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Most recent updates on top. This is a continuation of:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/the-ongoing-saga-56-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ It continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/the-ongoing-saga-58-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/
(The information on Burkina Faso was posted first and thus is at the bottom of the post.)

70 Years Ago, 16 July 1945, First Atomic Bomb Tested
Atomic bomb 16 July 1945 colored
70 Years is Enough Campaign:  Nuclear Energy is Nuclear War EverydayPro Nuclear Call up to Clean up WiPP and FUkushima
Call-up to Clean-up Nuclear Sites
These images or something similar will probably stay on top until a) pro-nuclear people volunteer to work at nuclear waste sites (WIPP, Fukushima, Hanford, etc.) in droves, and b) the nuclear industry is shut down. Then, after b), there will still be the problem of a) the nuclear waste to be secured. We live on borrowed time. Let’s shut the nuclear industry down now!
Let’s hurry up people!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/nuclear-energy-institute-nei-wants-the-us-nrc-to-axe-transparency-participation-comment-deadline-july-20-2015-11-59-pm-one-of-the-last-chances-before-the-veneer-of-democracy-is-stripped-away/

54 years ago, in 1961, US President and former General Eisenhower warned : “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist… We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.” See more here at new post: http://wp.me/p2FMRA-4N3 (Nuclear Industrial Complex: Academic sell-out; Plundering Precious Resources; Insolvent Democracy – General, President Eisenhower warned of it in 1961, 54 years ago.) While he warned about the military industrial complex, the nuclear industrial complex is its offshoot. The US Atomic Energy Act was 61 years ago in 1954.

Reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/cumbria-for-sale-to-fukushima-companies-stopmoorside/

US NRC Comment Deadlines:
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions 07/20/2015
NRC-2015-0067 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 1 07/23/2015
NRC-2011-0012 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 07/24/2015
NRC-2014-0161 Financial Qualifications for Reactor Licensing 08/03/2015
NRC-2014-0044 Reactor Effluents 09/01/2015
NRC-2015-0057 Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation 09/08/2015 http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment.html

Reuters News Selection:

Japan nuclear watchdog says safety culture not good enough Posted: Wed., 15 Jul 2015 06:08AM EDT
TOKYO, July 15 – Japan’s atomic regulator on Wednesday said falsified documents at Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc related to radioactive waste http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL4N0ZV35Z20150715

Renewables outpace nuclear in economies making up 45 percent of world population: report
Posted:Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:02:58 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) – Solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy besides hydro-electric dams now supply more electricity than nuclear in Japan, China, India and five other major economies accounting for about half the world’s population, an atomic industry report shows. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/T0TqpZ_XrV4/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Toshiba CEO to step down in September in accounting scandal -sources
Posted:Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:44:38 -0400
* Third-party committee investigating role of top officials (Adds details on third-party investigation report) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/HytEx0_e0UQ/toshiba-accounting-ceo-idUSL4N0ZV19720150715

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/obamas-forgotten-objection-to-nuclear-power-it-might-blow-up-irradiate-kill-us/

Moorside Sheep looking toward Sellafield Streetview
Angst Moorside Sheep looking toward Sellafield Streetview

Proposed Moorside Nuclear Power Station by Toshiba and Engie (GDF-Suez)

NuGen buys land for new British nuclear plant
Posted:Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:39:54 GMT
LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – NuGen has signed a contract to buy the land at its Moorside site from Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the company said on Tuesday, taking development of its proposed nuclear project in northwest England a step closer. http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/481b8ff3/sc/31/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C0A70C140Cbritain0Enuclear0Enugen0EidUSL5N0AZU32I20A150A7140DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

Monday, 13 July 2015

US NRC Comment Deadline in less than 12 hours: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/us-nrc-manager-comments-on-nrc-document-opposes-emergency-preparedness-for-nuclear-fuel-facilities-comment-deadline-monday-13-july-11-59-pm-ny-dc-et/
New Posts Related to the comment period: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/honeywell-uranium-hexafluoride-nuclear-fuel-factory-contaminated-worker-transported-to-local-medical-facility-july-8-2015/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/us-nrc-corrupt-unfit-threat-to-public-safety-says-retired-nuclear-quality-engineer-kevin-ramsey-named-as-safety-opponent-comment-deadline-11-59-pm-ny-dc-eastern/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/they-knew-all-along-hissing-lethal-rad-orange-gas-ball-missing-bomb-grade-heu-cancers-dilution-doesnt-work/
Nuclear Fuel Facilities USNRC
http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/materials/fuel-cycle/
Seems to include those not yet constructed.

Nuclear Fuel Chain that Binds and Kills
Nuclear Industry Cycle http://web.evs. anl.gov/uranium/guide/uf6/index.cfm

Greater Sage Grouse, along with other animals, endangered by uranium mining and the Republican Congress: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/uranium-spilled-all-over-inside-at-isl-mine-exposed-workers-nrc-short-of-time-to-check-outside-greater-sage-grouse-habitat-at-risk/
Greater Sage Grouse, Photo by Pacific SW Region USFWS, Sacramento.
Greater Sage Grouse, Photo by Pacific SW Region USFWS

Reuters News Feed Selection

Sage grouse flies into U.S. species protection crossfire
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:51:21 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/_rBEtJf7rG0/story01.htm

Australia PM under fire for ordering fund to stop wind, solar investments
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:32:19 GMT
SYDNEY, July 13 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire from the opposition and investors after ordering the government’s A$10 billion ($7.45 billion) Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to stop investing in wind and solar power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/bFnOUluZQtA/story01.htm

Cambodia uses “life-saving” rats to sniff out deadly landmines
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:02:16 -0400
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, July 13 (Reuters) – Pit, only two and with just one eye, needed only 11 minutes before he detected a deadly mine buried in a Cambodian field, work that humans with metal detectors could have taken up to five days to investigate. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/_JanbL5pvu8/cambodia-mining-rats-idUSL3N0ZQ1PK20150713

EU mergers and takeovers (July 13)
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:46:17 -0400
BRUSSELS, July 13 (Reuters) – The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/i7Cut4_lycE/eu-mergers-idUSL5N0ZT3LW20150713

Trading house Gunvor sells bulk of its stake in Ust-Luga oil terminal
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:49:53 GMT
LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Energy trading house Gunvor has sold a controlling stake in its Ust-Luga oil products terminal to Russian businessman Andrei Bokarev, the Swiss-based company said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/34SsF18hVi4/story01.htm

Georgia says Russia violating sovereignty with border markers
Posted:Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:52:33 GMT
TBILISI, July 13 (Reuters) – Georgia accused Russia on Monday of violating its sovereignty by placing border markers on the edge of the South Ossetia region, leaving part of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/_AYxI7iZly4/story01.htm

Sunday, 12 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/us-nrc-manager-comments-on-nrc-document-opposes-emergency-preparedness-for-nuclear-fuel-facilities-comment-deadline-monday-13-july-11-59-pm-ny-dc-et/

Added to yesterday’s post:
Naval Reactor Cheating investigation Feb. 2014  A
Nuclear Navy Cheating Feb. 2014 B
Military has long been a make work project for the poor – whether starving Swiss, who became mercenaries, or Scottish Highlanders, and Irish, stripped of their lands and forced into military service for the British Empire – the very people who stole their lands! The US military is largely a make work project for the unemployed. It is also a means of paying tuition. Is the Nuclear Industry a make work project for former members of the Nuclear Navy?

