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  • Indian Point nuclear-reactor shutdown a huge blow to New York’s environment

    04/29/2020 10:28:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2020 | Robert Bryce
    it’s appropriate to mourn the passing of one notable longtime New Yorker .. Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center. The workhorse, Westchester-based nuclear-power generator, which could have run for several more decades, is scheduled to be unplugged Thursday. Cause of death: political expediency .... the 1,028-megawatt Westinghouse machine delivered about 8,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year from a site on the Hudson River that covers less than a half square mile. Unit 2’s prodigious output left its more politically popular rivals — solar and wind energy — in the shade. Ivanpah, the biggest thermal-solar project in America,...
  • Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

    01/27/2020 9:28:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    bbc ^ | 24 January 2020 | Roger Harrabin & Katie Prescott
    Mini nuclear stations can be mass manufactured and delivered in chunks on the back of a lorry, which makes costs more predictable. Rolls-Royce is leading a consortium to build small modular reactors (SMRs) and install them in former nuclear sites in Cumbria or in Wales. Ultimately, the company thinks it will build between 10 and 15 of the stations in the UK. They are about 1.5 acres in size - sitting in a 10-acre space. That is a 16th of the size of a major power station such as Hinkley Point. SMRs are so small that theoretically every town could...
  • Fukushima nuclear plant’s exclusion zone overtaken by wild animals

    01/11/2020 11:31:22 AM PST · by Pontiac · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2020 | Christopher Carbone
    The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused Fukushima's nuclear plant to melt down prompted the Japanese goverment to evacuate a huge area as dangerous radiation spread. The evacuated region, which was carved up into several zones based on how the radiation spread, has become home for a wide range of wild animals that apparently found a way to thrive amid the desolation despite the radiation. “Over time, some wildlife species have responded favorably to the absence of humans, even in the presence of high radiation levels, resulting in a rewilding of the evacuation zones,” Thomas Hinton, a radioecologist at the...
  • No More Apologies For Africa

    12/25/2019 10:55:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2019 | Marc Little
    On September 23, 2019, President Trump delivered an unprecedented speech before the United Nations General Assembly on religious freedom. It was a watershed moment for his presidency.  He said words never spoken by a United States president on the world stage: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution….To stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed, America stands with believers in every country who ask only for...
  • A Nuclear Milestone for Climate

    12/12/2019 7:13:26 PM PST · by Brilliant · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec 12, 2019 | WSJ
    You probably haven’t heard about a recent regulatory decision that will reduce carbon emissions because it doesn’t follow the green template of controlling private industry and suppressing economic growth. Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the first time extended a nuclear plant’s license so it can operate for 80 years. The decision for the Turkey Point reactors in south Florida could encourage other plant owners to apply for renewals and extend the viability of the leading carbon-free energy source. A majority of the 58 nuclear plants now supplying power to U.S. homes and businesses were built in the...
  • Russia allegedly meddled in Bolivia’s controversial election (Lithium for batteries grab)

    11/17/2019 8:45:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies
    Quartz | November 16, 2019 | Max de Haldevang
    Link Only in Post 1 due to copyright complaint Essentially Russia helped Morales cheat. Rosatom agreed to build a nuke plant in Bolivia. All of this was so Rosatom could mine the massive Bolivian lithium deposits.
  • Hundreds predicted to be hired as Savannah River Site poised to grow (South Carolina)

    10/20/2019 2:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Aiken Standard ^ | October 17, 2019 | Colin Demarest
    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the managing contractor at the Savannah River Site, is looking to hire hundreds and hundreds of people in the months ahead. SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean on Monday, speaking to the Aiken Rotary Club, said he expects to hire about 1,000 people in fiscal year 2020. The federal government's fiscal year is a 12-month period beginning Oct. 1. "So we're going to grow that population right back to where the site has been, traditionally, for about 20 years, at about the 12,000-person mark," MacVean said, presenting alongside former SRNS chief Chuck Munns, a retired Navy...
  • Are we headed for a solar waste crisis? [Supporters of solar power have no idea what's coming]

    09/14/2019 12:43:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    environmentalprogress.org ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jemin Desai and Mark Nelson
    Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the nation has no plan for safely disposing of it.Neither does California, a world leader in deploying solar panels. Only Europe requires solar panel makers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their lives.All of which raises the question: just how big of a problem is solar waste?Environmental Progress investigated the problem to see how the problem compared to the much more high-profile issue of nuclear waste. We found: Solar...
  • Why I changed my mind about nuclear power [from anti-nuclear to pro-nuclear]

    09/14/2019 12:15:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    TED Talk at YouTube ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Michael Shellenberger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciStnd9Y2ak
  • Waste From Solar Panels: 300 Times That of Nuclear Power

    09/14/2019 12:04:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 29, 2017 | David Middleton
    Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the nation has no plan for safely disposing of it. Neither does California, a world leader in deploying solar panels. Only Europe requires solar panel makers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their lives. All of which begs the question: just how big of a problem is solar waste? Environmental Progress investigated the problem to see how the problem compared to the much more high-profile issue...
  • Climate Experts Want More Nuclear Power. Sanders And Warren Pledged To Eliminate It

