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The Politics of Nuclear Energy
placing this here due to Exelons past history of buying out competing solar and then bankrupting them, thereby eliminating their competition. Legal term intentionally withheld.


June 14, 2019 https://www.chicagobusiness.com/utilitie...ce-teeters

Exelon's status as renewable power force teeters
A major California bankruptcy could lead the Chicago-based power giant to lose most of its wind farms—and a huge solar power ranch—thanks to a decision two years ago to mortgage them for hundreds of millions.

Exelon, Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Subsidies guarantee investor returns.

Profits boil over.

Exelon increases lobbying by millions.

Exelon has hit the regulatory jackpot.
Exelon's nuclear plants continue to win subsidies.

Bipartisan legislation and courts are supporting the subsidies.

More to come as legislators target carbon dioxide emissions.

Investors should feel comfortable with their positions and the safety of the dividend.
Holtec stole the funds to build a factory for Ukraine Small modular reactors.
The Campus will house Holtec’s corporate engineering center, two large manufacturing plants, a reactor test loop and a number of ancillary facilities. Calling the future Holtec Technology Campus a “cathedral of industry”, Dr. Singh proclaimed that, “… our Campus will be the place where our innovations will be developed, nurtured, nourished and manufactured.” Firmly predicting that the city of Camden will be the birthplace for Holtec’s transformative “walk away safe” small modular reactor, SMR-160.
...Holtec President and CEO, Dr. Singh informed the assembled audience that, though the project team has cleared the site, removing all of the hazardous material in remarkable time, the extensive amount of hazardous material has slowed the project, declaring, “… we have taken 50 acres in Camden and made this land pristine and clean without a trace of hazardous material.” Dr. Singh repeated his oft-stated reason for selecting the city of Camden as the location for the new Campus, “the residents of Camden need a path out of hereditary poverty. We, as a successful company, have an obligation to show them that pathway to middle class.”
...President and Chief Operating Officer of PSEG, Mr. William Levis, hailed the expanding partnership between PSEG and Holtec because “Holtec is the best at what they do.” Mr. Levis said he has a shared vision with Dr. Singh that, “this [Camden] will be the birthplace and the center of the universe for the small modular reactor whose benefits of nuclear power – that is a safe, reliable, and clean source of energy – will be felt throughout the world.”
...Lieutenant Governor Guadagno stressed that the state officials and Mayor Redd worked together on every level and across the aisle to make this project a reality. Extolling Holtec’s role, she stated, “Today, I think it’s fair to say that in addition to Campbell’s Soup, Holtec is the anchor tenant for the city of Camden.” Lieutenant Governor Guadagno thanked Dr. Singh for his commitment to the state of New Jersey and the city of Camden by making the largest private investment in Camden history.


holtec-energoatom-and-sstc-enter-into-a-trilateral-consortium-partnership-to-advance-the-smr-160-nuclear-reactor-for-deployment-across-ukraine/ June 2019

https://smrllc.com "Recent News"

Eat this, anti-nukes.

Cart waaaay in front of your horse much, nuclear?
USDOE to Provide Access to National Laboratories to Support SMR-160’s Ongoing R&D

August 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that SMR, LLC has been selected to receive support from the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) for continued development of the SMR-160. On June 26, 2017, SMR, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International, was awarded a $500,000 GAIN Nuclear Energy voucher. The voucher will be redeemed for access to expertise and capabilities at a national laboratory, accelerating the innovation of the Company’s small modular reactor....
...Over the next year, SMR, LLC will work with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop an SMR‑160 natural-circulation primary flow simulation engine to perform a series of thermal-hydraulic stability analyses and simulations. SMR, LLC and ORNL will collaborate on these activities and later transition the simulation tools developed to SMR, LLC offices at the Holtec Technology Campus in Camden, NJ. SMR, LLC expects the products of this award will support a key element of the plant licensing specification and future testing activities, helping pave the way toward plant deployment.

ORNL team runs SMR simulations on Summit with greater than expected efficiency
02 May 2019

Results of the simulations...modeling the operational behavior of small modular reactors.
Our hope is to more accurately predict how the reactors will behave before they are built. This research instills more confidence that the reactor is going to behave exactly as predicted.

