The Atomic Show #149 – Pro-Nuclear Bloggers Reaction to SOTU

During the 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama took the handcuffs off of the nuclear industry revival when he said: But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. […]

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Atomic Show #149 – Pro Nuclear Bloggers Reaction to SOTU Address

During the 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama took the handcuffs off of the nuclear industry revival when he said: But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. […]

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The Atomic Show #146 – South Korean Nuclear Technology Development

The United Arab Emirates has recently selected a consortium that includes Korea Electric Power Corp., Westinghouse Electric, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Samsung C&T Corp and Doosan Heavy Industries to supply it with 5.6 gigawatts of electrical power capacity. The order includes four APR-1400 nuclear reactor power plants and all associated secondary equipment. I made contact […]

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The Atomic Show #144 – Lisa Stiles, Margaret Harding, John Wheeler, Dan Yurman – ANS Winter MTG

On November 22, 2009, flush with good feelings about the recent American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting, I invited four others who attended the meeting to get together for a conference call to talk about what we heard and learned. The show is a bit longer than average, but it is worth every minute! Lisa […]

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The Atomic Show #143 – Thorium Energy Conference Described by John Kutsch

John Kutsch is one of the key organizers for the Thorium Energy Alliance and is heading up preparations for the organization’s first face to face meeting in Washington on October 19 and 20. During our conversation we talked about the technology opportunity that brings the group together. They have a vision for a world with […]

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Atomic Show #139 – Dan Yurman, Charles Barton, Rod Adams discuss recent atomic envents

It has been more than a month since the last show. Many apologies. Dan Yurman and Charles Barton agreed to help me get back into the rhythm by chatting for a while about current atomic events. We discussed a recent Moody’s special report on companies considering new nuclear power plants – not very positive, TVA […]

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The Atomic Show #138 – Jaco Kriek, CEO PBMR Pty LTD

Jaco Kriek has been the CEO of PBMR Pty LTD of South Africa for five years. On July 7, 2009 he spoke with me for nearly an hour about a wide range of topics. The topics we discussed included the following: History of PBMR as a stand alone company Change in technical direction Customer focused […]

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The Atomic Show #135 – Tom Sanders – President, American Nuclear Society

Tom Sanders took office as the President of the American Nuclear Society on June 18, 2009. Rod Adams spoke with him on the day before. Tom explained his goals for the year, the importance of nuclear technology to national security and the enthusiasm that he has for “right-sized” reactors.

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Five Atomic Geek Lunch at ANS Meeting

I am in Atlanta, GA for the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting. Though the use of Twitter, email and face to face communications, five active atomic geeks with web presences got together for lunch. We had a wide ranging conversation that only true geeks could love. People at the table included: John Wheeler – This […]

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The Atomic Show #132 – Ray Squirrel Interviews (Atomic) Rod Adams

Ray Squirrel is the screen name used by a documentary film maker who is collecting material for a film about nuclear power. You can find some of the work he has done so far at RaySquirrel’s youtube site. I am not sure how the film will come out, but I thought you might be interested […]

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The Atomic Show #131 – View from the Left on Atomic Energy

David Walters from Left Atomics and Daily Kos joins Rod Adams for a discussion about atomic energy from a far left point of view. It is well known that much of the opposition to nuclear power in the US, Europe, and Australia comes from people who are normally considered to be on the political left. […]

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The Atomic Show #130 – Better Uses for Fissile Material

Kirk Sorensen, Charles Barton and Rod Adams got together for a long distance conversation inspired by President Obama’s speech about his commitment to reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles. That action will free up valuable material useful for many power plant applications. It is important to understand – the president’s call is for a world free from […]

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