Rational Answer to Carl Pope’s Dismissal of Nuclear Technologies

Steve Kirsch is Silicon Valley entrepreneur (inventor of the optical mouse) and philanthropist who was once strongly opposed to the use of nuclear energy. About three years ago, he began seriously studying the technology and has completely changed his mind. I spoke with him on the Atomic Show in December 2008 and have maintained contact […]

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Go Nuclear – Message from Murray Miles

A few days ago, I published the text of a speech given by Murray Miles to The Keese School of Continuing Education. At the time I published that speech, I had not been able to contact Mr. Miles to obtain his permission. Since that time, I have made contact and begun what I hope will […]

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Fukushima Nuclear Accident – Exceptional Summary by Murray E. Miles

My friends who are naval aviators have a saying that seems appropriate here – “tis easier to seek forgiveness than to ask permission.” For the past couple of days, I have been trying to ask permission to publish the below speech text, but have been unable to make contact with the originator. I will keep […]

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Vermont Yankee’s MK I Containment – Upgrades and Mods

One of the results of the accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has been a legitimate effort to seek answers to the question – “Can it happen here?” Responsible nuclear professionals would not stop there, they would proceed to a series of questions. If so, what should we do right now to reduce […]

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President Ford: Statement on Nuclear Policy October 28, 1976

 Just a few days before the pivotal 1976 election, when President Ford was being challenged by former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter for the U. S. Presidency, President Ford issued this comprehensive nuclear policy statement. Unfortunately, only the parts that limited the expansion of nuclear power were actually implemented. Most of the statements about the importance […]

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Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski – CHERNOBYL: THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN?

Zbigniew Jaworowski (Professor Emeritus of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw Poland) has written an excellent column titled Chernobyl: The Fear of the Unknown? It was commissioned by a group that received the draft from Dr. Jaworowski in February, 2006 and then took so long to review it that they missed the deadlines imposed […]

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Atomic Guests: CHERNOBYL: THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN?

""This column was written by Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski (Professor Emeritus of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw Poland). It was commissioned by a group that received the draft in February and then took so long to review it that they missed the deadlines imposed by traditional media outlets for publication during the “attention period” […]

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Time for a Different Approach for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng, Cuttler & Associates, Inc.

The ICRP-2005 recommendations are very similar to its 1990 recommendations. They are still based on the 50-year-old linear no threshold (LNT) hypothesis of radiation carcinogenesis (and congenital malformations), which is contradicted by the science of biology. Generally, living organisms do not respond to ionizing radiation in a linear manner in the range from 1 mGy […]

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A case for using more nuclear energy by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng

A change in our current course is appropriate in light of the projected shortage of generating capacity in Ontario and the August 14 blackout, which revealed to everyone that nothing works without electricity. The signs of an approaching energy crisis are clear as oil supply and demand move out of balance, putting increasing pressure on […]

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What Becomes of Nuclear Risk Assessment in Light of Radiation Hormesis? by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng, Cuttler & Associates, Inc.

Large-scale tests and experience with nuclear accidents demonstrate that even severe accidents expose the public to only low doses of radiation, and a century of research has demonstrated that such exposures are beneficial to health. A scientific basis for this phenomenon now exists. PRAs are valuable tools for improving plant designs, but if nuclear power […]

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The time has come for nuclear power plants

Reprinted with permission of the author. Originally printed in the Colorado Springs Gazette. By Charles Rombough, President CTR Technical Services, Inc. The president’s energy plan has called for an expanded use of nuclear power to meet our energy needs. It is refreshing that someone in authority is starting to recognize nuclear energy’s enormous benefits. The […]

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