Today: 25.Sep.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Less than 200 years earlier, people were walking 2,000 miles on foot, with ox drawn wagons across America to settle Oregon and California. People had been walking like that for the previous 100,000 years and more. With the development of nuclear power from fast breeder reactors, the world now has a limitless supply of clean, affordable, reliable energy to improve living standards and protect the environment.

We conclude that all the world's energy requirements for the remaining existence of life on Earth could be provided by breeder reactors without the cost of electricity rising by as much as 1% due to fuel costs. This is consistent with the definition of a "renewable" energy source.

The field of nuclear medicine is at a crossroads of need and opportunities. Continued development of cell targeted research is showing advancement in therapy beyond traditional cancer treatments and common diagnostic methods using limited supplies of useful isotopes such as short lived beta and alpha emitters. However, it will take a concerted effort on the part of the medical industry, business, and government funding to achieve the needed isotopes and approved procedures.