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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Starting in 2018, China will begin turning coal plants into nuclear reactors - ExtremeTech

Starting in 2018, China will begin turning coal plants into nuclear reactors - ExtremeTech

FPL Wins Fight to Store Radioactive Waste Under Florida Drinking Water | Miami New Times

FPL Wins Fight to Store Radioactive Waste Under Florida Drinking Water | Miami New Times

History and promise of high temperature gas cooled reactors

History and promise of high temperature gas cooled reactors


http://atomicinsights.com/history-promise-high-temperature-gas-cooled-reactors/

The Energy Collective: U.S. Energy Under Trump

U.S. Energy Under Trump | The Energy Collective Daily


Link to The Energy Collective

1000 Skeptical Peer-Reviewed Climate Papers “Should Put UN IPCC To Shame,” Says Harvard Astrophysicist!

1000 Skeptical Peer-Reviewed Climate Papers “Should Put UN IPCC To Shame,” Says Harvard Astrophysicist! - See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2017/01/03/1000-skeptical-peer-reviewed-climate-papers-should-put-un-ipcc-to-shame-says-harvard-astrophysicist/#sthash.ywrhQPWY.dpuf


http://notrickszone.com/2017/01/03/1000-skeptical-peer-reviewed-climate-papers-should-put-un-ipcc-to-shame-says-harvard-astrophysicist/#sthash.ywrhQPWY.dpbs

The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change



http://dailysignal.com/2016/12/28/the-california-gathering-that-hatched-plan-to-prosecute-skeptics-of-climate-change/

Exxon Mobil Outlook for Energy: Journey to 2040.

Outlook for Energy:
Journey to 2040.

Each year, ExxonMobil analyzes and updates its long-term view on energy supply and demand. Here are seven highlights from the 2017 Outlook for Energy.



http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/energy/energy-outlook/highlights/

Pipe checks at Japan’s nuclear control rooms conducted without removing insulation

Pipe checks at Japan’s nuclear control rooms conducted without removing insulation



http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/15/national/running-blind-pipe-checks-nuclear-control-rooms-conducted-without-removing-insulation/#.WH0E6n1A49Y

The Next Big Thing in Nuclear Power: Think Smaller & Safer

The Next Big Thing in Nuclear Power: Think Smaller & Safer



http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-next-big-thing-in-nuclear-power.html

Feds should stop dithering on nuke waste

Feds should stop dithering on nuke waste



http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/columnists/bruce_davidson/article/Feds-should-stop-dithering-on-nuke-waste-10856778.php

First waste emplaced as WIPP reopens

First waste emplaced as WIPP reopens

13 January 2017
Waste emplacement has resumed at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), nearly three years after activities were halted following a waste drum rupture in an underground storage panel at the New Mexico facility.


http://world-nuclear-news.org/WR-First-waste-emplaced-as-WIPP-reopens-1301177.html

In deep hole, a chance for economic improvement

In deep hole, a chance for economic improvement



http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/in-deep-hole-a-chance-for-economic-improvement/article_de77d0ce-c736-55a2-8e6b-e87128a7940e.html

New York may boost gas use post-Indian Point


New York may boost gas use post-Indian Point


http://www.argusmedia.com/news/article/?id=1385362

Sunday letters: Nuclear waste at Zion well secured

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/sunday-letters-nuclear-waste-at-zion-well-secured/

Review begins for first US SMR site

Review begins for first US SMR site
The Tennessee Valley Authority has welcomed the acceptance for regulatory review of its early site permit application for the Clinch River site in Tennessee as a milestone towards the potential use of small modular reactors in its operating fleet.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Review-begins-for-first-US-SMR-site-1601177.html
 

Russia announces cancellation of Khmelnitsky agreement

Russia announces cancellation of Khmelnitsky agreement
The Russian government has confirmed that its 2010 agreement with Ukraine on building a third and fourth reactor at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant has been cancelled. According to a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website for legal information on 13 January, the intergovernmental agreement was terminated on 12 May last yearhttp://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Russia-announces-cancellation-of-Khmelnitsky-agreement-16011701.html

EDF gets approval to restart nine units

EDF gets approval to restart nine units
France's nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has approved the restart of nine of the 12 reactors affected by the carbon concentration anomaly in the steam generator channel heads manufactured by Japan Casting and Forging Corporation. The approval, which followed ASN's examination of the results of inspections and technical demonstrations provided by EDF for the 900 MWe reactors, was announced on 12 January.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-EDF-gets-approval-to-restart-nine-units-16011702.html

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NuScale Submits SMR Design Certification Package to NRC

NuScale Submits SMR Design Certification Package to NRC


https://neutronbytes.com/2017/01/14/nuscale-submits-smr-design-certification-package-to-nrc/

Indian Point Shutdown Ends Some Fights; Others May Remain

Indian Point Shutdown Ends Some Fights; Others May Remain
Andrew Cuomo's plan to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant will ... They included petitions to the NRC about fire safety measures there, and ...http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202776861879/Indian-Point-Shutdown-Ends-Some-Fights-Others-May-Remain?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=0&slreturn=20170014171442

TVA Clears Next Hurdle For Small Modular Reactors

TVA Clears Next Hurdle For Small Modular Reactors
The potential for Small Modular Reactors in the TVA's operating fleet reached another milestone this month. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ...http://www.chattanoogan.com/2017/1/13/339742/TVA-Clears-Next-Hurdle-For-Small.aspx

NRC Accepts TVA?s Early Site Permit Application At Clinch River Site for Small Modular Reactor
LCG, January 13, 2017--The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) yesterday announce that it has accepted for review the Early Site Permit (ESP) ...http://www.energyonline.com/Industry/News.aspx?NewsID=7941&NRC_Accepts_TVA%3Fs_Early_Site_Permit_Application_At_Clinch_River_Site_for_Small_Modular_Reactor

Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? US Reviewing Proposed Design

Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? US Reviewing Proposed Design
NuScale formally completed its design submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday. The 12,000-page application will now ...http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/13/509673094/miniaturized-nuclear-power-plant-u-s-reviewing-proposed-design
 

NuScale of Corvallis envisions smaller nuclear plant

OregonLive.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
NuScale Power employees in Corvallis gather around a computer monitor to watch company executives in Washington, D.C., announce the filing of a design certification application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. If the NRC approves the design, ...

It Costs $500 Million To Get The Gov't To CONSIDER New Nuclear Designs

Daily Caller - ‎7 hours ago‎
Just asking the government to approve plans to build the U.S.'s first advanced nuclear reactor cost NuScale Power $500 million and 2 million labor hours over eight years. And it's not over yet. NuScale asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ...

Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? US Reviewing Proposed Design

NPR - ‎Jan 13, 2017‎
Nuclear power plants are typically hulking structures made using billions of dollars of concrete and steel. But one company thinks that by going smaller, they could actually make nuclear power more affordable. NuScale Power based in Portland, Ore., has ...

NuScale submits design for new kind of nuclear power plant

Clay Center Dispatch - ‎6 hours ago‎
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon-based NuScale Power has submitted its design to federal regulators for a new kind of nuclear power plant, designed to be smaller and more affordable. The company on Thursday submitted its 12,000-page application to the ...

Fluor's NuScale submits small modular nuclear reactor design certification to NRC

Electric Light & Power - ‎Jan 13, 2017‎
Fluor Corp. said that NuScale Power, in which Fluor is the majority investor, completed and formally submitted its design certification application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for NuScale's small modular nuclear reactor commercial ...

Why This Nuclear Engineer Says Every Nuke Plant in the US Should Be Shut Down Yesterday

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎Jan 13, 2017‎
In announcing the agreement on the closing of Indian Point in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo described it as a "ticking time bomb." But the real problem, writes Grossman, is this: There are more of them. (Photo: Matt Champlin—Getty Image).

NuScale makes history with SMR design application

World Nuclear News - ‎Jan 13, 2017‎
NuScale Power has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve the company's small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design. This is the first-ever SMR design certification application to be submitted to the NRC.

Fluor-Backed NuScale Power Files NRC Design Certification for Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

ExecutiveBiz (blog) - ‎Jan 13, 2017‎
NuScale Power has filed a design certification application for its commercial small modular nuclear reactor power plant design with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “Fluor continues to be proud of its investment in NuScale and how the company has ...
 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Russia stops agreement with Ukraine on nuclear power plant constructuion


Russia stops agreement with Ukraine on nuclear power plant constructuion

More:
http://tass.com/economy/925011

http://tass.com/economy/925011

Officials Crashed a Jet into Nuclear Reactor Facility to Test its Walls


Officials Crashed a Jet into Nuclear Reactor Facility to Test its Walls

http://interestingengineering.com/crashed-jet-nuclear-reactor-test/

Fluor's NuScale Power Submits Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Design Certification to U.S.

Fluor's NuScale Power Submits Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Design Certification to U.S. ...
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that NuScale Power (NuScale), in which Fluor is the majority ...http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170112005976/en/Fluor%E2%80%99s-NuScale-Power-Submits-Small-Modular-Nuclear

Indian Point

New York Bets On Renewables To Replace Indian Point Nuclear Plant

CleanTechnica - ‎5 hours ago‎
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies electricity to New York City and surrounding areas. The plant's two working reactors — which account for roughly 10 percent of the ...

Closing Indian Point is Easy — What Happens Next Won't Be

Village Voice - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Cuomo's Plan to Close Indian Point Power Plant Draws Skepticism from NY Lawmakers

Spectrum News - ‎9 hours ago‎
After plans were announced to shut down Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Westchester County, some lawmakers are upset they didn't get more of a heads up from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman explains. Governor Andrew ...

After Indian Point, where will we get electricity?

The Journal News | LoHud.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
The historic agreement to shut down Indian Point was cheered by longtime environmental groups that have had the nuclear power plant in their cross hairs from the day it opened more than 40 years ago. “This agreement provides what we've been fighting ...

Astoria lawmakers concerned over Indian Point nuclear reactor shutdown

TimesLedger - ‎11 hours ago‎
Elected officials in Astoria worry that the early shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear reactors may force increased production from power plants in western Queens. By Bill Parry. TimesLedger Newspapers. Share on TwitterTweet. Share on Facebook. Subscribe.

Cuomo, fracking team up to shut Indian Point

The Villager - ‎20 hours ago‎
At a December 2015 protest action at Indian Point, activists blocked access to the power plant. Eleven people were arrested and briefly held. Later, after pleading “guilty and proud” in court, they were let off with time served. BY PAUL DeRIENZO ...

Indian Point closing will end Entergy era in Northeast

Rutland Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
VERNON — The announcement this week that Entergy Nuclear would close its 2,000-megawatt Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City by 2021 will effectively end the Entergy era in the Northeast, as the Louisianabased power company ...

New York’s Plan to Bridge From Nuclear Power to Offshore Wind


New York’s Plan to Bridge From Nuclear Power to Offshore Wind


https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/new-yorks-plan-to-bridge-from-nuclear-power-to-offshore-wind

The Energy Colllective Daily: What Nuclear Power Needs to Remain on Track

What Nuclear Power Needs to Remain on Track | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Amec Foster Wheeler wins nuclear fusion deal - Power Engineering International

Amec Foster Wheeler wins nuclear fusion deal - Power Engineering International

Draft Consent-Based Siting Process and Siting Considerations.pdf

Draft Consent-Based Siting Process and Siting Considerations.pdf

Duke Energy Progress; Combined License Applications for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3


Duke Energy Progress; Combined License Applications for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3


https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/13/2017-00685/duke-energy-progress-combined-license-applications-for-shearon-harris-nuclear-plant-units-2-and-3

Federal Regulator Halts Move to Toughen Radiation Exposure Limits


Federal Regulator Halts Move to Toughen Radiation Exposure Limits


http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/federal-regulator-halts-move-to-toughen-radiation-exposure-limits/

Global Industrial Waste Management Market to Make Huge Impact in near Future: Basic Influencing Factors Driving the Industry

Global Industrial Waste Management Market to Make Huge Impact in near Future: Basic Influencing Factors Driving the Industry

Download sample copy: https://goo.gl/Q5k1lM
Global industrial waste management market has shown a considerable growth due to the high demand in waste management services on both developed and developing countries. The market across the globe is expected to show a substantial growth with a single digit increase in CAGR by the year 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2194822/2194822-6224940109280710660?midToken=AQGwvK6mFRmg4w&trk=eml-b2_anet_digest_weekly-group_discussions-16-grouppost%7Edisc%7E0&trkEmail=eml-b2_anet_digest_weekly-group_discussions-16-grouppost%7Edisc%7E0-null-1bdnny%7Eixvsw2mt%7Ea9

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: The January/February issue is out: Nuclear power and the urgent threat of climate change

Special Issue: Should nuclear power be a major part of the world's response to climate change
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