Partnership forming to invest in ACR's

Recent government discussions in Ontario about future energy supplies have indicated a significant interest in building new nuclear power plants. Ontario has a growing power demand due to an increasing population, but it also has a strong desire to eliminate the need to burn coal to supply that power. In the past, Atomic Energy of […]

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The Atomic Show #007 (MP3 – 14.5MB – 42min)

Shane and Rod talk about some announcements related to new nuclear power plant construction in the US, South Korea, and Bulgaria. We also move off topic on occasion and touch on the following subjects: The Dupic process of recycling nuclear fuel from a pressurized water reactor into a CANDU reactor Recycling fruit waste into rabbit […]

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Episode number 7 of The Atomic Show is available

The Atomic Show episode 7 talks about several announcements related to new nuclear power plant projects, and it also digresses in to discussions about The Dupic process of recycling nuclear fuel from a pressurized water reactor into a CANDU reactor Recycling fruit waste into rabbit food and back to fruit tree fertilizer Milorganite Safety improvements […]

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Smoking gun – part 2 (Direct anti-nuclear political comment from coal supporter)

Back on 14 January 2006, I posted a comment titled “Smoking gun – part 1″ in which I told you that I would be on the look out for nuclear opposition that can be directly tied to the desires of competitive industries to maintain their market share. Though there is enough circumstantial evidence out there […]

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Nuclear financing is not "impossible"

Dave Erickson blogs at Re/Action on Climate Protection. Dave makes it clear in his blog description that he is speaking for himself in this forum and is not representing the Climate Protection Campaign. Recently, he has posted several comments about energy economics that make it pretty clear that he likes wind, tolerates coal, and believes […]

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Palm Beach columnist a reluctant nuclear supporter

The Palm Beach Post published a column by Jac Wilder VerSteeg on March 16, 2006 titled Nuclear power takes on new glow. The columnist talks about a variety of energy sources and their risks and almost reluctantly concludes Like everyone else who remembers Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, I am not blind to the environmental […]

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The Atomic Show #006 (MP3 – 15.8MB – 46min)

Shane and Rod provide a different take on a current debate regarding the use of enriched uranium. There is a notion among a certain kind of politically educated person that the only valid use of enriched uranium is to produce weapons that can be used to assure mutual destruction. Rod and Shane explain that enriched […]

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The Atomic Show #005 (MP3 – 13.9MB – 40min)

Shane and I chat about types of radiation, ways to measure radiation, normal background levels of radiation, the health effects of low level radiation, and the variation in normal background radiation around the world. We talk about tritium exit lights, radium dial watches, cloud chambers, and geiger counters. Have a listen and tell us what […]

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NGO's do not like Europe's energy research plans

A number of non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) have begun registering their disapproval of a European energy research program that they claim unfairly treats nuclear energy separately and provides an unjustifiably larger budget for that research when compared to all other energy sources. According to an article titled NGOs attack EU nuclear research funding Friends of the […]

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