True facts about ocean radiation and the Fukushima disaster

The Fukushima disaster has "led to some wild speculation on the widespread dangers of Fukushima radiation on the internet... I’m here to tell you that these posts are just plain garbage. While there are terrible things that happened around the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan; Alaska, Hawaii and the West Coast aren’t in any danger. These posts were meant to scare people (and possibly written by terrified authors). They did just that, but there is a severe lack of facts in these posts. Which is why I am here to give you the facts, and nothing but the facts."

By |2014-01-07T15:04:35-04:00January 7th, 2014|Guest Insights|141 Comments

Will cooling temperatures calm the European windstorm?

After Denmark (Europe's star wind energy performer), Germany boasts (sic!) the highest power costs in Europe -- Danes and Germans alike pay about 300% more than Americans for electric power that is increasingly unreliable. The Australians, who had charted a similar course, threw out their Green government. But what will Americans do?

By |2013-10-17T11:35:05-04:00October 8th, 2013|Media, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Will cooling temperatures calm the European windstorm?

Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a South African nuclear physicist and CFACT advisor, explains on Kenyan TV that Africans need to greatly increase the availability of affordable electricity and do not need Europeans telling them "No."

By |2012-10-25T11:42:17-04:00January 20th, 2012|Videos|Comments Off on Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

The headlines this week deal with the North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia and the earthquake that struck nearby. Earlier in the summer, it was the Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear plants in Nebraska and the encroaching Missouri River floodwaters. Before that it was Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear complex.

By |2012-10-25T11:57:57-04:00August 25th, 2011|CFACT Insights, Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on U.S. nuclear plants still dependable

Today’s nuclear reactors safer than Fukushima plants

In light of the nuclear crisis in Japan, should the world abandon nuclear power for safety reasons? Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a nuclear physicist, says no, and here explains why: “The Fukushima nuclear plants are forty years old and use an outdated boiling water reactor design. . ."

By |2012-10-25T11:45:17-04:00April 12th, 2011|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Today’s nuclear reactors safer than Fukushima plants

Fears & facts about nuclear power

The ground hadn’t stopped shaking. Tsunami waters had not receded. And yet coverage of this awful natural disaster – a scene of almost unfathomable devastation and death – was already giving way to single-minded focus on radiation exposure and meltdowns.

By |2012-10-25T11:46:04-04:00April 11th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Fears & facts about nuclear power

Holland spurns windmills and goes nuclear

Holland has long been known for its tulips, wooden clogs and, of course, windmills. So it’s probably not surprising when the European Union moved to increase its use of renewable energy, Holland was among the first to jump on board the windmill bandwagon.

By |2012-10-25T11:53:38-04:00March 25th, 2011|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Holland spurns windmills and goes nuclear

The Japan nuclear emergency in context

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan delivered a devastating one-two punch to that island nation and to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. So what does much of the world do? You guessed it. They blamed the designers, builders and operators of the nuclear plant for not doing a good enough job.

By |2012-10-25T11:53:20-04:00March 24th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on The Japan nuclear emergency in context

Nuclear safety: Reactors that can’t meltdown

The recent tragic events in Japan have brought the issue of nuclear energy to the forefront of public discussion. While radical environmentalists have exploited the issue to advance anti-nuclear policies, others have tried to defend this important energy source on the grounds of its importance to our economy and standard of living. Missing in the discussion is the fact that important breakthroughs in nuclear engineering should now be given proper vetting – developments that could reduce or eliminate the threat of nuclear meltdown.In order to grasp the significance of these breakthroughs, a basic understanding of the development of nuclear power technology [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:59:04-04:00March 17th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Nuclear safety: Reactors that can’t meltdown

A nuclear engineer’s briefing on the emergency in Japan

By Evelyn MervineThis Q&A briefing provides a concise overview of much of what you need to know on the nuclear emergency in Japan. Nuclear engineer Mark Mervine gave this interview to his daughter Evelyn Mervine. It was originally posted on her blog, Skepchick. Mark and Evelyn Mervine are not associated with CFACT.   My name is Mark Mervine. I graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1981, and went into the Navy nuclear power program. I was in submarines, and while I was in the Navy I qualified on two different types of Navy nuclear power plants and served as an [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:59:04-04:00March 14th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on A nuclear engineer’s briefing on the emergency in Japan