From Reuters:
WRAPUP 6-Euro zone demands more from Greece, delays decision on aid
Posted:Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:55:28 -0400
* Ministers demand further steps from Athens before talks start http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/HQn0OT9j0L0/eurozone-greece-idUSL8N0ZR04F20150711

Saturday, 11 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/us-nuclear-navy-cheating-and-the-nrc-nuclear-industry-bane-to-life-itself/

UPDATE 1-Dutch government bans shale gas drilling for 5 years Posted:Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:09:46 GMT
AMSTERDAM, July 10 (Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Friday it would ban shale gas drilling for five years and not renew existing exploration licences due to uncertainties about the environmental impact. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/frcuUQgJyVM/story01.htm

REFILE-Greek renewable power projects stalled by turmoil Posted:Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:55:25 GMT
LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Ambitious Greek renewable power projects aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on energy imports from Russia will be on hold for some time as the threat of exit from the euro prompts investors and financiers to put the brakes on initiatives. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/icxrrix6igA/story01.htm

Friday, 10 July

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/cancer-near-trawsfynydd-nuclear-power-station-in-wales-uk-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study/ This article wasn’t easy to find. The links to it routed to other articles.

Bees have been used to test for radiation by the US government nuclear labs.

Reuters News Feed Selection

Montana probing whether anthrax behind mysterious bison deaths
Posted:Fri, 10 Jul 2015 01:24:26 GMT
(Reuters) – Investigators are probing whether anthrax played a role in the mysterious deaths of more than a dozen bison at an American Indian reservation in Montana, the state veterinarian said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/zOOloJeOr3Q/story01.htm

Evacuation orders lifted for hundreds forced to flee Idaho wildfire
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:09:25 GMT
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Evacuation orders were lifted on Thursday for 600 residents of an affluent northern Idaho resort area where a wildfire destroyed six upscale homes and burned within a mile of where the U.S. Navy tests submarine acoustics. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ojl7unA25ow/story01.htm

Buzzkill: global warming shrinks range of pollinating bumblebees
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:02:57 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global warming is shrinking the terrain where bumblebees live in North America and Europe, with these vital pollinators departing the southernmost and hottest parts of their ranges while failing to move north into cooler climes, scientists say. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/u80T1GXBkGY/story01.htm

Ukraine raises gas imports from Slovakia – company Posted:Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:13:53 -0400
KIEV, July 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine will take about 21 percent more gas from Slovakia to boost deliveries to underground storage after the country suspended imports from Russia over a pricing dispute, transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/bsuVZcQo0Qw/ukraine-crisis-gas-idUSL8N0ZQ0ME20150710

London’s domination of precious metal benchmarks at risk Posted:Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:17:52 -0400
LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Operators of the new precious metals benchmarks, historically run from London, face a challenge to ensure they not only remain relevant globally but are also profitable… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/mxUxMOQ2q0Q/metals-benchmarks-idUSL8N0ZN1HQ20150710

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Dr. Busby’s study on increased rates of breast cancer near nuclear power plants: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/breast-cancer-deaths-near-bradwell-nuclear-power-station-essex-uk-1995-to-2001/
#StopMoorside - today in Kendal
Demo against new nuclear in the UK: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/stopmoorside-today-in-kendal/

Explains what a good deal BP got in the settlement. By New Orleans attorney, Stuart Smith: “BP CAN NEVER PAY ENOUGH FOR WHAT IT’S DONE“, 4 July 2015 http://www.stuarthsmith.com/bp-can-never-pay-enough-for-what-its-done/

Reuters News Feed Selection

PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 9
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:18:21 GMT
July 9 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/EPYSMECRZow/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Russia’s Rosneft signs deal to buy into India’s Essar Oil
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:54:47 GMT
* Stake acquisition deal is subject to corporate approval (Recasts to say Rosneft buying stake in Essar, comments from Essar and Rosneft, background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kfHAQ8t_dQk/story01.htm

BRICS vow to coordinate actions to protect their economies
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:45:21 GMT
UFA, Russia, July 9 (Reuters) – The BRICS emerging nations said on Thursday they were worried about the volatility of global financial markets and oil prices and agreed to coordinate efforts to keep their economies stable. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Uv4lvKd78BI/story01.htm

U.S. crude exports would help Europe, Czech Republic says
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:22:22 GMT
WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) – Lifting the U.S. ban on oil exports would bolster energy security in Europe by allowing countries to find alternative sources, the Czech Republic ambassador to the United States told lawmakers considering a bill to do away with the trade restriction. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/v94fkHZKEos/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Russia’s Lukoil denies criminal accusations in Romania
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:16:03 GMT
MOSCOW, July 9 (Reuters) – Russia’s No.2 oil producer Lukoil denied on Thursday accusations of money laundering and tax evasion at its refinery in Romania, adding it would appeal against a move by Romanian prosecutors to seize assets. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/KVd_XZ7D8T0/story01.htm

RPT-INSIGHT-With options dwindling, BP seized a chance to settle oil spill case
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT
NEW YORK/LONDON/HOUSTON, July 9 (Reuters) – In early May, with its legal options dwindling and investors impatient, BP Plc saw a chance to negotiate what became a $18.7 billion settlement that ended five years of litigation over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/fmNgto-fdXM/story01.htm

Russia’s efforts to bypass Ukraine gas route stall as Saipem deal aborted
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:57:09 GMT
MOSCOW/MILAN, July 9 (Reuters) – Russia’s plans to drop Ukraine eventually as a route for piping its natural gas to Europe have hit a snag after Russian gas exporter Gazprom called off a deal with Italy’s Saipem to build a subsea link to Turkey. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/bhKm8Z4lEaA/story01.htm

INSIGHT-Angolans resentful as China tightens its grip
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:47:31 GMT
LUANDA, July 9 (Reuters) – When a halving of oil prices left a gaping hole in Angola’s finances this year, it became clear sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy needed help fast – and President Jose Eduardo dos Santos knew exactly where to turn. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/pbVr6FYCfP8/story01.htm

Investing in science can be “the game changer” for development- experts Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:30:00 GMT LONDON, July 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Investing up to 3.5 percent of a nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in science, technology and innovation can be “the game changer” for development, leading experts said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/cZTOIBcCjjs/story01.htm

European Commission in ‘intense’ talks on financing Kiev gas buying
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:42:32 GMT
BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, July 9 (Reuters) – The European Commission is in “intense communication” with Ukraine and international institutions to help Kiev pay for gas supplies for next winter, Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/1kOAoYKd6H8/story01.htm

Russia’s Rosneft strengthens Asian foothold to counter sanctions
Posted:Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:21:34 GMT
MOSCOW, July 9 (Reuters) – Top Russian oil producer Rosneft has raised the stakes in its battle with Saudi Arabia for market share by securing new Asian markets to hedge against the risk that any new Western sanctions could hit crude sales. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/qJ8Ghuc4Zvg/story01.htm
Reuters News Feed Ends

Investment in innovation must be investment in real new innovation and not recycling past failures as the US government does in its support of the nuclear industry. They keep recycling the nuclear “technologies” which had the worst failures and the US DOE throws them billions. This is billions beyond the billions for nuclear weapons and billions beyond the billions spent on clean-up of old nuclear messes.

The head of BP claiming to be from the US Gulf Coast appears mostly PR. He was born in New York, graduated from High School in Chicago, and sometime in between claims to have lived in Mississippi, one hour from the coast. That does not a native make! He was not head of BP during the accident but appointed as an apparent PR stunt.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Most Recent posts:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/cracked-nuclear-reactor-shroud-warning-toll/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/nuclear-reactors-and-blackouts-an-explosive-mix-that-caused-the-fukushima-disaster/
Reblog with video: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/we-will-not-go-quietly-into-disaster/
Reblogged in honour of Austria suing the UK over nuclear subsidies: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/happy-austria-nuclear-free-beacon-of-hope-for-the-world/
Dead Bell Glasgow 1641
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” “Meditation #17 By John Donne From Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1623), XVII“: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Meditation_XVII.

