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The Gold Standard and ALARA

Discussion of the current nuclear regulatory regime and possible aternatives should take place on this thread. Examples of counter-productive rules or practices are solicited.

Nuclear for synfuel and other non-power markets

Discourse on using nuclear heat in markets where direct electrification is infeasible or uneconomic should be directed to this thread.

Electricity poverty and social development

This thread will focus on the role of electricity in economic development, the magnitude of the problem, the disparity in availability, and its implications. Concrete examples are solicited.

Pollution, radiation, and CO2 emissions

Comments relating to the health impacts of fossil fuel pollution, radiation hazard, and global warming should be posted to this thread. This includes discussion of LNT and alternatives.

Power generation technology and economics

This thread will host a technical discussion on nuclear technology and economics, including alternatives to light water reactors.

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