A Report on the RSH Symposium on the Medical Benefits of Low Dose Radiation

Reprinted with permission of the author by Dr. Jerry Cuttler, Cuttler and Associates A symposium on this subject was held in Washington, November 15, near the ANS/ENS Winter Meeting. It was sponsored by Radiation, Science and Health (RSH), an international non-profit organization, and the Center for Nuclear Technology and Society at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), […]

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A Vision for Nuclear Power

In 1984, Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh, starting what became a tsunami in the computing world. No longer were screens limited to displaying cryptic messages that only a geek could love. Instead, the new Mac displayed a welcoming “Hello” rendered in cursive writing large enough to fill the tiny, high-resolution screen. With the pleasant greeting […]

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The United States Should Lead the Way by Michael Fox

As a scientist whose career includes the management of a plutonium laboratory, I am keenly aware of the many attributes of plutonium. Over the years I have also learned that advice from nuclear critics about plutonium is consistently unreliable. The critics are again offering unreliable information to the Secretary of Energy about the disposition of […]

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Why Throw Away a Priceless Resource by Theodore Rockwell

In a press release carefully coordinated with mass internet mailings to all the old anti-technology political action groups, Nader’s well-funded Critical Mass organization tries to create the impression of “a growing coalition of national, international and grassroots groups” joined by “many scientists, experts and the public.” But there is nothing spontaneous or grass-rootsy about this […]

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Quoted Press Release Anti-MOX Coalition Statement

Please note: This press release is directly quoted from the listed organizations. It does not in any way reflect the position of Atomic Energy Insights or Adams Atomic Engines, Inc. ******* CRITICAL MASS ENERGY PROJECT ******* Nuclear Power Reactor Fuel GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH MILITARY PRODUCTION NETWORK NUCLEAR CONTROL INSTITUTE NUCLEAR […]

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Plutonium: Valuable Fuel or Costly Waste?

For more than forty years, the United States and the Soviet Union built nuclear weapons and aimed them at each other’s heartlands. The process of building those weapons was expensive in strict monetary terms and in terms of sacrificing investments in more productive enterprises. Now, however, the confrontational attitude between the two countries has been […]

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Letter from the Editor Plutonium Politics Leads To Unusual Logic

On December 9, 1996, the United States Department of Energy issued a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that advocated an investigation of two possible alternatives for handling plutonium from decommissioned nuclear weapons. One option is to combine the plutonium with uranium to produce mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel that can be used in conventional nuclear reactor plants. The […]

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Sources for Atomic Energy Insights Oct/Nov 1996 (PM-3A)

Sources for Atomic Energy Insights Oct/Nov 1996 (PM-3A) Foster, M. E.,Jones, G. M., History of the PM-3A Nuclear Power Plant McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity, Port Hueneme, CA Final Operating Report for PM-3A Nuclear Power Plant, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Prepared by U. S. Naval Nuclear Power Unit, P. O. Box 96 […]

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Valuable Tool for Antarctic Research or Costly Waste?

Before the discovery of nuclear fission, the only power source capable of supplying reliable electrical energy in remote locations was a combustion engine. Because of its compact nature compared to a coal fired steam engine, the internal combustion engine was the power system of choice. When engineers realized that a fission power plant could operate […]

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A Question of Economics: The Answer Depends on the Assumptions

In 1970, President Nixon affirmed that the United States had long term objectives in the Antarctic regions and consolidated responsibility for management and funding of all Antarctic operations under the National Science Foundation. According to the new arrangement, the NSF was to take over the funding of PM-3A as of July 1, 1972. At the […]

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How Clean is Clean? Blasting Out Frozen Soil

The final disposition of the soil was to spread it out on the ground and cover it with asphalt, turning the expensively gathered Anarctic soil into a parking lot that continues to serve the sailors at Port Hueneme, California. After the decision was made to decommission the PM-3A, the Naval Nuclear Power Unit began planning […]

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