Talking Differently about the supporting infrastructure

On Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at the ANS winter meeting, there was a general session about four aspects of the supporting infrastructure that will need attention in order to successfully reestablish a vibrant nuclear plant construction effort in the United States. As has been repeated in countless articles, it has been more than three decades […]

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I need some help – What impact does H2O vapor have on the global climate?

After listening to some interesting talks yesterday about various methods of producing hydrogen as a means to reduce our dependence on fuels that release CO2 into the atmosphere, I was a bit shaken to come across the following article on BBC news – Water builds the heat in Europe. I guess I knew that water […]

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Business.Telegraph reports on Power transfer for the People

On 12 November 2005, Business.Telegraph published a story titled Power transfer for the people about the electrical power supply situation in South Africa. The story does a good job of explaining the economic and developmental reasons why Eskom is developing the PBMR. I have been following this technology project almost since it started in 1993, […]

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Hitchhiking with young nukes

As I told you in my last post, I attended the first ever Young Professionals Congress, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Career in Nuclear meeting today. The diverse group of about forty – about half of them women – nuclear professionals and students included people associated with national laboratories, universities, power plants, corporate headquarters, power […]

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This season's hot nuclear careers draw young professionals to DC meeting

I’m excited – it is time to head out for some live contact with young(er) nuclear professional. I will be covering the first-ever Young Professionals Congress, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Career in Nuclear in Washington, D. C. today. Maybe I will even capture some of the “dress for success” session on my iPod.

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MetaFilter discussion about nuclear power

Eric McErlain at NEI Nuclear Notes pointed me to an interesting discussion that is going on at MetaFilter about nuclear power in response to Judith Lewis’s article in the LA Weekly. You can find the discussion at http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/46540. I was impressed by the civil nature of the discussion and the intelligence of the comments, even […]

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Duncan Hawthorne, CEO of Bruce Power, wants to be first

In a lengthy interview, Gyle Konotopet of Ontario Business Edge uncovers Duncan Hawthorne’s long term goal. Mr. Hawthorne, the CEO of Bruce Power, and son of a Glasgow shipyard electrician wants to be the first to build a new nuclear plant in North America in a several decades. The interview discusses his long history in […]

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How I tried to stop worrying and love nuclear power by Judith Lewis

Judith Lewis has written an excellent investigative article titled “How I tried to stop worrying and love nuclear power” for LA Weekly. She apparently spent the better part of six months researching her story and talking to people all over the country from San Onofre, to Yucca Mountain, to Washington, D. C. Though I still […]

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