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US Nuclear Energy Foundation
“Evangelizing Nuclear Advocacy by Bringing Science to Citizens”
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Our mission is to influence change in public opinion towards
knowledgeable citizens about nuclear energy and waste repository issues.

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In an effort to educate interested people about nuclear energy and nuclear waste, we sponsor presentations on nuclear subjects by industry specialists and from within our foundation members. Below you will find a synopsis of some of the presentations, photos, etc. we have held since 2005. We have converted the PowerPoint presentations to PDF format for downloading. To download, right click on the link and select "save file as" to your desktop.

Our PowerPoint presentation “A Primer on Nuclear Energy” is a program that runs about 30 to 45 minutes. It is a group of 30 slides from our U. S. National Scientific Research Laboratories, major nuclear energy construction, engineering and operating management companies. It is not overly technical but more tuned for average citizens as an overview and common sense improvements which have taken place over the past 40 years of nuclear energy progress. It also does some functional production and operating cost comparisons to other green energy sources.

A Nuclear Future for Nevada

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Our "Road Tour" to
Ely Nevada

“A Primer on Nuclear Energy”

Ely Nevada, City, county and business officials

Ely Nevada and White Pine County have recently established a study committee to investigate the possibility of building a Nuclear plant in Ely, NV.

“A Primer on Nuclear Energy”

Another great response with the Carson City Republican Central Committee. With such positive response we are getting from rural communities we are going to establish communications with these groups in order to foster support advocacy among them to build on the voice of small community advocacy.

Nevada, Carson City Republican Central Committee


“A Primer on Nuclear Energy”

Smith Valley Nevada Rotary Club. In many respects small communities do well in evaluating big issues with an open mind.

Our mission is to bring the basics of nuclear energy awareness to the public. Many years of misunderstanding and misrepresentation about nuclear technology have unfairly tarnished a fabulous clean energy source which cold well be our road to energy independence.

Smith Valley Nevada Rotary Club


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"A Primer on Nuclear Energy"_Presentation PDF file

On the road with our little nuke booth . . . we participated in a rally July 4th providing our educational material about nuclear energy.

About 1,000 people attended this rally in Reno they talking politics us talking energy

We talked our talk for 3 hours, 10 people signed up to receive our email contact


US Nuclear Energy addresses the
Sparks Republican Women

Special Guest, Dan R. Keuter,
Vice President Planning & Innovation, Entergy Nuclear Inc.


Sparks Nevada Republican Women


USNEF addresses the Sparks, NV Kiwanis club

We continue our efforts of making presentations about our mission to local groups promoting the advantages of nuclear energy and our nations need for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

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Duarte is the guest speaker for the
early morning Kiwanis meeting.

In addition to our verbal overview
we also showed a 15 minute News2
interview for "Face the State"
(see video clips)

We are finding a fair amount of
support when citizens get
information based on science
rather than misleading

Kiwanis Clubs open their
meetings with the
"pledge of allegiance"
a welcome pause for USNE

Dr. Waltar's presentation

06/07/06 ANS Meeting Reno, NV Crystal-1 Room Reno Hilton
"Radiation and Modern Life"
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Alan E. Waltar, Ph. D
Senior Advisor,

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA

Alan E. Waltar, Ph.D., currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA., having recently retired as Director of Nuclear Energy.  He was Professor and Head, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University from 1998 to 2002, where he helped to build that program into the largest Department of Nuclear Engineering in the nation.

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Prometheus Books, 2004

Dr. Waltar served as President of the 10,500-member American Nuclear Society during 1994-1995.  He was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1984.  He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering (University of Washington), an M.S. in nuclear engineering (MIT), and a Ph.D. in engineering science (University of California, Berkeley).

His distinguished career with Westinghouse Hanford Company included leadership positions in several areas of advanced reactor technology.  He served on the faculty at the University of Virginia where, with Professor Albert Reynolds, he co-authored the FAST BREEDER REACTORS textbook.  In addition to organizing numerous international technical conferences, Dr. Waltar has published over 75 open literature scientific articles.

Dr. Waltar authored AMERICA THE POWERLESS: Facing Our Nuclear Energy Dilemma, in 1995 and has just published his newest book, RADIATION AND MODERN LIFE:  Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream, which articulates the enormous beneficial uses of radiation to society.

Excerpts From: “Radiation and Modern Life” Alan E. Waltar, Ph.D.

High level radioactive waste is only “part” of mankind’s use of radiation! The following are excerpts from the book “Radiation and Modern Life” Alan E. Waltar, Ph. D. Most publicized discussions about radiation are about its detriment to our health. Here are some of “radiation’s many uses agriculture, medicine, electricity generation, space exploration and archeology. Today radiation related industry contributes “$450 billion to the US economy . . . 4.4 million related jobs” . . . everyday uses include wireless emergency exit signs . . . smoke detectors . . . DNA measurement processing uses radiation . . . airport security scanning systems . . . land mine detectors. The proverbial “bottom line” is that mankind’s “use of radiation” has effectively SAVED thousands and thousands of lives compared to those lost “learning to understand it”. No human advancement has ever been “loss free”.

Marie Curie: “We must learn not to fear radiation – but to understand it”.

If you are interested in ordering Dr. Waltar's book the following link to Prometheus Books (PB) provides a link to Amazon or Barnes and Noble direct order pages for “Radiation and Modern Life”

Third Presentation  04/03/06 Holiday Inn Downtown Reno
"Atomic Time Machines: Back to the Nuclear Future"
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DVD of this presentation is complete . . . "Atomic Time Machines: Back to the Nuclear Future" It is NOW available for a $25.00 DONATION on our Order DVDs tab.


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Second Presentation 05/25/05 University of Nevada Reno, Electrical Engineering Bldg.
"Nuclear Energy and Yucca Mountain"
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Paul Seidler - Gary Duarte

People attend our presentation May 2005

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Paul Seidler - Robison Seidler

Mr. Seidler's presentation on "Nuclear Energy and Yucca Mountain" reviews the safety of the Yucca project and he also discusses the nations diminishing numbers of nuclear scientists.

First Presentation
02/07/05 University of Nevada Reno, Electrical Engineering Bldg.

"The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear"
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Peter G Shaw - Gary J Duarte

About 30 people attend our presentation on
"The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear"

Johnson, Shaw, Duarte

Group fear not, someone is watching!

About 30 people attended our first nuclear information presentation on "The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear" by Peter G Shaw. He addressed the Northern Nevada Region-6 IEEE members, Optical Society of America, businesses and citizens in the Electrical Engineering building at University of Nevada Reno Tuesday FEB-6. The dissertation offered some technical information on the safety factors of nuclear power generation compared to other forms of energy production. A couple spirited discussions followed the formal meeting addressing issues of interest by the participants, nearly all agreed that some viable discussions were "talked about".  The IEEE, American Optical Society and US Nuclear Energy thank all those who participated in our "Can We Talk" mission.

The data on these slide presentation pages ranges from approximately 1990 through 2005. Anyone wishing to provide substantiated updated data is certainly encouraged to send it along, we are happy to update our data.

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory was the first and is one of the foremost Nuclear Energy research facilities in the world. The name has recently been changed to the Idaho National Laboratory dedicated to next generation nuclear power development.

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