Why Do This Project?


The Internet potentially offers fantastic opportunities for learning. When I originally setup this website, there was little available on nuclear power.  Also it is obvious that only very few people will ever have the opportunity to visit a nuclear power plant, training center, or simulator. In my travels, I have been fortunate to be able to take pictures at many of the nuclear plants that I have visited or worked at. 
 
Nuclear power plants have operated safely throughout the world for over 50 years, including some individual plants that have operated for over 35 years. Undoubtedly, missteps have occurred, e.g Windscale, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl. On the other hand, there are thousands of people throughout the world who are selflessly dedicated to ensuring that the recurrence of such events is extremely low.
 
I believe the time has come for individuals to step forward and fill the gap in the education and training materials available on the Internet.

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