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This post ran from June 2 to June 23, 2016. It continues here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/the-ongoing-saga-72-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ It is a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/the-ongoing-saga-70-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ Order is reversed so that most recent updates are on top, after images-intro commentary.
As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be,…“.
death grim reaper
Robert Oppenheimer during the first nuclear bomb test: “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Robert_Oppenheimer
Nuclear Power Nuclear War Everyday JFK quote
A time comes when silence is betrayal.” (Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam., quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King at Riverside church, April 4, 1967.) http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0115-13.htm
There is such a thing as too late. We are standing on the threshold of too late. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/standing-at-the-threshold-70-years-of-nuclear-is-enough/ Just As Above Ground Nuclear Testing was Stopped, So Too Must Leaking of Radionuclides from the Nuclear Fuel Chain Be Stopped. Even from a statistical point of view they keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. For those who missed it:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/ Shows that risk is around 15 times worse than BEIR VII thought, and maybe higher.

Clustered DNA damage, which is impossible, or almost impossible, to properly repair, is considered a signature of ionizing radiation: “clustered DNA damage sites, which may be considered as a signature of ionising radiation, underlie the deleterious biological consequences of ionising radiation…ionising radiation creates significant levels of clustered DNA damage, including complex double-strand breaks (DSB)” See: “Biological Consequences of Radiation-induced DNA Damage: Relevance to Radiotherapy“, by M.E. Lomax et. al. Clinical Oncology 25 (2013) 578-585
The formation of clustered damage distinguishes ionising radiation-induced damage from normal endogenous damage“. https://cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp5-euratom/docs/non_dsb_lesions_projrep_en.pdf

Thursday 23 June 2016

NASA fruitfly jars

Fruitfly and Human Genome Have Both Been Mapped
Very interesting that the very pro-nuclear US DOE, responsible for US nuclear labs and clean-up, was one of the major entities involved in the human genome project. Fruit flies and humans have had their genome mapped. Muller found the dangerous impacts of ionizing radiation on fruit flies by the 1920s.

fruit flies, known to scientists as Drosophila melanogaster, are commonplace in genetic research labs. They can be good substitutes for people. They reproduce quickly, so that many generations can be studied in a short time, and their genome has been completely mapped. Drosophila is being used as a genetic model for several human diseases including Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/08jul_fruitflies/

The US Department of Energy helped to coordinate-fund the human genome project: “Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the DOE and the National Institutes of Health to sequence the 3 billion basepairs that make up human DNA.http://genomics.energy.gov
The US DOE oversees US nuclear labs and their radioactive waste…

Using fruitflies, NASA is trying to figure out if it is radiation or weightlessness which is impacting the human and fruitfly immune system in space. The answer is actually a no-brainer. It’s radiation. While this is a recent study, it’s been known for much longer: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/fukushima-monkeys-radiation-impacts-on-immune-system-and-health/ Somewhere within the Radioactive Reindeer series on the Mining Awareness Blog, there is an article from around 1959 documenting this.

Recent Posts
Honey Bee flower public domain via wikipedia
Most of our posts are actually trilogies. Yesterday was a rare instance when we actually got all three up. No more wondering about why honeybees and many butterflies are endangered.

Comley has warned about fraudulent nuclear reactor parts for 30 years. The current Areva-Le Creusot parts scandal supports what he’s been saying. Le Creusot used to belong to Schneider, who has sold defective breakers to nuclear reactors. Thus, a potentially defective reactor pressure vessel at Prairie Island near the head of the Mississippi River was made by Schneider Forge at Le Creusot (now Le Creusot Forge owned by Areva). Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/honeybees-and-butterflies-as-indicators-of-radioactive-contamination-impacts-on-fruit-production/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/nobel-laureate-h-j-muller-ionizing-radiation-and-lethal-genetic-mutations-discoveries-in-the-1920s/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/about-77-of-known-human-disease-genes-have-match-in-fruit-flies-fruit-flies-on-the-international-space-station/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/us-nrc-on-areva-le-creusot-potential-defects-in-us-reactors-feigning-ignorance/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/comley-nuclear-energy-is-the-most-important-campaign-issue-because-it-threatens-every-other-issue/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/japan-court-injunction-blocks-takahama-nuclear-restart-safety-concerns-sanity-rules-2/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/university-of-glasgow-undermines-long-proud-history-by-its-apparent-stifling-of-dissent/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/nuclear-reactors-at-risk-in-a-dozen-countries-due-to-anomalies-suspected-falsifications-at-arevas-creusot-forge-site/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/russia-forces-bulgaria-to-pay-for-part-of-unwanted-nuclear-power-station/

France’s oldest nuclear reactor, Fessenheim, lies in a dangerous earthquake zone on the Rhine. It was finally shut due to potentially defective Areva-Le Creusot parts.

Russia is forcing Bulgaria to pay for apparently undelivered, and unwanted nuclear reactor parts. Bulgaria wants to sell them to Iran. Due to EU sanctions against Russia, they can’t really keep the parts.

And, much more Reuters news.

Reuters News Feed Selection

EDF’s Fessenheim 2 nuclear reactor halted for further investigation -ASN
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:35:39 -0400
PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – French nuclear watchdog ASN said on Thursday that utility EDF’s 900-megawatt Fessenheim 2 nuclear reactor was halted on June 13 for further investigation into suspected irregularities in a steam generator. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/ub4N0yR7U00/france-edf-fessenheim-idUSL8N1983N7

Bulgaria hopes to sell Russian nuclear project
Posted:Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:09:33 -0400
SOFIA, June 20 (Reuters) – Bulgaria hopes to reach an agreement with Russia’s Rosatom to allow it to sell a nuclear reactor project to a third party, after an arbitration court ruled that Bulgaria must pay for equipment it has ordered as part of the cancelled project. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/lhAlJS4zdfY/bulgaria-nuclear-rosatom-idUSL8N19C17O

Japan court upholds injunction to halt reactors in blow to nuclear power industry
Posted Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:51pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese court on Friday upheld an order to keep two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant closed, operator Kansai Electric Power said, leaving efforts to get a struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/gfQoXPJWq28/us-japan-nuclear-court-idUSKCN0Z306R

Toshiba’s new CEO sticks to nuclear target branded ambitious by analysts
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:03:50 -0400
TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s newly appointed chief executive said he would stick with the Japanese industrial conglomerate’s target for nuclear power plant orders, dismissing scepticism among analysts who say the target is too ambitious. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/4xLZsP4145o/toshiba-ceo-idUSL4N19C2J2

Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:05:15 -0400
SEVILLE, Spain, June 23 (Reuters) – An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/ETYXoBd92sY/solar-plane-seville-landing-idUSL8N19F0F7

Bombardier to get $1 bln Quebec investment, eyes on federal talks
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:23:34 -0400
* Quebec can seek same terms as any future federal deal (Adds comments from interview with Quebec Transport Minister) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/U3YwjwVQ1A8/bombardier-canada-idUSL4N19F37V

Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:32:51 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AFRICAWorldNews/~3/-6C3CX4U9M4/idAFKCN0Z22FV

UPDATE 2-Belarus may revive potash cooperation with Uralkali
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:03:29 -0400
MINSK/MUMBAI, June 23 (Reuters) – The Republic of Belarus said it might cooperate with Uralkali, the first sign the two sides might work together since the Russian potash producer broke off an… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/bii7jAojTRY/belarus-potash-idUSL8N19F1A2

UPDATE 5-Michigan attorney general sues France’s Veolia in Flint water crisis
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:09:22 -0400
DETROIT, June 22 (Reuters) – The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for “botching” their roles in the city of Flint’s drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/MwwIj1RTQCs/michigan-water-idUSL1N19E0QU

White House says to defend fracking rules in the courts
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:48:04 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday it would continue to defend in the courts its legal authority to set rules governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/eFsP9E8knIE/usa-fracking-injunction-court-idUSW1N17U004

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:03:03 -0400
June 23 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1400 GMT on Thursday: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/YBC_nfjFZzU/deals-day-idUSL4N19F320

Gold investors wrestle with Brexit vote in wild options dealings
Posted:Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:02 -0400
NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) – Gold investors piled on near-term bullish and bearish options bets on Wednesday, racing to protect against whipsawing prices as Britons head to the polls to decide on the future of their European Union membership on Thursday, data showed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/OP8SBgME1e8/markets-gold-options-idUSL1N19E1XU

UPDATE 1-China concerned about protectionism in U.S. steel sector -Commerce Ministry
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:33:25 -0400
SHANGHAI, June 23 (Reuters) – China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about protectionism in the U.S. steel sector and urged the United States to strictly abide by World Trade Organization rules. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/Vo4Qb74AMXQ/china-steel-trade-idUSL4N19F1DI

Some evacuation orders lifted in Los Angeles-area wildfires
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:32:44 -0400
(Reuters) – Firefighters on Wednesday were working to gain control of two wildfires burning across drought-parched foothills northeast of Los Angeles, though authorities lifted some evacuation orders as crews created a buffer around previously threatened homes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/o5aSs1VYurM/us-usa-wildfires-idUSKCN0Z81SJ

U.S. Midwest braces for severe weather, threat of high winds
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:12:13 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Residents in the U.S. Midwest braced for severe storms on Wednesday, as the threat of dangerous tornadoes and forecasts for a possible “derecho” storm system were expected to menace a wide swath from Illinois to Ohio. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/TZEhxvi8a4Y/us-usa-weather-idUSKCN0Z81ZA

Court strikes down Obama fracking rules for public lands
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:09:50 -0400
(Reuters) – A federal judge has struck down the Obama administration’s rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for oil and gas producers and state regulators who opposed the rules as an egregious overreach. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/03AULEiPHKc/us-usa-fracking-injunction-idUSKCN0Z81P7

Dutch test ‘Ocean Cleanup’ plan to collect floating plastic trash
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:39:19 -0400
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch foundation has developed floating barriers to try to collect trash from the world’s oceans, and will launch a 100 meter-long prototype in the North Sea this week to see how it fares during storms. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ZwPH9VHKuU4/us-environment-pollution-ocean-cleanup-idUSKCN0Z81HG

In Chile’s forests, shadowy rebel groups threaten logging industry
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:37:12 -0400
ANGOL, Chile (Reuters) – A few moments of relaxation for Chilean logger Nelson Hidalgo were shattered one day last month when 12 armed men piled out of a pick-up truck and demanded he step outside his work-site dining trailer. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/i2WdhkZFKw4/us-chile-logging-idUSKCN0Z80DA

Bangladesh river eats up land and homes, trapping poor villagers
Posted:Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:56:15 -0400
KURIGRAM, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Piyara Begum once had a happy life in Garuhara village by the Brahmaputra River in northern Bangladesh, but worsening erosion of the river banks has displaced her family seven times. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W7J4qLQLP8M/us-bangladesh-climatechange-erosion-disp-idUSKCN0Z80JO

At least six dead as rains batter quake-hit southwestern Japan
Posted:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:58:47 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – At least six people died and a university student was missing on Wednesday as record-breaking rains battered parts of southwestern Japan still reeling from earthquakes two months ago, setting off flooding and landslides. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5-ng3CioBGA/us-japan-floods-idUSKCN0Z805L

Heat wave tests Southern California’s power grid amid gas shortage
Posted:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:32:11 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s power grid operators warned homes and businesses on Monday to conserve electricity as rising demand for air conditioning stoked by a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. Southwest tested the region’s generating capacity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5hIck-GwGBA/us-usa-california-heatwave-idUSKCN0Z62B8

French union calls for energy sector protests on June 23 and 28
Posted:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:13:20 -0400
PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – France’s CGT union on Tuesday called on energy workers to stage protests, including reductions to power output, on June 23 and 28 as part of nationwide action against a government labour reform. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Q_DKKKbM9rE/france-politics-protests-energy-idUSL8N19D1Y0

UPDATE 1-Tropical Storm Danielle dumps rain on Mexico’s Gulf Coast
Posted:Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:34:46 -0400
MEXICO CITY, June 20 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Danielle struck Mexico’s Gulf coast on Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rainfall but was expected to weaken in the next few hours, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/vgotsMjoSAk/storm-danielle-idUSL1N19D00C

Alpha Natural reorganization plan not viable -U.S. government
Posted:Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:54:18 -0400
CHICAGO, June 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice has opposed a plan by coal producer Alpha Natural Resources to sell valuable assets to its creditors, which it said puts significant mine cleanups at risk, according to a court filing on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/eh3StchHL1c/alpha-natural-bankruptcy-idUSL1N19C1SX

UPDATE 1-Brazil’s Santo Antonio power plant partners looking to sell stakes
Posted:Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:12:07 -0400
SAO PAULO, June 20 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Santo Antônio Energia SA, one of the five largest hydroelectric projects in the country, said on Monday it has been informed by some of its shareholders of plans to sell their stakes in the dam, according to a securities filing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/0ymvGFSfPEM/brazil-power-ma-idUSL1N19C1DI

UPDATE 1-Court says Romania’s Hidroelectrica no longer insolvent, opens way for IPO
Posted:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:31:33 -0400
BUCHAREST, June 21 (Reuters) – Romania’s largest power producer Hidroelectrica is no longer insolvent, Bucharest’s main court ruled on Tuesday, paving the way for the first initial public offering of a state firm in the country since 2014. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/dHQCaD_PuGY/romania-hidroelectrica-idUSL8N19D2C1

Tokyo Gas buys Eagle Ford shale stake, despite loss from prior U.S. purchase
Posted:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:42:53 -0400
TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) – Tokyo Gas Co said on Tuesday it has bought a 25 percent stake in an Eagle Ford shale gas formation, in what could be among the first shale investments in the United States by a Japanese firm since the tumble in energy prices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/mVl_RKc1WWY/tokyo-gas-investment-shalegas-idUSL4N19D1R7

