Dave Roberts says he found "The final nail in the pro-nuclear argument"

I found another interesting post titled The final nail in the pro-nuclear argument by my old “friend”, Dave Roberts over on Gristmill. (See Interesting discussions on Grist for links to our last discussion.) Of course, I could not let Dave forget that there are people who disagree with his stance against nuclear power, so I […]

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Senator Inhofe – Please continue your efforts to improve the NRC's risk informed approach

My good friend Eric McErlain at NEI Nuclear Notes pointed me to an excellent op-ed piece by a new hero of mine – Senator James Inhofe. (Go to NEI Nuclear Notes: Senator Inhofe Has His Eye on the NRC for Eric’s article.) The original op-ed piece is available at Expanding nuclear energy is a move […]

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PBMR Update – 7 June 2006

Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online has an interesting report titled Govt to tighten oversight role on state-owned entities that includes a discussion about Eskom’s plans for capital investments. These investments are designed to make up for what is described as a decade or more of under investment in basic infrastructure. The plan, as described to […]

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NS Savannah – Engineering Management and Oversight RFP

On May 12, 2006, the Maritime Administration issued a Request for Proposals for an Engineering, Management and Oversight services contract for the radiological decommissioning of the NS Savannah. I highly recommend a visit to the RFP site for the most up to date information on one of the most historically significant ships of the 20th […]

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How much? – The importance of doing the math

In my day job, I often get frustrated by people that avoid doing math. My particular area of interest there is network and server capacity questions – there are senior people that do not understand that putting something on a server somewhere does not make it instantly available to an organization with more than 600,000 […]

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The Atomic Show #017 (MP3 – 12.2MB – 36min)

Shane and I decided to try to stick our American noses into Australia’s growing conversation about whether or not to enter into the nuclear power business as more than just a supplier of 25% of the world’s yellowcake uranium, the raw material that is refined and manufactured into fuel elements for nuclear power plants. We […]

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Island power – The Okinawa Experience

A recent article in the Saipan Tribune by Liberty Dones titled Power supply stability: The Okinawa experience provides an excellent summary of the efforts by one fairly large island group to diversify its power supply fuel mix. Once almost totally dependent on burning oil in diesel generators, Okinawa now produces more than 70% of its […]

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Atomic Rod talks with Paige and Gretchen on The Mommycast

Shane was on vacation last week, so I took the opportunity to do an interview with the engaging ladies from the Mommycast. The episode where I was the guest is titled “Commander Adams!”. I think it turned out pretty well – Paige and Gretchen are always entertaining and seem to genuinely enjoy talking with people […]

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Jeremy Rifkin talks about The Hydrogen Economy

Last night (May 22, 2006) I had the opportunity to listen to Jeremy Rifkin, the author of The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth. The talk was hosted by The DoD Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Office of Force Transformation as […]

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