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Urenco's goal -- selling smaller nuclear reactors 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Urenco Ltd., the world’s second-biggest maker of atomic fuel, is advancing its attempt to supply radically smaller nuclear reactors in order to boost demand for its services. The company is developing, in conjunction with Amec Foster Wheeler Plc, a generation of small, modular reactors called “U-batteries,” Chief Executive Thomas Haeberle said in an interview from the company’s headquarters in Stoke Poges, England. Urenco’s miniature reactors can generate 10 megawatts to 20 megawatts of power, a...
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Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years 22.3.2017 NPR News
Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.
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Seven Things That Need to Happen to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 2C 22.3.2017 Truthout.com
In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to "well below 2C". Ever since the signing of the  Paris Agreement  on climate change,  scientists ,  think tanks  and  policymakers  have been scrambling to define exactly what meeting this temperature limit will mean in policy and investment terms. A new  report  released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the latest attempt to address this question. Commissioned by the German government in its role this year as G20 president, the report sets out the "essential elements" needed to create an energy sector transition consistent with the Paris Agreement. The  G20  is a group of 20 major economies, including China, India, Germany, the UK and US, which  accounts  for 63% of global population and 83% of emissions. The IEA and IRENA each took a separate approach to modelling the most cost effective decarbonisation pathway, with the IEA using a so-called ...
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Beyond the 'puppet' question, what is Trump's game plan for Russia? 21.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Russia has loomed large in public discussion of Donald Trump’s administration in its first two months, but not, unfortunately, because the president has articulated any distinctive new approach to relations with that huge (and hugely important) nation.

Rather, Russia has owed its prominence to...

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Another step toward getting the nuclear waste off the beach at San Onofre? 21.3.2017 LA Times: Business

A sense of momentum is building about finding a way to deal with the massive amounts of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, including Southern California’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Last week’s Trump administration “skinny budget” proposal, which calls for boosts in defense...

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Local leaders join opposition to New York nuclear plant aid 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 locally elected officials in New York are calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to halt a tax subsidy program that would allow three aging nuclear power plants to remain open upstate. Legislators, town supervisors and councilmembers from more than two dozen counties signed a letter Monday to Cuomo requesting […]
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Pakistan and India discuss water dispute 20.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Pakistani and Indian experts on Monday opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, even as tensions over competing claims to Kashmir remain high.
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Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad 20.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Pakistan’s minister for water and hydroelectric power, Khawaja Asif, on Monday welcomed the Indian delegation, saying he hopes the two days of meetings will move the issue forward in anticipation of continued talks on […]
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Scientists discover five new sub-atomic particles 19.3.2017 Hindu: News
The find will contribute to understanding how three constituent quarks are bound inside a baryon
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Far-left candidate Melenchon backs reforms at Paris rally 18.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon gathered tens of thousands of supporters in Paris at a rally Saturday calling for deep reforms in the French constitution.
China, Saudi Arabia ink 14 cooperation deals including nuclear energy 18.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
China, Saudi Arabia ink 14 cooperation deals including nuclear energy
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AP FACT CHECK: Fukushima radiation not cause for alarm in US 18.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has reached North American shores, but — despite a number of reports shared on social media— scientists say the levels of radiation are so low that it poses no risk to public health. Late last year, researchers announced that Cesium-134 was discovered in waters off the […]
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Court holds TEPCO, government liable for Fukushima 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • A court held Japan’s government and a utility liable on Friday for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay more money to dozens out of the thousands of people who fled radiation released during the March 2011 disaster. The ruling is the first from about 30 lawsuits filed by thousands of evacuees and could set a precedent for the other cases. About half of the 150,000 people forced to leave their homes still cannot return, six years after ...
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In a First, Japanese Court Blames Government in Fukushima Disaster 17.3.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
A court has found for the first time that the Japanese government was negligent in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s triple meltdown in March 2011 and owes damages to people who fled the radiation.
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Behold the devastating power of nuclear weapon tests in newly declassified videos 17.3.2017 Washington Post
Behold the devastating power of nuclear weapon tests in newly declassified videos
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Court holds TEPCO, govt liable for Fukushima safety failures 17.3.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

TOKYO (AP) — A court has held Japan’s government and a utility liable for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay 62 of the thousands of people who had to leave their homes due to radiation during the March 2011 disaster. The Maebashi district court on Friday ordered […]
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Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films 17.3.2017 NPR News
The U.S. conducted hundreds of atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 — and filmed them. A project to digitize those films has changed the analysis of the nuclear explosions themselves.
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5 Terrifying Nuke Videos That Were Kept Secret for Decades—With Good Reason 17.3.2017 Mother Jones
This week, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released the first in a series of unclassified films of above-ground nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1945 and 1962. So far, it's posted more than 60 clips on YouTube . More are coming: The federal lab has scanned more than 4,000 of these aging high-speed films and declassified 750. The footage is mesmerizing and terrifying. National security may not have been the only reason they were kept secret.  The effort to locate, review, and preserve the films is not entirely archival. "The legacy that I'd like to leave behind is a set of benchmark data that can be used by future weapon physicists to make sure that our codes are correct so that the US remains prepared," said Greg Spriggs , a weapon physicist at the Northern California lab who is overseeing the project. Though he added that he hopes atomic weapons will never be used again, his data probably will help refine our nuclear capabilities in preparation for the day when they might ...
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California Wants to Hire EPA Staffers Who Are Sick of Trump 16.3.2017 Mother Jones
Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” Picker was far away from his home in Sacramento, where he is the president of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), for meetings with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He decided to try to recruit demoralized EPA staffers, who are facing deep program cuts and controversial new leadership. The EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt, has a long record of opposing the agency's work. Picker hopes to entice them to work for a state government with one of the most ambitious climate goals in the country. California is looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The flyers pointed people to a webpage to sign up for more details.   Picker's timing was good: The White House had just unveiled cuts of 31 percent to the agency's budget, the smallest ...
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Pentagon would see 10% spending boost under Trump's 'hard-power budget' 16.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump budget would make big cuts in State Department, EPA March 16, 2017, 10:05 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump proposes $1.1 trillion in spendingNo evidence has surfaced to support Trump's accusation that Obama wiretapped him, congressmen sayNewly...
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