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This is a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/the-ongoing-saga-57-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ It continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-ongoing-saga-59-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ Most recent update was August 6, 2015. Dates are inverted.
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!

Some US NRC Imp. Comment Deadlines. More at link: Or type “NRC comments” into your search engine.
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
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-nuclear-lobby-want-to-change-the-law-so-that-radiation-is-good-for-you/

Thursday, 6 August 2015

August 6, 1965: Signing of the US Voting Rights Act
New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/give-us-the-ballot-the-struggle-continues-50-years-after-signing-of-the-1965-voting-rights-act-aug-6-1965-aug-6-2015/
LBJ, ML King, Rosa Parks signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965 By Yoichi Okamoto White House photographer for LBJ
President Lyndon Johnson, Dr. ML King, and Rosa Parks at the signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965
King and LBJ Yoichi Robert Okamoto (1915–1985)   White House photographer
Photos by Yoichi Okamoto, Official White House photographer for LBJ. “Yoichi R. Okamoto (1915-1985) was the first official U.S. presidential photographer, serving Lyndon B. Johnson… Okamoto was a native of Yonkers, New York. He attended Colgate University and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoichi_Okamoto For those who didn’t notice, Yoichi Okamoto was a US born Japanese American.

August 6, 1945: The US Bombing of Hiroshima
pyrophoric uranium
FEMA Heavy Rain
New Posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/hiroshima-survivors-sue-over-black-rain-radioactive-fallout-demand-aid-from-japanese-government-for-health-impacts/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/japanese-american-hibakusha-atomic-bomb-survivors/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/japanese-american-service-in-the-us-military-during-world-war-ii/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/the-bombing-of-hiroshima-a-doctors-testimony/

Light flash clipped from “Radiolab Munich pyrophoric uranium” http://youtu.be/6o72Ya56SQk Rain from FEMA

Wednesday 5 August 2015

New Posts:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/pro-nuclear-think-radiation-is-good-for-you-time-to-take-up-nuclear-diving/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/from-black-rain-to-fukushima-the-urgency-of-internal-exposure-studies/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/the-day-it-snowed-in-the-pacific/ (Not recommended for pregnant women. While probably harmless, it may give you a pain in the gut which may worry you. It is important for everyone else to read, however.)

The Bombing of Hiroshima was on the morning of August 6, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. (Japan Time).
USAF bombing of hiroshima-nagasaki fall 1945
From USAF Effects of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Sept. and Oct. 1945 http://youtu.be/2d77FD7OCV4 (original was color enhanced)

Reuters News Feed Selection

Northern California wildfire grows further after jumping highway
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:48 GMT
(Reuters) – California’s biggest and fiercest wildfire of the year grew larger as it raged for a seventh day through drought-parched land north of Napa Valley wine country after jumping a highway that authorities hoped would slow its advance. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/wxDkc_r04Lw/story01.htm

S.African coal workers reject employers’ pay offer
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:18:50 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Unions representing workers at South African coal producers have dismissed a wage offer from employers’ body, the Chamber of Mines and said negotiations were “not making progress”, setting the stage for a potentially prolonged dispute. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/WwEhUeb8rXM/safrica-coal-wages-idUSL5N10G2P020150805

UPDATE 2-Zambian mining firms agree to cut power usage
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:12:39 -0400
LUSAKA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Mining companies operating in Zambia’s copperbelt have agreed to reduce power usage by between 10 and 15 percent to ease pressure on the national grid, the chamber of mines said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/RuJfNYwsm8U/zambia-electricity-idUSL5N10G2M620150805

With crude at $50, oil firms fear deeper crisis than in 1980s
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:56:18 -0400
LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – After slashing spending by $180 billion to deal with one of the worst industry downturns in decades, oil companies are still bleeding cash and slipping further into debt to maintain dividends to shareholders. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/CbjT8aBSIWw/oil-majors-idUSL5N10G2W120150805

Banks that lobby more likely to be treated favourably – ECB paper
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:22:43 -0400
FRANKFURT, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Banks that spend money on lobbying or hire former regulators are more likely to get favourable treatment from their watchdog agency, according to a European Central Bank paper published on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/XFbT_oZ8CY8/banks-ecb-lobbying-idUSL5N10G36020150805

UPDATE 1-Freeport-McMoRan cuts capital budget for oil, gas operations
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:08:48 -0400
Aug 5 (Reuters) – Diversified U.S. miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc said it would cut its budget for oil and gas operations and defer investments in several long-term projects. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/d8GBHDbLU7A/fcx-outlook-idUSL3N10G4GX20150805

UPDATE 1-Lundin Q2 earnings miss forecast, cuts production guidance
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:40:08 GMT
OSLO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Swedish oil and gas firm Lundin Petroleum missed second-quarter core earnings forecasts, hit by lower than expected production, and cut its average daily output estimate for this year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/EPAz8AyEDnc/story01.htm

Japan’s Abe asks Biden for investigation of possible U.S. spying
Posted:Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:08:17 GMT
TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese government and corporate officials following WikiLeaks’ release last week of a list of spying targets, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Z1peljKmw14/story01.htm

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-nuclear-lobby-want-to-change-the-law-so-that-radiation-is-good-for-you/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/us-nrc-launches-special-inspection-at-honeywell-uranium-hex-facility-in-metropolis-illinois/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/radioactive-pebble-protest-st-bees-beach-8th-august/

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 1-Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war
Posted:Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:16:38 GMT
FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan, Aug 4 (Reuters) – When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo – criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ufK77Po3SLs/story01.htm

Honeywell unit probed in toxic gas leak in Illinois
Posted:Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:30:35 GMT
(Reuters) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has begun a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works in Illinois to assess a uranium hexafluoride leak that occurred during maintenance activity on Saturday evening. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/fhQdnoljElc/story01.htm

Oklahoma regulators impose water injection cut to stem earthquakes
Posted:Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:40:39 GMT
WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Oklahoma regulators are imposing new restrictions on energy companies injecting wastewater underground, in the latest effort to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/EdA6OEf_pjk/story01.htm

Monday, 3 August 2015

Wastwater English Lake District, Public Domain via Wikipedia
Wastwater Lake in the English Lake District. It is NOT supposed to be wastewater but Wastwater.
New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/nuclear-not-carbon-free-not-climate-friendly-nuclear-destroys-precious-water-resources-nuclear-is-deadly/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-us-relies-on-foreign-uranium-mining-enrichment-services-to-fuel-its-nuclear-reactors-helps-perpetuate-low-carbon-emission-lie/

Obama EPA unveils another welfare plan for nuclear energy. He will pay off his corporate donors to the bitter end, it seems.

Reuters News Feed Selection

To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:16:29 GMT
THIKA, Kenya, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The first thing that strikes you as you enter the Makomboki Tea Factory is the air. It’s clear, absent of the dark smoke that billows from the boilers of Kenya’s other tea factories. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/vYPq0aPoMTo/story01.htm

Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in “The 33”
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:33:55 -0400
Aug 3 (Reuters) – Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is bringing the ordeal of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months to the cinema screen, five years after the drama of their rescue gripped TV viewers around the world. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/dpKOD76bhHI/film-the-idUSL5N10E1R420150803

Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:12:01 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California’s coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/28GXB76ZzAU/story01.htm

California water officials seek penalties in Santa Barbara oil spill
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:29:04 -0400
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 3 (Reuters) – California water quality regulators have asked Attorney General Kamala Harris to consider enforcement action against the owner of an oil pipeline that ruptured… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/Bl8AFwssx2E/usa-california-oilspill-idUSL1N10E1EM20150803

Former trader Hayes jailed for 14 years for Libor rigging
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:01:14 -0400
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Tom Hayes, a British former trader, was sentenced to 14 years in jail by a London court on Monday after becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury of conspiring to… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/lmB5vLEKtYY/trial-libor-sentence-idUSL5N10B2KV20150803

From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:00:00 -0400
SINGAPORE, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/qB1Vgn0s7nw/singapore-water-idUSL5N10723E20150803

Noble Energy posts Q2 loss on weak prices
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:41:39 GMT
Aug 3 (Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc reported a second-quarter loss, compared with a year-ago profit, hurt by a steep decline in prices and a loss of $274 million on derivatives. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/amDCnbUZ1z8/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Loews hurt by weakness in energy, insurance businesses
Posted:Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:58:02 GMT
Aug 3 (Reuters) – Loews Corp, a hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate, reported a 44 percent drop in its quarterly operating profit due to lower revenue from its Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc unit and its insurance business. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/QyFM8p7zg70/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:26:16 -0400
WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and the coal industry. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/QywS5Sy3WqQ/usa-climatechange-cleanpowerplan-idUSL1N10D0AO20150802

Sunday, 2 August 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/dangers-of-bushfires-wildfires-nuclear-business/

Areva wants capital of at least 3.4 billion euros ($3.74 billion) “to help meet funding needs through 2017” says Reuters! They want help from either China or Mitsubishi. Wanting ain’t necessarily getting! Maybe the leniency deal in Brazil will mean more dirt comes out on Areva?

