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Interested in nuclear power safety and technology, but confused by the jargon? Our advocate-oriented “Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit” series is just for you.


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Elder of the US Nuclear Power Plants

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #54

Hyman G. Rickover has often been referred to as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.” It is even engraved on his tombstone in Arlington Cemetery. Read more >

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Nuclear Safety Imperfection

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #53

NEAT #52 acknowledged the stellar results achieved by Catawba Unit 2, LaSalle Unit 1, and South Texas Project Unit 1 by remaining in Column 1 of the NRC’s Action Matrix for every one of the ROP’s first 56 quarters. They were the only three reactors in the nation to compile perfect attendance records.

This blog post discusses reactors that spent little time in Column 1 over that same 14-year period. Read more >

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Nuclear Safety Perfection

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #52

56

It’s the sum of six consecutive prime numbers (3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 17). Read more >

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CSI Nuclear

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #51

Cops responding to a reported disturbance sometimes find an individual holding a smoking gun standing over a dead body oozing blood from bullet holes. Such crime cases are easy to solve even without a confession from the person holding the gun or a declaration from the corpse on the floor.

More often, cops arrive and can only establish that something bad has happened. In these cases, Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) are brought in to collect data and perform forensic analysis. In parallel, detectives interview people and investigate who had recent contact with the victims. Their goal is supplement the initial determination of what happened with solid insights as to how it happened and, more importantly, who did it. Read more >

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UCS Pen Pals

, director, Nuclear Safety Project

Nuclear Energy Activist Toolkit #50

NEAT #29 explained how you can sign up to receive email notifications from the NRC when it issues things like press releases and reports on specific nuclear reactors. What I wasn’t keeping secret but had failed to mention was that you can also sign up to receive notifications when UCS posts new commentaries to our All Things Nuclear blog. Read more >

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