Small Reactors May Reduce Combat Casualties

This Week in Nuclear #79 – MP3 File A Special note from John Wheeler: Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States – the day we stop to reflect about the men and women of our armed forces, to acknowledge their many sacrifices, and to thank them for their service to our country. The day holds special significance for me personally because of the many, many members of my family and close friends who are currently serving in the...

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Small Reactors & a Nuclear Vacation

Download the mp3 File Here Listen online here I am about to head out on a little adventure that I’ll tell you more about in a few minutes.  My bags are packed and I need to be out the door in 55 minutes. We may be seeing the early beginnings of a fundamental shift in the commercial nuclear industry away from the one-size-fits-all approach where bigger is better.  In the last few weeks there have been some interesting developments...

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Small Reactor Licensing – A Letter to the NRC

The NRC is considering a change to their fee structure for small reactors, and invited public comment.  Here is a copy of the letter I sent. Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff Subject:  Comments on the Proposed Changes to Licensing Fees for Small Reactors To Whom It May Concern: I graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering.  I...

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