Atomic Insights

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Atomic Insights

On Atomic Insights Blog, Rod Adams discusses energy supplies, energy technology, and energy politics from an atomic point of view.
  • What should we do with the waste?

    It’s time to declare that the default argument against nuclear energy has been proven invalid. We know how to effectively store and protect used nuclear fuel. We do it routinely. It is not unusually costly or a burden on future generations. They should be free to make their own decisions about...
  • Continuing conversation with NRC Chairman Macfarlane

    On September 11, 2014, the American Nuclear Society hosted a roundtable discussion for nuclear bloggers with Allison Macfarlane, the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The meeting was broadcast as a webinar, but there were also seats available in the conference room from which Dr. Macfarlane...
  • David MacKay asks his audience to use arithmetic to understand energy challenges

    After posting a couple of videos with Amory Lovins providing his energy mirage, several commenters indicated they would like to hear and see a different point of view. Unlike Amory, David MacKay is a physicist who likes to use real numbers and simple arithmetic to illustrate the scale of the challenge...
  • Atomic Show #223 – Diablo Saudi UAE Ukraine S Korea

    On September 7, 2014, I gathered a group of nuclear energy observers to discuss a variety of topics of interest to people who believe energy is important. We talked about Diablo Canyon’s earthquake resilience, Saudi Arabia’s interest in a rapid growth in nuclear energy production, the certification...
  • Crowd sourced analysis of a Lovins sales pitch

    I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing an Amory Lovins talk in person three times. Each time, I left the venue with the feeling that an agnostic must have had after attending an Elmer Gantry revival. The audience for two of the events should have been more skeptical — those talks were part...
  • Is it really necessary to have a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel?

    Though I have often received quizzical, almost uncomprehending looks from my type ‘A’ colleagues on submarines and in my other jobs, I’ve often been guided by a simple principal of decision-making – “If it’s too hard, quit.” Please don’t think that means...
  • Helping people understand the power grid

    Yesterday, the Institute for Energy Research launched a project to help people gain a better understanding of the electric power grid, a marvel of modern society that most people take for granted — unless its product delivery is interrupted for more than a few minutes. This information project...
  • Terrestrial Energy – Molten Salt Reactor Designed to Be Commercial Success

    There is a growing roster of innovative organizations populated by people who recognize that nuclear technology is still in its infancy. Terrestrial Energy is one of the most promising of those organization because of its combination of problem solving technology, visionary leadership, and strong focus...
  • A Veteran Blogger for Nuclear Energy Has Returned – Dan Yurman Now Publishing “Neutron Bytes”

    A familiar hand has returned to the nuclear energy information challenge. Dan Yurman who published the outstanding and popular blog titled Idaho Samizdat has published his first post on the newly created Neutron Bytes . The post, titled NRC to Spent Nuclear Fuel: Stay Put for Now discusses the recently...
  • Culture Imposed by Image Gently Carries Substantial Medical Risks

    I’ve been engaged with the struggle to counter excessive fear of radiation for many years. Since I come at the battle from a perspective of the avoided benefits of nuclear energy production resulting from the imposed fear, I have been focused on that aspect of countering radiation misinformation...
  • Radiophobia hits home

    One of the members of SARI (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information) shared a disturbing story with a happy ending. I obtained his permission to share the story more widely in hopes that others will benefit. The happy ending was a result of caregivers who listened and responded properly when provided...
  • Atomic Show #222 – How Proposed EPA CO2 Rule Rewards States for Replacing Nuclear With Gas

    On August 20, 2014, Remy DeVoe, a graduate student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee, published an earthshaking piece on ANS Nuclear Cafe titled Unintended Anti-Nuclear Consequences Lurking in the EPA Clean Power Plan . Unfortunately, there has been a bit of a delayed reaction; so...
  • Atomic Show #221 – Acting Locally

    Source: PopAtomic Studios (http://popatomic.org/memes/#/) On August 25, 2014, a group of atomic energy advocates gathered to share experiences and advice about how nuclear energy advocates can more effectively act locally. We discussed ways to find people who are interested in atomic energy, ways to...
  • Aspen Institute’s Panel Discussion on American Energy Leadership

    The above panel discussion — moderated by Coral Davenport , who is an Energy and Environment Policy Reporter for The New York Times — features three energy and policy experts. Meghan O’Sullivan is a professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. From 2004-2007...
  • Esso Italiana paid political parties for “corporate objectives” including oil vice nuclear

    In 1972, an Exxon internal audit disclosed that Esso Italiana, Exxon’s Italian subsidiary, had been making payments to Italian political parties that were tied by amount to specific corporate objectives. A congressional subcommittee conducted hearings on the matter in the summer of 1975. The...
  • API’s view of America’s Energy Future

    On January 7, 2014 — one of the coldest days in the past 20 years in Washington DC — Jack N. Gerard, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API), provided his organization’s view of the State of American Energy 2014 . He stressed the importance of American energy production...
  • More non-nuclear prescriptions from Shell

    Shell, one of the world’s largest natural gas and oil companies, is spending large sums of money creating and distributing beautifully produced propaganda aimed at convincing us all that natural gas can provide increasing supplies of clean electricity, clean heat, and clean transportation fuel...
  • Why radiation is safe and why all nations should embrace nuclear energy

    Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently published a video titled Why radiation is safe &...
  • Nuclear Energy Blog Carnival #222

    Even dedicated pro-nuclear bloggers have been known to take late summer vacations, but the calendar did not prevent the submission of a number of excellent posts to highlight in this week’s Carnival. This event circulates among the top pro-nuclear blogs, and each week it provides descriptions and...
  • Another Blogger For Nuclear Energy – Power for USA

    I was introduced to a blog today called Power for USA as a result of the following tweet: Why Wind Energy is a Bad Idea http://t.co/kqX1KE05ZA via @wordpressdotcom Such a bad bad bad idea #WarOnWind #ScottishUnreliables — S.W.A.T (@no2wind) August 16, 2014 The blog about wind...
  • Atomic Show #220 – Atoms for California

    Andrew Benson from Atoms For California contacted me last week to find out if I was interested in having a conversation about the history of nuclear energy in California, with a special focus on the history of the antinuclear movement in that trend-setting state. It sounded like a great idea for an Atomic...
  • Mike Rosen misused Edward Calabrese’s Earth Day column

    On Atomic Show #218 – Ed Calabrese – Researching Dose Response Dr. Calabrese shared some important stories about the data manipulations he had discovered relating to the establishment of the linear, no-threshold (LNT) dose response assessment. Those stories will shake the established order. Not surprisingly...
  • Atomic Show #218 – Ed Calabrese – Researching Dose Response

    Dr. Ed Calabrese is a professor of toxicology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. For the past twenty years, he has focused his research on understanding the response of a variety of organisms and tissues to a variety of chemicals and radiation as doses vary from extremely low to quite...
  • NSSA Response to BBC Article “The Ship That Totally Failed to Change the World”

    Press release N/S Savannah Association, Inc. 8/8/2014 For immediate release On July 25, 2014, BBC News Magazine published a feature piece on NS SAVANNAH entitled “The Ship That Totally Failed to Change the World.” The N/S SAVANNAH Association, Inc. was contacted during the production...
  • Armond Cohen: Looks at Lovins’s claims with questioning analysis

    A few hours ago, I posted a blog titled Amory Lovins-speak: Three misleading statements in a 15 second sound bite . That post included a video embed of Lovins presentation during a March 28, 2014 symposium sponsored by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth titled Three Mile Island 35th Anniversary...