Buy at your own peril, recycling of used nuclear fuel is coming soon.
Have a real good look at what GE are doing?
Look at what the NEI and the NRC have been doing?
It's all there if you look hard enough.
I meant to add this in here
"GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to enter market for pressurized water reactor services
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, which sells and provides services to boiling water reactors, will for the first time enter the market to provide refueling services to owners of pressurized water reactors made by competitors, the company said Monday.
Work that out for yourselves what that will mean the the enriched Uranium market a bit further down the track?
Search for this.
[House Hearing, 111 Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY FOR NUCLEAR FUEL
RECYCLING: WHAT SHOULD OUR RESEARCH,
DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION
Tell me it isn't happening considering what GE have been doing lately?
I just know that you will ask why any competitor of GE's would even want them to load new fuel rods into their own reactor?
I believe the answer is that they will have to under contract, that's "IF" they want their used nuclear fuel taken away to be treated, it will be a condition of the contract that they accept back the treated Uranium.
The Silex process is ideal for this re enrichment as it can be done in camera (that means "in a closed room")
I believe the prototypes that the DoE were working on with the Silex process were related to shielding not the actual SILEX process itself, because as far as I know the SILEX process was perfected 80% at USEC and then taken back to Lucas Heights in Australia and taken to 100% proven after USEC pulled the pin?
The work going on at Wilmington is about treating the recycled Uranium from the used nuclear fuel in my opinion and the shielding component of that process is now at Wilmington also.
Have a look at what GE are saying in their GE in the news, ask yourself why they have developed a robot that looks inside a reactor vessel to look for problems, see here-: GE's robotic inspector dives in nuclear containment vessels.
Normally when workers at the Edwin Irby Hatch Power Plant in Georgia want to inspect welds on the water-filled containment tank that houses the plant's nuclear fuel, they have stick pole-mounted inspection cameras in there while potentially exposing themselves to radiation. But now that the plant has acquired a swimming inspection-bot developed by GE and Hitachi, plant workers can check the vessel's integrity at any time while avoiding all that radiation.
Or why they have developed a Pipe surveying solution
Nuclear Engineering International
Nuclear plants have several types of buried pipes: safety-related system piping; non-safety-related piping that "carries radioactive fluid"; and non-safety-related piping that carries environmentally hazardous fluids such as diesel fuel oil.
Or why they developed this "GE Hitachi Nuclear reveals tool for nuclear power uncoupling"
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Exelon Generation introduced a remotely-operated tool that allows workers to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors.
And ask yourself this very interesting question-: Which companies would want GE to be renewing their fuel rods in their reactors, why in the hell would they do that, why wouldn't they do that themselves.
I believe the answer is that they won't be able to simply because the nuclear fuel that will be added to the reactor will be much more radioactive, I believe it will require specially trained people and special equipment, I believe GE will be recycling used nuclear fuel, they will burn the plutonium in a PRISM reactor and they will re enrich the recycled Uranium to a higher degree to overcome the neutron absorbers (actinides) in the recovered Uranium.
There is more coming in my next post.
IAEA Nuclear Technology Review 2015
Date: 2 July 2015 Report by the Director General
In response to requests by Member States, the Secretariat produces a comprehensive Nuclear Technology Review each year.
Attached is this year’s report, which highlights notable developments in 2014.
• The Nuclear Technology Review 2015 covers the following select areas: power applications, atomic and nuclear data, accelerator and research reactor applications, nuclear techniques to improve animal health, medical radiation dosimetry, radiopharmaceuticals, isotopes in climate and hydrological studies, and understanding changes in the marine environment using nuclear
46. URENCO USA is the only operating uranium enrichment plant in the country. Three additional enrichment plants are planned. AREVA is planning to build a 3.3 million SWUs centrifuge plant at Eagle Rock in Idaho.
Global Laser Enrichment is planning a 6 million SWUs laser enrichment plant in Wilmington, North Carolina. Both plants are anticipated to start operations before 2020.
So it would seem as if GLE will have two new plants by 2020 one at Paducah for recovering natural grade Uranium and one at Wilmington to enrich Uranium, but I believe the enrichment will be for RepU and the tails Uranium will be added to that, if you look at the GE website and look for GE in the news, just about every thing in there seems to indicate that the new fuels going forward will be much more radioactive and will require specialized training of personnel and also some new specialized equipment for handling and inspection of reactors going forward.
