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@newstracker Nuclear Future a debate on Nuclear power in Canada. "Nuclear provides long term stability and especially a low carbon footprint. Ontario built the first nuclear reactor in Pickering 50 years ago. Has the province of Ontario every done a nuclear build on time and on budget? There is always a delay but has a chance to be a long term success. The original price for Darlington was $7 billion ended up $14 billion. It is absolute worth it because it is our lower cost power producer. More than 50% of Ontario's power comes from Nuclear producing 9,184 MW per hour, second is hydro at 3,523 MWH" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPU1HqUkZjk+ #nuclear #Ontario #Energy
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@newstracker America’s Nuclear Problem. The fate of a handful of nuclear power plants may be decided in 2017: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/america-s-nuclear-problem? #nuclear #energy #uranium
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@Excelsior #Nuclear #Uranium #energy First new US Nuclear reactor in 20 years Goes Live By Max Blau, CNN Updated 6:01 AM ET, Thu October 20, 2016 http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/20/us/tennessee-nuclear-power-plant/index.html
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@Excelsior @Xriva - I appreciate your prior post on this larger report that was done on the #Nuclear #Energy industry and the overall #Uranium space. Here are a few excerpts worth noting: Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Future Prepared for Nuclear Matters by the Horinko Group “Nuclear power is a critical part of America’s clean energy future. It is unmatched in its ability to generate around-the-clock, large-scale, clean power. It avoids hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 emissions per year, and it provides the largest portion of the nation’s clean electric power. As states consider their clean energy policy initiatives for the future, they should adopt approaches that preserve nuclear energy so as to continue to reap the benefits of this clean power source for decades to come.” “Future rates are difficult to estimate because they hinge on a hypothetical electricity fuel mix, which in turn is highly sensitive to the price of natural gas. Moreover, eliminating nuclear power would alter the demand for, and cost of, replacement sources. Further, changes in electricity demand overall will also impact investors’ construction decisions, market-clearing prices, and the availability of sources already in operation to replace nuclear power.” “If all nuclear power plants were suddenly shut down, of course, we would predict significantly higher emissions (and market-clearing prices) in the near term as many non-baseload sources capable of running continuously would be required to step in and fill the place of nuclear power. Thus, one possible approach is to use non-baseload emission rates reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This approach, however, would likely overestimate resulting emissions in the longer term because, among other reasons, it represents only an initial snapshot. We would expect newer, more efficient sources of power to be constructed in the medium-term such that emission levels would decrease somewhat from current non-baseload rates.” http://www.nuclearmatters.com/resources/reports-studies/document/Nuclear_Power_and_the_Clean_Energy_Future.PDF
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@Excelsior With #Uranium dropping $20, I find it hard to believe that we are not near the bottom in this multi-year rout from 2011 to the end of 2016. http://ca.investing.com/commodities/uranium-contracts?page=chart&symbol=UXV16&domain=futurespros&display_ice=1&enabled_ice_exchanges=&sym=UXV16&width=550&tblwidth=550&studies=Volume%3B&cancelstudy=&a=M That is lower than spot price has been in more than a decade. So if Uranium stays at $20 or dives below it for a sustained time..... Then what? Well, if it stays down like this it will absolutely start destroying mining supply, as mines close or get mothballed on care and maintenance. One could argue that this has already been happening for years, but maybe even the Russian tailings and large supply glut from Kazakhstan may cease to be profitable. After that, it is hard to image what else could happen other than some of the remaining hard rock projects from Cameco, Areva, RioTinto, Paladin, Energy Resources of Australia and Energy Fuels getting shelved. If that doesn't work then the ISR (Insitu) assets of Cameco, Energy Fuels, Ur-Energy, and Peninsula Energy will shut down. In that kind of macro environment the new projects from Uranium Resources, UEC, Bannerman, and Toro Energy will not come online. At that point then forget about all the explorers (that everyone is so animated about) as the optionality will be in the toilet. Is this really the end of #Nuclear Energy? That seems hard to fathom to me, and thus, the cure for low prices will be low prices. We are definitely experiencing an interesting inflection point in the Uranium Mining business. Either spot prices get negotiated back up higher, or Nat Gas and Solar will be powering the world. * What could be more contrarian than buying these uranium miners over the next 6-12 months?
