Time for a Different Approach for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng, Cuttler & Associates, Inc.

The ICRP-2005 recommendations are very similar to its 1990 recommendations. They are still based on the 50-year-old linear no threshold (LNT) hypothesis of radiation carcinogenesis (and congenital malformations), which is contradicted by the science of biology. Generally, living organisms do not respond to ionizing radiation in a linear manner in the range from 1 mGy […]

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A case for using more nuclear energy by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng

A change in our current course is appropriate in light of the projected shortage of generating capacity in Ontario and the August 14 blackout, which revealed to everyone that nothing works without electricity. The signs of an approaching energy crisis are clear as oil supply and demand move out of balance, putting increasing pressure on […]

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What Becomes of Nuclear Risk Assessment in Light of Radiation Hormesis? by Dr. J. M. Cuttler, P. Eng, Cuttler & Associates, Inc.

Large-scale tests and experience with nuclear accidents demonstrate that even severe accidents expose the public to only low doses of radiation, and a century of research has demonstrated that such exposures are beneficial to health. A scientific basis for this phenomenon now exists. PRAs are valuable tools for improving plant designs, but if nuclear power […]

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Atomic Energy: Powerful Job Generator

It is easy to find recent news stories describing the effects of high energy prices on the world’s economy. A more challenging task is finding articles or analysis describing effective alternatives to watching increasing quantities of money flow from energy consumers and to energy suppliers. A large portion of this torrent of cash is flowing […]

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Rooting for the Underdog: Small Nations Often Need Atomic Power

It made my day to watch the lowly Florida Marlins beat the 26 time “World Champion” New York Yankees. I nearly wept when the mighty Notre Dame football team kicked a last second field goal to squeak out a victory over Navy for the 39th time in a row. I cheered madly when the American […]

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Ike Was Right: We Need Atoms for Peace

Imagine how different the world political stage would be if oil was just another commodity instead of being seen as THE vital ingredient in the world’s economy. Whole power structures and economic arrangements would shift dramatically. No longer would we be treated to the spectacle of democratically elected leaders groveling to despots that just happen […]

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Ask Atomic: Can fission by-products make steam?

On occasion, people write to Atomic Insights with questions whose answers might be beneficial to a number of other people. We will be sharing some of those questions and responses with you in the Ask Atomic section of the publication.John Mahler holds an almost invisible, but extremely important job. He is in charge of the […]

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The time has come for nuclear power plants

Reprinted with permission of the author. Originally printed in the Colorado Springs Gazette. By Charles Rombough, President CTR Technical Services, Inc. The president’s energy plan has called for an expanded use of nuclear power to meet our energy needs. It is refreshing that someone in authority is starting to recognize nuclear energy’s enormous benefits. The […]

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