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This post ran from 19 Sept. to 7 Oct. 2015, and continues here:
polar bear on dirt USFWS
Order is inverted. The most recent update, 7 Oct., is on top, after images, and comment info. It is a continuation of:
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! There’s 3 months left to do it this year.

Take advantage of the US NRC comment extension about cancer for everyone (100 mSv per year exposure) to network-Organize! You have until November 19th now. http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057
Complain to your government officials, as well. See some additional info here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/the-ongoing-saga-60-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/

US Reactor Effluents Comment Deadline was October 1st. Any comments they upload will be available at the link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2014-0044

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/high-cost-of-nuclear-waste-chickens-home-to-roost-squabbles-over-who-pays/
Sellafield B-29 Facility - The Ecologist
Sellafield, B-29 Nuclear Waste Facility, in Cumbria, UK, from The Ecologist.org.

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 4-Freeport looks to return to mining roots with oil, gas review
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:04:29 -0400
Oct 6 (Reuters) – Freeport-McMoRan Inc, under pressure from activist shareholder Carl Icahn and weak commodity prices, said on Tuesday it is slashing its board size and exploring a return to its roots as a copper-focused mining company. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/e1pPgun2i0o/freeportfcx-divestiture-idUSL3N1262TP20151006

Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:37:27 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/7pnpdHrdskk/story01.htm

Blaze burns at Shell complex in Deer Park, Texas: local media Posted:Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:04:48 GMT
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire broke out on Tuesday night at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s refining and chemical plant complex in Deer Park, Texas, according to a local media report. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/L89fuWgKdks/story01.htm

Big palm oil’s pledge to preserve forests vexes Indonesia Posted:Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:01:43 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) – The Indonesian government is asking major palm oil companies to row back on the historic “no deforestation” pledges they made at last year’s United Nations climate change summit, officials and company sources say. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/2Z6HUyKabHI/story01.htm

Fifteen dead as South Carolina gripped by historic flooding Posted:Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:49:45 GMT
(Reuters) – South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 15 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near dams and swollen waterways across the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/KGS4FTpeEtM/story01.htm

Viral disease to blame in deaths of some 1,000 Idaho deer Posted:Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:40:07 GMT
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A viral disease called bluetongue, which tends to strike with greater severity during droughts, is to blame for the mysterious die-off of as many as 1,000 whitetail deer in Idaho, state wildlife managers said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/yxpFJzlDDyQ/story01.htm

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:06:16 GMT
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Hans Dieter Poetsch’s first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company’s top U.S. executive in Congress. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/NUZmgZpNlhI/story01.htm

Lawsuit over DuPont Teflon-making chemical C8 goes to jury Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:52:45 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – The first lawsuit against DuPont by a cancer patient who claims her disease was linked to a chemical used in the making of Teflon went to jurors at a U.S. federal court in Ohio on Tuesday after three weeks of testimony. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Ea5GrKm8lUY/story01.htm

Michigan providing water filters in Flint after high lead readings Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:12:30 GMT
DETROIT (Reuters) – Michigan on Tuesday began distributing free water filters to residents of Flint, a week after confirming that some children had elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city began taking water from a nearby river. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/cnXfvLRFriU/story01.htm

Risking backlash, India’s Modi to push power price hikes Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:31:47 GMT
NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – India’s prime minister is to tell states to raise electricity prices in return for access to a financial bailout package, a politically contentious move that risks a backlash from farmers and consumers long used to free or cheap power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/L0bwZY4FkS8/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Dutch parliament calls on government to cut Groningen gas output
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:08:24 GMT
AMSTERDAM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The Dutch parliament on Tuesday approved a motion calling on the government to substantially lower gas production from the country’s Groningen gas field for safety reasons. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Y-MrDaNFyms/story01.htm

Amtrak to suspend national rail service without safety extension
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:31:03 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/4m5I5nvmdzE/story01.htm

Russian billionaire Fridman nears deal for E.ON’s North Sea assets – sources
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:30:31 GMT
LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne fund has emerged as the front runner for the acquisition of German utility E.ON’s Norwegian North Sea assets, three industry and banking sources said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/3dJZH5LaNl0/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Bankrupt Patriot Coal issues new notice for its workers
Posted:Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:10 GMT
Oct 6 (Reuters) – Bankrupt miner Patriot Coal Corp , which is in the midst of auctioning off its assets, has issued a new WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) notice to its… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/CJYor8-fJxY/story01.htm

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-U.S. EIA sees tighter 2016 oil market as demand accelerates
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:06:08 GMT
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Global oil demand will grow by the most in six years in 2016 while non-OPEC supply stalls, according to a monthly U.S. energy report that suggests a surplus of crude is easing more quickly than expected. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/PPo8b63JO30/story01.htm

Washington mayor to announce proposed deal to save Pepco-Exelon merger
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:05:10 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and others will announce a proposed settlement on Tuesday that they hope will lead to the city’s utilities regulator approving a plan for Exelon Corp and Pepco Holdings Inc to merge, according to a statement. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/2gOb6A77KqU/story01.htm

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Norilsk placing $1 bln in first big Russian bond in almost a year
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:29:59 GMT
MOSCOW Oct 6 (Reuters) – Mining company Norilsk Nickel is selling the first large Russian Eurobond in almost a year, raising $1 billion on Tuesday in a deal that could suggest a revival in investors’ interest towards Russian companies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-Rw9hd7bTSY/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Nigeria arrests oil tycoon as corruption probe widens Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:21:17 GMT
* New head of state oil firm on cabinet list (Adds Switzerland asked for help in connection with 2nd tycoon) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/eiKavzRJTPw/story01.htm

GE probing similar engine parts in wake of BA plane fire Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:29:25 -0400
Oct 6 (Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Tuesday it was inspecting out-of-service versions of the engine component involved in a fire with a British Airways plane last month to further determine… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/sw49uDQ-ark/general-electric-engine-idUSL1N1262LO20151006

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Oct 7
Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:13:15 -0400
Oct 7 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/2-sWT3VKCvk/britain-press-business-idUSL1N12700620151007

Brazil attorney general turns to high court on Rousseff accounts Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:12:35 -0400
BRASILIA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Brazil’s attorney general turned to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in another bid to prevent a ruling on embattled President Dilma Rousseff’s accounts that could pave the… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/C-bWrXsZ06M/brazil-fiscal-idUSL1N1262VM20151006

UPDATE 1-FDA puts clinical hold on Advaxis cancer drug Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:00:52 -0400
Oct 6 (Reuters) – Advaxis Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put on hold the mid-stage trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending its shares down 27 percent… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/tt_aP1zZXXI/advaxis-fda-idUSL3N12641G20151006

DuPont CEO departure buys time to appease Peltz Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:39:05 GMT
BOSTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – The departure of DuPont’s chairwoman and chief executive Ellen Kullman has bought the U.S. chemical manufacturer a few months’ grace to boost its stock price and appease activist investor Nelson Peltz. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/BzVKsSF70Fg/story01.htm

