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The Hill article: The nuclear industry is stifled
In an opinion piece published by The Hill, Tim Cavanaugh blasts the federal government for “quick-fix” and “half-hearted” efforts to retain existing nuclear power plants.
Cavanaugh, senior editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, adds that the U.S. nuclear energy industry is stifled by outmoded policies and suggests a number of policy changes to allow it to flourish and to “end a regulatory model that has starved the nuclear industry nearly to extinction.”
Renewable failures: Cavanaugh’s first suggestion is to acknowledge the failure of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which “produce too little energy and are too unreliable to make a dent in our heat and electricity needs, even though taxpayers have spent billions of dollars on green pork.”
Yigal Ronen, M. Aboudy, D. Regev
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 170 | Number 1 | January 2012 | Pages 16-26
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE10-51
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Obtaining denaturated plutonium with 238Pu/Pu 6% in CANDU reactors can be achieved by introducing either 241Am or 237Np into the nuclear fuel. It was found that about the same results are obtained by doping the fuel with 241Am or 237Np. In order not to reduce the fuel burnup, there is a need to enrich the uranium to 0.8% for both 241Am and 237Np doping.