Saturday, October 13, 2012

126th Carnival of Nuclear Energy up at Entreprenuclear

The 126th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is up at Entreprenuclear.  This is the first time Entreprenuclear has hosted the Carniva. He has written are quite a few excellent posts on his blog, however.  One of my favorites is his post: Debunking Antis (Peter Bradford)--the Weight of Lies.  It reviews Bradford's Wall Street Journal article, and basically takes it apart. The post has a good song video, too.

On to the Carnival itself!

Rick Maltese has two posts, both ultimately about government and nuclear energy. One post is more about politics and nuclear energy, but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. A post by Leslie Corrise also debunks Peter Bradford's Wall Street Journal article.  Rod Adams posts about a rational discussion of nuclear: Rod has been following George Monbiot and Theo Simon's blog discussion.  At ANS Nuclear Cafe, Howard Shaffer reports on the founding of the anti-nuclear movement, as reported by two founders visiting UMass Amherst last week.  Also at the Nuclear Cafe, Margaret Harding blogs from an American Nuclear Society meeting in India.  At this blog, I write about San Onofre.

Nuclear Diner describes Russian plans to raise two sunken submarines.  Atomic Power Review's Will Davis describes the Toshiba purchase of the Shaw group holdings in Westinghouse.

On to Japan, and to emergencies of various types. Jim Conca writes in Forbes about the Japanese attempts to set up new regulatory authorities.  Well, the title of Conca's post is "Fukushima slugfest" about how the new regulatory authority will work.   Meanwhile, the Fukushima Fifty are ashamed to show their faces in Japan.  Radiation phobia has led to severe discrimination against anyone affected by Fukushima. William Tucker writes about this at Nuclear Townhall.

While we are on the subject of Japan, we should note Leslie Corrice at Hiroshima Syndrome examines recent Japanese data and comments that it is possible that none of the reactors at Fukushima had a reactor pressure vessel "melt-through."  In other words, the melted material probably stayed in the pressure vessel, where it belonged.  Finally, on the subject of emergencies, Gail Marcus at Nuke Power talk describes how emergency planning for nuclear plants increases the planning capabilities of the communitie. This leads to more effective emergency planning for floods and chemical spills. She gives powerful examples of this effect of nuclear plants on their communities.

Come to the Carnival!  Enjoy!  It is always a treat to go to the Carnival!

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