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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

U.S. is falling behind on nuclear power - Baltimore Sun

U.S. is falling behind on nuclear power - Baltimore Sun

Electric cars will fuel huge demand for power, says National Grid | Business | The Guardian

Electric cars will fuel huge demand for power, says National Grid | Business | The Guardian

UK Brexit Plan Stirs Up a Bitter Brew Over Euratom Status | Neutron Bytes

UK Brexit Plan Stirs Up a Bitter Brew Over Euratom Status | Neutron Bytes

IAEA Holds Pilot Course to Help Future Nuclear Leaders Sharpen Safety Leadership Skills


IAEA Holds Pilot Course to Help Future Nuclear Leaders Sharpen Safety Leadership Skills

The IAEA is seeking participants for pilot school on nuclear and radiological leadership for safety to be held 30 October to 3 November 2017 in Nice, France. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
A one-week course on nuclear and radiological leadership for safety is now open for application. The IAEA is looking for junior and middle management nuclear professionals with proven leadership potential to participate in this training.
The course, to be held 30 October to 3 November 2017, at the UniversitĂ© CĂ´te d’Azur in Nice, France, is a pilot for the IAEA’s newly developed International School of Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety.
The School, envisioned to be held annually, aims to help early to midcareer nuclear and radiation professionals advance their safety leadership skills to benefit them and their workplaces throughout their careers.
Case studies, presentations, key note addresses, exercises and discussions will guide participants to a better understanding of what leadership for safety means in practice in nuclear and radiological working environments. The course will enable participants to demonstrate leadership for safety, as envisioned in the IAEA’s General Safety Requirements on Leadership and Management for Safety (GSR Part 2).
The pilot course and the School will help IAEA Member States apply the concept of leadership and management for safety in practice, said IAEA Deputy Director General Juan Carlos Lentijo, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security.
“By developing the skills of future leaders, we ensure the sustainability of nuclear safety,” he said. “School participants will be well-equipped with the behaviours, attitudes, and skills necessary to ensure that safety is adequately prioritized at their workplaces throughout their careers.”
The programme will focus on the application of nuclear and radiological safety leadership concepts to real-life situations. The School complements existing courses, many of which are intended for senior leaders, by targeting professionals in the early stages of their careers.
The School targets junior and middle management professionals from regulatory bodies, licensed operators or users or related entities. Applicants should have university degrees and have demonstrated leadership potential through professional achievements. Applications are due 25 August 2017. See more details here.

Let's save TMI and the jobs that come with it: Opinion | PennLive.com

Let's save TMI and the jobs that come with it: Opinion | PennLive.com

Illinois Issues: The Prairie State's Nuclear Waste Conundrum | WNIJ and WNIU

Illinois Issues: The Prairie State's Nuclear Waste Conundrum | WNIJ and WNIU

Holtec, SNC-Lavalin, Partner on Development of 160 MW SMR - The Energy Collective

Holtec, SNC-Lavalin, Partner on Development of 160 MW SMR - The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective Daily: Are Renewables Set to Displace Natural Gas?

Are Renewables Set to Displace Natural Gas? | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology | Environment | The Guardian

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology | Environment | The Guardian

Small nuclear power reactors: Future or folly?

Small nuclear power reactors: Future or folly?

State will take longer to review Vermont Yankee sale - VTDigger

State will take longer to review Vermont Yankee sale - VTDigger

Overheard at NARUC Summer Policy Summit 2017 | RTO

Overheard at NARUC Summer Policy Summit 2017 | RTO

NRC: Pilgrim workers 'deliberately' broke rules - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

NRC: Pilgrim workers 'deliberately' broke rules - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

NRC: Pilgrim workers 'deliberately' broke rules - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

NRC: Pilgrim workers 'deliberately' broke rules - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup July 25, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
July 25, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

North Korea

Seoul carefully watching NK missile activity amid reports of ‘unusual activities’

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170725000949

US sees more signs North Korea is preparing another missile test

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/24/politics/us-indications-north-korea-preparing-test/index.html

North Korea threatens to strike U.S. with 'powerful nuclear hammer'

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-threatens-strike-us-heart-powerful-nuclear-hammer-honed-and-641482

North Korea faces famine as Kim Jong Un builds nuclear missiles to attack the U.S.

