Dan Meneley

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (1963) - Imperial College, University of London, England
Reactor Physics specialty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

DIC (1960) - Imperial College, University of London, England
Nuclear Engineering diploma

B.E. (1958) - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Civil Engineering (with Great Distinction)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

International Nuclear Energy Academy (Chairman 1998-2000) - 1996 to present
Canadian Nuclear Society- 1978 to Present, President 2006-07
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario- 1973 to Present
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society- 1967 to Present
American Nuclear Society- 1965 to Present

EMPLOYMENT

Currently Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Acting Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science


CANDU Owners’ Group
Director, CANTEACH program - January 2002 to January 2007

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Chief Engineer - February 1995 to October 1999
Representative, Shanghai Office- September 1997 to October 1999
Senior Advisor, Marketing and Sales - October 1999 to October 2001
Engineer Emeritus - October 2001 to Present

The ocean is the ULTIMATE closing argument against the naysayers who claim that we'll soon run out of uranium. The fact that with the IFR we can live essentially forever (God Willing) without this source is really unimportant.

If the Japanese are concerned about pumping power to move seawater past their adsorbers, a fast reactor does that free gratis -- at least twice as much dissolved uranium passes through the CCW in a year as is required to keep the plant running. Screens can be placed downstream, and that is the end of the problem of energy supply to the world -- forever, Amen.

Even if the recovered uranium were priced at half the price of gold, this would not change the price of electricity even by one cent per kwh if fast reactors are used. As a wrap-up, the earth's rivers continuously replenish the ocean's uranium - and the ocean bottom does the same by leaching from the rock.

THE MESSAGE IS: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ENERGY SUPPLY IN THE FUTURE. YOU ALREADY HAVE IT.
 
Just in case our descendants do not come up with anything better (and I expect they will) this source is available as backup.