Faint corporate praise for TPP as winners, losers sought Posted:Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:09:16 GMT
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Early industry reaction to a long-sought trade agreement reached between 12 Pacific Rim countries on Monday amounted to faint praise that it could have been worse and umbrage that the United States appeared to be the biggest winner. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/qW_vqrFx1HE/story01.htm

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/100-renewable-energy-by-2050-why-wait/

For Tuesday in California: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/high-level-nuclear-waste-action-alert-vote-on-installation-of-experimental-holtec-underground-casks-in-california-on-tuesday/

Reuters News Feed Selection

RPT-UPDATE 3-U.S. says BP to pay $20 bln in fines for 2010 oil spill
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:32:15 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – BP Plc will pay more than $20 billion in fines to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago, marking the largest corporate settlement of its kind in U.S. history, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/AC8YdZbaxGg/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-France asks for Japan participation in nuclear reshuffle
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:10:21 GMT
TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – France has invited Japan’s nuclear industry to take part in the reorganisation of its own nuclear sector, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/P3acgMjAKlM/story01.htm

Green energy, not nuclear the way to go: German official Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:28:05 GMT
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Green energy is cheap in the long run and clean compared to “dirty” coal and costly nuclear power, a senior German energy official said on the sidelines of a Cape Town conference, at a time when South Africa plans to expand atomic power generation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/qplL9QD2Z3g/story01.htm

Dozens injured in Guinea pre-election clashes
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:32:46 -0400
CONAKRY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were hurt during fighting over the weekend between rival political groups, before a presidential election scheduled for Oct. 11, local authorities said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/lIyX1US-tk8/guinea-election-idUSL8N1251RX20151005

UPDATE 3-Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund takes $2.5 bln stake in GE Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:21:03 -0400
* GE shares rise 3 pct premarket (Adds GE comment, details, shares) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/CFvVAxGTuCU/general-electric-stake-idUSL3N12515I20151005

APR Energy says in buyout talks
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:49:26 GMT
Oct 5 (Reuters) – APR Energy Plc, the embattled provider of temporary power systems, said on Monday it was in talks to be bought out by a consortium including Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, its largest shareholder. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/FilQPGWC7Qk/story01.htm

U.S. to announce resolution over 2010 BP oil spill: statement
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:06:30 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday will announce its resolution of federal and state claims against BP PLC over the its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/QudrQFxBTWg/story01.htm

Biofuel from whisky byproducts better than ethanol, says maker Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:10:09 GMT
A Scottish company has developed a commercial scale method of producing biofuel capable of fuelling cars from the unwanted residue of the whisky fermentation process. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/OoMz2mGV8M4/story01.htm

China typhoon kills six, knocks out power as tornado snaps trees Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:52:07 GMT
BEIJING (Reuters) – A typhoon bringing heavy rain churned inland through southern China on Monday, a day after making landfall, killing at least six people, injuring hundreds, knocking out power and overturning cars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/9a8VP4uSyZM/story01.htm

Monday, 5 October 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/high-level-nuclear-waste-action-alert-vote-on-installation-of-experimental-holtec-underground-casks-in-california-on-tuesday/

New: “Both Theo & Nikki have spent a significant number of years trying to raise these issues through every democratic channel available to them, They’ve signed petitions, attended demos, written letters, written songs! They’ve even gone to their local constabulary and asked the police to investigate the crime of nuclear weapons possession.https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/what-to-do-when-your-government-is-organising-war-crimes/

In the area of the Savannah River Nuclear Site:
752 PM EDT SUN OCT 4 2015
752 PM EDT SUN OCT 4 2015
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Reuters News Feed Selection

South African coal miners begin strike
Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:54:44 -0400
South African coal miners began a strike on Sunday after wage talks collapsed last week, disrupting the sector that produces the country’s electricity and exports coal to Europe and Asia. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/9R4VgB7tgbk/safrica-coal-strike-idUSL8N1240TF20151004

Majority of EU nations seek opt-out from growing GM crops Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:56:02 -0400
BRUSSELS, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Nineteen EU member states have requested opt-outs for all or part of their territory from cultivation of a Monsanto genetically-modified crop, which is authorised to be grown in the European Union, the European Commission said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/sPjMiPZPpgo/eu-gmo-opt-out-idUSL6N0M01F620151004

South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:58:19 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Torrential rainfall that South Carolina’s governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ooxc97qZ0Xw/story01.htm

Japan group says pacifist constitution still supreme, eyes Nobel
Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:42:33 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s pacifist constitution is an example for the world despite changes that have cleared the way for its troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War Two, the head of a group tipped as a Nobel Peace Prize contender said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/1WmfTrb-bZY/story01.htm

Pacific trade talks hinge on pharma protections as deadline nears
Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:06:27 -0400
ATLANTA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Talks between a dozen Pacific nations in Atlanta on a free-trade deal, extended to a fifth day on Sunday, hinged on resolving a dispute over how long a monopoly… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/02Dymz-tUCs/trade-tpp-idUSL1N1240BD20151004

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Oct 5
Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:34:38 -0400
The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/8fLgNFNfDds/britain-press-business-idUSL1N12500U20151005

UPDATE 5-After five years of negotiations, Pacific trade talks near deal
Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:08:16 -0400
* Australia’s Robb says TPP partners reviewing biologic drug terms (Adds quote from Australia trade minister Robb) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/UGRwkKcl-8U/trade-tpp-idUSL1N1240DD20151004

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:00:07 GMT
Oct 2 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/4uyee4kC_Mg/story01.htm

Turbine maker Nordex buys Acciona’s wind power business Posted:Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:55:14 GMT
BERLIN, Oct 4 (Reuters) – German wind turbine maker Nordex is buying the wind power business from Spain’s Acciona SA for 785 million euros ($880.77 million) in cash and shares, it said late on Sunday. http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654235/s/4a65b58d/sc/28/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A150C10A0C0A40CidUSASN0A0A0AAKL20A1510A0A40DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FindustrialsSector/story01.htm

Saturday-Sunday, 3-4 October 2015

Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 2-Greek court rules Eldorado Gold can resume mining in northern Greece
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:48:34 -0400
ATHENS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s Eldorado Gold can temporarily resume mining operations in northern Greece until a final court ruling is made, Greece’s top administrative court said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/sWgrDU_XAWg/greece-eldorado-ruling-idUSL5N1223NE20151002

UPDATE 2-Polish utility Tauron’s new CEO ready to renew talks to buy coal mine
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:04:36 -0400
WARSAW, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Polish utility Tauron’s new chief executive is ready to restart talks to take over an ailing local coal mine, he said on Friday, a day after stalled negotiations led to the ouster of the entire management team. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ReEj2dtU0RE/poland-coal-tauron-idUSL5N1220NF20151002

Global commodity price slump sends ripples around the world
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:30:00 -0400
TARKWA, Ghana, Oct 2 (Reuters) – In the boom times when the price of gold was soaring, Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto had a dream job and a dollar salary many times the national average in this mining town in southwestern Ghana. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/JOy-CE0KDYc/glencore-outlook-commodities-idUSL5N1211ZR20151002

