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 the continued storage of used nuclear fuel.

That rule replaces the rule once known within the industry as the “Waste Confidence Rule.” It recognizes that the nuclear industry has developed safe means of storing used nuclear fuel for an indefinite period of time. There is no negative environmental impact associated with continued storage as long as human society remains operable enough to write and follow some simple rules.

It is wonderful to have Dan back from the hiatus that resulted from his greater than full time employment in an industry with only a moderate relationship to nuclear energy. Neutron Bytes promises to be a useful read and will occasionally provide stories from Dan’s newly enhanced passion for space related topics.


PS – I was out of town for the weekend. While I was gone, Dan has already gone and published his second post, titled New nuclear builds – news roundup.

If you’ve got a blog or post frequently on social media, please welcome Dan and help the search engines find Neutron Bytes.

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