The Atomic Show #127 – New Nuclear Plant Public Meetings

On February 3, 2009, I attended a public meeting regarding the future construction of North Anna Unit 3. Several of the people who attended that meeting gathered via Skype last night to share notes. I will add some more notes to this post later today, but now it is time to get ready for my…

The Atomic Show #109 – John Kotek, American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness

John Kotek, Executive Director, American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness chats with Rod Adams about the Council’s recently released jobs study. John Kotek, Executive Director, American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness and I chatted for a while about the Council’s recently released state by state study of the potential job creation in the coming Nuclear…

Building New School Energy Wells

Petroleum – that term includes oil, gas and derivatives – wells have been going dry for more than 150 years. Until now, the solution to that problem of resource depletion has been to find a new place to drill. Though there is still a lot of oil left inside the Earth, there is a significant…

Atomic Intro

My friends know me as Rod, but some of them call me Atomic. I have a habit that I want to share with you – I am a preacher of the benefits of atomic energy. I have been writing about this topic for more than a dozen years, starting on the USENET when my Internet…

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…