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US gov nuclear corruption
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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watchannounced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for all records of communications relating to Michael Cohen and the application for a $5 billion federal loan guarantee for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Energy (No. 1:18-cv-02208)). Cohen, who was reportedly offered a $10 million “success fee” and paid a monthly retainer for his efforts on behalf of the Alabama nuclear-power project, never registered as a federal lobbyist.

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On August 2, 2018, The Wall Street Journalreported that Franklin D. Haney, “a major donor to President Trump agreed to pay $10 million to the president’s then-personal attorney [Michael Cohen] if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, including a $5 billion loan from the U.S. government …” The contract reportedly was given to Cohen “in early April to assist his efforts to complete a pair of unfinished nuclear reactors in Alabama, known as the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant …”

...
On August 29, 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight total counts that included bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.

More...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/judicia...ump-lawyer
 
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#2
...A full and complete copy of DOE’s response to an August 9, 2018, letter to Secretary Perry from Senator Ed Markey regarding Franklin Haney, Nuclear Development, LLC, and Michael Cohen.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...01796.html
"Haney's Influence Reaches Far and Wide"

2 pages.

After reading this, ask, what's going on here?

https://siteselection.com/theEnergyRepor...energy.cfm

No. What's Really going on?

https://www.csa1.com/posts/a-nuclear-war...-the-south
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news...risky.html

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/busi...nt/482772/

When you read the wapo link... and then this... you start to wonder... Was this the play since the 70's?

And you know, the reasons for the delay given here... are limiting -at best.
 
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#3
...an offer to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) a decade ago to finance completion of a nuclear plant under a lease-back arrangement. ...
https://sunlightfoundation.com/2012/10/1...pac_donor/ Whoa. I mean, politics is one thing, real-estate is another... But nuclear? Dear God, no.

http://www.flhcompany.com/real-estate/sh...developer/

https://nuclear-news.net/2018/05/25/trum...per-haney/

http://www.waff.com/story/38766054/north...rogresses/

https://analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.co...-resources

https://www.theofficialboard.com/news/nuscale-power

https://www.powerworldanalysis.com/snc-l...-37m-fuel/

https://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2018...-with.html

https://sightlineu3o8.com/2018/07/haney-...5-6-years/

https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newshol...e-4147487/

https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index...plica.html
 
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#4
http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/201...r-plymouth

What Will the Sale of Pilgrim to Holtec Mean...?

IDK, what?

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/V-Spea...21601.html

Who?

Oh.
https://smrllc.com/about/advisory-counci...-swafford/

https://holtecinternational.com/company/...-swafford/

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...f-bribery/

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Hol...02184.html


https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newssnc...du-5684126

https://www.ready4nuclear.org

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Cons...06157.html

https://fire.pppl.gov/fesac_dp_ts_willms.pdf

https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newscan...um-4162898

https://www.theofficialboard.com/news/nuscale-power fluor

https://ocni.ca/news/

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/lo...83deb.html

__________________

https://www.bing.com/search?q=candu+smr+...&FORM=PORE
 
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#5
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-04-777_en.htm

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/ENERGOATO...0140316499

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spie...55934.html

[2010, Unreco Germany opens uranium enrichment facility in US, after Russia stopped taking their waste. ]
Yet,
https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF03/...180522.pdf
and
http://www.chamberlitigation.com/sites/d...TUS%29.pdf

http://local.ans.org/india/imgs/ANS%20IN...ctures.pdf

https://www.bakerdonelson.com/files/Uplo...Ginnis.pdf p10

https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view..._Rev4.pptx
NRC Status Plans for New Reactors
June, 2011
Ad

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-GEH...03175.html
https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/...y-2018.pdf
https://nonukesca.net/the-california-new...onnection/
https://nuclear-news.net/2018/09/06/comp...ar-wastes/
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/centralized...otest.html
https://holtec.files.wordpress.com/2018/...33-061.pdf
https://neutronbytes.com/2018/02/18/holt...velopment/
https://leaderpost.com/news/economy/cana...a6dfc69458
https://www.inmm.org/INMM/media/Document...016_R2.pdf
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/C-Cent...05187.html