No Nuclear Australia. Comment by Monday, 3 August: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/nuclearcommissionsaust-have-your-say-for-the-future-of-south-australia-submissions-close-soon-july-theme/

WIPP nuclear waste dump re-opening delayed
WIPP 22 May 2014

Reuters News Feed Selection

Officials delay reopening of New Mexico nuclear waste site
Posted:Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:35:43 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) – The planned March 2016 reopening of an underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has been pushed back indefinitely because of unanticipated challenges, U.S. officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/7uK5f3lGU7I/story01.htm

Brazil says it has leniency deal with builder in corruption probes
Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:38:33 GMT
BRASILIA, July 31 (Reuters) – Brazil’s antitrust regulator CADE and federal prosecutors signed a leniency deal on Friday with engineering company Camargo Correa aimed at obtaining evidence of alleged price-fixing of contracts to build a nuclear power plant. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/L3ek77n5C8k/story01.htm

Areva will explore bringing in Chinese investors – Journal de Dimanche
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:51:56 GMT
PARIS, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Areva will seek partnerships with Chinese energy companies that could see them take stakes in the French nuclear reactor maker in an upcoming multi-billion euro capital increase, its chairman told the Journal de Dimanche. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/RljR0IhpzMk/story01.htm

California wildfires expand after death of firefighter
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:29:41 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Firefighters rushed to contain a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Northern California on Saturday as they mourned the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed this week in the battle against one of the blazes, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/UaOGjZ3AtxQ/story01.htm

Texas attorney general indicted by grand jury on fraud charges: reports
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:01:08 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The attorney general of Texas has been indicted on securities fraud and other charges over an alleged scheme to mislead investors in a technology company, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.The three-count indictment against Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be unsealed in Dallas on Monday, when the former longtime state lawmaker is expected to turn himself in to authorities, according to the Times. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/qmpj84xtFhY/story01.htm

E&Y Japan arm launches internal probe of Toshiba audit
Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:36:04 -0400
TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker’s $1.2 billion… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/tnuUTQL_muQ/toshiba-accounting-ey-idUSL3N10C03P20150801

UPDATE 10-Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal
Posted:Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:48:01 -0400
LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31 (Reuters) – Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/noncyclicalconsumergoodsNews/~3/7Jjt3Yg8jiU/trade-tpp-idUSL1N10B2Q420150801

UPDATE 1-South Africa’s AMCU union rejects wage hike from gold producers – spokesman
Posted:Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:32:11 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Members of South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Sunday rejected a wage offer from gold producers of increases of up to 17 percent, spokesman Manzini Zungu said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/VJYSfi-x1RY/safrica-gold-unions-idUSL5N10D0KH20150802

Saturday, 1 August 2015

New Posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/wildfires-force-evacuation-of-uranium-mine-sites-stop-shipments-of-uranium-endanger-firefighters-and-environment/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/french-areva-and-south-australias-nuclear-royal-commission-all-too-cosy/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/another-penny-stock-sues-over-mine-blocked-for-environmental-reasons-gabriel-resources-joins-strateco-and-pacific-rim-oceanagold/
Montana Deer Wildfire USDA-US Forestry Service
Greenpeace We Share the Planet
Greenpeace: “We Share Our Planet

Nuclear Energy Chain is NOT low carbon. Energy is required for mining, uranium processing, uranium enrichment, and to cool and protect the nuclear waste.
Nuclear Industry Cycle http://web.evs. anl.gov/uranium/guide/uf6/index.cfm

Reuters News Feeds

U.S. nuclear operators try to save plants with carbon emission rule
Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:35:55 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country’s 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plants. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/NV4_CZh6CNo/story01.htm

California governor declares state of emergency over raging wildfires
Posted:Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:49:21 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s governor declared a state of emergency on Friday as a string of wildfires raged across the state and a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in drought-parched forest, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/OOPBkf1o54U/story01.htm

Fight to save Indonesia’s jungle corridors key for endangered orangutan
Posted:Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:29:23 GMT
CAMP LEAKEY, Borneo, Indonesia (Reuters) – The bushes shook violently and the female orangutan froze. Her baby clutched her tightly before the two quickly disappeared into the Borneo undergrowth. As the bushes parted, a broad-shouldered male orangutan strutted to the feeding platform. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/N6Fj01hpNpc/story01.htm

Deadly rains deluge Vietnam mines, spark contamination fears Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:20:46 -0400
HANOI, July 31 (Reuters) – Heavy rainfall in northern Vietnam has killed 17 people and inundated major coal mines, causing concern among environmentalists about contamination of local communities and the waters of a top tourist attraction, Halong Bay. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/E5STt6BZYro/vietnam-storm-idUSL3N10B29H20150731

Japan’s Kyushu Electric aims to restart first reactor Aug 10 Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:49:45 -0400
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – Kyushu Electric Power Co said on Friday it planned to begin starting up a reactor on Aug. 10, the first attempt to reboot Japan’s nuclear industry in nearly two years after the sector was shut down in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/zC-mIDIKct4/japan-nuclear-restarts-idUSL3N10B3R220150731

Friday, 31 July 2015

7 new posts and reblogs (see below).
Greenpeace Greece Solar Panels

UPDATE 2-Tokyo Electric execs to be charged over Fukushima nuclear disaster
Posted:Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:37 -0400
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/15pF79pIJ_w/japan-nuclear-prosecution-idUSL3N10B2KK20150731

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/olympic-dam-mine-largest-user-of-energy-in-s-australia-largest-user-of-australias-precious-water-resource-the-great-artesian-basin/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/solar-for-greece-and-the-world-save-the-environment-create-jobs/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/renewable-energy-is-ready-to-supply-all-of-australias-electricity/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/sure-lets-debate-nuclear-power-just-dont-call-it-low-emissions/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/accidents-waste-and-weapons-nuclear-power-isnt-worth-the-risks/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/turn-and-burn-the-strange-world-of-fire-tornadoes/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/san-onofre-emergency-backup-diesel-generators-flawed-for-nearly-three-decades/

Thursday 30 July 2015

Los Alamos Wildfire 2011
Wildfire as viewed from Los Alamos in 2011

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency funded a study about the risk of wildfires: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/nuclear-reactors-forest-fire-propagation-risk-assessment-methodology-japan-atomic-energy-agency/ Los Alamos has recently finished a study on wildfire risk. The US NRC apparently is not concerned about the risk.

About the Nuclear Royal Commission Comment period ending August 3rd: “When I got a policeman to witness my last 2 submissions, he said (completely unexpectedly and unsolicited by me) “You won’t win., you know. They’ll do it. They’ve got all the money”/ Yes, it’s a shonky Royal Commission, with Kevin Scarce’s shares in Rio Tinto, and the Commission’s heavies connected to nuclear agencies./ But – as Redgum said, 20 years ago “If you don’t fight, you lose” https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/this-week-nuclear-royal-commission-and-and-other-nuke-and-climate-news-in-australia/

Ottawa accuses Cameco of multi-million dollar tax dodge: Saskatchewan may have missed out on $300M in corporate tax” By Geoff Leo, CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:51 AM CT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 12:01 PM CT. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ottawa-accuses-cameco-of-multi-million-dollar-tax-dodge-1.1860079

Cameco notes IRS dispute over American taxes” CBC News Posted: Feb 09, 2015 10:12 PM CT Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015 10:12 PM CT “According to Cameco, the IRS is seeking an additional $32 million in taxes, plus interest. The company said the IRS may also seek penalties.” Read article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/cameco-notes-irs-dispute-over-american-taxes-1.2951184

Mitsubishi Materials set to settle 3,765 Chinese wartime labor redress claims” KYODO JUL 24, 2015 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/24/national/history/mitsubishi-materials-apologize-settle-3765-chinese-wwii-forced-labor-redress-claims

Centrica owns 20% of the UK subsidiary (EDF Energy) of the mostly French State owned EDF.

Uranium Mining Behemoth Cameco’s profits dropped by 31% but they DREAM of making a profit still this year!

