Atomic Show #221 – Acting Locally

Source: PopAtomic Studios (http://popatomic.org/memes/#/)

Source: PopAtomic Studios (http://popatomic.org/memes/#/)

On August 25, 2014, a group of atomic energy advocates gathered to share experiences and advice about how nuclear energy advocates can more effectively act locally. We discussed ways to find people who are interested in atomic energy, ways to develop social interaction, ways to show our humanity, and ways to make it fun to support something beneficial to the world’s current population and future generations.

Guests on the show included:

Andrea Jennetta, publisher of Fuel Cycle Week
Andrew Benson, blogger at Atoms for California
Bill Gloege, Citizens for Green Nuclear Power
Gwyneth Cravens, author of Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy
Meredith Angwin, publisher of Yes Vermont Yankee and Director of the Energy Education Project
Steve Aplin, publisher of Canadian Energy Issues
Suzy Hobbs-Baker, founder of PopAtomic Studios and Director of the Nuclear Literacy Project

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Why radiation is safe and why all nations should embrace nuclear energy

Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently published a video titled Why radiation is safe & all nations should embrace nuclear technology – Professor Wade Allison […]

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Discussing nuclear energy in Australia

On August 5, 2014, Professor Barry Brook, Ian Hore-Lacy and Professor Ken Balwin chatted with ABC [Australian Broadcast Corporation] 666 morning host Genevieve Jacobs about nuclear energy. Each member of the panel provided a brief statement and then there was a lengthy question and answer period lasting nearly an hour. You really should watch the […]

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Radiation is Safe Within Limits – Robert Hargraves

Dr. Robert Hargraves recently gave a talk to a chapter of the American Nuclear Society in New York. He recorded the talk and synchronized his words with the slides. It is quite informative. RadiationSafeWithinLimits from Robert Hargraves on Vimeo. Hargraves should be complimented and encouraged to keep working on his presentation, practicing the delivery and […]

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Resolving the issue of the science of biological effects of low level radiation

Several past presidents and fellows of the American Nuclear Society have written a letter to the ANS with the following subject line: Resolving the issue of the science of biological effects of low level radiation. Here are the introductory paragraphs: Public understanding and opinion about radiation associated with nuclear plants are sharply divided. Those who […]

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Engaging anonymous antinuclear commenters

Engineer-Poet, a frequent commenter here on Atomic Insights, made a suggestion that sucked me into an interesting, but frustrating discussion on TruthDig. EP and I have been exchanging thoughts long enough that he might have realized that I would get hooked. I think he felt lonely as a pronuclear poster in that particular forum and […]

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Dr. Helen Caldicott versus emission-free nuclear energy

Gordon McDowell is a Canadian film-maker who has a strong interest in molten salt reactors using thorium. However, he is also supportive of other forms of nuclear energy as beneficial sources of emission-free energy. You can find more of his work on his YouTube channel. Like many of my associates and colleagues, Gordon has a […]

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Passionate defense of nuclear energy

About two years ago, I made a trip from Virginia to Gaffney, South Carolina to talk at a public meeting being held about the draft environmental impact statement prepared for the proposed William States Lee nuclear power station which will include two 1140 MWe Westinghouse AP1000® reactor units. That proposed new power plant project is […]

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Effective government involvement essential for many innovations

The Breakthrough Institute has published a thought-provoking piece titled Reinventing Libertarianism: Jim Manzi and the New Conservative Case for Innovation It is highly recommended reading. Here is a comment that I left on the piece, focusing on my particular interest area of clean nuclear energy development. Interesting observations. I agree with just about everything other […]

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Vogtle Construction Update Video

This video provides an encouraging view of the positive impact that the Vogtle expansion project is having on the local community. It’s 4,000 – 5,000 construction jobs is just one part of the economic impact; that $23 million dollar property tax check shown during the video is another part that apparently brings smiles to the […]

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