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by KimChin
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Any good PRA material to get me started?
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: Any good PRA material to get me started?

Like you say, there are thousands of sources out there. Here are a couple that I have found helpful. Hopefully, they are what you were looking for.
by KimChin
Fri May 04, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: General Schematic and comparison for AP1000
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: General Schematic and comparison for AP1000

Not sure exactly what it is you are looking for, but these documents may be helpful. I'm sure there is a lot more information out there, you just have to look for it...
by KimChin
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: NEI Nuclear Plants are Weatherproof
Replies: 0
Views: 2289

NEI Nuclear Plants are Weatherproof

I know that there have been many discussions about the safety of nuclear plants following the Fukushima accident. It prompted the cancellation of the Italian nuclear power expansion program, prompted Germany's announcement to shut down all nukes (though as I understand, they had to re-start some of ...
by KimChin
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Fukushima - End of US Nuclear Power renaissance?
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: Fukushima - End of US Nuclear Power renaissance?

I don't know if he's a political hack, but the fact that the other 4 commissioners votes yes, is encouraging. I can't be certain, but I think that this may now pave the road for a couple of more AP1000 units that have been in limbo for a few years. I have to say, though, I which there were a couple ...
by KimChin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: AZ - Spent fuel Repository ??
Replies: 5
Views: 3251

Re: AZ - Spent fuel Repository ??

The best thing would be to NOT produce any more spent fuel or additional rad waste! How would you like it if they decided to put such a facility in your state, may be 20 miles or so from *your* home? Great idea. Why don't we just give up electricity, give up automobiles, forget about fire, etc. and...
by KimChin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: More Fukushima Cs in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: More Fukushima Cs in Europe

I don't know about the veracity of the OP's info, one way or the other. However, since Cs appears to be a hot fukushima topic, I thought this paper may prove interesting to others here... Thanks for the paper, EdMack. The way I read it, there may be hot spots in a number of locations around Fukushi...
by KimChin
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Low Radiation may not be as harmful... So ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Re: Low Radiation may not be as harmful... So ?

Unfortunately, I don't think you'll see the Manganos and others running to correct their reports, regardless of how "valid" the new research results are deemed to be.
by KimChin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Risk perception and energy infrastructure
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Risk perception and energy infrastructure

Thanks They are indeed interesting and there is lots of interesting information out there, I wish I din't have to work for a living so that I could spend my days reading "interesting" stuff and learning things.

Was any of the specific reports of particular interest to you? Just wondering...
by KimChin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Approval of Reactor Design Clears Path for New Plants
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Re: Approval of Reactor Design Clears Path for New Plants

Not so sure, Hellen22 That might have been the case a year or so ago, but since the accident at Fukushima, I sense that many supporters of the nuclear industry are having second thoughts. Look at what happened in FL today, where the same lawmaker that was pushing for nuclear, now introduces a bill t...
by KimChin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Low Radiation May Not Be as Harmful
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

Re: Low Radiation May Not Be as Harmful

MikeTil wrote:Does anyone have the link to the actual report/paper of this new work?
MikeTil, here it is. Enjoy :-)
by KimChin
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Risk perception and energy infrastructure
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Risk perception and energy infrastructure

Real interesting collection of reports to the Science & Technology Committee on Risk perception and energy infrastructure (PDF at the bottom of the message). Reports contributed by: 00 - Department of Energy & Climate Change 01 - PCAH (Parents Concerned About Hinkley) 02 - National Physical Laborato...
by KimChin
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Are SMRs the way of the future?
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: Are SMRs the way of the future?

I think SMRs are definitely the way of the future. Sure, the economies of scale may not come into play, but the flexibility of building smaller units (as needed) closer to major distribution network nodes, more than makes up for any economic disadvantage. In addition to that, they are much easier to...
by KimChin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Any involvement with Fukushima?
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Any involvement with Fukushima?

Actually, I don't think anything is going critical in those vessels. Of course nobody can say for sure, until they somehow take a look, but I believe the radioisotopes being reported are simply products of spontaneous fission, and not of some mass going critical. I Don't have any details as to the m...
by KimChin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Any involvement with Fukushima?
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Any involvement with Fukushima?

If all you are looking for is sources of information, other than TEPCO, I can give you some links... Japan Atomic Industrial Forum - http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/ Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency - http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html Nuclear Energy Institute - http://nei.org/ I am sur...
by KimChin
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Any involvement with Fukushima?
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Any involvement with Fukushima?

Harrison, I don't know if TRIUS is involved and I am NOT involved in any official capacity, but I have been following it very closely, since the day it occurred. And, I don't know if you had any questions about it, or if I could answer them, but if you post them here, I'd be willing to give it a sho...