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Too Hot to Touch – Matt Wald’s review of new book on nuclear waste issue
Matt Wald of the New York Times recently reviewed a new book on America’s nuclear waste storage saga titled Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste. Aside: Sadly, Matt’s post was one of the last posts ever published on Green, which just announced its demise due to budget...
Sat, Mar 2 2013
Atomic Show #194 – What do you do with the waste?
The first Atomic Show of 2013 is a geeky, chemistry laden discussion aimed at helping to answer the question that many people who fight nuclear energy try to use as their trump card “What do you do with the waste.” It often makes their head spin or makes them put their fingers into their...
Mon, Jan 7 2013
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...
Tue, Jun 12 2012
TEDx New England – Nuclear entrepreneurs aiming to use waste for fuel
Two young graduate students describe their plans to develop something called the Waste Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor (WAMSR). The biggest applause line in the talk was the following: Right now in the world there are about 270,000 metric tons of high level waste that exists. We can take that waste...
Wed, Nov 16 2011
What do you do with the waste? – Kirk Sorensen’s answers
Gordon McDowell, the film maker who produced Thorium Remix, has released some additional mixes of material gathered for that production effort. One in particular is aimed at those people whose main concern about using nuclear energy is the often repeated question “What do you do with the waste...
Thu, Oct 13 2011
Fast reactor advocates throw down gauntlet to MIT authors
Near the end of 2010, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a summary of a report titled The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle as part of its MIT Energy Initiative. The complete report was released a few months ago. The conclusions published that report initiated a virtual firestorm of reaction...
Sun, Jul 24 2011
House committee report sharply critical of passive aggressive “decision” on Yucca
The US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has released a report of its findings on the politically motivated budgetary maneuvers that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko employed to starve his own staff of the funds required to complete their legally mandated review of the DOE...
Thu, Jun 9 2011
Joe Romm's Emotionally Charged Anti-Nuclear Pitch at Huffington Post
Joe Romm, an Amory Lovins protege and strongly partisan anti-nuclear activist who claims to be concerned about climate change, has published an emotionally charged diatribe at HuffingtonPost.com against the very idea that the US Senate included emission-free nuclear power in its list of clean energy...
Tue, Feb 3 2009
Tactical Use of Deceptive NIMBY Actions
A recent story by Emily Lambert in Forbes titled Nimby Wars caught my eye while doing some dead tree reading. (I confess; I have subscriptions to a fairly large number of print publications and sometimes leave my computer screen to read them.) The story is about an experienced political operative with...
Sun, Feb 1 2009
If the Planet is in Peril - Why Are the Biggest Doomsayers So Focused on the "Cost" of Nuclear Power?
On January 28, 2009, the Senate Foreign Relations committee invited former Vice President Al Gore in to testify about global climate change at its first major policy related hearing of the current Congress. Through the amazing tool of C-span video, I watched and listened carefully to the entire hearing...
Fri, Jan 30 2009
Nuclear "Waste" versus Fossil Waste - comment on Daily Source Code 767
On the June 10, 2008 episode of the Daily Source Code, Atomic Rod (that's me) payed a visit to rant about the fact that we have been conditioned to consider nuclear waste as an unsolvable problem while we have also been conditioned to simply accept and deal with the deadly waste products that spew...
Wed, Jun 11 2008
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