James Conca, geochemist, energy expert: America has over 2 million miles of oil and gas pipelines. Almost half are 50 years old. Over 2,000 miles of pipeline are 100 years old. These pipes have been subjected to pressure and weather-related stresses for a long, long time. Many must be replaced, or at least upgraded. With oil production increasing, the number of refineries decreasing, and capacity concentrating in ever fewer places, pipeline transport is not going to decrease. And there is no better alternative. So it is inevitable that we will build more pipelines with, hopefully better and better technologies, but we also must better maintain the ones we have, eventually completely replacing them.
Leah Bindfer, Huffington Post - Healthcare in the United States is not safe. One in four patients admitted to a hospital will suffer some form of unintended harm, one in six will get an infection and about 500 a day will die of a preventable error. Healthcare is considered the most dangerous occupation - more dangerous than coal mining or building skyscrapers. One sector worthy of particular attention is nuclear power, an industry where — thank heavens — safety is king. In the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, the leaders of every commercial nuclear reactor across the globe created the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), with the goal of achieving industry-wide excellence.
S. K. Jain provides an overview from the distant past, recent past, present and into the future for the use of nuclear energy and nuclear science in India. Very clear what needs to be done.
Dario Jinchuk - Excellent summary of nuclear power, nuclear technology and nuclear science in Argentina.