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Friday, November 23, 2012

Farewell to a great blog: Idaho Samizdat

End of the line

After five years it is time to close up shop

Typewriter keys for an
Underwood Universal #5
This blog has ceased publication and the contents, all 1,600 blog posts, will remain available in archive status. I appreciate all the support from readers over the past five years.

The purpose of this blog was to have a “voice” in the dialog about nuclear energy, the global nuclear renaissance, and to be able to shape public views. This blog did not merely report the news.

It attempted to answer the "so what" question when it comes to nuclear energy developments.

I think it achieved those objectives.  I had a good run. Five years is a long time in the blogsphere.

This blog is called 'Idaho Samizdat" because I spent 20 years working at the Idaho National Laboratory and have the dust from the volcanic cinders of the Arco desert in my shoes.

The Idaho lab is the home of the birth of the nation's commercial nuclear power industry. The "samizdat" part came from the fact it is a Russian word that means "self-published," which is a great name for a blog.

The blog came to be named "Idaho Samizdat" to distinguish its online presence both for its geographic birthplace and its heritage as a source of "unofficial" information. This blog did not speak for any vendor, agency, or organization.

Publication began in January 2007. The blog was in continuous publication since then. For the month of April 2012, this blog had over 14,000 visitors and over 45,000 page views according to Google Analytics. About 63 percent of those visitors came from the U.S., and the rest came from 70 other countries.

Comments are turned off. I can be reached via email ~  djysrv [at] gmail [dot] com

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