Shane and Rod talk about some announcements related to new nuclear power plant construction in the US, South Korea, and Bulgaria.
We also move off topic on occasion and touch on the following subjects:
- The Dupic process of recycling nuclear fuel from a pressurized water reactor into a CANDU reactor
- Recycling fruit waste into rabbit food and back to fruit tree fertilizer
- Safety improvements at currently operated RBMK reactors
- Peter Beattie’s comments about coal versus uranium
- Mining uranium from coal
- Transporting coal from Australia to China
- Starving polar bears
- NRC fees for nuclear plant licenses
- Professionalism of the NRC
- Enriched silicon for microprocessor production
- Iran’s enrichment program
Hope you enjoy. Please let us know how you like the show. We are especially interested in comments about audio quality – so far no complaints, but that is not always grounds for celebration.
PS – Apparently good nukes sometimes think alike. This morning I was listening to my friend John Wheeler’s This Week in Nuclear podcast number 13 and heard him telling almost the same story that Shane told about the site chosen by Duke Power and the Southern Company for their new nuclear power station. Guess I need to go rent the Abyss.