The central purpose of efn-usa.org is to focus on the potential goodness in mankind and the wonders of nature and the environment. But, reality frequently interferes. This article by Paul Driessen of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, CFACT, describes how extremely wealthy and powerful people are enriching themselves and abusing humanity and the environment. James Lovelock: "The climate is doing its usual tricks. There's nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now."
World Nuclear Association: Russia’s President Putin has unilaterally announced cancellation of the 2000 Russia-US Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement to reduce each country’s weapons-grade plutonium by 34 tonnes. He cited US proposals to dispose of the US plutonium in other ways than by completing the Savannah River MOX plant, which is behind schedule and over budget. The US government's intentions to down blend weapons grade plutonium and bury it in the ground instead of using it in commercial reactors is similar to decisions to stop development of fast reactors. The world goes on without the USA.
Aiken Standard, Thomas Gardiner: A 16-year-old international nuclear nonproliferation agreement fell apart, rendering the future of weapons-grade plutonium processing in the U.S. and at the Mixed Oxide Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site uncertain. The agreement’s demise could take enough plutonium for 17,000 warheads out from under the oversight of international nuclear experts. South Carolina U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott called the White House’s efforts to shut down the MOX program disastrous. The US government's intentions to down blend weapons grade plutonium and bury it in the ground instead of using it in commercial reactors is a wilful act to reduce having plentiful, clean nuclear energy, similar to decisions to stop development of fast reactors. The world goes on without us.
South African reporter, Matthew le Cordeur, working for Channel Fin24 provides a written and video report of his visit to a Russian nuclear power station and nuclear power component manufacturing plant. Shortages of plentiful, reliable energy in certain parts of South Africa will be holding back economic development. The country is looking to Russia for a possible source of nuclear energy. Following South Africa will be other countries on the African Continent. Other leading countries' nuclear power plants are more expensive.