*** https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...-recalled/

http://www.wise-uranium.org/epusaf.html
...TVA to down-blend highly enriched uranium for use in commercial reactors to produce tritium for U.S. nuclear weapons: The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) intend to enter into an interagency agreement to down-blend highly enriched uranium (HEU) in support of national security missions.
Down-blending HEU to low-enriched uranium (LEU) promotes national security by enabling the production of tritium, a key component of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
NNSA must down-blend its unobligated HEU inventory to provide LEU for defense missions because there is no source of unobligated enriched uranium available through the open market today. Unobligated HEU is material that is free from peaceful use restrictions.
> View NNSA release Aug. 23, 2018 external link
> Federal Register Volume 83, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) p. 45919-45920 (download full text external link)

Urenco has no objections to potential supply of enriched uranium for production of tritium required for U.S. nuclear weapons

Urenco selected to supply enriched uranium for TVA reactors that produce tritium for U.S. nuclear weapons

https://urenco.com/_/uploads/file-archiv...report.pdf
URENCO owns 50% of Enrichment Technology Company Limited (ETC), a joint venture company with Orano (previously Areva). ETC provides enrichment plant design services and gas centrifuge technology for enrichment plants in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the USA.

http://www.tvel2016.ru/en/about/review
 
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#6
HHD, thats a lot of links.  I count over fifty.   That is an amazing amount of research. Thanks for bringing it forward. 

What do you have to say about all this?

It looks to me like the business of nuclear poison production continues and corruption is an integral aspect.   What does this say about mankind, civilization, the structure of civilizations, the future of the ecosystem and mans place in it?  

How do you feel about it?  What do you think about mankind, civilizations, the political structures or whatever?



the short history of the nuclear business.

Einstein figured out E=mc2.  Oppenheimer invented the nuclear bomb.  A bunch of leaders saw there was a lot of political power and money at stake and convinced the public that they should fork over their money for the manufacture of bombs so they could be safe.  The public, who almost universally suffer Authoritarian Personality Syndrome Disorder immediately gave huge amounts of money for the making of bombs but timidly asked the authorities if this wasnt dangerous.  How would they deal with the poisonous waste?

The authorities scoffed at the public concerns and replied they would figure something out.

100 serious accidents occurred and 60 million people were killed from the bomb tests and they never figured out what to do with the poison.  

The ecosphere was degraded, the people lost IQ points and brain mass, and the cost of caring for the sick and the nuclear contamination brought down civilizations.  

Nuclear fallout in conjunction with other industrial pollutants, exploitation and the destruction of nature led to the decimation of life on earth

The end

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_an..._incidents

The ECRR model predicts between 60 and 130 million extra cancers or an approximate 20-30% increase in cancer incidence rates in those populations exposed over the period 1958-63 in Europe.  page 120
http://www.inaco.co.jp/isaac/shiryo/pdf/...n_risk.pdf
 
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#7
https://ratical.org/radiation/dhap/dhap991.html
 
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#8
Ya, looks to me like corruption & Poison Production Industries are now working hand in glove.
  EPA is playing along. They've had to haul out the bafflegab.

Some other familiar names. Magic men.  Promise the sky. Deliver misery.

Air-quality plan for Metro East incinerator may relax heavy-metal monitoring requirements


http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/air-...quirements


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#9
2003
https://www.wiseinternational.org/nuclea...pplication

https://neutronbytes.com/2018/03/04/cana...-industry/

http://www.sric.org/nuclear/docs/2018043...HOLTEC.pdf

(11-13-2018, 04:02 PM)Code Wrote: What do you have to say about all this?
That is what I said to the dog when it made a big mess. 
The dog declined to answer.

http://caferadlab.com/thread-2989-post-6...ml#pid6469

NRC Damage Control

Nuclear: It takes a village. No, really...
 
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#10
https://mobile.twitter.com/secretaryperr...7278669825

Had the opportunity to tour Holtec International’s Technolgy Campus with Rep.
@DonaldNorcross this morning. Holtec’s work on small modular reactors and solutions for the safe transportation and storage of nuclear materials are pivotal to America’s nuclear industry.

Rick Perry, Oct 25
 
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#11
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articl...-uranium-f

EDF has made provision to store reprocessed uranium for up to 250 years as a strategic reserve. Currently, reprocessing of 1100 tonnes of EDF used fuel per year produces 11 tonnes of plutonium (immediately recycled as mixed-oxide fuel) and 1045 tonnes of reprocessed uranium converted into stable oxide form for storage.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articl...estigation
Comment period closes on US uranium investigation
02 October 2018
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) should not place any import limits or restrictions on uranium from Canadian producer Cameco, the company said in its submission to the DOC's ongoing Section 232 investigation. The comment period on the investigation has now closed.
The investigation was triggered by the filing in January by uranium mining companies Energy Fuels Inc and Ur-Energy of a petition - under Section 232 of the filed under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 - requesting the DOC look into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross launched the investigation in July, after consultation with industry stakeholders, members of Congress, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other administration partners. ...

