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Roger Sowell
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Attorney and chemical engineer
Attorney and chemical engineer

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A near-miss on nuclear reactor meltdown occurs in the USA every 3 weeks, on average.  Sobering.   The plants are getting older and the mishaps more frequent. 

http://sowellslawblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-truth-about-nuclear-power-part-16.html

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Bad news for nuclear power advocates:  cheap natural gas from a renewable and inexhaustible supply is now here.  Dr. Chan Park patented his novel process for steam hydrogasification of sewage sludge.   Nuclear plants cannot compete with cheap natural gas.  This process places an upper limit on natural gas price.  

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My latest article in The Truth About Nuclear Power series, a 30-article essay on commercial nuclear power via fission of uranium, the most widely-used form of nuclear power today.   I show that nuclear power is not economic, nor is it safe, nor are technologies in development likely to be an improvement in either category.   This article, 15, discusses how nuclear plants grow more unsafe each year as the NRC relaxes safety standards to accommodate the degraded plants.  

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 For the engineers: This article addresses a very fast, easy, and accurate method to determine pipe size in a process plant.   The method requires no calculator, no spreadsheet, as it can be done mentally.  

http://sowellslawblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-four-by-sixteen-rule-for-pipe-flow.html

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Nuclear power plants in the US are, and have been, heavily subsidized via loan guarantees ,radiation liability relief, relief from some construction-related lawsuits, a form of a carbon tax that shuts down their coal-based competition, and others.   The only conclusion that can be drawn is US nuclear power plants are heavily subsidized.   #nuclear  #subsidies

http://sowellslawblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-truth-about-nuclear-power-part-13.html

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This article explores the outcome if and when nuclear proponents prevail, and all power is produced via nuclear reactors.  The results are not pretty. 

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A speech I made in April, 2012 on why global cooling is the greater concern, by far.  Global warming from man's activities is a non-issue. 
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