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@newstracker Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close. Nuclear power is expensive, especially when compared to some of the alternatives, so the U.S. nuclear power industry is shrinking. As more plants go offline, industry leaders are forced to reckon with what critics call a "broken system" for taking plants out of service and storing radioactive waste. http://www.npr.org/2016/10/24/498842677/waste-families-left-behind-as-nuclear-plants-close #nuclear #energy
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@Newton I disagree that #uranium is dying at the hand of #renewables @FundamentalAnalysis. OK, maybe I should rephrase. I don't think #nuclear energy will not die. Uranium might be replaced by others (is #thorium just crazy talk?) but I see nuclear energy as here to stay. We still burn #coal, after all, we just do it better. Anyway, I too would be keen to hear #SprottThoughts on #uranium.
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@Leon The marching band and chowder society of DC think tanks learned nothing from the #Iraq and #Libya experience. Even the BBC joins them with a fictional show that contemplates WWIII with #Russia targeting London for a #nuclear strike. For them, war is first and foremost a profitable racket. #politics #USA #Syria #PeaceMovement http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2016/10/27/must-read-of-the-day-dennis-kucinich-issues-extraordinary-warning-on-d-c-s-think-tank-warmongers/
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@Highheat I have mentioned $LTBR several times now on this site and knew something was up yesterday by the way it was trading. After big day yesterday it is up another 28% today #Nuclear
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@newstracker #Russia invites #India to join fast reactor research project. A fast neutron reactor, also known simply as a fast reactor, is a type in which nuclear fission chain reaction is sustained by fast neutrons. http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/russia-invites-india-to-join-fast-reactor-research-project/article9288233.ece #nuclear #uranium
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@MiningBookGuy Russian firm to build nuclear reactor in Tanzania http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Russian-signs-nuclear-energy-deal-with-Tanzania-and-Uganda/2558-3436550-hu8wwk/index.html hat-tip @sndwky #Tanzania #Russia #Uganda #Kenya #Zambia #Ghana #Nigeria #Africa #nuclear #uranium #index Partial Quote: "Russia’s nuclear energy agency has signed agreements with Tanzania and Uganda, only a few months after inking similar deals with Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria, signalling Russia’s intention to become Africa’s key partner in nuclear development."
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@DanO @Andriyko The Donald is supportive of the #nuclear industry, I think. But permitting and building nuclear reactors in the US is not that easy done, Donald or not. They haven't agreed on how to dispose the spent nuclear fuel yet. Then how many people work in the nuclear industry compared with those involved in the coal industry that Obama dismantled and he tries to rebuild? He's got lots of votes from coal producing states. Coal still accounts for 33% of the electricity nationwide followed by nat gas and nuclear. $nxe
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@DanO Agree that #nuclear reactors are the future. New safer generations of reactors. Hydropower sucks. Big dams wipe out whole ecosystems then they get the sediments accumulating at the bottom of the dam and they lose their ability to store water. They present risks of bursting etc. So yeah nuclear would definitely have a better place under the sun but not right now. $nxe
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@MiningBookGuy Japan's nuclear export ambitions hit wall as Vietnam set to rip up reactor order http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-vietnam-nuclearpower-idUSKBN13D0RK #Japan #Vietnam #nuclear #uranium
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@Excelsior #Godzilla = U308 Miners reaction to current Spot #Uranium Price Godzilla attacks #Nuclear Power Station https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZDss1Q6DPU+
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@newstracker Can India Capitalize on Its Nuclear Deal With Japan? The nuclear deal could hold the key to overcoming India’s chronic energy woes. http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/can-india-capitalize-on-its-nuclear-deal-with-japan/ #energy #nuclear #uranium #India #Japan
