December 2018

Radioactive Waste 366 - Sellafield Ltd. In The U.K. Is Researching A Better Suit For Radiation Protection

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Current Demron® Radiation Protection Suit

         I first heard about robotic suits around 1961 in a science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. The infantry in the novel wore metal suits that amplified their strength and protected them from harm. Over the years, a lot of money has been poured into exoskeletons which are pieces of equipment that can be strapped on the body to amplify strength.

Nuclear Reactors 634 - NuScale Partnering With Canadian Bruce Power On SMRs

        The U.S. nuclear industry is not doing well. The U.S. had about one hundred nuclear reactors in operation for the commercial generation of electric power. Six reactors have been retired in the past few years and there are plans to retire another sixteen reactors in the next ten years. Attempts to build two new reactors in South Carolina have collapses.