Today: 15.Nov.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

D. Lightfoot, W. Manheimer, D. Meneley, D. Pendergast, G. Stanford: Nuclear fission energy is as inexhaustible as those energies usually termed "renewable", such as hydro, wind, solar and biomass. But unlike the sum of these energies, nuclear fission energy has sufficient capacity to replace fossil fuels as they become scarce. Uranium could power the world as far into the future as we are today from the dawn of civilization - more than 10,000 years ago. Fast reactors have distinct advantages in siting of plants, product transport and management of waste.

Dr. George Stanford was one of the most popular writers of articles about nuclear energy at Argonne National Laboratory. He was helping people right up to the very end of his life in 2013. His ideas and analyses helped scientists and the public understand the importance of nuclear energy and nuclear science.