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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nuclear Advocacy and Information - Videos

Some time back, I featured a video on the Atomic Power Review YouTube Channel that showcases INDY Car driver Simona de Silvestro, who makes a good, honest and straightforward case for nuclear energy that anyone of just about any age can understand.  (See it here.)

This week, we have a great sort of follow on to that older video.  Kirsty Gogan Alexander, Head of Communications of the Nuclear Industry Association (which is a UK affair, not a US affair) gave a presentation at an Institution of Civil Engineers event making the case for nuclear energy very strongly.  While the event was in England, it's important to note that very many of the points she made (clearly and effectively, I might add) apply quite generally to nuclear energy world-wide.  You can click here to see the entire presentation; Kirsty is the lead speaker.  You can also follow her on Twitter, where she's found as @kirstygogan.  The Nuclear Industry Association's site has been linked from the sidebar of this site for some time.

To round out this update, Southern California Edison has made a new, short video detailing the importance of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to the overall grid stability and reliability in southern California.  This is important to see - many folks clamoring for shutdown of nuclear plants might not have realized some of the truths about electric distribution which are revealed in this video.  Click here to see it.

11:20 AM Eastern 2/21/2013


  1. Nice video, but check out the close captions. One could make a drinking game out of all the ways that whatever translator they used miss worded "San Onofre". There's Something or other frickin'. And a bunch of other humorous mis-transliterations.

  2. They just released a version in Spanish today, which I applaud. All too often we work on communicating with everyone but forget that not everyone speaks English. (This is why there has been a translator widget on this site since nearly the beginning!)