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Will Davis at ANS Nuclear Cafe

Will Davis has been writing articles for ANS Nuclear Cafe since May 2012 on a variety of timely and important topics including the following:

•The Fukushima Daiichi accident

•Small Modular Reactors

•Nuclear plant safety, operation and characteristics

•Nuclear plant / nuclear industry history including perspective and analysis

•Nuclear industry development / progress in Asia, and in Africa

Articles for the ANS and URL's for them are listed below.

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Thorium Shines Brightly at ANS Winter Meeting

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/11/14/thorium-shines-brightly-at-ans-winter-meeting/

"Nuclear Energy" - National Nuclear Science Week, Day 3

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/10/22/nuclear-energy-national-nuclear-science-week-day-3-october-22/

They Harnessed the ATOM - the first Navy prototype nuclear power plant

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/10/10/they-harnessed-the-atom-the-first-navy-prototype-nuclear-plant/

Seven Decades Past, A New Dawn (the first full scale nuclear reactor)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/09/26/seven-decades-past-a-new-dawn/

Presenting ATUCHA III

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/09/24/presenting-atucha-iii/

Another Nuclear Design Approved by NRC (GE ESBWR)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/09/19/another-nuclear-design-approved-by-nrc/

The Final Entrant - Last Nuclear Utility in Japan Applies for Restart

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/08/14/the-final-entrant-last-nuclear-utility-in-japan-applies-for-restart/

Japan Nuclear Restarts:  Abe says "Will See to It," Courts Differ, Plants Prepare

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/07/29/japan-nuclear-restarts-abe-says-will-see-to-it-courts-differ-plants-prepare/

Nuclear Energy in Japan Steps Into the Chasm

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/07/10/nuclear-energy-in-japan-steps-into-the-chasm/

Nuclear Power Uprates:  What, how, when and will there be more?

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/06/26/nuclear-power-uprates-what-how-when-and-will-there-be-more/

Pathfinder:  A Path Not Taken (Special report on Pathfinder superheating BWR)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/06/13/pathfinder/

ANS Historic Landmark NS SAVANNAH Hosts Gala Weekend

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/05/22/ans-historic-landmark-n-s-savannah-has-gala-weekend/

Return to the 1970's (Damaging Nuclear Energy by Policy in the Carter Era)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/05/01/return-to-the-1970s/

Pioneering STURGIS will go to shipbreakers

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/04/17/pioneering-sturgis-will-go-to-shipbreakers/

Kenya's Studied Approach to a Nuclear Future

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/04/08/kenyas-studied-approach-to-a-nuclear-future/

Eisenhower's Atomic Power for Peace III:  CAP and and Power Demonstration Reactors

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/03/20/eisenhowers-atomic-power-for-peace-iii-cap-and-power-demonstration-reactors/

Fukushima Three Years Later

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/03/11/fukushima-three-years-later/

Argentina carries torch for SMR construction

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/02/13/carem-25-carries-torch-for-smr-construction/
 
South Korea: Are the Dark Times Over? 

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/02/06/south-korea-nuclear-power-are-the-dark-times-over/

Eisenhower's Atomic Power for Peace II

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/01/09/eisenhowers-atomic-power-for-peace-the-civilian-application-program-ii/

Eisenhower's Atomic Power for Peace I

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/12/19/atomic-power-for-peace-the-civilian-application-program-and-power-demonstration-reactor/

Past, Present and Promise III: Return to NS Savannah

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/12/05/past-present-and-promise-3-return-to-the-n-s-savannah/

Past, Present and Promise II: The NS Savannah Then and Now

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/11/14/past-present-and-promise-2-the-n-s-savannah-then/

Small Modular Reactors at ANS 2013 Winter Meeting

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/11/12/small-modular-reactors-2013-answinter-meeting/

Past, Present and Promise I

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/11/08/past-present-and-promise/

Decommissioning of Private Assets is Public Matter in Japan; TEPCO Forges Ahead

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/09/26/decommissioning-of-private-assets-is-public-matter-in-japan-tepco-forges-ahead/

