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by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U238 > Pu239 Fast Spectrum Molten Salt Reactor
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: U238 > Pu239 Fast Spectrum Molten Salt Reactor

Why can't we do Uranium 238 > Plutonium 239 in the fast spectrum using Molten Salt? What are the disadvantages to doing this over LFTR? There are some real challenges to this approach, the first one being finding the right mixture of chloride salts to achieve it. Ideally you want a monochloride-tet...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: US House Appropriations Energy Subcommittee
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: US House Appropriations Energy Subcommittee

Budget: Department of Energy
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Budget: Department of Energy

Witnesses
The Honorable Rick Perry
Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Tennessee Valley Authority developments
Replies: 101
Views: 4938

Re: Tennessee Valley Authority developments

TVA shapes long-range power plan to boost solar, cut coal in next 20 years The Tennessee Valley Authority and its customers will get a bigger share of power in the future from the sky than from under ground, according to proposals included in a new long-range power plan being prepared by the federa...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 20, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Safety, Security, Proliferation
Topic: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement
Replies: 106
Views: 30425

Re: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement

$220M requested for 'orderly and safe' closure of MOX, budget documents show
Trump's FY19 budget request included $220 million for MOX shutdown and $59 million for dilute-and-dispose.
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Vogtle 3/4 and Summer 2/3 news
Replies: 72
Views: 16231

Re: Vogtle 3/4 and Summer 2/3 news

Trump to Finalize $3.7 Billion in Aid for Troubled Nuclear Plant The Trump administration will finalize $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to Southern Co. and its partners who are building a troubled nuclear reactor project in Georgia -- the last of its kind under construction in the U.S. -- according...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Safety, Security, Proliferation
Topic: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement
Replies: 106
Views: 30425

Re: U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement

SC leaders talked a big game but failed to save the state’s nuclear program from Trump U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham was furious. Last November, the South Carolina Republican had warned that his now-famous outburst during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing would pale in comparison to t...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Tennessee Valley Authority developments
Replies: 101
Views: 4938

Re: Tennessee Valley Authority developments

tva-public-mtg-2019-03-19-huntsville-600px.jpg Several of us from Flibe Energy attended the TVA public meeting held in Huntsville at the Chamber of Commerce tonight. TVA began with a presentation about their entire Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) effort. Then the audience could submit questions. A m...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Army Nuclear Power Program
Replies: 10
Views: 5830

Re: Army Nuclear Power Program

Floating Nuclear Plant Sturgis Dismantled The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the decommissioning and dismantling of the Sturgis, the world's first floating nuclear power plant, on Friday. The Sturgis was being built in the 1940's as a World War II Liberty Ship, the SS Charles H. Cugle. Afte...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Political, Industrial, Organizational Developments
Topic: Trump Energy Secretary
Replies: 118
Views: 27753

Re: Trump Energy Secretary

Rick Perry: AOC should not be 'castigated' for Green New Deal Perry told reporters at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit energy industry conference in Houston that he’d be open to meeting with Ocasio-Cortez to discuss ways to reduce emissions. “I don't think the representative should be castigated or pushe...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Vogtle 3/4 and Summer 2/3 news
Replies: 72
Views: 16231

Re: Vogtle 3/4 and Summer 2/3 news

Duke seeks to recoup $125M for abandoned Lee nuke project Duke Energy Carolinas is asking for permission to charge its South Carolina customers roughly one-quarter of the preconstruction costs of the abandoned $11 billion Lee Nuclear Project in Cherokee County as part of its $168 million rate hike ...
by Kirk Sorensen
Mar 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: An Ohio Plan for Molten Salt Reactor Development
Replies: 5
Views: 4722

Re: An Ohio Plan for Molten Salt Reactor Development

Ohio bill would create nonprofit to promote advanced nuclear research A group of Ohio lawmakers wants to help make the state a leader in advanced nuclear technology, but some critics are questioning the benefits and potential risks to taxpayers under a new bill to promote research and development. ...