HTR 2008 included a press conference with Regis Matzie, Linden Blue and John Grossenbacher. Rod Adams provides additional commentary.
On September 29, 2008 the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosted the 4th International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology. Following the plenary session, there was a press conference attended by a grand total of three members of the press plus some additional interested meeting attendees.
Though the press was lightly represented, there were three high level leaders in the high temperature gas reactor field ready and willing to answer questions. Regis Matzie is a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Westinghouse Electric Company and also served as the co-chairman of the HTR 2008 conference. Linden Blue is the vice chairman of General Atomics, and John Grossenbacher is the Director of the Idaho National Laboratory, the leading federal integrator for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project.
I had the opportunity to ask some probing questions and to listen to others in the press ask additional questions about markets, licensing challenges and building plans. Please let me know what you think about the format and the content of this episode of The Atomic Show since it is a bit different from most of the rest.
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