Atomic Show #172 – Decarbonise South Australia

On August 13, 2011, I spoke with Ben Heard of Decarbonise SA and Barry Brook of Brave New Climate. These two Australians are both working hard to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in a land where the idea of reducing the consumption of carbon and hydrocarbon fuels trends on the interests of some very powerful […]

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Atomic Show #170 – Partnerships between Chesapeake Energy and Environmental Groups

On June 26, 2011, the New York Times published an article titled Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush. That article described how emails from natural gas industry insiders, financial analysts covering the gas industry, and several independent geologists describe the challenges associated with producing gas by hydraulic fracturing. The mosaic that emerges […]

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Atomic Show #169 – Fukushima Update – Will Davis

Will Davis blogs at Atomic Power Review. Since four of the six Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants were destroyed by the effects of a tsunami and subsequent loss of power to supply cooling water, Will has been providing well researched updates to his readers. I highly recommend visiting his site if you want to know […]

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Atomic Show #168 – Tom Popik, Foundation for Resilient Societies

I received an email from Tom Popik, the founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies a few days ago. The email was addressed to a selection of people who blog favorably about nuclear energy. For some odd reason, Tom thought that we might be interested in supporting the petition for rulemaking that his organization has […]

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The Atomic Show #167 – Jeff Merrifield – AP1000 Design Certification Application

The topic of this podcast is the status of the design certification application for the Westinghouse AP1000, the system that has been chosen for about half of all of the new nuclear power plant projects that are currently planned in the United States. Last week, the Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a […]

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The Atomic Show #166 – Nuclear Energy Advertising

PopAtomic Studios has taken a conversation regarding a lack of nuclear energy advertising that occurred on a private email list frequented by both amateur and professional nuclear energy communicators and decided to run with the inspiration. The Nuclear Literacy Project was approved by the PopAtomic Studios board yesterday. The new web site is not yet […]

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The Atomic Show #165 – Nuclear Exceptionalism

Inspired by Steve Aplin’s excellent post titled Nuclear exceptionalism: why is a nuclear fatality more noteworthy than a non-nuclear one? show # 165 focuses on the reasons why nuclear exceptionalism exists. We also talk about ways to change the tone of the discussion and actions that are already being done. Guests on this episode of […]

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Atomic Show #164 – Fukushima Discussion by Pro Nuclear Communicators

On Sunday, March 20, a group of pro nuclear energy communicators gathered to chat about the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station following a devastating earthquake and tsunami that put the entire station into a blackout condition. As predicted at the very beginning of the casualty, there have been no releases of radioactive […]

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The Atomic Show #163 – Four Women in Nuclear Energy

On February 15, 2011, I gathered together a terrific group of four women who are each making a significant contribution to the expansion of nuclear energy and nuclear knowledge in the United States. I hope you enjoy the conversation and the stories. Meredith Angwin blogs at Yes Vermont Yankee and is the Director of the […]

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The Atomic Show #162 – New Year Chat With Pro-Nuclear Bloggers

A group of pro-nuclear bloggers discusses industry events from 2010 and predictions for 2011. It has been far too long since the last episode of The Atomic Show. Life got in the way with a career transition and a move to a new home. However, there is always a bit of motivation to use the […]

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The Atomic Show #160 – Bumps in the Renaissance Road

The nuclear renaissance in the United States is not moving forward very quickly. Several more companies have announced delays in previously released schedules and others have imposed hiring freezes or actual work reductions. The opposition is strong; supporters need to redouble efforts. Meredith Angwin and Charles Barton joined Rod Adams to talk about some of […]

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The Atomic Show #159 – Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation 2010

The Washington Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation makes an annual trip to Washington DC. The trip provides students in nuclear engineering programs around the country the opportunity to talk with leaders in DC based organizations important to nuclear technology like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Energy Institute. The trip also […]

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