I’ve been on the road this week and haven’t had much time to study current events in Japan. I have been thinking about and talking with folks about some of the reactions around the world regarding Nuclear Power. The one most people are still buzzing about is Angela Merkel’s decision to abandon nuclear power in … Read more
Across the street from me when I was a little girl, there lived a witch. She and her husband lived in their house and I was sure they buried bodies in the flowerbed. That’s what all my friends said and I believed them. If our ball went into their yard, we all dared each other … Read more
Even when one looks at the impacts of Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island, nuclear energy is one of the safest and cleanest forms of electricity production on the planet. I am proud to be a part of that industry.
During the past two weeks, life in my household has gone a little crazy. It all started after the earthquake in Japan and as the nuclear plants at Fukushima Dai ichi began to have trouble staying adequately cooled. I spend some time on line with a group of relatively like-minded individuals and they were lamenting … Read more
Many of you know that I have spent much of the past weeks communicating about the nuclear power plants in Japan and their struggles to manage their situation. At one point, I was talking to a producer for one of the networks, prior to being interviewed on the air. I told the woman that one … Read more
Guest blogging on the ANS Nuclear Cafe Export Control Reform When I was a young engineer, I spent some time developing software for use by other engineers. One old geezer (probably in his 40s back then) told me that whatever I did, I should avoid “spaghetti code” in my work. What in the world is … Read more
As I was working with some clients and friends of the nuclear industry, I realized that the alphabet soup of organizations associated with the industry can be confusing. To help to remedy the problem, I’ve started a simple spreadsheet with a list of acronyms, organization names, website links (where available), what role they play and … Read more
Just posted on The Energy Collective about INPO. Go here to check it out.
On August 24th, Mr. Lochbaum posted a story on the Union of Concerned Scientists website about an event in 1988, then proceeded to link it to a 2005 event at a different plant and makes the case that the nuclear industry is filled with screw-ups and near misses. You can read the original article here. … Read more
This is a reprint of an article written for SAM group. The first article was an overview of nuclear power. The last time I wrote here, I filled up my space with an explanation of the basics of nuclear power technology. I left with a cliffhanger on what to do with spent fuel. I was … Read more