Low-dose radiation has found its analogue

Craig PiercyOriginally published in the September 2020 issue of Nuclear News.This issue of Nuclear News is dedicated to highlighting advancements in health physics and radiation protection as well as the contributions of the men and women who serve in these fields. It...

The First Nuclear Textbook?

by Will Davis Yesterday, we had one of the nicer yet stranger events during this wholly strange time – that is, the meeting of the American Nuclear Society’s Book Publishing Committee, of which yours truly is the Vice Chair.  I say “nicer” because I always look...

Closer Than We Think

by Will Davis I’m writing this on National Maritime Day 2020, a day in which we think of and thank all those who have worked on the water moving people and things.  Our nation’s maritime history isn’t as long as that of some other nations but it has been rich and,...

The Day Tomorrow Began

by Will Davis Our matinee feature this week is a film produced by Argonne National Laboratory, entitled “Chicago Pile 1: The Day Tomorrow Began.”  This is the film history, from the official source, of the effort to design, construct and operate what became the first...

Thoughts on THRESHER

by Will Davis USS THRESHER; official United States Navy photo, from collection of Naval Historical Center via navsource.org As is the case on every 10APR, I find myself – even in the midst of the present national and, really, worldwide crisis – returning to thoughts...

Army Off-Road Nuclear Train – 1958

by Will Davis At the end of the 1950’s the US Army was looking at its entire operational sphere to determine in what areas nuclear energy could be of benefit.  While many of these are fairly well known today – for example, the small nuclear plants that were to have...

Fostering diversity and inclusion in ANS

(Reprinted with permission from ANS News, January/February 2020, p. 2) ANS President Marilyn Kray is one of more than 40 men and women who have joined Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP), a group that is uniting leaders of nuclear policy organizations who have...