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The Politics of Nuclear Energy
Speculative potential harm; no immediate threat( look we already promised, just check history)... we are a solid no immediate threat promise factory with 100% speculative no immediate threat honesty.... really go check it out, honestly, National security is100% honestly an immediate threat, I mean look at all the money we spend on defense that can only point to truths and honesty about non disclosure no immediate, immediate threats.

This statement has been approved by TMANITNST( The Mental Apptitude No Immediate Threat National Security Threat) association


"It says the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 gives the U.S. sole responsibility for regulation of radioactive material and that the Supreme Court has said states have “no role” in its transportation, handling and disposal."

Oh I guess citizens are not the US. United Sheeples of America

All Biodiversity is overwhelmed by a single species....extinction is immenent

Jumping Jack Cash..

Giuliani associate made millions in Ukraine before his U.S. fortunes turned
OCTOBER 18, 2019

State Rep John Black -R, submitted a bill for the SMR Corp, yet unnamed, to have the humble folks of Missourah be charged up front by the utility for nuclear reactors, specifically, he states, untested SMRs.

Nuclear is dirty pool, Mr Black.

Reads like an ALEC draft.


Missouri hasn’t seen a new nuclear plant in more than 30 years.

A Southwest Missouri lawmaker and state air conservation officials say that needs to change to meet the demands of the future.

Their first step: letting power companies bill customers up front for the cost.

Rep. John Black, R-Marshfield, filed a bill earlier this month that would allow companies to add the cost of a new nuclear plant or renewable energy generator to customers’ rates while they’re under construction.

Missouri voters banned the practice via initiative petition in 1976, shortly after St. Louis-based Ameren’s corporate predecessor won approval to collect costs while it built the state’s first nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

Consumer advocates railed against the idea of paying for something not yet in service.

Indian American Entrepreneur Opens Camden Facility, Offers Fast Track Mini Nuclear Reactors to India
India-West Staff Reporter Oct 10, 2017

Was N.J. ‘betting on wrong horse’ in giving Holtec $260M tax break for Camden move?
November 10, 2016

MOU sees Holtec SMR-160 for Ukraine
02 March 2018

A memorandum of understanding signed by Holtec International and Energoatom envisages the adoption by Ukraine of Holtec's small modular reactor (SMR) technology with the country becoming a manufacturing hub for SMR-160 reactor components. Separately, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has begun a technical review of an application by Holtec for a consolidated spent fuel interim storage facility proposed for southeastern New Mexico.

Holtec CEO Kris Singh and Energoatom president Yury Nedashkovsky sign the MOU (Image: Holtec)

Holtec's SMR subsidiary is working to commercialise the 160 MWe factory-built SMR, which uses low-enriched uranium fuel. The passively safe reactor's core and all nuclear steam supply system components would be located underground. The design has the flexibility to be used in remote locations, or in areas with limited water supplies or land, according to the company.

The memorandum signed in Camden, New Jersey, includes the licensing and construction of SMR-160 reactors in Ukraine, as well as the partial localisation of SMR-160 components. The Ukrainian manufacturing hub is to mirror the capabilities of Holtec's Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Camden, and will be one of four manufacturing plants Holtec plans to build at distributed sites around the world by the mid-2020s. The memorandum of understanding will be implemented through a joint coordinating committee.

US application docketed

The NRC yesterday said it has formally docketed an application by Holtec to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for used fuel from commercial nuclear power reactors in Lea County, New Mexico. The regulator has determined the application is sufficiently complete for detailed safety, security and environmental reviews to begin.

Holtec is seeking to store up to 8680 tonnes of uranium in commercial used fuel using its Hi-Storm UMax storage system, for a 40-year licence term.

Holtec also said it is in talks with "leading Ukrainian suppliers" of speciality machinery such as turbo-generators to integrate their products into SMR-160.

Energoatom's president, Yury Nedashkovsky, is an active member of the Holtec Advisory Council. Holtec said he has told the Council that Energoatom intends to replace two VVER-440 reactors at the Rovno nuclear power plant with SMR-160s. Nedashkovsky cited SMR-160's "walk-away" safe design and Energoatom's "trust and confidence" in Holtec, based on the companies' long-term business relationship, as reasons behind Energoatom's selection of Holtec's reactor system.

Holtec's 160 MWe factory-built SMR uses low-enriched uranium fuel. The factory-built reactor's core and all nuclear steam supply system components would be located underground, and the design incorporates a wealth of features including a passive cooling system that would be able to operate indefinitely after shutdown. No active components, such as pumps, are needed to run the reactor, which does not need any on-site or off-site power to shut down and to dissipate decay heat. The SMR-160 is planned for operation by 2026.

