The Demon Hot Atom: The Internet Glossary of Nuclear Terminology

was written by Russell D. Hoffman & Friends, after decades of research. Special thanks to RSD STUDIOS for opening graphics and design.

Thank you for visiting!

Breath deep.

Radiation cannot be tasted, smelled, felt, seen, or heard -- it is an invisible killer.

DON'T LET THAT FOOL YOU!

STOPPING NUKES IS UP TO YOU!

STOPPING NUKES IS UP TO YOU!

STOPPING NUKES IS UP TO YOU!


In July, 2002, shortly after this web site was produced, the local newspaper, the North County Times, did an article about it (click on it to enlarge it):

In the article, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission responded to this web site and its author this way:

"We don't pay much attention to people like him. A lot of the things he says are not rooted in a firm understanding of technology."

-- (North County Times, July 29th, 2002, page B-4; my response; followup)

The simple truth is, the NRC hasn't got it figured out, either! They cannot explain, for example, why one atom of radioactive material decays at one point in time, and another imperceptibly different atom of the same element and isotope decays at a different time. They cannot separate these two atoms (if they could, not only would it be worth a Nobel prize, but we could do a lot more useful things with radioactive materials). The NRC is baffled by embrittlement and other aging issues. "Human error" is ignored -- past mistakes, no matter how bad and no matter how many, never indicate deadly trends to the folks who are supposed to be saving your life at the NRC.

The NRC's miscalculations, combined with their awe-inspiring arrogance, could cost Americans millions of lives, trillions of dollars, and zillions of tears.

If my solutions are chosen instead, my mistakes, whatever they may be (and my own arrogance, such as others might perceive it to be) could cost America, at worst, only a small amount of money. A properly designed energy system with a cornerstone based on renewables (generally defined as wind, wave, tide, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass) would save America billions of dollars every year because renewable energy systems have LOW year-to-year costs, unlike nuclear energy, which is always dreadfully dangerous and extremely expensive.

There is absolutely no reason to let the deadly sin continue:

Nuclear energy only supplies about 7% of America's energy.

It's way past time to make it 0%.

Russell Hoffman, Concerned Citizen

Carlsbad, California USA

First published July, 2002


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