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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CAREM – An Innovative, Small PWR

I want to tell you about a development project in Argentina that has received little attention in the nuclear industry press. Its existence demonstrates the continuing international interest in nuclear technology, even at a time when many industry observers declared that the atomic age had come and gone. CAREM ( http://www.invap.net/nuclear/carem/carem_index-e.html) is classified as a […]

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NA-YGN is Alive and Kicking

I recently had the pleasure of spending two fun filled days in Washington meeting and socializing with a group of people that goes by the rather ’90’s appellation of NA-YGN. They are young, proud, professional, “alive and kicking.” NA-YGN (North American Young Generation in Nuclear – www.na-ygn.org) is a group of dedicated professionals under the […]

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