Category: Research

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, […]

May 03 2017 0comment

Nuclear Weapon Ban Negotiations Violating NPT Commitments

The United Nations General Assembly began negotiations March 27-31 on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. A second session is scheduled for June 15‑July 7, 2017. Following that, the General Assembly will review progress and decide on a path forward. Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Nearly a half-century ago, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of […]

July 13 2016 0comment

Everything you need to know about mini nuclear reactors

Stephen Monk, Lancaster University Nuclear power can be a touchy subject, one that seems to divide opinion. Many people believe it is unclean, controversial and costly – and the 2011 Fukushima disaster showed the world just how unsafe nuclear can be; the meltdown of the power plant was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in […]

July 13 2016 0comment

Nuclear Profile: The Idaho National Laboratory

Spread out across several facilities in the vast desert between Idaho Falls and Arco, Nevada is the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL is a site operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and while most of the people who work there are contractors to the DOE, there are federal employees who work at […]