Clean energy for poorest starved of investment – researchers
Posted:Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:38:29 -0400
BARCELONA, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Only a tiny fraction of climate change funding is going into small-scale solar, biogas and other off-grid systems that may be the best way to get power to the world’s poorest, researchers say. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/A5ktmDzDquA/global-energy-renewables-aid-idUSL8N1983YG

UPDATE 4-Siemens, Gamesa to form world’s largest wind farm business

Posted:Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:03:35 -0400
MADRID/FRANKFURT, June 17 (Reuters) – Siemens and Spain’s Gamesa agreed on Friday to combine assets to create the world’s biggest builder of windfarms, with the German company paying 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) cash to Gamesa’s shareholders to take a majority stake. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/3_J3-9OsPhc/gamesa-ma-siemens-idUSL8N1990U3

China investment in French grid would be sensitive issue -RTE chief
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:28:29 -0400
NANTES, France, June 17 (Reuters) – A Chinese investment in France’s high-voltage network would be a sensitive issue and utility EDF’s grid unit, RTE, is not in talks with Chinese counterpart China State Grid, as part of a plan to open its capital, RTE’s chief executive said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/gCNgPLG85cc/edf-grids-china-idUSL8N1985W3

Glencore plans to sell option in Falco’s Horne gold project: sources
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:03:28 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Glencore is planning to sell its option in a gold mine owned by Falco Resources , two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday, as the mining group and commodities… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/deals/~3/oQEXZ3Bp7D4/us-glencore-falco-resources-m-a-idUSKCN0Z21LA

India using funding law to foil dissenting charities – U.N. experts
Posted:Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:49:36 +0530
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – United Nations experts on Thursday called on India to repeal a law on foreign donations to charities, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using it to block funds to organisations considered critical of the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/gIQJQx6lH-Y/india-charities-un-idINKCN0Z22W4

British lawmaker shot dead, EU referendum campaigns suspended
Posted:Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:50:33 +0530
BIRSTALL, England (Reuters) – A British member of parliament was shot dead in the street on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension of campaigning for next week’s referendum on the country’s EU membership. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/R_q71893DHg/britain-politics-attack-idINKCN0Z21Q0

‘Unorthodox’ agriculture policies to cost Egypt $860 mln -USDA
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:52:56 -0400
CHICAGO, June 16 (Reuters) – Egypt, the world’s top wheat importer, faces $860 million in extra costs and lost export opportunities this year because of “unorthodox agricultural measures,” including… http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/governmentfilingsNews

Kuka wants agreement with suitor Midea on German jobs – source
Posted:Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:56:50 -0400
MUNICH (Reuters) – Kuka aims to obtain a formal agreement from China’s Midea to preserve German jobs and sites after its planned takeover of the industrial robot maker, a person familiar with the… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/deals/~3/50dqX18bOcs/us-kuka-m-a-midea-group-agreement-idUSKCN0Z21KO

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Reuters News Feed Selection

Dutch Safety Board to investigate nuclear facilities
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:05:28 -0400
AMSTERDAM, June 15 (Reuters) – The Dutch Safety Board said on Wednesday it would examine the country’s preparedness for a cross-border accident involving radioactive material. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/_krvRJzTz6o/netherlands-nuclear-idUSA5N17N01E

Belgium’s Tihange 2 nuclear unit should restart on June 15 – Electrabel
Posted:Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:07:26 -0400
BRUSSELS, June 11 (Reuters) – Belgium’s Tihange 2 nuclear reactor should restart on Wednesday following an outage caused by a minor fault, a spokeswoman for operator Electrabel said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Eix2tRnmZuw/engie-nuclear-tihange-idUSL8N1930B3

From green slime to jet fuel: algae offers airlines a cleaner future
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:25:48 -0400
OTTOBRUN, Germany (Reuters) – As airlines struggle to find cleaner ways to power jets and with an industry-wide meeting on CO2 emissions just months away, scientists are busy growing algae in vast open tanks at an Airbus site at Ottobrun, near Munich. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5QNBCmRRPgU/us-airbus-germany-biofuels-idUSKCN0Z117F

EnBW to step up cost cutting, axe hundreds of jobs
Posted:Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:37:54 -0400
BERLIN, June 14 (Reuters) – German utility EnBW said on Tuesday it would speed up cost-cutting measures to save an extra 250 million euros ($280 million) by 2020, as it grapples with falling electricity prices and the cost of exiting nuclear power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Z9R39nFJFBU/enbw-outlook-idUSL8N1962G3

Exxon asks U.S. court to throw out subpoena in climate change inquiry
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:49:16 -0400
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a subpoena that would force the oil company to hand over decades of documents as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it misled investors about climate change risks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/028yu380U64/us-exxon-mobil-climatechange-idUSKCN0Z128V

EU proposes stricter tests on car emissions from 2017 in wake of VW scandal
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:32:56 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU regulators proposed stricter tests on Wednesday on car fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from late next year to plug loopholes highlighted by the Volkswagen emissions scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/wkNKRUP890E/us-eu-autos-tests-idUSKCN0Z11E5

European Union reaches outline deal to stem flow of conflict minerals
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:43:18 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday agreed an outline deal on a law to clean up the commodities supply chain, so importers will have to carry out checks to stem the use of gold and other metals from conflict zones, European politicians said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/EhJDN9wpt4s/us-eu-conflictminerals-idUSKCN0Z12O0

U.S., Norway say forests vital to global climate goals
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:38:08 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – Last year’s international deal on limiting climate change must involve more use of forests as natural stores of carbon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Norway’s government said in a joint statement on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/VeDEAJczfmQ/us-climatechange-forests-idUSKCN0Z11ZD

More than 41 million people in Southern Africa face food insecurity: trade bloc
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:34:28 -0400
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – An estimated 41 million people are food insecure with 21 million people requiring immediate assistance in Southern Africa, a regional economic bloc said on Wednesday, after a drought ravaged the region. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/FcccEjzS6CI/us-africa-drought-idUSKCN0Z11WY

Singapore calls on Indonesia for information on suspected polluters
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:35:21 -0400
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore appealed to Indonesia on Wednesday for information on companies suspected of causing cross-border pollution, saying stopping smoke from fires set by plantation firms was not an issue of “sovereignty”. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/sd6EwkybWEE/us-singapore-haze-idUSKCN0Z11GE

Vale-BHP’s Samarco no longer sees operations resuming this year
Posted:Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:01:08 -0400
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Samarco, a joint venture between Vale SA and BHP Billiton, no longer expects to resume mining operations this year, Benedito Waldson, the company’s head of human resources told Reuters on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/qh72yzE3V-E/vale-sa-bhp-billiton-samarco-miner-idUSKCN0Z12P8

