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Blayais Nuclear Power Plant[edit]

Hi, Theanphibian. There is a stub about the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant. Maybe you are interested to expand it. Beagel (talk) 05:14, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Cruas-3.jpg[edit]

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Unusually large numbers[edit]

The last row in the table you added to Coal power in China has some numbers that look unusually large. It looks like you copied kiloton figures from the source, but the rest of the table in the Wikipedia article is in megatons. --Teratornis (talk) 22:01, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

You are correct and this was just me not keeping up with the numbers well. Thank you for your correction, it is fantastic to know that people are watching some of my highest priority articles. -Theanphibian (talkcontribs) 14:52, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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AfD nomination of International Sustainable Energy Agency[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing, International Sustainable Energy Agency, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/International Sustainable Energy Agency. Thank you.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Beagel (talk) 10:37, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Nuclear power stations with mothballed reactors[edit]

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Category:Nuclear power stations with mothballed reactors, which you created, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 17:01, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Nuke templates[edit]

Hi, Theanphibian. There is something wrong with Template:China nuke plant map and Template:Russia nuke plant map. Beagel (talk) 07:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Power station infoboxes[edit]

There is a discussion about the new power station infobox which will combine all different type of stations' infoboxes, including nuclear power station infobox you created. Your input is appreciated. Beagel (talk) 08:06, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:Aomori Shimokita-gun.png[edit]

Thank you for uploading File:Aomori Shimokita-gun.png. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the file. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their license and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:47, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Fukushima Plots[edit]

Yeah, the PDFs that TEPCO puts up gives my PDF readers big problems. I ran them through Google's translation tool and then stripped the Japanese source back out of it. Then I ran it through a Mathematica parser to make the plots. I did try an SVG version, but Mathematica's exporter made a hash of it; PNG seems ok tho.

One thing I think might be interesting to do next is to look for more radiation monitors in outlying regions. I wandered around at the link you posted and ended up at [1], which seems quite useful but only has Kanagawa. There are probably equivalents for other prefectures? -- Xerxes (talk) 23:51, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, actually, this plot-maker kind of makes all the effort we've been going through seem pointless: [2]. I guess it's nice to have English versions for people to look at. -- Xerxes (talk) 00:04, 17 March 2011 (UTC)


After Fukushima I wanted to help and raise awareness what this technology does and what can be done to prevent another Chernobyl or Fukushima anywhere in the world. Maybe you can have a look at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2011 March 18, where I created an entry for E.ON Kernkraft GmbH. NuclearEnergy (talk) 16:54, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant - Toshiba or Hitachi?[edit]

Hi there,

Here you wrote that Toshiba manufactured the reactors of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant. Where did you get that from? The source I found states that the reactors were built by Hitachi. While we're at it, could you explain what T/G stands for? Devon1980 (talk) 17:29, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hi, I noticed you created {{Location map Spain}}. Would you create a similar one for the Pas-de-Calais Department for me please? I've had a go myself but just keep getting error messages on preview. Extent of the map would be about 51.2 top, 49.8 bottom, 1.2 left and 3.5 right (I think), not sure where the centre would be but approx 50.5, 2.4 should do it. Mjroots (talk) 16:53, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I did raise this at WP:GL/M#French Departments. The map I had in mind was File:Pas-de-Calais department location map.jpg, but apparently that needs to be converted to .svg format. What I'm looking for is something similar to {{Location map France Côtes-d'Armor}}. These maps could probaly be improved by the addition of major roads, railways and town such as on {{Location map United Kingdom Kent}}, but that is another matter. Mjroots (talk) 07:52, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I've got inkscape installed but I don't understand it and can't get on with it. sad Mjroots (talk) 16:06, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

The "What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar[edit]

"What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For providing the pronunciation of "Fukushima Daiichi" - instead of just complaining about the problem of mispronunciation, as most people would, you did something about it. Great stuff.  Chzz  ►  17:47, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Fukushima daini[edit]

When it's really that trivial to make it... could you also add Fukushima daini for consistency? Tnx! L.tak (talk) 18:14, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Fukushima Daini and Onagawa check. -Theanphibian (talkcontribs) 18:59, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Coal power[edit]

See my proposal to delete deleting Category:Coal power in the United States, Category:Coal power by country and Category:Coal power Hugo999 (talk) 10:59, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Request for attention - Christopher Busby[edit]