The SMR-160 was selected by the US Department of Energy in 2012 as one of three SMR projects to be demonstrated potentially at its Savannah River site in South Carolina. The NRC is carrying out pre-application activities on the reactor design. Holtec International and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in February announced a collaboration to accelerate the commercialisation of SMR-160.

Holtec has also applied for a pre-licensing vendor design review for SMR-160 by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commision, and last year signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of reactor. Under that agreement, SNC-Lavalin - the parent company of Candu Energy - will provide Holtec with a range of nuclear engineering services, including supporting the licensing of the SMR-160 reactor.

Researched and written
by World Nuclear News

...The two oldest units in Ukraine, Rovno 1&2, were to be replaced as part of the 2006 nuclear power strategy. In 2018, however, Energoatom signed an agreement with Holtec International to replace them by 2030 with multiple SMR-160 units. It is intended that this will be a pilot project, and will set up a manufacturing hub for these reactors.
...In June 2019 a consortium between American company Holtec, Energoatom, and the State Scientific and Technology Center announced that it is seeking to build six SMR-160s at the country's Rivne nuclear power station site.
...Turboatom is also building Holtec’s Hi-Storm 190 casks for Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) for VVER fuel, celebrated as “the dawn of a new chapter in US-Ukraine cooperation.” As noted above, Westinghouse is working with Turboatom to uprate the capacity of 13 VVER-1000 turbine generator sets by up to 10%. The company is developing export markets in Europe, to replace Russia.
...In December 2005, Energoatom signed a US$ 150 million agreement with the US-based Holtec International to implement the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) project for Ukraine's VVER reactors. Holtec's work involves design, licensing, construction, commissioning of the facility, and the supply of transport and vertical ventilated dry storage systems for used VVER nuclear fuel, initially 2500 VVER-1000 and 1100 VVER-440 assemblies. This was projected for completion in 2008, but was held up pending legislation. Then in October 2011 parliament passed a bill on management of spent nuclear fuel, and this was approved in the upper house in February 2012. It provides for construction of the dry storage facility within the Chernobyl exclusion area, between the resettled villages Staraya Krasnitsa, Buryakovka, Chistogalovka and Stechanka in Kiev Region, southeast of Chernobyl. Ukraine requires all spent fuel to be stored in double wall multi-purpose canisters (DWC).The new storage facility will become a part of the common spent nuclear fuel management complex of the state-owned company Chernobyl NPP, though it will not take any Chernobyl fuel. In April 2014 the government approved the 45 hectare site for the facility, to take fuel from Rovno, South Ukraine and Khmelnitski. The total storage capacity of the facility will be 16,530 used fuel assemblies, including 12,010 VVER-1000 assemblies and 4520 VVER-440 assemblies. Some of these have high-burnup fuel and are hot, with up to 38 kW heat load. It is expected to cost $460 million, including 'start-up complex' $160 million. Holtec quoted three years for construction from mid-2014, when the project was reactivated under a new government with a new contract. The contract was amended in January 2015 so that the civil design and construction of CSFSF will be the responsibility of NNEGC Energoatom (Ukraine). The project was to span six years, with the first stage for 3600 fuel assemblies complete in 2018, and the fourth in January 2021.At the same time, Holtec International (USA) is responsible for the supply of specific dry spent nuclear fuel storage and transport canisters and casks which will be used at the three nuclear power plant sites, and during the used nuclear fuel transport from them to the CSFSF, as well as at the facility itself. Holtec HI-STAR 190 transport casks will be used for transporting canisters to the site where they will be loaded into Holtec’s HI-STORM 190 ventilated vertical storage system, to provide physical protection, radiation shielding and allow passive heat removal. The double-wall canisters (DWC) were approved by the State Nuclear Inspectorate (SNRI) early in 2015. In October 2015 Holtec agreed with Turboatom in Ukraine to manufacture the HI-STORM 190 casks, initially 94 of them.The cost of the project is equivalent to a few years of payments to Russia for storing Ukraine's fuel from the three plants (about $200 million per year). Construction of the CSFSF commenced in August 2014, with Holtec acting as the general contractor of the project, while two Ukrainian companies, YUTEM Engineering Ltd and Ukrtransbud Inc, started to build it. In August 2015 Holtec said that site construction (of stage 1?) was 57% complete and due to be finished in July 2016. Then in October 2016 Energoatom subsidiary AtomProjectEngineering said that the active phase of construction was due to start in March 2017. In July 2017 the SNRI issued a licence for the project, which is expected to start accepting fuel in 2019.Holtec earlier said that hostilities in the east had set back the schedule. Commissioning is now anticipated at the end of 2018.Vitrified high-level waste from reprocessing Ukrainian fuel will be returned from Russia to Ukraine from 2018, and go to the CSFSF.Chernobyl ISF-2 for RBMK fuelUsed fuel from decommissioned RBMK reactors at Chernobyl nuclear power plant will be stored in a new dry storage facility being built a few kilometres from the plant, and not far from CSFSF. In September 2007 Holtec International and the Ukrainian government signed a contract to complete the placement of Chernobyl's used nuclear fuel in dry storage systems at the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2). Removing the radioactive fuel from the three undamaged Chernobyl reactors is essential to the start of demolishing them. Holtec will complete the dry storage project, begun in 1999 by the French company Framatome (subsequently Areva and then Orano), and is utilising as much of the previous work on the project as possible, with the protection of public health and safety as the overriding criteria. Areva’s €80 million contract was suspended in October 2005, after donor countries rejected its proposal to correct problems with its endeavours. "The prior contractor's technology was shown to be inadequate to meet the facility's functional and regulatory requirements," according to Holtec, which took over the project in 2011. Areva was required to pay €45 million to Ukraine in compensation for the botched project.Transfer of most used fuel to the site from Chernobyl units 1-3 was completed in 2013, with the last damaged fuel removed in June 2016. Initially this is stored in ISF-1, a wet storage facility which was commissioned in 1986. The Chernobyl Dry Storage (ISF-2) project requires dividing over 21,000 fuel assemblies into 42,000 fuel bundles in a custom-engineered hot cell, and drying them – a step overlooked in the Areva era. The bundles will be put into steel canisters which are then filled with inert gas and welded shut. Each metal canister is placed horizontally in a NUHOMS concrete storage module where it will be enclosed for up to 100 years. Once all the used fuel has been transferred, ISF-1 will be decommissioned. The first Holtec canisters for the Areva-designed NUHOMS dry storage system were delivered from the USA in November 2015, and about 85 of these will be involved in stage 1. The balance of 231 will be delivered over 2017-19. They will store the fuel long-term in an inert gas environment.ISF-2 has a fixed price of $411 million and was completed in 2019, though hostilities in the east set back the schedule. In August 2017 the SNRI approved an integrated systems test of the facility, and system-wide trials commenced in May 2019. There is full endorsement from the Assembly of Donors, who provide funding for Chernobyl remediation and decommissioning through the EBRD’s Nuclear Safety Account. The works are being carried out by Ukrainian companies UTEM-Engineering (principal contractor) and Ukrtransbud.
October, 2017
NEW YORK – Indian-American entrepreneur Kris Singh wants the Indian government to help him with his initiative to create fast track mini nuclear reactors, claiming that they are economical and could be constructed within two years.

