The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the latest edition of the Carnival of Nuclear Bloggers. This week, we have postings by Dan Yurman, Meredith Angwin, Professor Gilbert Brown, Dr. Gail Marcus, and Dr. Jim Conca.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this week… One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had his theory of General Relativity published, which included the prediction of black holes.

Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links.

Blog topics for this edition include… the issue of civility at NRC meetings, the nuclear summit in Washington D.C., the potential negative impacts of closing Pilgrim nuclear plant, a series of posts of “first” in the history of nuclear energy, and the paradox with the closure of the Fitzpatrick nuke plant.

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In a guest post for ANS Nuclear Café, Dan Yurman tells us about…
Civility & Safety at NRC Public Meetings


From Dan Yurman’s Neutron Bytes
The long and the short of Obama’s nuclear energy summit

From Meredith Angwin’s Yes Vermont Yankee
Why You Can’t Trust the State of Vermont to Oversee the Decommissioning Fund


A guest post by Professor Gilbert Brown…
Closing Pilgrim will Zap the Environment and the Grid

Two articles from Northwest Clean Energy Blog
One by John Dobken…
Continuing Their Service Through Public Power

And another by Meredith Angwin…
Talking Nuclear Energy from Washington State to Washington D.C

From Dr. Gail Marcus’ Nuke Power Talk
Nuclear Anniversaries (4)
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From Dr. Jim Conca at
White House Summit Opens Annual Nuclear Meeting


If No One Wants The Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant To Close, Why Is It Closing?

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Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) answer for this week… Fiction.

The prediction of black holes was made by Karl Schwarzschild in December of 1915, using Einstein’s freshly published equations. On 25 November 1915, Einstein published the gravitational field equations of general relativity, the so-called Einstein equations. It was actually the last of four papers Einstein published in the month, each describing different aspects of his paradigm-changing conception. His notion had included the idea that massive gravitational fields would actually bend light. Schwarzschild died in 1916, while the overlapping ideas were embroiled in a heated controversy among other scientists. In September, 1919, H.A. Lorentz telegraphed Einstein to let him know that astronomers had recently verified the deflection of light by our sun. After that, Schwarzschild’s prediction of black holes was believed possible.;_ylt=AwrBT7cRDU9WiuUAFipXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyYjUwMmQzBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjExNzlfMQRzZWMDc2M-