National Nuclear Science Week 2018 Kicks Off

This week is National Nuclear Science Week – an exciting week of learning, teaching and interacting on all things nuclear-related.  (You can read about the history of National Nuclear Science Week, or NNSW, by following this link.) Each year, this week sees a social...

Displacing LNT assertion with evidence

A joint ANS/HPS (American Nuclear Society/Health Physics Society) meeting titled “Applicability of Radiation Protection Models to Low Dose Protection Standards” (hashtag #LowDose2018) will kick-off tonight. This much anticipated event has attracted 200 medical,...

Displacing LNT assertion with evidence

A joint ANS/HPS (American Nuclear Society/Health Physics Society) meeting titled “Applicability of Radiation Protection Models to Low Dose Protection Standards” (hashtag #LowDose2018) will kick-off tonight. This much anticipated event has attracted 200 medical,...

Advanced Nuclear Advances and Retreats

by Will Davis This week has brought two news items – one positive and one negative – that echo a theme which runs down the history of nuclear energy like a spine.  The story goes that the original, longest-tried technology works while other, theoretically superior but...

Nuclear Plant Construction Delay and Cost 2

by Will Davis Last time, we looked at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s (AEC) findings on the drivers of nuclear plant construction delay and cost overrun up through 1969.  We’ll complete our analysis of the AEC findings on 1969 in this installment and move on to...

Over the Top! A Friday Matinee + Tech Blast

Our latest Friday Matinee video is a fascinating time-lapse produced by Georgia Power to show the entire process of installing one of the two steam generators at its Plant Vogtle expansion. These huge, one-and-a-half million pound pieces of equipment are shipped by...