February 2019

SpaceX Starlink Project Launching Thousands Of Satellites To Provide Internet Services

       Satellite have been used for communication for decades. Although there have been some attempts to provide Internet services via communication satellites, the technology was slow and expensive which limited its use. These satellites were in geosynchronous orbit which is twenty three thousand miles from the Earth.

Nuclear Reactors 656 - Why Saudi Arabia Should Not Get U.S. Help To Build Nuclear Power Reactors

       Saudi Arabia in very interested in purchasing nuclear power reactors. They say that they want to use nuclear power internally so they can export more of their oil for export profits. Major suppliers of nuclear technology around the world are in discussion with Saudi Arabia about supplying those desired reactors.

Radioactive Waste 380 - NRC Says That Howard University Violate Rules Pertaining To Storage Of Radioactive Materials

        Howard University was founded in 1867. It is a private research university composed of thirteen schools and colleges. It is located in northwest Washington, D.C. two miles from the U.S. capitol.

Radioactive Waste 379 - U.S. Department of Justice Sues Madison Support Alliance For Kickbacks At The Hanford Reservation

       The Hanford Nuclear reservation in south central Washington State was used by the U.S. government to manufacture nuclear weapons from the Fifties through the Eighties. They left behind over a hundred tanks filled with toxic and radioactive materials that are leaking into the soil and scattered radioactive buildings.

Radioactive Waste 378 - Germany Has To Deal With Nuclear Waste Stored In The Old Asse Potash Mine

       Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March of 2011, Germany made a commitment to shut down all of its nuclear power reactors. Eight of the seventeen nuclear power reactors in Germany have now been shut down and the rest are scheduled to be shut down by 2022.

Nuclear Reactors 655 - Russia And China Working On Exporting Nuclear Technology To African Nations

        I have briefly mentioned Africa on this blog in the past. There are fifty-two countries in Africa but only one of them, South Africa, has a nuclear reactor. Countries that manufacture nuclear reactors and produce nuclear fuel, especially Russia and China, see Africa as a great future market for nuclear power to provide desperately needed electrification to the developing countries there.