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Will Quantum Fusion Save the Day?

The Astrophysicist, when he has time, will have something to say about his reading of the physics of the material Tom Whipple sums up. This situation however seems to be changing following a lengthy interview with a fellow out in Berkeley, California by the name of Robert Godes of Brillouin Energy. He has been working…

Note, I’m horrified to realize I inadvertantly left out the link to Rhagavan’s piece – SO SORRY about that, and please do click through – it is well worth a full read. Barath Rhagavan has a superb article about the conversion of many climate scientists to support of nuclear power and the reasons this is…

I’ve been very grateful for my colleague Greg Laden’s regular updates of the raw discussions on the Fukushima situation, but it is nice to have a coherent, visual overview, and Nicole Foss has provided another wonderful analysis at The Automatic Earth. It is very hard to synthesize all the information, because there is so much…

The Oil Drum has a well-referenced, thoughtful summary of the present situation at Fukushima – bad and getting worse as it gets harder and harder for workers to get close to the facility. The word “entombment” has been mentioned – which may be the only viable outcome. More than a million Japanese people risk losing…

Fukushima Radiation Issues

From Time/CNN: The ongoing struggle to snuff out the nuclear crisis occurred amid mounting confusion about key elements of risk now in play. At a hearing in Washington on Wednesday, the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Gregory Jaczko, called the radiation levels at one of the plant’s units “extremely high.” He added…

Nicole Foss on Japan

As things unfold, there will be more to say about the terrible situation in Japan and its effects in the both the present and the future, but for now, Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh in her super financial analyst extraordinaire identity, and nuclear safety expert…is there anything she can’t do?) of The Automatic Earth has done…