June 2018

Nuclear Reasctors 576 - The IAEA Has Developed A Roadmapping Tool For Nations To Assess Use Of Sustainable Nuclear Energy

       “The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organization on 29 July 1957.

Nuclear Reactors 575 - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies Are Working On Extracting Uranium From Seawater

       Seawater contains many dissolved minerals other than salt including sulfates, magnesium, potassium, bromide, fluoride, gold, and uranium. There is only about three parts per billion of uranium. This amounts to about three micrograms per liter. While that is a very small amount, the world oceans are so big that they contain about four billion tons.

Nuclear Reactors 574 - The French Nuclear Regulatory Agency Issue New Requirements For Nuclear Component Manufacturers

       One of my biggest concerns about nuclear power is whether we can rely on private companies to follow proper procedures in the manufacture of nuclear components destined for the construction of nuclear power plants. There have been too many instances where nuclear component manufacturers were not sufficiently concerned about quality control.