IB Times – Covering a 300 person protest of nuclear plant restart

It is difficult to organize pronuclear rallies because happy, prosperous, employed people can rarely be bothered to get out on the street, shout and shake signs. However, Meredith Angwin and Howard Shaffer have done a pretty fair job of organizing some interesting pronuclear rallies in Vermont, but they have generally received just local coverage. It […]

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The fix is in – Macfarlane will be confirmed, despite lack of ANY technical or management experience

I just finished watching the archived video of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nominations of Dr. Allison Macfarlane to be a Commissioner and Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Kristine Svinicki to serve an additional five year term as a Commissioner. It was disheartening to see that the Senate’s […]

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Transcript of Atomic Show #61 – Allison Macfarlane, Atomic Agnostic (June 15, 2007)

On June 13, 2012, Allison Macfarlane will be a witness in her confirmation hearing as a new commissioner and the prospective Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Kristine Svinicki will also be a witness in her quest to be confirmed for a second term as a commissioner. In June 2007, I had the opportunity […]

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How will falling petroleum prices affect US shale play production “boom”

North Dakota recently passed Alaska as the second leading oil producing state in the United States. It boasts one of the lowest unemployment totals in the nation, a fact that is driven by the state’s small population and very large job of building the infrastructure required to extract oil from the Bakken shale formation. That […]

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Pronuclear environmentalists present to 100 curious citizens in Walkerville, SA

I am running a little late this morning, so I do not have a new post for you. Instead, I would like to recommend that you spend a few minutes reading Walking the talk- pro-nuclear advocates stand together at Ben Heard’s Decarbonise SA. It is an important report about an event where four pronuclear environmentalists […]

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Virginia Uranium – Waiting Patiently to Create 325 Family Wage Jobs In Southside

My wife has known for many years that I have rather eclectic tastes in tourist destinations, but even with that history, she gave me a rather odd look when I suggested that we spend my day off by driving to Chatham to visit Virginia Uranium. When I pointed out how close Chatham is to our […]

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Congressman Markey attacks NRC Inspector General; expect its Jaczko report within days

I’ve noticed an interesting pattern. A day or two before something negative about Dr. Greg Jaczko is released to the press, Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) goes on the offensive against the source providing the negative news. It happened on December 9, 2011. On that day, Congressman Markey released a report that was harshly critical of […]

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Brief summary of recent natural gas price history

Natural gas prices are volatile. Their price pattern can generate large fortunes. The volatile pattern can also generate painful bankruptcies for those on the wrong side of the bet. People who bet on those prices need to recognize the risk. Most people assume that power generators who are planning to meet demand in the next […]

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Greg Jaczko – Lame Duck Press Conference At Nuclear Energy Assembly

I had the opportunity to attend the Nuclear Energy Assembly held in Charlotte, NC during the period from May 21-23. Dr. Gregory Jaczko submitted his resignation as the Chairman of the NRC on May 21, but he did not change his plans to address the annual nuclear industry gathering on May 23. Following that talk, […]

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Whose permission is needed to operate important facilities?

By Cal Abel At some point the lights will go out in New York. This kerfuffle over Jazcko and his replacement is indicative of a major effort to attack those who support nuclear power over “safety”. The people who oppose the use of nuclear energy attack those of us who understand it the best and […]

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Is there a war on fossil fuels going on? Will it reduce fossil fuel consumption?

According to this Wall Street Journal interview with Charlie Drevna, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, the Obama Administration has been waging war on fossil fuels. Mr. Drevna also claims that the US could double its oil and natural gas production in just ten years. M. King Hubbert would beg to differ with that prediction. I […]

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Radioactive Tuna versus Chemical Aftermath

In the past few days, both ad-supported commercial media and the social media universe have been filled with stories about how scientists on the US West coast were able to find traces of radioactive cesium and could conclusively link that cesium to the material released from the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Just in case you […]

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