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@newstracker Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants. Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns. http://nation.com.pk/international/22-Nov-2016/vietnam-abandons-plan-for-first-nuclear-power-plants #nuclear #energy #Vietnam
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@Excelsior #Nuclear Build Suffers More Setbacks And Competition From #Solar And #Wind Expansion #Uranium Nov. 26, 2016 - Significant delays in nuclear implementation in #China, with targets not met. - France has 20 of 58 nuclear reactors out of action. - #Vietnam abandons plans to build nuclear reactors with #Japan and #Russia. - #Switzerland can’t give its reactors away, plans referendum on speedy exit from nuclear this weekend. - World Nuclear Association figures continue to paint a misleading picture of the industry. http://seekingalpha.com/article/4026366-nuclear-industry-challenged-solar-wind-winning-low-carbon-competition?auth_param=c9otd:1c3ic9m:44b7bb7c81a4ad1012eed0b82c1d2870&uprof=45#alt2
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@Excelsior #Uranium Prices Hit A 12-Year Low Due To Feds And #Clinton Cronies ANDREW FOLLETT – 11/02/2016 “….Uranium prices have been continually falling since the 2011 near meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which caused public opinion to turn against #nuclear power. In early 2011, uranium was trading around $70 a pound. Today’s low uranium prices are also partially due to the DOE dumping vast swaths of uranium onto the market to fund its operations, lowering the price enough to harm the U.S. uranium industry. Since 2011, DOE has sold off roughly $1 billion of publicly-owned uranium through private sellers without overseeing the transactions, and research by the Government Accountability Office found DOE did not did not properly value uranium sales or adequately assess any impact on the commercial uranium market. Another major factor is that environmentalists and left-wing politicians have used alleged environmental risks to cripple the #American uranium industry, allowing foreign producers, especially #Kazakhstan and #Russia, to flood the American uranium market. As a result, American uranium mining is on the decline as a result of the extremely strict regulations, with fewer new holes drilled and expenditures for new land, exploration, and drilling declining 22 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). American commercial nuclear reactors doubled their purchases of Kazakhstani uranium in 2014, largely due to the decline in the amount of the American uranium industry. Kazakhstan alone now supplies 23 percent of the uranium for America’s nuclear reactors, according to the EIA…” http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/02/uranium-prices-just-hit-a-12-year-low/
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@newstracker Video: Joe Lassiter, We need nuclear power to solve climate change: http://www.ted.com/talks/joe_lassiter_we_need_nuclear_power_to_solve_climate_change? #nuclear #uranium
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@newstracker More than two dozen former employees of a shuttered Texas Instruments Inc. plant in Attleboro that fabricated #uranium fuel for #nuclear reactors have sued the Dallas company in federal court, saying it failed to protect them from radiation and toxic chemicals at the site. $TXN https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/11/29/former-workers-say-shuttered-texas-instruments-uranium-plant-attleboro-caused-cancer-death/71RmnKI5vyfr3NXiC5Mq1M/story.html
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@Xriva @Excelsior So is #Nuclear really needed for base power ? Is that still the thinking ? Or will Alt Power combined with battery storage provide most of the base power in the future? If so any guess as to timelines ?
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@Excelsior @Xriva - At present Nuclear is still very much needed in many countries like the US, Russia, France, S. Korea, China, India, etc... however, these recent developments in France, Switzerland, and Vietnam weren't a positive. The recent earthquake in Japan was also a sucker-punch while the #Uranium price is down, that we could have done without. #RenewableEnergy sources of energy are gaining traction - but they are not there yet to handle all the developed countries or emerging markets base load power concerns. The #Energy Sector will continue to be a mix of multiple inputs over the next decade or two, and personally, I want to own a little of all of it #Oil, #NatGas, #Nuclear, #Hydroelectric, #Solar, #Wind, #Geothermal, #Tidal (however, I'm not really a fan of #Coal).
