70 years ago – Dr. Enrico Fermi

In Chicago 70 years ago, a team of scientists lead by Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Enrico Fermi, created the first controlled nuclear fission.  The Manhattan Project’s B-Reactor was fully operational in an incredibly short time.  Plutonium was separated.  This innovation, engineering and human effort brought an end to WWII.  Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg later called [...]

Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Advance or Retreat?

Amazingly, the United States does not have a current energy policy?  Will we advance, or will we retreat? The policy void is being populated by opinion from Universities, Commissions, Societies, Associations, international energy policies, low-cost natural gas, anti-nuke FUD, and social media ramblings.

The United States is becoming dependent on foreign research institutions because of very [...]