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/ene...fuel-plant
25 Oct 2018
U.S. Deep-Sixes Plutonium-Handling Nuclear Fuel Plant
Shoddy construction, midprocess design changes and mismanagement have claimed another major nuclear energy project in the United States.

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) terminated construction of a facility in South Carolina designed to transform 34 metric tons of surplus military plutonium, enough for about 17,000 nuclear weapons, into fuel for nuclear power plants. DOE says the project is unnecessary and too expensive, while supporters say it is needed to keep a federal promise to move the plutonium cache out of state and to preserve 1,800 jobs at the site.

The Aiken, S.C., project began in 2007 and was at least US $2.6 billion over its $4.9 billion estimated cost and still years from completion. The cost escalations and delays were akin to those afflicting the pair of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors under construction in nearby Vogtle, Ga., and another pair killed last year at South Carolina's VC Summer

More...

Some history...

https://ratical.org/radiation/dhap/dhap991.html
DEPLETED URANIUM

A POST-WAR DISASTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

- Part 1 -

Laka Foundation, May 1999
Depleted Uranium:
a by-product of the Nuclear Chain

By Peter Diehl

https://wognews.net/news/2018/11/poland-usa-nuclear
Poland and the USA have signed a Joint Declaration of Energy Security, which emphasises the expansion of their cooperation in a variety of areas, including civil nuclear energy. The document was signed in Warsaw yesterday by Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
...
...to promote international arrangements that would help future civil reactors, including advanced reactors, deployed in Poland obtain access to reliable nuclear fuel supply and services, notwithstanding the role and prerogatives of the Euratom Supply Agency;
to encourage the development of civil nuclear energy infrastructure, including training and human resource development, as well as appropriate application of civil nuclear energy and related energy technology, in accordance with evolving International Atomic Energy Agency guidance and standards on infrastructure development and Euratom regulations;
to establish a working group to implement the above provisions on cooperation in civil nuclear energy, under the strategic dialogue between the two countries on energy.
The US Department of Energy said Poland is a key member of the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation (P-TEC), which Secretary Perry launched at the Three Seas Summit in Bucharest, Romania in September. Following that Summit, President Andrzej Duda and President Donald Trump announced the intention to establish a US-Poland Strategic Dialogue, in which energy is an important pillar, it added. ...

https://neutronbytes.com/2018/03/04/cana...-industry/
Canada Sets Course for a Domestic SMR Industry

The Canadian Government is mapping out an industrial strategy to become a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and use of small modular reactors (SMRs).

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is reviewing 10 SMR designs including the NuScale SMR from the U.S.
In unrelated news Holtec has signed off on a plan to build an SMR manufacturing facility in Ukraine
Holtec’s application for an interim storage facility for spend nuclear fuel at at site in NM has been accepted by the NRC
Russia Confirms Plans To Revive BN-1200 Fast Breeder

https://ua.usembassy.gov/remarks-by-secr...c-academy/
Remarks by Secretary Perry
Diplomatic Academy
Kyiv, Ukraine
Monday, November 12, 2018

https://aikenleader.villagesoup.com/p/do...-sr/840884
2012 SMR craze...

https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/urenco.pdf
 
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#12
"EDF has made provision to store reprocessed uranium for up to 250 years as a strategic reserve. "

Which civilization did they have in mind?  Lets go back 250 years....to the year 1768. 
 
"..taking a bath those days wasn’t even a habit. People believed that soaking your body in water is unhealthy and that bringing your bare skin in contact with hot water will let diseases spread on the body. They took baths with their clothes on."

Imagine if they had discovered a deadly poison....enough to kill everyone on earth....and they left it for us...their descendants collecting a storage fee all along.


https://livesandlegaciesblog.org/categor...the-1700s/
http://www.welikeviral.com/15-revolting-...gross.html

in my opinion, the sooner the planet rids itself of this species, the better.
 
