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Leon Neihouse 24 Oak Grove Avenue Bath, Maine 04530
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A. Birth: Born as the tenth and final child to a farm family in Prairie View, Arkansas.
B. Education:
1. Physics - BA from University of Dallas followed by two semesters of graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison under a National Science Foundation Fellowship
2. Business - MBA from University of Southern Maine with support courses at the University of California at Berkeley, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
C. U.S. Navy - 7 years:
1. Training - Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island; Nuclear Power School in Bainbridge, Maryland; Nuclear Power Prototype in West Milton, New York; Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut
2. USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641)- New construction in Newport News, Virginia, three deterrent patrols operating out of Charleston, South Carolina, qualified in Submarines and as Chief Engineer
3. Staff at Nuclear Power School in Mare Island, California - Director of Reactor Plant Technology Division, taught Westinghouse's Pressurized Water Reactor to enlisted students
D. Commercial nuclear power - 7 years:
1. Three years with Tennessee Valley Authority - Reactor Engineer on a General Electric Boiling Water Reactor at Brown's Ferry in Athens, Alabama
2. Four years with Combustion Engineering working at Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant in Wiscasset and Arkansas Nuclear One Unit Two in Russellville
E. Shipbuilding - over 30 years:
1. Employed by John J. McMullen & Associates, later purchased by Alion Science & Technology, serving as contractor to the U.S. Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding responsible for monitoring ships being built at Bath Iron Works
2. Project Manager supporting the U.S. Navy in their FFG (frigate), CG (cruiser), and DDG (destroyer) shipbuilding programs
F. Extracurricular:
1. Began in 1990 to promote the volume production in shipyards of modular floating nuclear power plants.
2. A Principal in American Modular Power Systems, an unsuccessful business that attempted to set up an independent power producing network that would build, own, operate, and maintain barge mounted gas turbine power plants.
3. Developed a method to store spent nuclear fuel on an interim basis using distance as a Fail Safe barrier so as to better protect the health and safety of the general public from the effects of unexpected or improbable events.
4. Organizational Memberships: United States Submarine Veterans, American Society of Naval Engineers, MENSA, and AARP.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
MAD to MASS Proposes that nuclear power, equatorial power, and ocean power by used as equal legs in a tripod defense of Mutual Assured Survival Systems to join with other regenerative sources in a manner that will combat the growing problem of global climate change.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Hall of Shame Introduces a unique solution to the persistent problem of corporate greed by publicizing a Hall of Shame in which executives with bloated incomes would be listed for public inspection and comment.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Cities of The Phoenix Describes three franchise business networks aligned to provide financial support to a nonprofit network organized to build cities that shield orphans, the poor, and the homeless from the effects of poverty.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2009
Power without Borders Discusses several universally available regenerative energy options with the ability to solve all the world's energy problems for all time.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2009
In My Backyard Introduces an alternate method for high level radioactive waste disposal
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Maine Path to Sustainable Living Introduces a community housing development initiative, self sufficient with respect to food and energy, that originates in Maine
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 5, 2008
A New Perspective on Sustainable Living Introduces a truncated, terraced, tetrahedron shaped housing development that is self sufficient with respect to food and energy.