Kiwanis Nuclear Power Speech

I had the opportunity to speak to the Kiwanis International, Vicksburg Chapter today about nuclear power. I am always amazed at the level of interest from folks who don’t have a background in the same admittedly nerdy subjects I’ve studied. I managed to explain that once you get outside the “hot rock box”, a [...]

Commuting Sucks – But Mine Sucks Less

In 2008 I left my job in the Navy to build new nuclear reactors in Mississippi at Entergy. Beyond all of the great reasons to transition back to my home and work on an awesome project, there was a MAJOR tangible benefit – time. In Jackson, I would have ~10-15 minute commute, leaving me an [...]

Thoughts on nuclear ships

Given the testimony of some senior people in the Navy, the Navy seems opposed to the idea of nuclear power on a cruiser. So why don’t they do a little exercise? How did the Navy estimate fuel costs in the last carrier AoA? Did actual fuel prices in the last 10 years validate those assumptions? [...]