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  • Out-of-control Sydney bush fire spreads towards nuclear reactor and army ammunition warehouse...

    04/15/2018 3:07:46 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia) ^ | 15th April 2018 | Hannah Moore
    An out-of-control bushfire blazing through south-west Sydney could hit the nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights, and spot fires have broken out at the Holsworthy military barracks. The bushfire, which jumped Heathcote Road and has already burnt through 980 hectares of land, is still out of control and being spread by strong winds. Greg Allan, a spokesman for NSW Rural Fire Service, told Daily Mail Australia suburbs in the north-east of the fire were their current concern, with residents in Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Illawong, Menai and Bangor expected to be hit by an ember attack. 'We are advising residents in...
  • Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

    03/20/2018 3:43:39 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”
  • NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony

    01/21/2018 2:49:21 PM PST · by ckilmer · 32 replies
    digital trends ^ | January 20, 2018 5:41 pm | Mark Austin
    NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony By Mark Austin — Posted on January 20, 2018 5:41 pm NASA and the Department of Energy have just tested a small fission nuclear reactor named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in the Nevada desert — a possible power source for future space exploration or even a manned mission to Mars. Reuters reports that initial testing of the system components in a vacuum environment, part of NASA’s Kilopower project, have led to plans for a full-power test in March. “The Kilopower test program will give...
  • Iran pours concrete into nuclear reactor, expects sanctions relief

    01/15/2016 12:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2016 | By Carol Morello
    <p>Iran removed the core of its plutonium reactor and filled it with concrete Monday, paving the way for economic and financial sanctions to be lifted soon.</p> <p>The work that effectively rendered the reactor at Arak harmless was the last major hurdle for Iran to fulfill its commitments under a landmark deal reached just shy of six months ago in Vienna. The International Atomic Energy Agency must verify that everything was done satisfactorily before U.S. and international sanctions can be lifted. But that is expected to take days, not weeks.</p>
  • Egyptian Host to Israel: 'Put Trust in God and Bomb Iran'

    04/14/2015 5:24:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | April 13, 2015
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to raise the red flag over the Iranian nuclear deal this weekend, while getting some unexpected support from a neighbor. "In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can't be trusted," Netanyahu said in a videotaped statement in English. Meanwhile, Egyptian TV personality Tawfik Okasha called Netanyahu "our dear friend" and suggested Israel take out the Bushehr Nuclear Reactor. "Put your trust in God and bomb it," Okasha said. "We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you." That's...
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • Kepco inspects aging Takahama reactors for chance at 20-year extension

    12/01/2014 5:30:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday began checking the safety of two aging nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture that are nearing the end of their certified lives to see if it can keep them going for another two decades. The reactors are the No. 1 and No. 2 units at the Takahama nuclear plant. Safety requirements adopted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis include a provision requiring operators to shut and dismantle reactors when they are 40 years old. But the nuclear regulator may grant a one-time extension of up to 20 years if utilities carry out thorough...
  • Vast majority of ruling bloc candidates favor rebooting reactors

    12/01/2014 5:25:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Japan Times
    A huge majority of those planning to run in the Dec. 14 Lower House election on the ticket of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party or its junior coalition ally, Komeito, favor restarting the nation’s idled nuclear reactors, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday. A total of 90.7 percent of those eyeing a run on the LDP ticket and 79.4 percent of prospective Komeito candidates said they support the reboot of reactors, which generated around 30 percent of the country’s total electricity before the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. All of the nation’s 48 reactors are...
  • Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

    08/23/2014 11:44:10 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 01 August 2014 | Staff
    Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. Start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years. Construction work began on the two 1350 MWe Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at Lungmen, in 1999, with the first scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2006 and the second in 2007. NT$300 billion ($10 billion) has already been spent building the plants both of which, will now mothball.
  • Chinese going for broke on thorium nuclear power, and good luck to them

    03/19/2014 4:28:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 180 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3-19-14 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The nuclear race is on. China is upping the ante dramatically on thorium nuclear energy. Scientists in Shanghai have been told to accelerate plans (sorry for the pun) to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, instead of 25 years as originally planned. “This is definitely a race. China faces fierce competition from overseas and to get there first will not be an easy task”,” says Professor Li Zhong, a leader of the programme. He said researchers are working under “warlike” pressure to deliver. Good for them. They may do the world a big favour. They may even...
  • A nuclear reactor that burns its own waste?