China Three Gorges to buy German wind park Meerwind from Blackstone
Posted:Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:03:25 -0400
LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – China Three Gorges, which operates the world’s largest hydropower plant on China’s Yangtze river, will buy German offshore wind park Meerwind from U.S. buyout firm Blackstone, the companies said on Monday.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/CwI6EywDk-4/blackstone-group-wind-farm-china-three-g-idUSL8N19525A

UPDATE 1-Kuwait fund wants to sell French nuclear group Areva stake -media
Posted:Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:58:52 -0400
PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has told French authorities it wants to sell its stake in nuclear group Areva, La Lettre de l’Expansion reported on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/JYkr1MncYHc/areva-kuwait-idUSL8N1952ZR

U.S. top court rejects challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule
Posted:Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:40:38 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that left in place Obama administration environmental regulations limiting power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants while the Environmental Protection Agency revised them. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/b8Nbpi1Z68E/usa-court-mercury-idUSW1N18O004

UPDATE 2-Humans probably caused Fort McMurray wildfire -Canadian police
Posted:Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:27:38 -0400
CALGARY, Alberta, June 14 (Reuters) – The Fort McMurray wildfire in northern Alberta that forced the evacuation of 90,000 residents and shut in more than a million barrels per day of oil output was most likely caused by human activity, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/QRFmMZ_npjw/canada-wildfire-cause-idUSL1N19628Y

Milan residential building blast leaves at least 3 dead
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:56:26 -0400
MILAN, June 12 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and several others injured in Milan when a residential building partially collapsed on Sunday following an explosion, a spokesman for the national fire fighters said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/e5Ypx0lvbBY/milan-building-blast-idUSL8N194094

One killed in Istanbul explosion, gas leak suspected – CNN Turk
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 05:51:40 -0400
ISTANBUL, June 12 (Reuters) – An explosion in central Istanbul killed one person and injured another on Sunday after what could have been a gas leak, CNN Turk reported. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/azVO4Jkqjlw/turkey-blast-idUSL8N194083

Coming wave of gas puts focus on finding new shores
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:00:01 -0400
LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Energy giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total are looking to build terminals and power plants in new markets to soak up the industry’s rapidly burgeoning supply. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/P7pLwF2DrNM/energy-gas-downstream-idUSL8N1911O6

Daimler to unveil long-distance electric car in October
Posted:Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:01:01 -0400
FRANKFURT, June 11 (Reuters) – Germany’s Daimler will lift the curtain on its much-anticipated long-distance electric car at the Paris Motor Show in October, as the automaker gears up to compete with Tesla Motors Inc’s Model X sport-utility vehicle (SUV). http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/v4OBrKstxOw/daimler-electric-car-idUSL8N1922U9

Libya SWF trial against Goldman Sachs set to start at London High Court
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:00:01 -0400
LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Libya’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Goldman Sachs in London’s High Court this week over claims that the U.S. investment bank exploited the fund by encouraging it to make risky and ultimately worthless investments. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/kDgD07wzAak/libya-swf-litigation-idUSL8N1921DQ

Russia and England could be expelled from Euro 2016 if violence persists
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:25:07 +0530
PARIS/MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – European soccer’s governing body warned the English and Russian soccer associations on Sunday their teams could be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there was more of the fan violence that has injured several dozen people. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/kdL9kiFn334/soccer-euro-security-marseille-violence-idINKCN0YY0CK

Adani eyeing bid for SunEdison solar assets – CEO
Posted:Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:44:25 +0530
MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian conglomerate Adani Group is considering a bid for the local solar assets of U.S. SunEdison, the chief executive officer for Adani’s renewable energy arm said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/9DYFCbF-R3o/india-sunedison-inc-adani-idINKCN0YW1L6

China May natural gas output up 4.3 pct y/y -stats bureau
Posted:Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:15:58 -0400
BEIJING, June 13 (Reuters) – China’s production of natural gas rose 4.3 percent in May from a year earlier to 10.8 billion cubic metres, the statistics agency said on Monday. (Reporting by Jason Subler)

Thursday, 9 June 2016
Navajo solar carport US DOE
Recent Posts:
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/more-than-enough-sun-to-fuel-worlds-energy-consumption/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/united-states-circumvented-laws-to-help-japan-accumulate-tons-of-plutonium/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/germanys-attempt-to-dump-nuclear-waste-and-liability-upon-america-srs-citizens-board-objects/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/european-commission-nuclear-push-90-of-uranium-for-european-reactors-is-imported/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/volkswagens-emissions-scandal-and-the-european-investment-bank/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/stop-taxpayer-funded-nuclear-backdoor-deal-petition-for-monday-european-commission-meeting/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/did-limerick-nuclear-reactor-scram-due-to-another-defective-abb-part/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/spring-watch-meets-crime-watch-moorside-this-saturday-4th-june/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/springwatch-meets-crimewatch-at-the-river-ehen/

Wasn’t the question if McClendon was murdered? Not if he committed suicide? Indictment doesn’t mean he had been found guilty yet. But, what might have come out during the trial?
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/former-ceo-indicted-on-march-1st-for-masterminding-conspiracy-not-to-compete-for-oil-gas-leases-dead-on-march-2nd-age-56/

Reuters News Feed Selection

Dig for victory! Hungarian grave diggers compete to be the best
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:09:35 -0400
DEBRECEN, Hungary (Reuters) – In a graveyard in Hungary, solemn contemplation gave way to frantic sportsmanship on Friday as dozens of grave diggers battled to prove they were the fastest and best in the business. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/oddlyEnoughNews/~3/yQqLLJqUSXI/us-hungary-gravediggers-idUSKCN0YP1FL

RPT-UPDATE 6-Dozens wounded as PNG police fire on protesters, riots spread
Posted:Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:11:37 -0400
* Police fire on students, public at university and in capital http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/ydWltTVk6E0/papua-protests-repeat-update-6-pix-tv-gr-idUSL1N190269

UPDATE 1-Oklahoma police find no evidence of McClendon suicide
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:20:34 -0400
HOUSTON, June 7 (Reuters) – Oklahoma City police said on Tuesday an inquiry found no evidence suggesting oilman Aubrey McClendon committed suicide when he died in a fiery crash in March, but acknowledged his state of mind at the time of the accident was unknowable. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/Tt9pq-wAdEM/chesapeakeenergy-mcclendon-idUSL1N18Z2CV

Scientists decipher 11 subtypes in acute leukaemia gene study
Posted:Thu, 09 Jun 2016 02:34:48 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists unpicking the gene faults behind an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) have found it is not a single disease, but at least 11 different ones with important differences for patients’ likely survival chances. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/yojMzn9CoU4/health-leukaemia-genes-idINKCN0YU2MF

VW receives regulatory approval for fixes on 1.1 million cars
Posted:Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:11:49 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen said on Wednesday it received regulatory approval to fix another 1.1 million cars, raising the number of VW models cleared for refitting to more than 2.5 million since the start of the year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/joZVOCE-6m0/us-volkswagen-recall-idUSKCN0YU127

