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On Atomic Insights Blog, Rod Adams discusses energy supplies, energy technology, and energy politics from an atomic point of view.
  • 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...
  • Atomic Insights Radar July 20-26 2014

    It’s been a busy week, but the following stories appeared on the Atomic Insights radar and are being tracked for additional information. President Obama has revealed the names of the people that he intends to submit to the Senate for confirmation as NRC commissioners to replace the recently retired...
  • Natural gas pipeline infrastructure needs

    Platts Energy Week TV carried an important segment on July 13, 2014 discussing the need to make major investments in the US natural gas pipeline infrastructure in order to deliver new sources of gas to growing markets. Chris Newkumet from Platts talked with Don Santa of the Interstate Natural Gas Association...
  • Selfish motives for LNT assumption by geneticists on NAS BEAR I

    Dr. Edward Calabrese has published a new paper titled The Genetics Panel of the NAS BEAR I Committee (1956): epistolary evidence suggests self‐interest may have prompted an exaggeration of radiation risks that led to the adoption of the LNT cancer risk assessment model . Abstract: This paper extends...
  • Additional evidence re: nonproliferation & antinuclear alliance

    After posting Nonproliferation is a disguised antinuclear energy effort , I received the following comment via email. The author has given me permission to share it, with attribution. I know John Holdren well and this article in spot on. John does not weigh energy poverty very high and weighs nuclear...
  • Nonproliferation is a disguised antinuclear energy effort

    Credit: popatomic.org image library (meme section) I stumbled across a 1983 article titled Nuclear power and nuclear weapons: the connection is dangerous that is the clearest piece of evidence I’ve found to prove that many of the basic talking points of the nuclear nonproliferation crowd are...
  • Opportunity to use science to establish radiation standards

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments from the general public and affected stakeholders about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations. The comment period closes on August...
  • Shell Oil and Gas Company’s Perspective on Energy Future

    There was a time when the Royal Dutch Shell corporation demonstrated strong interest in nuclear energy. In 1973, it was approached by Gulf Oil Company, the owner of Gulf General Atomics, as a capital partner for an aggressive expansion program. GA had spent the better part of two decades developing...
  • UPDATE: Resolving issue of science of biological effects of low level radiation

    A couple of weeks ago, Atomic Insights published an article about an initiative by past presidents and fellows of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to encourage the organization to push for efforts to resolve the issue of the science of the biological effects of low level radiation. Part of the effort...
  • Energy politics is often more about location than party

    The Morning Consult has an intriguing article titled Map: State Energy Influence in Washington . The article briefly describes how states that produce various energy fuels have senators and congressmen that migrate to committees that affect the industry in their home territories. It also mentions the...