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US Nuclear Research Institute

  1. Jan 26, 2012 #1
    i thought the title represented clear thinking!:smile:
    do we have one?
    all you hear about is regulatory, that
    lacks a dynamic vigorous image.

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  3. Jan 26, 2012 #2


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    Is there any chance that you might capitalize sentences and separate them so that they can be parsed like normal English? It can be awful hard to read your posts, even if they are interesting.
  4. Jan 26, 2012 #3
    I thought parsed meant a program churning through
    text to find whatever.
    Yes, after getting the periods in i WAS planning to
    work on capitalization.
    The Nuclear Agency ought to be called
    'Nuclear Research And Development'
    Gee, just like they have at companies that
    actually make something.

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  5. Jan 27, 2012 #4
    Well, I'm not from the US, so correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't places like Los Alamos, BNL, etc, all nuclear research institutes? Here in the GWN, we have Chalk River and Whiteshell - the latter of which is now being decommissioned.
  6. Jan 27, 2012 #5
    found it!
    Department Of Energy.
    then the 'home' for Nuclear Energy is
    on the site with them.
    i think they need they're own department
    and website
    they need to start thinking bigger.:smile:

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  7. Jan 27, 2012 #6


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    The US DOE evolved from the Atomic Energy Commission. NE is a component of DOE, which does research in various energy technologies.

    They are thinking big.
  8. Jan 28, 2012 #7
    astro nuke
    i think i get it.
    they put nuclear energy on sub site and
    added windmills and coal burning plants.
    well if it makes some people happy, not
    worth hassling about.
    thinking big huh? good, it's a big job to have low
    price electricity all across the country.

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  9. Jan 28, 2012 #8


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    Not quite.

    Source: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/brochures/br0466/

    The US DOE does research in various forms of energy. The Office of Nuclear Energy supports research in nuclear energy and it's application.

    Electric utilities may implement nuclear energy for electrical generation. The DOE has shutdown several research reactors, but is supporting the development of new Gen IV reactors, as well as other modern reactors.

    The US NRC also does nuclear research but from the standpoint of safety.
  10. Jan 28, 2012 #9
    astro nuke
    in the 70's there was a disco in westwood
    that was 4 stories and very popular.
    it's long gone.
    why are we facing the challenges of today and
    tomorrow with something conceived in the 70's?
    to keep around a reminder of the excesses of the 70's?
    the nuclear energy development agency needs to
    be a stand alone agency so that it is more responsive.
    industrialized countries around the world are eating our lunch.

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  11. Jan 28, 2012 #10

    jim hardy

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    ""why are we facing the challenges of today and
    tomorrow with something conceived in the 70's?
    to keep around a reminder of the excesses of the 70's?

    like EPA, FEMA, DOE(ducation), Consumer Product Safety Commission, globalization , unfettered international movement of capital??

    industrialized countries around the world are eating our lunch.
  12. Jan 30, 2012 #11
    just to clear the air.
    they seriously need to change the
    geodesic dome covers at the San Onofre
    nuclear power plants.
    that's a well traveled route.
    people go back to la and think
    'that looks the same as it did 40 years ago'
    gives the impression the pipes are all rusty
    and they have one old guy in a golf cart
    going around scraping and painting them.
    GE ought to build them some new facades for free!:smile:
    'public perception is everything'

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  13. Jan 30, 2012 #12
    :biggrin:That's a big bear pit ,and they keep falling in. Sad
  14. Jan 31, 2012 #13
    physics forumer's
    the ERDA needs to be made it's own agency again and
    renamed the NERDA.
    catchy, huh?
    i think engineers would beat the doors down to
    go to work there with a name like that.:smile:
    Nuclear Energy Research & Development Agency
    it's a winner!

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