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-starving-nuclear-missiles-641188

Was North Korea’s July 4th surprise a mobile launched ICBM?

http://breakingdefense.com/2017/07/was-north-koreas-july-4th-surprise-a-mobile-launched-icbm/

US–China cooperation on North Korea remains critical

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/25/us-china-cooperation-on-north-korea-remains-critical/

Nuclear weaponry acts more like a shield than missile

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2017/07/25/

Duck and cover 2.0: How North Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nuclear-attack-preparations-20170725-story.html

Three ways the US can prevent Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missiles from taking off

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2104032/three-ways-us-can-prevent-kim-jong-uns-nuclear-missiles

United States

Donald Trump Has His Finger on the Nuclear Button. Maybe We Should Do Something About That.

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-has-his-finger-on-the-nuclear-button-maybe-we-should-do-something-about-that/

House to Vote on Russia-Iran-North Korea Sanctions Bill; Will Trump Sign It?

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/house-vote-russia-iran-north-korea-sanctions-bill-will-trump-sign-it

Senate committee OK’s funds for key LANL programs

http://www.lamonitor.com/content/senate-committee-ok%E2%80%99s-funds-key-lanl-programs

U.S. Reps urge DOE to jumpstart naval bomb-grade uranium program

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-uranium-idUSKBN1A62NT

New Sandia program to honor first female director

https://www.abqjournal.com/1037492/new-sandia-program-to-honor-first-female-director.html

International

Iran in no mood to renegotiate nuclear deal

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/07/iran-nuclear-deal-jcpoa-renegotiation-boroujerdi-parliament.html#ixzz4nqzyfaX2

Iran Can ‘Satisfy’ US by Restricting IAEA Inspection: Larijani

http://ifpnews.com/exclusive/iran-satisfy-us-restrict-inspection/

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘Iran Is at the Center of Everything’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/world/middleeast

Iran nuclear deal is working: Editorial

http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2017/07/24/iran-nuclear-deal-working-editorial/500824001/

Dump the Iran deal

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/24/dump-iran-deal.html

Edelman/Wald: How Trump should handle Iran

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/07/25/how-trump-should-handle-iran-000483

Dalton: How not to talk about nuclear weapons

http://herald.dawn.com/news/1153817

Video: Finnish Navy and Yle follow Russian nuclear submarine

http://news.err.ee/609218/video-finnish-navy-and-yle-follow-russian-nuclear-submarine

General Interest

How Russia won the nuclear arms race against the U.S.

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-military-united-states-president-power-641350


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Duck and cover 2.0: How North Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack

Duck and cover 2.0: How North Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack


http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nuclear-attack-preparations-20170725-story.html

Global Nuclear Waste Management Market - Size, Trend, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Forecast, 2014-2025 | Jul 24, 2017 - ReleaseWire

Global Nuclear Waste Management Market - Size, Trend, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Forecast, 2014-2025 | Jul 24, 2017 - ReleaseWire

Researchers Have Been Underestimating the Cost of Wind, Solar | RealClearEnergy

Researchers Have Been Underestimating the Cost of Wind, Solar | RealClearEnergy

Why We Shouldn't Bail Out Big Nuclear | RealClearEnergy

Why We Shouldn't Bail Out Big Nuclear | RealClearEnergy

UK to Invest $320M in Energy Storage R&D - Renewable Energy World

UK to Invest $320M in Energy Storage R&D - Renewable Energy World

Scientists Design Promising New Cathode for Sodium-based Batteries - Renewable Energy World

Scientists Design Promising New Cathode for Sodium-based Batteries - Renewable Energy World

Greater transparency for nuclear safety convention

Greater transparency for nuclear safety convention

Regulator Approves Restart Of France’s Bugey-5 After Containment Leaks

Regulator Approves Restart Of France’s Bugey-5 After Containment Leaks

China Holds Talks With Poland Over Plans For First Nuclear Plants

China Holds Talks With Poland Over Plans For First Nuclear Plants

NUCLEAR: Warnings on Vogtle go back to its inception -- Monday, July 24, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

NUCLEAR: Warnings on Vogtle go back to its inception -- Monday, July 24, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

TASS: Business & Economy - Rosatom expects Vietnam to revive construction plans for nuclear power plant

TASS: Business & Economy - Rosatom expects Vietnam to revive construction plans for nuclear power plant

What is Euratom and why has it emerged as a Brexit battleground? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

What is Euratom and why has it emerged as a Brexit battleground? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

APPROPRIATIONS: Hundreds of amendments likely for first House 'minibus' -- Monday, July 24, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

APPROPRIATIONS: Hundreds of amendments likely for first House 'minibus' -- Monday, July 24, 2017 -- www.eenews.net

Cyberattacks are the new challenge for renewable energy – POLITICO

Cyberattacks are the new challenge for renewable energy – POLITICO

Blockchain Decoded - MIT Technology Review

Blockchain Decoded - MIT Technology Review

Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: paper

Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: paper

Exelon, Southern Nuclear, Luminant and Fortum gather this November

This is your last week to secure the largest discount available on your pass for the 2nd Annual Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference (13-14 November, Charlotte N.C.).
This ‘LAUNCH’ flash discount code expires Friday 28th, register here to get an extra $100 off the super-early bird rate - saving you $700 in total
Just some of what you’ll gain from the summit this year:
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  • Reduce cyber security threats: Discover from STPNOC the objectives, requirements, model standards and regulatory expectations for transformation of cyber security in the nuclear sector
  • The latest predictive maintenance and I&C upgrades: Discover how I&C upgrades are transforming production within Luminant by making predictive maintenance, accurate forecasting and operational excellence a reality
This ‘LAUNCH’ flash discount code expires Friday 28th, register here to get an extra $100 off the super-early bird rate - saving you $700 in total
I look forward to seeing you there.
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Power Capacity Additions for Energy Storage to Exceed 50 GW by 2026 - Power Engineering

Power Capacity Additions for Energy Storage to Exceed 50 GW by 2026 - Power Engineering

Trump Administration Reveals Plans to Eliminate Emissions Regulations - Power Engineering

Trump Administration Reveals Plans to Eliminate Emissions Regulations - Power Engineering

Dominion Energy seeks 'Request for Information' on renewable energy generation

Dominion Energy seeks 'Request for Information' on renewable energy generation

For Streamlining Energy Infrastructure


For Streamlining Energy Infrastructure

By By Energy Tomorrow Blog,   /  Monday, July 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Current legislation in Congress will be a big help in advancing the energy infrastructure the United States needs to connect our nation’s vast energy wealth with those who benefit from it: individual Americans, businesses and manufacturers. The House legislation would streamline federal review and approval of natural gas pipelines by codifying and reinforcing current regulatory

Belarus nuclear power plant to become operational by 2020

Belarus nuclear power plant to become operational by 2020

CGN in talk to build first nuclear power plant in Poland - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

CGN in talk to build first nuclear power plant in Poland - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

Three ways the US can prevent Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missiles from taking off | South China Morning Post

Three ways the US can prevent Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missiles from taking off | South China Morning Post

Nuclear Valves 2017 Global Market Size to Maintain the Average CAGR of 20.39% and Forecast to 2022 - Brazil Business Today - EIN News

Nuclear Valves 2017 Global Market Size to Maintain the Average CAGR of 20.39% and Forecast to 2022 - Brazil Business Today - EIN News

ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2

ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2

Nuclear Valves Global Market 2017: Key Players – Velan, Pentair Valves & Controls, Emerson-Fisher, Copes-Vulcan

Nuclear Valves Global Market 2017: Key Players – Velan, Pentair Valves & Controls, Emerson-Fisher, Copes-Vulcan

Nuclearelectrica to extend negotiations for nuclear reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda - Business Review

Nuclearelectrica to extend negotiations for nuclear reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda - Business Review

Gulf Construction Online - Enec completes key test on nuclear energy plant

Gulf Construction Online - Enec completes key test on nuclear energy plant

Nuclear Valves Global Market Expected to Reach $ 5.86 Billion by Forecasts Period 2022

Nuclear Valves Global Market Expected to Reach $ 5.86 Billion by Forecasts Period 2022

Global Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Security Market Professional Survey Report 2017, Business - weSRCH

Global Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Security Market Professional Survey Report 2017, Business - weSRCH

Studsvik licences radwaste treatement technology in China - Nuclear Engineering International

Studsvik licences radwaste treatement technology in China - Nuclear Engineering International

TEPCO releases video of 'nuclear debris' at Fukushima plant:The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO releases video of 'nuclear debris' at Fukushima plant:The Asahi Shimbun

JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC. » Fuel Debris at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Apparently Located under Pressure Vessel and at Bottom of PCV

JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC. » Fuel Debris at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Apparently Located under Pressure Vessel and at Bottom of PCV

Illinois and New York Only the Beginning? More States Considering Nuclear Reactor Subsidies | Stephen Joyce | Pulse | LinkedIn

Illinois and New York Only the Beginning? More States Considering Nuclear Reactor Subsidies | Stephen Joyce | Pulse | LinkedIn

Illinois and New York Only the Beginning? More States Considering Nuclear Reactor Subsidies

Illinois and New York Only the Beginning? More States Considering Nuclear Reactor Subsidies



https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/illinois-new-york-only-beginning-more-states-nuclear-reactor-joyce?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BFVKDOsaTX8ISZ%2BdsrRUu8w%3D%3D

Monday, July 24, 2017

Three 1000 MWe nuclear reactors are nearing completion | NextBigFuture.com

Three 1000 MWe nuclear reactors are nearing completion | NextBigFuture.com

Nuclear News Roundup Jul 24, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Jul 24, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Radioactive Waste 237 - Air Force Raises Complaints About Plans To Restart The Yucca Mountain Repository Project

 

Radioactive Waste 237 - Air Force Raises Complaints About Plans To Restart The Yucca Mountain Repository Project


http://nucleotidings.com/article/radioactive-waste-237-air-force-raises-complaints-about-plans-restart-yucca-mountain

Nuclear Subsidies Push Seen Spreading to New States | Bloomberg BNA

Nuclear Subsidies Push Seen Spreading to New States | Bloomberg BNA

Five out ofA handful of North American advanced nuclear reactor projects have made substantial progress | NextBigFuture.com

Five out ofA handful of North American advanced nuclear reactor projects have made substantial progress | NextBigFuture.com

Antiquated export controls are constraining US exporters, according to Nuclear Energy Institute - Daily Energy Insider

Antiquated export controls are constraining US exporters, according to Nuclear Energy Institute - Daily Energy Insider

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup July 24, 2017

Nuclear Roundup
July 24, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

North Korea

Haass: Ten Lessons from North Korea’s Nuclear Program

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lessons-north-korea-nuclear-program-by-richard-n--haass-2017-07

Top U.S. military commander says at Aspen Security Forum potential conflict with North Korea would be ‘horrific’ loss of life

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/top-u-s-military-commander-says-at-aspen-security-forum-potential-conflict-with-north-korea-would-be-horrific-loss-of-life/

Dunford: Military option for North Korea not 'unimaginable'

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/22/dunford-north-korea-military-option-not-unimaginable-240851