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@Gab Scientists convert #nuclear waste into diamond batteries lasting more than 5,000 year. shttps://www.rt.com/uk/369020-nuclear-battery-diamond-scientists/
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@newstracker Published on Nov. 30th, the Red Book, Uranium 2016: Resources, Production and Demand notes that production capacity to meet the world's needs rather than the availability of uranium resources will be a big challenge in the coming years. A 10% increase in overall worldwide uranium exploration and mine development expenditures since the previous Red Book could largely be attributed to development activities at only two projects: Cigar Lake in Canada, and Husab in Namibia. http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/UF-Red-Book-sees-production-capacity-as-future-uranium-challenge-0512167.html #uranium #nuclear
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@DanO Scientists Turn #Nuclear Waste Into Long-Lived #Diamond Batteries. The diamonds are made from radioactive graphite and can generate a small electric current for thousands of years. http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a24050/nuclear-waste-diamond-batteries/
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@Alan This is a really good article with links to some very short videos explaining all the different energy sources we use. It has #oil #naturalgas #solar #hydro #nuclear. http://www.visualcapitalist.com/energy-sources-101-short-videos/
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@newstracker Trump’s take on nuclear energy is quite simple. As he noted after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan: “If a plane goes down, people keep flying. If you get into an auto crash, people keep driving.” http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/Trump-Could-Fuel-A-Nuclear-Energy-Boom-In-2017.html #nuclear
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@TheHolyBuyBull The future of near limitless energy #nuclear #uranium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GAtUkxpttY+
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@newstracker #Uranium - #Nuclear scandal in France has potential to damage uranium demand - Manufacturing flaws in critical parts covered up. Problem is that these critical parts have been used in nuclear reactors world-wide. - The parts are from Areva’s Le Creusot Forge in Central France. - Cautious nuclear authorities will be examining the problem and may take reactors offline as recently seen in France as a precaution. Source: http://www.spangel.co.uk/
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@Alan Here is a YouTube channel with some fantastic short clips on the different forms of energy. This clip is for #nuclear but there are many more https://youtu.be/44ovdxOvP_A+
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@TheHolyBuyBull @edp007 on page 35 it indicates that #nuclear energy will see the greatest percentage growth of any of the 2040 projected energy sources #uranium. It appears to be a doubling.
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@newstracker Japan on Wednesday formally pulled the plug on an $8.5 billion nuclear power project designed to realize a long-term aim for energy self-sufficiency. The move to shut the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor adds to a list of failed attempts around the world to make the technology commercially viable and potentially cut stockpiles of dangerous nuclear waste. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-nuclear-monju-idUSKBN14A0UX #nuclear #Japan
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@Xriva I've not beaten this drum in a while. But on the topic of alt power conbined with battery storage competing with base nuc power . . . . Roughly every month or so I hear of another large battery project to help alt power better supply baseload. Any new thoughts on this topic? Is #Nuclear #Uranium basepower still king?
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@newstracker Plenty of M&A deals have destroyed value for the acquirer's investors but few have done so quite as quickly, or egregiously, as Westinghouse Electric’s purchase of CB&I Stone & Webster Inc., a U.S. nuclear construction business. On Tuesday, Westinghouse’s parent company Toshiba Corp. said a reassessment of the $229 million deal, announced barely a year ago, might oblige it to take a charge of several billion dollars. https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-12-27/toshiba-s-m-a-meltdown-shows-risks-in-nuclear #nuclear #energy
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@newstracker Sweden denies permit for $7.4B offshore wind farm because the project would interfere with its military. “The fact that this interfered with the military in some way was probably the final nail in the coffin,” said Keegan Kruger, wind analyst at BNEF. “They just don’t have the incentive right now with an abundance of cheap hydro. Also, they consider nuclear as a renewable power source for their 100 per cent renewable target by 2040 and have recently removed a tax on nuclear generation.” http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/sweden+denies+permit+offshore+wind+farm+because+project/12609885/story.html #energy #Sweden #wind #nuclear
