Category Archives: Nuclear Issues

What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it

There’s an excellent article (from AP) about the detritus in New Mexico from early bomb production there that still presents hazards; here’s the link at Forbes (it’s also on Huffpost, SFGate, and many others): “Los Alamos under renewed environmental scrutiny”: … Continue reading

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UPDATED – comment on Sun Sentinel article “Design planned for new Florida nukes OKed as criticism intensifies” by Julie Patel

UPDATE:  Julie Patel has corrected the article.  On a Saturday morning, yet!  Thanks very much to her for that. [I entered the comment below electronically on the Sun Sentinel’s website in the space provided for comments, but it has not … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor, Tribune Review re: AP1000 Design

  To: The Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Regarding your story on Friday, September 30th, 2011 (“Westinghouse: Proposed nuclear reactor’s building safe”) in which you refer to a news release from environmental groups:  The news release from the environmental group provides links … Continue reading

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Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?

Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?.

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Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?

I listened to Kirk Sorenson’s TED talk on thorium-fueled molten salt reactors and was pretty intrigued, even impressed. I prefer ingenious use of solar such as integrating electricity-generating solar cells into buildings, clothing, backpacks, furniture, and so on       … Continue reading

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On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th, 2011)

On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th, 2011). I’ve updated this post, replacing the last paragraph with the following: UPDATE September … Continue reading

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On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th & 30th, 2011)

16 September 2011 This post is to tell you what has happened so far since August 16th, 2011.  That was the day that I made a presentation to the NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)’s Subcommittee on the AP1000 … Continue reading

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