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Thorium Energy Alliance Conference (TEAC) 2014 dates have been announced. See you there.

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Taking the bloom off of the 'nuclear rose'

In 1971, New York Times called nuclear energy the only available choice.

In 1973-74 powerful people in the US wanted to take advantage of the 400 percent oil price increase, but they were worried about the impact of a growing nuclear industry. 

Some of them might have taken positive direct action to halt that growth.

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Many people misunderstand radiation. Robert Hargraves decided to do what he could to improve understanding of that important natural force. Please check out his new brochure Radiation: The Facts

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Reengaging with Atomic Insights Google+ page after 18 month hiatus. Noted many tool improvements and decided it was time to use the service more often.

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Did the TMI accident begin as a result of sabotage? Story is now being told as a series of posts on Atomic Insights starting with 

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Atomic Insights visited an NRC and Army Corps of Engineers joint public meeting about the environmental impact of building a two unit nuclear plant near Gaffney, SC. Duke Energy's Lee project is currently scheduled to receive its COLA in late 2012 and plans to use the recently certified Westinghouse AP-1000 standardized reactor design.

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Dr. Wade Allison recently visited the Fukushima area of Japan. What he saw reinforced the importance of establishing reasonably international radiation safety standards based on avoiding harm rather than based on getting as close to background as possible. He called such standards - As High As Relatively Safe.

If applied in Fukushima, these standards would allow people to go back home and live full, safe, comfortable lives in their homes if that is what they want to do.

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