Update on American Atomics

In July 2013, I published a post titled Can nuclear energy save Detroit? about a tiny company with an audacious plan to develop mass produced nuclear power plants. The company was pitching itself to Detroit as a potential nuclear industry that might help to turn the city’s financial situation around.

Here is a quote from that article:

Audacity is not necessarily a negative word. When big changes are needed, people with audacious ideas and the drive to turn them into reality are often the only ones who can succeed.

Of course, audacity carries huge risks. American Atomics has folded. Jack Campbell, the founder, recently posted an Indiegogo campaign titled Help A Product Developer Reboot His Career: I am a top-tier developer of consumer & industrial hardware products who has made a couple of really bad decisions, hit bottom, and needs to reboot my career.

Please help if you can.

Additional reading

Last post on American Atomics blog – September 9, 2013 Details Of HOPE 50 Power Plant

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