Henri Bonet, World Council On Isotopes: Many people believe that our work in the nuclear field is not ethical, relaying Greenpeace and other Environmentalist’s accusations. What to respond? Thriving in Radiation: Many ethical issues are related to both protection against radiation and exploitation of radiation as a means for improving quality of human life. Nuclear techniques are used in a significant number of applications outside nuclear energy production. Examples include not only the medical sector, but also agriculture and food processing, modern industry including materials development, environmental protection, space exploration, arts & science, public security… All together, these various sectors economically dwarf that of energy production.
Gary Young, mechanical engineer, major product development manager - Before retirement, he worked on product development that significantly contributed to profitability of a global technology company. In this three part series of articles titled "A Galactic Visitor's Essay," he uses a fictional galactic visitor to let his outstanding technical knowledge and practical experience describe important new ways to use existing nuclear power that can solve many problems existing today in nuclear power and energy needs in general. Part III is the finishing part of his grand idea, starting in the United States.
Aiken Standard, Thomas Gardiner: A 16-year-old international nuclear nonproliferation agreement fell apart, rendering the future of weapons-grade plutonium processing in the U.S. and at the Mixed Oxide Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site uncertain. The agreement’s demise could take enough plutonium for 17,000 warheads out from under the oversight of international nuclear experts. South Carolina U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott called the White House’s efforts to shut down the MOX program disastrous. The US intentions to down blend weapons grade plutonium and bury it in the ground instead of using it in commercial reactors ignores the tremendous benefits of nuclear energy.
Michael Loher, 4th year student at Luther College in Iowa: For his chemistry class, Michael wrote this paper reviewing technologies for extracting uranium from sea water. Physics Professor Bernard Cohen at the University of Pittsburgh wrote a paper, posted on this website describing how uranium from sea water could be an endless supply of nuclear fuel. Luther College has produced excellent professors and students in the sciences.