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Dan Yurman
Lives in Cleveland, OH
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NRC must do more to insure civility at its public hearings

* The disruption of a recent hearing in Vermont by clown acts from anti-nuclear activists descended into bullying of speakers including a 60 something grandmother.

* Over at Atomic Insights Rod Adams has the full story including video from the hearing. Also, he publishes his email exchanges with the NRC about the hearing and its disruption by anti-nuclear groups.

* Why hasn’t the NRC taken a more proactive approach to prevent their meetings there from running off of a cliff? Like a measles virus, this kind of anti-social behavior could spread to licensing hearings across the country.
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Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers #250 is posted
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Be careful about rose colored glasses when viewing the future of SMRs
-- SMRs “back on the agenda next year”, says new report by Nuclear Energy Insider, a trade and consulting group.
Two major developers of SMRs have walked away from further investment in the technology saying the technical and financial barriers for new customers are more or less the same for SMRs as for their 1000MW big brothers.
Only NuScale has prevailed in terms of making progress with commitments from a customer and a utility to purchase the power. It is halfway toward submitting a design for NRC safety review sometime in 2016.
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I think the starting point for design of compact reactors should be submarine reactors since they are designed to be compact and also to vary power at short notice which would be an asset for the grid. 
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Nuclear News Roundup for March 1, 2015

Mostly unknown to the public, and the general circulation news media, some of the best, and freely available reporting on the global nuclear industry comes from two sources. They are World Nuclear News based on London and NucNet based in Brussels.  In…
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Ghosts of Pelindaba nuclear site break-in return to haunt South Africa

In 2007 an effort to break-in at the Pelindaba nuclear site in South Africa went south. Two groups of four armed men each breached the significant security barriers at the site, but reportedly left empty handed after shooting an employee in the site’s…
In 2007 an effort to break-in at the Pelindaba nuclear site in South Africa went south. Two groups of four armed men each breached the significant security barriers at the site, but reportedly left...
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* Areva to design and test SMR fuel for NuScale
* Areva to help Texas firm with NRC license for interim storage site for spent nuclear fuel
* Areva reports new losses derived in part from reactor projects
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NRC must do more to insure civility at its public hearings

The disruption of a recent hearing in Vermont by clown acts from anti-nuclear activists descended into bullying of speakers including a 60 something grandmother. Over at Atomic Insights Rod Adams has the full story including video from the hearing. Also,…
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Ghosts of Pelindaba nuclear site break-in return to haunt South Africa
-- A news report this week says that China was behind the break-in at Pelindaba in 2007 which was an effort to steal pebble bed nuclear reactor technology. The story is full of holes. Here’s why.
A news report this week says that China was behind the break-in at Pelindaba in 2007 which was an effort to steal pebble bed nuclear reactor technology. The story is full of holes. Here's why. In 2...
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Nuclear News Roundup for March 1, 2015
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Be careful about rose colored glasses when viewing the future of SMRs

SMRs “back on the agenda next year”, says new report by Nuclear Energy Insider, a trade and consulting group. Two major developers of SMRs have walked away from further investment in the technology saying the technical and financial barriers for new…
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* Watts Bar Unit 2 Passes Key Milestone on Path to Operating License
* Bellefonte faces uncertain future
* Dominion seeks third reactor at North Anna
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Japan’s largest nuclear power station moves to center of reactor restart efforts
* TEPCO calls for rate increase if it cannot restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
* KANSAI gets preliminary approval to restart Takahama 3 & 4
* MIT’s Richard Lester offers TEPCO and Japan advice on reducing greenhouse gasses by investing in nuclear energy
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what is the meaning of center of reactor restart efforts ?
They want Japanese dies ASAP ?
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Strategic planning, project management and use of online information systems for collaborative work processes. Also, interested in digital publishing. TAG LINE ~ "A time traveler from the age of steam."
Introduction
2014-Present

As an employee of Affinity, Inc., I provide project management services, in the area of new product development, for their client Rockwell Automation in the firm's Controls & Visualization Business, Mayfield Heights, OH (Cleveland/Akron)

Current projects are in range of $1 to $5 million for development of new products in area of factory network control hardware and firmware.

In the past year or so this area has become known as the "Internet of Things." 

Social Media (Not affiliated in any way with employers or their customers)

Publisher of the blog "Neutron Bytes" http://neutronbytes.com about nuclear energy, Twitter: @djysrv   

2012-2014

Senior Project Planner
Space Flight Systems
NASA Glenn Research Center
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Vantage Partners LLC
Brookpark,OH (Cleveland metro)

Deputy Lead for the Project Planning & Controls Office in the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Program which puts 14-year plutonium powered (PU-238) systems on NASA deep space probes. It is a joint effort by NASA and the Department of Energy. 

Working on new business proposal project management related to Space Flight Systems at NASA Glenn Research Center  Participate in team reviews of new business proposals. Assess scope of new and current projects to meet customer requirements especially schedules and budgets.

Nuclear energy blog 2007-2012

I published a blog for 5 years that was about nuclear energy and nonproliferation topics. It is called Idaho Samizdat because I worked at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for 20 years.  "Samizdat" is a Russian word meaning "self-published" which fits blogging very well.  Though I am out of the blogging business for now, here is a brief history of the project.

By 2010 the blog was attaining over 200,000 readers a year from more than 70 countries and was cited in the NYT, FT, and WSJ. Over its five-year life the blog had over 1.1 million page views
 
Nuclear Industry
 
October 2011 ~ In collaboration with the American Nuclear Society (ANS), I led a first-of-a-kind webinar with the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on reactor safety. Media coverage includes the New York Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer,and the NRC Blog plus one piece of fan mail.

June 2011 ~ I received a special recognition award from the American Nuclear Society for work on communication of nuclear energy science and engineering information to the news media and the public during the Fukushima crisis.

Consulting

2007-2012 I was a reporter for Fuel Cycle Week, a nuclear industry trade newsletter. I wrote about global markets for nuclear energy and uranium mining in the U.S. and Canada.

March 2012 - Launched the blog and Twitter feed of the NGNP Alliance, a consortium of petrochemical and heavy industry firms that seek to build a 300 MW high temperature gas cooled nuclear reactor for process heat applications   @ngnpalliance.

I helped launch ANS Nuclear Cafe, the blog of the American Nuclear Society, in 2010 and the Facebook page of the Idaho National Laboratory in 2009.

2010-2012 I developed and supported as community manager a listserv discussion forum composed of several hundred senior nuclear energy industry professionals, social media specialists, and journalists.

It served as a forum to address the use of social media tools to enhance public understanding of the nuclear energy industry.

The forum was supported by the American Nuclear Society through its Public Information Committee.

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Published Idaho Samizdat which was one of the leading blogs in North America on nuclear energy 2007-2012. Restarted blogging in 2014 with Neutron Bytes blog. neutronbytes.com
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Cleveland, OH
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Denver, CO - Washington, DC - Idaho Falls, ID - Plainfield, NJ