January 2020

Radioactive Waste 431 - Researchers At The University of Bristol Are Working On Recycling Carbon-14 To Make Nuclear Batteries

    A team of scientists at the U.K. University of Bristol is working on recycling radioactive materials taken directly from a closed nuclear powerplant in Gloucestershire. They hope to use these recycled materials to create ultra-long-lasting power sources.

Nuclear Reactors 750 - Concerns About The Safety Of The New UAE Nuclear Power Reactors - Part 2 of 2 Parts

Part 2 of 2 Parts (Please read Part 1 first)
     KHNP has been embroiled in a scandal recently over the use of counterfeit parts in the reactors that it has constructed. There has also been a labor dispute between ENEC and the Korean companies over replacement of workers.

Nuclear Weapons 714 - Seaweed And Mushrooms Might Prevent Famine During Nuclear Winter

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David Denkenberger

     I have blogged in the past about the devastation that a global nuclear war would cause. Aside from the immediate death and destruction, the ash, soot and soil thrown into the atmosphere would reduce sunlight for years and would result in a famine that could kill billions. This is generally referred to as “nuclear winter.”

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