The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 245th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers. This week’s edition includes articles by Dan Yurman, Dr. Gail Marcus, Dr. Jim Conca, Meredith Angwin, Rod Adams, Steve Alpin and Brian Wang.
Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this week… Enrico Fermi received the Nobel Prize in 1942 for his important work on the world’s first man-made nuclear reactor, CP1 (The Chicago Pile).
Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links.
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From Dan Yurman’s Neutron Bytes – (2)
Want to be governor of Idaho? Better learn about spent nuclear fuel
French Energy Minister Royal reverses course on Hollande’s plan to close reactors
Dan’s contribution to this week’s ANS Nuclear Café–
Seven At One Blow
Thanks to Will Davis, the full trilogy of postings from Nuclear Café can be found at these three links… http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2015/01/19/reflections-on-vermont-yankee-1/ ; http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2015/01/20/reflections-on-vermont-yankee-2/ ; http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2015/01/21/reflections-on-vermont-yankee-3/
From Dr. Gail Marcus’ Nuke Power Talk –
Google and Renewable Energy: A Retreat?
From Forbes Magazine’s Dr. Jim Conca –
Attention QVC Shoppers, The Moon Is A Planet
From Meredith Angwin’s Yes Vermont Yankee – (2)
Bloggers Analyze Vermont Yankee Closure: Series Starting at American Nuclear Society
American Nuclear Society Blog: Second Part of Analysis on Vermont Yankee Closing
The Vermont Yankee Series Expands. The “Attitude Post” and more
From Rod Adams’ Atomic Insights –
Suppressing Differing Opinions to Promote “No Safe Dose” Mantra
From Steve Alpin’s Canadian Energy Issues –
Some un-frozen thoughts on humanity, progress, and the dangers of pretending we can run an electricity grid with power that can’t prevent water from freezing
From Next Big Future by Brian Wang – (2)
China’s biggest reactor operator will put five nuclear reactors into operation this year
EMC2 Chief Scientist presents a path to Electrostatic Nuclear Fusion
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Fact or Fiction (?) quiz answer – Fiction. Fermi did win the Nobel Prize, but it was not in 1942 and it had nothing to do with the Chicago Pile. Actually, he won the prize in 1938 “for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons”. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1938/