U.S. farmers fret as property taxes soar amid souring incomes
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:51:28 -0400
CHICAGO, June 7 (Reuters) – Collapsing prices for U.S. corn and soybeans have made it harder for some farmers to pay their property taxes, at a time when these tax bills are soaring and the rate of farm bankruptcies is growing. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/noncyclicalconsumergoodsNews/~3/b0JYpTlqsiM/usa-farmland-taxes-idUSL2N17E0SS

UPDATE 3-Northam Platinum workers say will not return to work due to safety concerns
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:56:33 -0400
* South Africa platinum sector has been marred by labour violence http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/YBqQIQxB-oQ/northam-platinum-unions-idUSL8N18Z0PM

VW and workers agree need for bold steps to fix German plants
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:34:00 -0400
BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) – Volkswagen said its executives and labour bosses will begin talks next week on the future of the carmaker’s German plants as they seek to recover from a costly diesel emissions scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/FYr8k3IKbLw/volkswagen-strategy-idUSL8N18Z2TO

RPT-BHP Billiton sells Indonesian coal assets to Adaro
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:05:31 -0400
MELBOURNE, June 7 (Reuters) – BHP Billiton said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell its coal assets in Indonesia to its partner, Adaro Energy, following a slump in prices for metallurgical coal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/nGWXIf13lwg/bhp-billiton-adaro-energy-idUSL4N18Z51R

UPDATE 2-EU regulators raid Romania’s Romgaz, Transgaz, OMV Petrom
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:31:48 -0400
* Firms suspected of blocking gas exports to other EU countries http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/basicmaterialsNews/~3/jFbivNw2bhE/eu-romania-gas-idUSL8N18Z458

Oklahoma regulators rule quake insurance market ‘noncompetitive’
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:59:25 -0400
June 7 (Reuters) – Oklahoma regulators faced with a surge in small earthquakes linked to oil and gas production ruled on Tuesday that the state’s market for earthquake insurance was not competitive, saying prices charged to consumers were “excessive” after recent rate hikes. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/-bpUrNg7W3w/oklahoma-quake-insurance-idUSL1N18Z2BW

UPDATE 2-EU regulators raid Romania’s Romgaz, Transgaz, OMV Petrom
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:31:48 -0400
* Firms suspected of blocking gas exports to other EU countries http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/goQJ_u7Lfjk/eu-romania-gas-idUSL8N18Z458

UPDATE 1-Putin says Russia hasn’t cancelled South Stream, Turkstream gas projects
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:44:01 -0400
MOSCOW, June 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not “definitively” cancelled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/A1quDDi0KAc/russia-gas-exports-idUSL8N18Z4H0

UPDATE 1-EIA sees 2016 U.S. natgas production, consumption at record highs
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:37:03 -0400
June 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday said dry natural gas production in 2016 would reach 74.64 billion cubic feet per day, down a shade from the 74.80 bcfd it forecast last month. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/cE2wMvVeaac/usa-natgas-eia-steo-idUSL1N18Z1BL

UPDATE 2-French oil refinery strikes to continue -CGT
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:24:17 -0400
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – Strikes at five French refineries will continue until Friday and the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France, to maintain pressure on the government over a contested labour reform, a CGT union official said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/yi-NOPV8vT0/france-politics-protests-refineries-idUSL8N18Z2LA

UPDATE 2-Kenyan power supplies restored after nationwide blackouts
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:41:52 -0400
NAIROBI, June 7 (Reuters) – Kenya’s sole electricity distributor said on Tuesday it had fully restored the grid’s supplies after a nationwide outage earlier in the day which it said was caused by a fault at one of the country’s hydro power dams. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/yrLFr2mA1Bo/kenya-electricity-idUSL8N18Z30I

UPDATE 5-Drenching U.S. Southeast, Tropical Storm Colin heads to Atlantic
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:35:49 -0400
TAMPA, Fla., June 7 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Colin blasted torrential rain and winds across the U.S. Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/JZQDMcWvaqQ/storm-colin-nhc-idUSL1N18Z07A

UPDATE 1-Germany’s K+S says Kassel prosecutors drop pollution case
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:14:40 -0400
FRANKFURT, June 7 (Reuters) – German potash and salt miner K+S said on Tuesday that public prosecutors in the city of Kassel, where the company is headquartered, had dropped investigations into suspected water pollution because they had found no evidence of misconduct. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/8XaHzMBMTlk/ks-wastewater-kassel-idUSL8N18Z3EY

Vestas gets 41.5 MW order in UK
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 03:25:31 -0400
* Says EDF Energy Renewables places order for five V164-8.0 MW turbines for the Blyth Offshore wind farm in the UK http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/SSZ9eAGxnXU/vestas-wind-orders-idUSL8N18Z13T

UPDATE 2-Chile takes river dispute with Bolivia to UN court in Hague
Posted:Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:31:42 -0400
AMSTERDAM, June 6 (Reuters) – Chile on Monday filed a lawsuit against neighbour Bolivia at the U.N.’s highest court in The Hague, seeking a ruling in their decades-old dispute over whether Chile has the right to use a river that crosses their shared border. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/uhSR5M8Y-IU/chile-bolivia-court-idUSL8N18Y357

Strong wind, heavy rain to douse southeast U.S. as storm moves into Atlantic
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:15:30 -0400
(Reuters) – Strong winds and heavy rainfall were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/-Ng8p_HY3NA/us-storm-colin-nhc-idUSKCN0YT07M

Tropical Storm Colin gains speed, barrels toward Florida
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:01:56 -0400
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Colin picked up speed over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday as it headed toward Florida’s northwest coast, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state’s governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/gMIUveDzs5o/us-storm-colin-idUSKCN0YR0WV

Tropical depression forms off Mexico’s southern coast
Posted:Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:46:21 -0400
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A tropical depression has formed off the southern coast of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday, adding it was expected to become a tropical cyclone within 48 hours. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/w_b5D6UCzCg/us-mexico-storm-idUSKCN0YS27J

Groups urge U.S. Congress to reject TPP over environmental concerns
Posted:Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:03:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 450 groups on Monday called on Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it comes up for a vote this fall, saying the trade deal would allow fossil fuel companies to contest U.S. environmental rules in extrajudicial tribunals. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/Be50fwK50zk/us-usa-election-trade-climatechange-idUSKCN0YS144

Offshore wind can match coal, gas for value by 2025: RWE, E.On, GE, others
Posted:Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:11:15 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Eleven energy and technology firms said on Monday offshore wind can be as cheap as gas and coal within a decade, but said European nations must do more to ensure a stable legal framework to inspire investment in zero carbon generation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/qyApxWXQO5A/us-europe-energy-wind-idUSKCN0YS14R

Firefighters close to controlling brush fire near L.A.
Posted:Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:50:42 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters managed to tame a fast-moving brush fire in the hills outside Los Angeles on Sunday after it burned more than 500 acres and threatened homes in the affluent city of Calabasas, authorities said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/U1bKnYUVgCw/us-california-wildfire-idUSKCN0YR05X

