Every week, the top English-language pro-nuclear bloggers and authors get together to present their top stories of that week. That means that by following the Carnival wherever it goes, you can stay on top of the most important stories, issues and concerns. Let’s see this week’s!
Forbes – Jim Conca
The recent news of a radioactive waste incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has now been tempered by the revelation that an attempt to “go green” may have been responsible for the leak. Jim Conca explains.
Next Big Future – Brian Wang
Nuclear power makes up 60% of the power that does not emit carbon dioxide
Time, Distance and Shielding – Radiation protection factors of
buildings are like the SPF of sunscreen
Help fund this project and have a chance to shock the world with
massively lower energy costs.
The Hiroshima Syndrome – Les Corrice
The “Fall Back” for Japan’s Press on a Slow Fukushima News Week
It’s been a relatively slow week for negative Fukushima news reporting. But, the Press can always fall back on the exploitation of the angry…the frightened…the uncertain…the doubtful. The Japan Times has done just that.
ANS Nuclear Cafe
There is a safe, reliable, 650 MWe power plant with a low, predictable fuel cost – pending closing in Vermont. Recently extensively refurbished, in a region with very tight generating capacity. Licensed to operate through 2032. Rod Adams notes that mothballing a plant like this seems insane, and asks if there’s a way to prevent it.
Yes Vermont Yankee – Meredith Angwin
Atomic Insights – Rod Adams
B&W mPower cover story about lack of interest is bogus
That cover story leaves out a lot of details. Rod Adams fills in some of the missing details of a developing story.
Nuke Power Talk – Gail Marcus
Gail Marcus provides some updates on the food irradiation issue at Nuke Power Talk. She makes note of both the good news (the recent approval for the irradiation of crustaceans), and the bad news (the length of time it took to obtain that approval and the continuing opposition to food irradiation). She also draws analogies with the acceptance of pasteurization of milk a century ago, and shares her discovery of a retail source for irradiated ground beef.
That’s it for this week’s Carnival. Thanks to all of our contributors!