February 23, 2014

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 197th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) for this week…The world’s first civilian nuclear power plant to produce electricity was the Calder Hall unit at Windscale, Great Britain, in 1956. Fact? or Fiction?

Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include – The importance of knowing what is real, a second installment on prejudice against nuclear energy, the radiological situation at New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the Entergy-Vermont settlement concerning Vermont Yankee, and much more.


From Energy Reality Project

Our responsibility to know reality has never been more important



From ANS Nuclear Café

Persistent Prejudice Against Nuclear – Can Anything Be Done? Part 2



From Atomic Insights – (2)

Airborne radiation (contamination) at WIPP



Response to contamination: WIPP and New Mexico should practice communication skills



From Yes Vermont Yankee

The Proposed Entergy Settlement is Good for Vermont



From Next Big Future

UAE, China build for larger energy future while USD, UK, France tweak and maintain nuclear power and energy in general and Japan grinds towards nuclear restarts



From Nuclear Town Hall

Time for DOE to Complete Its Part 810 Nuclear Export Reform



From Jim Conca of Forbes

Foreign Company Tries To Seize U.S. Land For Keystone Pipeline


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Fact or Fiction (?) answer –


The first civilian nuclear power plant to produce electricity was AM-1 in Russia, which commenced operation on June 26, 1954. Its core contained 18 fuel cells and had a net capacity of only five megawatts, but the output was sent to the local grid. The AM-I designation stood for “Atom Mirny”, which means “Peaceful Atom”. http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2004/obninsk.htmlhttp://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull544/54401210507.pdf