The Richmond-Times Dispatch hosted a debate on November 15, 2011 titled Public Square: The debate over nuclear energy in Va.. Since I recently moved to Virginia specifically because of nuclear energy, I figured that attending the debate was a good way to invest my time. Aside: . I am one of several hundred people who […]
I remain baffled about why so many people who consider themselves to be political liberals fight the use of nuclear energy. It is not only an emission-free, reliable, low cost power source with a demonstrated record of safety, it is also a source of some excellent, career employment at wages that allow people to raise […]
One of my favorite jokes about the difference between scientists and engineers is the one in which a scientist and an engineer are both put into a room with a pot of gold on the other side. They are given the rules of the challenge – the gold will be given to the person who […]
The Columbia Journalism Review has published an article titled A Frustrating AP Series on Nuclear Safety that analyses the four part series of “investigative” reports published during June of 2011. Here is an example quote from the article: But the AP series, while it tackles a critically important public policy issue, suffers from lapses in […]
Ray has released Chapter 6 of the Shoreham saga. Unlike some filmmakers, he has allowed plenty of time for even slow readers to fully read the front matter on this chapter, so either be patient or skip ahead to about minute 1:20 to watch the action start. The stars in this section include Harvey Wasserman, […]
If you have a young person in your life who loves a good page turner with colorful illustrations, I highly recommend placing an order for future delivery of Nuclear Power: How A Nuclear Power Plant Really Works by Amelia Frahm.
At about 2:22 Eastern Daylight Time a journalist sent me a brief email to inform me that Dr. Jaczko had just told the House Energy and Commerce committee that the fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 was dry. I had just read a status report that indicated that the temperature in that pool as […]
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 […]