Reuters News Feed Selection

Slimmed-down Areva will need large capital increase-CEO
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:14:42 -0400
PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) – France’s Areva will need a multi-billion euro capital increase following four years of losses and the sale of a big stake in its nuclear reactor division to utility EDF, most of which will have to come from the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/qeIU_gPz0Hs/areva-capital-idUSL5N10A47I20150730

UPDATE 3-Centrica to shed staff, assets to focus on supply, services
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:49:00 -0400
* Cuts dividend by 30 pct (Adds CEO comments, details, updates throughout) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/QpkcVPFh10U/centrica-results-idUSL5N10A1S620150730

Canadian uranium producer Cameco’s profit falls 31 pct
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:10:40 -0400
July 30 (Reuters) – Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp reported a 31 percent fall in quarterly profit due to higher costs and a $28 million settlement charge. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/RhoOClRv5PY/cameco-results-idUSL3N10A4WX20150730

UPDATE 1-Uranium producer Cameco sees 5-10 pct rise in 2015 revenue
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:41:44 -0400
July 30 (Reuters) – Canada’s Cameco Corp , one of the world’s largest uranium producers, raised its full-year revenue forecast, helped by increased capacity from its purchase of nuclear fuel broker Nukem Energy GmbH in 2013. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/veJXYZOWPl8/cameco-results-idUSL3N10A4ZX20150730

Brazil nuclear leader’s arrest may stymie its atomic ambitions
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:08:22 -0400
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) – The arrest of the longtime head of Brazil’s nuclear energy utility on corruption charges could disrupt a plan to revive Brazilian nuclear ambitions whose roots go back to its atomic-bomb program in the 1980s. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/4inacKbH400/brazil-corruption-nuclear-idUSL1N1083AS20150730

Brazil gives cement firms 30 days to pay combined $934 mln fines
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:55:21 -0400
BRASILIA, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, Cade, has ordered six cement makers named in a price-rigging case to pay a combined 3.1 billion reais ($934 million) in fines within a month… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/DVcX15IMfqA/brazil-cement-antitrust-idUSL1N10927320150729

Foreign firms bid for Saudi Aramco’s Fadhili gas project – sources
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:14:57 -0400
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, July 30 (Reuters) – Foreign engineering firms have submitted bids to build a gas plant in eastern Saudi Arabia for state oil giant Saudi Aramco at an estimated cost of $5 billion to $6 billion, industry sources said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/G0lMNPSe9Cw/saudi-gas-contractors-idUSL5N10A2AV20150730

UPDATE 1-Canada PM not hopeful that Obama will approve Keystone pipeline
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:37:03 -0400
OTTAWA, July 29 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday he was not hopeful that the United States would approve the northern leg of TransCanada Corp’s controversial… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/PS0a0oE4jd4/keystone-canada-idUSL1N1092AQ20150729

White House: Obama would sign short-term highway funds extension
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:52:04 -0400
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama would sign into law a short-term extension of federal transportation funding if Congress sends him… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/DZg0jgRZ8Jo/usa-congress-transportation-obama-idUSL1N0XR2FP20150729

UPDATE 2-Boeing may move work abroad with Exp-Im future uncertain -chairman
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:02:30 GMT
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Boeing Co Chairman Jim McNerney said on Wednesday the aircraft maker was actively considering moving “key pieces” of its operations to other countries given the uncertainty about the future of the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expired on June 30. http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/488b0eb3/sc/24/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C0A70C290Cboeing0Eexim0EidUSL1N10A920AH20A150A7290DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Rome airport fully operational after forest fire affects flights
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:26:23 GMT
ROME, July 29 (Reuters) – Rome’s Fiumicino airport resumed full operations after smoke from a forest fire on Wednesday forced Italy’s busiest hub to suspend takeoffs and restrict landings. http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/488a2144/sc/31/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C0A70C290Cairlines0Eitaly0Efiumicino0EidUSL5N10A94CR20A150A7290DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

California wildfire forces evacuation of 500 people
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:55:45 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco has forced the evacuation of 500 people and destroyed several buildings less than 12 hours after it broke out, fire officials said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/CRbBzyT-I8A/story01.htm

Drought-hit forests store less carbon dioxide than thought: researchers
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:53:57 GMT
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world’s forests are taking longer than expected to recover from increasingly frequent droughts, meaning their ability to store climate-changing carbon dioxide is smaller than previously thought, Utah University researchers said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/m6c3TQMr90c/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-U.S. asks Supreme Court to reverse major insider trading ruling
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:30:48 -0400
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a federal appellate court’s ruling that authorities said limited their ability to pursue… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/trcxp_pW9Ko/usa-court-insidertrading-idUSL1N10A26120150730

Chinese potatoes to chip in as water shortages hit staple crops
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:41:27 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) – Once seen as food for the poor, the humble potato is being pushed in China as a tasty, nutritious part of any meal as the world’s most populous country struggles with water shortages and looks for alternatives to the traditional rice and noodles. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ljJjBHtD5rs/story01.htm

Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: AP
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:53:44 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Q8zDDK22fy4/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Japan’s JFE Steel to invest $220 mln in Vietnam steelworks
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:37:26 -0400
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) – JFE Steel, Japan’s second-biggest steelmaker, said on Thursday it would invest 27 billion yen ($220 million) in a steelworks being built by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in Vietnam in a bid to expand its global network to drive growth. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/P8g4fxojooA/jfe-holdings-vietnam-idUSL3N10A2MW20150730

UPDATE 2-EDF buys majority of Areva reactor unit, seeks partners
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:34:35 GMT
* Areva shares open 3 pct higher, EDF 2 pct higher (Adds EDF CEO comments, share move) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/efXA2ZGS4mE/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Brazil accuses former Petrobras executive of favoring Italy’s Saipem
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:30:46 GMT
SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Brazil said on Wednesday former Petrobras executive Renato Duque had unfairly favored Italy’s Saipem SpA on a contract for an undersea gas pipeline for the Lula and Cernambi offshore subsalt fields. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/4tj37tF5XgI/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Rolls-Royce first-half profit slumps, guidance unchanged
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:46:59 GMT
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – British engineering firm Rolls-Royce, under pressure after slashing forecasts three times in nine months, reported a 32 percent drop in first-half profit, which was slightly better than expected. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/8fGKV7QH2TU/story01.htm

Centrica to sell some upstream, wind assets to shift focus on supply, services
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:21:16 GMT
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s largest utility Centrica will sell up to 1 billion pounds worth of upstream and wind assets by 2017 and reduce net headcount by around 4,000 staff in a strategy shift that will see it put more emphasis on energy supply and services. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/O_j-lEcSJo4/story01.htm

Weir Group’s first half profit falls 40 pct hurt by slump in oil
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:20:57 GMT
July 30 (Reuters) – Weir Group Plc posted a 40 percent fall in first-half pretax profit as the valve and pump maker struggled with a slump in U.S. oil and gas drilling activity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/rV5CqKwRH2w/story01.htm

UPDATE 5-U.S. Coast Guard investigates oil slick off California coast
Posted:Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:28:37 GMT
LOS ANGELES, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a large, patchy oil sheen that appeared off the Southern California coast west of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, not far from the site of a petroleum pipeline spill in May, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6FbbXXggXcc/story01.htm

Canada reviews Arctic drilling plan as industry seeks concessions
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:00:22 GMT
CALGARY, Alberta, July 29 (Reuters) – Canada’s Conservative government is studying whether to extend Arctic drilling licenses, a move that could open the door to relinquishing millions of dollars in deposits paid by major energy companies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ETY7_cXS-q8/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Oregon bridge danglers hope to delay Shell’s Arctic drilling
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:36:43 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) – Protestors rappelled off a bridge and formed a kayak flotilla in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday hoping to delay Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic oil exploration this summer by blocking the return of a ship to Alaska that holds emergency equipment. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/HRZNu8RkB90/story01.htm

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

New post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/the-us-german-nuclear-proliferation-risk-con-game/

Lawsuit against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries re Defective Steam Generators at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

U.S. nuke plant operator files $7.57 billion case against MHI“, July 29, 2015
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201507290047

Old San Onofre Steam generator parts were sent to the Clive dump in Utah. The new defective ones may well be there unless they were returned under warrantee.
Large Nuclear Components-Metal Parts Energy Solns Clive Utah

It is unclear from the article if Thales is implicated or not in the nuclear sub probe.