Tests show Fiat engines comply with emissions rules: minister
Posted:Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:56:55 -0400
ROME (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler diesel engines have been tested and they comply with emissions regulations, Italy’s Transport Minister Graziano Delrio said on Tuesday, after German media reported that irregularities had been found. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/rTchEC3XnGM/italy-fiat-chrysler-emissions-idUSKCN0YT22I

VW receives approval for fixes on more than 800,000 cars
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:39:21 -0400
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on some models, it said on Friday, meaning it could now recall more than 800,000 of the 8.5 million cars affected by its diesel emissions scandal in Europe. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/8dpYVrLAac0/us-volkswagen-emissions-idUSKCN0YP1KZ

EU transport ministers to debate defeat device loophole -document
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:27:55 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU transport ministers will debate next week whether there is an urgent need to close loopholes in EU regulations that allow defeat devices in car engines under certain circumstances, according to a document seen by Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/4pxmHdwhk1o/us-volskwagen-emissions-eu-loopholes-idUSKCN0YP27R

Thai police charge 22 with wildlife trafficking at Tiger Temple
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:36:15 -0400
KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) – Thai police have charged 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, with wildlife trafficking and removed more dead animals including a bear and a leopard from the infamous Tiger Temple, authorities said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/_otKQc5RXkU/us-thailand-tigers-idUSKCN0YP16V

Paris museums move artworks to safety as Seine river keeps rising
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:39:05 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – The Louvre and Orsay museums in Paris moved scores of artworks and precious artifacts to safety and soldiers evacuated residents trapped in some of the French capital’s suburbs as the rain-swollen river Seine hit its highest level in 30 years. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/5pLb4wBKF4U/us-france-weather-museums-idUSKCN0YP0V0

U.S. Army searches for four soldiers swept away in deadly Texas floods
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:17:22 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. Army searched on Friday for four soldiers missing after the truck they were riding in overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood army base in central Texas, killing five others. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/v4ahSwOJIqA/us-texas-flooding-idUSKCN0YP1OG

Prosecutor to announce decision in Cincinnati Zoo gorilla case
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:19 -0400
(Reuters) – A county prosecutor will announce on Monday whether or not he will bring charges against the family of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday, prompting zoo officials to kill an endangered gorilla to rescue the child. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/EmZ2QVpLkMQ/us-ohio-gorilla-idUSKCN0YP1XS

Luxembourg sets aside 200 million euros to fund space mining ventures
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:23:12 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Luxembourg on Friday upped its bid to be a leader in the nascent space mining industry by setting aside 200 million euros ($223 million) to fund initiatives aimed at bringing back rare minerals from space. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/nZw_DFJYThA/us-luxembourg-space-mining-idUSKCN0YP22H

Under attack from beetles, ancient Polish forest faces chop
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:09:43 -0400
BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) – Inside Poland’s ancient Bialowieza Forest, birds chirp and bison graze as visitors explore the lush green surroundings, a home to boars, beavers, lynx – and beetles. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/yYxj0J5ftOU/us-poland-environment-forest-idUSKCN0YP20T

Michigan will still give water to Flint after emergency ends
Posted:Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:12:52 -0400
(Reuters) – Michigan will give supplies of water to Flint residents even after a federal emergency declaration over lead in drinking water expires on August 14, a state official said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/KqnRegzHlBM/us-michigan-water-idUSKCN0YO2RB

South African mining firms to appeal silicosis ruling
Posted:Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:33:30 -0400
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African gold mining firms plan to appeal against a High Court ruling that allowed class action suits seeking damages for up to half a million miners who contracted the fatal lung disease silicosis and tuberculosis, they said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/_JnwjxfT6lU/us-safrica-gold-silicosis-appeal-idUSKCN0YP18F

Thursday, 2 June 2016

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https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/keswick-says-no-to-new-nuclear-build-20-miles-away-as-the-crow-flies/
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A lot of countries (and regions) are trying to get rid of their nuclear waste. They don’t want it. BEWARE. BE VIGILANT. In particular, the US imports of foreign nuclear waste under the guise of non-proliferation appear to be test cases. Unless there is massive opposition they may expand the imports.

Will the German government forcing utilities to put money into a special fund for storage of German nuclear waste mean that Germany will stop exporting-trying to export its radioactive waste? Is the money enough?

Is Russian State owned Rosatom going to be allowed to make nuclear fuel rods for US nuclear reactors?

Evita: “The Art of the Possible” performed at Texas State University.
Texas appears to be the main target chosen for dumping of US and possibly foreign nuclear waste.

The nuclear waste game is sort of like a backwards version of musical chairs. Rather than chair-less, whoever is not vigilant will get the nuclear waste:
Musical chairs is a game where a number of chairs, one fewer than the number of players, are arranged facing outward with the players standing in a circle just outside the chairs. Usually music is played while the players in the circle walk in unison around the chairs. When the music stops each player attempts to sit down in one of the chairs. The player who is left without a chair is eliminated from the game. One chair is then removed to ensure that there will always be one fewer chair than there are players. The music resumes and the cycle repeats until there is only one player left in the game, who is the winner.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_chairs
WIPP 22 May 2014
WIPP: America’s most sophisticated nuclear waste dump.

Nuclear waste is a radioactive version of hot potato:
Hot potato is a party game that involves players gathering in a circle and tossing a small object such as a beanbag or tennis ball to each other while music plays. The player who is holding the “hot potato” is out when the music stops. Play continues until only one player is left. The game is designed to be fast-paced and high-pressure and is often played by children. The game can also be played without music where there is a designated leader who shouts out “hot!” and the player holding the object is eliminated.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_potato_(game)

Reuters News Feed Selection

Next stop America for Russia’s nuclear sales drive
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:59:40 -0400
MOSCOW, June 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Rosatom, already challenging French and other rivals for nuclear plant sales around the world, is now targeting entry into the U.S. fuel rod market, a top executive with the company has told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/QmW3wmTWCYI/rosatom-exports-idUSL8N18T1PX

UPDATE 1-Germany agrees to plug nuclear liability loophole
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:05:41 -0400
* Government approves storage cost fund recommendations (Adds details, shares) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/_ocAc1OUP_k/germany-nuclear-idUSL8N18T1SM

German cabinet approves state fund for nuclear storage costs
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:35:17 -0400
BERLIN, June 1 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a draft law on Wednesday that adopted recommendations requiring Germany’s utilities to pay 23.3 billion euros ($25.98 billion) into a state fund to cover the costs of storing nuclear waste, government sources said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/EeqEBuwTkXw/germany-nuclear-idUSB4N161007

India, Westinghouse in ‘advanced’ talks to close nuclear deal -ambassador
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:11:13 -0400
WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse Electric and India are in “advanced discussions” for the company to build six nuclear reactors there, the country’s ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday, ahead of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit to Washington next week. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/JeW8fN_pdG0/india-westinghouse-idUSL1N18T1OP

