Nuclear Matinee – James Hansen on Nuclear Power

August 9, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, earlier this year co-authored a study that conservatively estimated that nuclear power has saved 1.8 million lives since 1971 that otherwise would have been lost due to fossil fuel pollution and associated causes. For more information, see this post at Scientific American blogs-and this previous ANS nuclear matinée.

‘Pandora’s Promise’ – A new documentary film on nuclear energy

June 4, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear CafeLenka Kollar

As a nuclear engineer by education and someone whose family has worked in the nuclear energy field, I've never doubted the safe and environmentally-friendly electricity that nuclear energy provides. For those of us who have been advocates our entire lives, it is often difficult, however, to see why some people are afraid of and opposed to nuclear energy.