Nuclear Power

News Updates from ANS, Third Way

February 10, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear Industry News

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) introduced the Nuclear in the States Toolkit, Version 1.0 at a media event in Washington, D.C. The toolkit catalogs policies related to new and existing nuclear reactors for state policymakers to consider as they draft their Clean Power Plan compliance strategies.[read more]

Enough Tritium for Almost a Million Liters at 8,000,000 pCi/L

February 10, 2016 by Rod Adams

Nuclear and Tritium

Sometime between June 24, 2015 and January 21, 2016, a building remodeling project in Steamboat Springs, CO resulted in the loss of 7.5 curies of tritium. A reasonable guess is that the container holding the tritium was tossed into a construction debris dumpster and carted off to a local landfill.[read more]

Canada Makes Big Decisions to Further Strengthen its Commitment to Nuclear Power

February 8, 2016 by Milton Caplan

Canada Nuclear Policy

When we think about nuclear power around the world these days, two things come to mind – the rapid growth in Asia led by China fueling the industry forward, and the challenges facing the industry in the west with some plants closing early in the USA and new build projects in Europe being delayed.[read more]

Save Diablo Canyon So It Can Continue to Supply Massive Quantities of Clean Power

February 8, 2016 by Rod Adams

Diablo Canyon

California has one of the most confusing energy policies in the country. Though it loudly proclaims itself as an environmental leader, with some of the most strict air and water pollution regulations in the world, it has a state law that prevents consideration of new nuclear power plants.[read more]

India Takes Another Step Toward Deals With U.S. Nuclear Vendors

February 8, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear India and American Partners

In a step towards opening its market to the nuclear reactors vendors of western nations, India recently finally signed off on to an international agreement on liability for damages in the event of a nuclear accident. The action has been pending since 2007.[read more]

Bipartisan Support for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

February 7, 2016 by Rod Adams

Nuclear and Third Way

Third Way bills itself as a centrist think tank that is not satisfied with just thinking; they take action that gets results. The Jan 27th Advanced Nuclear Summit and Showcase provided an excellent example of Third Way’s ability to seek common ground among people from both major political parties in the United States.[read more]

The UK Plans to Become a Global Center for Small Nuclear Reactors. Can it Succeed?

February 4, 2016 by Dan Yurman

UK and the Nuclear Industry

In addition to its plans for building four huge nuclear power stations, the UK government has also announced it wants to become a global Centre for the development and manufacturing of small modular reactors. This blog post assesses the UK’s plans and concludes that it could succeed, maybe.[read more]

Atomic Show #249 – All-Electric America by Freeman and Parks

January 27, 2016 by Rod Adams

There are a number of visionary sections of the book that appeal to me. However, I was not surprised to find out that the book takes a strong position in opposition to nuclear energy. I’ve long been aware of S. David Freeman, his career in the electricity production enterprise, and his forty-fifty year old position on nuclear energy.[read more]

Nuclear News Roundup for 1/24/16

January 25, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Nuclear News Roundup for 1/24/16[read more]

Nuclear News Roundup for 01/17/16

January 18, 2016 by Dan Yurman

A roundup of nuclear news as of January 17th.[read more]

Trending Topics: After Paris, The State of America's Electricity Sector Emissions

January 6, 2016 by America's Power Plan

Electricity Sector Emissions

With the Paris talks just ending and policymakers thinking about how to meet national commitments, it is a useful time to review the current status of the United States power sector emissions and energy trends that will be shaping the next decade.[read more]

Why the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology Innovation Won't Be like the Last One

January 4, 2016 by Dan Yurman

Changes are taking place in the industrial world that will shape the future of the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry must respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is taking place in Europe and Asia and will soon influence the United States.[read more]

Virginia Loves Nuclear But Hates Uranium. Why?

January 4, 2016 by Rod Adams

Virginia may be the only state in the United States with an actual law that is designed to create a public-private partnership structure whose mission is to strengthen, promote, and support the development of its nuclear energy and technology industries.[read more]

Richard Lester's "A Roadmap for U.S. Nuclear Energy Innovation"

December 31, 2015 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Energy Future in the U.S.

Dr. Richard Lester, the Japan Steel Industry Professor and Associate Provost for International Activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), published a thought and discussion provoking piece titled A Roadmap for U.S. Nuclear Energy Innovation.[read more]

SEVMORPUT Completes Trials After Overhaul; Signs for the Future

December 31, 2015 by Will Davis

Nuclear Powered Ships

ROSATOMFLOT, operator of Russia's nuclear powered icebreaker fleet, recently announced that the unique nuclear powered, icebreaking cargo ship SEVMORPUT (which means "Northern Sea Route") has completed its shakedown cruise after undergoing a heavy overhaul.[read more]