UPDATE 1-French power sector to go on strike from Thursday – union official
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:30:07 -0400
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – France’s CGT union workers voted on Wednesday to start rolling strikes in the power sector, including at all 19 nuclear power plants, as part of nationwide protests aimed at forcing the government to withdraw a disputed planned labour reform. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/2TnKVoZHldM/france-politics-protests-energy-idUSL8N18T5BD

Cheap gas fuels emerging markets’ new-found appetite for LNG
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:48:23 -0400
MILAN/LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Cheap gas is tempting out new importers in Africa and South America, helping stave off a deeper price rout hurting producers’ bottom lines. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/dh5XupPC23w/lng-import-idUSL8N18S40T

Over 17 mln women and girls collect water in Africa, at risk of rape and disease Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:37:07 -0400
LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 17 million women and girls in Africa collect water every day, which increases their risk of sexual abuse, disease and dropping out of school, a study published on Wednesday has found. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/5iOB8SKkzC4/africa-women-water-idUSL8N18T2KK

French FNME CGT union calls for rolling strike in energy sector
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:14:49 -0400
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – France’s hardline CGT union has asked its members to vote for a rolling nationwide strike in the energy sector during general assembly meetings that will be held later on Wednesday, CGT union at France’s mines and energy federation FNME said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/wk4BDfwKoKQ/france-politics-protests-energy-idUSL8N18T3SA

UPDATE 1-Indian oil payment backlog to Iran to be cleared soon -Iranian official
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:02:57 -0400
* Tehran seeking to reduce dependence on dollar (Adds quotes, details) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/N4uljR0a23M/india-iran-halkbank-idUSL8N18T221

UPDATE 1-Germany to shut nuclear liability loophole -sources
Posted:Mon, 30 May 2016 12:07:32 -0400
* Govt wants to ensure utilities liable for nuclear shutdown costs http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/ehqFpj-IoKM/germany-nuclear-liability-idUSL8N18R354

Germany plans draft law on nuclear storage costs in August
Posted:Mon, 30 May 2016 07:21:02 -0400
BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) – The German cabinet plans to approve a draft law on August 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Economy Ministry timetable seen by Reuters on Monday http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/CykeUUGlQVI/germany-nuclear-idUSL8N18R1WR

EXCLUSIVE: Westinghouse to relocate planned nuclear plant to Andhra Pradesh, officials say Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 15:38:10 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse Electric will relocate a planned project to build six nuclear reactors in India, said officials, bringing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago closer to reality. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pMih7697eIk/india-westinghouse-idINKCN0YM0L8

UPDATE 2-German economy minister says would welcome European bid for Kuka
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 18:52:38 -0400
* Sees China interest in tech firms “not worrying, but noticeable” http://www.reuters.com/article/kuka-ma-midea-group-germany-idUSL8N18S30F?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector

UPDATE 2-Oil tankers in limbo as Venezuela’s PDVSA fails to pay BP -sources
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 18:00:04 -0400
HOUSTON/LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) – Four tankers carrying over 2 million barrels of U.S. crude are stuck at sea and cannot discharge at a Caribbean terminal because Venezuela’s PDVSA has not yet paid supplier BP Plc, according to two sources and Thomson Reuters vessel tracking data. http://www.reuters.com/article/oil-pdvsa-bp-idUSL1N18S0SO?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector

Swiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 18:00:01 -0400
AMSTEG, Switzerland, June 1 (Reuters) – Switzerland opens the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps on Wednesday in an engineering marvel that stands as a symbol of European unity at a time of increasing fragmentation. http://www.reuters.com/article/swiss-tunnel-idUSL8N18S154?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector

Germany has no plans to sell stake in Airbus -gov’t official
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 17:29:25 -0400
BERLIN, May 31 (Reuters) – Germany has no plans to sell its 11 percent stake in Airbus Group SE, Europe’s largest aerospace company, a senior German government official said on Tuesday. http://www.reuters.com/article/airbus-germany-stake-idUSL8N18S62D?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector

Russia’s Rosneft says completes deal to sell 15 percent in Vankor oilfield to ONGC
Posted:Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:06:51 +0530
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday it has completed the deal to sell a 15 percent stake in Vankor oilfield in East Siberia to ONGC for $1.27 billion. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/uPsPovUHLwk/rosneft-ongc-vankor-idINKCN0YM1JG

Germany clinches deal with states on green energy roll-out
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 20:17:29 -0400
BERLIN, June 1 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out a deal with state premiers on Wednesday on the latest reform to Germany’s renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the future roll-out of green power sources. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/r_jF2mBczXY/germany-renewables-idUSL8N18R3AP

Record new global renewable capacity installed in 2015 -report
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 18:30:01 -0400
LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) – A record amount of renewable power capacity was installed worldwide last year as solar and wind costs fell, becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, research by renewables policy organisation REN21 showed on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/0pX2QZnKGAU/renewables-capacity-idUSL8N18S2TH

UPDATE 3-France acts to buy off social unrest before Euro soccer kickoff
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 12:32:04 -0400
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – France’s government sought to buy off social unrest and calm protests against labour law reform before a European soccer tournament kicks off, announcing a pay rise for school teachers and intervening in reorganisation talks at the SNCF railways. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/4irp_hQ2RGQ/france-politics-protests-idUSL8N18S1B7

UPDATE 1-U.S. top court backs property owners over wetlands permits
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 11:11:29 -0400
WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to federal authorities on environmental law by ruling on Tuesday that property owners can challenge the government over the need for costly permits under a water protection statute in a Minnesota peat mine dispute. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/EdY5G7PLUJ0/usa-court-water-idUSL1N18S0PJ

French power users may face catch-up payments
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 10:38:00 -0400
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – French electricity users may have to pay catch-up fees for the 2014-15 period if the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, follows recommendations in a preliminary report. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/SJ1IZrheROU/edf-prices-idUSL8N18S48E

Canadian fisheries minister resigns to deal with addiction
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 20:42:29 -0400
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo, who was in charge of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, resigned on Tuesday to seek treatment for addiction issues. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/V9X9U4qa5oA/us-canada-politics-tootoo-idUSKCN0YN2Y5

Four dead in collapse at South Korea subway construction site
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 20:31:21 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) – Four workers were killed and eight injured when a subway construction site collapsed near the South Korean capital, Seoul, early on Wednesday, the fire department in the city of Namyangju told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/H759B5_hneY/us-southkorea-subway-collapse-idUSKCN0YN2X3

Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:38 -0400
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/rrfWP2M8o5E/us-climatechange-food-toxins-idUSKCN0YM0AH

Resolute Forest Products sues Greenpeace
Posted:Tue, 31 May 2016 20:13:58 -0400
(Reuters) – Resolute Forest Products Inc filed a racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace and some of its associates for its campaign criticizing the company’s forestry practices. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/2zEDCNW-PaM/us-resolute-forest-lawsuit-greenpeace-idUSKCN0YN2WJ

