Why am I so passionate about nuclear energy? (Fast Fission Podcast 7)

Get the MP3 Here Today is Blog Action Day 2009 and this year’s topic is Climate Change. Is man made climate change real or not?  Heck, I don’t know.  What I DO know is this: whether or not human activity is causing global warming or not, there are certain things that it just makes sense for us to be doing. We need to wean ourselves off of imported fossil fuels as our primary energy source.  Oil and gas won’t last...

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OSHA: Working in a Nuclear Plant is Safer than Office Work

An interesting article at ReliablePlant.com about safety improvements at US commercial nuclear plants after the TMI partial core meltdown 30 years ago.  Yes, the title of this article is true, but there is more: When it comes to safety, added layers of protection only enhance nuclear energy’s capability to provide clean, efficient power, with performance levels increasing steadily over time. In 2008, U.S. nuclear plants surpassed...

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Is “Pro-Nuclear” Becoming a Badge for Progressive Thinkers?

I’ve been enjoying the recent rash of pro-nuclear editorials in newspapers and other traditional media over the last several months.  I think this is a sign that momentum is building for transition from passive public support to a more active, vocal cry for more nuclear in our energy mix. Here are some examples: 5 Myths on Nuclear Energy On the comparison of nuclear power plants to atomic bombs A nuclear power plant is a...

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