Category: Nuclear Policy

Ten Myths About Nuclear Power

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Rob Johnston, writing at Spiked, takes apart ten myths popularized by British environmentalists against nuclear power. As many if not all of these myths are promoted here in the U.S., I thought I'd reprint them here, but you have to ...
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Recycling Nuclear Fuel

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Physicists Gerald E. Marsh and George S. Stanford, who are the star contributors of our Nuclear Policy Center, have a letter in this week's edition of the journal Nature (Nature 400) . The letter begins: We believe that your worry ...
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Advantages of Nuclear Power – A Debate

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Those interested in energy development, energy independence, clean energy and/or global warming may be interested in a debate about the advantages and feasibility of nuclear energy ongoing presently in Scientific American and the Chicago Sun-Times. Writing in the December Scientific ...
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LWR Recycle: Necessity or Impediment? by George S. Stanford (pdf file)

The National Center's Ryan Balis has suggested I recommended this Miami Herald op-ed by Patrick Moore to blog readers. Moore is a founder of the environmental group Greenpeace. In the op-ed, Moore explains why he left Greenpeace ("By the mid-1980s, ...
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Purex and Pyro are Not the Same, by William H. Hannum, Gerald E. Marsh and George S. Stanford

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In the early days of civilian nuclear power, it was assumed that PUREX -- an aqueous reprocessing method that was used in weapons programs to produce plutonium of the chemical purity needed for bombs -- would be suitable for recycling ...
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And They Call Themselves Environmentalists?

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William La Jeunesse had a report on the Fox News Channel yesterday detailing how anti-nuclear environmental activists are trying once again to shut down America's most environmentally-friendly major energy source. I provide my take on this here. (Just for the ...
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Ten Second Response: New Source Review: What the Fuss is About, by Amy Ridenour and Christopher Burger

BACKGROUND: The Bush Administration is issuing a new rule clarifying what is meant by "routine maintenance" under "New Source Review" provisions in the 1977 Clean Air Act amendments. The 1977 Clean Air Act amendments required power plant and oil refinery ...
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Dark Ages Redux: Will America Meet Her Future Energy Needs?

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BACKGROUND: North America suffered through its largest-ever electrical power blackout August 14-15, leaving tens of millions of Americans and Canadians without power. The blackouts come at a time when passage of an energy bill has been stalled in the Senate ...
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“Blackouts” Today, “Greenouts” Tomorrow: America Needs a Pro-Production Energy Policy, by Amy Ridenour

Tens of millions Americans got a wakeup call Thursday: cheap, accessible energy isn't something to take for granted. Unfortunately, many of America's most powerful environmental organizations do take energy for granted, and they are trying to set America on a ...
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Nuclear Power: Clean, Safe and Needing a Level Playing Field, by Gerald E. Marsh and George S. Stanford

Nuclear power is economical. All it needs is a level playing field. But the field is not level. For one thing, competing power sources are heavily subsidized by society. Unlike nuclear plants, they don't bear the full cost of disposing ...
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