Mass coral bleaching cast shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef
Posted:Mon, 30 May 2016 04:43:06 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Mass coral bleaching has destroyed at least 35 percent of the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site that attracts about A$5 billion ($3.59 billion) in tourism each year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ZBCibKdUKwQ/us-australia-environment-idUSKCN0YK0RK

Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years -prosecutor
Posted:Sun, 29 May 2016 07:43:57 -0400
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/governmentfilingsNews/~3/ENSXqBIt9BI/google-france-investigation-idUSL8N18Q07O

Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan: sources
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 22:37:54 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/FGyv89PUhgE/us-japan-nuclear-idUSKCN0YI06Z

UPDATE 2-France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 08:40:42 -0400
* EDF says 10 percent of staff participating (Recasts, adds EDF comment, power imports) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/1DH-FYBR57U/france-politics-protests-nuclear-idUSL5N18N1AF

UPDATE 5-Clashes at French protests, union warns of Euro soccer disruption
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:09 -0400
* Total warns of oil refinery halts (Adds arrests total, protest numbers) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/ETmKYdxkIwQ/france-politics-protests-idUSL5N18N10W

UPDATE 1-French nuclear plant workers to go on strike Thursday – CGT union
Posted:Wed, 25 May 2016 14:50:40 -0400
* Unions http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/W0EPuJkg4AQ/france-politics-protests-nuclearpower-idUSL5N18M5IX

Bonnie downgraded as it swirls ups the South Carolina coast
Posted:Sun, 29 May 2016 19:35:11 -0400
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Tropical Depression Bonnie was swirling over the South Carolina coast on Sunday evening, dumping several inches (cm) of rain on the area as it slowly crawled up the coast into Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/coa8e1DqUEk/us-storm-atlantic-idUSKCN0YI2IG

As much as 35 percent of northern and central Great Barrier Reef dead or dying: scientists
Posted:Sun, 29 May 2016 16:05:21 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Mass bleaching has destroyed as much as 35 percent of the coral on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site that attracts about A$5 billion ($3.59 billion) in tourism each year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ZBCibKdUKwQ/us-australia-environment-idUSKCN0YK0RK

Flint, Michigan, pipe-replacement cost nearly doubles: newspaper
Posted:Sat, 28 May 2016 17:35:16 -0400
(Reuters) – The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported on Saturday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/xwA3ZeSPoTM/us-michigan-water-idUSKCN0YJ0Q2

At least two killed, others missing in Texas flooding
Posted:Sat, 28 May 2016 12:36:01 -0400
(Reuters) – At least two people person were killed and three others missing on Friday as record rainfall and severe flooding hit hard parts of southeast Texas, officials said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/1JJ2N1uAv2c/us-texas-flooding-idUSKCN0YI27V

Australia pulls Great Barrier Reef damage from UNESCO tourism report
Posted:Fri, 27 May 2016 02:15:29 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Department of the Environment said on Friday it had omitted its contribution to a U.N. report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites over concern it could create “confusion” and have a negative impact on tourism. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/rcrz3gwrIE8/us-australia-environment-greatbarrierree-idUSKCN0YI0JU

U.S. expects more hurricanes as tropical storm brews off East Coast
Posted:Fri, 27 May 2016 15:04:18 -0400
(Reuters) – U.S. meteorologists on Friday predicted the number of storms in the upcoming hurricane season will increase from years of below-average levels, as a weather system brewed off the East Coast potentially disrupting Americans’ Memorial Day weekend. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/esQZwS8A7PY/us-storm-forecasts-idUSKCN0YI1Y2

Tornado warning prompts evacuation of Kansas City airport
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 18:13:32 -0400
(Reuters) – The Kansas City International Airport was evacuated briefly on Thursday over a tornado warning, airport officials said, a day after tornadoes destroyed or damaged nearly 30 homes in neighboring Kansas. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/bLNIsIkiy2U/us-usa-weather-idUSKCN0YH2N5

UPDATE 2-Finland’s TVO says Areva ended talks on delayed reactor project
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 13:14:15 -0400
HELSINKI, May 26 (Reuters) – French nuclear group Areva has broken off talks with Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) over the delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor, TVO said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/e90B1QmD9fw/areva-finland-tvo-idUSL5N18N3K5

UPDATE 1-Russia’s Gazprom sees record 2016 gas exports to Europe
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 12:18:30 -0400
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom plans to export a record 165 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Europe this year, the company’s deputy chief executive Alexander Medvedev told reporters on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/TAwF_EzSgDo/russia-gazprom-europe-idUSL5N18N3VP

UPDATE 2-DONG Energy listing to value group at up to $16 billion
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 11:56:12 -0400
* Additional overallotment of up to 2.6 pct of the shares (Recasts, adds DONG and analyst comments) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/UWV_Z5pMr9U/dong-energy-ipo-idUSL5N18N0VO

REFILE-Protesters clash with police at French anti-reform demonstrations
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 11:07:13 -0400
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Paris and other French cities during a nation-wide day of demonstrations against labour reforms. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/neKPy1HjgMI/france-politics-protests-clashes-correct-idUSL5N18N45H

UPDATE 1-Rosneft signs framework agreement with Pertamina for oil and gas cooperation
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 10:50:16 -0400
* Pertamina to take at least 55 pct stake in project (Adds details, quotes from Rosneft, Pertamina) http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/HrVRRr4MwAA/oil-co-rosneft-indonesia-refinery-idUSL3N18N448

African Union insurance arm to boost disaster cover to $1.5 bln
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 09:23:14 -0400
LUSAKA, May 26 (Reuters) – The African Union’s insurance arm will increase its disaster cover to $1.5 billion by 2020 from $179 million currently following one of the continent’s worst droughts in decades, a senior executive said on Thursday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/oGfxsJrfFDg/africa-insurance-idUSL5N18N39H

RPT-COLUMN-LNG industry tension to rise as price breaks link to crude oil: Russell
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:01 -0400
LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 26 (Reuters) – The price of spot cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia has broken its long-standing link to crude oil this year, a development likely to fuel tensions in an already unsettled market. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/Rp7gAX1seys/column-russell-lng-asia-idUSL3N18N1VS

Oil tankers backed up at southern French port due to strike
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 06:44:33 -0400
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen vessels were queued outside the French oil import terminal in Fos, southern France on Thursday, held up by a strike organised by the hardline CGT and FO unions over planned labour reforms. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/utilitiesNews/~3/GpWydeZ-5GE/france-politics-protests-ports-idUSL5N18N27B

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 13:11:27 -0400
May 26 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1700 GMT on Thursday: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/FwcJgqewFYA/deals-day-idUSL3N18N38R

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – May 27
Posted:Thu, 26 May 2016 19:32:44 -0400
May 27 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/mergersNews/~3/wWxFnd2m8ds/britain-press-ft-idUSL2N18N208
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