Bouygues gets a tiny slap on the wrist for using illegal workers at the EDF-AREVA nuclear reactor construction site (flop). At least one worker died on the construction site too.

Recall that Toshiba owns Westinghouse, which in conjunction with GDF Suez (called something else), is trying to build a huge nuclear power station at Moorside near Sellafield in Cumbria.

The UK has not only gotten rid of its renewable subsidies, all while leaving its subsidy to the nuclear industry, but is also taking away tax incentives to use renewable energy!

Norway is investing in Scottish renewables. Maybe they don’t want any additional radioactive water coming their way and poisoning their salmon, so they invest in renewables?

Reuters News Selection

Bouygues fined for hiring undeclared workers at French nuclear plant
Posted: Tues, 07 Jul 2015, 01:04PM EDT
CHERBOURG, July 7 (Reuters)- A French court on Tuesday fined Bouygues Travaux Publics (TP), part of French construction group Bouygues, 25,000 euros ($27,370) for employing undeclared foreign workers on the construction site of the EPR nuclear reactor at Flamanville in Normandy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/07/bouygues-fine-idUSL8N0ZN2Y220150707

EDF takeover could hit Areva order book -parliament report
Posted:Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:06:06 -0400
PARIS, July 8 (Reuters) – French state-controlled utility EDF’s planned takeover of the nuclear reactor arm of Areva could hit Areva’s order book as utilities may not want to buy equipment from another utility, a parliament report released on Wednesday said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/uXXTqyeI9lo/areva-ma-edf-idUSL8N0ZN3U020150708

Pope: Duty to protect planet, calls for ‘social justice’ on resources
Posted:Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:57:27 GMT
QUITO (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new “social justice” where access to the earth’s resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/td7_K3xsh3Y/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Toshiba sounds out banks about credit line amid accounting probe -sources
Posted:Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:14:00 GMT
* Banks sounded out about 500-600 bln yen credit line -sources http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/47eea34d/sc/15/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C0A70C0A80Ctoshiba0Eaccounting0Efinancing0EidUSL3N0AZO32H20A150A70A80DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

British businesses using green energy no longer exempt from climate tax: Osborne
Posted:Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:40:28 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) – Industrial users of renewable energy in Britain will no longer be exempt from a climate change tax on non-domestic energy users, finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/k57BCCu0dco/story01.htm

Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September
Posted:Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:49:51 GMT
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s oil and gas firm Statoil plans to take the final investment decision in September on building a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, set to be the first of its kind in the world, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/zQbztNcmxm8/story01.htm

Some Baton Rouge businesses evacuated after pipeline leak: report
Posted:Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:16:01 GMT
(Reuters) – A hazardous materials leak in South Choctaw, Baton Rouge in Louisiana led to evacuations of businesses in the area on Tuesday morning, according to a report on the KPLC TV news website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/i8F0IU5D0UM/story01.htm

Affluent Idaho resort area braces for more wildfire evacuations
Posted:Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:12:17 GMT
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Crews battling a wildfire that destroyed six upscale homes and forced 600 people from a resort area in Idaho on Tuesday braced for strong winds as authorities warned scores more homeowners and businesses to prepare to evacuate at a moment’s notice. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/iz3uIFNclWU/story01.htm

INSIGHT-China’s ‘infrastructure for minerals’ deal gets reality-check in Congo
Posted:Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:11:01 GMT
KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 8 (Reuters) – W hen it was signed in 2007, China’s $6 billion ‘minerals for infrastructure’ deal in Congo stirred fears among Western countries that Beijing’s hunger for resources would erode their influence and saddle the vast central African country with unmanageable debt. http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/47f1c7a6/sc/24/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C0A70C0A80Ccongodemocratic0Emining0Echina0EidUSL8N0AZN2QZ20A150A70A80DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

Monday, 6 July 2015
New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/might-you-be-forced-to-be-a-nuclear-worker-snatched-from-a-cinema-to-fight-a-nuclear-fire/

Reuters News Feed Selection

Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant
Posted:Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:21:23 GMT
VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria launched legal action on Monday against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound ($24.9 billion) development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ZQIqc4wPSh4/story01.htm

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record
Posted:Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:30:14 GMT
(Reuters) – A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Im0QhqSZb7E/story01.htm

Saskatchewan evacuating thousands more as wildfires spread
Posted:Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:34:27 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) – The Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Sunday it was evacuating an additional 8,000 people from the far north of the province, as wildfires continue to spread and threaten homes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/arpegMloOR0/story01.htm

COMMODITIES-Oil, copper buckle under China demand angst, Greek ‘No’
Posted:Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:06:31 -0400
* Steel, iron ore prices down 15 pct since June (Recasts, adds comment, changes dateline) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/OTdhBQQ7PeQ/markets-commodities-idUSL3N0ZM4RA20150706

Gazprom delays gas pipelines to link to Turkish line-source
Posted:Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:41:00 -0400
MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) – Gazprom has told pipeline makers to suspend deliveries of pipes for expanding Russia’s network to be connected to the proposed Turkish Stream project, an industry source said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/3JroXDjRo1w/russia-turkey-gas-idUSL8N0ZM2TX20150706

Ukraine corruption probe finds diamonds, cash, Kalashnikov
Posted:Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:22:04 -0400
KIEV, July 6 (Reuters) – Two high-ranking Ukrainian judicial officials have been detained on suspicion of corruption and a large quantity of diamonds, $400,000 in cash and a Kalashnikov were found during raids on their homes, Ukraine’s SBU security service said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/3PYYEqEnhbw/ukraine-crisis-corruption-idUSL8N0ZM2PN20150706

EU mergers and takeovers (July 6)
Posted:Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:44:56 -0400
BRUSSELS, July 6 (Reuters) – The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/9QMniLPX-AU/eu-mergers-idUSL8N0ZM2S220150706

Saturday, 4 July 2015

【JAPAN】Restart schedule of Sendai Nuclear power plant
http://nonukesasiapacific.blogspot.com/2015/07/japanrestart-schedule-of-sendai-nuclear.html

http://nuclear-news.net/2015/07/03/sendai-reactor-fuel-to-be-loaded-from-july-7/

Kyushu Electric to load nuclear fuel into Sendai plant reactor ahead of restart
July 04, 2015, By MASANOBU HIGASHIYAMA/ Staff Writer
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201507040027 They clarify that “Before the reactor restart, the NRA will proceed with the remaining stages of pre-operation inspections…” So, why are they loading the fuel ahead of time?
Sendai in closer
Sendai and nearby Volcanos. (Volcano locations exported from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Japan)

The same nuclear utilities (Vattenfall, RWE, and EOn) are suing Germany for billions because of the nuclear phase out… EnBW is mentioned, but we don’t know if they are also suing Germany or not.
Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850–1920)

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Berlin says utilities can’t dodge responsibility for nuclear waste
Posted:Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:37:17 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday that if the provisions by utilities for shutting down nuclear power plants were not sufficient, the government needed to discuss asking the companies to make further payments.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/nmBTWVhxPd8/story01.htm

Iran steelmakers request import duty hikes, cite cheap China steel
Posted:Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:06:17 -0400
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Iranian steelmakers have asked the government to raise import duties for certain steels by up to 40 percent as protectionism in the global steel sector gathers pace amid a flood of cheap sales mostly from top producer China. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/fYyR26KXxXI/iran-steel-duties-idUSL8N0ZJ1KS20150703

U.S. floats draft recovery plan for threatened polar bears Posted:Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:52:04 GMT
(Reuters) – U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/o1-xFBxn9QA/story01.htm

Friday, 3 July 2015

Important study of nuclear workers in the US, France, and the UK: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/ionising-radiation-risk-of-death-from-leukaemia-lymphoma-in-radiation-monitored-workers-inworks-an-international-cohort-study/
Great reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/hundreds-of-millions-already-spent-on-moorside-boycott-toshiba/
Chernobyl fire ca beginning July 2015 from Ukraine gov vid
The Ukraine has been working hard to control fires in the Chernobyl area, again. Europe should give them money to help, if they haven’t. A major fire at Chernobyl could be deadly for Europe.