Fukushima Daiichi: Bolted Tanks, Blast from NRA

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/08/23/fukushima-daiichi-bolted-tanks-blast-from-nra/

Fukushima Daiichi: Current Hurdles, Options, and Expectations

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/08/15/fukushima-daiichi-hurdles-and-future-expectations/

TEPCO Faces New Setbacks at Fukushima Daiichi

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/07/25/tepco-faces-new-setbacks-at-fukushima-daiichi/

SMRs Get Further Push with Western Initiative for Nuclear

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/07/11/smrs-get-further-push-with-western-initiative-for-nuclear/

Supply Chain and Procurement Issues- ANS Annual Meeting 2013

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/06/19/supply-chain-and-procurement-issues-ans-annual-meeting-2013/

ANS Annual Meeting - New Nuclear Build Risks

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/06/18/ans-annual-meeting-new-nuclear-build-risks/

SONGS to Retire, Decommission

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/06/07/songsretiredecommission/

Japan's NRA determines Tsuruga Nuclear Plant built over Active Fault

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/05/23/japans-nra-determines-tsuruga-nuclear-plant-built-over-active-fault/

Kewaunee: What does the future hold? (This piece is actually much more widely about the decommissioning process and the history of that process in the United States.)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/05/09/kewaunee-what-does-the-future-hold/

The Hook-Ons (Nuclear Plants added to existing power plants through history)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/04/18/the-hook-ons/

Inherent and Engineered Safety: Did Weinberg predict today's reactors a quarter century ago?

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/03/28/19416/

San Onofre debate now more public - and more technical

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/03/15/san-onofre-debate-now-more-public-and-more-technical/

Fukushima Two Years Later. (Large rundown of experiences, knowledge gained about the accident, its progression, and possible prevention.)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/03/07/fukushima-two-years-later/

Preparing to Restart: Tsunami safety measures at Japanese nuclear power stations

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/02/28/preparing-to-restart-tsunami-safety-measures-at-japanese-nuclear-power-stations/

Responding to System Demand. (Commercial nuclear power plants and load following capabilities.)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/02/14/responding-to-system-demand/

News Wrap - includes Crystal River closure, closing out the reactor vessel issue with Doel and Tihange, and FEIS for Fermi Unit 3.

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/02/08/news-wrap-up-february-8-2013/

Nuclear Artifacts

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/01/31/nuclear-artifacts/

The Atlantic Generating Station

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2013/01/03/the-atlantic-generating-station/

A Weekend of Nuclear History

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/12/02/a-weekend-of-nuclear-history/

Clinch River Site will once again lead nuclear development (A look back at the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project, after announcement of the B&W SMR project to be sited at the same location)

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/11/29/clinch-river-site-will-once-again-lead-nuclear-development/

SMR designs once again a focus at ANS 2012 Winter Meeting

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/11/14/smr-designs-once-again-a-focus-at-ans-winter-meeting-2012/

 
ANS 2012 Winter Meeting - Fukushima Topical Sessions

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/11/13/ans-2012-winter-meeting-fukushima-topical-sessions-monday/

Spent Fuel Pool at Oyster Creek

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/10/29/spent-fuel-pool-at-oyster-creek/

The MTR - Gone now, but not forgotten

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/10/25/mtr-gone-now-but-not-forgotten/

ANS Annual Meeting - Dresden Station Technical Tour

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/08/29/dresden-technical-tour/

Doel 3 in Belgium Reports Possible Pressure Vessel Flaw

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/08/15/doel-3-rpv/

Spent Fuel at Fukushima Daiichi Safer Than Asserted

http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/05/16/spent-fuel-at-fukushima-not-dangerous/

 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Will Davis, do you have more information/diagrams on the Pathfinder plant in Sioux Falls, SD? I am writing a paper on the plant for my advanced physical chemistry class (also my grandfather worked at the plant in the 60's)

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