Radiotherapy is a very effective way to destroy cancerous cells and to shrink tumors. About half of patients with tumors in the gastrointestinal cavity which includes the liver, pancreas, colon, prostate, etc. are given radiotherapy treatments. This has increased the cancer survival rates in recent years.
I have spent a lot of time cataloguing the problems with nuclear power in this blog. Along the way, I have discussed incompetence and the ignoring of regulation by nuclear power plant operators. I have written about failure of nuclear regulatory agencies both in the U.S. and abroad.
Air Force One is well known as the plane that carries the U.S. President. Much less publicized is the U.S. Air Force E-4B, intended to carry the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other federal officials in case of a nuclear attack.
The nuclear triad is a term that refers to the three different nuclear weapons delivery systems that protect the U.S. They are the strategic bombers, the nuclear submarines and the intercontinental ballistic missiles stationed in the Midwest. The first two are well maintained and highly respected postings. The third is deteriorating and the morale is low.
This blog is usually about nuclear fission because there have been nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons for decades. I sometimes write about nuclear fusion because it would be a better way to generate electricity if it can be perfected. Here is another piece of the puzzle.
In addition to this blog on nuclear issues, I also write a weekly blog on the space industry at www.spacereport.com. Occasionally, I write posts that are relevant to both blogs such as today’s post on nuclear thermal propulsion.