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PodCast for News, Facts and Commentary Related to the Use of Nuclear Energy to Make Our World Safer, Cleaner, and Less Dependent on Fossil Fuels.

This Week in Nuclear John Wheeler

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PodCast for News, Facts and Commentary Related to the Use of Nuclear Energy to Make Our World Safer, Cleaner, and Less Dependent on Fossil Fuels.

    Episode 115 - All Subsidies are not Created Equal

    Episode 115 - All Subsidies are not Created Equal

    There's a big difference between "subsidies" the nuclear industry "receives" and the subsidies granted to the renewable energy industry.

    Be sure to sop by http://thisweekinnuclear.com for more news!

    • 5 min
    NRC Gives Indian Point Nuclear an Environmental "OK" for Another 20 Years

    NRC Gives Indian Point Nuclear an Environmental "OK" for Another 20 Years

    This week the NRC published an envirnmental impact analysis that gives Indian Point the green light for another 20 years. Unfortunately, that's not the end of the story!

    • 6 min
    Small Modular Reactor Reactors May Offer Safety & Security Advantages Over Large Commercial Reactors

    Small Modular Reactor Reactors May Offer Safety & Security Advantages Over Large Commercial Reactors

    Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) may offer significant safety and security advantages over large commercial nuclear reactors. These enhancements may also result in lower construction and operating costs.

    • 6 min
    Andrew Cuomo's Energy Fantasy

    Andrew Cuomo's Energy Fantasy

    New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo makes no bones about it.  He plans to shut down Indian Point Nuclear Plant if he is elected. As part of his bid for Governor, Cuomo published his long term energy plan, “PowerNY” in which he calls for the two Indian Point nuclear energy facilities to shut down in 2013 and 2015. He says alternatives can be found to the huge 2000 MW nuclear plant that supplies much of New York City's energy.
    The New York Independent System Operator Disagrees.  Listen to the show and find out the true story.

    • 4 min
    Who do you Boycott?

    Who do you Boycott?

    During a recent conversation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a friend asked if anyone in the group was boycotting BP. This led to a lively discussion about the effectiveness of boycotts and the inevitable question,
    “Who do you boycott?”

    The show notes are at This Week in Nuclear

    • 5 min
    Proof of Anti-Nuclear, Pro-Fossil Fuel Bias in NY State Policy

    Proof of Anti-Nuclear, Pro-Fossil Fuel Bias in NY State Policy

    I've discovered documents that prove NY State is giving preferential treatment to fossil fuels while at the same time imposing unfair regulations on neighboring nuclear energy facilities, the largest competitors to fossil fuels.  Two plants, one nuclear and one fueled by oil and natural gas, with similar water permit applications, but very different rulings from NY State.

    • 7 min

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