The Atomic Show #001
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
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Great start! I hope you and the guy from “This Week in Nuclear” can kind of have a constructive rivalry and yet cooperation among you. You both have great shows and hopefully you can collaborate and compete to make each other and yourselves better. I certainly think there’s room for both your shows, as there is a dearth of information elsewhere, you both have slightly different focus, and you each bring different perspectives and expertise to the table.
Again, great show. If I were to offer any advice it would be to worry less about FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) spreaders and discuss more on how to engage and defeat them (especially the ones who always bring up Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, yet only know the myths about these accidents).
Also, as a current government employee, a leader actually, I see my role as bringing about the change I want to see in making the government better. It kind of chaffes me to hear people gripe about the government (or in my case X agency, my little corner of the world), when as a leader *I* am the government and it’s up to me to make it happen. Sorry to get on the soap box here, but keep the faith, keep your chin up and press on!
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