RNE09: Science and Free Speech and Science Victory! Sam Belcher and Donald Moul (First Energy) Guest!

RNE09: Science and Free Speech Victory! Sam Belcher and Donald Moul (First Energy) Guest!

There’s been a ton of news since our last episode! We picked out three that had a lot to unpack, so hopefully you will enjoy an extended news segment! The first item we discuss is the new MOU signed between the Ukraine and Holtec to build multiple SMR-160’s in the Ukraine by 2026. We also discuss Mark Z. Jacobson’s decision to drop the lawsuit against PNAS and Christopher Clack, and speculate some of the reasons he may have dropped the case. Lastly, we tackle a new Greenpeace study from Fukushima that will surely make its rounds in the anti-nuclear community, and discuss some questionable findings from this study. For our guest this week, we are lucky enough to be joined by two senior level board members from First Energy, Owner of the Davis-Bessie and Perry nuclear power plants, to discuss the future of nuclear in Ohio!

Holtec News:

WNN article:


Holtec SMR website:


PNAS Lawsuit dropped:

San Diego Tribune article:


The study that sparked it all:



Greenpeace “Study”:


Greenpeace Press Release:


EPA Radiation Data:



Music (In Order of Appearance)

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