Initial version posted Jan 27, 2006 A recent conversation about the dangers of false claims of expertise stimulated me to revise and republish a nearly 11 … [Read More...] about Jimmy Carter never served on a nuclear submarine. Was not a nuclear engineer
A couple of days ago I mentioned a new pro-nuclear blog titled “Some Truths of Things” written by a grad student in Melbourne, Australia. In that post I also mentioned that he has written a detailed academic paper – still a work in progress, but with references and citations – that is a rebuttal to […]
One of my favorite sources of interesting commentary on the energy business is Energy Outlook. It has been on my blogroll for a long time. Here is the author’s profile: Geoffrey Styles is an energy and strategy consultant specializing in the application of scenario thinking for Fortune 500 companies and other clients. In his corporate […]
With the recent frantic coverage of the GAO’s “sting” of Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedures, the phrase “dirty bomb” is again being thrown about in the popular press. I thought it was time to make the following piece readily available in another location. You might be able to find a similar document somewhere else on […]
A friend of mine sent an email describing a new blog titled Some Truths of Things. The earliest available post on the blog introduces a detailed computation of a wonderful new unit of radiation measure called the banana dose. (Hint, if you do not like math, you probably should avoid reading this particular post.) The […]
Folks, I have been quite busy the last couple of weeks and have not gotten around to putting together another show. I has occurred to me that now would be a good time to ask – does anyone miss the regular chats about atomic topics? Let me know if you want to hear more shows.
California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore is becoming one of my heroes. Last year he tried to get the California legislature to modify the language in their state law that has effectively banned new nuclear power plant construction since 1976. That effort died in committee before ever making it to the full legislature. Now he has announced […]
There is a letter to the editor that was published on colorado.com on July 11 titled Nuclear Power: Boon or bane that needs some response. The people from Fort Collins deserve to learn from people know a more about the subject. Unfortunately, I have very limited time today. Any takers?
In an article titled Campbell eager for nuclear challenge Electric Light and Power described a personnel transition with an interesting twist. Bill Campbell moved from Entergy to TVA to become their head of nuclear operations. In that post he will be focused on operating and maintaining TVA’s existing fleet of reactors, while Ashok Bhatnagar will […]
I want to wish my country and its citizens a very happy birthday. Two hundred and thirty one years ago, some forward thinking individuals declared their independence from tyranny by signing a document whose words still resonate, even though they are sometimes either forgotten or ignored. While preparing for your picnics, softball games and fireworks […]
I have been talking for quite some time about the economic benefits of nuclear power and how it provides some great jobs for technically minded people, even if they do not want or need a college education. You can find out what some of the potential beneficiaries think by reading through the forum at http://www.weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=11723. […]
On June 19, I attended a John Edwards for President campaign event in Washington. I mentioned the event a couple of days ago and announced that I would post an Atomic Show podcast with the recorded speech and some comments about it. If you have any interest in American politics, you can find the show […]
NNadir is a popular diarist on Daily Kos. He appeared recently as a guest of The Atomic Show and has returned to interview Rod Adams about the Adams Engine(TM) As the host of The Atomic Show, I have occasionally shared some information about the Adams Engine(TM), my own design for an atomic power source that […]