Updates, pictures and videos from the Ukrainian govt are here: http://www.mns.gov.ua/news/40286.html Text is in Ukrainian but may be put into google translate.

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Australia mining shares tumble as iron ore price at two-month low
Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:48:11 -0400
SYDNEY, July 3 (Reuters) – Shares in Australia’s biggest iron ore miners tumbled on Friday, after the price of the steel making raw material hit the lowest in more than two months amid further evidence of growing shipments to China. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/H0-pTy63k2E/ironore-australia-china-idUSL3N0ZJ19F20150703

UPDATE 1-Molycorp gets approval from U.S. bankruptcy court for interim financing
Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:54:31 -0400
July 2 (Reuters) – Rare earths miner Molycorp Inc said it received U.S. bankruptcy court approval for interim financing of $22 million to support its operations. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/hCe1vh17PTk/molycorp-bankruptcy-idUSL1N0ZI2P320150702

UPDATE 1-China to lift ban on entry of miner Vale’s mega-ships
Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:34:20 -0400
SHANGHAI, July 3 (Reuters) – China said on Friday it will allow 400,000-deadweight tonne ships to dock at its ports, officially ending a more than three-year ban that had effectively shut out Brazilian miner Vale SA’s giant vessels. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/DZS0PIoE5cI/china-port-vale-idUSL3N0ZJ15220150703

Thursday, 2 July 2015

New posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/nuclear-waste-disposal-loch-doon-scotland/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/want-to-object-nuclear-dumping-on-your-doorstep-now-you-cant/

Hallstatt Austria, Public Domain via wikipedia
Hallstatt, public domain, via wikimedia
Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria… Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian peoples in Early Iron Age Europe, c.800–450 BC. Some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the Celts was found in Hallstatt.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallstatt
Three Celtic homelands opposed to nuclear: Austria, Ireland, Scotland.

Greenpeace, along with renewable companies in Austria and Germany filing suit against unfair UK subsidies to nuclear power.

US Supreme Court Judge Scalia not only undermines public health and the environment by not forcing utility companies to filter for mercury, etc, but is undermining business for those selling the filters.

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Greenpeace, German utilities launch suit against UK nuclear plant Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:30:00 GMT
BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – Greenpeace and nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy said on Thursday they are launching legal action against state aid for a new British nuclear power plant, which was approved by the European Commission. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kaZgW8_y0rc/story01.htm

Emission-check chemical makers to take hit if pollution rule goes Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:08:41 -0400
July 1 (Reuters) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/4lvlohnO3go/coal-ruling-chemicals-idUSL3N0ZG4FP20150701

India’s $100 bln solar push draws foreign firms as locals take backseat
Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:05:32 GMT
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, July 2 (Reuters) – India’s $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/DTed5OZQHRY/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Germany to shutter brown coal-fired plants, extend power grid
Posted:Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:01:23 GMT
BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters) – Germany agreed on Thursday to mothball about five of the country’s largest brown coal power plants to meet its climate goals by 2020, after months of wrangling between the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/cK9CHZMfqMU/story01.htm

ArcelorMittal Mexico unit to slash 2,800 jobs
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:41:18 -0400
MONTERREY, July 1 (Reuters) – ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest producer of steel, will cut 2,800 jobs at its Mexico unit as global prices slump, it said in a joint statement with local competitors on Wednesday, while accusing Russia, China and Turkey of dumping steel on markets at levels below production costs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/IOHq1ayUGoU/mexico-arcelormittal-idUSL1N0ZI01220150702

Russia’s Sberbank plans bankruptcy claims against Mechel subsidiaries
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:06:02 -0400
MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian state lender Sberbank intends to begin bankruptcy proceedings against three subsidiaries of indebted miner Mechel, a bank official said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Lv7_SDK_pY4/russia-crisis-mechel-sberbank-idUSL8N0ZH2F220150701

India gold jeweller Rajesh Exports says to seal acquisition on July 2
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:29:35 -0400
MUMBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – Indian jeweller Rajesh Exports said it will finalise an acquisition on Thursday from a handful of targets that have been identified, after a local daily reported the company could buy a stake in a Swiss gold refinery for about $400 million. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/TQx02J96S-c/india-rajesh-expo-ma-idUSL3N0ZH2RI20150701

South Africa’s platinum sector faces crunch time as prices slide
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:11:03 -0400
JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – South Africa’s platinum sector is at a crucial juncture as the metal’s price, near six-year lows, maintains a steady decline, with analysts now contemplating a move below $1,000 an ounce. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/DqE5KeRzo2c/platinum-mining-price-idUSL8N0ZH1I720150701

Indian monsoon falters in key month for farmers
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:13:27 -0400
By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses. Weather forecasters said the monsoon, critical for about half the farmland that lacks irrigation facilities, has hit a dry spell and rains could be sparse in at least the first half of July. (http://bit.ly/1NviwI7) The official forecast http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/2BvEgv03Oxo/india-monsoon-idUSL3N0ZH3A620150701

Swiss govt appoints Bauer as chairman of financial regulator FINMA
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:34:19 -0400
ZURICH, July 1 (Reuters) – The Swiss government on Wednesday named securities lawyer and former consultant Thomas Bauer as new chairman for financial regulator FINMA.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/TN2sic17sHo/swiss-banks-regulator-idUSZ8N0OR02720150701

UPDATE 3-Ukraine halts Russian gas imports, flows to Europe unaffected
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:07:16 GMT
* Reverse gas flow from Europe could be enough (Adds comments from European Commission) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/gIe_MJOiTLE/story01.htm

Shell gives green light to develop giant Gulf of Mexico field
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:16:05 GMT
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has given the green light for the development of the Appomattox deepwater oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico, set to be the energy giant’s largest floating platform in the region.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/dFoqnpFxc4M/story01.htm

Turkey sees gas price deal with Gazprom in two weeks
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:33:16 GMT
ISTANBUL, July 1 (Reuters) – Turkey and Russia’s Gazprom are likely to finalise a deal on natural gas prices by mid-July, Turkish officials told Reuters, after Ankara warned last week it could seek international arbitration if they failed to agree. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Tm5rEDnJHnU/story01.htm

UPDATE 5-Oil below $63 as Greece defaults, OPEC “floods market”
Posted:Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:25:14 GMT
* API says U.S. crude stocks rise; EIA report due (Updates prices)
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6g-htPROahw/story01.htm

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

New Posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/premature-degradation-of-nuclear-dry-cask-structures-and-components-due-to-environmental-moisture/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/pacific-walrus/ (Includes maps of Pacific currents-Jet Stream)
Walrus, USFW

UPDATE 2-U.S. walrus protections hit Shell’s Arctic drilling plan
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:53:12 GMT
WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The Obama administration dealt a setback to Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic oil exploration plans on Tuesday, saying established walrus and polar bear protections prevent the company from drilling with two rigs simultaneously at close range, as it had planned. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/nRCotWYlfDY/story01.htm

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/us-supreme-court-dissent-against-blinkered-supreme-court-judge-scalia-et-al/
Look who was suing against Clean Air Standards:
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Nos. 14–46, 14–47, and 14–49
MICHIGAN, ET AL., PETITIONERS 14–46 v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ET AL.
UTILITY AIR REGULATORY GROUP, PETITIONER 14–47 v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ET AL.
NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION, PETITIONER 14–49 v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ET AL. [June 29, 2015]

Will Pope Francis Ex-Communicate US Supreme Judge Scalia, who is allegedly so devoutly Roman Catholic? It won’t help but it would be funny.

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Iamgold cuts 2015 production forecast after quake at Quebec mine
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:52:56 -0400
June 29 (Reuters) – Canadian miner Iamgold Corp cut its production forecast for the year after an earthquake at its Westwood mine in Quebec. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/hMKn-PJCMsc/iamgold-corp-outlook-idUSL4N0ZF3YR20150629

UPDATE 6-U.S. top court rules against Obama’s mercury air pollution rule
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:11:50 GMT
* Ruling lifts shares of coal mining companies (Recasts lead, adds reaction, details) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/MkYzYzlgPKo/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-China to cap rising emissions by 2030 in boost to Paris U.N. deal
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:05:40 GMT
PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) – China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/tCXGgy7TV34/story01.htm

Germany postpones vote on fracking law amid coalition row over details
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:53:59 GMT
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) – Germany has delayed a parliamentary vote on new rules for the disputed technique of fracking for shale gas after parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition failed to agree on final details, lawmakers said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ud4cjCw49X4/story01.htm

EU to curb pollution from mid-sized power plants
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:42:19 GMT
BRUSSELS, June 30 (Reuters) – EU member states on Tuesday agreed new rules to limit pollution from hundreds of thousands of medium-sized power plants that had previously escaped regulation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/mycFy68KG64/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Israel to let US-led consortium keep control of biggest offshore gas field
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:35:53 GMT
JERUSALEM, June 30 (Reuters) – Israel plans to leave its biggest offshore natural gas project, Leviathan, in the hands of a U.S.-Israeli consortium while opening the industry up to more competition, under a proposal announced on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/fxYl9PA3Ia4/story01.htm

Russia criticises new Canadian sanctions, warns of response
Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:32:52 GMT
MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Russia expressed disappointment on Tuesday over new sanctions imposed by Canada over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis and warned that it would respond. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6pzpHyYuN0A/story01.htm

EDF’s Areva deal to shake up UK Hinkley Point ownership Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:30:20 GMT
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Plans for French utility EDF to buy Areva’s nuclear business will mean a shake-up in the shareholder structure of Britain’s first new nuclear plant to be built in a generation, an official at EDF’s British subsidiary said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/1IIswOOrrsk/story01.htm

Lifeline for German coal to be costly for public, markets Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:18:15 GMT
FRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) – German utilities hope the government will drop a plan to slap carbon levies on coal-fired power plants on Wednesday, but compensating the companies to move aging capacity to a reserve scheme instead would create new problems. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6HKlDb5eZRg/story01.htm

Monday 29 June 2015

New Posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/uk-nuclear-transboundary-impact-case-pending-until-after-march-2016-espoo-convention-implementation-committee-expressed-profound-suspicion-of-non-compliance-by-the-uk/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/canada-uk-strengthen-nuclear-cooperation-candu-mox/
Reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/nuclear-and-climate-news-at-the-end-of-june-2015/

Legal innovation to stop injection wells and fracking – to protect the environment in Pennsylvania.

Great Barrier Reef may get on most endangered World Heritage list.

The British-UK agreement sounds frightening, like Candu MOX?

Falklands war again?

The US destroying its land and water supply to export oil to Europe.

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Green group’s unconventional fight against fracking Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:05:56 GMT
(Reuters) – The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/RGWHYgqTtnI/story01.htm

Areva puts U.S. nuclear radiation business Canberra up for sale Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:30:01 GMT
PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) – French state-owned nuclear group Areva has begun the sale process for the planned disposal of its U.S. nuclear radiation measurement business Canberra, it said in a statement on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/WMe0tFNeFbA/story01.htm

Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:16:33 GMT
TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/GBOcZFGWMb4/story01.htm

Britain, Canada to strengthen cooperation on nuclear energy Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:20:44 GMT
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Britain and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to strengthen ties between the two countries’ nuclear energy industries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kI_d5YBM09w/story01.htm

WIDER IMAGE-Australia keeps fingers crossed UNESCO won’t blacklist Great Barrier Reef
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND, Australia, June 29 (Reuters) – With the Australian sun illuminating the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef in all their glory, UNESCO World Heritage delegates snorkelled for hours surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/FEpxK2O79DY/story01.htm

U.S. light oil exports double in May, mostly to Europe
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:19:08 -0400
* U.S. condensate exports rise to about 120,000 bpd * Bulk of U.S. oil heads to Europe By Catherine Ngai and Florence Tan NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. exports of ultra-light crude, also known as condensate, have doubled since the start of the year, with most shipments headed to Europe, according to traders familiar with the deals and data from an energy consultant. The United States exported between 120,000 and 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) of condensate last month, accord http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/iCw2lGXmNDc/usa-crude-exports-idUSL3N0ZC4RN20150629

UPDATE 2-UK officials block key shale gas project in blow to industry
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:58:18 GMT
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – British local government officials rejected a shale gas project in northwest England on Monday, dealing a blow to Britain’s shale gas sector that is supported by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/NEeNsL7-b5g/story01.htm

UK officials reject second Cuadrilla shale gas project in a week
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:28:00 GMT
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – British officials on Monday rejected another Cuadrilla Resources shale gas project in northwest England on the grounds of visual and noise impact, just four days after refusing a different shale gas planning application. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/t5pcIh69yCE/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Abu Dhabi buys into Trafigura’s Spanish mines as part of new venture
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:22:25 -0400
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Trading house Trafigura has sold half its stake in three Spanish copper and zinc mines to Abu Dhabi investment company Mubadala as part of a joint venture they are setting up to invest in base metals mining, the companies said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/aCwD4y638LY/trafigura-mubadala-idUSL5N0ZF26K20150629

UPDATE 1-UK says Argentine plan to seize Falklands oil driller assets ‘unlawful’
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:57:03 GMT
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday any attempt by Argentina to seize the assets of oil drillers operating in the disputed Falkand Islands would be unlawful after Buenos Aires said it would pursue a local judge’s order against six firms. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/_CPQtX3CLBo/story01.htm

Look after fossil fuel workers in shift to clean energy – union chief
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:47:44 GMT
BARCELONA, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Coal, oil and gas workers need a secure future as the world moves away from fossil fuel use, and governments and companies must plan to ensure any new global climate change deal is fair for all those impacted, a top trade unionist said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/2eowEpRCtsI/story01.htm

China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:49:12 GMT
BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters) – Chinese police arrested thousands of people suspected of environmental crimes last year, a minister told parliament on Monday, as the world’s most populous country vows to get serious on protecting the environment. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/EdMq3d6qnAo/story01.htm

Shanghai chemical plant protesters warned to end demonstrations
Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:22:52 -0400
SHANGHAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Residents of a Shanghai suburb were warned by the district government and an official newspaper to halt their protests against proposals to build a chemical plant nearby, signalling the authorities mounting impatience with the show of dissent. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/WMWYFg9BCRs/shanghai-protest-idUSL4N0ZF38O20150629

Inter-religious march in Rome demands action on climate change
Posted:Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:48:50 GMT
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Several thousand Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Moslems marched through Rome to the Vatican on Sunday to demand action on climate change and thank Pope Francis for his encyclical on the environment. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/LSEh6Qaz8rw/story01.htm

Polish minister to meet builder Saipem on delayed LNG terminal Posted:Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:45:07 GMT
BIELSKO-BIALA, Poland, June 29 (Reuters) – Polish treasury minister Andrzej Czerwinski said on Monday he would meet Italian construction firm Saipem next week to ensure a liquefied gas terminal on the Baltic Sea opens in 2015 after numerous delays. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/lhyHNCOv0JQ/story01.htm

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Article which was published in February 2015: Møller, A.P. & Mousseau, T.A. Strong effects of ionizing radiation from Chernobyl on mutation rates. Sci. Rep. 5, 8363: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/strong-effects-of-ionizing-radiation-from-chernobyl-on-mutation-rates/
Reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/letter-in-windermere-now/

Frenchman Pascal Lamy says he has to tell the Germans which way to go on Trade Deal. Is he that arrogant or just dim-witted? He used to be head of the WTO. No wonder the world is in trouble.

