Tag Archives: Nuclear power

Truth to Power

Nuclear Power Is Extremely Safe — That’s the Truth About What We Learned From Japan – FoxNews.com

To think rationally about nuclear safety, you must identify the whole context. As the late, great energy thinker Petr Beckmann argued three decades ago in his contrarian classic “The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear,” every means of generating power has dangers and risks, but nuclear power “is far safer than any other form of large-scale energy conversion yet invented.”

Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

China Syndrome Redux: Beijing Looking to Lead the Way with Thorium

China shows the world nuclear can be safe — RT

…they are pouring millions of dollars into Thorium research … In doing so, they may also be showing the rest of the world a new path to clean energy.

Posted in Energy, Politics, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

AP Looking to Make an Impact

AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites – Yahoo! News

While most leaks have been found within plant boundaries, some have migrated offsite. But none is known to have reached public water supplies.  …

At three sites — two in Illinois and one in Minnesota — leaks have contaminated drinking wells of nearby homes, the records show, but not at levels violating the drinking water standard.

“The public health and safety impact of this is next to zero,” said Tony Pietrangelo, chief nuclear officer of the industry’s Nuclear Energy Institute. “This is a public confidence issue.”

In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 photo, retiree Bob Scamen stands near a discharge pipe for the Braidwood Nuclear Power Station about 300 feet from his

Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Thorium: A Reminder

Too Good to Leave on the Shelf – May 2010 Issue

molten salt reactors could actually deliver on nuclear power’s long-heralded promise of cheap and limitless energy.

Too Good to Leave on the Shelf - Technicians working on graphite core of MSR experiment

Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

The New Alternative Fuel

Thorium challenges nuclear norm | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

The thorium community recognizes that the continuing disaster at Fukushima, Japan, is the wake-up call for a change in technology going forward, and we believe that it should be TMSR technology.

<cutline><HA,4,203>TVA's Watts Bar nuclear plant runs on conventional solid radioactive fuel. Advocates for thorium molten salt reactors say their core cannot melt down, and is designed to shut down automatically in an emergency.<HA,4,0><cutline_credit> <HA,4,200></cutline_credit></cutline>

Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Tepco Photo Roundup: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

報道配布 写真・動画ダウンロード|TEPCOニュース|東京電力


Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Thorium: Theory Into Practice

Washington, D.C.: Third TEA Conference: Theory Into Practice « Energy from Thorium

While previous conferences have focused on the theory of thorium power, and on educating a skeptical or ignorant public on the possibilities of a nuclear power industry based around cheap, safe and abundant thorium, this one was focused more on practice: on solving the actual challenges ahead for building thorium power plants. 

Posted in Energy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Thor’s Nuclear Hammer

Thorium: Thor’s hammer in nuclear power – baltimoresun.com

The silvery metal could be — by some estimates, it already is — the next big leap in reactors, the fuel that could give the stalled nuclear renaissance a post-Fukushima boost.


Your Box Office Explained: Who Thor's Hammer Connected With

Photo via Vulture/NYmag.com

Posted in Cinema, Energy, Pop Culture | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Bill Gates: Disrupting Nuclear Power

Bill Gates: The good thing about nuclear power is its lack of innovation | VentureBeat













Gates is almost getting it right. Just get off the traveling wave and step into liquid.

via Energy From Thorium

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Thorium: The Energy Solution

YouTube – TEDxYYC – Kirk Sorensen – Thorium

A very concise, rapid-fire address on Thorium power.

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , | Comments Off