The SMR LLC and Holtec International founder and CEO, recently opened up a 160,000-square-foot office building in their 50-acre campus in Camden, New Jersey and the state government has awarded him $260 million to develop an SMR construction facility there, reported PTI.
...But constructing each of these small nuclear reactors can cost about $1 billion however, if made in India; the cost could be far less.

‘The Indian labor is cheaper…so the construction cost would be less. You should reasonably expect between 20 to 30 per cent reduction in cost as we go forward,” he exclaimed mentioning that the company has already written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the SMR 160, offering to have it constructed in India under the Make in India program
“We have also started Holtec Arabia for SMR deployment in the middle east countries. Many of these SMR parts will be manufactured in India and exported to Middle East,” he added.

Holtec Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International, recently finished constructing a facility in Dahej, Gujarat to develop components of Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR-160), noting that the $100 million project is just a small beginning of his long-term plan of manufacturing in India.

Singh said this facility would initially export the critical nuclear facility components including air cooled condensers, spent fuel storage and others to the U.S. and other countries and that his company expects the export to cost $400 million in a year or so.


Time to open a canister of whoop azz...


Knowing they have now been awarded DOE monies to test their SMR invention matters...

https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1903/ML19037A179.pdf Holtec Reprising 2018
On exhibit at the NRC

Holtec's Kris Singh praises Modi election as aid to U.S.-India development
by Joseph N. DiStefano, Posted: May 22, 2014
They move non disposable super toxins from one temporary place to another,  you pay.

"Nuclear Waste Management Market is witnessing significant growth due to strict rules and regulations to inhibit toxic nuclear emissions all over the world and demand more investment in nuclear power projects. Numerous nuclear dismantling projects boost the nuclear waste management market."

Remarkably, that sounds sane to some people.

Nuclear poison; literally everywhere on earth except in safe and permanent storage
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout


The use of nuclear power to generate electricity over the
past six decades has created a nuclear waste crisis for
which there is no solution on the horizon, but which will
require the safe storage and management, and ultimately final disposal
 for hundreds of thousands of years. 