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#13
http://fissilematerials.org/blog/2018/04...apon-.html
Declaring more U.S. weapon-grade uranium excess could delay the need to build a new national enrichment plant
APRIL 4, 2018

http://www.wise-uranium.org/epeur.html#DEHEU


Uranium Enrichment and Fuel Fabrication - Current Issues (Europe)

last updated 16 Sep 2018

Uranium Hexafluoride Transport
Waste Management - Depleted Uranium

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...erman-nuc/

proposed-dumping-of-200-tonnes-of-german-nuclear-waste-on-america-did-the-us-mislead-people-on-the-amount-hidden-in-plain-sight-jein-as-germans-say-oppose-dumping-of-200-tonnes-german-nuc

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/centralized...r-was.html

The problem I see, is Holtec's claim that NRC doesn't need an environmental impact report because there are other nuclear activities in the area.

The other problem is... They have to change existing law to include "interim" to be eligible for us gov funding.

http://ww.usubc.org/site/member-news/ukr...clear-fuel
Ukraine's Nuclear Regulatory Leadership Visits Holtec to Confer on Safety Issues Related to Monitored Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel

Holtec International, Marlton, New Jersey,
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Published by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Holtec stored FDNPP u4 fuel, according to legend...

And Chernobyl...
 
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#14
I was so impressed with the French utility company keeping uranium for the strategic reserves for future generations that I decided to follow their lead. Of course I wont be able to save anything as poisonous, but Im determined to do my part to insure the safety of our descendants.

To that end, Im storing tons of various extremely toxic and explosive materials for the people who will be alive in the year 2268. Now...by that time 99% of the animal life on the planet will be long gone, (based on current scientific assessment), and nearly everyone will be afflicted with some degree of autism, microcephaly or other types of mental retardation and physical deformity. That is precisely why they need the safety and security that large quantities of toxic material will confer to them. They can either let it seep into the environment, or possibly make bombs out of it. Either way they can continue the great progress civilization is making toward creating a life-free zone out of the ecosphere.

Certain people have raised the question how we can afford tons of this toxic strategic legacy. Lay your concerns to rest, YOU are going to pay for it. You see, the beauty of this project is that even though Im an insane lunatic who profits off poisoning people and animals for your safety, because Ive positioned myself as an authority in nuclear and your protection, people believe anything I say. And, Its all perfectly legal under the rulalaw.

So I will continue to show the type of leadership needed to position Codeco to add significant value over the long term, and leverage our assets for economigroth and profit for our shareholders.

Yes, with our strong commitment to nuclear, future generations....your childrens great great grandchildren.... will enjoy the same security we do today with the nuclear threat and elimination of life that our modern industrial installations will provide for many generations to come.

Codeco, a capitalist success story
 
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#15
http://fissilematerials.org/blog/2018/10...n-ble.html
United States to down-blend HEU for tritium production
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The United States will down-blend 20.2 tons of highly-enriched uranium to use the resulting LEU in reactors of the Tennessee Valley Authority that produce tritium for the U.S. nuclear weapon program. The cost of the six-year contract, awarded to Nuclear Fuel Services, a subsidiary of BWX Technology, is $505 million, the work is expected to begin in 2019.

https://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/...051512.pdf

...Urenco has signed a contract with TVA to supply enrichment services from its New Mexico plant to the Watts Bar and Sequoyah reactors. This arrangement raised questions about whether the TVA plants could be used to make tritium for nuclear warheads while being fueled by enriched uranium from Urenco. A 2008 legal memorandum to NNSA concluded that the Washington Agreement did not preclude such use of the Urenco-produced nuclear fuel, because tritium is not defined as special nuclear material, but rather as byproduct material. A Joint Committee of the Urenco consortium, after being briefed on the issue at a 2005 meeting, did not object to the TVA contract.3
A Urenco official said that although the company does not object to TVA tritium production with its enriched uranium, current DOE policy would not approve the transfer.4 An NNSA official said U.S. treaty obligations prevent fuel enriched by Urenco from being used for tritium production: “The answer in general for Urenco is that its enrichment technology has peaceful use restrictions, consistent with section 123(a)(3) of the Atomic Energy Act and our treaty with Euratom [an association of European countries that use nuclear energy], that prevent its deployment in support of nuclear weapons programs or ‘for any military purpose.’”5 ...

https://ezinearticles.com/?Will-Cameco-S...&id=237314

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/UF-Ure...08168.html

O/T Another problem with the proposed storage facility is the lack of transparency as to total inventory sources and future plans for 10's of thousands of canisters. Further, a for profit corporation riding on the taxpayers coat-tails, avoiding liability and putting profit first. 100 jobs?

Another Westlake/Bridgeton...
 
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