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On Atomic Insights Blog, Rod Adams discusses energy supplies, energy technology, and energy politics from an atomic point of view.
  • 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...
  • Amory Lovins-speak: Three misleading statements in a 15 second sound bite

    I had the opportunity to be in the audience during the above talk. You might notice my impolite interjections; I have often been accused of being very poor at hiding my real reactions and feelings. There is a reason why I stopped playing poker during game nights on the USS Stonewall Jackson. I was losing...
  • Amory Lovins continues Sowing Confusion About Renewable and Nuclear Energy

    On August 5, 2014, Amory Lovins published a commentary on Forbes.com titled Sowing Confusion About Renewable Energy . He was responding to an opinion piece published in the July 26, 2014 issue of The Economist that was based on a working paper titled The Net Benefits of Low and No-Carbon Electricity...
  • Discussing nuclear energy in Australia

    On August 5, 2014, Professor Barry Brook, Ian Hore-Lacy and Professor Ken Balwin chatted with ABC [Australian Broadcast Corporation] 666 morning host Genevieve Jacobs about nuclear energy. Each member of the panel provided a brief statement and then there was a lengthy question and answer period lasting...
  • Shell’s future scenarios ignore nuclear energy

    One of the reasons I am so certain that hydrocarbon producers dislike the idea of competing with nuclear energy is the fact that their ads, stockholder communications, and predictions of future energy supply scenarios virtually ignore nuclear energy. They apparently hope that it will go away long enough...
  • Why does conventional wisdom ignore hormesis?

    By Bill Sacks and Greg Meyerson What we are about to say flies in the face of the conventional wisdom. There is no automatic reason for anyone to believe or trust our comments, so we provide some sources at the end that allow the reader to do further investigation. And for the sake of brevity we will...
  • SARI Comment on EPA’s ANPR for 40 CFR 190

    On February 4, 2014, the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) asking for interested stakeholders to review and provide comments and information about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Standards for Uranium Fuel Cycle Facilities . The comment period...
  • NRC Commissioner Candidates Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran

    The Obama Administration, under the direction of influential Senators, has provided the names of two people to fill vacancies on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. One of the vacancies exists already; Commissioner Apostolakis, a renowned expert in the field of nuclear reactor safety and probabilistic...