November 24, 2013

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 184th edition of the Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers.

Fact or fiction…there are more naturally-occurring radioactive isotopes than non-radioactive?

Now…the Carnival. For the full articles posted this past week, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include – The electrical impact of closing Vermont Yankee, antinukes criticize Japan for giving them what they want, Greens who admit nuclear energy is needed, and why the nuclear renaissance is not over.

From Yes Vermont Yankee (2) –

Vermont Yankee’s Closing Will Hurt Vermont

Where Vermont Power Will Come From After Vermont Yankee

From The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary (2) –

Antinuke Groups Reveal an Agenda Conflict in Warsaw Walkout

Former Tepco Engineer Tries to re-open the F. Daiichi Earthquake Debate

From Nuke Power Talk

The Nuclear Renaissance: Putting it in Perspective

From Rod Adams’ Atomic Insights

Professional antinuclear greens resist; greens concerned about climate change embrace

From Margaret Harding

Ms. Harding is interviewed a pronuclear group in Italy – Atomi Per la Pace – on Youtube.

From Dr. Robert Hayes in Oklahoma City’s News OK

The Electromagnetic Pulse

From Next Big Future (2) –

Russia unveils plans for 21 nuclear reactors by 2030 and this includes two 1200 MWe fast nuclear breeder reactors.


Safety-related concrete has been poured for the base-mat of the second AP1000 unit at the Vogtle plant in Georgia.

From Jim Conca

The Real China Syndrome — Bad Air

From Deregulate the Atom

OCI Conference was More Like a Workshop and Well Received

Fact or Fiction answer – Fact!

There are 564 known naturally-occurring isotopes produced in the various stellar phenomena of the universe. 300 of the isotopes are unstable and emit radiation. The vast majority have such short half-lives that they decay away to nothing in only a few minutes. (source – Principles of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry; Robertson-Honecker, et al; West Virginia University; McGraw-Hill Co. Inc.)