“Our freedoms can
be maintained by the advancement of technologies that serve mankind—
advancing technology puts Freedom at Risk and
our freedom is
threatened because we
don't take the time to
participate in it” GJD
report on the American Nuclear society
Winter meeting 2008, Reno, NV
We continue to
focus our efforts on new plant designs, reprocessing plant designs and what
the industry calls "Public Information" our world is "Grassroots
Advocacy". In our position of nuclear power advocacy we are taking it
directly to the public, Kiwanis clubs, Rotary clubs, any public group
interested in learning a little about today's nuclear energy technology. New
plant designs, reprocessing technology and basic radiation understanding are
the critical topics that the public want and need to understand.
the problem that we are trying to correct
is an “awareness disconnect” from the scientists and engineers to average
citizens. We are working to develop a program that will help bridge the gap
between nuclear science and engineering and grassroots organizations such as
ours, who communicate directly with the public to help advance the public
knowledge of new nuclear energy.
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Dr. Ian Hutchinson , Duarte, Dr. Alan E. Waltar
Ian H. Hutchinson is professor of nuclear engineering at MIT we met
at the 2007 ANS Boston meeting. Dr. Waltar did our 2006 presentation
during ANS in Reno 2006. Dr. Walter also served as President of the
American Nuclear Society 1994-1995 and continues his service having
directed the World Nuclear Association Summer Institute.
With the increase worldwide nuclear activity there is a growing need
for the U.S. and other countries to recruit students into the
nuclear, chemistry and engineering sciences.
Besnainou, President Areva North America
was one of the panelists in the Opening Plenary, Nuclear Power,
Ready, Steady, Go. Areva is taking some very aggressive steps
towards nuclear projects in the US. In early November,
fuels management specialist AREVA Federal Services was awarded a
subcontractor status with URS Corp., part of a five-year contract,
to enable the national repository program at Yucca Mountain to move
forward by securing the necessary management and operations
necessary as the NRC licensing proceedings, continue.
Areva is also the contractor
for the construction of a 2.5 billion dollar uranium enrichment
plant near Idaho Falls, ID
Author, Terrestrial Energy
does some book signing at the EXCEL booth.
Energy How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and
End America's Energy Odyssey. We spent some time with Bill on
his visit. Many interested in this writing as this author has
bridged that gap between the science and citizen, exactly what we
Many critics continue to warn of 10 to 15 year
construction schedules for new plants. This is just misleading. YES!
by all means sites, politics and the public have to be aligned in
order to reach these construction goals but the can be done as GE
Hitachi Nuclear has shown "Demonstrated Performance" in completing
four Japanese nuclear plants on schedule.
ABWR Advanced Boling Water
The ANS Winter meeting also
held the industry EXPO and many of the nuclear suppliers brought
their plant models, literature and show and tell publications on
One particular brochure had
the most concise explanation and resolution on spent nuclear fuel
we've seen. The GE Hitachi Advanced Recycling Center Solving the
Spend Nuclear Fuel Dilemma. We are checking on getting a PDF
version of this publication for our PDF library.
Donald R. Hoffman, President/Chief Executive
EXCEL Services Corporation
Corporation provides high quality professional services to the
nuclear industry. EXCEL's focus is on the resolution of technical,
safety, and regulatory issues supporting clients in achieving the
highest level of safety and performance in nuclear facility
Mr. Hoffman is
also President of Eagle Alliance a grassroots nuclear technology
advocacy non-profit foundation promoting "A safe healthy,
sustainable society, realizing the full potential of nuclear
US Nuclear Energy Foundation
Here we are again, just
pedaling our grassroots mission! Locally and nationally we have
accumulated quite a number of people, scientists, engineers,
advocates willing and interested in grassroots public advocacy. We
are doing our share of getting the word out.