Michael Shellenberger, Founder-President of Environmental Progress: Global demand for electricity is set to rise 70% over the next 25 years. Technological advances mean that new nuclear reactor components can increasingly be mass-manufactured in factories and shipped around the world for reassembly on site. What’s at stake is a market worth $500 to $740 billion over the next decade and hundreds of thousands of high-skill and high-wage jobs. Such an effort will require new regulations. It makes no sense to regulate jet planes the same way we do propeller planes, yet that is precisely how the federal government treats new nuclear reactor types. This new Atoms for Peace effort could inspire and unite the country and the world around something almost everyone wants: cheap, clean energy.
Michel Gay: On 15 December 2016 in Marseille (FRANCE), Michel Gay was honored to receive the Yves Chelet Prize awarded by the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN). The Yves Chelet Prize rewards "the author of objective and educational media works for the dissemination and promotion of nuclear science and technology".
Radon, Lung Cancer and LNT Model (Thormod Henriksen, Biophysics and Medical Physics Group, University of Oslo)18.Nov.2016
Thormod Henriksen, Biophysics and Medical Physics Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Oslo: This is an update (2016) on radon and lung cancer. It is also a discussion on the rise and fall of the famous LNT (linear no threshold) theory. The theory has caused much anxiety and prevented a reasonable use of nuclear power, which is essential for long term prosperity of the human race, preservation of wildlife habitat, biodiversity and healthy environment. This outstanding research and teaching group at the University of Oslo presents this in a way that is interesting for the public worldwide.
Cairns Bain, Nuclear Africa: Long before the advent of the atomic bomb or nuclear power, mankind lived in a radioactive world. Our planet is made up of the nuclear debris of exploding stars, consisting of both the stable elements and also some long-lived radioactive isotopes of uranium, thorium and potassium. We also continue to be bombarded with cosmic rays from our own sun and from distant galaxies. Our very bodies carry a mix of radioactive materials imparted to us from Mother Nature.