January 26, 2014

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 193rd Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) for this week…The first nuclear-powered submarine for the US Navy was named The Nautilus. It was the first submarine to sail to the North Pole.

Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include – Kazakhstan’s leadership in Uranium production, some good news for nuclear out of Europe, why the nuclear field needs to embrace diversity in its ranks, the latest on Vermont’s directionless energy policy, and what might be done to counter prejudice against nuclear energy.


From Next Big Future (2) –

Uranium production in Kazakhstan amounted to 22,500 tons in 2013,
which corresponds to the planned targets.


US Watts Bar unit 2 reactor should be completely constructed in 2015 and generating power in 2016


From Nuke Power Talk

Good News from Europe: Reasoned Approaches to Energy Policy


From Nuclear Literacy.org

Diversity & Social Justice in STEM


From Yes Vermont Yankee – (2)

My Comment on the Total Energy Study


Art of the Grid


From ANS Nuclear Café

Persistent Prejudice Against Nuclear – Can Anything Be Done? Part I


From Atomic Insights –

Natural gas price spikes: More than “pipeline capacity”


From Jim Conca at Forbes.com –

Can Natural Gas Weather The Cold?


From The Hiroshima Syndrome – (2)

Radiation Exposure Standards By AHANE*


Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool Issues and Answers


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Fact or Fiction (?) answer – Fact. The Nautilus set sail for the geographic North Pole from Pearl Harbor on July 23, 1958. She reached the Pole on August third. http://www.ussnautilus.org/nautilus/