 More than 60 years of commercial nuclear programs has produced radioactive materials
 that will remain hazardous
to humans and the environment on a time scale that far
exceeds the existence of human civilization.
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout
It looks like they are saying, if you just toss it finely ground to the wind and waves it becomes diluted enough to be safe for everyone and everything to consume for the rest of time, again...

Evaluation of radiation doses and associated risk from the Fukushima nuclear accident to marine biota and human consumers of seafood

Quote:Radioactive isotopes originating from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 were found in resident marine animals and in migratory Pacific bluefin tuna (PBFT). Publication of this information resulted in a worldwide response that caused public anxiety and concern, although PBFT captured off California in August 2011 contained activity concentrations below those from naturally occurring radionuclides.

Humans did not create background radiation...

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Barges to take Indian Point's radioactive waste down the Hudson? Company considers it
The Journal News|6 days ago
Holtec told federal regulators they may use barges to remove contaminated parts from Indian Point when the nuclear power plant is dismantled. The company hired to tear down Indian Point...
Nuclear: Never Forget
Chernobyl Fallout...

A story that weaves through Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Divide and Woodland Park, the life of Lynn Lansford links children abandoned and the largest explosion of a nuclear power plant in history.

“I got cancer because I worked near Chernobyl,” Lansford said, referring to the explosion of April 1986 in Pripyat, Ukraine, then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Founder of a humanitarian-aid nonprofit organization, Lansford and volunteers worked in orphanages within a 300-mile radius of the plant. “When the alarms went off we’d gather all the kids and put them in a room,” she said, speaking on a break from her position as an assistant case manager for Teller Senior Coalition in Woodland Park. “We were in Romania on the Ukrainian border; it was right after the Romanian Revolution in 1990.”

While working in another orphanage in Romania, this one in Transylvania, Lansford met children who were given up by their parents and mistreated at the institution. “What I saw horrified me; I saw kids tied to the bed and rooms with children rocking back and forth,” she said.

She returned home but couldn’t forget the children in Transylvania. Eventually, she and her husband, Jim Lansford, adopted two of the orphans, a boy and a girl, 1 ½ and a girl, 3 ½.

“I hired a bodyguard and a translator so I got to go into the Gypsy village to negotiate and meet the birth families and arrange for them to arrive in court,” she said. “My daughter couldn’t use her legs, they had been bound so tightly. Because she was Gypsy they had done six blood transfusions to try to make her Aryan, white.”

The Lansfords brought the two adopted children home to meet their three siblings.

Within a few years, all but two volunteers who had worked at the orphanage on the Ukrainian border died of cancer. Lansford also became ill.

“I developed thyroid cancer,” she said. “Surgeons removed half of my thyroid with the cancer in it. I refused radiation for the other side and went on cannabis oil. I put a drop of the oil under my tongue for a year and while I was doing that I opened the Children’s Healing House in Divide.”

For a year, families with children from all over the world came to the Children’s Healing House to be treated with Charlotte’s Web CBD oil, developed from the cannabis plant and produced in Colorado. “They could stay in my healing house free for 30 days while they got on the cannabis oil for epilepsy and cancer,” she said, adding that she opened the house in 2000 when Colorado voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana.

During this time, Lansford continued to be cautious about the lingering effects of her cancer. “The skin, of course, absorbs every chemical you put on it, which goes straight into the blood cells,” she said.
Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir recorded sounds from inside the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Golden Globe winner. Soundtrack for the HBO movie, Chernobyl.

Evacuation and Chernobyl are two more horror sound tracks from the movie guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

Bridge of Death: https://youtu.be/kE7zsf0LKPY



SNCLavalin NWMO Oh, my.

Their partner, Holtec-CDI will get it ALL in the end.

Say it ain't so...

from links above

"Every Deep Geologic Repository (as this is called – DGR) built to date on the planet has failed, with the longest-lasting one failing after a mere 15 years. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC – the nuclear regulator) claim that it would make no difference to the safety of the drinking water for 40-million people if the entire radiological content of this deep cavern were to leak into the lake (which kind of begs the question as to why we need such a dump at all). In fact, this is the final plan for these wastes: only the time-frame is in question. They claim it will take a million years (just like WIPP in the US did before that failed after just 15 years) but every underground nuclear waste site OPG has built so far has leaked radioactivity into the groundwater, including immediately for their Radioactive Waste Operating Site 2. Please join us all in opposing this plan. These wastes, because of the inclusion of long-lasting intermediate level wastes, will continue to be radioactive for millions of years, and dangerously so for hundreds of thousands. Innocent people should not have this outrageous situation forced on them.”
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout

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