He told Reuters: “The Germans were pushing the French in the right direction. Now, I have to go and tell the French to go and help the Germans“.

Pascal Lamy (born 8 April 1947) is a French political consultant and businessman. He was the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) until 1 September 2013. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2005 for a four-year term. In April 2009, WTO members reappointed Lamy for a second four-year term, beginning on 1 September 2009. He was then succeeded by Roberto Azevêdo. Pascal Lamy was also European Commissioner for Trade and is currently the Honorary President of the Paris-based think tank, Notre Europe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_Lamy

Who will win? Will Germans accept being bossed around by French know-it-all Pascal Lamy? Why should they?
Pascal Lamy and George Bush White House gov

Germania – No is No und Nein ist nein et Non est Non!
Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850–1920)

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‘Nein Danke’ – smaller German firms see U.S. trade deal as threat
Posted:Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:00:00 -0400
BERLIN, June 28 (Reuters) – Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/KKrCVKplru4/eu-usa-trade-germany-idUSL5N0Z21Q620150628

Thousands protest in Shanghai suburb over chemical plant fears
Posted:Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:49:06 -0400
SHANGHAI, June 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to the streets in a distant suburb of Shanghai on Saturday saying they feared the government would build a chemical plant, despite assurances from officials that the plan will not go ahead. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/UNnbNhtEG-s/china-protests-idUSL3N0ZD07K20150627

Argentine judge orders seizure of Falklands drillers’ assets
Posted:Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:17:07 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine judge ordered the seizure of assets of oil drilling companies operating in the disputed Falklands Islands on Saturday, as rhetoric heats up before October elections. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/xbFb0fmFqZA/story01.htm

Deforestation freeze unlikely in U.S.-Brazil climate declaration
Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:37:30 GMT
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A target date for Brazil to reach zero net deforestation, something climate activists have been asking for, is not expected to be a part of a U.S.-Brazilian joint climate declaration to be issued next week when President Dilma Rousseff visits Barack Obama in Washington, climate specialists say. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/VcIFoVrstLI/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Canada picks engineering group to operate nuclear labs
Post: Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 09:47AM EDT
(Reuters) – Canada has selected a group of engineering and management firms, including SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, to operate a government-owned nuclear laboratory that is one the world’s biggest sources of medical isotopes. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N0ZC0KN20150626

UPDATE 1-German regulator says Deutsche Bank CEO misled Bundesbank -FT
Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:44:36 -0400
FRANKFURT, June 26 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive Anshu Jain may have “knowingly made inaccurate statements” to Germany’s Bundesbank during investigations into manipulation of the… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/Yxc3Knp0Uco/deutschebank-bafin-ceo-idUSL8N0ZC4E120150626

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:00:26 GMT
June 26 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/02E3HWwFy24/story01.htm

U.S. opens door to oil exports after year of pressure Posted:Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:30:18 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday bowed to months of growing pressure over a 40-year-old ban on exports of most domestic crude, taking two steps expected to unleash a wave of… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/economy/~3/Ig_IoR_Gkt4/story01.htm

Help wanted: India’s ‘Make in India’ drive lacks skilled labor
Posted:Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:14:09 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) – In a classroom of construction firm Larsen & Toubro’s training center outside the Indian city of Mumbai, an instructor lifts up a tool and shows it to his students: “Clawhandle,”… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/economy/~3/AfuyaNCwcBA/story01.htm

As oil falls, Russia choked by military, social spending
Posted:Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:01:40 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian authorities are facing some unpalatable options as they try to keep the economy afloat – unless they can persuade President Vladimir Putin to curb massive military… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/economy/~3/5FvN4g6nmT0/story01.htm

Japan’s ruling coalition approves corporate tax cuts to spur growth
Posted:Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:24:54 GMT
(Reuters) – Japan’s ruling coalition has approved a tax reform plan that will cut corporate taxes from April and pledges further reductions in coming years in a bid by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/economy/~3/uHa9x-87fVg/story01.htm

Elder abuse may be more common than people think
Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:02:32 GMT
(Reuters Health) – Elder abuse may be more common than is recognized, particularly among adults with dementia or other cognitive impairments, a research review suggests. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/healthNews/~3/IAkcQbPeLis/story01.htm

Saturday 27 June 2015

Reblog. Lots of Pictures: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/dismantling-of-contaminated-water-tanks-in-fukushima-daiichi/
Nuclear Waste at Bruce Nuclear on Lake Huron with petition: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/dont-let-ontario-power-dump-nuclear-waste-on-great-lakes/
Reblog Uranium mining Australia: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/aboriginal-owners-want-no-more-uranium-mining-at-ranger-or-at-jabiluka/
Protests against new nuclear reactor in the UK, reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/stopmoorside-events-events-events/
Burkina pilgrimage site endangered by True Gold mine
19 Cent Penny Stock Canada Miner “True Gold” will Endanger Sufi Pilgrimage Site with open pit gold mine in Burkina Faso

New CEO of True Gold is David Laing who has been head of a laundry list of different companies – something which needs to be examined.

Are those protesting the open pit gold mine the “terrorists” mentioned in Zida’s speech who require military presence in the north? On June 12th Zida assured the investors that measures were taken to protect their property! How about the people’s ancestral lands? He says that the problems related to the living together of mines and the surrounding populations, and between artisanal and industrial miners, and of demands of mining workers, had a negative impact on the overall performance of the mining sector. (“Discours sur la situation de la nation prononcé par le Premier ministre Yacouba Isaac Zida le 12 juin 2015.” Vendredi 12 Juin 2015 http://www.gouvernement.gov.bf/spip.php?article1508)
True Gold and Sufi Pilgrimage site
On June 5, 2015, LeFaso. net reported in an article, “Protests against True Gold Inc.: the Government hardens its tone”, that protests followed the granting by the government, on 31 December 2013, of an exploitation permit to True Gold in the village of Karma situated not far from Ramatoulaye, an important pilgrimage site for Sufism in Burkina Faso. The population believes that the (open pit) mine will lead to the entire village being moved, along with its religious monuments and the tombs of the Cheick. (“Manifestations contre la société True Gold : le Gouvernement durcit le ton” vendredi 5 juin 2015. http://www.lefaso.net/spip.php?article65085 )

According to Italian wikipedia:
Ramatoulaye is a village of 619 inhabitants in the department of Namissiguima (province of Yatenga, region North) in Burkina Faso. It is the seat of an Islamic community, a follower of the variant “of the eleven pearls”, Tijāniyyah Sufi order (founded by Sīdī ‘Ahmad al-Tijani, who lived from 1737 to 1815). The community was founded around 1920 by Aboubakr Maiga, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca on foot and the city hosts many pilgrims on the occasion of the celebration of Mouloud (birth of Muhammad).https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramatoulaye

Another Burkina Faso news site explained last December 8th that Truegold decided – contrary to all expectations- to soon open the entrance to the mine on the hill called « Naabtenga » situated less than 200 meters from the schools and less than 400 meters from the Ramatoulaye Mosque. It was this news which mobilized the sons and daughters of the department. (“Ramatoulaye : opposition à l’ouverture de la mine de la société Truegold.” 08/12/2014 http://www.sidwaya.bf/m-3611-ramatoulaye-opposition-a-l-ouverture-de-la-mine-de-la-societe-truegold–.html

Guiro Sayouba, President of the Youth Association «Béogo Néeré» for the Departement of Namissiguima observed that if the project goes forward that there will be pollution of the underground aquifer with chemicals, which will force the populations to leave the area. He said that they were determined to make this project fail, because it is their existence on the land of their ancestors which is at stake. Truegold will be responsible for the consequences of its acts, he said. Sana Mahamadi, grand muezzin of the mosque of Ramatoulaye pointed out that there is gold all over Burkina so that they can go someplace else. Concern was expressed by the head of the artisanal miners that dynamite so close to the mosque, houses and other public buildings will lead to their collapse. (“Les populations opposées à l’ouverture d’une mine à Ramatoulaye“, Publié le mercredi 10 decembre 2014 http://news.aouaga.com/h/39451.html)

In the academic book, “Un islam confrérique au Burkina Faso. Actualité etniyya mémoire d’une branche de la Tijâniyya“, 2013, by Felice Dassetto, Pierre-Joseph Laurent et Tasséré Ouédraogo, 276 pp., the summary explains that, for the celebration Mouloud, thousands of pilgrims come from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and elsewhere. On p. 220 they discuss the economic and social importance of the pilgrims to the town. https://www.uclouvain.be/431368.html

Everyone needs to be on the lookout to see if Obama buys a house in Kenya when he goes there in July, to escape the mess he has perpetuated, and contributed to, in the US. Notice that his paternal homeland of Kenya is getting Wind Power. The US is getting more nuclear and Obama’s Exelon donors, and others, get to keep the old ones running.

The Middle East is going nuclear. The US government ExIm Bank is helping to fund a Korean built nuclear reactor for the United Arab Emirates, and the French and Russians are helping Saudi Arabia go nuclear!

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 1-EDF firm offer for Areva unit still months away – source Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:36:09 GMT
PARIS, June 26 (Reuters) – French state-controlled utility EDF is still months away from formulating a firm offer for a majority stake in Areva’s nuclear reactor unit, a source familiar with the situation said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/gw2hVEQLIyg/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-France, Saudi Arabia inch closer to civil nuclear deal Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:58:38 -0400
* France says seals $12 bln of deals from Saudi Arabia (Recasts with EPR details, French diplomat comment, background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/V_jogwj2lJE/france-saudi-contracts-idUSL8N0ZA3EA20150624

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power eyes Sept 2016 for first output Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:58:00 -0400
LAKE TURKANA, Kenya, June 24 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project aims to start supplying some electricity as early as September 2016, once a transmission line is built linking the remote northern region to the national grid, a director of the project said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/OrETCfp8cIQ/kenya-energy-idUSL8N0ZA3GP20150624

Guinea opposition suspends participation in talks with government Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:08:02 -0400
CONAKRY, June 26 (Reuters) – Guinea’s opposition leaders on Friday suspended their participation in talks with the government, accusing allies of President Alpha Conde of blocking efforts to resolve a political impasse that has sparked a series of violent protests. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/r0HdyOVXnms/guinea-politics-idUSL8N0ZC4HW20150626

Wildfires threaten thousands of homes in Southern California Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:34:17 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two wildfires burning in parched forestland east of Los Angeles threatened thousands of structures on Friday as crews battled to contain the blazes before shifts in the wind pushed them into new territory, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/tmtzerD80Y0/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Southern Copper hopes for Tia Maria permit by end 2015 Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:59:15 -0400
LIMA, June 26 (Reuters) – Southern Copper Corp hopes to reach an agreement with angry neighbors of its planned $1.4 billion Tia Maria mine in Peru, and end deadly protests in time to begin construction of the project before the end of 2015, the company’s chief executive said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/hXBR0Oz0wzM/southern-copper-tia-maria-idUSL1N0ZC2IZ20150626

UPDATE 2-Burkina Faso parliament adopts new mining code Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:36:32 -0400
OUAGADOUGOU, June 26 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s transitional parliament passed a new mining code on Friday that abolishes a previous 10 percent tax break on mining company profits and obliges firms to pay into a local development fund. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/MueLtXpGgcQ/burkina-mining-regulations-idUSL8N0ZC48G20150626

UPDATE 2-U.S. bankruptcy judge refuses Molycorp request for loan Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:23:52 -0400
WILMINGTON, Del., June 26 (Reuters) – Molycorp Inc failed to get approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy judge on Friday to borrow about $44 million at the rare earth producer’s first bankruptcy hearing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ZU66Ny6r5oc/molycorp-bankruptcy-idUSL1N0ZC1FY20150626

UPDATE 8-Delivery man beheads boss in suspected Islamist attack on French gas site Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:22:38 -0400 * Location graphic: http://link.reuters.com/duq94w (Adds seizing of suspect’s car and comment on victim, paragraph 19, increased global security at gas firm, paragraph 27) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/NYNLBWMp38U/france-blast-idUSL8N0ZC49F20150626

CORRECTED-UPDATE 7-Delivery man beheads boss in suspected Islamist attack on French gas site
Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:40:32 -0400
SAINT-QUENTIN FALLAVIER, France, June 26 (Reuters) – A delivery man with known Islamist connections beheaded his boss and left the body, daubed with Arabic writing, at the site of a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeast France before trying to blow up the complex. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/CniLS7i5W-k/france-blast-idUSL8N0ZC1GP20150626

Burkina Faso parliament adopts new mining code
Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:28:50 -0400
OUAGADOUGOU, June 26 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s transitional parliament passed a new mining code on Friday that abolishes a previous 10 percent tax break on mining company profits and obliges the firms to pay into a local development fund. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/i8JTj7KTFIk/burkina-mining-regulations-idUSL8N0ZC48120150626

Brazil probe pits investigators against long-protected elite Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:53:48 -0400
CURITIBA, Brazil, June 26 (Reuters) – In a nation where the elite have enjoyed relative impunity, a new generation of police and prosecutors in Brazil are bent on using the country’s largest-ever corruption investigation to send the message that no one is above the law. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/UFlftOKxpH0/brazil-petrobras-impunity-idUSL1N0ZB2Q720150626

France attack not designed to target U.S. company -French official Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:35:33 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – A French government spokesman said the attack Friday on a U.S.-owned factory in southeastern France was not designed as an attack on an American company. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/o6KA3cT4p7o/france-blast-usa-target-idUSL1N0ZC18Z20150626

UPDATE 2-Oil-rich Alberta lifts levy on carbon output, ups target for cuts Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:25:02 -0400 CALGARY, Alberta, June 25 (Reuters) – Oil-rich Alberta will raise the cost of greenhouse-gas emissions for large industrial plants and boost targets for emission cuts as its new government took action on Thursday to strengthen the Canadian province’s environmental reputation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/kO_hBGGan3Y/canada-alberta-carbon-idUSL1N0ZB1GQ20150625

