Today: 24.Apr.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Current radiation protection philosophy is based on the linear no-threshold (LNT) theory. This theory postulates that any dose of ionizing radiation, no matter how small, causes a finite increase in cancer risk. The LNT theory does not predict any qualitative differences in effects between low doses delivered at low dose-rates (LDDR) and high doses delivered at high dose-rates (HDDR), It does not allow for the possibility that LDDR may decrease risks, and it does not account for nonlinear modifiers of risk. Brant Ulsh has made this report available at (

Ralph Moir and Edward Teller. Nuclear Technology Vol. 151 Sep. 2005 If the molten salt reactor appears to meet our criteria so well, why has it not already been developed since the molten salt reactor experiment operated over 30 yr ago? The competition came down to a liquid metal fast breeder reactor ~LMFBR! on the uranium-plutonium cycle and a thermal reactor on the thorium-233U cycle, the molten salt breeder reactor. The LMFBR had a larger breeding rate, a property of fast reactors having more neutrons per fission and less loss of neutrons by parasitic capture, and won the competition. This fact and the plan to reduce the number of candidate reactors being developed were used as arguments to stop the development of the molten salt reactor rather than keep an effort going as a backup option. In our opinion, this was an excusable mistake.

Gwyneth Cravens. With the help of scientist, Dr. Rip Anderson, author Gwyneth Cravens spent years learning first hand the facts about nuclear energy and unlearning the myths that guided her as an anti-nuclear power activist earlier in life. With the help of many scientists and engineers, she does an excellent job in her book, this PowerPoint Presentation and in speaking engagements to help the public learn about the facts and benefits of nuclear energy. Congratulations for this excellent PowerPoint Presentation. Thanks. Go Nuclear, Inc.

John Shanahan - Dr. Robert Stencel, Physics Professor at the University of Denver invited me to give a talk to his non-science students about NUCLEAR POWER and the related topics of RADIOISOTOPES and RADIATION. These are the topics that Go Nuclear, Inc. focuses on for public education. Information is presented from earlier presentations by outstanding scientists and engineers, who specialize in each area. At the beginning of the semester, many of the students were skeptical. Professor Stencel had them study two books and an MIT report before my presentation. They formulated 23 pages of single spaced questions. Dr. Robert Stencel, Dr. Robert Amme and I are thinking about writing a book centered on these student questions, a primer for the general public. This presentation gained student advocates for nuclear power.