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Nuclear Power Policy Activist, Independent

I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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The Breakthrough Institute offers a thorough, well-referenced analysis of how a global economy can not only survive without Russian energy, but thrive.

"Keeping Nuclear Power Online

The domestic and international dialogue on nuclear energy has evolved over the last decade, drawing increasing support for civilian nuclear power from scientists, scholars, activists, and thought leaders. Nations like Japan, the United Kingdom, and France have in recent years recommitted to their domestic nuclear power programs and to further nuclear deployment in the future.

"The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turbo-charged this evolution.

  • Sustain the operating fleet of power reactors and safely recommission closed nuclear power plants
  • Prioritize scheduled maintenance for temporarily offline nuclear reactors and promptly restart operations

To reduce dependence on Russian fossil energy, reconsidering premature nuclear plant closures will have the most immediate effect in Europe. Nuclear power is the largest source of low-emission electricity in the EU. In 2021, several reactors were taken offline for maintenance and safety checks. Returning these reactors to safe operations in 2022 is of vital importance. Coupled with the start of commercial operations for the completed reactor in Finland, the EU can increase its nuclear power generation by up to 20 TWh in 2022.

"A temporary delay of European nuclear closures and continued safe operation of these facilities could prevent an increase of almost 12 bcm per year in EU natural gas demand. The additional 20 TWh of clean power produced via the restart of several nuclear reactors that were offline for maintenance in 2021 and the start of operations of the new reactor in Finland correspond to a further reduction of roughly 4 bcm of gas. If the plant owner/operator decides to close or extend the shutdown of a reactor (as was the case in Germany), the government must consider the needs of its collective society over the economic decisions of a utility and can incentivize or subsidize safe continued operation. Lengthy relicensing processes should be waived or put on hold for reactors that are still operational. They are formalities and should not be used as a smoke screen—especially for reactors with decades of operational experience.

"Through successive energy crises in Europe, Germany remained committed to shutting its nuclear plants. That may be changing. The threat of dependence on energy imports from a hostile Russia appeared to convince some German policy makers to consider reversing course. Days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the German economic minister briefly expressed openness to the idea of keeping Germany’s last three operating nuclear power plants on line. South Korea also recently pivoted towards a national energy policy more open to nuclear energy. Policy makers should encourage these reversals by other nations and support the continued operation of nuclear plants that are scheduled to be prematurely decommissioned, including those currently operating in Belgium and the United States.

"Plans to prematurely close US nuclear plants should be reconsidered urgently, and actions by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that undermine progress toward achieving carbon emission goals—in particular, the recent NRC actions to reverse prior power reactor license renewal decisions—cannot continue.

"It is time for the Biden administration to invoke its powers and establish a National Directive to not only ensure continued operation of the currently operating nuclear power plants (including the endangered Palisades and Diablo Canyon nuclear stations), but also bring recently closed plants (e.g., Indian Point Unit 3, Pilgrim, Oyster Creek, Fort Calhoun, Vermont Yankee, and others in SAFSTOR or DECON status) back into service."

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Valery Andrus on Mar 18, 2022

Returning spent fuel from nuclear power plants to the inactive phase.

For a long time I want to talk about the main misconception in nuclear power, namely that a chain reaction is not the fission of atomic nuclei, which we actually do not have in nature, but a chain reaction of fission of chains of magnetic field lines (hereinafter “MFL”), consisting from gravitons, the gravitational flow of the Earth. After a ground explosion of an atomic bomb, the luminous ball, rising upward, grows not due to the bomb’s own materials, but due to the capture of the gravitational flow by the volume of this ball MFL, the gravitons of which contain alpha particles (slow electrons) and gamma particles that are not in radioactive materials – they are also carriers of light.  I have developed an electric reactor that operates on a chain reaction, with a capacity of 50 MW (, in which cermet is irradiated by microwave and there is a kind of incomprehensible spontaneous rise in temperature.

This effect was discovered by official science, but they cannot give an exact scientific definition of what temperature is, and as a result, they were at a dead end. Temperature in neutron sciences is the density of thermal energy carriers in the form of needles of chemical elements (light), alpha particles, gamma particles, and so on in a given volume, as well as their ions.

The appearance of gamma particles is a sure sign of the destruction of the MFL and a chain reaction.

Next, I want to ask the experts you gathered here: is it possible to return spent fuel from nuclear power plants to the inactive phase as in TVEL pellets prior to installation in a reactor and thus get rid of nuclear waste?

Experts will not be able to answer, since they do not have correct ideas about the structure of matter

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Neutron sciences claim that such a process is possible. The spent fuel assemblies removed from the reactor must be lowered into a container and slowly filled with liquid nitrogen to the very top and then wait until all the nitrogen has evaporated. We check the level of radioactivity and send it for recycling. This check can even be done in the school laboratory and on your forum.

Everyone will see that I am right and there will be no further discussion of the problems with nuclear waste.

Best regards, Valery Andrus,

Scientific Director of BSA llc


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