The Atomic Show #136 – Jack Tuohy, Executive Director, American Nuclear Society

Jack Tuohy is the Executive Director of the American Nuclear Society. We talked about his goals for the organization, his experiences as a first responder at Three Mile Island and his desire to help nuclear professionals develop their expertise.

Other topics discussed during our conversation include:

TMI regulation changes as good for nuclear industry

Engineers as businessmen

Alternative financing for emerging nuclear businesses

Making industry vibrant and respected

Early confusion over anti-nuclear movement, young and inexperienced in recognizing what was going on.

Straightforward guy, did not appreciate the tactics of the other side, engineers tend to be direct and do not try to work an angle

Anti-nuclear attitudes seem to be almost a religion, practitioners will not be convinced otherwise.

It is almost analogous to a conversion from one religion to another to get them to change their mind.

Ownership and passion versus religious fervor.

Story about his attendance at Sierra Club meeting one year after 9-11 – tactics of fear.


The Atomic Show #135 – Tom Sanders – President, American Nuclear Society

Tom Sanders took office as the President of the American Nuclear Society on June 18, 2009. Rod Adams spoke with him on the day before. Tom explained his goals for the year, the importance of nuclear technology to national security and the enthusiasm that he has for “right-sized” reactors.

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Five Atomic Geek Lunch at ANS Meeting

I am in Atlanta, GA for the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting. Though the use of Twitter, email and face to face communications, five active atomic geeks with web presences got together for lunch. We had a wide ranging conversation that only true geeks could love. People at the table included: John Wheeler – This […]

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