Reuters News Feeds

UPDATE 1-Brazilian police probe nuclear submarine program -Folha
Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:19:35 GMT
SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Lv6tshBQfXA/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-EDF and Areva agree outlines of alliance – sources Posted:Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:44 -0400
* State will consider Areva recapitalisation after summer (Adds detail on Finland charges, recapitalisation) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/sGjpFvYayvs/areva-ma-edf-idUSL5N1092UT20150729

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/heyshams-dodgy-old-reactor-shut-down-again-in-unplanned-outage/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/brazil-corruption-investigation-goes-nuclear-angra-3-operation-radioactivity-starts/

Fukushima Daiichi NPS
Fukushima: Note that they will remove MOST radioactive materials before dumping into the Pacific. This means they will not remove all types of radionuclides, and that they will not even remove 100% of the types that they remove some of! Most know, for instance, that they will not remove tritium even though there are methods for removing tritium from water. It sounds like the fisherman will support the dumping if TEPCO helps to market their products. Thus, TEPCO continues to externalize its costs upon the public, within Japan and without. It is unclear if the shroud will remain partially uncovered into 2016 or if they will replace it bit by bit.

Fishermen to approve Tepco’s ‘subdrainage’ plan for releasing treated water into ocean” JIJI “Tepco plans to pump water from about 40 wells in and around the plant and remove most radioactive materials before releasing it into the ocean, … call for Tepco to make efforts to dispel contamination fears about local seafood products.http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/28/national/fishermen-approve-tepcos-subdrainage-plan-releasing-treated-water-ocean/ Fisherman cooperation may be contingent on TEPCO helping to market their products!

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion” The Japan Times‎
Tokyo Electric Power Co will receive ¥950 billion more in public funds on top of the ¥6.125 trillion agreed earlier, the utility and the government said Tuesday.http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/28/national/fukushima-compensation-increased-¥7-trillion/

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1” The Japan Times‎
Tepco plans to complete removing the shroud in fiscal 2016http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/28/national/removal-starts-protective-shroud-reactor-fukushima-no-1/

Lawsuit planned over suicide of 102-year-old amid nuclear crisis” The Japan Times‎ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/28/national/crime-legal/lawsuit-planned-suicide-102-year-old-amid-nuclear-crisis/

Trans-boundary air pollution win! This is between US states, but the Espoo Convention, between countries, requires cross-border environmental considerations.

Reuters News Feed Selection

Brazil prosecutor says Eletronuclear exec took bribes Posted:Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:56:04 -0400
CURITIBA, Brazil, July 28 (Reuters) – A Brazilian prosecutor on Tuesday cited evidence that Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, currently on leave from the post of chief executive of state-led utility… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/xuVlchk4Zuo/brazil-petrobras-eletrobras-angra-idUSE6N0ZF03H20150728

UPDATE 2-U.S. court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution regulation
Posted:Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:15:17 -0400
WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states but faulted the government for setting too-stringent targets. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/lPPvmAC9OXo/usa-court-airpollution-idUSL1N10817U20150728

UPDATE 2-Two Brazilian executives arrested as Petrobras probe hits utility
Posted:Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:44:06 -0400
CURITIBA, Brazil, July 28 (Reuters) – Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested two executives involved in building a nuclear power plant for Eletrobras, pulling the state-run utility into a corruption… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/ti4QogYhW9Y/brazil-petrobras-eletrobras-idUSL1N1080ON20150728

Monday, 27 July 2015

New Posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/fracking-fluids-become-more-radioactive-over-time/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/unconventional-gas-and-oil-drilling-is-associated-with-increased-hospital-utilization-rates/

Some of last week’s Reuters news feeds got misplaced by us. Thus, they are tacked on after today’s news.

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 3-Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:31:27 GMT
AMES, Iowa, July 26 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/PvHf3HQbrZk/story01.htm

Offshore wind power gets foothold in U.S. with Rhode Island project
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:04:15 GMT
NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island (Reuters) – Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/6uub3rxvW1A/story01.htm

World Bank to help 1.1 million rural people in Bangladesh to access clean energy
Posted:Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:08:55 GMT
DHAKA, July 25 (Reuters) – The World Bank has signed a $15 million grant agreement with Bangladesh to increase access to clean energy for targeted rural areas through output-based aid (OBA) subsidies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-HFWHzqeGlw/story01.htm

Green group sues ConocoPhillips, CNOOC over China oil spill – report
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:09:25 GMT
SHANGHAI, July 27 (Reuters) – A maritime court in the coastal city of Qingdao has said it will hear a landmark case brought by a nonprofit organisation against U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips and China’s CNOOC Ltd, the official China Daily reported. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/r6WR0N3wUFY/story01.htm

Alaska hit by quake of magnitude 6.9: USGS
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:32:20 GMT
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the thinly-populated community of Nikolski in the U.S. state of Alaska on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ck-9pApu_zg/story01.htm

Indonesian tin smelters face export delays ahead of new regulation
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:42:37 -0400
MELBOURNE/JAKARTA, July 27 (Reuters) – Tin shipments from smelters in Indonesia, the world’s top exporter of the metal, are expected to tighten in coming weeks due to a change in export rules that is likely to underpin prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/l076hLhExfc/indonesia-tin-supply-idUSL5N1040S120150727

EU tries again for compromise on deal to phase out coal aid
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:55:21 GMT
* Stronger EU position could have big role in advancing debate http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/knYIpJr3-OY/story01.htm

RPT-INSIGHT-Koch Brothers’ political group struggles in Alaska
Posted:Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:59:59 GMT
ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) – When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money. But in Alaska, a state that could be pivotal in the 2016 elections, the group’s reception has been surprisingly chilly. Republicans outnumber Democrat http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/RpBxgqq2L44/story01.htm

UK journalists take court action over police phone spying
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:25:57 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) – London police were accused on Monday of breaching the human rights of three journalists working for Britain’s top-selling newspaper by accessing their phone records in a bid to find the source for a story which brought down a senior minister. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/IW9uSjgRE8w/story01.htm

U.S. fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates: researchers
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:01:04 GMT
BOSTON (Reuters) – People who live in areas near hydraulic fracturing are more likely to be hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illnesses and cancer, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/healthNews/~3/oSLi1mSMVmo/story01.htm

UAE, concerned about militant Islam, passes law against race, faith hate
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:48:42 GMT
DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has outlawed religious or racial discrimination, the state news agency WAM said on Monday, citing a royal decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/Ik3RD9vTXlM/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Weak platinum price hampers Amplats’ drive to shed assets
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:49:19 GMT
* Amplats shares fall over 4 percent, near 10-year low (Adds CEO, analyst quotes, details, background, shares) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/AF-VYJmovys/story01.htm

UPDATE 6-Oil drops on concerns of glut in refined products
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:40:49 GMT
LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Oil dropped on Monday as signs of a growing glut in refined products outweighed a fall in Saudi crude exports and slower U.S. rig activity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/u99Bc_lDgCQ/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Halliburton profit beats estimates as costs cuts pay off
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:29:42 GMT
July 20 (Reuters) – Halliburton Co, the world’s No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs cuts helped offset the impact of a steep drop in drilling activity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/eP5vhkQYon8/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-SunEdison to buy Vivint Solar for about $2.2 bln
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:17:49 GMT
July 20 (Reuters) – Solar company SunEdison Inc said it would buy Vivint Solar Inc in a deal valued at about $2.2 billion, including debt, to expand in the residential and commercial solar power business. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/hnUp7XzTQLw/story01.htm

Rescue workers find man’s body as Greek wildfires retreat
Posted:Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:55:47 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) – Rescue workers found the burned body of a 47-year-old man as they brought under control wildfires that had broken out on Friday around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece, the country’s fire brigade said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/bcnXLy6PxQw/story01.htm

Montana train derailment spilled 35,000 gallons of crude oil
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:53:04 GMT
(Reuters) – A train derailment in rural eastern Montana spilled 35,000 gallons (132,489 liters) of crude oil and forced the evacuation of about 30 people, a U.S. official said on Friday in an email to state officials. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/3ugP5ZQptXE/story01.htm

Quake measuring 6.9 magnitude sparks brief tsunami warning for Solomons
Posted:Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:25:00 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) – An undersea earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Saturday, prompting a short-lived tsunami warning for the area. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/KHbDdvYr4pI/story01.htm

Blackstone, Corsair clinch $4 billion deal for First Eagle
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:38:04 GMT
(Reuters) – Private equity firms Blackstone Group LP and Corsair Capital have agreed to acquire a majority stake in First Eagle Investment Management, valuing the company at around $4 billion including debt, First Eagle announced on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/ki8fKJFdwJo/story01.htm

China to prosecute former aide to retired president
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:36:04 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will prosecute a former senior aide to retired president Hu Jintao after an investigation found that he took bribes and engaged in other corrupt behavior, the government said on Monday, the latest top official to fall in a graft crackdown. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/kcBPGiiZmrU/story01.htm

Kenya to welcome Obama ‘home’ to a continent that feels ignored
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:10:30 GMT
KOGELO, Kenya (Reuters) – When Barack Obama visits Africa this month, he will be welcomed by a continent that had expected closer attention from a man they claim as their son, a sentiment felt acutely in the Kenyan village where the 44th U.S. president’s father is buried. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/fOL738hmuqw/story01.htm

