December 22, 2013

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 188th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers…Holiday Edition. Before we start, here’s wishing everyone an exciting and wondrous Holiday season.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) for this week…The Shippingport Atomic Power Station project broke ground on September 9, 1954, with President Eisenhower turning the first shovel of soil.

Now…for this week’s Blogs. For the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include – DOE selects NuScale for funding, the carbon-belching energy generation decisions in Japan, a revisiting of President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace”, what Vermont Yankee’s opponents are doing now that the plant will be scrapped, and much more.

From Atomic Insights

NuScale wins second round of DOE SMR funding under FOA


From Canadian Energy Issues

Power, fear, and carbon in Japan: the Iron Rule of Power Generation II


From ANS Nuclear Café (2) –

Eisenhower’s Atomic Power for Peace – The Civilian Application Program (by Will Davis)

Vermont Yankee: Now What Are Opponents Doing? (by Howard Shaffer)

From Next Big Future (2) –

Roadmap to supercritical CO2 turbines

Hammers Slammers like Nuclear powered hovertanks would technically be feasible for the late 2020s or 2030s

From Deregulate the Atom

Why is there no public support to reform nuclear energy regulatory policy?

From Yes Vermont Yankee

A Lingering Lawsuit: The Generation Tax

From The Hiroshima Syndrome/Fukushima Commentary

Guest Commentary on Japan’s Energy Situation – (by Lars Hanson) 

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Fact or Fiction (?) answer – Fiction!

President Eisenhower was in Denver, Colorado on that historic day. He did initiate the groundbreaking, however, by passing a “neutron wand” (containing a neutron emitter) over a radiation monitor, which flashed an electronic signal more than 1,200 miles to Shippingport and started the “high lift” front-end loader that turned the first scoop of dirt.