Gene Karpinski is wrong about nuclear power's prospects and acceptability

Mr. Gene Karpinski is the President of the League of Conservation Voters, based in Washington, DC. He is excited about the prospects for changes in governmental attitudes toward environmental issues that have arisen from the recent congressional elections. He was interviewed by Bruce Gellerman of Living on Earth on January 5, 2007. Here is the […]

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Asean states very interested in nuclear power plants

TodayOnline.com, a web version of a compact daily newspaper published in Singapore, posted a story on 6 January 2007 titled The atom calls to KL, Jakarta that provides some information about the atomic power plant plans for Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, all of which are located in southeast Asia and […]

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Rod Adams debates Doug La Follette (Wisconsin Secretary of State)

The 28 December 2006 episode of the G’Day World Podcast features a debate about nuclear energy and human population control between Doug La Follette (Wisconsin Secretary of State) and me, Rod Adams, the host of The Atomic Show and author of Atomic Insights. Please have a listen and consider whose vision of the world’s future […]

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The Atomic Show #043 – Prof. Wade Allison – The Dangers of Radiation Safety Rules

Professor Wade Allison recently gave a lecture to his Oxford colleagues titled “How dangerous is ionizing radiation”. He has concluded that excessively restrictive rules are more dangerous than the radiation. On Wednesday, 27 December, I woke up bright and early so that I could have a chat with Professor Wade Allison, who teaches physics at […]

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The Atomic Show #042 – Westinghouse-China, US-India, Fresno Nuclear

Business opportunities in the nuclear industry continue to grow. Shane and I discuss the Westinghouse-China deal, the US-India nuclear supply agreement, and Fresno Nuclear Group. After many years of relative calm, the nuclear business is heating up in many different areas of the world. Opportunities continue to grow, so Shane and I talk about some […]

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Atomic Show 42 – Westinghouse-China, US-India, Fresno Nuclear Group

On show 42, Shane Brown and I talk about some of the new business developments in the nuclear industry. There are large and growing opportunities for employment and the two recent deals signed between US organizations and potentially huge customers – China and India – are just two of the topics that we decided were […]

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New coal ash landfill project in Minnesota

The Energy Central Network published a story on 20 December titled Ash landfill proposal moves forward. According to the article, Xcel Energy received permission to study the environmental impacts of opening a new landfill to store the ash produced at the Allen S. King power plant in Oak Park Heights, MN. The current ash landfill […]

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Areva issues profit warning

The Financial Times – as reported by MSNBC.msn.com – is reporting that Areva will post sharply lower profits in 2006 compared to 2005. A big contribution to the lowered estimates are increased provisions for delays and increased costs at Olkiluoto 3, its first ever European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) construction project in Finland. While I know […]

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Opportunity to express your nuclear opinion – Is nuclear energy "clean"? Yes or No?

There is a quick poll in operation at the Global Network of Environment & Technology (GNET) web site that is asking the following question: “Can nuclear-based energy be considered “clean” since the reactors don’t emit the pollution or greenhouse gases of coal-burning plants?” I have already cast my vote, but the early results indicate that […]

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The Atomic Show #041 – Food Irradiation

Food irradiation can prevent food borne illness caused by microorganisms like eColi. Shane and Rod discuss the technology, motivation, and controversy surrounding the application. It is possible to almost completely eliminate a number of different pathogens from food by treating that food with exposure to electron or gamma radiation. The process is approved by the […]

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