Exclusive: Lockheed to buy United Tech’s Sikorsky for over $8 billion
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:26:17 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed’s dominance in weapons making and giving the Black Hawk helicopter to the maker of the F-35 fighter jet. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/5pXxYaZRjP4/story01.htm

Mitsubishi Materials apologizes for using U.S. POWs as slave labor
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:12:31 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Construction company Mitsubishi Materials Corp became the first major Japanese company to apologize for using captured American soldiers as slave laborers during World War Two, offering remorse on Sunday for “the tragic events in our past.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/LtZ_LfgrH0E/story01.htm

Burst of summer rain dampens car-torching California blaze
Posted:Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:46:34 GMT
(Reuters) – Firefighters in Southern California, aided by an unusually long burst of rainfall, have dug containment lines around 60 percent of a brush fire that torched 20 vehicles and destroyed eleven homes and outbuildings, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/Sq1Yge9bBJo/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Nigeria’s president plans to split state oil company into two entities
Posted:Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:34:15 GMT
ABUJA, July 25 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plans to split the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into two entities, his spokesman said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/C-pRJe3ujSU/story01.htm

Sunday, 26 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/wildfires-and-nuclear-dont-mix-lessons-from-san-onofre-and-chernobyl-to-australia/
May 2014 Wildfire Near US Nuclear Power Station
May 2014 wildfire near San Onofre NGS, NRC

The panel believes Toshiba cooked its books partly because of clouded prospects for its nuclear power business after the March 2011 disasters sparked a triple meltdown crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant.” Japan Times, cited by Radiation Free Lakeland in: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/nuclear-toshiba-reigns-supreme-while-cumbria-is-stitched-up/

In Japan they cannot/should not return home because of the still ongoing nuclear disaster, which followed the natural disaster: “The largest case we found is in Japan, where some 230,000 people are still displaced today following the Tohoku earthquake and the tsunami disaster in 2011, including thousands displaced from the area around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant,” Zamudio said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/7kA3nA8oa1s/story01.htm (The Japanese gov wants to send them back anyway.)

Reuters News Feed Selection

Natural disasters forced 20 mln from their homes in 2014 -report
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:54:59 GMT
* Not limited to poor countries; people displaced in Japan, USA http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/7kA3nA8oa1s/story01.htm

World Bank to help 1.1 million rural people in Bangladesh to access clean energy
Posted:Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:08:55 GMT
DHAKA, July 25 (Reuters) – The World Bank has signed a $15 million grant agreement with Bangladesh to increase access to clean energy for targeted rural areas through output-based aid (OBA) subsidies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-HFWHzqeGlw/story01.htm

France plans extension of green energy tax – source Posted:Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:41:38 GMT
PARIS (Reuters) – The French government is considering a reform of the tax levied on power bills to fund renewable energy that would see it extended to natural gas and road fuels, a source close to the matter said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/eC76Oo9Mpr4/story01.htm

Exclusive: AFL-CIO may delay endorsement of Clinton as 2016 presidential candidate – sources
Posted:Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:37 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended the nation’s largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/HZVyqJ1k4Aw/story01.htm

General Electric aims big in energy storage after battery step back
Posted:Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:37:11 GMT
(Reuters) – General Electric Co wants to be a “sizable” player in the market for systems that store energy to manage power volatility, a sector the company expects to quadruple to $6 billion by 2020, the head of GE’s energy storage business told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/pbYVY6mHR-8/story01.htm

Saturday, 25 July 2015

New: No to Nuclear Australia, Comment Deadline Mon, 3 August:
Submission wizards
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/nuclearcommissionsaust-have-your-say-for-the-future-of-south-australia-submissions-close-soon-july-theme/

Australia Groundwater info: http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/water/groundwater/gabwra
Map of Australia showing Artesian Basins, 1945: http://www.qhatlas.com.au/map/map-australia-showing-artesian-basins-walkabout-july-1945

Boulder Co. Colorado Sheriff Deputy converses with owl:
http://youtu.be/4J3lPssz1Ms
link here:http://youtu.be/4J3lPssz1Ms

They don’t just do gambling. The ‘Ndrangheta and radioactive waste: “According to Fonti, a manager of ENEA paid the clan to get rid of 600 drums of toxic and radioactive waste from Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and the US, with Somalia as the destination, where the waste was buried after buying off local politicians. Former employees of ENEA are suspected of paying the criminals to take waste off their hands in the 1980s and 1990s. Shipments to Somalia continued into the 1990s, while the ‘Ndrangheta clan also blew up shiploads of waste, including radioactive hospital waste, and sending them to the sea bed off the Calabrian coast.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_waste_dumping_by_the_%27Ndrangheta

From cocaine to plutonium: mafia clan accused of trafficking nuclear waste“Tom Kington in Rome Tuesday 9 October 2007 01.55 BST http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/oct/09/italy.nuclearpower

The Camorra dump radioactive and other toxic waste in their own backyard: “The triangle of death (Italian: Triangolo della morte) is an area in the Italian province of Campania comprising the municipalities of Acerra, Nola and Marigliano. The region has recently experienced increasing deaths caused by cancer and other diseases that exceeds the Italian national average. The rise in cancer-related mortality is thought to be mainly caused by pollution from illegal waste disposal by the Camorra criminal organization.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_of_death_(Italy)

Will Obama buy property in Kenya to escape the pending major nuclear disaster which he’s contributed to in the US?

The Republicans realized it’s close enough to elections that they can’t continue to oppose rail safety. After the elections, if re-elected, they can oppose rail safety again.

Boeing could cut out some of the subcontractors to save money, instead of cutting quality.

Droughts cause concentrations of radionuclides and other pollution to increase. The US dilute and deceive scams start to visibly fall apart.

Reuters News Feed Selection

Wildfire at Montana’s Glacier National Park rages for fourth day
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:40:29 GMT
(Reuters) – A wildfire in Montana’s Glacier National Park raged for a fourth day through heavy timber on Friday during peak visitor season, while another blaze in Northern California charred the mountains above Napa Valley wine country, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/0Q7eFESCZtU/story01.htm

Fast-moving California wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:23:39 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A rapidly expanding wildfire in Northern California is threatening about 150 structures and has forced evacuations in several rural areas as the wind-whipped blaze rips across parched vegetation, officials said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/RRECC4AqUwM/story01.htm

Idaho will not restrict fishing despite regional drought-linked die-offs
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:02:21 GMT
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Idaho fisheries managers will not follow the lead of neighboring states in restricting catch-and-release angling, despite a drought and heat wave that have killed or stressed large numbers of trout and other fish. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/WEGMU4z9VEs/story01.htm

Oregon salmon trucked north to stem die-off in warm waters
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:04:25 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Federal officials in Oregon have been trucking hatchery salmon more than a hundred miles (160 km) north to another hatchery in Washington state throughout July to preserve fish that had been dying off by the thousands in an unseasonably warm river. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Qdjiqoi-WIg/story01.htm

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father’s homeland
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:22:42 GMT
NAIROBI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father’s homeland on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/p7zGekbUDug/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-China probes former associate of jailed security chief
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:07:02 -0400
* Zhou Benshun worked with disgraced security chief for five years http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/l7_4IOyUkSU/china-corruption-idUSL3N10440P20150724

UPDATE 1-INSIGHT-Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:10:50 -0400
SEATTLE, July 24 (Reuters) – Boeing Co, which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/z8KaZ7t-bAo/boeing-787-titanium-insight-graphics-pix-idUSL1N10413E20150724

Addicted to antibiotics, Chile’s salmon flops at Costco, grocers
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:42:31 GMT
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a virulent and pervasive bacteria, driving away some U.S. retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp, which is turning to antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/z1KcpxMgecc/story01.htm

UPDATE 4-Anglo American to shed thousands of jobs to counter metal price slump
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:41:09 GMT
* Graphic on Anglo vs peers: http://link.reuters.com/cyx94w (Adds details on potential new sales, reference to Lonmin job cuts) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/1PQbrb9DW2Y/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Power restored after brief outage at Alliance refinery -Phillips 66
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:04:32 GMT
July 23 (Reuters) – Phillips 66 said power had been restored following a brief, unscheduled outage that shut parts of its 247,000-barrel-per-day Alliance refinery in Belle Chase, Louisiana, on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/t3adO5QgMNg/story01.htm

Phillips 66 Alliance, Louisiana refinery hit by power blip- Entergy
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:22:15 GMT
July 23 (Reuters) – The Phillips 66 Alliance refinery in Belle Chase, Louisiana, was hit by a power outage on Thursday, according to the power provider Entergy Corp’s website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/52vJi4OiZ8Q/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Russia’s Gazprom says files case against Turkmengaz over gas price
Posted:Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:30:12 GMT
MOSCOW, July 24 (Reuters) – Russian gas company Gazprom said on Friday it had lodged a case against Turkmenistan’s Turkmengaz at the international arbitration court in Stockholm over the price in a supply contract. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/_p8GaFZ1y4g/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Ukraine boosts gas imports from Slovakia
Posted:Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:24:08 GMT
KIEV, July 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine increased its purchase of natural gas imports from Slovakia by 41 percent on Tuesday, boosting its storage supplies, transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/2D_ZoIHh4hU/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Undelivered Mistrals cost French shipbuilder DCNS 1 mln euro/mth
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:16:24 GMT
PARIS, July 23 (Reuters) – State-backed French naval shipbuilder DCNS is spending at least 1 million euros ($1.1 million) a month to hold on to two Mistral helicopter carriers that were sold to Russia in a deal now being reversed, its chief executive said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/gyii0DOHuzE/story01.htm

Freeport-McMoRan posts Q2 loss as metal, oil prices drop
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:16:56 GMT
TORONTO, July 23 (Reuters) – Diversified U.S. miner and energy company Freeport-McMoran Inc reported a sizeable second-quarter net loss on Thursday, reflecting a big write-down for the value of its oil and gas properties and slumping prices for the copper, gold and oil that it produces. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Rm54mpnv9nU/story01.htm

German exports to Russia slide 34 percent due to sanctions
Posted:Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:39:15 GMT
BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – German exports to Russia slumped by 34 percent in the first five months of the year to 4.4 billion euros due to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, a lobby group representing German industry in eastern Europe said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/YrbJa1ehxIQ/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Britain moves to slash renewable subsidy costs
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:14:42 -0400
* Doubt over renewable power auction (Adds investor reaction, updates Drax share price) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/G5_eYFCz5hk/britain-renewables-idUSL5N1020TV20150722

UPDATE 1-Shaken investors to stay away from gold as confidence shatters
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:30:13 -0400
* GRAPHIC-Gold returns http://link.reuters.com/mux25w (Edits, adds context) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/734dyYINrsw/gold-funds-idUSL5N1021SE20150722

EU mergers and takeovers (July 22)
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:43:45 GMT
BRUSSELS, July 20 (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/companyNews/~3/Ck7oFQCIkhI/story01.htm

U.S. Senate Republicans end bid to pare back oil train safety rule
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:16:54 GMT
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – Senate Republicans have backed away from a controversial proposal that would have repealed a new federal safety rule requiring oil trains to be equipped with advanced new braking systems. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ldjBMb7RuAk/story01.htm

Russia’s Rosneft seeks end to Gazprom gas export monopoly – RIA
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:02:38 GMT
MOSCOW, July 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft has asked the government to end Gazprom’s decade-long exclusive right to export pipeline gas, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/thAH_sREPCs/story01.htm

Under Kremlin pressure, ‘undesirable’ U.S. charity pulls out of Russia
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:37:38 GMT
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A U.S.-based non-governmental organization has become the latest casualty in what campaigners say is a global tightening of restrictions on charitable activity by authoritarian governments, by deciding to close its operations in Russia. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/XlNzMU9RZhg/story01.htm

After 25 years together, study shows two Germanys still wide apart
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:26:14 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) – From the amount they earn to their religious convictions and cars they drive, gaping differences between Germans in the former Communist East and the West persist after almost 25 years of reunification, a study published on Wednesday showed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/PgwbCWqgzU4/story01.htm

Italian police raids mafia gambling empire, seize assets worth 2 billion euros
Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:55:36 GMT
ROME (Reuters) – Italian police said on Wednesday they had seized assets worth 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) and issued 41 arrest warrants in raids on gambling companies in Italy and abroad run by the ‘Ndrangheta mafia organization. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/HtM0lP-jd8w/story01.htm

Friday, 24 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/low-level-nuclear-waste-summary-by-nirs-sierra-club-seed-comment-to-us-nrc-by-one-minute-to-midnight-nyc-dc-et-tonight/

Comment to US NRC by one minute to midnight, NYC-DC, tonight (Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal (aka nuclear waste burial) ID: NRC-2011-0012-0077 Due Jul 24 2015, at 11:59 PM ET
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2011-0012-0077 Document to comment: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/pdf/2015-06429.pdf Docket ID: NRC-2011-0012 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 10 CFR 60 and 61

Comment can be anonymous.

Comment by the IEER makes interesting points regarding organ doses, that death value, whoops, Death Valley was under water 10,000 years ago and more. http://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?documentId=NRC-2011-0012-0057&attachmentNumber=1&disposition=attachment&contentType=pdf

In the end, any radionuclides which are short-lived enough to be safely buried from a radiological perspective (half-life of one year or less) can be more safely held on site until they are no longer radioactive. Thus, there should be no burial of radioactive waste at all.

The “low level” waste under discussion by the US NRC is deadly for hundreds, thousands and millions of years. Burying it is a crime.

We have been hoarding some Reuters news titles, but are short on time for now.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/the-desire-of-the-nuclear-industry-to-bury-nuclear-waste-deadly-rip-off-comment-deadline-this-fri-24-jul-at-11-59-pm-dc-nyc-et/

French energy law dodges decisions on nuclear cuts Posted:Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:55:06 -0400
PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) – French lawmakers passed a long-delayed energy bill on Wednesday, ushering into law President Francois Hollande’s pledge to cut nuclear power to half of France’s electricity mix in 2025 from 75 percent today, the highest share in the world. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/XkJDeTBtEhM/france-energy-bill-idUSL5N10242K20150722

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

New Posts:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/du-has-pu-plutonium-1-kg-enriched-uranium-makes-7-kg-plus-of-du-waste-us-nrc-comment-deadline-24-july-2015-11-59-pm-dc-nyc-et/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/have-your-say-boycott-toshiba-and-stop-moorside/
Moorside Sheep looking toward Sellafield Streetview
Site of Moorside. Sheep looking anxiously toward Sellafield.

Resolution copper mine, on sacred land, was run through at the end of last year, spear-headed by John McCain, while the American Indian leaders were visiting Obama, making it one of the biggest back-stabs ever: “Hidden in the defense bill was a package granting an illegal land swap near Superior, AZ, for the benefit of a foreign company Rio Tinto PLC who seek to mine copper. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as part of the Senate Armed Services Committee was instrumental in pushing to get the provision language included.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/10/1350793/-John-McCain-and-Congress-helping-mining-company-steal-Apache-land

Reuters News Feed Selection

At U.S. Capitol, Arizona Apaches protest planned copper mine
Posted:Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:32:25 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scores of Native American demonstrators protested at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday against a proposed $6 billion copper mine in Arizona at a site that members of the Apache tribe say is sacred. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/XzeBM9ef1tk/story01.htm

Australia’s war on wind farms threatens biggest renewable project
Posted:Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:58:55 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to “visually awful” wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant in the country’s north. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/4h4cF290MGE/story01.htm

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/reclassifying-nuclear-waste-to-dump-on-states-bury-us-nrc-comment-deadline-friday-24-july-11-59-pm-nyc-dc-et/
(Some Reuters News Feeds were set aside, but we’ve no time to post them for now.)

