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not advancing technology puts Freedom at Risk and
our freedom is
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Our 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.
Part of 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.
GJD, Jacques Besnainou, President Areva North America
Mr. Besnainour 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, nuclear 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
William Tucker, Author, Terrestrial Energy
does some book signing at the EXCEL booth.
Terrestrial 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 need.
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 Reactor
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 their products.
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 Officer
EXCEL Services Corporation
EXCEL Services 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 operations.
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 technology".
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.
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