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Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places
Per Nuclear News tradition, this month’s issue is dedicated to highlighting our nuclear technology supply chain. U.S. nuclear suppliers have certainly seen their share of challenges in the last decade or so. The widely anticipated “Nuclear Renaissance” of the early 2000s gave way to Fukushima, then a wavelet of plant closures that ANS President Steve Nesbit addresses in his column on page 15 of the August 2021 issue of Nuclear News.
However, the nuclear narrative has taken on a more positive tone of late. Significant federal investments in advanced nuclear energy systems, coupled with a broader recognition of the need to decarbonize, has stoked excitement for a new generation of U.S. technology on the verge of scaled commercial deployment by the end of the decade. Hopefully, in the words of Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez, whose team went from a 19–32 record to World Series champs in 2019, “Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places.”
Item ID: 690016|ISBN: 978-0-89448-555-8
1989|1st Edition|46 pages
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Published on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of nuclear fission, this volume collects the reminiscences of some of the pioneers of the nuclear age under one cover. Based on addresses delivered at a special symposium sponsored by the American Nuclear Society, these trailblazers recount, in their own words, milestones in the development of nuclear energy. Among them are the discovery of fission and proof of sustainability of a chain reaction, the history behind the building of the Stagg Field Reactor, the origins and management of the Manhattan Project, and the development of nuclear energy for electricity generation at the Shippingport plant. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the origins of nuclear technology, the personalities involved, and the political and historical realities of the times.