Center for Reactor Information
Links to other online sources of information about nuclear energy and related technologies:
American Nuclear Society – The U.S. society for nuclear engineers and other industry professionals.
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization -- Education resources are available at ANSTO | Education.
Atomic Insights – Content includes: The "nuclear battery" reactor proposed for Galena, Alaska.
Cal Rad Forum – An association of groups using radioactive materials in the Southwestern Compact Region (Goal: a low-level nuclear waste repository). The compact includes users in Arizona, California, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Users in the region are universities, utilities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, medical centers, and societies of technical professionals.
Canadian Nuclear Association and CANDU technology
Canadian Nuclear Society – The Canadian society for nuclear engineers and other industry professionals.
Computare -- Site focuses on greenhouse gas management; a paper on potential role of nuclear in Alberta's tar sands.
Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy – An activist group that supports the use of nuclear energy because of its environmental benefits.
FORATOM Forum for Nuclear Energy in Europe – Seventeen national trade associations and the companies they represent.
The Future of Nuclear Power – An interdisciplinary study by MIT.
The Institute for Analysis of Global Security – A non-profit education site exclusively focused on worldwide energy security. Funded by foundations and individuals. IAGS endorses next-generation technologies certified by the U.S. Department of Energy that can be commercialized rapidly to completely displace imported oil. Includes a comprehensive list of 300 energy-related Internet links.
The Integral Fast Reactor Project – A critical technology for controlling climate change.
National Center for Public Policy Research – A conservative, free-market foundation established in 1982 and located on Capitol Hill.
National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) – Privately funded; projects include developing policy recommendations on the future of nuclear energy, oil security, climate change, and natural gas supply, and other issues. A bipartisan group of 20 U.S. energy experts funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. NCEP strategy is ending the energy stalemate to meet U.S. energy challenges. Advises Congress, the Administration, industry, the States, and other energy policymakers and stakeholders.
Nuclear Energy Institute – The purposes of the Nuclear Energy Institute are to foster and encourage the continued safe utilization and development of nuclear energy to meet the nation's energy, environmental and economic goals and to support the nuclear energy industry.
Positive Energy – A nuclear energy blog.
What is nuclear? – Public education for all things nuclear.
News and Information Sources
Australian Uranium Information Center – News and information on nuclear energy for electricity, and uranium for it.
Clean Energy – Energy site of Randal Leavitt, UK nuclear consultant. Nuclear power policy; the future of nuclear power.
Energy Central Power Network – Daily online news about the global power industry.
Energy Pulse – Daily online news about the global power industry.
Energy supply is more important than climate change – Energy site of H. Douglas Lightfoot, retired professional engineer--research, engineering, and economic study of alternate energies. Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre at McGill University in Canada. Replacement of fossil fuels must secure a stable and affordable fuel supply AND mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Information for everyone from 14-year olds to Nobel prize winners.
The Truth About Energy – Energy site of Donald E. Lutz, Registered Engineer in Illinois and California. Retired from General Electric Company in San Jose, California. Pioneer developer of Fast Breeder Reactor nuclear power plants.
Government-Funded Organizations and Resources
International Atomic Energy Agency – The world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field.
Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems – Information abut next-generation nuclear energysystems from the U.S. Department of Energy's office of Nuclear Energy.
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Information about new reactor licensing, Emergency preparedness, Nuclear waste disposal, Reactor license renewal, Radiation protection, Security, News releases, etc.
World Nuclear University -- Provided by Idaho State University, with support from DOE, IAEA, CAES, and the Idaho Universities Consortium in recognition of the leadership role that Idaho National Laboratory, since February 2005, is playing in the international nuclear arena. The International Summer Institute was held 7/11 to 8/16/2005 and attended by 75 Fellows from 33 countries. Dr. Karen Leibelt is the Idaho Coordinator of the university's Summer Institute.
Ask a Scientist – Operated by Argonne National Laboratory, this site allows students, teachers, and others to ask questions of scientists and receive answers by e-mail. The site also includes a large, searchable database of questions previously asked and answered.
For additional information, please contact CFRI, an independent organization of retirees with extensive nuclear experience.