Atomic Show #157 – Lisa Stiles interview with Joe Colvin, President of the American Nuclear Society

On June 15, 2010 during the American Nuclear Society annual meeting, Lisa Stiles interviewed Joe Colvin, the new President of the American Nuclear Society. Joe talked about the opportunities and challenges facing the ANS and discussed his priorities for the upcoming year. Look for some technological improvements, new opportunities for the ANS to provide independent […]

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Atomic Show #156 – ANS Annual Meeting, Platts SMR, NRC’s shrinking budget

Lisa Stiles and Rod Adams met for a chat about recent nuclear industry meetings including the American Nuclear Society annual meeting that Lisa attended in San Diego in early June and the Platts – DOE Small Modular Reactor meetings that Rod attended in Washington, DC in late June. After signing off with Lisa, Rod asked […]

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The Atomic Show #152 – Dr A David Rossin Discusses Carter’s Anti-Nuclear Campaign Promises

Dr. A. David Rossin is a former President of the American Nuclear Society, an Engineering Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a career nuclear engineer. He has deep experience in private industry, with the national laboratories and in energy policy as a former Assistant Secretary of Energy. We spoke on […]

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The Atomic Show #151 – Dr Dale Klein, Commissioner, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dr. Dale Klein is departing the US NRC after having served for nearly 4 years. Before his departure, his Chief of Staff made contact with bloggers who are working to share information about nuclear energy and offered the opportunity for an interview. We took up the offer. In this episode, you will hear questions from […]

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The Atomic Show #150 – Presidential Announcement of Loan Guarantees, Small Reactors

On Sunday, February 21, I gathered a group of well experienced nuclear professionals to talk about the impact of President Obama’s February 16, 2010 speech announcing loan guarantees for Southern Company to build two additional units at its Vogtle Nuclear Station. Margaret Harding, Kelly Taylor, John Wheeler from This Week in Nuclear, Dan Yurman from […]

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The Atomic Show #149 – Pro-Nuclear Bloggers Reaction to SOTU

During the 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama took the handcuffs off of the nuclear industry revival when he said: But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. […]

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Atomic Show #149 – Pro Nuclear Bloggers Reaction to SOTU Address

During the 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama took the handcuffs off of the nuclear industry revival when he said: But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. […]

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The Atomic Show #146 – South Korean Nuclear Technology Development

The United Arab Emirates has recently selected a consortium that includes Korea Electric Power Corp., Westinghouse Electric, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Samsung C&T Corp and Doosan Heavy Industries to supply it with 5.6 gigawatts of electrical power capacity. The order includes four APR-1400 nuclear reactor power plants and all associated secondary equipment. I made contact […]

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The Atomic Show #144 – Lisa Stiles, Margaret Harding, John Wheeler, Dan Yurman – ANS Winter MTG

On November 22, 2009, flush with good feelings about the recent American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting, I invited four others who attended the meeting to get together for a conference call to talk about what we heard and learned. The show is a bit longer than average, but it is worth every minute! Lisa […]

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The Atomic Show #143 – Thorium Energy Conference Described by John Kutsch

John Kutsch is one of the key organizers for the Thorium Energy Alliance and is heading up preparations for the organization’s first face to face meeting in Washington on October 19 and 20. During our conversation we talked about the technology opportunity that brings the group together. They have a vision for a world with […]

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Atomic Show #139 – Dan Yurman, Charles Barton, Rod Adams discuss recent atomic envents

It has been more than a month since the last show. Many apologies. Dan Yurman and Charles Barton agreed to help me get back into the rhythm by chatting for a while about current atomic events. We discussed a recent Moody’s special report on companies considering new nuclear power plants – not very positive, TVA […]

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The Atomic Show #138 – Jaco Kriek, CEO PBMR Pty LTD

Jaco Kriek has been the CEO of PBMR Pty LTD of South Africa for five years. On July 7, 2009 he spoke with me for nearly an hour about a wide range of topics. The topics we discussed included the following: History of PBMR as a stand alone company Change in technical direction Customer focused […]

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