UPDATE 2-British steel crisis deepens as SSI UK goes into liquidation
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:21:32 -0400
* Union seeks legal advice on SSI’s lack of consultation (Adds government comment/details) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/qGQwNauQ5Ec/sahaviriya-steel-bankruptcy-idUSL5N12220S20151002

U.S. fines Exxon $2.63 million for Arkansas oil pipeline leak
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:34:51 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. pipeline safety office has fined Exxon Mobil Corp $2.63 million for spilling crude oil in an Arkansas residential area in 2013, the regulator said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/9Q2M8uHnf4A/story01.htm

Student-built solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:01:10 GMT
URUDI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Motorcycle taxi operators waiting for passengers in this village in western Kenya’s Kisumu County lounge on their various machines – but Alfred Omondi’s plug-in electric scooter stands out from the crowd. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/FWJJk33EAE0/story01.htm

New Hampshire court upholds $236 million water pollution judgment against Exxon
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:42:51 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – New Hampshire’s top court on Friday upheld a $236 million judgment against Exxon Mobil Corp over groundwater contamination linked to gasoline additive MTBE. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Nxvdc65__Y4/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Russia says ready to meet OPEC, non-OPEC producers for consultations
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:00:25 GMT
* Proposed taxes could lead to output cut – Novak (Adds details, background, quotes, wraps stories) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/etqHRHfeyDA/story01.htm

Rosneft’s Sechin calls for other ways to help Russian budget, not oil tax increases
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:58:11 GMT
MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Russia’s top oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, has called for finding alternative sources to help the Russian budget, other than raising taxes on the oil industry. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/OJWIRWQ7qEo/story01.htm

REFILE-Rebels accuse S.Sudan government of attacks weeks after peace deal
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:45:11 GMT
JUBA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – South Sudanese rebels said on Saturday government troops had attacked their positions over the last three days, casting further doubt on a fragile peace agreement in the world’s youngest country. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Ry3OnR02RbA/story01.htm

Poland starting to build large coal-energy group – PM Kopacz Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:36:06 GMT
WARSAW, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Poland has started to build a large fuel-energy group with its decision to transfer the European Union’s largest coal miner to a state-controlled fund to avoid the miner’s bankruptcy, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/oTxkMCNu0s4/story01.htm

Russian oil output may fall by 7-8 mln T in 2016 if duty cut shelved – energy min
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:25:10 GMT
SOCHI, Russia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Russia, the world’s top oil producer, may see its oil production fall by 7-8 million tonnes next year if a previously agreed cut in taxation was not implemented, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/IQjT9_jfVgg/story01.htm

Russia energy min: discounted gas price for Ukraine in Q4 around $230
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:54:12 GMT
SOCHI, Russia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday that the discounted price Ukraine would pay for Russian gas supplies in the fourth quarter would be around $230 per thousand cubic metres, plus or minus $2 or $3. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Zt9g-8lj-KU/story01.htm

Clinton blasts Patriot Coal bankruptcy plan
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:08:09 GMT
Davie, FLORIDA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that a bankruptcy plan proposed by Patriot Coal Corp. is “outrageous and must be stopped” because it diverts money intended for coal miners’ retirement benefits. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/BdaJq_l8wkg/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Brazil court allows Lula questioning in Petrobras corruption case
Posted:Sat, 03 Oct 2015 00:50:58 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized the questioning by police of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a broadening corruption case focused on state-run oil company Petrobras, a representative for the court said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Z2uq4nrS2Bg/story01.htm

UPDATE 3-Nigeria’s ex-oil minister Alison-Madueke arrested in London – sources
Posted:Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:51:14 GMT
LAGOS/ABUJA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria’s presidency circle and another with links to her family said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-U4J5VZLBpE/story01.htm

Friday, 2 October 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/majority-of-american-voters-oppose-the-trans-pacific-partnership-september-24-27-2015-survey/

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UPDATE 2-Mosaic Co settles U.S. environment claims for over $800 mln Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:30:42 -0400
Oct 1 (Reuters) – Fertilizer maker Mosaic Co has reached a settlement worth more than $800 million with U.S. regulators over its waste management practices at plants in Florida and Louisiana. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/7EeA_6emXVo/mosaic-settlement-idUSL3N1213BL20151001

UPDATE 3-Glencore resumes slide despite investor meeting, John Mack share purchase
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:17:12 -0400
* Stock rises, then falls into negative territory (Adds Mack buying stock, updates share price) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/_3i5DXpSrpA/glencore-outlook-debt-idUSL5N1211UF20151001

U.S. fuel economy data on cars inaccurate and getting worse, study finds
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:04:44 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s testing underestimates how much fuel cars will burn on the road, and the problem has gotten worse, according to a study released on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kU2W8psrzIo/story01.htm

UPDATE 4-U.S. to curb smog but stops short of toughest limits
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:30:26 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday trimmed the amount of ozone allowed in the air, issuing a regulation to fight smog that will prevent hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks but cost businesses and utilities billions of dollars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/1IXkps5FXN8/story01.htm

European automakers ask policymakers for time on emissions
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:27:36 GMT
BRUSSELS, Oct 1 (Reuters) – European carmakers have asked EU policymakers not to over react following the scandal over Volkswagen’s emissions tests, saying the industry needs until 2019 to meet fully some new pollution limits. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-GDqnet-XTg/story01.htm

Brazil lower house speaker under pressure over Swiss accounts
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:05:32 GMT
BRASILIA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A group of lawmakers called for the resignation of the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha on Thursday after Switzerland provided Brazilian prosecutors with details of Swiss bank accounts in his name. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/1u2_VflzB1U/story01.htm

U.S. EPA says “likely” recall of VW diesel cars Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:43:39 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that a recall of affected Volkswagen < diesel cars in the ongoing emissions scandal would "likely" take place. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kVZaZOISUrc/story01.htm

UPDATE 4-Yemeni government, Saudi-led forces retake Red Sea strait Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:42:12 GMT
* Coalition cuts road between capital Sanaa and Hodeidah port (Adds comment from Yemeni prime minister) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/UWXVPlSwYR8/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Senate panel passes bill to lift U.S. oil export ban, future uncertain
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:02:34 GMT
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A bill to lift the 40-year-old ban on U.S. oil exports passed the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, but the future of the measure is uncertain in the full chamber, after a controversial amendment was added to it. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/WvWUJxPccts/story01.htm

Croatia court orders retrial of former PM Sanader after graft conviction
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:37:36 GMT
ZAGREB, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Croatia's Supreme Court ordered a retrial of former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader on Thursday and annulled his 2014 conviction for rigging public tenders and abusing state funds. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/JV2K4-uXLNU/story01.htm