—Steven Hamilton
Eat as much as you like, DOE is paying the tab for your new SMRs. Some of the portions are "micro", but eat all you want- we'll make more. Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant will expel the hot air...in our classrooms -as the new "cathedrals" will be kept "pristine and clean without a trace of hazardous material", so these brand new nuclear inventions can be "developed, nurtured, nourished and manufactured" in their new "birthplace and the center of the universe...and will be felt throughout the world"

A star is born.

https://www.powermag.com/bagging-doe-sup...r-by-2022/ 2019


The following projects were selected under the Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development" (DE-FOA-0001817) - 3rd round of calendar year 2018 (application due date of July 31, 2018)
https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/us-de...technology now I understand the welding funds. Holtec.


Perry reads letter from Trump: "I send my greetings to the delegates of the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference.

The United States strongly supports peaceful nuclear cooperation. This includes American investments in IAEA programs, which have positively affected the lives of people around the world through advancements in industry, medicine, agriculture, and energy production. It also includes American development and exports of advanced nuclear reactors that maintain the highest standards of operational efficiency, supporting jobs in a critical industry in the United States. ... "

Perry himself remarks:

"And that includes nuclear energy, that produces nearly one-third of the world’s clean electricity onsite 24/7.

Now imagine providing this power to the 1.3 billion people without electricity in our world.

Imagine an energy boom surging through nations replacing poverty with abundance.

And imagine something else as well.

Imagine one day fulfilling the words of the Biblical prophet, Isaiah famously inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations:

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” ..."

Perry: "In keeping with the IAEA’s motto of “Atoms for Peace and Development,” I am pleased to announce that the United States is making a $1.1 million extra-budgetary contribution to help the IAEA build a new energy center to power its Nuclear Applications Laboratories. These labs help Member States reap the benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. "


NRC advertising for SMR development.

Gary Gilmartin....................................24

This guy was a paid actor and industry insider. The dossier was in the corruption thread. He abruptly died immediately prior to being awarded a grant from the gov. and Holtec. His wife/business got the grant anyways.

TVA, NRC, Clinch River, Holtec, SMR

NRC link crashes my internet.

Know why?
From HHDs post: “this [Camden] will be the birthplace and the center of the universe for the small modular reactor whose benefits of nuclear power – that is a safe, reliable, and clean source of energy – will be felt throughout the world.”


Getting smelted, the world felt it
Chernobyl, Fukushima, TMI, all melted
Guess what? The world felt it
Dumped at sea, the world felt it
Buried below a tree, the world felt it
Flying fuel flea, the world felt it
Blind with money, the world felt it
Nuclear honey, the world felt it
Swiss cheese chromosome, the world felt it
Evacuate home, the world felt it
Birds falling from the sky, the world felt it
Whales, starfish, seals pile high, the world felt it
Linear dose lie, the world felt it
Fleeced and pelted with a radioactive pellet
On a ionized planet, life melted

More Holtec in case miningawareness stops by...
Why here, you ask?

BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - The U.S. Government blacklisted four Chinese nuclear power companies, accusing them of helping to acquire advanced U.S. technology for Chinese military.

Because, we will stop at nothing to save the nuke industry. We are squashing competition. Watch Holtec/Ukraine...
Ohio Nuclear Bailout Defenders Deploy Ground Troops To Thwart Repeal Efforts Signature Collection

By Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — They’ve already hit Ohio’s airwaves and mailboxes. Now, the political defenders of a new Ohio law propping up two Ohio nuclear plants are hitting the streets.

Generation Now, a pro-House Bill 6 political group, has hired on-the-ground workers to try to prevent voters from signing petitions from a different group seeking to place an HB6 repeal on the November 2020 ballot.

Political professionals generally refer to this category of campaign workers as “blockers,” who are tasked with interfering with the signature collection process. But Generation Now spokesman Curt Steiner called them “educators.”

"Educators"? Is that like calling nuclear "green"?
What's missing?

The naming of the collaborators and the Russian fuel. Shoddy reporting? No. Intentionally misleading. That's politics for ya...



They make billions, rake the consumer over the coals, pollute their country and international waters, then walk away, leaving taxpayers to pay FOREVER. Win, win, win. Go nuclear!



Cavendish Nuclear Lands Monju Reactor Decommissioning Contract
British industry support company Cavendish Nuclear said in late August that it was pleased to announce a contract awarded by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to supply technical support for the decommissioning of the fast breeder reactor at Monju, Japan.


NRC Certifies HI-STAR 100MB Nuclear Fuel Transporting System
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Holtec International’s HI-STAR 100MB for transporting and storing nuclear plant fuel.


Rome burns.

