Another blogger for nuclear energy – Nuclear Layperson

An Atomic Insights reader sent me a link to a blog started in July of 2014 titled Nuclear Layperson. The blogger, using the nom de plume of “millysievert” provides the following on her “About” page:

Bio: Professional nuclear layperson, a.k.a. Executive Assistant to the World Nuclear Association Director General. Got a C in GCSE Physics. Fascinated by nuclear despite that.

Here is a perceptive quote from her first blog, published on July 8, 2014.

The people at WNA are more passionate about their work than I have usually seen in commercial organisations. The ticking clock of climate change, the uneven playing field for developing countries, the health-ruining impact of the very media sensationalism that so appalled me 19 months before I had even heard of the World Nuclear Association – motivations like these add a layer of sincerity and urgency to the work my colleagues do, the sense that we really are working for humanity whether humanity appreciates it or not.

One result of this passion – sometimes filtered through layers of knowledge and academia until it is more suitably described as dedication – is a willingness to teach. I’ve learned more about physics by the bar at the work Christmas party than I ever did at school, and more facts, perspective and context about Fukushima by chatting to a journalist co-worker after hours than I ever learned from the numerous newspaper articles I have by now read on the subject. And every time this happens I think, “If only there were some way to share what I’m learning with my friends and family…”

Please visit millysievert at Nuclear Layperson, follow her Twitter feed and encourage her to share as much information as she can. We need all of the supportive people we can find.

Note: If you follow the link for millysievert’s Twitter feed, there will no longer be any mystery about her real identity.

A Veteran Blogger for Nuclear Energy Has Returned – Dan Yurman Now Publishing “Neutron Bytes”

A familiar hand has returned to the nuclear energy information challenge. Dan Yurman who published the outstanding and popular blog titled Idaho Samizdat has published his first post on the newly created Neutron Bytes. The post, titled NRC to Spent Nuclear Fuel: Stay Put for Now discusses the recently issued Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule on […]

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Another Blogger For Nuclear Energy – Power for USA

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – The Actinide Age

I just realized that a new Twitter friend — @ActindeAge — had also started a blog named The Actinide Age. The publisher is an Australian working for a manufacturing company that is not related to nuclear energy, but that would benefit if energy was cheaper because of a less constrained supply. You can learn about […]

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – Atoms for California

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Another blogger about nuclear energy – Lenka Kollar at Nuclear Undone

Lenka Kollar is a fascinating nuclear energy educator with an inherited entrepreneurial spirit. She recently decided to move forward from her job as a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory to form a consulting company and start a blog titled Nuclear Undone. I had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face — after several months of […]

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Another Blogger for Nuclear Energy – Mike Walker at

Mike Walker has just introduced himself as Another Blogger for Nuclear Energy. He posted his first blog titled “Big, ugly, and scary”, or How Hollywood has Misinformed the Public About Nuclear Power on Here is how Mike describes his blog and his mission: This blog will focus on how to communicate in an even, […]

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – NGNP Alliance

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – Entreprenuclear

I realized just how far behind I have gotten with my series welcoming other pronuclear bloggers when I looked back through my archives and realized that I had never introduced you to Entreprenuclear, a blog that has been pretty active since April 2012. Though he is currently maintaining his online anonymity, the man behind Entreprenuclear […]

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More bloggers for nuclear energy – I Dig U Mining and Nuke Roadie

One of the features of Atomic Insights that needs to be revived is the series titled “Another blogger for nuclear energy.” In that series, I happily announced and linked to a new (to me) blog written by someone who either focuses on positive aspects of nuclear technology or who covers nuclear energy from a positive […]

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – things worse than nuclear power

I happened across a link to a fascinating blog that started publishing in March titled things worse than nuclear power. The bloggers behind the site provide a hint about their identity with a cryptic subtitle “the take from a couple of MIT engineers”. The profile linked to the site provides more details indicating that the […]

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Another blogger for nuclear energy – Hitchhiker’s Guide to Nuclear

It has been quite a while since I welcomed a new blog and podcast to the pro-nuclear virtual world. I recently heard about a worthwhile effort being undertaken in the UK at Manchester University called Hitchhiker’s Guide to Nuclear. Here is a quote from their “About Us” page: As part of the Nuclear Society at […]

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