    08/06/2013 9:33:12 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 06 2013, 1:44 PM EDT | SHAWN McCARTHY
    Bill Gates has invested some of his considerable fortune in a nuclear reactor developer that is promising to deliver cheaper power while operating more safely and dramatically reducing radioactive waste.
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • North Korea resumes work on nuclear reactor: report

    05/16/2012 11:14:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2012 10:45pm EDT | David Chance
    North Korea has resumed construction work on an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) in a move that could extend its capacity to produce more material for nuclear weapons, website 38North reported on Thursday. Based on April 30 satellite images, work halted in December at the reactor had now re-started, said the website (38north.org), run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University and former U.S. State Department official Joel Wit. The construction activity comes as Pyongyang has stepped up progress towards conducting a third nuclear test, perhaps using highly enriched uranium for the first time, despite warnings from the United...
  • New nuclear reactors set to be OK'd for Georgia

    02/08/2012 6:35:56 PM PST · by matt04 · 29 replies
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to approve licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first approvals in over 30 years. The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. They will be sited at the Vogtle nuclear power plant complex, about 170 miles east of Atlanta. The plant already houses two older reactors. Spokespeople for Southern Co. and the NRC were quiet on the matter Wednesday ahead of the vote set for Thursday at 12 PM ET. If approved, NRC staff would likely issue a construction and operating license...
  • Power consortium to demand $1.89 bln from N. Korea over failed energy project(???)

    11/14/2011 3:11:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/14/11
    Power consortium to demand $1.89 bln from N. Korea over failed energy project SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- An international consortium once tasked with building two power-generating nuclear reactors in North Korea will soon demand that the communist country provide US$1.89 billion in compensation for the project's failure, a Seoul official said Monday. The demand comes after North Korea filed its own compensation claim worth some $5.8 billion in September, saying it suffered heavy financial losses and other troubles from the failed project. In a 1994 deal linked to North Korea's promise to denuclearize, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization...
  • All 6 Fukushima Reactors Reconnected To External Power

    03/22/2011 9:27:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/22/11
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 All 6 Fukushima Reactors Reconnected To External Power TOKYO (Kyodo)--All six reactors at the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were reconnected to external power, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said Tuesday, although smoke detected at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors the day before had temporarily hampered efforts to restore power and cool down spent nuclear fuel pools. Tokyo Electric said that it is also close to restoring lighting in the control room for the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors, a move that is expected to allow for more intensive work...
  • Tepco Reactors May Have Turned Corner As Some Cooling Functions Apparently Restored

    03/19/2011 7:31:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/20/11
    Sunday, March 20, 2011 Tepco Reactors May Have Turned Corner As Some Cooling Functions Apparently Restored TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The battle to bring the troubled Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture under control may have turned a corner, with cooling functions at two reactors apparently working again, a development that could ease a nuclear emergency that has gripped the nation for more than a week. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it managed to get temperatures at the waste fuel storage pools at reactors No. 5 and No. 6 close to regular temperatures, Kyodo News reported Sunday morning. A...
  • Editorial: A Meltdown Of Fearmongers

    03/15/2011 5:49:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 15, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: If we drop oil exploration after Deepwater Horizon, coal mining after Chile and nuclear power after Fukushima, what's left? A world without nuclear power would not be risk-free or cleaner. When Navy crewmen returned from disaster-relief missions in Japan to the deck of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, it was breathlessly reported that they'd been contaminated with radioactive particles from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima. A scene from the end-of-the-world epic "On The Beach" this was not. They were treated with good old-fashioned soap and water, and their clothes were discarded. According to the Navy, the exposure received...
  • Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan(1000 times inside the plant)

    03/11/2011 4:22:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/11/11
    Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan Published March 11, 2011 | Associated Press TOKYO – Japanese nuclear officials say radiation levels inside a nuclear power plant surged to 1,000 times its normal levels after the cooling system failed. Japan issues state of emergency at another nuclear power plant after cooling system failure. The location of the second plant is unclear
  • Russians Say Damaged Cooling Pump Is Cause of Delay in Starting Iranian Reactor

    03/01/2011 8:50:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 02/28/11 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    February 28, 2011 Russians Say Damaged Cooling Pump Is Cause of Delay in Starting Iranian Reactor By WILLIAM J. BROAD Russia on Monday explained why fuel is being removed from a nuclear reactor in Iran, delaying plans to start up the giant plant this month. The Russian account, the first official rationale, came after experts last week offered theories of the failure ranging from a startup glitch to foul play. In a statement, Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, which is building the reactor in Bushehr, Iran, said it found damage to one of the reactor’s four main cooling pumps....