Nuclear power is the most efficient, safest and most environment friendly source of energy.


This blog compiles facts that make nuclear energy the clear choice for powering our future.

I have NO connection with the nuclear power industry and I have never had any connection with the nuclear power industry.

I have created this blog because I believe we are in dire need of drastically reducing our carbon emissions. Coal fired power plants are the single largest producer of CO2. Nuclear power is the most efficient, safest and most environmentally friendly source of energy available.

Coal Is Bad

Alex Gabbard makes it clear in this ORNL article. Coal fired power plants are a bigger danger to your health and the future of our planet than nuclear power plants. Coal fired power plants release more radiation and more CO2 into the atmosphere than a nuclear power plant. Yet 52% of our energy comes form coal fired power plants, while only 15% is created by nuclear energy.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.


  • "Power to Save the World; The Truth About Nuclear Energy" by Gwyneth Cravens, 2007 Finally a truthful book about nuclear power. This book is very easy to read and understand.
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY book: Fossil fuels such as coal oil, and gas, massively pollute the Earth's atmosphere (CO, CO2, SOX, NOX...), provoking acid rains and changeing the global climate by increasing the greenhouse effect, while nuclear energy does not participate in these pollutions and presents well-founded environmental benefits. Renewable energies (solar, wind) not being able to deliver the amount of energy required by populations in developing and developed countries, nuclear energy is in fact the only clean and safe energy available to protect the planet during the XXI st century. This book answers essential questions about nuclear safety, the Chernobyl accident, the public health problems our society has to face, viable solutions for nuclear waste, the benefits of clean nuclear energy for the environment, and important information about the future of our planet. Back cover - Table of contents - Introduction by James Lovelock - Review of this book by the American Health Physics Society   Book Review   Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy, by B. Comby English edition, 2001, 345 pp. (soft cover), 38 Euros TNR Editions, 266 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France; ISBN 2-914190-02-6
  • "The Long Summer" by Brian Fagan
  • "Collapse" by Jared Diamond

Mass Extinction

The largest mass extinction of life occurred 251 million years ago when the atmospheric carbon levels rose to near 1000 parts per million, the ocean became anoxic (lacking oxygen). This allowed hydrogen sulfide gas to bubbled up from the bottom of the ocean and 95% of all life on earth died.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nuclear Power Is Safe

A Nuclear Power plant CAN NOT Explode like a Nuclear Bomb:
Bombs are completely different from reactors. There is
nothing similar about them except that they both need fissile
materials. But they need DIFFERENT fissile materials and
they use them very differently.

A nuclear bomb "compresses" pure or nearly pure fissile
material into a small space. There is no other material in
the volume containing the nuclear explosive. The fissile
material is either the uranium isotope 235 or plutonium. If
it is uranium, it is at least 90% uranium 235 and 10% or less
uranium 238. There is no isotope separation problem if the
fissile material is plutonium. These fissile materials are
metals and very difficult to compress. Because they are
difficult to compress, a high explosive [high speed
explosive] is required to compress them. Pieces of the
fissile material have to slam into each other hard for the
nuclear reactions to take place.

A nuclear reactor, such as the ones used for power
generation, does not have any pure fissile material. The
fuel may be 2% to 8% uranium 235 mixed with uranium
238. A mixture of 2% or 8% uranium 235 mixed with
uranium 238 cannot be made to explode no matter how
hard you try. A small amount of plutonium mixed in with
the uranium can not change this. Reactor fuel still cannot
be made to explode like a nuclear bomb no matter how
hard you try. There has never been a nuclear explosion in
a reactor and there never will be. [Uranium and plutonium
are flammable, but a fire isn't an explosion.] The fuel is
further diluted by being divided and sealed into many small
steel capsules. The fuel is further diluted by the need for
coolant to flow around the capsules and through the core so
that heat can be transported to a place where heat energy
can be converted to electrical energy. A reactor does not
contain any high speed [or any other speed] chemical
explosive as a bomb must have. A reactor does not have
any explosive materials at all.

As is obvious from the above descriptions, there is no
possible way that a reactor could ever explode like a
nuclear bomb. Reactors and bombs are very different.
Reactors and bombs are really not even related to each

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