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The Zoé Reactor

The Zoé Reactor, December 21, 1948, during the visit of President Vincent Auriol Today we’re highlighting a historical reactor: the Zoé, the very first French atomic reactor. (And no, I’m not just writing this because we happen to share a name. But maybe I am, a little bit.) The Zoé reactor, sometimes called EL-1 (Eau […]

Tuberville interview with Breitbart

Senator Tuberville is not backing down. In a continued campaign to move away from fossil-fuel consumption, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R) of Alabama is pushing for a transition to a new kind of clean energy: thorium. As we’ve discussed on this website, the Department of Energy, in a stunningly short-sighted move, is currently seeking to destroy […]

Quotes from Glenn Seaborg’s autobiography

These are notable quotes from Glenn Seaborg’s 1993 autobiography “The Atomic Energy Commission Under Nixon“. Breeder Reactor Beginnings In the United States and several other countries, decisions were made quite early that a reactor employing fast neutrons, utilizing the uranium cycle, and cooled with liquid sodium, the so-called liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR), was […]