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Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

Sep 27, 2018

In this episode we discuss...

  • Margaret’s background in nuclear engineering and her personal journey in the nuclear industry
  • Margaret’s work with boiling water reactors at GE
  • The processes within phase changes in nuclear reactors
  • The physics of bubbles in boiling water reactors and how it allows greater fuel production, lower enrichment, and reduced cost
  • Tritium and the fears associated with it
  • International considerations surrounding fuel and a history of the global nuclear sector
  • How nuclear designs vary across the world - especially in the US, Europe, and Korea
  • The benefits of government involvement in nuclear
  • US regulations including the IAEA’s three phases necessary to build a nuclear power plant
  • The pitfalls of natural gas and other renewables and how they impede the nuclear industry
  • Nuclear’s environmental benefits surrounding climate change and why it’s important that the US work to set a precedent for the entire world