In this episode, Rod Adams and Shane Brown introduce themselves and their show concept. As a couple of self-proclaimed atomic geeks, they care deeply about sharing their knowledge with each other and the world of interested people.
Shane is a computer programmer who earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering.
Rod is a US Naval officer with a BS in English and an MS in Systems Technology. During his first twelve years of service, he studied nuclear power plant operations and served as an engineering officer on two submarines. Rod has been writing about nuclear topics on the web for more than ten years at Atomic Insights and began blogging about the topic in the summer of 2005 at Atomic Insights Blog.
During this episode Shane and I discuss an number of topics, including:
- Dismay at the negative public perception of nuclear energy
- The difference in public awareness about Three Mile Island and Chernobyl and a number of natural gas accidents that had significant public health impact.
- Gazprom’s expressed interest in nuclear investments
- LNG and nuclear power in close proximity
- Economics of LNG