September 01 2020 0comment

How to survive a nuclear attack

With 2020 still far from over, what else can possibly go wrong? We already have a pandemic. The economy is faltering. Schools are shut down in many places. Business have shuttered their shops. Riots have destroyed entire business districts. I suppose, the only thing left is an all-out nuclear war. Hopefully, 2020 concludes without such […]

April 20 2020 0comment

Tourists give Chernobyl new life

In 2006, I traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine to conduct a health and human performance study for a major university.  While in Ukraine, I stayed at the home of a friend who is a retired nuclear scientist.   The majority of his career was spent in support of secret nuclear programs sponsored by the U.S.S.R.  One evening, […]

January 30 2018 0comment

Nuclear Power Our Energy Future

Nuclear power is dead. Long live nuclear power. Nuclear power is the only way forward. Nuclear power is a red herring. Nuclear power is too dangerous. Nuclear power is the safest power source around. Nuclear is nothing. Nuclear is everything. It is now generally agreed that the world must rapidly reduce carbon emissions in order […]

January 30 2018 0comment

How to Demolish an Apartment

There are a couple of good options that can be considered for apartment demolition. The process is dependent on some factors like the area where the apartment is located, the apartment material, the purpose of the demolition and the way that debris is going to be disposed of. In this article, we summarize four methods […]

October 20 2017 0comment

When is Demolition the Best Option?

Many smart investors bought property in and around Toronto many years ago and have been successfully enjoying the fruits of their labour in the form of rental income from those properties for many years. With more and more industry experts predicting a serious decline in housing prices in the coming years, some investors are hoping to cash […]

October 20 2017 0comment

5 Questions to Ask a Demolition Contractor

Whether your demolition project is because of a devastating event like a fire or because of a happy occasion such as the renovation of a cherished family home, demolition is actually a very delicate procedure that requires sensitivity and tact in addition to great skill. It’s important to make sure the demolition company you hire […]

August 17 2017 0comment

The Next Big Thing in Nuclear Power: Think Smaller & Safer

There’s a lot to like about the small modular reactor design that NuScale Power submitted yesterday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Most often people talk about the ability to build such reactors in a factory and ship them by truck or rail, in nearly-finished form, to where they are needed, and to add generating capacity to a […]

August 17 2017 0comment

Why Nuclear Plant Closures Are a Crisis for Small Town USA

Nuclear plants occupy an unusual spot in the towns where they operate: integral but so much in the background that they may seem almost invisible. But when they close, it can be like the earth shifting underfoot. From sea to shining sea, it was dismal. It wasn’t just the plant employees who were hurt. The […]

May 05 2017 0comment

Why Buy A Shutdown Nuclear Plant?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting to consider the latest development in what has become a growing trend in the nuclear power industry – accelerating decommissioning by transferring licenses to third parties after a plant shuts down. The topic of today’s NRC meeting was to provide an overview of Entergy’s plan to […]