Today: 25.Sep.2017

Dr. Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of American Nuclear Society hosted the Ingalls Creek Nuclear Futures Meeting in Peshastin, Washington State, USA September 10 & 11, 2017. In attendance were Wanda Munn, nuclear engineer from the Fast Flux Test Facility, Kenneth Kok, nuclear engineer, Editor of Nuclear Engineering Handbook, James Conca, Geochemist consultant to industry and government, contributing author to Forbes on energy, William Stokes, consulting engineer on Light Water Nuclear Power Plants, John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA. Members of the International Board of Advisors for EFN - USA from Canada, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Uganda, the UK and the USA contributed suggestions of what the United States should do to get its nuclear power program back on the right track. In 2017, the United States still has no plans to replace aging existing nuclear power plants with new ones and no plans of what to do with its used nuclear fuel. Furthermore, Toshiba and Westinghouse have declared bankruptcy over major cost overruns for plants they are building in the U.S. This is a disgrace for government and industry management and creates problems for many other countries.

Published in Energy Tomorrow

American Nuclear Society - Health Physics Society: Joint Topical Meeting September 23 - 26, 2018. Call for Abstracts by May 1, 2017. For more than thirty years, the scientific community has discussed and debated assumptions and models for low-dose radiation exposures. The American Nuclear Society and Health Physics Society are joining forces to host a joint topical meeting on Applicability of Radiation Response Models to Low Dose Protection Standards. Topics will include: • Scientific foundations for radiation protection standards and emergency action guidelines, • Molecular basis of radiation response at low dose, • Applicability of linear no-threshold dose-response models, • Public perceptions of radiation risk. • Implementation of radiation protection regulations, • Opportunities for beneficial changes to radiation protection regulations. Please submit your abstract before May 1, 2017.

Published in Radiation

Alan Waltar, Author of "radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie's Dream" and James Katzaroff, CEO of Advanced Medical Isotopes Corp., World Council on Isotopes. By 2004, two-thirds of the elements in the Periodic Table had produced at least one commercially utilized radioisotope: 63 for medicine, 27 for industry, 31 for environmental protection. For nuclear medicine, 10% of the radioisotopes were used in therapy and 90% in diagnostics. This report examines the progress in the last ten years. For all newsletters, see website:

Published in Radioisotopes

Book Brief: Alan Waltar, "AMERICA THE POWERLESS." This is an excellent book that is still in print. We encourage people everywhere to read it. There are four cases for nuclear power today:

1) countries going ahead with plentiful new nuclear power plants

2) countries operating nuclear power plants but not adding many more

3) countries getting out of nuclear power

4) countries that don't have nuclear power yet

Reading this book is important to people everywhere.

Published in Energy Today

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