weapons

https://newmatilda.com/2017/02/17/courage-meltdown-turnbull-government-wont-participate-in-negotiations-to-ban-nuclear-weapons/

Webinar on Medical Preparedness and Response for Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/webinar-on-medical-preparedness-and-response-for-nuclear-or-radiological-emergencies

General Interest

SMR Smart - Small Modular Reactors Are The Wave Of Nuclear's Future

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2017/02/16/smr-smart-small-modular-reactors-are-the-wave-of-nuclears-future/#4979172e131a

One Job the Robots Can Have: Cleaning Nuclear Waste

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-16/one-job-the-robots-can-have-cleaning-nuclear-waste

Nuclear Weapons Don’t Belong in Anyone’s Hands

https://www.thenation.com/article/nuclear-weapons-dont-belong-in-anyones-hands/

Standing With the Nonwhite World to Ban Nuclear Weapons

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standing-with-the-nonwhite-world-to-ban-nuclear-weapons_us_58a502a9e4b0fa149f9ac184
 

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