Sunday, November 25, 2012
Nuclear Blog Carnival #132 at Hiroshima Syndrome
The Carnival starts with good news about nuclear facilities in Russian, China and the United States, thanks to Brian Wang of Next Big Future. We then move on to Yes Vermont Yankee: the Carnival features the guest posts by Cheryl and Evan Twarog about the importance of Vermont Yankee to everyday life in Vermont. Rod Adams at Atomic Insights talks about risky technologies, risk assessment, and emotion. On a number of emotional measures, nuclear energy is superior to other forms of energy. (We knew it was superior on non-emotional measures...this is a good balancing post and I love the comment stream.)
Following Rod's post, Les Corrice describes how the anti-nuclear movement is Japan is losing steam as people in Japan focus on their economy, the millions of tons of tsunami debris that is still not dealt with, the people living as evacuees from tsunami-damaged areas (not power plants) and other huge problems. The next blog post, Things Worse Than Nuclear, by Caroline (an engineering graduate student), describes the horrific natural gas explosions that have leveled parts of cities (including one fairly close to me, Springfield, MA). I mean, natural gas explosions this week. She wonders why these "everyday explosions" don't lead to any anti-natural-gas outcry.
And finally, for Thanksgiving, Gail Marcus of Nuke Power Talk gives thanks for this year's good news about nuclear energy, including new builds and the long-awaited awards of Small Modular Reactor cost-sharing.
It's a great Carnival.
Thank you, Les Corrice!
As I have mentioned before, I am a member of an email list of pro-nuclear bloggers. I have gotten to know so many bloggers: what they post, what they question, what they say. Nuclear bloggers are a sincere, thoughtful, well-informed, and helpful group. I am thankful to be one of this group.
I am grateful for every person who reads my blog, and for every person who comments. I am grateful that I am to contribute to education, prosperity, and environment by blogging.
I am grateful for family, friends, health, warmth, food and electricity.
I am grateful to G-d for every aspect of my life.