Police in S.Africa mine killing should be investigated – Zuma Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:58:00 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, June 25 (Reuters) – A South African judicial inquiry into a 2012 shooting dead of 34 miners near Lonmin Marikana mine has recommended that police officers involved should be criminally investigated, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. (Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Ed Cropely) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/KKNdehdcKkk/safrica-marikana-police-idUSL8N0ZB4DY20150625

S.African probe finds Lonmin did not take steps to quell violence-Zuma Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:55:18 -0400 JOHANNESBURG, June 25 (Reuters) – A South African commission into the fatal police shootings of 34 people in 2012 during a wildcat strike at platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine found the company did not do enough to stop the violence, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/FH6WRAG8psg/safrica-marikana-report-idUSL8N0ZB4BF20150625

As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasting Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:25:17 GMT
ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sabir Majeed, 59, had been fasting for Ramadan amid Karachi’s 45-degree Celsius heat wave when he became dehydrated and fainted Monday afternoon. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Fb7JiPTljPI/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Britain to privatise Green Investment Bank Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:26:44 -0400
* Bank says has started to operate profitably (adds details on valuation, prospective bidders) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/s5LNY0JPtFI/britain-sale-green-bank-idUSL8N0ZB0GF20150625

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Goodyear to shut down UK manufacturing plant, cut 360-390 jobs Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:26:19 -0400 June 25 (Reuters) – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the largest tire maker in the United States, said it would shut down its Wolverhampton, England manufacturing plant and transfer production to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to cut costs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/_KljIBOs6Zc/goodyear-tire-redundancies-idUSL3N0ZB4HF20150625

UPDATE 2-GE to defend Alstom power unit buy at EU hearing Posted:Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:55:19 GMT
BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – General Electric will seek to convince doubtful EU antitrust regulators of the merits of its 12.4 billion euro (US$13.9 billion) bid for Alstom’s power unit at a hearing, the U.S. conglomerate said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/XctvJ85ThGg/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Exxon Beaumont, Texas, refinery workers approve 6-year labor pact Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:50:34 GMT HOUSTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Union workers at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/uPTZIAzcsaM/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Alberta says oil, gas royalty review to be done by year-end Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:50:32 GMT
CALGARY, Alberta, June 26 (Reuters) – A review of royalties paid by Alberta’s oil and gas industry will be finished by year-end, the government of Canada’s largest oil-producing province said Friday, making good on an election promise to reassess how fairly resource revenues are divided up. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/3UPcDHp_erk/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Nigerian president dissolves state oil company board Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:58:52 GMT
* President Buhari still to name cabinet (Adds comment from NNPC, analyst) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ZeIRiaqAjF4/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Petrobras urges dismissal of U.S. lawsuit over corruption probe Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:49:25 -0400 NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA, urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to throw out an investors’ class action lawsuit claiming a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal overvalued it for years. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/nlu0DuAKonY/brazil-petrobras-suit-idUSL1N0ZB1K520150625

Farmers to lose water access as Tanzania’s hydropower runs dry Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:11:00 GMT
DAR ES SALAAM, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T anzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/y7fOqOkRnJ8/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Fines or shutdown loom for U.S. railroads over tech deadline
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:45:23 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. commuter and freight railroads may be forced to suspend service or face daily fines beginning Jan. 1, unless Congress extends its year-end deadline for… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/dB4vR8lctm0/usa-trains-safety-idUSL1N0ZA0ZI20150624

UPDATE 3-Germany to decide between coal levy and alternative on July 1
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:53:49 -0400
* CO2 emissions cuts in energy sector needed to meet climate goals (Adds comment from Economy Minister of North Rhine Westphalia, RWE, Vattenfall, updates shares)
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/uicPSi36kP4/germany-coal-levy-idUSL8N0ZA0XP20150624

Armenians press energy price protests for third day
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:47:01 -0400
YEREVAN, June 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Armenians staged a third day of demonstrations in the capital Yerevan on Wednesday against a hike in electricity prices, but fewer took part in the protests and there were no reports of any serious violence. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/MtKPPmlViCs/armenia-protest-idUSL8N0ZA2EB20150624

Climate pressures threaten political stability – security experts
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:19:28 -0400
LONDON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/MFuUDG_ixqs/climatechange-security-politics-idUSL8N0ZA2H220150624

CORRECTED-France, Saudi Arabia to sign contracts worth $12 bln – Fabius
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:41:42 -0400
PARIS, June 24 (Reuters) – France and Saudi Arabia plan to sign $12 billion of deals on Wednesday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters during a visit by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in deals highlighting Paris’ growing commercial ties in the Middle East. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/iHPbhLBpHEw/france-saudi-contracts-idUSP6N0O501X20150624

Putin says Russia cannot give Ukraine same gas discount as before Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:19:01 -0400
MOSCOW, June 24 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia could not provide Ukraine with the gas price discount it once had, days before Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will meet for another round of gas talks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/ABEdH_wMiSw/ukraine-crisis-russia-gas-idUSL8N0ZA2WZ20150624

EU-Russia talks for Ukraine winter gas days away – Sefcovic Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:58:13 -0400
BERLIN, June 24 (Reuters) – Talks with Russia on a planned gas package for Ukraine for next winter are set to take place in “coming days”, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Wednesday, stressing he wanted the negotiations concluded in one meeting. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/n2WPO9CJos0/eu-russia-gas-idUSL8N0Z81MN20150624

UPDATE 2-Britain to privatise Green Investment Bank
Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:26:44 -0400
* Bank says has started to operate profitably (adds details on valuation, prospective bidders) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/s5LNY0JPtFI/britain-sale-green-bank-idUSL8N0ZB0GF20150625

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Goodyear to shut down UK manufacturing plant, cut 360-390 jobs
Posted:Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:26:19 -0400
June 25 (Reuters) – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the largest tire maker in the United States, said it would shut down its Wolverhampton, England manufacturing plant and transfer production to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to cut costs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/_KljIBOs6Zc/goodyear-tire-redundancies-idUSL3N0ZB4HF20150625

UPDATE 2-GE to defend Alstom power unit buy at EU hearing
Posted:Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:55:19 GMT
BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – General Electric will seek to convince doubtful EU antitrust regulators of the merits of its 12.4 billion euro (US$13.9 billion) bid for Alstom’s power unit at a hearing, the U.S. conglomerate said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/XctvJ85ThGg/story01.htm

Farmers to lose water access as Tanzania’s hydropower runs dry Posted:Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:11:00 GMT
DAR ES SALAAM, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T anzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/y7fOqOkRnJ8/story01.htm

Armenians press energy price protests for third day Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:47:01 -0400
YEREVAN, June 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Armenians staged a third day of demonstrations in the capital Yerevan on Wednesday against a hike in electricity prices, but fewer took part in the protests and there were no reports of any serious violence. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/MtKPPmlViCs/armenia-protest-idUSL8N0ZA2EB20150624

Climate pressures threaten political stability – security experts
Posted:Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:19:28 -0400
LONDON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/MFuUDG_ixqs/climatechange-security-politics-idUSL8N0ZA2H220150624
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French original text on mining in Burkina Faso:
Les problèmes de cohabitation entre les mines et les populations riveraines, entre l’exploitant artisanal et l’exploitant industriel, ainsi que les différentes revendications des travailleurs des mines, ont joué négativement sur la performance globale du secteur.

Des investisseurs ont subi des pertes importantes suite aux saccages perpétrés lors des manifestations autour des mines.

Le Gouvernement tient à informer et à rassurer les investisseurs que des mesures sont prises pour les protéger ainsi que leurs biens.” in “Discours sur la situation de la nation prononcé par le Premier ministre Yacouba Isaac Zida le 12 juin 2015.” VENDREDI 12 JUIN 2015 http://www.gouvernement.gov.bf/spip.php?article1508