On Sunday, March 21, 2010, US NRC Commissioner Dale Klein chatted for about an hour with John Wheeler, This Week in Nuclear, Margaret Harding, The Energy Collective, Meredith Angwin, Yes Vermont Yankee, Dan Yurman, Idaho Samizdat and Rod Adams, Atomic Insights.
He talked about his experiences on the Commission, the challenges that his successors will face, the importance of communication between the NRC and the entities that it serves, the value of communications from nuclear power plant employees in helping people to understand the technology, and the enduring importance of reliable baseload power generation. We also talked about the challenges of licensing small nuclear reactor designs, the cooperation between the NRC and the growing number of countries that are developing serious interest in building new nuclear power plants and the outstanding example of the way that the United Arab Emirates is going about developing a licensing and regulatory regime.
I think you will be informed and entertained by having a listen to The Atomic Show #151. Please let me know what you think either here or on the Atomic Show blog. It might also be worthwhile to visit some of the other interviewers to let them know what you think of their efforts to build atomic knowledge.