Here you’ll find blog posts, sometimes from guest posters, on various relevant topics.
We are all familiar with the arguments and tactics of the avowed opponents to nuclear power. However, various proponents espouse ideas, or tolerate inequities, which could prove equally detrimental to its future. Here are a few of the more toxic attitudes (classic list of ten):
Nuclear energy needs a new name to differentiate it from nuclear weapons. Besides, most energy sources are named after their fuel rather than their entire field of physics. As the field of nuclear physics has developed, it’s now time to graduate into being more specific.
While most of us think salt when we hear about sodium, the two words mean significantly different things in the context of advanced nuclear technology. This post explains the difference between salt and sodium.
Some people claim nuclear fuel is inexhaustible and circular, others say we’ll run out soon. We do the math. Turns out, it’s roughly as inexhaustible as sunlight.
CNN’s headline based on Greenpeace’s claim that releases of radiocarbon (C-14) could “Alter Human DNA” are at odds with impacts seen from natural C-14 production and historical releases
In the 1970s, Westinghouse and Newport News formed a joint venture called Offshore Power Systems to mass produce floating nuclear power plants. Vast environmental and design studies were done, the facility was constructed, and 8 full-scale gigawatt-class PWRs were authorized for production.
Notes from reading the official Atomic Energy Commission’s history from 1953 to 1961.
Commentary on Weinberg’s incredible life and advice about building the next nuclear era
Commentary on why 100% renewables actually supports anti-nuclear concepts and therefore goes against our climate goals
An in-depth view of current world energy needs and the clean energy sources we have to meet them.
Are tuna safe to eat after the Fukushima accident? Yes!
How much radiation do we encounter while flying on commercial flights?
A pro-nuclear documentary called Pandora’s Promise is out, and the backlash has predictably started. This page attempts to go through the criticism from a pro-nuclear standpoint, correcting inaccuracies while conceding the good points.
A sermon about nuclear energy
Letter to Obama from Cheng Xu