Hi. I noticed your interest in nuclear engineering. Perhaps you can help me with the above BLP. See [3]. Even referring this to another, more appropriate, editor would be greatly appreciated. Yakushima (talk) 14:49, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your thoughtful comments and kind words on the talk page. I'm replying here because I doubt my response conforms with talk page guidelines.
British libel law complicates the picture. Busby has provided lots of expert-witness testimony (see his CV) and I doubt this was entirely pro bono work. I can see how explosion of litigation on these issues works for him -- including the whole new frontier of lawsuits against the media. (Wikipedia could, I assume, be considered "media"). When Busby provides such testimony, however, I assume it is crafted under the advice of lawyers who make sure he doesn't say anything that could get him sued.
Busby himself may feel somewhat victimized by the legal situation epitomized by the Simon Singh case. The CERRIE minority report (of which Busby was co-author) was apparently excluded from the final report because legal advice indicated a possibility of violating British libel law. This was characterized as a "gag order" in some reports, even though LLRC itself says on its website that the CERRIE committee voted to exclude the minority report, on the advice of government lawyers:
Lawyers at Defra, the environment ministry, have sent letters to all 12 members of the committee warning them that they could be sued for defamation if they include Bramhall and Busby's minority report. [4]
Still, if you theorize that LNT is wildly inadequate for radiation safeguard policy, aren't there ways of saying it that don't (necessarily) reflect poorly on the character of your opponents in scientific debate? Rather than say that somebody's "suppressing" information, you can assert instead that they gave undue weight to other information, or need to review information they might have overlooked.
I haven't read the CERRIE minority report (you have to buy it from LLRC, it's not even available on Amazon). But I can only conclude that it accused regulators of withholding information that, if made public, would shut down all reactors in the UK. LLRC says as much on its own website:
The authors of the Minority Report believe that the suppression of material which has occupied much of the three year CERRIE process was motivated by fears that, if it were published in an official report, it could precipitate legal challenges to the emissions authorisations without which nuclear reactors cannot function. This could have a significant impact on the future potential for nuclear power.[5]
"Suppression." This is hardly different from saying the committee caved under pressure from the nuclear industry and its presumed-captive regulators. "Occupied much of the three year CERRIE process": this is tantamount to saying, "the Final Report was gutted -- we've got the real report right here for you -- quite a scoop, and you can buy it from us!" Well, what if I want to get it from a library instead of LLRC? Ah, WorldCat is telling me the UK (of all places) doesn't carry it in any of its libraries. [6] Richard Wakeford said Busby's work is frustratingly inaccessible, and it looks like he might have a point. Yakushima (talk) 04:34, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Documentaries about coal in the United States[edit]

Category:Documentaries about coal in the United States, which you created, has been nominated for discussion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:52, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Nuclear power/nuclear energy[edit]

There is a discussion about usage of nuclear power v nuclear energy. As an experienced editor in this field you are welcome to take a part of this discussion. Beagel (talk) 15:49, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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Request for help concerning energy...[edit]


I noticed you listed yourself as a participant of the Energy WikiProject.

There are 2 new outlines in this area that attempt to consolidate Wikipedia's coverage of their respective subjects, gathering and organizing the articles about them into one place and including descriptions for convenience. The purposes of these outlines are to make it easier for readers to survey or review a whole subject, and to choose from Wikipedia's many articles about it.

The new energy outlines are:

Please take a look at them, and....

if you spot missing topics, add them in.
if you can, improve the descriptions.
add missing descriptions.
show parent-offspring relationships (with indents).
fix errors.

For more information about the format and functions of outlines, see Wikipedia:Outlines.

Building outlines of existing material (such as Wikipedia) is called "reverse outlining". Reverse outlines are useful as a revision tool, for identifying gaps in coverage and for spotting poor structuring.

Revising a work with multiple articles (such as Wikipedia) is a little different than revising a paper. But the general principles are the same...

As you develop these outlines, you may notice things about the articles they organize. Like what topics are not adequately covered, better ways to structure and present the material, awkward titles, articles that need splitting, article sections lacking {{Main}} links, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me on my talk page or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Outlines.

Thank you. Sincerely, The Transhumanist 00:57, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: see also Outline of energy

The outline articles seem to be generally list oriented. I have had trouble with this sort of thing myself, since any new list creates overhead that goes along with other edits. The solar article is labeled orphan, although I don't think that's very meaningful, since having in-links isn't really the point. If I was going to make one recommendation, it would be that the specific power plants would be better spun off. -Theanphibian (talkcontribs) 13:38, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Intermittent energy source[edit]

Hi, Theanphibian. You participated in the discussion about the intermittent energy source and therefore I inform you that there is a discussion about merging Intermittent energy source and Variable Renewable Energy articles. Your opinion is appreciated. Beagel (talk) 14:26, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Template talk:WikiProject Energy[edit]

Please take a look at proposed image change. Delphi234 (talk) 07:03, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Japan nuke plant maps[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Location map TEMP-Japan, Template:Japan nuke plant map and Template:Japan nuke plant map3 have been nominated for deletion and Template:Japan nuke plant map2 has been nominated for renaming. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the templates' entry on the Templates for discussion page. DH85868993 (talk) 08:11, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Nuclear power by country[edit]

Category:Nuclear power by country has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Beagel (talk) 07:31, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:21, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Infobox power station[edit]

Hi, Theanphibian. You have been one of contributors to the {{Infobox power station}} or its preceding templates. Therefore I notify you that there is a discussion about changes to the power station infobox template. Your contribution is appreciated. Beagel (talk) 18:22, 13 February 2014 (UTC)