GE are even offering their services to refuel competitors reactors, it begs the question who in the hell would want that,
Answer any company that wants their used nuclear fuel taken away, thats who and it will be in my opinion one of the conditions that they also agree to take back the recovered Uranium (RepU) back as new fuel for their reactors, but it will be much more radioactive.
So the Uranium that they recover from the Tails at Paducah looks like heading to Wilmington, but I reckon it will be used to top up the recovered Uranium (RepU) from used nuclear fuel somehow? go to the GE website and look at GE in the news, look at where GE have been spending their money, they are spending it on things that point to the fact that the fuels they will be using to reload LEU BWR's in the future will be much more radioactive and therefore will required specialized training and specialized equipment to do reactor inspection etc. they have also started to offer other companies the use of GE personnel to reload their reactors with new fuel, why in the hell would any other company want that? The answer I believe will be related to a contract to take their used nuclear fuel from their sites in exchange for a payment and a guarantee that they will take back the recovered Uranium as fuel for their reactors, like I said read the latest GE in the News, most of the things in their point towards a more radioactive fuel for LEU BWR's in the future in my opinion
I have been saying for some time that Novogen will not just sit on some of it's IP simply because they do not have the funds to explore them further, it is a well known fact that the sooner you can justify your IP and get it to market the more money it will make, I saw your previous post Brian about Novogen to announce potential treatment for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, it is my firm belief that Novogen will partner with another company, one with deep pockets that can take this further, the market for these degenerative and regenerative diseases will be HUGE so sharing the profits between two companies will not be a problem, they will have both SBP and ATM molecules to work with and they are showing some really decent results thus far is what I read.
In an email, the Department of Energy said while they are interested in “preserving and advancing” the Piketon technology “for possible future deployment for a national security mission,” it will focus its efforts on activities at another nuclear site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Notice where it said that the DoE will focus it's activities at ANOTHER site in Oak Ridge, anybody here think that it may be LIS technology they are looking at? and that it has something to do with used nuclear fuels and the recovery of Uranium and Plutonium from it? not saying it is Silex, because there is another player in the LIS area now and it would be one that doesn't have the restrictions of using the tech for only peaceful purposes.
Just posting what was on Hotcopper, I do not hold an E trade account and I can't buy NVGN, does anyone else have an E Trade account? are they saying you have to contact your broker to buy? or can you buy online? I would be interested in the feedback.
News is on the way I believe!
GK said he was going to a non oncology area, he also said to a fellow poster that he would be working for the benefit of Novogen shareholders, look at the novogen website and look for the corporate structure, see what it says about non oncology, put all of that together and make up your own minds!
And just as a side note, a poster over on hotcopper whose nick is my1969z posted this !
You can NOT buy NVGN "on-line". Have to call and a broker buys it for you. Took me 25 mins. I asked them why, and they said it's because a company can be going through a merger, M&A or the likes.
But, you can sell on-line all you want.
Honest to god truth. You can not buy NVGN at-will.
work it out yourselves, there are moves afoot!
You just don't get it do you? they will remove the U235 that is left in the tails, but what is left is more valuable than the U235 anyway, the U238 that is left after the U235 is removed is ideal material for a fast breeder reactor, it is mixed with Plutonium in the reactor and the added U238 produces more Plutonium, in the end it produces slightly more Plutonium than was first fed to it, the process is almost self sufficient.
GE have been talking about this for some time, initially the PRISM reactor they have will use Used Nuclear Fuel, it is fed into an Advanced Recycling Center where the Uranium and Plutonium components are stripped out, the Plutonium will be used for the PRISM reactor and the Uranium 235 plus actinides can be used in a number of ways one way is to use it in a CANDU reactor without further treatment, a second way is to enrich the U235 to a slightly higher degree to overcome the actinide nuclear poison, but a third way is also possible going from what I read, this is where they use laser technology to strip out only the Plutonium and the Uranium components which leaves all of the actinides behind for burial, but they are only dangerous for about 300 years not the 1,000,000 years in some cases if left untreated, this mixture of Uranium and Plutonium can be used in existing ABWR's or a new type of reactor called an ESBWR, or they can use the Plutonium in a PRISM reactor and the Uranium in an existing LEU BWR, that says to me that the future of Uranium Enrichment is on the way out!