Sovereign wealth funds double deal volumes to $24.9 bln in Q3
Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:29:45 GMT
LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds spent a total of $24.9 billion on overseas acquisitions during the third quarter of 2015, almost double the previous quarter as they chased after trophy assets. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/sJyL1iCiWDU/story01.htm

Bahrain lifts meat prices as cheap oil hits state finances Posted:Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:08:27 GMT
MANAMA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Bahrain more than doubled the prices of beef and chicken on Thursday, removing meat subsidies in a politically sensitive move designed to save money as low oil prices slash the government's revenues. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6-Nxh2QQCs8/story01.htm

Thursday, 1 Oct. 2015

Remember to Comment on Reactor Effluents. The deadline is 11.59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, Oct. 1st. In other words you’ve all of Thursday, except one minute, if you are in the US. Outside of the US you’ve until early Friday.
New post: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/us-nuclear-reactor-effluent-summary-points-comment-deadline-tonight-why-deadline-should-be-extended/


Reuters News Feed Selection

UPDATE 2-U.S. court issues injunction against fracking rules for public lands
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:13:36 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Wyoming granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, handing a victory to oil and gas producers who had vehemently opposed the rules. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/FDFcIpzD3fQ/story01.htm

Senators seek more Democrats to repeal U.S. oil export ban Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:54:50 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Lawmakers who want to ditch the 40-year-old U.S. ban on exporting oil will likely enjoy a victory on Thursday in the Senate banking committee – but they are struggling to garner enough Democratic support to pass the bill in the full chamber. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/8R_1QguAR_g/story01.htm

Wyoming court issues injunction against fracking rules for public lands
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:59:28 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Wyoming judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, handing a victory to oil and gas producers who had vehemently opposed the rules. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/1NpLX44z0-I/story01.htm

China ‘highly polluting project’ decision to spur coal subsidy talks Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:53:27 GMT
BRUSSELS/NEW YORK (Reuters) – China’s promise to curb public funding of “highly polluting projects” has isolated Japan and increased the pressure to close a deal to phase-out coal export subsidies after months of wrangling. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/qo9yLtqicsM/story01.htm

Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:00:25 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen said on Tuesday it will repair up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand following the scandal over its rigging of emissions tests. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/7ahIhnqno8U/story01.htm

TransCanada to seek Nebraska approval for Keystone XL route Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:10:28 GMT
(Reuters) – TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday it will seek approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission for its Keystone XL crude oil pipeline route through the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/beYe0ofkzQU/story01.htm

How to stop deforestation? Make ‘good stuff’ cheaper Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:32:45 GMT
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon by 82 percent, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, said at the United Nations on Sunday, as she announced Brazil’s contribution to an anticipated new global deal to curb climate change. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/f9BTcZrxUpY/story01.htm

Wisconsin refutes hoax that lawn ornaments counted in state deer tally
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:23:25 GMT
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin wildlife officials have taken to social media to refute a hoax letter that suggested they had mistakenly added deer lawn ornaments to the last two annual statewide deer tallies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/R-TU2E6UAB0/story01.htm

Tractor Supply settles with regulators over clean air violations
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:46:54 GMT
(Reuters) – Tractor Supply Co Inc has reached a settlement with U.S. regulators over allegations that the retailer imported and sold vehicles and engines from China that did not comply with clean air and emission information labeling rules. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/U5SyPIo_w2U/story01.htm

Orangutans relocated in Indonesia after fire threatens habitat
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:38:12 GMT
Samboja, Indonesia – As firefighters struggled to quell a blaze in a restored tropical rainforest in Indonesia more than 200 orangutans living in a sanctuary in the area were moved to an artificial island for safety. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/cMSmANADHLE/story01.htm

Australia shares seen higher on commodity bounce Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:44:40 GMT
Wellington, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australian shares are poised for a positive start on Thursday, tracking a rise on Wall Street, with the heavyweight natural resources sector likely to underpin gains on stronger commodity prices. Global miner BHP Billiton is expected to open around 1.4 percent higher after a gain in its U.S. ADRs. The share price index futures rose 0.1 percent overnight, a 9.6-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close on Wednesday. The benchmark rose 2.1 p http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/vNZSAWVYrbM/story01.htm

PBF Energy to buy Exxon Mobil’s Torrance refinery Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:37:26 GMT
Sept 30 (Reuters) – PBF Energy Inc said it would buy Exxon Mobil Corp’s refinery in Torrance, California and restore it to full working order before the deal closes in the second quarter of 2016. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/jxujH8atbwk/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Mexico gets stronger demand in second oil auction, Eni among winners
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:34:24 GMT
MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Mexico awarded three out of five offshore production-sharing contracts on Wednesday in the second phase of its historic oil sector opening, comfortably beating the disappointing results of the first phase and giving a boost to the peso. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ICdzNDtWU0Y/story01.htm

UPDATE 2-Trafigura founder, commodity trade giant Claude Dauphin dies
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:23:32 GMT
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Claude Dauphin, the powerful and influential oil and metals trader who built Trafigura into one of the world’s biggest commodity players, died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 64. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/XCpF4pyBUs4/story01.htm

UPDATE 10-Oil mixed on U.S. crude build, Syria; down 24 pct on qtr
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:22:46 GMT
* U.S. crude drops 0.3 pct on day; down 8 pct on month (Adds market settlements, quarterly milestone for Brent and U.S. crude) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/oiGJALlf2Cg/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Brazil ethanol mills benefit from Petrobras gasoline price hike
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:19:37 GMT
SAO PAULO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Brazilian ethanol producers will benefit in the medium term from this week’s decision by state-run oil company Petrobras to raise gasoline prices, which will boost demand for the biofuel and allow mills to increase margins, experts said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/7PV0DK0WLIM/story01.htm

Petrobras bonds rally on hike in fuel prices
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:06:04 GMT
NEW YORK, Sept 30 (IFR) – Bonds issued by troubled state-run Brazilian oil company Petrobras were enjoying a rare rally on Wednesday following news that it would raise local gasoline and diesel prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/BaTKw7hCdiY/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Allowing U.S. oil exports could push crude prices higher -CBO
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:41:07 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Lifting the ban on U.S. crude exports could push the price of domestic oil up roughly $2.50 a barrel in the coming decade, a report from the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/cS7Mfkh1J0k/story01.htm

Ex-French minister aims to launch $3 bln renewables fund for Africa
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:12:06 GMT
CONAKRY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – France’s former energy minister hopes to raise $3 billion from Western donors by next year to help cash-strapped African nations fund renewable energy projects, in a bid to tackle pollution and spur development. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/wH8I6xYvey0/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-White House does not support Senate efforts to lift oil export ban
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:22:14 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The White House does not support Senate legislation to lift the 40-year-old ban on oil exports despite a provision allowing the president to halt exports if he deemed them not in the interests of national security, a spokesman said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ccvnrjoClqc/story01.htm

Nigeria’s Buhari submits cabinet list for parliamentary approval – Senate president
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:01:58 GMT
ABUJA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari submitted on Wednesday the names of his nominees for cabinet posts to the senate for approval, the president of the upper house of parliament said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Gttejv0xGyc/story01.htm

CORRECTED-French court orders seizure of property tied to Congo president’s family
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:46:46 GMT
PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – French judges have ordered the seizure of a property tied to the family of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso in an investigation over suspected ill-gotten wealth, a source at the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-yBUGYFDoqw/story01.htm

White House does not support Senate efforts to lift oil export ban
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:43:03 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The White House does not support efforts by the U.S. Senate to lift the ban on oil exports, despite provisions in the legislation allowing the president to halt exports if he deemed them not in the interests of national security, a spokesman said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/H1KIC1J8FYI/story01.htm

Mexico fails to award Mison, Nak fields in oil auction Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:42:15 GMT
MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Mexico’s oil regulator failed to award on Wednesday the offshore Mison and Nak fields in an auction forming part of an opening of the industry aimed at helping the country reverse declining crude output. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Vxg-zIAe3No/story01.htm

Mexico awards Ichalkil, Pokoch fields to U.S.-led consortium Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:33:13 GMT
MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Mexico’s oil regulator awarded a production-sharing contract for the offshore Ichalkil and Pokoch fields on Wednesday to U.S. firm Fieldwood Energy in consortium with Mexico’s Petrobal, part of a series of oil auctions aimed at helping reverse a slide in crude output. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/6Hy2JUy9flM/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-U.S. Mint American Eagle silver coin sales hit record in Q3 Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:30:11 -0400
(Adds details about Q3 sales) NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Mint sold 14.26 million ounces of American Eagle silver coins in the third quarter, the highest on records going back to 1986, and gold sales rose more than threefold from the prior three months to just under 400,000 ounces, the biggest volumes in just over five years, according to the latest data. The burst of buying came as precious metals prices plunged to six-year lows in July, prompting collectors and retail inv http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/j_quPPLa_EE/usmint-coins-idUSL1N12033420150930

UPDATE 1-U.S. export bank’s loss jeopardizes Boeing orders, airline says
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:06:02 -0400
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – South African airline Comair Ltd has told Boeing Co that the loss of U.S. Export-Import Bank financing could jeopardize a $1.1 billion order it had placed for Boeing jetliners, leading the carrier to turn to Europe’s Airbus. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/AjtHK7yzEwU/boeing-comair-exim-idUSL1N12024320150930

UPDATE 1-Synalloy, others seek dumping duties on Indian steel pipes Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:37:39 -0400
Sept 30 (Reuters) – Steel products maker Synalloy Corp and its U.S. competitors have urged regulators to apply anti-dumping duties on welded stainless pressure pipes from India, the company said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/jeDYRh0StaM/steelpipes-usduties-idUSL3N1205M620150930

Comair says loss of EXIM financing jeopardizes $1 bln in Boeing orders
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:55:38 -0400
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – South African airline Comair Ltd told Boeing Co in a letter this week that the loss of U.S. Export-Import Bank financing could jeopardize $1.1 billion in its orders for Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Qmk5P9rwDmQ/boeing-comair-exim-idUSL1N12021120150930

UPDATE 1-Co-owner of Russia’s Polyus Gold makes offer for remaining 60 pct stake
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:24:42 -0400
* VTB to arrange up to $5.5-bln loan facility for the deal (Adds details, quotes, context) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/j2D2l_eZOY4/russia-polyus-gold-intl-idUSL5N12049H20150930

UPDATE 1-Voestalpine sees Chinese steel demand downturn persisting
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:31:40 -0400
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine said it expects the downturn in Chinese steel demand to last for some time, adding there will likely be more trade cases alleging China is dumping or exporting steel at below fair value. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Xt0NPivm2mU/voestalpine-steel-china-idUSL5N12045F20150930

RPT-Glencore seen reluctant to step up asset sales to include top mines
Posted:Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:16:40 -0400
LONDON/JOHANNESBURG, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Debt-laden Glencore may unload all its agricultural assets instead of just a stake, analysts said, but the commodity group is unlikely to expand its divestment programme to include top mines. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/TJodiaAYAfA/glencore-outlook-assets-idUSL5N1204DX20150930

Wednesday, 30 Sept. 2015

Activists in court for telling truth on Ukraine nuclear Bankwatch.org

From the Wastwater Chronicles series: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/page8-how-many-lakes/

Sunday, 27 Sept. 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/energoatom-lawsuit-against-ukrainian-activists-is-the-latest-attempt-to-stifle-public-debate-over-ageing-nuclear-reactors-transboundary-impacts/

US Nuclear Reactor Effluent Comment Period for 11.59 pm October 1st.
Some things to notice:

The US NRC values human life detriment (e.g. cancer, death) at about $1 million compared to the US Dept. of Transportation at $9.4 million. Since women get radiation induced cancers at a rate 20% higher than average, women’s lives are valued less, by the NRC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_of_life The $1,000 given per person rem ($100 per mSv) calculates to $1 million per cancer (following BEIR). An upcoming comment period on this topic claims the NRC value was updated to $2,000, which they put at $3 million, although it would be $2 million. The $1,000 may be death and $2,000 detriment.

To be comparable to the US Dept. of Transportation number, the figure should be $9,400 per person rem; $940 per mSv.

This matters because the higher amount can force them to reduce radiation emissions, and increase safety. If life has little value they will spew more radiation (and cut more corners with safety).

Krypton 85, a noble gas, not only may be implicated in climate change but it gets into body fat. They are reporting in mGy rather than mSv which should never be the case with internal exposure. Biological impact is in mSv (or mrem). They allow more beta irradiation than gamma for Noble Gases, even though they may be inhaled and beta emitters are dangerous internally.

The value of life may be updated and ICRP is updating its dose coefficients and other things, so why are they asking for comment now? Why do they consistently ignore the US government funded BEIR report?

Reuters News Feed Selection

INSIGHT-VW scandal exposes cozy ties between industry and Berlin
Posted:Sat, 26 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400
BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Angela Merkel learned early in her political career that taking on the German car industry carries risks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/2ox8Wzpw8aE/volkswagen-emissions-germany-politics-in-idUSL5N11V1Q120150926

EU could toughen car emission tests after VW scandal – officials
Posted:Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:52:55 -0400
BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The EU could introduce tougher car emissions tests in the wake of the Volkswagen rigging scandal, senior European officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/PtI5sbkF5ys/volkswagen-emissions-eu-idUSL5N11W06S20150926

U.S., EU vow emissions crackdown in wake of VW scandal Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:20:04 -0400
* U.S. to require tests under normal road conditions, not just in labs http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/MdlpvyH-fT4/volkswagen-emissions-regulators-idUSL1N11V28R20150925

Idaho sues U.S. over sage-grouse habitat restrictions
Posted:Sat, 26 Sep 2015 04:28:30 GMT
(Reuters) – Idaho filed suit on Friday challenging new federal land-use restrictions designed to safeguard the greater sage-grouse, breaking with other western states that backed sweeping measures to preserve the bird’s habitat in lieu of Endangered Species Act protections. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/tspQzFmqi24/story01.htm

