Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2009-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Defense Unit Weighs Media Support Contracts,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824084c970d 2009-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 2009-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 Information dissemination, broadcast production, and media analysis are among tasks that a select Dept. of Defense unit may begin outsourcing to industry, The Peacock Report (TPR) has discovered. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) currently is assessing the capabilities of companies that provide such services, according to a “sources sought”... Steve Peacock Nuclear Accident Medicine-Stockpile to Undergo Replenishment,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824080e970d 2008-07-22T00:00:00-04:00 2008-07-22T00:00:00-04:00 The federal government is stepping up preparations for what it characterizes as "the unlikely event of a severe nuclear power plant accident," according to a contracting document dated July 18 that The Peacock Report has located. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) intends to distribute millions of doses of potassium iodide... Steve Peacock NASA Creates Unit to Hasten Dawning of Nukes on Moon,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882406f1970d 2007-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 2012-10-19T05:42:12-04:00 The eventual deployment of nuclear reactors on the Moon blasted a baby step closer to reality today, with NASA embarking upon the creation of a new unit tasked with bringing such a nuclear capability to fruition. Steve Peacock DOE Step Closer To Building New Uranium Processing Plant,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882406db970d 2007-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 2007-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 The construction of a new uranium processing plant in the U.S. came one step closer to reality this week as the Dept. of Energy (DoE) began soliciting bids for facility architectural-design services. According to a procurement document that The Peacock Report (TPR) located via a routine search of the FedBizOpps... Steve Peacock Liquid Nuclear Waste Plant Slated for New Mexico,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882406d4970d 2007-10-15T00:00:00-04:00 2007-10-15T00:00:00-04:00 Nearly 10 million liters of radioactive liquid will be processed annually at a new waste-treatment facility that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) intends to build in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, according to a planning document that The Peacock Report located via a routine search of the FedBizOpps database.... Steve Peacock Retired Nuke Site to Ship Waste from Ohio to Texas,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824057a970d 2007-05-31T00:00:00-04:00 2007-05-31T00:00:00-04:00 A former uranium-processing facility in southwestern Ohio is gearing up for the shipment of nuclear waste to destinations across the nation, with one known site being Andrews County, Texas. The Fernald Closure Project, a multi-billion-dollar endeavor involving the environmental remediation of a tainted Dept. of Energy (DoE) site, extends until... Steve Peacock Energy Dept. Gets Ready for More Nuclear Power in Space,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824048b970d 2007-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 2007-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 The U.S. government appears to be gearing up for additional nuclear-powered, space-based operations, as it is now amassing a list of potential contractors capable of providing support for such endeavors. According to a "sources sought" notice that The Peacock Report located through a routine search of the FedBizOpps database, the... Steve Peacock Energy Dept. Plans Further Cleanup of Nuclear Waste in Washington State,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240447970d 2006-12-24T00:00:00-05:00 2006-12-24T00:00:00-05:00 Nuclear "burial grounds" at a U.S. Dept. of Energy-owned wasteland in southeastern Washington state are slated to undergo additional environmental remediation this summer, part of a larger cleanup aimed at ultimately removing millions of tons of contaminated soil and materials. The 586 square-mile area known as the Hanford Site operated... Steve Peacock U.S. To Ship Tons of Uranium Across Globe for Nuke Energy Production,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882403f8970d 2006-11-24T00:00:00-05:00 2006-11-24T00:00:00-05:00 Over 17 metric tons of highly enriched uranium (HEU) are slated for transfer into the hands of private contractors, whom under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Energy program will "down-blend" the weapons-grade material into nuclear reactor-friendly low-enriched uranium (LEU) -- which would then be shipped to foreign nations.... Steve Peacock DoE Plans Further Volcanic, Seismic Testing at Yucca Mountain Nuke Dump,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240340970d 2006-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 2006-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Further assessments of volcanic and seismic activity near the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository in Nevada is planned for early 2007, according to a Dept. of Energy (DoE) procurement document that The Peacock Report has obtained. Whereas DoE has previously claimed that volcanic activity is unlikely for the next... Steve Peacock