Recent posts:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/patients-nuclear-reactors-routinely-release-radioactive-iodine-into-sewers-environment-comment-deadline-1-tonight-11-59-pm-us-eastern-2-sept-1st/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/desperate-russian-state-nuclear-giant-hiding-in-apartment-block-flats-in-croatia-to-evade-finnish-rules/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/trains-spotters-encouraged-to-celebrate-20-years-of-nuclear-transports/

July 20, 2015 was the chance to comment to the US NRC about openness and participation. They seem to want to shut it down. The Friday Low Level Waste comment period and a few others may be one of your last chances to comment about anything nuclear in the US, if the Nuclear industrialists-utilities get their way: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2015-0071-0002 Will the nuclear industry be allowed to take away the last trappings of democracy without protest? 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/

3 US NRC Comment deadlines (were) Monday July 20, 2015 11.59 pm US Eastern Time. 1) Nuclear Energy Institute wants the NRC to shutdown openness-public participation (and more). http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2015-0071-0002 (See 2 and 3 below).Also for Monday, Jul 20, 1159 pm Washington DC (ET). 2) “OMB clearance package for 3150-0127, 10 CFR Part 60, Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories” Docket ID: NRC-2015-0108 Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories Due Jul 20, 2015 11:59 PM ET Posted: 05/19/2015ID: NRC-2015-0108-0001 http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0108 The real issue here appears to be who gets a say-so. Only the State? What about local governments or environmental groups? “(a) State, local governmental bodies, and affected, Federally-recognized Indian Tribes may participate in license reviews as provided in subpart J of part 2 of this chapter. A State in which a repository for high-level radioactive waste is proposed to be located and any affected, Federally-recognized Indian Tribe shall have an unquestionable legal right to participate as a party in such proceedings.http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part060/part060-0063.html See: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/us-nrc-claims-279-per-hour-for-bureaucratic-rigamarole-re-state-tribal-gov-participation-in-nuclear-waste-dump-siting-local-gov-forgotten-comment-deadline-mon-11-59-pm-wash-dc/
3) “Information Collection: Destinations of Released Patients Following Treatment with Iodine-131 and Estimation of Doses to Members of the Public at Locations Other than Conventional Residences Receiving Such Patientshttp://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2015-0102-0001 This has to do with patients running around peeing and oozing (even in their breath) dangerous radioactive iodine 131 all over the place for months. This is the radionuclide that people take potassium iodine tablets for after a nuclear accident! Labs are allowed to dump into sewers, anyway, which poses a problem when increasingly water systems must recycle water. This dumping of radionuclides into the sewer by patients, labs and hospitals must stop. So must dumping radionuclides into air and water by nuclear reactors and from nuclear waste! https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/patients-nuclear-reactors-routinely-release-radioactive-iodine-into-sewers-environment-comment-deadline-1-tonight-11-59-pm-us-eastern-2-sept-1st/

Radioactive Effluents NRC or EPA drawing

Monday, 20 July 2015

Three US NRC comment deadlines at one minute to midnight Washington DC-New York (Eastern Time).

New posts: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/patients-nuclear-reactors-routinely-release-radioactive-iodine-into-sewers-environment-comment-deadline-1-tonight-11-59-pm-us-eastern-2-sept-1st/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/desperate-russian-state-nuclear-giant-hiding-in-apartment-block-flats-in-croatia-to-evade-finnish-rules/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/trains-spotters-encouraged-to-celebrate-20-years-of-nuclear-transports/

Radioactive Nuclear Reactor “Effluents” (i.e. flowing out of nuclear reactors). Absolutely insane that this is legal! If they have short half-lives, they can hold them until they are no longer radioactive. If they have longer half-lives, they should never be let into the environment.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Japan tropical storm 19 July 2015
http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

Sunday, 19 July 2015

New Posts:
Reblog: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/celebrating-20-years-of-transporting-nuclear-waste-to-sellafield-really/
Post includes must see short video: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/uk-nuclear-power-faces-opposition-on-all-sides/

Abdulazeez earned an engineering degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012 and learned to manage electrical power systems as an intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority. On May 20, 2013, he began working as an engineer at the Perry Nuclear Generating Station in North Perry, Ohio, but was let go ten days later after failing a drug test.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Chattanooga_shootings
(TVA has nuclear reactors too.)

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 1-Chattanooga shooting suspect worked 10 days at Ohio nuclear plant
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:48:42 -0400
CLEVELAND, July 17 (Reuters) – The suspected gunman in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting that killed four Marines was hired as an engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go, a spokesman for the company that owns the plant said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/JfFYqr4H_7U/usa-shooting-tennessee-background-idUSL2N0ZX2C420150718

UPDATE 1-Water, power return to Syria’s Aleppo after three-week cut – monitor
Posted:Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:34:39 -0400
BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) – Mains water and electricity have returned to large parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo following a three-week cut after al Qaeda’s local wing stopped water supplies to pressure the government, a group monitoring the war said on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/JfFYqr4H_7U/usa-shooting-tennessee-background-idUSL2N0ZX2C420150718

Saturday, 18 July 2015

New Post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/us-nrc-claims-279-per-hour-for-bureaucratic-rigamarole-re-state-tribal-gov-participation-in-nuclear-waste-dump-siting-local-gov-forgotten-comment-deadline-mon-11-59-pm-wash-dc/

Japan Typhoons 18 July 2015
Cal tropical storm 18 July 2015
http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

Japan tries to force Fukushima products on the Philippines. Japan refuses Philippine bananas. Japan says that Canada took the radioactive Fukushima food. But the Philippines say they don’t care! They will test the food for radiation and will not take radioactive Japanese food! At least the Philippines cares about its people.

Japan to buy more Philippine farm products if Manila resumes imports from Fukushima” By: Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com July 15, 2015 4:31 PM http://www.interaksyon.com/business/114255/japan-to-buy-more-philippine-farm-products-if-manila-resumes-imports-from-fukushima

Radioactive water from Fukushima plant escapes – 1,100 becquerels of beta-ray emitting radioactive substances… 830 becquerels per liter of radioactive cesium….http://nuclear-news.net/2015/07/16/radioactive-water-from-fukushima-plant-escapes-1100-becquerels-of-beta-ray-emitting-radioactive-substances/

Despite pressing need, Japan continues to grope for nuclear waste sitehttp://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/16/national/despite-pressing-need-japan-continues-grope-nuclear-waste-site/#.VaooUH8aySM

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 1-Oklahoma broadens oil, gas drilling regulations to stem quakes
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:51:45 GMT
WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – Oklahoma is expanding restrictions on drilling activities to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes that has damaged homes and raised concerns about the future of the energy industry in the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/qeKp2QmNibg/story01.htm

Congo forum opens door to president’s re-election, critics cry foul
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:14:08 GMT
BRAZZAVILLE, July 17 (Reuters) – A mass meeting of politicians, academics and other figures proposed changes to the Republic of Congo’s constitution on Friday which could pave the way for their veteran leader to stay in power, a move decried by the opposition. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/XPMaZonVgVU/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-China’s State Grid to build Brazil’s longest power line
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:32:06 GMT
SAO PAULO, July 17 (Reuters) – China’s State Grid won a concession on Friday to build and operate the second power transmission line to connect the massive Belo Monte hydropower plant to the national Brazilian grid. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/OaSuJMILLeI/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Nexen apologizes for oil sands pipeline spill, cause unknown
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:07:14 GMT
CALGARY, Alberta, July 17 (Reuters) – Nexen Energy apologized on Friday for an oil sands pipeline leak in the Canadian province of Alberta that is one of North America’s largest-ever oil-related spills on land, and said its clean-up crews were working around the clock. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/OX20MM2yWm8/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Greek PM Tsipras sacks leftist party rebels in reshuffle
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:20:34 GMT
ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sacked left-wing Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and two deputy ministers on Friday as he reshuffled his cabinet following a party revolt against a tough new bailout deal adopted this week. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/2gLuwDQLJa8/story01.htm

Canada provinces agree to strategy on pipelines, climate change
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:53:50 GMT
OTTAWA, July 17 (Reuters) – Canada’s provinces reached a long-sought deal on Friday over an energy plan for the country, agreeing broadly to curb greenhouse gas emissions while also promoting the use of pipelines. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/IRuUoA0nC3A/story01.htm

Schlumberger betting on slight recovery in N.America demand
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:21:34 GMT
July 17 (Reuters) – Schlumberger NV is betting on an uptick in demand for oilfield services in North America, a market that has been battered by a steep drop in oil prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Wf7DSB4rkag/story01.htm

Obama, Saudi foreign minister welcome Iran nuclear deal
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:20:40 GMT
WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir welcomed the nuclear agreement with Iran during their meeting on Friday, the White House said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/TfeUhzQVbSQ/story01.htm

UPDATE 4-Brazil’s lower house speaker breaks with government
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:18:08 GMT
BRASILIA, July 17 (Reuters) – The speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress broke with the government of President Dilma Rousseff on Friday over corruption accusations, deepening a political crisis in Latin America’s largest economy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/StybJG7nvOQ/story01.htm

Friday, 17 July 2015

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-French minister caps EDF power price hikes again
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:13:41 GMT
PARIS, July 16 (Reuters) – French Energy Minister Segolene Royal capped a planned rise in household electricity prices on Thursday, overruling regulatory recommendations designed to compensate power provider EDF for earlier controls. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/GDho5i4wC6g/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Finland’s Fortum hit by lower electricity prices
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:30:34 GMT
* Russian nuclear deal remains undecided (Adds details, share reaction, analyst comment) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/14hCeuqH59g/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Sberbank investment throws doubt on Finnish nuclear project
Posted: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 01:01PM EDT
HELSINKI, July 16 – Plans to build a nuclear reactor in Finland were in doubt on Thursday after the government found that Russian investors were http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL5N0ZW3DT20150716