U.S. culls over 1,200 Oregon cormorants, sparks outcry Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:07:34 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government has killed more than 1,000 seabirds on an Oregon island since May to protect endangered salmon as part of a plan that environmentalists say is flawed and are seeking to stop with a lawsuit. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/yi4n68yrDgc/story01.htm

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits off Indonesia’s Irian Jaya: USGS Posted:Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:42:59 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.6 struck off Indonesia’s Irian Jaya early on Friday local time at a depth of 15 miles (24 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/i_7hIsTxu3c/story01.htm

New China air pollution laws may hit aluminum ingredient Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:23:46 GMT
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New air pollution laws set to take effect in China next year may cut supply of a vital feedstock for the manufacture of aluminum, bumping up costs for a sector that has been battling with prices near multi-year lows. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/YynQmJN-kM0/story01.htm

China opens way to prosecute another former top official for graft
Posted:Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:24:21 -0400
BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) – A former senior associate of China’s jailed one-time security chief Zhou Yongkang has been dismissed as a member of the largely rubber-stamp parliament after a graft probe, state media has said, paving the way for his prosecution. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/0fHz1EkAafM/china-corruption-official-idUSL3N11X00120150927

UPDATE 1-Ukraine gas supply talks end with tentative deal, no signature
Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:05:49 -0400
* International financial institutions to provide $500 million http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/NeeplbKnS8k/ukraine-crisis-gas-idUSL5N11V2WQ20150925

COLUMN-As Xi visits the United States, China’s economy is at a tipping point
Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:18:23 -0400
Sept 25 (Reuters) – China has narrowly escaped major financial crises for over two decades. But the good times may soon be over – and not because of the recent stock market crash. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/JLNnWNFWeUg/cheng-china-idUSL1N11V1YF20150925

UPDATE 1-McDonald’s to offer first-ever organic burger, in Germany Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:54:10 -0400
Sept 25 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp will offer its first-ever 100 percent organic beef hamburger for a limited time in Germany, as a growing number of global diners demand food that is more natural and less processed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/jLFjSMsV9R0/mcdonalds-organic-idUSL1N11V1PR20150925

UPDATE 2-U.S. to toughen auto emission tests in wake of VW scandal
Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:50:38 -0400
* BMW, Daimler insist they do not manipulate results (Recasts first sentence; adds broadening of tests, background) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ibf1dYJHFow/volkswagen-emissions-epa-idUSL1N11V0ZZ20150925

INVESTMENT FOCUS-Smaller miners more exposed to crisis Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:05:23 -0400
LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Investors in smaller mining companies are likely to suffer further losses as the recent plunge in commodities prices to multi-year lows pushes some firms to the brink of extinction. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/2mfI3PCQRyc/europe-markets-idUSL5N11U3HV20150925

U.S. EPA tells automakers it toughening stance on emissions tests
Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:25:37 -0400
WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – U.S. environmental regulators said on Friday they are sending a letter to all automobile manufacturers saying the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up emissions-testing activities in response to Volkswagen’s alleged violations of pollution laws. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/PlKy513g25I/volkswagen-emissions-epa-idUSL1N11V0XN20150925

Singapore presses Asia Pulp & Paper for information on forest fires
Posted:Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:01:32 -0400
SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Singapore has called on Asia Pulp & Paper Co Ltd (APP) to check whether its subsidiaries and suppliers have any connection with the recent forest fires in Indonesia, which have caused a thick smog to envelop the city state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Qr9xMsqqKFU/singapore-haze-companies-idUSL4N11V3YT20150925

Friday, 25 Sept 2015


Nuclear power Comment is free
With Hinkley Point, squandermania has reached dangerous new heights
by Simon Jenkins
George Osborne is signing IOUs for megastructure projects on behalf of future British taxpayers – and yet no one dares call him to account

Argentine judge lifts order against Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine
Posted:Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:41:46 -0400
BUENOS AIRES, Sept 24 (Reuters) – An Argentine judge on Thursday lifted his order forbidding Barrick Gold Corp’s from pumping cyanide solution for the leaching process in its Veladero mine, saying a leak had not contaminated water in the surrounding area.

Thursday, 24 Sept 2015

Reuters News Feed Selection

Major companies join alliance seeking 100 percent green electricity
Posted:Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:14:48 GMT
OSLO (Reuters) – Companies including Goldman Sachs, Walmart and Starbucks joined an alliance on Wednesday that aims to get 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources to combat climate change. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/WcOEKW4L5EE/story01.htm

UK steel industry calls for government help in wake of SSI troubles
Posted:Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:01:00 -0400
* Gov must bring forward plans to compensate steel firms for green taxes http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/bwZkoVOIe2o/uk-steel-idUSL5N11T42I20150923

Brazil Supreme Court votes to spin off part of corruption probe
Posted:Thu, 24 Sep 2015 03:13:26 GMT
SAO PAULO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to move part of the country’s largest-ever corruption probe to another judge, challenging the notion that all pieces of a case that initially focused on state-run oil firm Petrobras are legally linked. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/noHtXehqqy4/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-New S.Africa mines minister faces platinum baptism of fire
Posted:Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:21:31 -0400
* Industry, unions say will miss Ramatlhodi (Adds minister’s comment paragraphs 3-4, comments from corruption watchdog paragraphs 10-11) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/KzBOZa03hkE/safrica-mining-idUSL5N11T3QX20150923

UPDATE 1-Glencore slump spoils commodity trader appetite for IPOs
Posted:Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:14:14 -0400
* Private traders have other options for raising funds (Adds information on Glencore’s new share issue) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/lPrEc3W-XbU/commodities-traders-idUSL5N11T43H20150923

Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:07:57 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso soldiers marched into the capital Ouagadougou without resistance late on Monday as army leaders began surrender talks with the elite presidential guard that staged a coup against the government last week. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/wcePnmu2Ylc/story01.htm

Exclusive: ‘Putin’s banker’ Pugachev files $10 billion claim against Russia
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:43:18 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) – Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed “Putin’s banker” because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a claim against Russia for more than $10 billion after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favor with President Vladimir Putin. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/ibqquysxL-M/story01.htm

Wednesday, 23 Sept. 2015

Zida is said to have been freed about 24 hours ago. Free Zida post was updated: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/burkina-faso-prime-minister-zida-must-be-freed-apparently-still-held-hostage-by-junta/
New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/will-toshiba-recup-from-accounting-scandal-losses-on-the-backs-of-american-uk-electric-ratepayers-8th-rate-increase-to-pay-for-new-nuclear-power-station-in-sc/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/gm-did-the-crime-drivers-do-the-time-failure-of-u-s-to-prosecute-car-executives/
SRS Watch Nuclear Blank Check
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Greater Sage Grouse, Photo by Pacific SW Region USFWS, Sacramento.
Greater Sage Grouse, by Pacific SW Region USFWS

