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

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this week… James Chadwick was the first to theorize the existence of the neutron, an –uncharged sub-atomic particle.

Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include… Comparing the French failure to build the Panama Canal with the “renewable mandates” requirement in Vermont, how Asia may be the reason behind the variability in oil prices, self-driving cars and nuclear power, and UK’s Hinkley Point gets a “green light”.

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From Meredith Angwin’s Yes Vermont Yankee
The Panama Canal and the Renewable Mandate: Guest post by Guy Page
http://yesvy.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-panama-canal-and-renewable-mandate.html#.V90_RDZh1Bw

From Dr. James Conca at Forbes Magazine
Wobbling Asian Demand Is a Problem for Oil Industry
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2016/09/14/wobbling-asian-demand-is-a-problem-for-global-oil/#24b92a1cbba6

From Gail Marcus at Nuke Power Talk
Self-Driving Cars and Nuclear Power
http://nukepowertalk.blogspot.com/2016/09/self-driving-cars-and-nuclear-power.html

From Dan Yurman’s Neutron Bytes
UK’s Hinkley Point Nuclear Project Gets Green Light
https://neutronbytes.com/2016/09/18/uks-hinkley-point-nuclear-project-gets-green-light/

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Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) answer for this week… Fiction.Chadwick is credited with the discovery of the neutron, but his mentor, Ernest Rutherford, is believed to be the first to theorize on its existence. Rutherford discovered the proton in 1919, but protons-alone could not account for the mass of atomic nuclei. Many researchers had pondered this problem, but Rutherford was the first to postulate there was another, albeit uncharged particle in the nucleus. He called it a neutron, and imagined it as a closely paired proton and electron. Chadwick published his “Possible Existence of a neutron” in 1932, and was awarded the Nobel Prize on 1935. http://chemistry.bd.psu.edu/jircitano/neutron.html