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Thursday
Mar202014

Survey: China Works Thorium into Nuclear Plans

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The heat is on. Or at least that’s the intention with the new thorium-fired nuclear plants that China is looking to build. Scientists in Shanghai are on an accelerated schedule to develop the first fully functioning thorium reactor within the next 10 years.

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Exclusive: Dungeness nuclear power station quietly taken offline for five months over fears of Fukushima-style flood disaster

The energy giant EDF has been accused of playing down the threat of flooding at Dungeness after it emerged that one of the nuclear power plant’s reactors was quietly shut down for five months last year after experts identified risk of a Fukushima-style disaster.

EDF closed the reactor on the Kent coast on 22 May to allow work on a new flood protection wall,

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Deconstructing the U.S. Economy: The Non-Recovery

By: Eric Sprott

We are now in the 5th year since the “official” end of the Great Recession (the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which officially dates U.S. recessions, said the recession ended in the second quarter of 2009), but it hardly feels like a recovery. Nonetheless, the media, sell-side economists, central bankers, the IMF, etc. all claim that the U.S. economy is now firmly out of the woods.

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Monday
Mar172014

Keep carbon tax, say green and nuclear energy chiefs

The Chancellor is widely expected to take action to curb future rises in the carbon tax, to ease costs for households and manufacturers alike

The Chancellor must resist calls to scrap his carbon tax in the budget this week because it remains the most cost-effective way of tackling climate change, energy giant EDF has argued.

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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

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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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