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U.S. denies Endangered Species Act protection to sage grouse Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:35:15 GMT
(Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department has decided against extending Endangered Species Act protection to the greater sage grouse, Montana’s governor said on Tuesday ahead of a formal announcement expected from the Obama administration. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/UOKis21fQLY/story01.htm

Firefighters make headway against latest deadly California blaze
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:20:35 GMT
(Reuters) – Firefighters have gained significant ground against the latest deadly blaze to inflict mounting property losses in California while chasing thousands of residents from their homes in a wildfire season shaping as one of the worst on record. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/LnbUGoo3JNs/story01.htm

S.Africa’s Zuma starts probe on police chief over “Marikana massacre”
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:46:48 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22 (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma has launched an investigation into the police chief’s role in the 2012 killing of 34 miners by officers during a strike over pay, his office said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Xy6LLF8KCRM/safrica-marikana-idUSL5N11S2UD20150922

Fortescue says “open” to selling stakes in mines, infrastructure Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:32:18 -0400
QINGDAO, China Sept 22 (Reuters) – Australian miner Fortescue Metals Group is “certainly open” to selling stakes in its mines as well as its rail and port infrastructure, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/diws2ncOHbk/fortescue-ironore-idUSB9N0W502520150922

Exclusive: In clash with pope’s climate call, U.S. Church leases drilling rights
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:44:51 GMT
BOSTON (Reuters) – Casting the fight against climate change as an urgent moral duty, Pope Francis in June urged the world to phase out highly-polluting fossil fuels. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/GaigJBgmaNo/story01.htm

As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:24:51 GMT
YAMICHA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya’s arid northern Merti ward. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/_25EDP0qSow/story01.htm

Germany must cut waste to set global example for sustainable development
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:13:33 GMT
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Instead of going to the pub in the evening, German student Christian Klinge puts on his old sneakers and sets off to forage through bins behind supermarkets and restaurants in Berlin to find food that can still be eaten. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/PPiqgxLzIMw/story01.htm

Obama signs disaster declaration for California wildfire: White House
Posted:Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:49:10 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a disaster declaration to make federal aid available to Northern California residents impacted by a major wildfire, the White House said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/X9YxjM_9bZg/story01.htm

Firefighters make headway against latest deadly California blaze
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:48:15 GMT
(Reuters) – Firefighters have gained significant ground against the latest deadly blaze to inflict mounting property losses in California while chasing thousands of residents from their homes in a wildfire season shaping as one of the worst on record.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/LnbUGoo3JNs/story01.htm

Wildfires push Californians to high-risk insurance market Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:47:23 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – There are lots of reasons people live in California’s Modjeska Canyon. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/-XsbqKqm05w/story01.htm

Thailand officials relocate mischievous macaque monkeys Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:52:29 GMT
BANGKOK – About 80 long-tailed, mischievous, long-tailed macaque monkeys will be relocated from a community outside Thailand’s capital and released into the wild and preservation areas. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/i9ocoolaPvo/story01.htm

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:49:42 GMT
OSLO (Reuters) – Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/yYanBi0YpK4/story01.htm

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Is Osborne’s degree in Modern History really the appropriate background for being Finance Minister of the UK? He doesn’t appear educated in history, either, as he wants to allow China to build and own a UK nuclear power station close to London! French government owned EDF owns most of the UK’s reactors.

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UPDATE 1-China could develop and own nuclear plant in
Britain -UK finance minister

Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:07:15 GMT
LONDON/BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) – China could build and own a nuclear power plant in Britain in future, UK finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, potentially paving the way for China’s first nuclear project in the West.

Halliburton cuts jobs in Williston, North Dakota Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:43:58 -0400
Sept 21 (Reuters) – Halliburton Co, the world’s No. 2 oilfield services provider, said on Monday it has laid off staff in Williston, North Dakota, blaming plunging crude oil prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/6lfCx-8LnKQ/halliburton-redundancies-idUSL4N11S03U20150922

UPDATE 7-Volkswagen shares plunge on emissions scandal; U.S. widens probe
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:12:54 -0400
* Germany also to investigate carmakers’ emissions data (Adds EPA comment on working with DOJ, background about Jetta model that benefited from subsidies.) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/cqVOIXu5pCc/usa-volkswagen-idUSL5N11R0TU20150921

UPDATE 1-Bayer unit reaches $5.6 mln settlement over fatal U.S. blast
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:10:09 -0400
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Bayer CropScience LP, a subsidiary of German drugs and chemicals group Bayer, has reached a $5.6 million settlement over an explosion at a West Virginia pesticide facility that killed two people in 2008, U.S. authorities said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/kG1o0vGM8mo/usa-bayercropscience-idUSL1N11R21S20150921

UPDATE 3-Total sells stake in Alberta oil sands project to Canada’s Suncor
Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:06:55 -0400
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 21 (Reuters) – French oil company Total, which is trimming exposure to Canada’s oil sands amid a slump in crude prices, said on Monday it had sold a tenth of the Fort Hills oil sands project in northern Alberta to Canada’s Suncor Energy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/4UjYj3xkmTM/total-suncor-idUSL5N11R2S920150921

Cheniere signs deal to sell 24 LNG cargoes to France’s EDF Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:59:27 GMT
MILAN, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy announced on Monday a deal to sell up to 24 cargoes to French energy giant EDF from 2017 through 2018. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/eBbJv_jiRwg/story01.htm

Mexico’s Pemex reports fire at Tula refinery, says no output impact Posted:Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:17:08 GMT
MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Mexico’s state-owned oil company said on Monday that it is dealing with a fire at its Tula refinery, and added the incident had not impacted output but one worker was injured. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/slWsgPALkkM/story01.htm

Monday, 21 September 2015

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FBI launches investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB – WSJ Posted:Sun, 20 Sep 2015 02:44:18 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an investigation into allegations of money-laundering at troubled Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday citing an unidentified source. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/LYemrYLKuhk/story01.htm

Volkswagen to investigate breach of U.S. environment rules Posted:Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:48:17 GMT
FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation after U.S. regulators found software the carmaker designed for diesel cars gave false emissions data, its CEO said on Sunday, adding he was “deeply sorry” for the violation of U.S. rules. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/xPa36kjLVDE/story01.htm

Canada Liberal leader Trudeau says would scrap F-35 program Posted:Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:26:14 GMT
TORONTO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on Sunday his party would scrap a program to buy advanced F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp if it wins power in the Oct. 19 federal election. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/5B2Og5JyzgU/story01.htm

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Burkina Faso coup leaders release detained president, reopen borders – UPDATE Burkina Faso’s coup leaders have released the former interim president, Michel Kafando and his ministers from detention, but Isaac Zida, the ex-military-turned Prime Minister remains in custody. The leaders were held hostage Wednesday,…
18 September 2015, By Anglais http://www.wadr.org/Burkina-Faso-coup-leaders-release.html?lang=en

