June 29, 2014

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the 215th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers. This week’s edition includes articles by Rod Adams, Dr. James Conca, Meredith Angwin, Margaret Harding, Brian Wang, Will Davis, and (your’s truly) Les Corrice.

Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this week… Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and is the only woman to win two.

Now…for this week’s Blogs. To read the full articles, please click on the individual links. Blog topics for this edition include – nuclear as the best way to boil water, the criminal act of using radiation to scare people, the “bad science” used to set radiation standards, a “love letter” to engineers, Fukushima children not dying of cancer, and more.

From Atomic Insights (2) –

Cheap, emission-free way to boil water



Fission is an elegant way to heat a gas 


From Dr. James Conca

Scaring the Japanese People with Radiation Is Criminal


From Yes Vermont Yankee (2) –

“No Safe Dose” is Bad Science. Updated. Guest post by Howard Shaffer



Protecting Against Nothing: The Failings of ALARA


From 4 Factor Consulting

A Love Letter to Engineers


From Next Big Future (3) –

The future of more cities, more nuclear energy and water management



800 MW fast neutron Russian breeder reactor is fully powered up



Prospects for lower cost nuclear fission power


From The Hiroshima Syndrome

Fukushima Children are NOT Dying!


From ANS Nuclear Cafe (2) –

Nuclear Power Uprates: What, how, when, and will there be more?



“Vogtle Loan Guarantee Finally Approved”


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Fact or Fiction (?) answer – Fact.

Marie Curie and her husband were awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 for their study into spontaneous radiation discovered by Becquerel (who was awarded the other half of the Prize). In 1911 she received a second Nobel Prize in recognition of her work in radio-chemistry. 44 women have received the Nobel Prize, but Marie Curie is the only woman to win the honor twice. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.htmlhttp://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/lists/women.html