Eric Jelinski, past president of Environmentalists for Nuclear - Canada, farmer, environmentalist, university lecturer with degrees in mechanical, chemical and nuclear engineering: The question is really not, “Who can build nuclear?” but, “What does it take to build a nuclear plant,” and “How to build nuclear keeping within the capability of your country?” Here is a summary for pressure tube heavy water reactors, PTHW, developed in Canada and appropriate for other countries similar to Canada in the 1970s../p>
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, initiated a letter to John Holdren, Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, dated Feb. 1, 2010. The letter made three recommendations. See his reply. Search keywords "Holdren reply".
1) We believe it’s imperative to accelerate the licensing and building of the kind of reactors now in use, commonly called thermal reactors.
2) Along with the critical need for nuclear energy is the urgent call for the isotopes of nuclear medicine.
3) Development of fourth-generation nuclear reactors will be needed if nuclear power is to expand significantly beyond its present market penetration
Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power describes recently established agreements for long term energy supply for Canada.
John Dendahl and John Shanahan, Board of Directors members for Go Nuclear. Presentation to the Colorado School of Mines: Nuclear Energy: Past and Future