Pressure to show a profit led to Toshiba’s accounting scandalhttp://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/18/business/corporate-business/pressure-to-show-a-profit-led-to-toshibas-accounting-scandal/

Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse, along with the former GDF-Suez (now Enge), has proposed a new nuclear power station in Cumbria. How’s that going to work out considering the pressure for profit-accounting scandal?
Protest over Cumbria’s Moorside nuclear plant consultation” 16 May 2015 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-32764176

Obama Administration Weighs Risky Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat

Polar bear plan Comment Deadline, Sept. 19th US Eastern; Sept. 20th, UTC: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/polar-bear-plan-must-include-impact-of-radionuclides-comment-deadline-sat-19-sept-1159-pm-et-dc-ny-us-fisheries-wildlife-service
US FWS polar bear with cubs 2
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Trains, tides and tonnes: Vale leads Brazil’s iron ore expansion
Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:12:11 -0400
SAO LUIS, Brazil, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Two kilometers out to sea, workers battle treacherous currents to build a huge dock capable of loading the largest iron ore ships on earth, a vital step as Brazil’s Vale fights for dominance in a tumbling market. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/4GooVR_YztQ/vale-brazil-port-idUSL5N11O3IX20150919

Russian regional governor, 18 others charged with fraud Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:55:02 GMT
MOSCOW, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s top investigative body said on Saturday it had charged the governor of the Komi region along with 18 others with serious crimes including fraud and membership of a criminal group. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/7pGi6r9rne8/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Russian finance ministry proposes move to raise tax on oil extraction – RIA
Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:55:23 GMT
MOSCOW, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s finance ministry has proposed changing the calculation method for Mineral Extraction Tax for oil companies by including a so-called “rouble deduction” that would significantly boost revenues, news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing finance ministry documents. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/V_MA5-sQ6Fs/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-Clinton would support end to oil export ban only with concessions
Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:18:55 GMT
Durham, N.H., Sept 18 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she would support lifting the 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude exports only if the measure included concessions from the oil and gas industry to move toward cleaner energy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/u8_QohbhpV4/story01.htm

REFILE-Bangladesh wants to invest $8 bln in infrastructure Posted: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:45:22 GMT
DHAKA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s government wants to invest $8 billion over the next few years in infrastructure to improve the economy and sought help from private sector to share the cost which the government could not bear alone. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/hbmJJu7qe0o/story01.htm

Burkina to return to civilian rule after coup, mediator says Posted:Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:10:24 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso will reinstate an interim government led by President Michel Kafando, Benin’s leader Thomas Boni Yayi said on Saturday, in what would be a victory for the street over army coup leaders. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/_Bwun0pcYj8/story01.htm

Pope tells U.S. and Cuba to push detente further Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:47:12 GMT
HAVANA (Reuters) – Pope Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States on Saturday to set an example for the world by deepening the recent rapprochement that he helped secretly broker between the former Cold War foes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/FbHMN5QFuXs/story01.htm

East European leaders in war of words as migrants pour across borders Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:31:19 GMT
BELI MANASTIR/HARMICA, Croatia (Reuters) – Hungary and Croatia traded threats on Saturday as thousands of exhausted migrants poured over their borders, deepening the disarray in Europe over how to handle the tide of humanity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/L7eCdb7TpZc/story01.htm

Sierra Leone workers strike at Shandong’s iron ore mine Posted:Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:04:17 GMT
FREETOWN, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Sierra Leonean workers at Shandong Steel’s iron ore mine declared an unlimited strike on Saturday, alleging unfair treatment, a union leader said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/HBsoOamR3AE/story01.htm

Saturday, 19 Sept. 2015

New: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/radioactive-cesium-contamination-of-freshwater-fish-in-fukushima-and-eastern-japan/

Where is the prison time for those leaving radioactive messes – past and present? No community volunteers can clean that up!

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Volkswagen could face $18 billion penalties from EPA Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 21:27:23 GMT
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG faces penalties up to $18 billion after being accused of designing software for diesel cars that deceives regulators measuring toxic emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/YG_1-JYgbww/story01.htm

Crews gain ground on California blazes, search for missing goes on
Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:02:12 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Firefighters battling two devastating and deadly wildfires in drought-stricken Northern California over the past week have gained more ground, fire officials said on Friday, as the search goes on for those reported missing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/RXjl_huMqdE/story01.htm

Prison for man who left tons of litter in Colorado forest Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:51:05 GMT
DENVER (Reuters) – A 41-year-old Colorado man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for leaving 4.25 tons of litter in a scenic national forest that took dozens of volunteers and a helicopter to remove, authorities said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/FDafWzL7738/story01.htm

Mining job cuts haunt African leaders ahead of elections Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:32:48 -0400
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When Canada’s Barrick Gold said it would close its copper mine in Zambia if the government imposed a sharp hike in mineral royalties, President Edgar Lungu had little choice but to back down to save valuable jobs that keep the country going. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/R0qqVOc0jy8/africa-mining-politics-idUSL5N11N3GG20150918

Freeport-McMoran files to sell additional shares worth $1 bln Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:30:50 -0400
Sept 18 (Reuters) – Diversified U.S. miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoran Inc said it has filed to sell additional shares to raise up to $1 billion. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/YK84s1llia0/fcx-offering-idUSL4N11O3T920150918

UPDATE 2-Worldpay looks to raise $1.4 bln in London listing Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:48:48 -0400
* Plans to cut debt by raising 890 million pounds (Adds details) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/52xecB3hWOI/worldpay-ipo-idUSL4N11O2QJ20150918

Indonesia expects to control haze from forest fires within 30 days
Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:26:17 -0400
JAKARTA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Indonesia will take 30 days to bring smouldering forest fires under control, the national disaster management agency said on Friday, as smog from the fires pushes pollution in Southeast Asia to record highs. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/JvdvW2mYaMw/indonesia-haze-idUSL4N11O1RP20150918

Russia’s Inter RAO plans to sell its business in Armenia Posted:Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:03:32 -0400
YEREVAN/MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Russian energy company Inter RAO may sell its power distribution subsidiary in Armenia, a company whose request for an electricity price rise triggered mass protests in the former Soviet country. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/o0A21tVJnP8/russia-armenia-electricity-idUSL5N11N39D20150917

UPDATE 1-Antero Midstream to acquire water business for $1.05 bln
Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:22:05 -0400
Sept 18 (Reuters) – Antero Resources Corp said it would sell its business that delivers fresh water to the shale industry to its master limited partnership Antero Midstream Partners LP in a deal valued at $1.05 billion including debt. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/uPM0Wnw53mY/antero-mid-ptnrs-stake-idUSL4N11O3TJ20150918

Looking for reform success, India’s Modi readies electricity rescue plan
Posted:Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:47:16 -0400
NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – India is preparing a rescue package for power utilities owing tens of billions of dollars, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi must first convince states to make politically hard choices as he seeks a victory for reforms needed to galvanise the economy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/eck8QZmTUg8/india-power-idUSL4N11N3FB20150918