Monthly Archives: November 2017

An Update: Nuclear Power and Uranium Markets, Ownership and Uranium One

This is a brief update published by the Journal of Geology and Geoscience and produced by I2M’s Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., Henry M. Wise, P.G. (of SWS Environmental Services, LLC), and I2M’s M. David Campbell, P.G. since the 2017 Annual Report from the Chair, Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earth) Committee of the Energy Mineral Division (AAPG) was released April 1, 2017. Some 99 nuclear power plants in the U.S. remain in operation, a few are scheduled for retirement, two new reactors are being built in Georgia. Japan is slowly upgrading and re-starting its fleet of nuclear power plants after Fukushima. China is rapidly building some 25 new plants and hundreds more are planned, along with financially underwriting the construction of more than 40 projects in joint ventures with other countries.

Russia too is building new nuclear plants at home, and they are testing a “fast breeder” design that consumes most waste. Russia is building nuclear plants on behalf of other countries as well, and providing financing in competition with China. India has turned to nuclear to ramp up electricity production to match population growth rates and is also working on “fast breeder” designs. Other countries are also building nuclear plants funded from a variety of sources. For the details on the above topics and more, see: (more).

The discussions on the above […]

2017-12-05T03:27:34+00:00 November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I2M’s David Campbell Releases the New I2M Web Portal

M. David Campbell, P.G., I2M’s Vice President and Senior Program Manager, announced today the release of the new and improved I2M Web Resource Portal. It has all of the previous 5,000 resources, plus current resources. It now has intelligent phrase search capability and has been online since 2009. It is also designed for mobile devices and is much faster than the previous version hosted on Cloud servers.

The I2M Web Portal consists of topical selections that are strongly influenced by the interests of I2M management, Associates, and Clients, made available as a public service to other geoscientists, and the discerning general public. The topical coverage is illustrated in the graphic provided (here).

Historical search summaries can now be obtained with phrase searches on such topics as the development of small nuclear reactors (e.g., using the term: SMR, and by filtering for sequential date or relevance), developments of particular uranium properties and associated mines (e.g., use Mestena Mine), and on new environmental methods and remedial solutions to managing difficult contaminants (e.g., using term recalcitrant).

An Index to the subjects covered are listed on the Home page under major and subcategory category headings, while the most recent entries (last 90 days) are available on the What’s New page. Additional information about the web portal is available at About this Portal.

I2M Associates personnel also monitor hazardous […]

2017-11-23T00:11:29+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments
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