Archive | June, 2012

Fitness-for-Duty at Nuclear Power Plants:

News from Canada A few weeks ago, I ran across a news item saying that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission was considering a random alcohol drug testing requirement for anyone with unescorted access to sensitive areas of a nuclear power plant.    The news surprised me, because we instituted this policy in the United States years […]

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Russia Joins NEA:

Completion of a Process About six months ago, I wrote about the plan for Russia to join the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.  I am delighted to report that the process has been now completed and Russia is a full member of NEA.  The accession […]

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109th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

The 109th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is up at ANS Nuclear Cafe The Carnival is the collective voice of blogs with legendary names which emerge each week to tell the story of nuclear energy. If you want to hear the voice of the nuclear renaissance, the Carnival of Nuclear Energy Blogs is where to […]

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Underground Homes as Natural Disaster Shelters

It may seem obvious that underground homes often serve well as natural disaster shelters. This is especially true of the underground homes that are built from concrete and rebar. Some people use wood in their underground homes, but this is not as secure if you’re wanting your house to double as an emergency shelter. The […]

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GreenGT H2 Debuts in Le Mans

GreenGT The GreenGT H2 racer is a fuel cell driver race car that will make its debut in the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans. The GreenGT H2 racer won’t actually be in this race but rather on display. Its first race on the track will be a little later this summer at the Silverstone […]

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Video production skills for nuclear bloggers

What can be done to promote the use of video in nuclear energy blogs? Attend the social media meet up at the ANS Chicago conference to share your ideas In June 2009 you could put four nuclear bloggers in a room and have 80% of the North American market on hand. In June 2012, there […]

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