The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 254th edition of the Carnival of Nuclear Bloggers. This week we have postings by Dan Yurman, Dr. Jim Conca, Meredith Angwin, Dr. Gail Marcus, Rod Adams, Rick Maltese, and Leslie Corrice.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this week… Albert Einstein’s book “Relativity” went through fifteen editions.

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) –

Areva Struggles to Dig Out of Debt


Mideast nuclear projects report a mix of progress and perils

From Dr. Jim Conca of Forbes magazine (2) –

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thinks America Should Be More Like Europe


We Need To Get This Iranian Nuclear Deal Done

From Meredith Angwin’s Yes Vermont Yankee (2) –

Distributed Generation for Vermont: Making a Virtue of Necessity


Support for Ginna: Write a Comment to New York State

And Meredith Angwin also sends us…

From Northwest Clean Energy (2) –

The next generation…and nuclear energy


New poll reveals Washington state opinions on nuclear energy

From Dr. Gail Marcus’ Nuke Power Talk

Nuclear News from Japan, Part 2: An Interesting Rumor

From Rod Adams’ Atomic Insights

SMRs – lots of noise but DOE budget that’s 1% of annual wind tax credit

From Rick Maltese’s Energy Reality Project (2) –

California’s Water Emergency – A Solution Worth Considering

(Guest post by the Thorium Energy Silicon Valley group)


Perception versus Reality

From Leslie Corrice’s Hiroshima Syndrome

Radiation experts advise Japan’s government to repopulate Fukushima

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Fact or Fiction (?) quiz answer – Fact.

Einstein seemed to have a strong desire to be understood by a wide audience, both scientific and lay. Albert began his quest to bring his ideas to the non-scientific, college-educated demographic, beginning with the first edition of his book “Relativity: The Special and General Theory” in 1916. He kept revising it until he died in order to make it easier to understand and “bring someone a few happy hours of suggestive thought”. The final edition, number 15, was published posthumously in 1961 by his estate. Please note, the book has a secondary subtitling, “A clear explanation that anyone can understand”. I highly recommend this little book to everyone.