California drought gives new impetus to wastewater recycling
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:48:11 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In the sprawling Orange County suburbs south of Los Angeles, home to Disneyland and upscale beach towns, much of the drinking supply for more than 2 million people originates from the sewer. And that number is about to grow – on purpose. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Yo5-iGm3Oas/story01.htm

Stressed Italian cows get air-conditioned sheds to combat heatwave
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:40:51 GMT
ROME (Reuters) – Italian farmers are installing showers and air conditioning in cowsheds and pigsties to allow the animals to freshen up in the baking summer heat, an agriculture group said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W1_JL9SVlG8/story01.htm

Dry spell wilts Indian crops, stokes food inflation concerns
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:28:54 GMT
SARVE, India (Reuters) – Farmers in India run the risk of planting too much, too fast in the current monsoon season as an unexpected dry spell starts to wilt crops across the country, raising fears of lower yields and surging food prices in a mostly impoverished nation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/-JR39GMPkjs/story01.htm

Iowa utility agrees to phase out seven coal plants in settlement
Posted:Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:26:40 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Sierra Club said on Wednesday that an Iowa utility has agreed to phase out seven coals plants in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the state and the environmental group. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/IyMTSqSYnlI/story01.htm

Suncor oil sands project aims to replace steam with radio waves
Posted:Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:38:23 GMT
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Suncor Energy Inc has launched a pilot project to replace the high-pressure steam used to extract bitumen from oil sands with radio frequency technology developed by U.S. defense contractor Harris Corporation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/hNIWA-xgI_I/story01.htm

Britain should avoid deep injection shale wells: task force
Posted:Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:23:46 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should steer clear of using deep injection wells in shale oil and gas “fracking” and take extra steps to reduce the technique’s environmental and health effects, an industry-funded task force examining the sector said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/0MjOL1mY9cI/story01.htm

Greens urge U.S. to refuse Shell’s final Arctic drilling permits
Posted:Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:46:32 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Environmental groups on Tuesday urged the U.S. government not to grant Royal Dutch Shell final permits for Arctic oil exploration after an icebreaker with safety equipment to cap wells was put out of action. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/3AnUfP5XTng/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-S.Africa’s Kumba in talks with unions over Thabazimbi mine closure
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:10:36 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Kumba Iron Ore is in talks with unions about closing its Thabazimbi mine, which could lead to nearly 1,200 job losses, as the Anglo American unit battles weak commodities prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/0qrYcp_PlTk/kumba-iron-ore-mine-closure-idUSL5N0ZW1GU20150716

South Africa’s gold producers standing firm on wage offer – union
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:07:22 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers said on Thursday gold producers had not moved on their wage offer, leaving protracted talks in a stalemate. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/v752vGzQC38/safrica-gold-num-idUSL5N0ZW3KX20150716

UPDATE 1-Tata Steel says may cut up to 720 jobs in Britain Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:48:49 -0400
LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Tata Steel, Britain’s largest steelmaker, may cut up to 720 UK jobs in a revamp of its speciality and bar business, which has been hit by cheap imports and high energy costs, it said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/V4B17mo5yN8/tata-steel-layoffs-idUSL5N0ZW1XL20150716

Crisis-hit Polish miner KW says needs investors by end-Aug
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:19:58 -0400
KATOWICE, Poland, July 16 (Reuters) – Kompania Weglowa (KW), the European Union’s biggest coal miner which is on the brink of bankruptcy, needs to find investors by the end of August, its chief executive said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/vPg0al7GY-k/poland-coal-kompaniaweglowa-idUSL5N0ZW1UI20150716

UPDATE 2-India’s JSW shelves plan to buy cricket team, cites graft-hit IPL’s “negative aura”
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:31:53 -0400
* Some of India’s biggest corporate names invested in league (Adds quotes, background, detail) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/6cSFedYKSTc/india-cricket-jsw-idUSL4N0ZW2GL20150716

UPDATE 1-No joy for EU steelmakers from rising demand as imports bite – Eurofer
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:30:13 -0400
LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – European economic growth is expected to power a 1.5 percent rise in EU steel demand this year but local producers will see little benefit due to rising imports, steel body Eurofer said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/8SGPH41cIPU/eu-steel-demand-idUSL5N0ZW1LX20150716

UPDATE 2-Miner Anglo warns of up to $4 bln writedown on iron ore and coal assets
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:16:58 -0400
* Sees non-cash items for Minas Rio and some Australia coal assets http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/CKyRuCWz-6w/anglo-american-results-idUSL5N0ZW0R220150716

Russia, US agree fishing ban in Arctic as sea ice melts
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:09:47 GMT
OSLO (Reuters) – The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement on Thursday to bar their fishing fleets from fast-thawing seas around the North Pole, an agreement delayed more than a year by tensions over Ukraine.The accord, also signed in Oslo by the ambassadors of Canada, Norway and Denmark, is a response to global warming, which is melting sea ice in the central Arctic Ocean, an area the size of the Mediterranean. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/A75wXe0qYcc/story01.htm

INSIGHT-Is it end of the line for South Asia’s ship graveyards?
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:00:23 -0400
* Over half of India ship-breaking yards have shut in two years http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/3WVMkeifX_Y/shipbreaking-southasia-idUSL3N0ZK06H20150716

Schlumberger second-qtr profit plunges on restructuring charges
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:29:42 -0400
July 16 (Reuters) – Schlumberger Ltd, the world’s No. 1 oilfield services provider, reported a 29.5 percent drop in quarterly profit, mainly due to restructuring charges. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/iuwouy7zXPE/schlumberger-nv-results-idUSL4N0ZW54P20150716

Brazil opens formal inquiry into Lula’s links to Odebrecht
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:16:18 -0400
SAO PAULO, July 16 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened a formal inquiry into whether former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva improperly used his connections overseas to benefit Latin America’s largest engineering firm, Odebrecht SA, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/LJEdvXs2jzI/brazil-corruption-lula-idUSL2N0ZW21K20150716

Japan sets 26 pct cut in greenhouse gas emissions as target
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:16:46 -0400
TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – Japan said on Friday it would slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels and would submit the plan to the United Nations later in the day as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris in November. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/SYGFWemxmcQ/japan-carbon-idUSL4N0ZX10Y20150717

UPDATE 1-IMF won’t be part of 1st tranche of planned Greek bailout-Schaeuble
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:46:07 -0400
BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a letter to the president of Germany’s lower house of parliament that the International Monetary Fund would not be involved in the payment of a first tranche of a planned third Greek bailout. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/WAhiCpGAJAo/eurozone-greece-germany-imf-idUSL5N0ZW57K20150716

UPDATE 4-German lawmakers back starting talks on fresh Greek aid in test votes
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:38:28 -0400
* Conservatives, SPD back starting negotiations in test votes http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/qcyDN8y9ucE/eurozone-greece-germany-schaeuble-idUSL5N0ZW0TM20150716

German parliament seen clearly backing talks on Greece aid
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:09 -0400
BERLIN, July 17 (Reuters) – German lawmakers are expected to give Berlin a clear green light on Friday to start negotiations on a third bailout programme for Greece, despite Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioning whether it will succeed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Nub4iVVcxss/eurozone-greece-germany-idUSL5N0ZW3VV20150716

German conservatives support talks on further Greek aid in test vote -sources
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:22:28 -0400
BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) – A resounding majority of Germany’s conservative lawmakers voted in favour of starting talks on a third Greek bailout in a test ballot on Thursday, the eve of a vote in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, sources in the conservative parliamentary faction said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/gnXFtb9081A/eurozone-greece-germany-conservatives-idUSL5N0ZW3V020150716

UPDATE 1-TECO Energy contemplates sale, shares jump
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:25:00 -0400
NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) – TECO Energy shares hit a six-month high in Thursday trading after the company said it is “exploring strategic alternatives.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/aeU7ZKYlXRY/teco-energy-ma-report-idUSL2N0ZW2E820150716

UPDATE 1-Denmark says it is willing to contribute to bridging loan to Greece
Posted:Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:13:49 -0400
COPENHAGEN, July 16 (Reuters) – Denmark is willing to contribute to a bridging loan to Greece to stave off a potential default on ECB repayment next week as euro zone countries debate a third bailout deal, the finance ministry said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/kb9jMwM3DDY/eurozone-greece-denmark-idUSL5N0ZW4R820150716

UPDATE 4-Back Greek talks or face chaos, Merkel tells German lawmakers
Posted:Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:37:18 -0400
* Alternative to deal is chaos, not Greek “time-out” – Merkel http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/EpDa2OsYKD4/eurozone-greece-germany-idUSL5N0ZX0IO20150717