Post discusses an important find in the Appendix of a 2005 book by Alexander DeVolpi, Vladimir Minkov, Vadim Simonenko, and George Stanford. It also stretches fair use a bit to provide a link to a readable, but low quality copy of that concise, six-page appendix.
Hey everyone! The Nuclear Literacy Project is hosting a nuclear meme making competition for Earth Day!! Here are the full details: http://nuclearliteracy.org/earth-day-2014-atoms4earth/ - there are weekly prizes & a grand prize winner to be announced on Earth Day. Attached example entry courtesy of Nick Thompson. This is a great opportunity to get creative and share positive imagery and powerful information about nuclear via the web.
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In 1962, the Atomic Energy Commission provided President Kennedy an aggressive growth program proposal involving support for building more than a dozen new reactors. The report also told the President that the coal and railroad industry's were not happy about the program. They claimed they had no need to worry, energy demands were growing fast enough to provide sufficient markets for everyone.
The authors were apparently bureaucrats, scientists and engineers, not businessmen.