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Roger Sowell
Works at Law Office of Roger E. Sowell
Attended University of Texas at Austin
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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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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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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
Subtitle: US Nuclear Plants are Heavily Subsidized In an attempt to revive a dead industry, nuclear power plants have received, and continue to receive strong subsidies. This, the thirteenth article in the series, discusses...
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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. 
The following is the presentation I made on April 17, 2012, to the Southern California Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), at their monthly dinner meeting held at Long Bea...
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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.  
Subtitle:  Steam Hydrogasification Places Upper Limit on Natural Gas Price One of the arguments made by nuclear power proponents is that nuclear is very profitable when natural gas prices are high.  They maintain that natur...
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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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This article explores the outcome if and when nuclear proponents prevail, and all power is produced via nuclear reactors.  The results are not pretty. 
Subtitle: Preposterous Power Pricing if Nuclear Power Proponents Prevail This is number two in a series of articles on the truth about nuclear power.  A link will be provided to each article as it is published.   Abstract...
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  • Law Office of Roger E. Sowell
    Attorney, 2007 - present
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Attorney for engineers. Public speaker on public policy, legal, climate change, and energy issues. Extensive previous experience as refinery process engineer world-wide. BS in chemical engineering.
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Chemical Engineering, 1972 - 1977
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctor, 2001 - 2011
  • Spring Woods High School
    1968 - 1972
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