The importance of "capacity to produce"

On April 8, 2006 the TimesOnline published a short, thought provoking article titled World ‘cannot meet oil demand’, written by Carl Mortished. The article focuses on information provided by Christophe de Margerie, head of exploration for Total. According to M de Margerie, the important fact that is missing when commentators and others talk about energy […]

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PBMR Update – 7 April 2006

The South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) remains on track to begin construction in September of 2007. According to Tom Ferreira, the project communications manager, the first plant should be operational by 2010. A large portion of the construction and component development is being contracted to local South African firms in an effort to […]

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The Atomic Show #010 (MP3 – 16MB – 46min)

Shane and I talk about the amazing employment prospects for nuclear trained people and for those people willing to learn more about the technology. In general terms, we discuss some of the areas where the third generation nuclear plants that are likely to be constructed have been improved over existing nuclear power plants. We also […]

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Australia and China sign uranium supply agreement

The BBC is reporting this morning that Australia has signed an agreement with China to supply approximately 20,000 tons of uranium each year under the condition that the Australian uranium will not be used in the Chinese nuclear weapons program. At current world prices of about $35 per pound (USD), the deal is worth about […]

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Aiken business leaders say – Please, In MY Back Yard

Aiken, South Carolina is a gentile southern city with amazing golf courses, public gardens, a superior school system and many other fine amenities that make it an excellent place to live and raise a family. It is also a place where a group of business organizations have gotten together to convince the federal government that […]

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The Atomic Show #009 (MP3 – 11.1MB – 32min)

Shane and Rod talk about a new nuclear research project that has been designated at HT3R – pronounced “heater”. It is a 10-25 MW thermal reactor with a closed cycle helium turbine. The project is a partnership between General Atomics, the University of Texas Permian Basin, and Thorium Power. The pre-conceptual design agreement was signed […]

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Why is "waste" such a large topic WRT nuclear energy

When I get into conversations with people that dislike the use of nuclear power, it never takes long before they ask the often heard question “What about the waste?” As anyone that has ever really looked around the world and visited industrial facilities, it is pretty obvious that most human creative activity produces waste materials […]

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