You can bury your head in the sand all you like, but you won't stop this coming!
Another poster with his head up his bum, google this "Si-Ge-Sn Based Compound Semiconductors for Photonic Applications" and then tell me they have nothing.
Sumika Electronic Materials, Inc., a solely owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, they must think Translucent have something otherwise they would not be putting their name to this paper
Rubbish, it has nothing to do the Silex Enrichment not working, it also has nothing to do with market conditions, I reckon they are lying , what it does have to do with is that they can also use the laser enrichment process for reprocessing used nuclear fuel, something else for you, the recovery of the Uranium that is left in the tails, will go ahead at Paducah, but I don't believe it is just for the Uranium, what they want is the U238 and as clean as it can be, because they will use that in a fast breeder reactor to make Plutonium so that the reactor produces it's own fuel and there is enough U238 to run nuclear power in the US for 600 years or more.
Google this "Implications of Plutonium Isotopic Separation on Closed Fuel Cycles and Repository Design"
Yeah Right! look at the last few posts here to see who is ramping and in which direction, idiot!
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I can't post the link, as Yahoo won't allow that, just copy a piece of what I posted and then google that, it should take you to a PDF called "Interagency Review Needed to Update U.S. Position on Enriched Uranium That Can Be Used for Tritium Production" or just google that!
I found it when I was looking for info on Silex, the way it read to me, was that if they could use the Silex process they would, but because it is foreign owned technology and because it can only be used for peaceful purposes, then that prevents the US from using it for that purpose.
ACP may be used? but it wont be cheap
As DOE assesses future options for obtaining unobligated LEU to produce tritium, one option may be to pay the costs to operate the ACP—potentially hundreds of millions of dollars a year. In this context, you asked us to review the peaceful use provisions in international agreements pertaining to enrichment facilities using foreign technology in the United States, particularly as they pertain to the production of tritium.17
To determine the extent to which DOE has adhered to its practice of using only unobligated LEU to meet national security needs for tritium, we reviewed DOE and NNSA documents. In addition, we interviewed officials from DOE, NNSA, the Department of State, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—which produces tritium through an interagency agreement with DOE. We also reviewed documents and interviewed officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). To determine the basis for DOE’s practice for using unobligated LEU to meet national security needs for tritium, we reviewed DOE and NNSA documents and assessed relevant international agreements pertaining to the transfer of enrichment technology into the United States and the extent to which these agreements compel DOE to use exclusively unobligated LEU for meeting national security needs. We interviewed officials from NNSA, TVA, and the Department of State, as well as representatives from USEC and URENCO. This report examines (1) the extent to which DOE has adhered to its practice of using only unobligated LEU to meet national security needs for tritium and (2) the basis for DOE’s practice of using only unobligated LEU to meet national security needs for tritium.
This is what the MIT said back in 2011 "Recommendation
For the next several decades, a once through fuel cycle using light water reactors
(LWRs) is the preferred economic option for the U.S. and is likely to be the
dominant feature of the nuclear energy system in the U.S. and elsewhere for
much of this century. Improvements in light-water reactor designs to increase the
efficiency of fuel resource utilization and reduce the cost of future reactor plants
should be a principal research and development focus."
Notice the complete about turn that they did , they went from a one through cycle to complet recycling method, this is why GLE slowed down the Wilmington plant, they have changed their focus fro Uranium Enrichment to Laser Isotope Separation of actinides in used nuclear fuel, I highly suspect that this is what GE are up to by building a war chest? I also think this may happen at Paducah and there is a chance it may also happen at Portsmouth?
Someone here canned what I was saying about this, in an earlier post, they said that it will take $10 Billion and 10 years, they said good luck with that, it won't happen!
Well to my way of thinking this is the holy grail in getting rid of a real problem that the US has, namely what to do with used nuclear fuel? this is the answer, it is also worth remembering that there are USD$ 30 billion sitting somewhere in the DOE that is clearly earmarked for getting rid of used nuclear fuel, why wouldn't something like this, attract some of that money to rid themselves of this problem and get free nuclear fuel in the process to fuel both LWR's and also Fast reactors and also cut down on the size required for any deep repository for the waste that is left, waste that is only a small fraction of that of UNF and also a lot less radioactive and also have a half life of only a few hundred years instead of hundreds of thousands of years? the savings on this as they say in one of those PDF's is in an order of magnitude?