Imagining a 'Finlandized' Korea

http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/imagining-a-finlandized-korea/

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/64-years-korean-war-north-digging-bombs-48809013

United States

Coast Guard: Missile test could be conducted next weekend

http://www.navytimes.com/2017/07/23/coast-guard-missile-test-could-be-conducted-next-weekend

Time to change US approach on the nuclear weapons ban treaty

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/343315-time-to-change-us-approach-on-the-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty

3 reasons why America's massive nuclear arsenal actually makes the world safer

http://www.businessinsider.com/3-reasons-why-americas-massive-nuclear-arsenal-actually-makes-the-world-safer-2017-7

NNSA: International Nuclear Security - Partnering for a Secure World

https://nnsa.energy.gov/sites/default/files/nnsa/factsheet

NNSA Spearheads International Effort to Convert Ghana Reactor to LEU Fuel

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-spearheads-international-effort-convert-ghana-reactor-leu-fuel

NNSA to Conduct Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey over Arlington, Virginia, Area

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-conduct-aerial-radiation-assessment-survey-over-arlington-virginia-area

Savannah River Site Reaches Milestone in Supplying Tritium for National Defense

https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/savannah-river-site-reaches-milestone-supplying-tritium-national-defense

Federal lawsuit asks for environmental review of new UPF design

http://oakridgetoday.com/2017/07/23/federal-lawsuit-asks-environmental-review-new-upf-design/

LANL Adds Capacity to Trinity Supercomputer for Stockpile Stewardship

https://insidehpc.com/2017/07/lanl-adds-capacity-trinity-supercomputer-stockpile-stewardship/

Savannah River Tritium Facility triples extraction capacity

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/23382-savannah-river-tritium-facility-triples-extraction-capacity/

No easy answers for stabilizing Hanford radioactive waste tunnel

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article163040253.html

International

IAEA Director General Held Talks With Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-director-general-held-talks-with-iranian-deputy-foreign-minister

Trump Assigns White House Team to Target Iran Nuclear Deal, Sidelining State Department

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/21/trump-assigns-white-house-team-to-target-iran-nuclear-deal-sidelining-state-department/

If Trump Undermines the Iran Deal

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/trump-iran-nuclear/534597

Certifiably wrong about Iran’s compliance

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/23/iran-nuclear-deal-is-hard-to-enforce/

Iran Deal: As Islamic Republic launches new missile line does Trump want out?

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-iran-nuclear-deal-640732

US within reach: China shows off new and improved advanced missile system

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2103880/china-gives-glimpse-advanced-missile-and-launch-system

Russia Is Building Laser-Armed Nuclear 'Combat Icebreakers'

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/russia-building-laser-armed-nuclear-combat-icebreakers-21628

Russia, not North Korea, greatest threat to U.S., says Pentagon's top military officer

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-not-north-korea-greatest-threat-us-pentagons-top-military-officer-640926

Why Russia's ballistic-missile defense works and the US's kinda doesn't

http://www.businessinsider.com/russias-ballistic-missile-defense-works-us-doesnt-2017-7

Billions Could Die If India and Pakistan Start a Nuclear War

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/billions-could-die-if-india-pakistan-start-nuclear-war-21623

How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/how-isis-nearly-stumbled-on-the-ingredients-for-a-dirty-bomb

Olli Heinonen: No strong will to create WMD-free Middle East

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/415327/Olli-Heinonen-No-strong-will-to-create-WMD-free-Middle-East

Brexit and the Future of UK Arms Transfer Controls

http://www.css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/publications/publication.html/72250d6a-6572-436e-a16e-dce2fd6cab27

Teaching a Global Audience in Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/teaching-a-global-audience-in-emergency-preparedness-and-response-requirements

General Interest

United Nations Votes to Ban Nuclear Weapons. What Does This Mean for Defense Companies?

http://host.madison.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks

Revisiting the FMCT

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/218409-Revisiting-the-FMCT


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