    09/06/2019 7:40:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m grateful that others had the time and patience to sort through that seven-hour “climate crisis” ratings debacle on CNN this week, because I certainly couldn’t sit through it. One of the key moments, at least in terms of the nation’s future energy policy, came from Elizabeth Warren when she decided to weigh in on America’s nuclear energy capabilities. The consensus among virtually every expert in this field, including scientists who are concerned about carbon emissions and climate change, is that we need more nuclear power (actually, a lot more) not less. And yet there was Warren, vowing to...
  • Is Russia Hiding Another Chernobyl?

    08/20/2019 6:44:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/20/2019 | Stephen Green
    Breaking news from Russia's frozen Northwest, where a total of four nuclear-monitoring stations have been silenced. The Wall Street Journal says that's twice as many as last week, "heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missile-test site this month." Some background. Russia has been developing a nuclear-powered cruise missile, the 9M730 Burevestnik or "Petrel" missile. To be clear, that's a missile powered by nuclear fission, not a missile "merely" carrying a nuclear warhead. On August 8, it's believed that a Petrel exploded during testing, killing five employees of Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned...
  • Russian nuclear sub crew prevented ‘planetary catastrophe,’ top naval officer says

    07/08/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8. 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    The crew on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a “planetary catastrophe,” according to a top naval officer who spoke at the funeral for the 14 sailors who died during a fire on the vessel. Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s navy, said Sunday the sailors “saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe.” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said there were no signs the incident could have caused a larger catastrophe. “As for the reactor, there are no problems with that,” he said. After days of secrecy about the...
  • Opinion: Germany's climate activism is full of hypocrisy

    04/14/2019 6:15:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.13.2019 | Henrik Böhme
    Germany has never really been a climate “trailblazer,” much as people like to think it is. So you can’t really describe Angela Merkel as the “climate chancellor.” It was a complete coincidence that 1990 was taken as the base year for the reduction in CO2 emissions. It was Germany’s sheer dumb luck that all the dirty factories were still operating in the East. After reunification they had to be shut down very quickly, which of course made the country’s carbon footprint look an awful lot better. By contrast, in the last 10 years, the level of greenhouse gas emissions has...
  • Did Russia Make A Secret Nuclear Energy Deal With North Korea?

    01/31/2019 3:28:41 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-31-2019 | Haley
    New reporting has revealed that last fall Russian officials offered a nuclear power plant to North Korea as part of a secretive proposal. The offer was proposed in exchange for North Korea dismantling its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles with the intention of circumventing the stalled negotiations between Kim Jong Un and the Trump administration, which had reached an impasse. This information was sourced from United States officials who were made privy to the clandestine discussions between Russian and North Korean leaders.
  • Why the Greens Hate Nuclear Power

    07/11/2017 5:03:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/11/2017 | Stephen Moore
    Let's stretch our imaginations for a moment and assume that the left is right that global warming will bring apocalyptic warming by the end of the century and that the only way to save the planet from extinction is to stop using fossil fuels right now. That will be a spectacular disruption to world economic prosperity, because cheap fossil fuels account for about two-thirds of all electric power generation and at least 80 percent of transportation fuel. But if we did stop using fossil fuels, what would make the most sense as a mass-scale substitute to coal, natural gas and...
  • Federal court upholds New York program to subsidize nuclear plants

    09/27/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-27 21:00 | Josh Siegel
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Thursday upheld the legality of New York’s program that props up struggling nuclear plants to provide electricity without carbon dioxide emissions.
  • See How Huge the Monster Dust Storm on Mars Is in This Stunning Image

    07/05/2018 11:08:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space.com ^ | July 5, 2018 07:37am ET | Mike Wall
    "The animation was created using my image from June 28th taken from Chile using a 1-meter telescope and the MGS basemap of the exact same longitude," Peach told Space.com via email. (MGS is NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which studied the Red Planet from orbit from 1997 to 2006.) The animation was created using my image from June 28th taken from Chile using a 1-meter telescope and the MGS basemap of the exact same longitude," Peach told Space.com via email. (MGS is NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, which studied the Red Planet from orbit from 1997 to 2006.) The dust...
  • Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants

    06/01/2018 1:08:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2018 | Reuters
    .S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear plants running, the White House announced. Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered. “Unfortunately, impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion of a critical part of our nation’s energy mix, and impacting the resilience of our power grid,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
  • 19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant

    04/26/2018 2:53:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 70 replies
    19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant looks like 32 years after the explosionThe Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. As many as 150,000 people in the area were permanently relocated, and an estimated 4,000 clean-up workers got radiation poisoning. Experts say that more than 70,000 people experienced severe poisoning from the accident on April 26, 1986.On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release many times as large as the that of the Hiroshima bomb occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet...