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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,...
  • When It Comes To The Demise Of Kim Jong Un, Be Careful What You Wish For

    04/26/2020 2:45:02 AM PDT · by PIF · 29 replies
    The War Zone ^ | April 25, 2020 | By Tyler Rogoway
    Reports that Kim is either dead or is in very poor health are increasing, but what comes after his demise is far from certain and could be horrific. Regardless, there is a lot of sentiment that seems to celebrate his demise. Be careful what you wish for in this regard, here's why. He also presides over a nuclear arsenal and a massive conventional military force that could lay waste to large portions of South Korea and bombard American interests and its allies in the region with ballistic missiles. If Kim goes, it is far from clear what we will get...
  • Meet the Saab 36: Sweden's Secret Nuclear Bomber Program

    04/21/2020 4:42:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Interest ^ | April 20, 2020 | Caleb Larson
    After the Second World War, Sweden initiated a clandestine nuclear program — and had plans for a supersonic nuclear bomber. After World War II, the Soviet specter lay heavily across Europe. Like other post-war countries, Sweden wanted to protect itself from a Soviet invasion — and decided to manufacture nuclear weapons to ensure its security. Initially, Sweden tried to get nuclear weapons expertise from outside the country. The United States, as the world’s first nuclear power and a guarantor of European security, was a logical partner.
  • Records show Iran lied about making nuclear weapons, scientists say

    04/09/2020 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | April 9, 2020 | By Clyde Hughes
    A non-profit global science and security group says in a new report that Iran has built a plant to produce nuclear weapons despite its insistence that all its atomic endeavors are wholly peaceful. The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Science and International Security said the 30-page report is based on documents from the Iran Nuclear Archive that were seized by Israel two years ago. The analysis, posted Wednesday, said Tehran has "clearly" been dishonest with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which relies on government cooperation and onsite inspections. "Iran should declare this site to the International Atomic Energy Agency and allow...
  • Argentinian President Claims Former Obama Official Asked The Country To Provide Iran With Nuclear Fuel

    03/06/2020 1:49:30 PM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Doug Schoen
    During a 45-minute speech, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed that in 2010 a former Obama administration official asked Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel” under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency. According to Kirchner, Gary Samone, who was the White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction at the time, visited Argentina in the hopes of convincing them to provide reactor fuel. When the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs asked for the request in writing, they never heard from Samone again.
  • UN agency: Iran nearly triples stockpile of enriched uranium

    03/03/2020 7:10:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 3, 2020 | By KIYOKO METZLER and DAVID RISING
    The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium over the last three months in violation of its deal with world powers, and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites. VIENNA -- Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium over the last three months in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Tuesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency made the statement in a confidential report distributed to member countries that was...
  • US staged 'limited' nuclear battle against Russia in war game

    02/25/2020 9:51:11 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2/25/2020 | Guardian
    The US conducted a military exercise last week which simulated a “limited” nuclear exchange with Russia, a senior Pentagon official has confirmed. The war game is notable because of the defence department’s highly unusual decision to brief journalists about the details and because it embodied the controversial notion that it might be possible to fight, and win, a battle with nuclear weapons, without the exchange leading to an all-out world-ending conflict.
  • Westinghouse set to sign pact with Indian firm for nuclear reactors during Trump visit

    02/21/2020 8:05:38 AM PST · by kidd · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 20, 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani, Neha Dasgupta
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. energy firm Westinghouse is expected to sign a new agreement with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India for the supply of six nuclear reactors during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit next week, officials said, aiming to kickstart a long-running project.
  • New Zealand Student Selling Homemade Nuclear Fusion Reactor on TradeMe

    02/14/2020 8:51:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | Christopher McFadden
    Can you buy a nuclear fusion reactor for less than $5K? It turns out you can! If you have a few thousand dollars spare, his homemade nuclear fusion reactor could be yours today. Or perhaps you could just spend the money on something you actually need? A former student at Marlborough Boys College in New Zealand recently made the news after attempting to sell a homemade nuclear fusion reactor. The inventor, Samuel Lee, even offered the reactor with a vial of 20 grams of deuterium oxide. The listing includes details of what is included and reassures potential buyers that the...
  • Leaked map shows China plans to invade S. Taiwan after taking Kinmen, Penghu

    01/20/2020 1:56:32 PM PST · by AdmSmith · 51 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 20JAN2020 | Keoni Everington,
    A photo surfaced Sunday (Jan. 19) on Weibo showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers sitting next to a map of Taiwan that appears to indicate a southerly route for China's invasion of Taiwan, first going through Kinmen and Penghu, before landing troops in southern Taiwan. After President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) enjoyed a landslide victory in Taiwan's elections on Jan. 11, Communist China has been doubling down on its rhetoric about the tattered "one country, two systems" framework and adhering to the "1992 Consensus" — expressing its opposition to "Taiwan independence" despite the fact that Taiwan has never been a part...
  • How Europe Made Itself Dependent on Nefarious Oil Powers

    01/20/2020 8:26:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 16, 2020 | Victor David Hanson
    Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels. It likely has more reserves of shale gas than the United States, currently the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas. Yet in most European countries, horizontal drilling and fracking to extract gas and oil are...
  • Explosion during rocket test kills 'elite' of Russian nuclear center. (Sarov)

    01/16/2020 7:23:51 PM PST · by Rabin · 31 replies ^ | 12.08.2019 | Dmitry Sudakov
    The death of employees is a bitter loss for the entire nuclear center. The victims of the explosion developed special hardware and software; a leading electronic engineer, the head of the research and testing group a category 1 test engineer, and the deputy head of the research and testing department. It took the centre a year to arrange preparations for the tests in the water area of the White Sea. We put up appropriate stands, conducted the certifications. We conducted serious instruction works, prepared equipment, programs, techniques and discussed everything. It seemed that everything was prepared accordingly, adding that "the...
  • Canadian Officials Accidentally Push Nuke [Power Plant]Alert to Millions

    01/13/2020 8:36:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/12/2020
    An emergency alert sent to residents of Canada’s Ontario province that warned about an “incident” at a nuclear power plant was sent in error, the Ontario Power Generation said. On Sunday morning at about 7:20 a.m., an “incident” was reported at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto, triggering the government to send an emergency alert to local residents. The bulletin, sent to people within 10 kilometers of the nuclear plant, did not offer details about the incident. The alert was sent during during a routine training exercise conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre, Ontario Power Generation said. The...
  • Mass alert about Pickering Nuclear Generating Station sent in error: OPG

    01/12/2020 6:43:33 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    CP24 News ^ | January 12 2020 | Chris Herhalt
    The Ontario government erroneously sent out a mass alert telling of an “incident” at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the local fire chief says, sending people across the region into a panic as they sent a retraction notice approximately 106 minutes later. At about 7:25 a.m. Sunday, the province said an incident was reported at the station, located off of Montgomery Park Road in Pickering, “There has been NO abnormal release of radioactivity from the station,” the alert read. “People near the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station DO NOT need to take any protective actions at this time.”
  • Nuclear disaster: How prepared are we?

    01/04/2020 9:22:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 102 replies ^ | 11/02/2018 | Katherine Malus
    Perhaps the newest and most relevant is the higher probability of a nuclear weapon falling in the hands of a terrorist group or rogue state, such as Iran or North Korea, as opposed to a nuclear attack by another recognized nuclear weapons state. As Dr. Irwin Redlener, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, explained: “the rogue state and the terrorist detonation remain a possibility and should be considered among the most serious disaster threats that the United States faces.” Despite the reality of such a nuclear attack, the United States remains largely unprepared. In 1950, United...
  • Iran: Trump’s $200bn Sanctions Have Wiped Out Obama’s $150bn Nuclear Deal

    01/02/2020 7:59:03 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Jan 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    The sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump on Iran have more than erased the benefits given by President Barack Obama under the nuclear deal, according to numbers presented by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Under the Iran deal, Iran gained renewed access to up to $150 billion in assets that had been previously frozen. The Obama administration also infamously gave Iran nearly $2 billion in cash for the release of American prisoners who were effectively hostages. The money is believed to have been used, in part, to fund Iranian terror operations.Rouhani, quoted by Bloomberg News, said Tuesday that U.S. sanctions have...
  • Beijing Yanks DPRK Chain - Denuclearization off the Table

    12/07/2019 5:35:04 PM PST · by datura · 43 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 127/2019 | Sundance
    China controls North Korea; essentially as a proxy province. As a result Beijing controls the messaging from the DPRK. Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping is the captor and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un is the captive – it’s essentially a hostage dynamic. The historic objective has been to use DPRK aggression as a hedge against the west. Predictably there was going to come a moment when Chairman Xi realized the trade negotiations by his adversary, President Trump, were a hall of mirrors. The U.S. President has played China by using their own panda-mask strategy against them.
  • North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States given USA refusal to offer concessions

    12/07/2019 12:08:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/07/2019 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central focus of U.S. engagement with North Korea in the past two years, might have to be taken off the table given Washington’s refusal to offer concessions. Kim said in a statement that the “sustained and substantial dialogue” sought by the United States was a...
  • Inside Putin's nuclear briefcase: Russian TV shows rare glimpse of one of three attache cases Moscow could use to unleash World War III

    12/06/2019 6:20:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Faith Ridler
    A Russian television network has given a rare glimpse into one of three carefully guarded briefcases that Moscow could use to trigger nuclear strikes. The briefcase, which has a personalised key code, a flash card and is under constant supervision, is said to remotely control Russia's nuclear arsenal. The Cheget, developed in the 1980s, allows president Vladimir Putin to give the order to launch a nuclear weapon by sending a permission code to the Strategic Missile Forces. It can also warn Putin and high-ranked officials of any early signs of a nuclear attack. The inside of the case was displayed...
  • Scrap Energy Tax Favors for Better Reform

    12/05/2019 5:51:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Katie Tubb
    It’s that time of year again when Congress, feeling the pressure of budget negotiations and the year’s end, provokes the issue of expired or soon-to-expire energy tax credits. Congress has on the table roughly a dozen renewable energy tax subsidies covering wind, solar, electric vehicles, biofuels, and others. There’s a host of reasons why these energy subsidies should end, not least of which being Congress’ 2015 promise to phase out two “temporary” credits that have been around for decades—wind and solar. These two alone divert $23 billion and $12.5 billion, respectively, between 2018 and 2022, and will continue to burden...