For the first time in several months, I gathered a group of nuclear energy experts to chat about recent events and announcements in nuclear energy. Participants in this episode include:
Meredith Angwin who blogs at Yes Vermont Yankee and Northwest Clean Energy
Steve Aplin who blogs at Canadian Energy Issues
Les Corrice who blogs at Hiroshima Syndrome. Les keeps the world up to date on Fukushima cleanup and recovery operations and provides perceptive commentary about the politics of the situation.
Dan Yurman who blogs at Neutron Bytes
We discussed the proceedings of the South Australia Royal Commission on nuclear energy, the emergence of two different groups who are seriously interested in storing US origin used nuclear fuel, the ability of citizens to change laws written by man, the growing realization among many nuclear supporters that the EPR may be a white elephant, the growing interest in Saudi Arabia in smaller reactors, the apparent success of the nuclear construction projects underway in the UAE, the interest at the US DOE and US NRC in advanced non-light water reactor technology developments, petitions at the NRC to move away from regulations based on the “no safe dose” model and a renewed political effort in Kentucky to overcome that state’s virtual nuclear moratorium.
I hope you enjoy the show. We know we had a good time talking with each other and promise to try to do again soon.