NuScale Deal Provides Investment Dollars
NuScale Power today announced last week it has finalized agreements with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) and Sargent & Lundy to support deployment of its small modular reactor (SMR). The agreement comes with a cash investment for the U.S. company.


Clean Air Credit Bill Passes In Ohio
A new law in Ohio, the Ohio Clean Air Program, would temporarily provide over $150 million per year to the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo and the Perry nuclear plant near Cleveland, potentially saving them from early closure.

Atkins Awarded Basic Design Contract For Sizewell C
Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a $6.09 million contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at the Sizewell C site. It will be the first program of construction work to commence at the proposed nuclear power station, which is to be located immediately to the north of the existing Sizewell B power station, on the Suffolk coast.


French utility EDF has said that ongoing welding problems at Flamanville 3 would push back the start up date until at least early 2023, putting the initial schedule back further. The original start up date for the third unit at Flamanville in Normandy was seven years ago in 2012.


Canadian Nuclear Labs Launches SMR Initiative
Claiming Canada has the world’s ripest market for small modular reactors (SMR) for domestic use, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories said Tuesday that it was launching a new initiative to accelerate development and deployment of the groundbreaking SMR technology.

NuScale SMR Completes Review Milestones
NuScale Power said Monday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had completed the second and third phases of review of the company’s small modular reactor design. This development – six weeks ahead of schedule – marks a significant milestone in the company’s timeline to commercialize its technology.

Ceremony Kicks Off SMR Project In China
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced the construction start of its small multipurpose modular reactor called the Linglong One or ACP100 at Changjiang in the Hainen Province.

NRC Investigates Degraded Paint At Fermi NPP
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched a special inspection at the Fermi nuclear power plant to determine if degraded paint inside a portion of the reactor containment could impact certain safety systems in accident conditions.


As long as there is one living thing left, we Embrace the destruction of the ecosphere. Celebrate the contamination... Advertise with it.

Nuclear: Luckily, we don't speak bird. Don't fear the reaper


Ukraine Seeks To Make Lemonade Out Of Chernobyl Site


Ecological studies have long indicated a surprising recovery among wildlife in the area. Brown bear, bison, wolves, lynx and Przewalksi horses, along with 200 species of birds now inhabit the area that is, ironically, void of human activity. The nearby forest that is in Ukraine and neighboring Belarus, which died immediately after the accident remains an exclusion zone for humans. Yet remote cameras sited in the exclusion zone show a startling recovery of plants and animals 33 years after the accident.

According to Nuclear Engineering International, the Association of Chernobyl Tour Operators is attempting to have the exclusion zone designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Awarded Oyster Creek Contract
The joint venture of Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin, Comprehensive Decommissioning International, has awarded a contract to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).


Spending Bill Includes $25 Million For Nuclear Waste
The House Appropriations Committee has passed a spending bill of close to $1 trillion that includes $1.3 billion for the Department of Energy that will be used for nuclear power research and development.

Floating NPP Gets 10-Year Operating License
Rosenergoatom JSC, part of the Power Division of Russian nuclear giant ROSATOM, announced Friday it has obtained a license to operate nuclear installation of the world's first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP).

Bechtel, Deep Isolation Sign MOU On Waste Option
Nuclear waste solutions company Deep Isolation, Inc. and construction giant Bechtel National, Inc., part of the largest engineering and construction company in the U.S., have announced a cooperative agreement on sales, product development, and the deployment of Deep Isolation’s patented technology.

Not impressed with the name dropping. I mean, we could really start dropping names here. Like how these gov officials are working for Holtec et al now.

The North Wind consultants will work in concert with SCE and its Experts Team, which will support development of the strategic plan by reviewing North Wind’s work during the anticipated 20-month timeframe of the contract. The Experts Team is chaired by Tom Isaacs, former Department of Energy Office of Policy director, and includes former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Allison Macfarlane, both of whom have expertise in spent fuel citing and licensing, as well as nationally recognized leaders in radiation science, spent nuclear fuel transportation and nuclear engineering. SCE said former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will be involved in the transportation planning process.

"North Wind, Inc. is a small disadvantaged business and Alaska Native Corporation."
Some humor?
Based in Idaho and Billions under its belt.

"certified 8(a) and small disadvantaged business."

Disadvantaged? Poor things. They need a gofundme.

Oh, wait...

Nuclear Waste Management Market Is Booming Worldwide by Major Vendors: Veolia, Augean, Bechtel, BHI Energy, DMT, Holtec International, North Wind Group
Hugh Hewitt: Trump’s crucial decision on nuclear power

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Early morning humor.

