(Andy Corbley) In France, President Emmanuel Macron held a ceremony July 27 to launch the assembly phase of one of humanity’s most-complex engineering projects ever attempted—a giant nuclear fusion reactor, a machine that could produce relatively unlimited amounts clean power.
(Sofie Jackson) Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group says that witnesses have seen extraterrestrial UFOs controlling our nuclear weapons with ease. But Bassett insists that these extraterrestrials do not intend these incursions as a threat, but to show how “useless” nuclear weapons are against their superior technology. According to Bassett, this reveals that ET is in support of nuclear disarmament on this planet.
(Exonews) Former high-ranking US defense and intelligence officials, aerospace-industry veterans, academics and others associated with ‘To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science’ are asking: ‘why are so many UFOs being reported near nuclear facilities—and why isn’t there more urgency on the part of the government to assess their potential national-security threat?’ Their investigations are the subject of HISTORY’s limited series “Unidentified.”
It has been more than 3 decades since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine melted down, causing the worst nuclear accident in history and claiming the lives of thousands over the years. Now, the site has been transformed into a massive solar farm.
The farm stands some 300 feet from the power plant’s remains, which are housed under a massive sarcophagus slid into place in 2016 to contain toxic leaks and radiation. It will be another 24,000 years (the half-life of plutonium) before humans can inhabit the surrounding 1,000 square miles surrounding Chernobyl, but the ghost town has a new purpose.
Evhen Variagin, the chief executive of Solar Chernobyl LLC, said: 
“It’s not just another solar power plant. It’s really hard to underestimate the symbolism of this particular project.”
Launched October 5, Solar Chernobyl can power roughly 2,000 homes. The entire project cost a mere $1.2 million to complete. Land prices offered by the Ukrainian government are a steal, and the government will shell out as much as 50% above the European average for power generated there. 
Chernobyl continued to crank out nuclear power until it was officially shut down in 2000. This is the first time power has been produced at the site since the turn of the millennium.
Stage 1 of the project encompasses about 4 acres, but authorities have offered up to 6,000 acres (10 square miles) for solar farms. Eventually, as much as 100 megawatts of solar power could be constructed. The site has connections to the power grid, which could one day transmit up to 4,000 megawatts of power.
Investors have until July 2019 to cash in on the subsidy scheme, at which time parliament will vote on whether or not to scrap it. 
Yulia Kovaliv, who heads the Office of the National Investment Council of Ukraine, said:
“Investors expect that in the renewable energy sector, facilities launched before 2019 will operate on the current (beneficial) system of green tariffs. And that is why want to buy ready-to-build projects in order to complete construction before that time.”
 Reuters (featured image source) Solar panels are seen through barbed wire at a solar power plant built on the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl, Ukraine October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
(Daisy Luther) A “state of emergency” has been declared by the staff at Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, North Carolina. Few details are available at the moment, but the emergency is currently classified as “an unusual event” due to flooding from Hurricane Florence. If it’s any comfort, the classification of “unusual event” is the lowest emergency classification in the nuke world.
(Zero Hedge) Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel.
(Brent Swancer) One of the worst threats to hang over the head of humankind in recent times is that of the grim specter of nuclear war, the effects of which we got a brief and tragic taste of back in World War II with the bombs dropped to horrific effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
(Jason Ditz) Think tank 38 North claimed in a new statement that satellite images out of North Korea show that the nation has begun dismantling parts of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a site used in the testing of ballistic missiles.