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Fix the economy? Simple, let's build 200 "new" nuclear plants!




Educating the public is critical to advancing nuclear technology

It is very important that we help the public to understand that new nuclear plants can be "built" in 48 to 60 months when application approvals are streamlined. The major factors for delays and overruns have ALWAYS been due to government agencies and lack of public education. These factors must be addressed in order to make nuclear investment more practical to the industry and the public.




Unless we understand the value of nuclear "clean" energy, we cannot understand its vital importance for America's economic growth. It takes POWER to run a
BUSINESS and expensive POWER will RUIN any business!

Northern Nevada USNEF Chapter Meeting
Wednesday July 11th, 2012-7:00 PM


Speaker is Dennis Moltz, PhD


 Topic Is “Nuclear Energy around the World 

Emphasis on Australia”

King Buffet


3650 Kietzke Lane (next to Jones West Ford)

775 828-7997 King's Buffet


Buffet is $13.50, includes, beverage, tax and tip.

Notify the buffet HOST if you are dining or just attending the meeting

The banquet room is on the immediate right of the entry.


Dennis Moltz, PhD


Dr. Dennis Moltz
B.S. Chemistry, B. S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University (1974)
Ph.D., Nuclear Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1979)


Speaker is Sharron Angle

 Topic “America’s Vote Fraud Epidemic,

her book Right Angle &

How politics affects Energy Independence”

King Buffet

3650 Kietzke Lane (next to Jones West Ford)

775 828-7997 King's Buffet


Buffet is $13.50, includes, beverage, tax and tip.

Notify the buffet HOST if you are dining or just attending the meeting

The banquet room is on the immediate right of the entry.



Sharron Angle

Sharron Angle will address our group on America's Vote Fraud Epidemic, her book “Right Angle” and how politics affects energy independence in America.

Sharron Angle is the author of Right Angle: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim the Constitution. She currently serves as the Chair of OurVoice PAC (A super PAC dedicated to election integrity and removing Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader.) and Vice President of National Federation of Republican Assemblies.

Sharron Angle was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 26, 1949. Her father worked in the family business, a potato farm in Tulelake, California, until he enlisted in the Navy and fought in WWII. After WWII, her father was called up a second time for the Korean conflict. Sharron, her parents and her three younger brothers moved to Reno, Nevada after her father's discharge where they owned and operated a small motel for over 20 years.


Northern Nevada USNEF Chapter Meeting
Tuesday APR 17th, 2012 7:00 PM


Speaker is Nicholas Tsoulfanidis, PhD

 Topic “Is Nuclear Power Green?”

King Buffet

3650 Kietzke Lane (next to Jones West Ford)

775 828-7997 King's Buffet


Buffet is $13.50, includes, beverage, tax and tip.

Notify the buffet HOST if you are dining or just attending the meeting

The banquet room is on the immediate right of the entry.


Retired Professor Dr. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis


Dr. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
Editor of the Journal Nuclear Technology
NE Professor Emeritus Missouri University S&T
Adjunct Professor-University of Nevada-Reno, and University of Utah

Dr. Tsoulfanidis received a B.S., Physics, University of Athens, Greece, 1960 a M.S., in Nuclear Engineering (NE), University of Illinois, 1965 and a Ph.D., in NE, University of Illinois, 1968. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the NE program University of Missouri-Rolla, There, he served until 2004 as a faculty member, Chairman of the Department, Interim Vice Chancellor for academic Affairs (one year), and Associate Dean of the School of Mines and Metallurgy for Graduate Studies and Research for more than 10 years. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties he performed research in the area of radiation transport, radiation protection/health physics, and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. He has written numerous technical papers and a text entitled “Measurement and Detection of Radiation”, its 3rd Edition came out in November 2010;  He is the co-author of the book “The Nuclear Fuel cycle: Analysis and Management”; the 3rd edition of this book will appear in September 2012.  He did consulting work for electric Utilities and the NRC.

 He received many awards, among them the Glenn Murphy Award (1995) given by the American Society for Engineering Education [ASEE] for “Outstanding contributions in the profession and teaching of Nuclear Engineering” and the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award (2010) given by the Radiation Protection and Shielding division of the ANS. He is a Fellow of ANS.

Since June 1997, Dr. Tsoulfanidis is serving the Editor of Nuclear Technology, an international technical Journal published by the American Nuclear Society [ANS]. During the period July 1 2005- July 31 2007 he served as Interim Chair   of the Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada –Reno. He is now an Adjunct Professor at UNR and at the University of Utah.

