Van Snyder, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, Mathematician: Popular discussions about nuclear power eventually get around to at least one of five objections: It's not safe; no one knows what to do about waste; it's too expensive; it leads to nuclear weapons proliferation; or there isn't enough uranium. All of these objections are baseless. It is clearly obvious that nuclear power in the form of safe fast-neutron breeder reactors with on-site electrorefining must be a necessary (and economical) part of the American energy economy. Should the United States develop the technology, or buy it from France, Russia, China and India?
John Kotek, Vice President of the Nuclear Energy Institute,, Warren Miller, affiliated with Texas A&M and Stanford University, Peter Lyons led the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy from 2010-2015: First, we must ensure significant domestic nuclear energy production. Second, our private nuclear energy sector must compete and win in the international marketplace. The export of a broad range of civil nuclear technologies ensures U.S. influence to protect against misuse. Third, we must be an early, and active, partner to the many countries with no previous nuclear experience that want nuclear energy. It is critical that these countries select proven technologies that are appropriately regulated and operated. And finally, the U.S. must continue to lead in nuclear energy innovation.
The Go Nuclear, Inc. Cornerstone Document focuses on four major topics related to peaceful use of nuclear energy, radioisotopes and radiation. ENERGY TOMORROW covers technologies that have been explored, and/or partially or nearly completely developed that show credible promise to generate electricity, provide industrial heat, energy for desalination on a large scale in the future. The guide is Gen IV technologies on the World Nuclear Association website. This includes uranium and thorium, fission, possibly fusion and other nuclear reactions. China, India, Russia and other countries are pursuing these technologies. Please read the Cornerstone Document to understand our purpose and goals for global public education.