Media Misses the Mark on North Korean Nukes

Fast Fission Podcast #14 – MP3 File I awoke this morning to news reports that North Korea has once again resumed their production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. I suspect that’s no real surprise to anyone who pays attention to such things. After all, they threw IAEA inspectors out this spring and told the world of their plans. All of the major news outlets carried the story, and virtually every one reported that the North Koreans...

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“What nuclear waste problem?” (TWiN Podcast 77)

Get the MP3 Here Download printable version here I have a family member that I love dearly and have an infinite amount of respect for.  She is a fantastic mother, a caring person, respected in her chosen profession, and a good friend.  She would do anything she could to help someone in need.  When we first met she was strongly opposed to nuclear energy.  Over the years we have discussed it from time to time and I’ve had some influence...

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More Nuclear Regulations with No Added Safety Benefit (Fast Fission Podcast 8)

Get the MP3 Here The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue regulations making it a Federal crime to introduce explosives into facilities and installations containing nuclear materials.  The new rules go into affect in April 2010 and specify fines of up to $5,000 and jail time up to one year for anyone who “willfully” introduces firearms or explosives into a facility regulated by the NRC.  The...

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Saber Rattling & Iran’s Nuclear Program (TWiN Podcast 75)

Get the MP3 File Here News outlets around the world were buzzing last week when Iran announced in a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it has built a second nuclear fuel enrichment facility deep under a mountain near the city of Qom.  The UN security council appeared outraged and the US government claimed it has known of the facility for “some time.” There continues to be deep disagreement between Iran and...

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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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