Seek thee out more information about nuclear power.
The blogosphere is full of very active nuclear-related discussions. (These listed so far are vehemently pro-nuclear)
- NEI Nuclear Notes - The nuclear power industry’s lobby group in Washington D.C. publishes very informed and relevant news and discussion. Excellent site!
- Atomic Insights - Rod Adams’ active blog discusses major events in the nuclear power world in detail.
- Energy from Thorium - A good source of thorough information and discussion of using the Thorium-Uranium cycle to power nuclear reactors rather than the Uranium-Plutonium cycle.
- Idaho Samizdat - Excellent source of current events and their analyses by a very experienced nuclear insider. Samizdat translates from Russian to "self-published"
- This Week in Nuclear - Originally a podcaster, this industry insider and former senior reactor operator now has a corresponding blog. Lots of good stuff here. Check it out.
- Brave New Climate - A very active an in-depth pro-nuclear blog by the Chair of Climate Change at Adelaide University, Australia.
Points of Interest
- National Geographic Turbine Change - this is an excellent video of the process of switching out a steam turbine at a nuclear power plant. Very well done. Intriguing!
- Nuclear Storage Container Testing [youtube.com] Phenomenal video about testing storage and transportation casks. They put them on rocket powered trucks and smash them into brick walls! Kids love it!
- World Nuclear Association - A confederation of companies involved in producing nuclear power. Lots of good info for the public, and more!
- American Nuclear Society Public Info - Lots of good info from the professional society of nuclear engineers.
- NRC Student Center - Some nice public info from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
- The Sierra Club - Read why the Sierra club opposes nuclear power.
- GreenPeace - Greenpeace was founded specifically fighting nuclear weapons. They have ever since opposed nuclear power as well. Check them out.
From the News
- Scientific American Feature article on Nuclear Power - Good feature on nuclear in general.
- CBS News Video on nuclear power to combat CO2 (contains ad).
- Energy Information Administration - The EIA is a US agency that collects and publishes energy-related statistics. Lots of great data here.
- Sustainable Energy without the hot air - The ultimate free pdf book talking straight reality about sustainable energy. A must-read!
- Google Tech Talk on Thorium - Dr Joe Bonometti gives a talk explaining the liquid fluoride thorium reactor, an exotic conceptual power reactor.
- Patrick Moore endorses nuclear power - Text of this co-founder of Greenpeace's speech to Congress.