Northern Nevada USNEF
Chapter Meeting
Wednesday DEC-7th, 2011 7:00 PM


Speaker is
Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold, USS Cole


In a TRUNC statement (Tea Party & Republicans Uniting Nevada Conservatives) Nevada's Economic Future and Freedom, Lippold said, "I propose a four-point plan for the economic future of Nevada: (1) Open Yucca Mountain. It is a critical facility necessary to safeguard the thousands of tons of nuclear waste around the country that is subject to terrorist attack or natural disaster. (2) Develop and open a nuclear waste reprocessing facility, similar to the mixed-oxide facility in France. State-of-the-art technology exists fo build the facility and provide our nation with a renewable source of energy that will last us hundreds of years; (3) Build one or more nuclear power plants on the Nevada national Security Site, formerly the Nevada Test Site. Modern nuclear power plants no longer require massive amounts of water to run them. Using the Palo Verde facility near Phoenix, Arizona as a model one nuclear facility can provide 3.3 gigawatts of power capable of powering 4.4 million homes . . . more than enough energy to support Nevada and also provide power to surrounding states at a profit; (4) Make Nevada the Nuclear Education Center of Excellence (NECE) for nuclear power. Just as the Mackay School of Mines set the standard for the mining industry, the NECE can do the same for Nevada in nuclear power.


Given Nevada's history with nuclear weapons and testing, it is time to shed the yoke of a difficult past and look to the future of Nevada and the nation. Nuclear issues, starting with Yucca Mountain, have always been political poison in our state. Those days are over. Our national security, both in dispersed nuclear waste products and growing dependence on foreign sources of energy, must be secured and reduced with a long-term outlook geared to the future not the past. The entertainment industry, mining operations, and every single business in the state will benefit from cheaper energy costs. The economic future of Nevada beckons, and it is time for Republicans and others to join together in demanding a new future for Nevada.


Northern Nevada USNEF
Chapter Meeting
Tuesday NOV 8, 2011 7:00 PM

Nevada State Senator James Settelmeyer

Tonight’s Speaker: Nevada Senator James Settelmeyer to address the US Nuclear Energy Foundation on November 8th. His presentation will be on redistricting. He was in the legislature for many years before running and handily winning the seat vacated due to term limits by Mark Amodei, now U.S. Congressman.

Most media and business organizations are talking about the cost of Nevada energy being one of the highest in the Western U.S. Naturally this is a deterrent to manufacturing firms considering relocating in Nevada. Although the state does have some advantageous programs for business development these can be reversed by the high cost of energy. Most arithmetic calculations prove that wind and solar still cannot compete on the commercial scale of energy production and will serve to ever increase the cost of Nevada power.

USNEF hopes to point out to Senator Settelmeyer that Nevada pays up to 30% more for electrical power than many other states. Between 40 and 50% of Nevada power is purchased from the grid, “we” are not producing our own power and all of these factors are the reasons for our high cost of power. The Nevada public, business community, casino industry must all move Nevada in its “own” direction of energy independence and nuclear power is one of the answers.


US Nuclear Energy Foundation Director, Gary J. Duarte to
Address Rotary Club of Sparks 

The Rotary Club of Sparks has invited Gary Duarte to present “A Primer on Nuclear Energy” Wednesday, August 18 at the clubs normal meeting at John Ascuaga's Nugget  from NOON until 1:30 PM. Duarte’s PowerPoint presentation runs about 30 minutes. It consists of contributed slides from multiple sources, The Idaho National Laboratory, UniStar Nuclear, AREVA, Entergy, Dr. Bernard Cohen, and others. The overview covers the start of nuclear energy development in 1949, and also comments about U. S. states which support, impede, restrict or are neutral in respect to new nuclear energy expansion.

AREVA, the massive French company is currently under contract with the Department of Energy to build a new 2.3 billion dollar uranium enrichment facility next to the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It will require Thousands of construction jobs and hundreds of operating jobs after completion. We are helping the public understand that although nuclear plants have high front end capital costs they are not 60 month stimulus packages, they are 60 YEAR stimulus packages. It’s important that the public, government and the industry REMEMBER that nuclear is a long term energy producer. 

Senator Lamar Alexander has proposed a mission to develop 100 new nuclear plants by 2030. The U. S. public support has been growing steadily in recent years because we have seen the results of many corrections and improvements in the industry. Public support has also been improving by the advocacy of small grassroots organizations such as the US Nuclear Energy Foundation.


Gary J. Duarte, Director
US Nuclear Energy Foundation 775 224-2089

Sparks Rotary Club
Lloyd Diedrichsen Phone 775 358 2413


A Primer on Nuclear Energy”
North Reno Kiwanis Club

Tuesday August 24 – Noon
Kings Buffet, Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV

Recent Presentations

A Primer on Nuclear Energy”
Greenbrae Lion’s Club Meeting

Tuesday August 10 – 7:00 AM
Denny’s Restaurant, 205 Nugget Avenue, Sparks

We held our slide presentation “A Primer on Nuclear Energy” with the Reno Arch Lions Club, a very warm interested enthusiast group, Tuesday July 27.

A Primer on Nuclear Energy”
Reno Arch Lion’s Club Meeting
Tuesday July 27 – 6:30 PM
Austin's Restaurant

John Weiss 775 853-0160 / Dennis Moltz 775 841-3195, Northern Nevada Chapter Coordinators USNEF

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