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@nlepan Proposals to move nuclear waste material from its current Lake Huron site in Ontario is going to cost billions even without an intended destination in mind. Moving the location now would add as much as $3.5 billion, Ontario Power Generation says. The money would go toward buying and preparing the needed land, as well as to packaging and shipping the dangerous waste. In addition, the utility says, the current plan to start burying the waste in 2026 would be derailed and in-service date would likely be pushed back to as late as 2055 if another site is chosen. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/moving-planned-nuclear-waste-site-would-cost-billions-ontario-power-generation-1.3920766 #Ontario #nuclear #waste
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@nlepan The next generation of nuclear power is coming, as concerns about climate change bring the industry out of hibernation. There are new startups and young scientists are hoping to develop solutions for safely generating vast amounts of nuclear energy. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/demand-clean-energy-inspires-new-generation-innovate-nuclear-power/ #nuclear #energy
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@nlepan The Indian Point nuclear plant will shut down by April 2021 under an agreement New York State reached this week with Entergy, the utility company that owns the facility in Westchester County, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. NYSE: $ETR http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/nyregion/indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-shutdown.html? #nuclear #energy
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@TheHolyBuyBull Trump's tweets moved markets #nuclear
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@Leon Like it or not, #China is counting on #nuclear as an integral part of its clean energy future. Despite the recent rally, there are a couple of favorite #uranium names that may have plenty of room to run over the larger term. $GXU $URG http://energyandgold.com/2017/01/11/uranium-stocks-surge-nexgen-closes-at-all-time-high/
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@Excelsior (Pages 6-10) of this $LTBR Lightbidge #CorporatePresentation give some interesting stats and Macro overview of the #Uranium and #Nuclear markets. http://www.ltbridge.com/images/Lightbridge_presentation.pdf
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@Excelsior @Onlyflaws - I really just started following $LTBR (after scouring different people's choices in the #stockpickingcontest ;-) The info on their Corporate Presentation just seemed nice to post for any investors following the #Nuclear #Energy sector. Yes, the longer term chart for Lightbridge looks rough, but so do most of the #Uranium sector for the last 5 years. They provide enhanced nuclear fuel that is more efficient and safer due to Zirconium-Niobium cladding on the outside and a Uranium-Zirconium core. Seems like an interesting idea and they have a partnership agreement with $ARVCF Areva. Lightbridge and AREVA Reach Agreement on Key Terms for Joint Venture to Develop and Commercialize Innovative Metallic Nuclear Fuel November 2, 2016 http://ir.ltbridge.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=996950
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@nlepan The Economist reports in light of the write down by Toshiba on nuclear assets purchased from Westinghouse, the company will not abandon its nuclear business. It can raise capital from sale of its semiconductor business. Toshiba has a central part in Shinzo Abe's to help bolster Japanese economic growth by exporting nuclear-power technology to emerging countries, which may help the company. Before, the acquisition, Westinghouse had signed a deal in India to build 6 nuclear reactors, Toshiba's first order since the Dai-ichi nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. Japanese banks known for propping up zombie companies, may come and support Toshiba through its current spat of trouble. At time of publication, shares in Toshiba were trading at $2.64 on the US OTC market. http://www.economist.com/news/business/21713896-its-share-price-plunged-40-three-days-investors-worried-about-its-financial #nuclear #uranium #Japan #cigarbuttinvesting
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@Excelsior 5 #Uranium Statistics That Will Blow You Away #Nuclear power is bigger than investors think, which means uranium demand is set to grow in the years ahead Reuben Gregg Brewer (TMFReubenGBrewer) – Jan 13, 2017 http://www.fool.com/investing/2017/01/13/5-uranium-statistics-that-will-blow-you-away.aspx
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@Excelsior #Japan gives passing grade to 10th #Nuclear reactor Two Kyushu #Power units latest to clear safety checks January 19, 2017 [ #Uranium ] http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-gives-passing-grade-to-10th-nuclear-reactor
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@nicholaslepan A 100,000-Year Tomb for Finland’s Nuclear Waste. Other countries have hit political roadblocks in finding a lasting fix to the world’s nuclear-waste problem. Finland, meanwhile, has been quietly breaking ground. http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-100-000-year-tomb-for-finlands-nuclear-waste-1485253831? #nuclear
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