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Thursday
Mar132014

Cameco Cigar Lake Began Production

Cameco (TSX: CCO; NYSE: CCJ) announced today that ore production has begun at the Cigar Lake uranium mining operation in northern Saskatchewan.

The mining system and underground processing circuits are operational and ore is being transported to the McClean Lake mill operated by AREVA Resources Canada Inc. which is located 70 kilometres northeast of the minesite.

"Cigar Lake is among the most

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Tuesday
Mar112014

Russian state nuclear firm in talks to build power station in the UK

The UK has turned to the French, Chinese and now the Russians to build neclear power plants for them - just where have all the UK engineers gone? too expensive may be.

Rosatom meeting Whitehall officials but experts say a Russian VVER reactor is unlikely to open in UK for at least 10 years


Britain is in talks with the Russian state nuclear company about building anuclear power station in the UK, an official said on Tuesday

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Monday
Mar102014

Taiwan Signals More Nuclear Power Despite Protests

TAIPEI — Waves of demonstrators have turned out in Taiwan to call for an end to nuclear power, while the island’s government says it needs nuclear energy to supply power and will start up a fourth plant once it passes safety checks.
 
Some 130,000 protesters around Taiwan took to rainy streets on Saturday to call for the closure of three aging nuclear power plants

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Friday
Mar072014

The Healthcare Crisis of the Century

The Healthcare Crisis of the Century

By Alex Daley, Chief Technology Investment Strategist

It’s hardly a state secret that we Americans are getting old. Both in raw numbers and as a percentage of the overall population, the 65+ cohort is growing rapidly as the baby boomers slide into retirement.

On the plus side, these data confirm that more Americans are living to a ripe old age than ever before—many of them in good health well into their seventies and eighties.

But all too often, with age comes susceptibility to ever more serious ailments and a diminishing quality of life—especially if you contract a disease that obliterates your innate sense of self and destroys everything that makes life worth living.

That’s what Alzheimer’s disease does. This most common type of dementia was first described by the German physician Dr. Alois Alzheimer more than a century ago… but to this day science isn’t sure what exactly it is and what causes it.

It is also increasing in incidence, as would be expected with an aging population:

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Monday
Mar032014

Brazil Resources: A Gold Company with Uranium Upside

By  - Exclusive to Gold Investing News

A recent research note by Cantor Fitzgerald initiating coverage of Brazil Resources (TSXV:BRI) highlights a unique opportunity in the company, which is known primarily for its gold assets.

In the note, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Rob Chang points to Brazil’s rapid resource growth over the last two years, noting that the company has added high-value assets to its original portfolio of five projects. In fact, all in all, it has expanded its total resource by nearly 300 percent through a series of acquisitions; currently, it holds a resource of 3.9 million ounces of gold.

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Sunday
Mar022014

Ukraine Was the 3rd Largest Nuclear Power & the Home of the Chernobyl disaster

Posted on March 2, 2014 by 

wo facts about Ukraine that seem to have been overlooked. Ukraine is the site of the famous Chernobyl disaster that took place the 26th of April 1986. To this day, when one vegetable grows twice the normal size, they call it a Chernobyl. The second fact is that Ukraine was the third largest nuclear power in the world.

Back in 1994,

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Thursday
Feb272014

Japan Sees Key Role for Nuclear Power

Draft Energy Policy Effectively Overturns Reactor Phaseout

TOKYO—Japan will continue to rely on nuclear power as a central part of its energy policy under a draft government plan, effectively overturning a pledge by a previous administration to phase out all nuclear plants.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

China to provide $6.5bn for K-2/K-3 Nuclear power projects


ISLAMABAD: China will provide loan of $6.5 billion for nuclear power plants KANUPP-2 and KANUPP-3 on soft terms, which will help Pakistan to make a substantial improvement in its dire electrical power shortage problem.

Earlier, china has also provided similar loan terms for the Chashma nuclear power plants C-3 and C-4, official sources at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) told APP here Tuesday.

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Thursday
Feb132014

Nuclear Issue in Limbo as Indecision Grips Japan

 

Chart courtesy of u308.biz

TOKYO — Several industrialized countries have turned their backs on nuclear power as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including one that has already begun permanently shutting functioning plants. That country is not Japan.

“Germany chose to get rid of nuclear power because of Fukushima, while the United States is still in favor, but what about Japan, where the accident took place?” said Jun Tateno, who has written several books on nuclear power. “We still have not had a proper public debate about the most fundamental question: Do we want nuclear power’s low-cost electricity for growth, or do we want a safer, nuclear-free society

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Wednesday
Feb122014

The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

A milestone has been reached in the 60-year struggle to harness the nuclear reactions that power the Sun in an experiment that could lead to a way of producing an unlimited source of clean and sustainable energy in the form of nuclear fusion.

Scientists in California said on Wednesday night that they have for the first time managed to release more energy from their nuclear fusion experiment than they put into it,

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