Or activist fuel.


Have at 'em...
Feds fine FPL after St. Lucie plant boss fired worker who raised safety concerns


"You're fired!"
Defenders of nuclear plant bailout go from deception to outright lie in new ad


"All is fair in love and war."


Who's really running Ohios power plants

The MIB at the door and telling lies...
Altercation reported at Karachi nuclear plant as Pakistan workers bear the brunt of Chinese projects in Pakistan


Only a matter of time, folks.

Hug your children...
Belarusian nuclear power plant to get protection against drone attacks

Nuclear: Because we said so.
Nuclear Annihilation Simulation Predicts 90 Million Deaths in First ‘Few Hours’

Slow and suffering; or quick and painless- You dont pick your poison, but you still have made a choice.

Nuclear: We win.

Westinghouse and EDF aim to jointly develop an SMR
David Wagman | September 18, 2019

A French consortium, which includes utility EDF, said that it has started talks with Westinghouse Electric Co. to develop a small, modular reactor (SMR) based on French pressurized water reactor technology and a Westinghouse SMR design.

The consortium, which includes CEA, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome, unveiled their jointly developed SMR project, known as Nuward, at a nuclear energy conference in Vienna in mid-September. The reactors would be factory-built modules in the 300 to 400 megawatt range that would be complete by the late 2020s.
...Also in September, the ship-based SMR Akademik Lomonosov arrived at its permanent location in Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia's Far East, where it is expected to start operations by the end of 2019. Russian nuclear company Rosatom said the plant is equipped with two KLT-40C reactor systems (each with a capacity of 35 MW), similar to those used on icebreakers.
...In May, power engineering firm Sargent & Lundy said it would work with U.S.-based NuScale Power to further develop a separate SMR for commercial deployment. The firm also said it would make an undisclosed financial investment in the technology.

Fluor Corp. is the EPC lead for plant construction and will work with NuScale and Sargent & Lundy on aspects of the NuScale standard plant design. Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction also signed on to help NuScale Power develop and deploy an SMR. The agreement includes potential Korean financial investors who plan to make a cash equity investment in NuScale.

SMRs can be used for power generation, process heat, desalination or other industrial uses, and can use light water as a coolant or other coolants such as a gas, liquid metal or molten salt.
Westinghouse Proposes UK Deployment of Small Modular Reactor
NRC to Develop Rules for Emergencies at Small Modular Reactors
Ontario Power Will Back NuScale's Canadian SMR Bid
NRC approves a new nuclear reactor design
NuScale Commissions Second SMR Simulator
Re The Byron fuel...


Westinghouse developed EnCore Fuel as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Accident Tolerant Fuel Program. Westinghouse is currently working on an Accident Tolerant Fuel grant from the DOE totaling more than $93 million.

The DOE said that accident tolerant fuels use new materials that reduce hydrogen buildup, improve fission product retention and are structurally more resistant to radiation, corrosion and high temperatures. They could extend the refueling cycle from 18 months at present to 24 months or longer. They also could require roughly 30% less fuel.

Framatome, GE and Westinghouse are currently testing their accident tolerant fuels. The three companies hope to commercialize their fuels and deploy them to commercial reactors by 2025.

GE is working to develop Iron Chromium Aluminum (FeCrAl) alloys cladding, trademarked IronClad. GE is also developing a coating program for zirconium alloys, trademarked ARMOR, and the study of uranium dioxide-based ceramic metal fuels.

Framatome is developing chromium-coated zirconium alloy cladding with chromia-doped uranium oxide (UO2) pellets (Cr-Cr2O3). Framatome also will continue and expand development efforts on its silicon carbide cladding concepts. In July 2017, Framatome said that its lead fuel assemblies would be delivered to Southern Nuclear Co.’s Vogtle Unit 2 in the winter of 2019.


Lessons learned from Fukushima:
1. Hush
2. Redesign fuel for existing rattle-traps
3. Make meltdowns smaller (push untested SMRs)
4. Lie
5. Steal
6. Cheat
7. Blame global warming
8. Blame anxiety and fear
9. Disregard victims
10. One true God
Fukushima faults make money for the industry. Another 33 million for the nuke industry profits. A gift from the gov.. Your dollars, to be paid indefinitely. You're welcome kids. We love ya.

Funding Secured for Safer Fuel Rod R&D

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