John Wheeler, the host of This Week in Nuclear and I got together for a chat about a variety of nuclear topics. We talked about John’s recent trip to the western end of Puerto Rico, where he surfed near the dome of an experimental reactor called BONUS (Boiling Water Superheated). We talked about the effects on Lithuania of shutting down the Ignalina Nuclear Plant, the focused effort of South Korea to turn itself into a nuclear power plant supplier, and the value that USS Vinson is bringing to the humanitarian mission of rescuing as many Haitians as possible.
With 400,000 gallons per day of nuclear powered fresh water making capacity, plus nuclear powered air traffic control systems, plus nuclear powered lights in the hospital rooms, and nuclear powered refrigerated food storage, USS Vinson is showing just how valuable fuel independence can be in a place where there are plenty of other demands on the infrastructure.
You can find the show at The Atomic Show #147 – Ignalina, South Korea, Puerto Rico and other nuclear topics.