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Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

May 30, 2018

Episode Content:

  • Bill's introduction to the nuclear industry through a co-op program at Drexel University.  

  • The importance of the design of a power plant and the logistics of its constructibility.  

  • The Nuclear Quality Assurance Requirements and the emergence of larger plants.  

  • Mitigating concerns,...

May 23, 2018

  • Jim's start as an extraterrestrial scientist and coordinator of shuttle activities.  

  • Transition to nuclear waste as he moved to PNNL as a geology pair with his wife, Judith.  

  • 3 styles of decision making in science policy: ignore science, make it the basis of the decision, retroactively justify the decision with...

May 16, 2018

  • Amy's work at the NRC's atomic safety licensing board on waste and interim storage.  

  • An overview of nuclear liability and explanation of the Price-Anderson act.  

  • Deploying technology abroad, the nuclear export control regime, 10CFR- Part 810, general & specific authorizations, 123 agreements, political...

May 9, 2018

Episode Content:

  • Josh's journey from American political history to Nuclear advocacy

  • Storytelling as a tool to motivate action

  • Third Way's focus areas, clean energy policies, and how they found advanced nuclear

  • How climate change and natural gas changed the perception and rules of energy

  • Identifying key...

May 2, 2018

Episode Content:

  • Rita's start in Materials Engineering at MIT, her transition into the space research world

  • Her work at Westinghouse in their fuel fabrication facility

  • Scouting "Game Changing" technologies across robotics, advanced reactors, advanced chemical engineering, advanced manufacturing, digital...